China News

Foxnews | Mar 31, 2019

Business and human rights groups are expressing concern over proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China where they say they could be subject to torture and unfair prosecution.

New York Times | Mar 30, 2019

Plus, Apple makes TV shows now, and China trade talks pick up steam.

New York Times | Mar 30, 2019

Far from being isolated in Europe, the Italians say they are leading the expansion of new relations with China, and fully expect others to follow.

Time | Mar 29, 2019

Relations between Russia and Ukraine can perhaps be best described as somewhere between a war and a cold war. Before 2014, the Ukrainian government wanted a strategic partnership with Russia. Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 changed all that. Now, with Ukraine’s presidential elections approaching on March 31, ties with Russia are a key concern.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Mar 29, 2019

Chinese censors are blurring the earlobes of some of China's young male pop stars in television and internet appearances.

Foxnews | Mar 29, 2019

The wife of the detained former Interpol president expelled this week from China's ruling Communist Party is reiterating calls for proof that he is still alive.

Time | Mar 29, 2019

U.S. legal residents may have disappeared into the sprawling network of detention camps in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Province, Sam Brownback, U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, said at a press briefingThursday.
Brownback told reporters in Washington D.C. that he had received an unconfirmed report that a California man’s father, a U.S. legal resident, disappeared after visiting Xinjiang several months ago.
“I received [an] e-mail from a gentleman in the United...

Time | Mar 29, 2019

“If you like a man with power, I’m your guy,” Howard X read aloud as he looked up from the Tinder profile open on the screen of his iPhone.
The Kim Jung Un impersonator, who made international headlines last month when he was deported from Vietnam, laughed as he showed off the fake dating profile he created for his North Korean alter ego. Unfortunately for him, Kim’s profile receives a lot more right swipes than his personal one. “What can I say, women like assholes,” he said.
Although he looks nearly...

Guardian | Mar 29, 2019

China’s leaders have championed milk as the emblem of a modern, affluent society – but their radical plan to triple the nation’s consumption will have a huge environmental cost. By Felicity LawrenceBeijing-based film-maker Jian Yi, now 43, clearly remembers the arrival of fresh milk in his life. It was an image of it, not the real thing. “It was the 1990s, and I first saw it in an advert on TV. The ad said explicitly that drinking milk would save the nation. It would make China stronger and better able to survive competition from other nations.”Like most ethnic Han, who make up about 95%...

Guardian | Mar 29, 2019

Despite record export earnings, prices could fall after delays at Chinese ports and a revamped domestic supplyAustralia’s booming earnings from coal exports could be in jeopardy if China switches to more domestic supply and if port restrictions continue to favour competing exporters, a federal government report has warned.The country’s energy and resources exports will rake in an extra $20bn this financial year, the report by the industry...

Time | Mar 29, 2019

(GENEVA) — An independent U.N. human rights expert has denounced Saudi Arabia’s closed-door trials of suspects in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called on the kingdom to name the defendants.
Agnes Callamard, the special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions mandated by the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council, also put an onus on the five permanent U.N. Security Council countries.
Callamard said in a statement Thursday that the Saudi government invited representatives from the five countries to attend some court hearings.
She said China, France, Britain,...

Guardian | Mar 28, 2019

The Australian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China denies it is a Communist party armA group closely linked to the Chinese Communist party has not declared itself on the federal government’s new foreign influence register, prompting criticism from China experts.Only 25 groups or individuals have declared themselves on the government’s foreign influence transparency register, designed to make public the identity of foreign government agents attempting to influence...

Time | Mar 28, 2019

When 35-year-old doctor Didier Lalaye went back to his home country of Chad, it wasn’t long before he became frustrated. He couldn’t open the files on his computer, he couldn’t communicate with his university back in the Dutch city of Utrecht, or even Skype friends or family. “It just makes life really difficult,” he tells TIME. “People have complained, but nothing has changed.”

Foxnews | Mar 28, 2019

China plans to hold a multinational fleet review next month in the northern port of Qingdao to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy.

Foxnews | Mar 28, 2019

Authorities in China say three people were injured when a homemade explosive device was set off at a police station in the country's northeast.

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