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Guardian | Jan 16, 2018

The company says the name, ‘legend’ in Chinese, will be changed to avoid the ‘wrong connotation’ Chinese automaker GAC is changing the name of models it plans to introduce in the US market next year, because Trumpchi sounds too much like it is linked to President Donald Trump.“The name will change for the US market to avoid the wrong connotation or misunderstanding,” a GAC spokesman told AFP on Tuesday at the Detroit auto show. Related: China to ban production of...

New York Times | Jan 16, 2018

Joshua Wong got three months in prison for his role in 2014 protests demanding freer elections for the leader of Hong Kong.

Foxnews | Jan 16, 2018

A Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from the 2014 "Umbrella Movement" protests.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 16, 2018

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a US citizen who now lives in Hong Kong, used to maintain a top secret clearance.

Guardian | Jan 16, 2018

Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee accused of having unauthorised notebook that had the identities of undercover US informantsUS authorities have arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorised notebook that contained the identities of undercover US spies.Lee, a naturalized US citizen also known as Zhen Cheng Li, was arrested late on Monday after he arrived at JFK international airport in New York.

Guardian | Jan 16, 2018

Claire McFall is little known in Britain but is hugely popular in China where her children’s book Ferryman is a bestsellerHer name is barely known in Britain, but a Scottish teacher has become a publishing phenomenon in China, where her debut novel for young adults has sold more than 1m copies over the past two years.Now Claire McFall, 35, from the Scottish Borders, is likely to become better known closer to home. Hollywood producers have snapped up the rights to her book for two major feature films – one version for English-language audiences and another for Chinese ones – prompting her...

npr | Jan 16, 2018

The advent of shared bikes and food delivery service apps have led to an unprecedented amount of clutter on the sidewalks of China's largest city. Where pedestrians once walked freely, they now have to compete with speeding electric scooters belonging to armies of food delivery men along limited sidewalk space due to heaps of shared bicycles strewn about.

Time | Jan 16, 2018

Donald Trump was quick to take credit on Twitter for last week’s diplomatic breakthrough between the Koreas—and he’s not entirely wrong. These five facts explain why relations on the Korean peninsula have improved over the short term, but why the long-term prospects should continue to worry us all:
1. Moon is the man

Guardian | Jan 16, 2018

If spilled, heavy fuel oil would remain for long periods and could spread widely if entrained in moving ice, writes Sue LibensonThe stricken tanker now sunk offshore of Shanghai should give pause to all with concern for the ocean, especially those who depend on sensitive, remote waters such as the Arctic. The tanker’s cargo of light fuel burned for a week, but response crews have voiced concerns about the heavy fuel oil or bunker fuel that powered the tanker. Heavy fuel is the dirtiest oil and highly persistent if spilled. A large heavy fuel spill into the waters of China’...

Guardian | Jan 16, 2018

Apple disputes rights group report into Catcher Technology factory, which reveals workers’ claims of long and gruelling hours at low payA report into the treatment of workers making iPhones for Apple claims that 90 workers were taken to hospital in May last year after a leak of chemicals including sulphur and phosphorous at a Catcher Technology factory in China.Rights group China Labour Watch (CLW) details the incident in a report, published on Tuesday in association with the Guardian, into the treatment of workers primarily making products for Apple, in factories in Suqian, Jiangsu...

npr | Jan 16, 2018

The danger for the U.S. is that Trump's reported slurs make China an even more enticing partner for African nations, writes Somali-British journalist Ismail Einashe.(Image credit: Pascal Parrot/Getty Images)

Guardian | Jan 16, 2018

Murdoch denies any knowledge of Chinese-funded garden project for which she is alleged to have been lobbyingJared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was reportedly warned about his friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch, amid fears she was using the connection to promote China’s business interests.Early in 2017 US officials urged Kushner, who is a senior adviser to the US president, to exercise caution around Murdoch, according to the Wall Street Journal. Murdoch is a close...

Guardian | Jan 16, 2018

In report for NGO, former Lib Dem leader says rule of law, democracy and interference by Beijing are areas of concernFreedoms in Hong Kong have been increasingly eroded and human rights have been undermined, according to a report by Paddy Ashdown, the former Liberal Democrat leader in the UK, that paints a bleak picture of the city’s future.Lord Ashdown, who travelled to Hong Kong in November on a fact-finding mission, said rule of law, democracy and interference by Beijing were areas of concern....

Foxnews | Jan 16, 2018

Three Hong Kong activists will have to wait to learn the outcome of their final appeal Tuesday to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city.

Guardian | Jan 16, 2018

Ship was carrying 136,000 tons of oil that now threatens to pollute some of China’s most important fishing watersThe Iranian oil tanker Sanchi sank off the coast of Shanghai on Sunday, after a week of burning and sending plumes of smoke hundreds of metres into the air. Only three bodies of the 32 sailors were recovered.

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