China News

Foxnews | Feb 23, 2019

At least 20 people were killed Saturday and 30 injured in a bus accident blamed on faulty brakes at a mine in northern China, state media reported.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Feb 23, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has set off by train for Vietnam for his second summit with US President Donald Trump next week, media report, with two witnesses seeing a train crossing into China from North Korea.

Time | Feb 23, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un began a train journey to Vietnam on Saturday for a summit with President Donald Trump, Russia’s TASS news agency reported, citing an unidentified diplomatic official.

New York Times | Feb 23, 2019

An armored train carrying North Korea’s leader left Pyongyang for a 2,800-mile journey across China to his planned summit meeting with President Trump in Vietnam, according to the Russian news agency.

npr | Feb 22, 2019

The film's release has been a major event in China. Will overseas audiences by charmed its big-budget special effects, too?(Image credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Times | Feb 22, 2019

The women, who said they are 18 and 20, have appealed for asylum as their legal stay in Hong Kong nears an end, their lawyer said.

Christian Science Monitor | Feb 22, 2019

The ruling Communist Party uses a "social credit" system it says will improve civic behavior. Slated for a nationwide roll-out by 2020, the system marks another example of China's controversial use of technology to control and penalize its citizens. 

Time | Feb 22, 2019

(VIENNA) — The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog says Iran still is complying with the terms of a 2015 deal that aims to keep Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a confidential quarterly report that Iran has been abiding with key limitations set in the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The report was distributed to member states and reviewed by The Associated Press on Friday
The compliance noted by the agency followed the reinstatement of sanctions by the United States after it unilaterally...

Foxnews | Feb 22, 2019

Massachusetts-based biotech company, Thermo Fisher, declared this week that it would no longer allow China to purchase its equipment – which is believed to have been used to help the ruling Communist Party create a DNA database of the country’s Uighur minority.

Christian Science Monitor | Feb 22, 2019

The ruling Communist Party uses a "social credit" system it says will improve civic behavior. Slated for a nationwide roll-out by 2020, the system marks another example of China's controversial use of technology to control and penalize its citizens. 

Foxnews | Feb 22, 2019

China has announced new measures against gender discrimination that will prevent employers from asking potential female hires questions such as if they are married or have children.

Time | Feb 22, 2019

What Happened This Week:
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) travelled to Asia this week in his first major, multi-destination tour outside the Middle East since the Khashoggi incident spilled into international headlines. All told, he will have spent two days in Pakistan, two days in India, and two days in China visiting his political counterparts and signing deals by the time the week is out.
Why It Matters:

Time | Feb 22, 2019

Two Saudi Arabian sisters have spent almost six months hiding in Hong Kong after authorities reportedly foiled an attempt to flee the conservative kingdom, a human rights group says.
Using aliases to protect their identities, non-profit Justice Centre Hong Kong said in a statement that Reem, 20, and Rawan, 18, arrived in the city on Sept. 6, 2018, after escaping during a family holiday in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. The pair had booked a...

Guardian | Feb 22, 2019

Thermo Fisher says it must recognise ‘the importance’ of how its surveillance technology is usedAn American biotechnology company has announced it will stop selling to China equipment used to create a DNA database of the country’s Uighur minority.Thermo Fisher issued a statement on Thursday following a report in the New York Times which noted the “help of American expertise” in China’s campaign of surveillance. Related: China's Muslim detention camps...

Guardian | Feb 22, 2019

22 February 1972: Richard Nixon begins a seven-day visit to the People’s Republic of China - the first visit to the country by a US presidentPeking, February 21Capping one of the most improbable of days, President Nixon and the Chinese Premier Chou En-lai [Zhou Enlai] toasted each other at a sumptuous banquet tonight in words that promised success for their summit talks this week.

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