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  1. News - China - SYRIA

    China steps up diplomacy in Syria crisis

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that a MiG 21 has been downed," said the Free Syrian Army spokesman Kassem Saadeddine. "It was hit with 14.5 calibre anti-aircraft machinegun." Syria's state media said earlier ... Syrian diplomacy China said yesterday that it would host an envoy of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and consider another visit by members of the opposition, as Beijing steps up its ...

  2. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... become a victim of power struggle? One, two, three … keep going … 12. Now you have reached the magic number the central government has come up with for free-trade zones to support its new round of economic reforms. When Xinhua reported last week that Beijing had agreed in principle to approve 12 free-trade zones, responses among many foreign investors ranged from surprise and confusion ...

  3. A free China perhaps not a pipe dream

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... verdict stoked student clamour for democracy, a free press and a corruption-free society. The chain of breathtaking events ended, as we know, brutally on June 4 when the People's Liberation Army quelled the protest by force. Since then, June 4 has become a political taboo. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement in China, which has been branded ...

  4. News - China

    World press alliance urges China to free journalists

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 08:06pm by AFP

    ... in connection to their work,” according to a resolution at the meeting. It urged Beijing “to recognise that a free press helps promote a more prosperous, equitable and just society”. The resolution also ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese general warns of Western 'cultural colonialism'

    Posted May 01st 2013, 08:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A high-ranking People's Liberation Army representative has called on China to counter increasing Western cultural infiltration, especially among young people. The West led by the United States has turned to soft power to undermine the Chinese political system, Chongqing garrison commander of the People's Liberation Army Zhu Heping wrote in an article ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to hold peace talks in China with Kachin rebels

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 11:16am by Reuters in Yangon

    ... Reuters in Yangon The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) said on Saturday it had agreed to hold talks with Myanmar’s government in China this week, to try to end stubborn conflict ... repeated calls for troops not to attack the KIA, which the rebels, witnesses and independent journalists say the army has not heeded. In an announcement on state-owned MRTV on Friday, ...

  7. News - China

    Free toilets, Wi-fi to lure tourists back to historic Fenghuang after entry fee

    Posted May 01st 2013, 11:04am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A historical city in Hunan province is desperately trying to lure visitors back with free toilets and wireless internet after the introduction of an entrance fee caused ... 10. "We have rented 14 toilets in the city that can be used free of charge by tourists," deputy county head Cai Long told the provincial Xiaoxiang Morning News on Tuesday. ...

  8. News - China

    China, Japan, South Korea conclude first round trade talks

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 04:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul China, Japan and South Korea concluded a first round of talks on Thursday on securing a free trade pact to bind three economies that account for 20 per cent ... territorial disputes that have dogged their relations for decades. The idea of a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) has been discussed for decades, but diplomats say China is now pushing especially ...

  9. Shift PLA to state not party army

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Chinese Communist Party's control of the People's Liberation Army is so sensitive that discussion about whether the military should instead put the state first is rarely heard. But with the tussle for senior positions within the party in its final stages, the matter is being aired in the official army newspaper and is sneaking onto microblogs. For the nation ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    China frees Tibetan activist and jails Guangdong cult member

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 05:52am by Patrick Boehler

    ... following Xi Jinping’s austerity measures. Civil Society Dissent Magazine Women’s rights are at risk in China, writes Leta Hong Fincher. Radio Free Asia A Tibetan political activist is freed after ... Africa China’s ‘unconditional foreign aid’ for African countries is a myth, says study. Business Day Live Zambia There is " no such thing as a free lunch." The Guardian 'Is China ...




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