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Guardian | Apr 12, 2018

Amnesty says more people executed in China than rest of world combined but sub-Saharan Africa is a ‘beacon of hope’China remains the “world’s top executioner” amid a decline in executions worldwide, Amnesty International has said in its annual report on capital punishment.According to the report, released on Thursday, China implemented “more death sentences than the rest of the world combined”. Amnesty believes...

Time | Apr 12, 2018

Four years after a Chinese couple died in a car crash, their baby was born to a surrogate, BBC reports.
Tiantian was born in China in December to a Laotian surrogate. Although he has no parents, his four grandparents have reportedly proven relations through DNA.
Tiantian’s parents had intended on having a baby through in-vitro fertilization (IFV) and froze several embryos. After their untimely death, the grandparents-in-waiting...

Foxnews | Apr 12, 2018

China's President Xi Jinping  China's government has denied President Xi Jinping's promises this week to cut import tariffs on cars and open China's markets wider were aimed at settling a worsening tariff dispute with Washington.

Foxnews | Apr 12, 2018

Seven people were killed and 13 injured when a truck carrying more than 5 tons of explosives blew up in northern China.

Guardian | Apr 12, 2018

Those coerced into confessing are dressed by police, handed a script and given directions on how to deliver linesChina must stop airing forced confessions from human rights activists, a campaign group has said in a report that details how detainees are coerced into delivering scripted remarks.There have been at least 45 forced televised confessions in China since 2013, according to the report from Safeguard Defenders, a human rights NGO in Asia. The group called on the international community to put pressure on the Chinese government to...

Foxnews | Apr 11, 2018

Former Chinese political high-flyer Sun Zhengcai is standing trial for bribery in eastern China, making him one of the highest-level officials to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign.

Los Angeles Times | Apr 11, 2018

U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday as the price of oil rose to a three-year high but banks declined along with interest rates. Stocks rallied a day earlier on signs the trade tensions between the U.S. and China were easing. Facebook stock continues to rise as CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies to Congress...

Guardian | Apr 11, 2018

Move by parent firm Sanpower is part of effort to support Beijing’s trillion-dollar trade initiativeHouse of Fraser will begin stocking “premium Chinese brands” in its department stores as part of an effort by its parent company to burnish the image of goods made in China and support Beijing’s trillion-dollar “Belt and Road” international trade plan.Sanpower, which...

New York Times | Apr 11, 2018

The European Union is also fed up with China’s closed markets and trade manipulation. But it thinks the answer is negotiation, not a trade war.

Los Angeles Times | Apr 11, 2018

The futuristic blockbuster “Ready Player One” extended its lead for a second week at China’s movie box office, making it the highest grossing Warner Bros. release ever in the country. The movie collected $100.8 million in ticket sales last week in the world’s second-largest film market, reaching...

Foxnews | Apr 11, 2018

Cambodia has deported nearly 100 Chinese citizens accused of defrauding people in China in an internet scam.

Guardian | Apr 11, 2018

Chinese president’s comments may be enough to tamp down escalating rhetoricXi Jinping filled his speech at an annual business summit on Tuesday with aphorisms about hard work and openness. “Heaven rewards the diligent,” the Chinese president said, applauding his country’s achievements.

Guardian | Apr 11, 2018

Lagarde says ‘darker clouds looming’ for global economy amid US-China tensionsThe head of the International Monetary Fund has warned of “darker clouds looming” for the global economy amid simmering trade tensions between the US and China, urging governments around the world to steer clear of protectionism or face negative consequences.Christine Lagarde said the current system for world trade was “in danger of being torn apart”, with the potential to upset the present global economic upswing and make consumers poorer....

Guardian | Apr 10, 2018

For more than a decade, this tiny island nation has leveraged regional rivalries to drive infrastructure developmentReports this week that Vanuatu was to be the site of a Chinese military base caught most ni-Vanuatu by surprise. Officials with detailed knowledge of relevant matters swore hand on heart they’d never even heard hints of such talk.

Time | Apr 10, 2018

(BEIRUT) — The international chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday it was sending a fact-finding mission to the Syrian town where a suspected chemical gas attack took place over the weekend, following a request from the Syrian government and its Russian backers that appeared to be aimed at averting punitive Western military action.
It was not immediately clear whether the announcement would delay or prevent a U.S. strike in Syria. President Donald Trump has vowed to respond “forcefully” to Saturday’s attack on civilians in the town of Douma, and warned that Russia — or any other...

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