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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Beijing official sacked over lavish 1.6m yuan wedding

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 11:13am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Ma Linxiang fired over 'extravagant waste' China sacked an official for “extravagant waste” after he spent an estimated 1.6 million yuan (HK$2.02 million) on a lavish, three-day wedding for his son, state media said on Tuesday, the latest move in a crackdown on profligate lifestyles and graft. Ma Linxiang, a deputy village chief from the Beijing suburb ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Beijing official investigated over 1.6m yuan wedding

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:37pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Qingheying village official Ma Linxiang hosted extravagant three-day wedding for son China’s anti-graft watchdog is investigating a Beijing official who spent more than ... village chief from the Beijing suburb of Qingheying, hosted the estimated 250-table wedding at an upmarket convention centre that was part of the main 2008 Beijing Olympics venue during ...

  3. News - China - RELIGION

    Be more tolerant of traditional faiths, Xi Jinping urges Communist Party

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 09:28am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing President troubled by China's moral decline President Xi Jinping believes China is losing its moral compass and he wants the ruling Communist Party to be more ... jargon for growth and morality. Back in February, Xi met Taiwan’s top Buddhist monk, Hsing Yun, in Beijing along with a delegation of dignitaries from the self-ruled island which Beijing claims ...

  4. News - China

    Crickets battle it out at Chinese championships

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 03:39pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing National Cricket Fighting Championships showcase traditional Chinese sport Goaded with small sticks, the fighters went into battle, pushing and shoving until Red Tooth overpowered Black Foot to win the match and cheers from the crowd. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Similar ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China arrests chairman of world’s largest tin producer over bribes

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:25pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Yunnan Tin chief Lei Yi charged with taking 20m yuan in bribes Chinese authorities have arrested and charged the chairman of the world’s largest producer of refined tin, ... public relations department in Beijing, who gave her family name as Wang, said the education company would not comment on the matter and was unable to provide contact details for Li. Yunnan Tin ...

  6. News - China

    China adoption agency furious over ‘child exchange’ report

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 04:08pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Investigation found that US parents used internet to abandon unwanted adopted children from abroad, including China China’s adoption agency said it was “very shocked and furious” about the findings in a Reuters report that exposed how US parents use the internet to abandon unwanted children they have adopted from abroad, including China. A five-part Reuters ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad criticises US on strike threat in interview with China TV

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 05:11pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Syrian President says US is looking for ‘excuses for war’ Syrian President Bashar al-Assad criticised the United States for threatening to attack Syria over its chemical weapons programme, saying it was finding “excuses for war”, China’s state television said on Monday. US President Barack Obama has warned that he is prepared to attack Syria, even without a UN ...

  8. News - China - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    China crackdown on online rumours seen as tactic to silence critics

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 04:44pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing High-profile bloggers say they have reined in sensitive posts for fear of detention China’s crackdown on online “rumour-mongering”, widely seen as a tool to halt ... Wu Dong, more commonly recognised by his online handle “Boss Hua”, was taken into police custody in Beijing, the official Liberation Daily reported on its verified Weibo feed. He said via ...

  9. News - China - SYRIA

    China says will give UN Syria report 'thorough review'

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 04:54pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Report confirms use of sarin nerve agent in August 21 gas attack in Syria China said on Tuesday that it would take a serious look at a report by UN investigators which ... Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily news briefing in Beijing. “At the same time, we consistently advocate that the relevant investigation should be carried out by the UN investigation team ...

  10. News - China

    China military urges vigilance over Japan's defence plan

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 03:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Beijing urges vigilance over Tokyo's plans China’s Defence Ministry yesterday urged international vigilance of Japan’s military plans after it unveiled an interim report calling for strengthened armed forces, including the possible acquisition of the ability to hit enemy bases. Japan’s proposal - its latest step away from the constraints of its pacifist ...




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