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  1. News - China

    China’s FTZ plan a ‘political message’ to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Plans for China’s first free trade zone-- seen as a threat to Hong Kong’s status as a finance hub-- are also a tool to dampen political protest ... is a semi-autonomous region of China, Beijing sees Hong Kong as a subordinate, political analyst Johnny Lau told AFP. “The thinking is that if you (Hong Kong) can coordinate with me, I will let you in. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1315159/chinas-ftz-plan-political-message-hong-kong
  2. News - China - Social Justice

    China's dissidents feel the 'chilling effect' as party's muzzling tactics prove effective

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:04pm by AFP

    ... society’s development. The whole approach is to concentrate power to promote economic reforms, to emphasise stability,” said Joseph Cheng, a China politics expert at City University of Hong Kong. ... people think, how people discuss the past and the future, how people discuss the role and legitimacy of the party,” said Zhengxu Wang, a China politics professor at the University of Nottingham. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550960/chinas-dissidents-feel-chilling-effect-partys-muzzling-tactics-prove
  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China rejects Uygur scholar’s appeal against life sentence

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:08am by AFP

    ... a campaign against activists, lawyers, academics and journalists who fail to toe the party line. Ilham Tohti, 45, had been an outspoken critic of China’s policies towards the Uygur minority ... of view. Anti-violence and anti-separatism have been his beliefs all along.” China’s case against Tohti was in part based on recordings of university lectures in which he said that Xinjiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1646033/china-rejects-uyghur-scholars-appeal-against-life-sentence
  4. News - China

    China internet 'experiment' called 'censorship at its worst' as Tiananmen anniversary nears

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 07:38pm by AFP

    ... that the authorities were conducting tests to improve their control systems. The internet in China is purged of politically sensitive websites and Beijing closely monitors the hundreds of millions of web users ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China is experimenting with more subtle methods to censor internet search results ahead of the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1251450/china-internet-experiment-called-censorship-its-worst-tiananmen
  5. News - Asia - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Japanese athletes warned to keep a low profile at China Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... worst atrocity and remains a bitter stain on the two countries' relationship. Fujiwara's comments came at a time of heightened political tension between Japan and China, which ... to protect themselves from China's notorious air pollution. "When they are outside we want them to be aware that it might not be totally safe," Fujiwara told the Kyodo news agency. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571644/japanese-athletes-told-keep-low-profile-youth-olympics-china
  6. News - Asia - ASEAN

    US President Barack Obama to reignite reforms during Myanmar visit

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:18am by AFP

    ... leaders since shedding junta rule, but concerns over the pace of democratic reforms surfaced immediately. Obama signalled he would throw his political might into reigniting the democratic process. ... on Wednesday night from China. "In addition to restrictions on freedom of the press, we continue to see violations of basic human rights and abuses in the country's ethnic areas, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1639211/us-president-barack-obama-reignite-reforms-during-myanmar-visit
  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Clinton gives inside account of US turmoil after helping blind activist Chen Guangcheng

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:15am by AFP

    ... in China. “It was like throwing fuel on the political fire,” Clinton said of Chen’s remarks, saying that her aides had negotiated the initial deal in accordance with the activist’s own wishes. ... Agence France-Presse in Washington But ex-US secretary of state says why it was important to help Chen despite 'political fire' Hillary Clinton in her new book passionately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529141/clinton-reveals-how-blind-activist-chen-guangcheng-changed-tune-after-us
  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Push for 'Liu Xiaobo Street' gains traction as proposal sent to US Congress

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:40pm by AFP

    ... throughout China's prisons, I think it can play a significant role in pressuring China to release political prisoners and open up," he said. The decision by Mendelson to refer the issue ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Lawmakers asked to greenlight proposal that is likely to provoke anger from Beijing A street outside China’s embassy in Washington DC moved a step closer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536092/us-congress-asked-rename-washington-embassy-row-liu-xiaobo-street
  9. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Beijing denies blocking G20 graft initiative on shell companies and hidden assets

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:55am by AFP

    ... to the Berlin-based group Transparency International, China has rejected draft principles on "beneficial ownership" that Australia had hoped to unveil at this weekend's summit. The term means ... Transparency International senior programme coordinator Maggie Murphy told The Australian newspaper earlier this month. "We understand that this country is China." An official in Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1639218/beijing-denies-blocking-g20-graft-initiative-shell-companies-and-hidden
  10. News - World - IRAN

    US races to clinch Iran nuclear deal before deadline, but 'serious gaps' remain

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... freeze on some aspects of Iran's nuclear activities for limited sanctions relief, the source said. "We are still focused on agreeing to a kind of political" understanding, which ... a climate of confrontation with escalation from one side and the other." The so-called P5+1- Britain, China, France, Russia and United States plus Germany- have been locked in talks with Iran ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1647194/us-races-clinch-iran-nuclear-deal-deadline-serious-gaps-remain

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