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[17 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

AP report in South China Morning Post, Nov 17, 2017
After five years in prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more.
With the help of friends and a willing driver, Gao escaped his state security captors on August 13 and found shelter in the home of a stranger who made him pork dumplings – the first real meal he had eaten in years.
Gao’s freedom was short-lived, however. Less than three weeks later, the police tracked him to the city of …

Bangladesh, China, Rohingyas »

[17 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

report on bdnews24.com, Nov 17,2017
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Myanmar and Bangladesh this weekend, his ministry said on Thursday, amid a crisis over Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims.
More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a military counter-insurgency clearance operation in Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
A top UN official has described the military’s actions as a textbook case of “ethnic cleansing”. Myanmar rejects accusations of rights abuses.
China has expressed support for what it calls the Myanmar government’s efforts to protect stability.
Foreign Ministry spokesman …

China, Featured »

[16 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Stephen Chen in the South China Morning Post, Nov 16, 2017
China is building the world’s fastest wind tunnel to simulate hypersonic flight at speeds of up to 12 kilometres per second.
A hypersonic vehicle flying at this speed from China could reach the west coast of the United States in less than 14 minutes.
Zhao Wei, a senior scientist working on the project, said researchers aimed to have the facility up and running by around 2020 to meet the pressing demand of China’s hypersonic weapon development programme.
“It will boost …

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[15 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in South China Morning Post, Nov15, 2017
The authorities in China’s far western region of Xinjiang have detained up to 30 relatives of an exiled ethnic Uygur leader, Rebiya Kadeer, the rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
Xinjiang, where hundreds have died in recent years in violence between majority Han Chinese and ethnic Uygurs who call Xinjiang home, is under tight security and independent reporting there is difficult.
Uygurs are a mostly Muslim people who speak a Turkic language.
A Xinjiang government news department official declined to comment, saying she was …

China, Headline »

[15 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

PTI report in The Times of India on line Nov 15, 2017
BEIJING: Hundreds of Christians in an impoverished county in rural China have swapped posters of Jesus Christ for portraits of President Xi Jinping as part of a local government poverty-relief programme, a media report said.
The Yugan county in Jiangxi province has a large Christian community and about 10 per cent of its population is Christian. More than 11 per cent of its one million residents live below the country’s official poverty line.
As the local government redoubles its efforts to …

Bangladesh, China, Headline »

[15 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Reaz Ahmad and Rejaul Karim Byron in the daily star, Nov 15, 2017
More than a year after the Chinese president’s historic Dhaka visit, some of Bangladesh’s key development projects have finally gained momentum.
Dhaka and Beijing have reached the final stage of signing loan agreements on eight projects, including the crucial Padma Bridge Rail Link. Last week, Bangladesh forwarded to China a new list of 12 projects earmarking those as priorities in 2018, say finance ministry sources.
China would provide Bangladesh with over $9.45 billion in credit for the 12 projects. …

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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

By JANE PERLEZ in The NY Times on line, Nov 13, 2017
BEIJING — He was a brilliant student during the dark days of China’s Cultural Revolution. He visited America, and left unimpressed with democracy. Plucked from academia, he climbed the ladder of Beijing’s brutal politics.
He did not attend President Trump’s meeting with Xi Jinping last week, but his ideas and advice almost certainly helped shape it: Few in the Communist leadership have pressed China’s effort to surpass the United States for as long as Wang Huning, a shrewd strategist who …

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[13 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

report in Global Times Published: 2017/11/12 18:08:39
Along the Sino-Vietnamese border, a special operations team is involved in the counter-terrorism fight to protect the people living in Chongzuo, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The team, which was set up in February, is the first of its kind in the region, with 11 soldiers and one officer who were selected from more than 1,300 soldiers in their regiment.
Chongzuo shares a 533-kilometer border with Vietnam and it faces the risk of terrorists, according to an article on the Chongzuo government website. Many …

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[10 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Shi Jiangtao in South China Morning Post, Nov 10, 2017
China and the United States announced a record-breaking “gift pack” of a quarter of a trillion US dollars worth of business deals as the presidents of the two nations wrapped up their talks on Thursday.
But the deals were not able to paper over their glaring differences on key issues, from access to China’s markets, and cybersecurity to North Korea and the South China Sea.
Despite the divisions, US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping appeared to join hands …

China, Featured »

[9 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

By KEITH BRADSHER in The NY Times online, Nov 8, 2017
BEIJING — China on Wednesday released fresh details about a new financial regulatory body intended to calm a financial system that in recent years has endured a stock market crash, a huge exodus of money outside the country and the rapid accumulation of debt.
But the details may raise more questions than they answer, and could disappoint those looking for a strong hand to rein in the financial system underpinning the world’s second-largest economy.
Official Chinese media reported late Wednesday that a …