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Guardian | Nov 12, 2017

Allen & Unwin had cancelled plans to print Clive Hamilton’s Silent Invasion over fear of legal action by the Chinese governmentProminent Charles Sturt University author and ethicist Professor Clive Hamilton says his book exposing the Chinese Communist party’s activities in Australia will still be published, despite Allen & Unwin cancelling plans to print it at the 11th hour.On Monday, Hamilton revealed legal advice that the Chinese government may sue for defamation had spooked Allen & Unwin. The book, called Silent Invasion, is a comprehensive analysis of the Chinese government...

Guardian | Nov 12, 2017

Pilgrimage to the Paulownia tree in Henan province is the latest sign of a personality cult being developed around the presidentTributes to the man now seen as China’s most powerful ruler since Mao have come in myriad forms: Xi Jinping tapestries, oil paintings, pop songs, exhibitions, university departments even. Now he has...

Los Angeles Times | Nov 12, 2017

A Taiwanese air force jet has been missing for five days, the military says, prompting speculation about what happened — including the possibility that the pilot defected to mainland China. Military search-and-rescue crews, as well as Taiwan’s coast guard, have turned up no sign of the French-made...

Guardian | Nov 12, 2017

I’m glad that Hong Kong won the bid to host the Games. But governmental attitudes towards LGBTI equality both here and in China remain archaicThis month Hong Kong won the bid to host the 2022 Gay Games – the first time the Games will be held in Asia.The campaign to win the Games, though, was organised by a dedicated team of volunteers rather than the territory’s government, and Hong Kong’s chief executive,...

Los Angeles Times | Nov 12, 2017

In January, Paramount Pictures looked like it had scored a coup. Bejing-based Huahua Media had agreed to invest $1 billion in the studio’s movies, another sign that China would be Hollywood’s main foreign benefactor for the foreseeable future. Not any more. After months of speculation, Paramount...

Foxnews | Nov 12, 2017

Vietnam has given Chinese President Xi Jinping red carpet treatment at the start of a state visit as the two communist neighbors try to broaden their economic ties and work on resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Foxnews | Nov 12, 2017

President Donald Trump has offered to mediate in South China Sea disputes and his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing's military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 12, 2017

Hong Kong: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has accused North Korea of being one of the world's most "cunning, sophisticated criminals,"  involved in many serious crimes, including drug trafficking, in his strongest condemnation yet of the dictator Kim Jong-un.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 12, 2017

US President Donald Trump has followed up his promise to solve "probably all" of the world's problems with the help of China by offering to mediate the intractable dispute in the South China Sea.

Guardian | Nov 11, 2017

The annual event for lonely hearts is now four times bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the biggest shopping day in the US calendarShoppers have spent more than $25bn (168.2bn yuan) during China’s annual Singles Day, smashing previous records for the world’s largest retail event.Single’s Day, promoted annually by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and held on 11 November, was supposedly started by bachelor university students in the 1990s who bought themselves presents as a kind of anti-Valentine’s day. The date 11/11 was chosen for its collection of lonely ones....

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 11, 2017

Shanghai: For 24-hours this weekend, China shopped online like it had never shopped before.

Guardian | Nov 11, 2017

Trade agreements are being torn up in a brutal exercise of economic force by the most powerfulIt was an extraordinary moment, so small wonder there was an audible intake of breath from the huge audience in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Here was Donald Trump, visibly flattered by the pomp and magnificence of the welcome mounted by the Chinese Communist party, saying in his big speech he did not blame his hosts for China’s enormous trade surplus with the US. What?!Trump...

Guardian | Nov 11, 2017
  • LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill to stay in Hangzhou, ESPN reports
  • UCLA trio have been accused of shoplifting from luxury store in team hotel
  • Players could be Hangzhou for ‘a week or two’ while situation is resolved
Los Angeles Times | Nov 11, 2017

Lonzo Ball finally got some firsthand word from China when his father, LaVar, called him Friday night. LaVar Ball is in China with his wife, Tina, and two younger sons. The family’s middle son, LiAngelo, was arrested Tuesday and questioned by police on suspicion of shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 11, 2017

South Korea and China have agreed to work towards a peaceful solution to the North Korean crisis.

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