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  1. Hurrah for Xinhua

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... Edith Terry Although it may make me unpopular in some quarters, I would like to offer my personal thanks to Xinhua for its efforts to provide 'objective and clear' criteria ... in September do not produce a government in permanent deadlock between anarchically minded democrats and an Executive Council struggling to deliver policy. I am grateful to Xinhua because it has made ...

  2. News agency under fire over beheading

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Associated Press is criticised by South Korean legislator A South Korean lawmaker has accused the US news agency Associated Press of trying to gloss over its role ... the agency revealed its affiliate, Associated Press Television News had received a tape earlier in June, well before his abduction was made public. The news service said it did not reveal it had ...

  3. Pakistan rejects agency link to bombing of Indian embassy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that killed at least 41 people, amid mounting allegations that the agency is aiding Islamic militants. Accusations that elements in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency were also passing target information to insurgents have added tension to Washington's relations with its key regional ally. The New York Times reported that American intelligence agencies had concluded ...

  4. Hawkish mainlanders back Wen's claims of Diaoyus sovereignty

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Diaoyu Islands. While nearly all evening newspapers carried the same article - issued by Xinhua - referring to the informal talk between Wen and Kan, mainland internet users were also keen to get ... The matter was also hotly debated on the Sina microblog - a Chinese version of Facebook. Addressing the question of why Xinhua's brief report did not mention Kan's response, one microblog ...

  5. National press echo claims of poor health, praise Tung

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but his achievements have been applauded by most mainland media outlets and in many internet postings. The Xinhua news agency ran with the ailing-health angle and without additional comments. ... internet websites also acclaimed Mr Tung. About 200 people had left comments on Xinhua's website a day after news of his resignation was posted. One said: 'Mr Tung had to both comply ...

  6. Anger at Xinhua version of attack on journalists

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... in Beijing last week were upsetting residents. The group's chairwoman, Mak Yin-ting, said of a Xinhua report of the incident: 'We can accept neither the content nor the conclusion ... in the face. On Saturday, Xinhua quoted a government spokesman for Daxing district in Beijing as saying the assaults and verbal abuse occurred when several residents and volunteers demanded that seven ...

  7. Beijing rules out retaliation over Taipei's ban on reporters

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu, Nailene Chou

    ... to promoting cross-strait exchanges. The Mainland Affairs Council, the Taiwan Affairs Office's counterpart in Taiwan, rescinded the press permits for Xinhua news agency and People's Daily ... rotations. They included Xinhua, People's Daily, the China News Service, China Central Television and the Central People's Broadcasting Station- all state-level media groups. ...

  8. Beijing's subtle message to US over Korea drill

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sea off the South Korean coast, according to military analysts. The joint drill was originally scheduled for this month, but South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported yesterday ... but not doing so through the highest-level government mouthpieces such as Xinhua suggested efforts to avoid making the issue an even bigger controversy. Even so, the already-strained military relations ...

  9. Military exercises to build on Russian ties

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... on Monday for a five-day visit, Interfax reported. 'We have ordered our general staff to prepare the joint manoeuvres,' the Russian news agency quoted Mr Ivanov as saying. General Guo was quoted by Xinhua as saying the 'exercise aims to confront current new challenges with joint efforts and safeguard world peace'. The joint manoeuvres will be the nations' first ...

  10. Democrats are accused of betrayal

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... human rights? We want freedom of speech. But then how come Xinhua News Agency does not have the freedom to disseminate information? How about our freedom of publication?' Waving his arms ... The protesters also criticised Xinhua for releasing articles on Hong Kong's political reform quoting former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. 'There was a big poster of my photo and a slogan ...




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