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[13 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Jane Li in South China Morning Post, Sept 13, 2017
Things just got even worse for LeEco, the debt-laden Chinese technology giant once touted as a serious challenger to the likes of Apple, Tesla and Amazon.
In another body blow for its embattled founder, Jia Yueting, China’s highest court has placed two of the company’s subsidiaries on a blacklist of debt defaulters owing money to suppliers.
Inclusion on the list places restrictions on some of the firms’ executives, including a ban on travelling by aeroplane in the mainland.
The blacklisting is …

China, Terrorism, UIGHUR muslims »

[13 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua in Global Times, Sept12, 2017 at 23:26 hrs
China’s armed police on Tuesday completed an anti-terror exercise in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The exercise, held simultaneously in several locations including Aksu, Kashgar, Urumqi and Yili over the past three and half days, included more than 10,000 people, according to a military statement.
The exercise examined the force’s ability to carry out missions in complicated environments such as in deserts, plateaus and mountainous regions, as well as nighttime operations, it said.http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1066111.shtml

China, Headline »

[13 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released a set of regulations on the management of online chat groups on September 7, saying that people who establish such chat groups are responsible for the administration of the group.
The group creators must regulate the behavior of members as well as their posts in accordance with the law, user agreements and platform conventions.
“Whoever creates the group should be responsible, and whoever administers the group should be responsible,” the regulation states.
The new regulations will take effect on October 8.
The new rules sparked wide discussions …

China, Headline »

[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Jun Mai in South China Morning Post, Sept 12, 2017
For weeks, Ren Aijun and his team would keep the radio on or walk along a river when they needed to talk.
Ren and his graft-busting colleagues were in Tianjin to investigate corruption among the municipality’s leaders and did not want to be overheard by local law enforcers.
Their two-month mission three years ago had been well publicised but by the time it was over they had enough information to put the city’s notorious police chief, Wu Changshun, behind bars, according to …

China, Featured, Human Rights »

[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Global Times, Sept 12, 2017
A man in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region was sentenced to two years in prison after illegally teaching people about the Koran in a WeChat group, according to a verdict published on China Judgments Online run by China’s Supreme People’s Court.
Huang Shike was found guilty of illegally using information and the Internet, said the verdict released by the Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture branch court of Higher People’s Court of Xinjiang in March.
Huang, by preaching and teaching the Koran at non-religious venues, disturbed the …

China, Headline, India Pak Ties, PAK-CHINA TIES »

[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Sachin Parashar in the Times of India, Sept 12, 2017
New Delhi: Russia has hailed the Xiamen BRICS Declaration and its naming of Pakistan-based terror groups as a victory for countries concerned about terrorism in South Asia. Despite it being seen as defending Pakistan from US pressure on the issue, Moscow’s position on Islamabad has been quite nuanced. Official sources here confirmed Russia worked actively to convince China to drop its opposition to namechecking the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM).
The naming of these terror groups was seen by …

China, Headline »

[11 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by He Huifeng in South China Morning Post, sept 11, 2017
More than 110 people were detained in a crackdown on an illegal pyramid scheme in China that targeted college students, promising them cash and luxury cars, according to a newspaper report.
About 300 police took part in the raids in Chengdu in Sichuan province, the Chengdu Evening News reported.
More than 70 per cent of the people held were college students, with many from outside the area, the article said.
The members of the pyramid scheme lived together in flats and were …

China, Headline »

[11 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Viola Zhou in South China Morning Post, sept 11, 2017
Enoch, a 22-year-old Christian in southern China, remembers when he could pray in front of a cross.
The church he attends every week, housed in a flat in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, used to have a door plate bearing its name, a cross on the front wall and rows of chairs in the living room.
But in November last year, worshippers decided to remove the door plate and the cross, and replaced the chairs with a couch.
“We are trying to look more …

China, Featured »

[11 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Zhao Yusha in Global Times, Sept 11, 2017
Conflicts triggered by pro-independence posters, which have appeared on “democracy walls” in Hong Kong universities, have disturbed Hong Kong’s stability and go against China’s unification, experts warned.
Clashes sparked by the posters in several Hong Kong universities, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) have continued with pro- and anti-independence students confronting each other as they vied to cover up each other’s posters.
“The situation in Hong Kong is worsening as the separatists are …

Business, China, Headline »

[8 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Lingling Wei in Beijing and Saumya Vaishampayan in Hong Kong
A recent surge in the value of the yuan has blindsided Wall Street and stands to complicate China’s efforts to simultaneously manage a slowdown in growth while deepening its ties to global markets.
The yuan jumped to its strongest level in 16 months this week, bringing its total gain versus the dollar to 7% in 2017, more than recouping all of its decline last year. Last month alone, the yuan soared 2% against the dollar, notching its biggest monthly advance since …