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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. […]

Beijing Won’t Back Down Position that Taiwan is Part of China

Beijing Won’t Back Down Position that Taiwan is Part of China

The Chinese people have a “sacred mission” to ensure Taiwan is always considered a part of China, said a high-ranking Chinese leader Friday during an event in Beijing marking the anniversary of communist Chinese forces defeating the nationalists in 1949. “Maintaining the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and maintaining no changes to the position that […]

Global Stocks Rise After Surprise China Rate Cut

Global Stocks Rise After Surprise China Rate Cut

Worldwide stock markets rose Friday after China increased interest rates for the fourth time this year. The boost comes after stocks across Asia, Europe, and the Americas had already climbed Thursday following the European Central Bank’s signaling that it was ready to increase the scope of its stimulus measures. ECB chief Mario Draghi announced Thursday […]

Chinese Ambassador Says Ai Weiwei “not my taste”

Chinese Ambassador Says Ai Weiwei “not my taste”

China’s ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming has told BBC’s Andrew Marr that the art work of renowned Chinese activist Ai Weiwei is “not my taste.” During the interview in which Marr probed Liu about China’s human rights record ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.K., the ambassador said Ai is only famous for […]

Chinese Military Calls U.S-China Navy Relations Best in History

Chinese Military Calls U.S-China Navy Relations Best in History

The Chinese military on Friday cited the country’s Naval Chief Wu Shengli as telling visiting U.S. officers that relations between the Chinese and United States navies are their best in history and interactions will become increasingly systematic. Wu reportedly explained that China and the U.S. have been conducting joint drills and agreeing on rules of […]

China Keeping Close Watch of Taiwan 2016 Election

China Keeping Close Watch of Taiwan 2016 Election

Beijing is keeping a close eye on Taiwan ahead of the island’s elections next year when a defeat of the ruling Kuomintang party (KMT) could radically shift the balance of power. The KMT party has been easing relations with China, which continues seeking unification as a priority. However, the party’s popularity has been declining since […]

Villager Buried Alive Over Local Dispute

Villager Buried Alive Over Local Dispute

An argument over whether to pave a street used by several families in Fengqui County, Henan Province, ended with a woman being buried alive. Villagers told NetEase news reporters that a soil-laden truck driven by Zhao Xuejie arrived on October 2 to pave a street when local resident Sun Qiuying blocked its path. Following a […]

China Snaps Back at U.S. Over South China Sea Patrols

China Snaps Back at U.S. Over South China Sea Patrols

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson alluded to the United States and its allies when she blamed certain nations for threatening stability in the South China Sea, where Beijing claims territory. “I want to point out that some countries, in a region far from their own lands, have deployed offensive weaponry on a large scale and flexed […]

Developers Enclose Chinese Couple’s Home in a Trench for Refusing to Leave

Developers Enclose Chinese Couple’s Home in a Trench for Refusing to Leave

Local developers just outside the Chinese village of Wuhan could not persuade a couple to abandon their home through standard means. So, someone decided to drive an excavator through their home Saturday afternoon and dig a 1-mter wide, 1.5-meter deep trench. Now, 52-year-old Yin Yangju and her husband Xiao Ming find it difficult to step […]

Photos from U.S. Hunting Mag. Passed off as Camouflaged PLA Soldiers

Photos from U.S. Hunting Mag. Passed off as Camouflaged PLA Soldiers

The PLA Daily on Friday morning posted pictures on Weibo of what appeared to be armed, PLA soldiers ready to strike while disguised in camouflage gear. What else was more than meets the eye? The photos were actually ripped right off the pages of an American hunting magazine. The Nanfang initially found the photos to […]

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