China News

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.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 22, 2018

Among the yak herds and Tibetan Buddhism prayer flags dotting the windswept highlands of northwestern China stand the ruins of a remote, hidden city.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 21, 2018

A US Navy destroyer has sailed near disputed South China Sea waters, angering Beijing.

Christian Science Monitor | Jan 21, 2018

For a visiting journalist, the country of today feel worlds away from the China she first encountered decades earlier.

Foxnews | Jan 21, 2018

The Philippines says it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines.

Guardian | Jan 21, 2018

Xinhua commentary questions ‘viability and legitimacy’ of western democracy in broadside aimed at Trump administrationThe shutdown of the US government exposes “chronic flaws” in the country’s political system, China’s official news agency said on Sunday. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday in Washington after members of Congress failed to agree on a stopgap funding bill.

Guardian | Jan 20, 2018

Beijing claims passage of destroyer USS Hopper in disputed water violates sovereignty but Pentagon says operations are routineChina has vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect its sovereignty after a US navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea this week. China’s foreign ministry said the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles – an internationally recognised territorial limit – of Huangyan Island, which is also known as Scarborough Shoal and subject to a rival claim by the Philippines. Two US officials confirmed it.

Time | Jan 20, 2018

A dazed global political and business elite spent last year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos—held on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration—wondering aloud what the future might hold.
One year later, the future is here. Literally. Donald Trump and a U.S. delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are set to...

Los Angeles Times | Jan 20, 2018

Two Southern California men have been arrested on federal charges that they illegally exported computer chips with military applications to China. The U.S. attorney’s office says part-time Los Angeles resident Yi-Chi Shih and Kiet Ahn Mai of Pasadena were arrested Friday. It’s unclear whether they...