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Los Angeles Times | Aug 03, 2018

With a modest investment package and contradictory messages, the Trump administration is attempting to counter China’s powerful influence in Southeast Asia while also urging the region’s countries to keep up pressure on nuclear-armed North Korea. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo arrived in...

Time | Aug 03, 2018

A Chinese professor and outspoken Beijing critic appears to have gone missing after police broke into his home and abruptly ended his interview with U.S.-backed radio broadcaster Voice of America earlier this week.
Wenguang Sun, 84, was speaking by phone to VOA’s Mandarin language service Wednesday night when police entered his home in Jinan, Shandong province and forced him off air.
“I am entitled to express my opinion. This is my freedom of speech,” he is heard saying just before the line...

Foxnews | Aug 03, 2018

Chinese and Southeast Asian naval forces staged their first computer-simulated drills so they can jointly respond to emergencies and build trust amid the long-seething disputes in the South China Sea.

Guardian | Aug 03, 2018

China already accounts for 46% of Pakistan’s trade deficit – yet few have questioned acceptance of huge loans as part of a new economic allianceChen Zhu, a 46-year-old director of a Chinese shipping company in Karachi, Pakistan, was sitting in his car after finishing lunch. He had dispensed with his normal security since it was a public holiday, and his next task for the day was to buy some groceries.An unknown assailant crossed the road, approached Chen’s car and shot him nine times. He was declared dead soon after reaching hospital.China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a huge, $1tn...

Time | Aug 03, 2018

One of China’s most influential monks has become the latest figure mired in sexual misconduct allegations as the country’s #MeToo movement gathers momentum.
Two monks sent a detailed report to the government claiming Abbot Xuecheng sexually harassed several nuns, including by sending them messages and coercing them into having sex with him, according to the BBC.
The Beijing-based abbot, who is the youngest head of the Buddhist Association of China, denies the accusations. In a response posted on...

Foxnews | Aug 03, 2018

One of China's highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world's most populous nation.

Guardian | Aug 03, 2018

Shi Xuecheng faces allegations in 95-page dossier compiled by fellow Buddhist monks at Beijing monasteryOne of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks faces a government investigation after he was accused of demanding sexual favours from nuns. Related: #MeToo in China: movement gathers pace amid wave of accusations Continue reading...

Time | Aug 03, 2018

Russia has continued to issue work permits to North Koreans despite a U.N. ban aimed at pressuring a cash-strapped Pyongyang into ending its nuclear weapons program by cutting off its revenue streams, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Last September, the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime, including labor prohibitions that barred governments from granting work permits to North Koreans. Most of the funds earned by...

npr | Aug 02, 2018

Google plans to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, according to documents leaked to The Intercept. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ryan Gallagher, who broke the story and NPR's China correspondent Rob Schmitz, about Internet experience in China.

Christian Science Monitor | Aug 02, 2018

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have been working to prevent conflict in the disputed waters of the South China sea for years. In a new sign of progress, an early draft of the negotiations has been agreed upon. 

Guardian | Aug 02, 2018

Sun Wenguang just had time to say ‘I am entitled to freedom of speech’ before being cut offChinese security forces broke into the home of a dissident academic during a live television interview and detained him on air in the latest sign of China’s deteriorating human rights situation.“I am entitled to freedom of speech,” were Sun Wenguang’s last words before the line was cut.Chinese police broke into the home of Wenguang Sun, a retired professor who is critical of China's human rights record as he was expressing his opinions on a Voice of America (VOA) Mandarin TV show.

Guardian | Aug 02, 2018

South-east Asian nation fears development of Kyaukpyu port could leave it heavily indebted to China, official saysMyanmar has scaled back plans for a Chinese-backed port on its western coast, sharply reducing the cost of the project after concerns it could leave the south-east Asian nation heavily indebted, a top government official and an adviser told Reuters.The Kyaukpyu port is a key part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, aimed at expanding trade links across the world. While Beijing says Belt and Road is mutually beneficial for it and its partners, questions have been...

Christian Science Monitor | Aug 02, 2018

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have been working to prevent conflict in the disputed waters of the South China sea for years. In a new sign of progress, an early draft of the negotiations has been agreed upon. 

Time | Aug 02, 2018

(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday the world is watching closely to see if recent optimism over North Korea leads to the elimination of its nuclear weapons program.In an interview with The Associated Press, Ardern also said New Zealand is among many nations concerned about the tit-for-tat trade war between China and the U.S. She said the idea of New Zealand becoming a republic is not a priority for her government.
Ardern spoke with the AP at her home in Auckland as she prepared to return to the capital, Wellington, after six weeks of...

npr | Aug 02, 2018

China's government goes to great lengths to censor its citizens' access to information on the Internet. Google pulled its search service out of China in 2010 over censorship concerns.(Image credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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