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2015 Proves Dismal for Chinese Economy and New Normal Policy

2015 Proves Dismal for Chinese Economy and New Normal Policy

2015 has not been a very bright year for China’s economy and many analysts are pointing the finger at government intervention, which has included a crackdown on some of China’s biggest business leaders. The purge, which some are calling a witch hunt, was sparked by last summer’s stock-market meltdown. Among the targets were some of […]

Filipino Activists land on Island in South China Sea

Filipino Activists land on Island in South China Sea

To China’s outrage, a group of 47 Filipino activists descended Saturday onto an island at the center of the disputed South China Sea. The Philippines calls this island Pagasa, while China claims it as Zhongye. The protestors who posted a picture of themselves on the island via Facebook are from the Kalayaan Atin Ito group, according […]

Pu is Found Guilty of “Inciting Ethnic Hatred” and Gets Suspended Sentence

Pu is Found Guilty of “Inciting Ethnic Hatred” and Gets Suspended Sentence

Internationally renowned Chinese human-rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was released from detention and sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday. However, the court said the sentence would be suspended. Pu is now under “residential surveillance” and he has 10 days to appeal the conviction, according to his lawyers. Pu may avoid jail time, but he […]

At Least 50 Chinese Fugitives are Living Freely in North America

At Least 50 Chinese Fugitives are Living Freely in North America

About 46 out of 100 fugitives wanted by Chinese authorities are freely residing in the United States or Canada, according to Reuters. Although the United States government has agreed to aid in the repatriation process when credible evidence is presented against alleged offenders, it does not uphold an extradition treaty with China. Neither does Canada. […]

Pu Trial Could Define Free Speech in China

Pu Trial Could Define Free Speech in China

Several Chinese Internet users have been keeping close eyes on the trial of civil-rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who is accused of making seven criminally-offensive posts on Weibo, a Twitter-like platform in China. Pu is facing charges of “inciting ethnic hatred” and “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.”  He faces up to eight years in prison if […]

Red Alert Raises Challenges for China in its Fight Against Pollution

Red Alert Raises Challenges for China in its Fight Against Pollution

For the first time, the Chinese government on Monday sounded its air pollution red-alert warning prompting hundreds of millions in Beijing to take precautious measures until Thursday, when strong winds blew smog to the south where it became an issue for millions more. The move serves as another example of how China is becoming increasingly […]

China Court says Women got raped for Drinking, Smoking and Dressing Provocatively

China Court says Women got raped for Drinking, Smoking and Dressing Provocatively

A Chinese court has concluded that women should avoid drinking, smoking and dressing provocatively because such actions make them more likely to get raped. The move sparked a wave of sarcasm across the Internet with such comments as, “So there won’t be any rape after a woman quits drinking and smoking?” The Haidian District court […]

U.K. – China Visit: Cyber Security Deal and Human Rights

U.K. – China Visit: Cyber Security Deal and Human Rights

As China is scrutinized over cyber threats and its human rights record, the U.K. and Beijing signed a security pact agreeing to not engage in cyber espionage against each other’s commercial secrets. “I’m clear that the UK is China’s best partner in the west,” Xi said, during a press conference at the UK’s Downing Street. […]

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