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  1. News - China

    China cracks down on over-the-top anti-Japan dramas

    Posted May 17th 2013, 10:36am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s television regulator has ordered a crack down on dramas about the country’s battles with Japan during and before World War II and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines Ties have been shadowed for years by what Beijing says has been Tokyo’s refusal to admit to wartime atrocities ...

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    Myanmar’s president says democracy won’t change friendship with China

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:31pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... engagement with the country but also the US military’s strategic “pivot” back to Asia. But during a meeting on the sidelines of a trade fair in southern China, Thein Sein said Beijing should ... the Burmese population and fierce public opposition to a US$3.6 billion Chinese-built dam at Myitsone that prompted Thein Sein to shelve the project last year, a move that stunned Beijing. Xi did ...

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    US hopeful of strong action by China over North Korea

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... The United States is optimistic that China will take strong action against North Korea and has urged Beijing to increase scrutiny of financial institutions with links to Pyongyang, US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said on Friday. Cohen said that the United States believes that China is looking at the threat by North Korea in a new ...

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    China tries 2 Tibetans for inciting self-burning

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 08:11pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese state media say two Tibetans have been put on trial for inciting self-immolations in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. The official Xinhua News ... - died from burns last year in Sichuan’s Aba county. Overseas rights groups have reported nearly 100 cases of self-immolations since 2009 by Tibetans, as a protest against rule by Beijing ...

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    US, China oppose North Korea nuclear test

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 05:27pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Washington and Beijing have agreed that a nuclear test by North Korea would lead to its further isolation and set back efforts to restart regional talks on its nuclear disarmament, a US envoy said. After talks in Beijing on Friday with senior Chinese officials, US envoy for North Korea Glyn Davies said both sides are opposed to any nuclear test by North ...

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    Chinese painter portrays Tibet self-immolators

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 06:11pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Beijing-based artist Liu Yi is working on a series of black-and-white portraits he knows will never be shown in a Chinese gallery. His varied subjects — men and women, young and old, smiling and pensive – have one thing in common: They are Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest repressive Chinese rule. Liu wants to paint a portrait of each ...

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    Housing plan faces corruption threat, warns state media

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 09:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... A high-profile effort by the Chinese government to build affordable houses for the millions priced-out of the country’s property market is marred by official corruption, state run media said on Saturday. China in 2010 launched a massive “affordable housin ...

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    Tibetan self-immolates in northwest China

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 08:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Tibetan villager has died after setting himself on fire, Chinese state media said on Saturday – the latest death in a wave of protests against Beijing ... group increasingly moves into historically Tibetan areas. China rejects this, saying Tibetans enjoy religious freedom. Beijing points to huge ongoing investment it says has brought modernisation ...


    Beijing sends out patrol boats as Japan 'buys' Diaoyu islands

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by TEDDY NG IN BEIJING

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China condemns 'act of theft' and warns Tokyo it will 'assert its sovereignty' amid fresh outbreak of protests on mainland Beijing sends patrol boats as Japan 'buys' the Diaoyus The territorial row between China and Japan escalated yesterday as Beijing sent patrol ships to the Diaoyus after Tokyo agreed to buy ...

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    Tibetan man sets himself on fire to protest China

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 08:57pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing The grandfather of a revered Tibetan Buddhist figure died on Saturday after setting himself on fire in protest of Chinese rule, the London-based rights group Free Tibet said. The incident is the latest of dozens of self-immolations by Tibetans since 2009. Free Tibet said 52-year-old Tamdrin Dorjee died at the scene near Tsoe Monastery ...




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