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Foxnews | Mar 22, 2019

Thailand's exiled former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, won't know until Sunday whether people in his homeland are still fans of his politics, but he was happy as he hosted a wedding reception in Hong Kong for his youngest daughter.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Mar 22, 2019

The tussle between China and the US over Huawei is the start of a rivalry that will reshape the world, a security expert says.

Guardian | Mar 22, 2019

Carmaker says ruling is first for industry, which complains of cheap Chinese replicasJaguar Land Rover has won a landmark court case against a Chinese firm that was selling a copycat of its Evoque model for a fraction of the price.A court in Beijing ruled Jiangling Motor Corporation’s (JMC) Landwind X7 had five specific features that were directly copied from the Range Rover Evoque, leading to confusion among customers.

Guardian | Mar 22, 2019

BBC News staff raise concerns over director general’s meeting with embattled Chinese firmThe BBC director general, Tony Hall, is to meet executives at Huawei next week, raising concerns among some journalists at the corporation about the broadcaster’s coverage of the Chinese technology company.BBC News journalists have raised concerns about the potential conflict between the corporation’s need to provide independent and critical coverage of China with the rest of the organisation’s financial need to sign commercial deals with Chinese businesses, with some seeing Hall’s visit as a PR win...

Time | Mar 22, 2019

Racists and bigots believe that diverse societies don’t work. Frustrated that their howling at the moon wasn’t enough, they’re now picking up weapons in an attempt to prove themselves right.
We can’t keep expressing shock and then moving on until the next outrage. We watched in astonished horror last year when a white supremacist entered a synagogue in Pittsburgh and shot dead 11 worshippers. And yet after the initial horror, the world carried on like before.
These haters are destabilizing...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Mar 22, 2019

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media said, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public.

Foxnews | Mar 22, 2019

Authorities in northern China say a man trying to kill his wife and daughter has crashed his car into pedestrians and killed six people.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Mar 22, 2019

A US energy security expert has said that a long-term coal supply deal between China and the US wouldn't represent good value for Chinese companies buying the US coal.

Time | Mar 22, 2019

(BEIJING) — The death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured, the local government reported Friday.
Thursday’s blast at the Tianjiayi Chemical plant in the city of Yancheng is China’s worst industrial accident in years. Nearly 1,000 area residents have been moved to safety as of Friday as a precaution against leaks and additional explosions, the city government said in a statement posted to its official microblog.
Windows in buildings as far as about 6 kilometers (3 miles) were blown out by the force...

Guardian | Mar 21, 2019

The blast in Yancheng north of Shanghai is the latest in a series of industrial accidents that have sparked public angerAn explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 44 people and injured more than 600, state media said, the latest in a series of industrial accidents that has sparked widespread public anger.The blast occurred on shortly before 3pm on Thursday afternoon in Yancheng in Jiangsu province, north of Shanghai.

Foxnews | Mar 21, 2019

The local government reports the death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured.

Guardian | Mar 21, 2019

Hold-ups spread from port of Dalian to Fuzhou in Fujian province and Rizhao in QingdaoThe number of Chinese ports restricting or delaying Australian coal imports has continued to rise, threatening to end the export bonanza that is bloating federal coffers and signalling possible painful long-term structural change to the economy.In an ominous development for Australia’s trade balance and federal budget, traders and buyers in China reported on Thursday that...

Foxnews | Mar 21, 2019

At the heart of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome beginning Thursday is a key prize: A deal to make Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project that has raised concerns about Beijing's growing economic clout.

Guardian | Mar 21, 2019

Thousands of fossils date back to huge burst in diversity of life on Earth known as Cambrian explosionA “mindblowing” haul of fossils that captures the riot of evolution that kickstarted the diversity of life on Earth more than half a billion years ago has been discovered by researchers in China.Paleontologists found thousands of fossils in rocks on the bank of the Danshui river in Hubei province in southern China, where primitive forms of jellyfish, sponges, algae, anemones, worms and arthropods with thin whip-like feelers were entombed in an ancient underwater mudslide....

Guardian | Mar 21, 2019

This feature debut about a schoolgirl coerced into small-time smuggling is all the more powerful for shunning high drama With this elegantly elliptical arthouse movie, Bai Xue announces herself as a cool, confident observer of a new generation of Chinese youth. There are echoes of Sofia Coppola in Bai’s directing debut, a coming-of-age story inspired by real-life criminal gangs in Hong Kong who recruit schoolkids to smuggle mobile phones into mainland China. It’s a wisp of film that never quite gathers speed or force but it gets under your skin, capturing the impulsiveness and impatience...

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