China News

New York Times | Jan 23, 2018

Sweden has asked China to explain what happened to a Hong Kong bookseller with Swedish citizenship who was taken from a train. But China is not talking.

New York Times | Jan 23, 2018

The government is turning the story of a poor 8-year-old whose ice-spiked hair arrested the internet into a rallying cry for a robust, resilient China.

Foxnews | Jan 23, 2018

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said a court granted him bail on Tuesday so he can appeal a second prison sentence related to 2014's "Umbrella Movement" protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city.

Foxnews | Jan 23, 2018

Sweden has summoned China's ambassador in the Scandinavian country over reports that Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen, has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October.

Time | Jan 23, 2018

There’s a general rule of thumb in Hong Kong that when you have a child, you get a maid. That may seem like a indulgence, but hiring live-in household help—predominantly females hailing from the Philippines and Indonesia—is seen as essential and, at just $565 a month in minimum wages, highly affordable. One helper means both parents can work. Two means never worrying about groceries or figuring out how to use the washing machine. And 360,000 of them make Hong Kong’s middle classes among the world’s most cosseted.

Time | Jan 23, 2018

Chinese authorities have again seized a man who, in 2015, was one of five affiliates of a Hong Kong publishing company, Mighty Current Media, spirited away by mainland authorities.
Last weekend, around 10 plain-clothes police officers escorted Gui Minhai from a train traveling from China’s eastern coastal city of Ningbo to Beijing, his daughter Angela Gui told...

Foxnews | Jan 22, 2018

China has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to approve higher import duties on solar power components and washing machines as an abuse of trade remedies.

Guardian | Jan 22, 2018

Sweden’s foreign minister says the situation has worsened since the bookseller was taken by police while travelling on a train to BeijingSweden has summoned China’s ambassador to Stockholm to explain the dramatic snatching of a Swedish bookseller as he travelled to Beijing with two European diplomats.Gui Minhai, 53, was taken on Saturday by about 10 plainclothes officers as his train stopped at a station outside the Chinese capital. His current whereabouts is unknown.

Foxnews | Jan 22, 2018

The daughter of a Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China says he has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October.

Guardian | Jan 22, 2018

Daughter says Gui Minhai was taken off train as he travelled to Beijing with group of diplomats A Swedish publisher believed to have been abducted by Chinese agents after riling Beijing with his books about the peccadilloes of the Communist party’s elite has allegedly been snatched for a second time while travelling to Beijing by train with a group of European diplomats.Supporters and relatives of Gui Minhai, a Hong Kong-based bookseller who mysteriously...

Los Angeles Times | Jan 22, 2018

After nearly two years of polite complaining, Taiwan’s government has taken action against pressure from political rival China by freezing applications from two major Chinese airlines, setting a stage for retaliation. China and Taiwan have been separately ruled since the Chinese civil war of the...

New York Times | Jan 22, 2018

Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen who published critical books in Hong Kong, was seized in China while being escorted by Swedish envoys.

Time | Jan 22, 2018

China has banned hip-hop culture and actors with tattoos from appearing on television.
The country’s top media regulator — the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT) — now “specifically requires that programs should not feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip hop culture, sub-culture (non-mainstream culture) and dispirited culture (decadent culture),” Sina, a Chinese news outlet, reports.
Gao Changli,...

Guardian | Jan 22, 2018

Iranian ship Sanchi went down carrying one million barrels of oil that is highly toxic to marine lifeThe spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China’s east coast has more than trebled in size, just over a week after the ship sank in a ball of flames.Authorities by Sunday had surveyed three oil slicks with a total surface area of 332 sq km (128 square miles), compared with the 101 sq km seen last Wednesday, China’s State Oceanic Administration said in a statement.

Foxnews | Jan 22, 2018

China will have no choice but to build its abilities in the South China Sea if the U.S. continues to “wantonly” provoke trouble in the waters, Beijing’s top newspaper warned on Monday.

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