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Guardian | Mar 26, 2019

European leaders and China’s Xi Jinping put on a show of unity in the face of US tariffsDonald Trump was not on the guest list for Emmanuel Macron’s mini-summit in Paris, but the presence of the US president was still very much felt as Europe’s leaders sat down to talk trade, business deals and geopolitics with China’s Xi Jinping.At one level, the message from the meeting of China’s leader with Macron, the German chancellor Angela Merkel and the European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker was obvious: this was a show of unity in the face of Trump’s tariffs aimed across both the...

Foxnews | Mar 26, 2019

Daily life has become pretty slow and sticky for the thirteen million Chinese citizens deemed “deadbeats” by their Communist ruling party. But despite little being known about the mysterious national database, curated by China’s Supreme Court, information has been trickling out in recent times as to the punishments inflicted on the blacklisted.

Foxnews | Mar 26, 2019

China has suspended the license of a second major Canadian canola exporter, a blow to a $2 billion export sector that is widely seen as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Guardian | Mar 26, 2019

French leader invited Angela Merkel to ‘unprecedented’ talks with Xi JinpingFrench president Emmanuel Macron launched a charm offensive towards his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday, talking of multilateralism and cooperation and tip-toeing around subjects such as human rights.In a meeting during a bilateral three-day state visit to France, Macron took the unprecedented step of inviting the German chancellor, Angela Merkel and the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, to Paris for the talks.

New York Times | Mar 26, 2019

Xu Zhangrun boldly criticized China’s repressive policies. Now his university has suspended him and started an inquiry. But he is not retreating.

New York Times | Mar 26, 2019

An altered version of the film, released in China last weekend, is only around three minutes shorter than the original. But it omits crucial scenes.

New York Times | Mar 26, 2019

A Filipino woman and her daughter arrived in Toronto, while five others who allowed the former National Security Agency contractor into their Hong Kong homes are awaiting decisions.

Time | Mar 26, 2019

A Hong Kong tourist has been charge after a hidden camera he allegedly concealed in a stick of deodorant was discovered at a Sydney hostel Monday night.
The camera was found by a 27-year-old French woman when she noticed the device shortly after showering, according to the New South Wales police. The woman reportedly took photos of the hidden camera peaking out of a deodorant in a toiletry bag on...

Time | Mar 26, 2019

(TORONTO) — A Filipino woman who helped shelter former NSA contractor Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong has been granted refugee status in Canada.
Vanessa Rodel and her daughter Keana arrived in Toronto Monday evening.
“I feel so great and I feel like I’m free,” she said.
Lawyer Robert Tibbo represented Rodel as she sought asylum in Hong Kong in 2013 due to an alleged kidnap and rape by militants in her homeland. The attorney asked her to help Snowden hide out there after he leaked documents revealing extensive U.S. government surveillance.
Tibbo said Hong...

Guardian | Mar 26, 2019

Treatment of Uighur minority has been heavily criticised in the west but Wang Yang says ‘high pressure’ must be maintainedXinjiang needs to “perfect” stability maintenance measures and crack down on religious extremism, the ruling Communist party’s fourth-ranked leader has said on a tour of the region where China is running a controversial deradicalisation programme.Critics say China is operating internment camps for Uighurs and other Muslim peoples who live in Xinjiang, though the government calls them vocational training centres and says it has a genuine need to prevent extremist...

Time | Mar 26, 2019

China has removed more than two minutes of LGBTQ content from the 2018 Best Picture nominee Bohemian Rhapsody, which landed in the world’s second-largest movie market on March 22.
The biopic chronicling British rock-band Queen shows frontman Freddie Mercury kissing and touching other men in its original version....

The Sydney Morning Herald | Mar 25, 2019

Vanessa Rodel and her daughter are in Toronto after Rodel helped Edward Snowden hide out in Hong Kong in 2013 after he leaked documents revealing extensive US government surveillance.

Foxnews | Mar 25, 2019

The Vatican official who negotiated the landmark agreement between the Holy See and China over bishop nominations says the path of normalizing Catholic life there "is still long" but that a new future is now possible.

Foxnews | Mar 25, 2019

The Hong Kong-based lawyer for two Saudi sisters who fled the kingdom says the young women have secured emergency visas and departed to a new country of residence.

Time | Mar 25, 2019

For years, Saudi Arabian sisters Reem and Rawan plotted their escape, dreaming of the moment they would leave their cloistered existence in the Gulf State and begin independent lives overseas. Rawan, 18, imagined it would start with a victory dance on the tarmac, while Reem, 20, hoped to play her anthem, Sia’s “Bird Set Free.”
Last week, after six months of being stranded in Hong Kong, the sisters finally got their first, long-deferred taste of freedom, becoming the latest women to slip beyond the grasp of the ultraconservative Kingdom.
As they touched down in the country from...

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