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Why Chinese feminists marched on Washington

Women from China ‘awakened’ in the United States use anti-Trump protest to spread their unclipped activist wings, hoping their message will migrate home

1 Feb 2017 - 12:30PM

Women from China ‘awakened’ in the United States use anti-Trump protest to spread their unclipped activist wings, hoping their message will migrate home

Why Chinese feminists marched on Washington
China seeks to cultivate Sri Lanka ties but without international reproach

It is not often that the Chinese government criticises another nation for how it handles civil liberties, especially a country with which it has close financial and diplomatic ties. So it was curious when Qin Gang, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, advised Sri Lanka, a nation accused of committing war crimes, to "make efforts to protect and promote human rights".

2 Dec 2013 - 2:46PM

It is not often that the Chinese government criticises another nation for how it handles civil liberties, especially a country with which it has close financial and diplomatic ties. So it was curious when Qin Gang, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, advised Sri Lanka, a nation accused of committing war crimes, to "make efforts to protect and promote human rights".

China seeks to cultivate Sri Lanka ties but without international reproach
South Korean president puts China ahead of Japan in visiting Beijing

Pyongyang's nuclear programme is set to top the agenda when South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives in Beijing tomorrow for a three-day summit with President Xi Jinping.

26 Jun 2013 - 5:08AM

Pyongyang's nuclear programme is set to top the agenda when South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives in Beijing tomorrow for a three-day summit with President Xi Jinping.

South Korean president puts China ahead of Japan in visiting Beijing
China seeks greater influence in Arctic region
President Xi hints at more assertive foreign policy
Whistle-blower's flight from Hong Kong 'may strain Sino-US ties'

The dramatic flight of US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden from Hong Kong may put the Sino-US relationship under strain in the near term, but is unlikely to affect bilateral ties in the long run, analysts say.

26 Jun 2013 - 5:08AM

The dramatic flight of US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden from Hong Kong may put the Sino-US relationship under strain in the near term, but is unlikely to affect bilateral ties in the long run, analysts say.

Whistle-blower's flight from Hong Kong 'may strain Sino-US ties'
US Ambassador Locke on 3-day trip to Tibet, embassy confirms

American Ambassador Gary Locke has travelled to Tibet on a rare diplomatic visit to the restive autonomous region to "increase his familiarity with local conditions", the US embassy in Beijing confirmed yesterday.

28 Jun 2013 - 5:41AM

American Ambassador Gary Locke has travelled to Tibet on a rare diplomatic visit to the restive autonomous region to "increase his familiarity with local conditions", the US embassy in Beijing confirmed yesterday.

US Ambassador Locke on 3-day trip to Tibet, embassy confirms
Watching cautiously amid signs of shift towards Tibet

After 120 self-immolations over the past four years, a series of events in Tibetan regions has sparked speculation that Beijing is rethinking its hard-line stance towards the ethnic minority.

1 Jul 2013 - 4:22AM

After 120 self-immolations over the past four years, a series of events in Tibetan regions has sparked speculation that Beijing is rethinking its hard-line stance towards the ethnic minority.

Watching cautiously amid signs of shift towards Tibet
Chinese envoy says momentum good to restart Myitsone dam
Egyptian crisis may spur China leaders to tighten grip on power

As demonstrations and street clashes again rock Egypt, many in China are watching closely to see what that will mean for the prospects of political reform at home.

7 Jul 2013 - 5:50AM

As demonstrations and street clashes again rock Egypt, many in China are watching closely to see what that will mean for the prospects of political reform at home.

Egyptian crisis may spur China leaders to tighten grip on power
Gas flows from Myanmar, but Beijing finds goodwill is another matter
Trust issues over military strategy likely to dominate Sino-US talks

Improving mutual trust in Sino-US military affairs is likely to top the agenda of Defence Minister Chang Wanquan's visit to the United States. US officials announced late on Friday that Chang would meet his US counterpart, Chuck Hagel, at the Pentagon tomorrow.

18 Aug 2013 - 4:05AM

Improving mutual trust in Sino-US military affairs is likely to top the agenda of Defence Minister Chang Wanquan's visit to the United States. US officials announced late on Friday that Chang would meet his US counterpart, Chuck Hagel, at the Pentagon tomorrow.

Trust issues over military strategy likely to dominate Sino-US talks
Ethnic affairs chief calls for 'absolute fight against Dalai Lama clique'

Amid reports that police opened fire on a Tibetan gathering in Sichuan province, the country's top ethnic affairs official has called for "an absolute fight against the Dalai Lama clique".

10 Jul 2013 - 4:48AM

Amid reports that police opened fire on a Tibetan gathering in Sichuan province, the country's top ethnic affairs official has called for "an absolute fight against the Dalai Lama clique".

Ethnic affairs chief calls for 'absolute fight against Dalai Lama clique'
Chinese dam concerns raise fears of future water conflict

The sensitive issue of water sharing between China and India is again under the spotlight. India raised its longstanding concerns about Chinese dam construction on rivers that start in China and flow into the sub-continent at the 5th round of the India-China strategic dialogue in New Delhi last month.

5 Sep 2013 - 8:10AM

The sensitive issue of water sharing between China and India is again under the spotlight. India raised its longstanding concerns about Chinese dam construction on rivers that start in China and flow into the sub-continent at the 5th round of the India-China strategic dialogue in New Delhi last month.

Chinese dam concerns raise fears of future water conflict
Ikea at last cracks China market, but success has meant adapting to local ways

On a recent Saturday afternoon, Ikea's flagship mainland store - one of the world's largest - is abuzz with people. Walkways guiding visitors from one showroom to the next feel more congested than the road outside, and almost all 660 seats in the canteen are occupied. Yet the lines to the cashiers are refreshingly short - most are not here to shop.

1 Sep 2013 - 6:10AM

On a recent Saturday afternoon, Ikea's flagship mainland store - one of the world's largest - is abuzz with people. Walkways guiding visitors from one showroom to the next feel more congested than the road outside, and almost all 660 seats in the canteen are occupied. Yet the lines to the cashiers are refreshingly short - most are not here to shop.

Ikea at last cracks China market, but success has meant adapting to local ways
Uygurs hit with prayer and fasting restrictions during Ramadan

Rights groups are calling on the central government to lift restrictions that they say have been preventing Uygurs in the region of Xinjiang from observing Ramadan since the Muslim holy month began on Tuesday.

12 Jul 2013 - 4:57AM

Rights groups are calling on the central government to lift restrictions that they say have been preventing Uygurs in the region of Xinjiang from observing Ramadan since the Muslim holy month began on Tuesday.

Uygurs hit with prayer and fasting restrictions during Ramadan
'Chineasy' developer gets backing for innovative learning approach

After Shaolan Hsueh tried - and failed - several ways to teach her British-born children to read and write Chinese, she decided to create her own method.

29 Sep 2013 - 8:35AM

After Shaolan Hsueh tried - and failed - several ways to teach her British-born children to read and write Chinese, she decided to create her own method.

'Chineasy' developer gets backing for innovative learning approach
Veteran human rights campaigner - a champion of Hong Kong's ethnic minorities
Xinjiang police launch new crackdown on knives and separatist propaganda

Xinjiang police launched a new crackdown on the possession of knives, explosives and separatist propaganda yesterday, and offered rewards of up to 100,000 yuan (HK$125,400) for clues leading to the arrest of separatists.

3 Jul 2013 - 9:14AM

Xinjiang police launched a new crackdown on the possession of knives, explosives and separatist propaganda yesterday, and offered rewards of up to 100,000 yuan (HK$125,400) for clues leading to the arrest of separatists.

Xinjiang police launch new crackdown on knives and separatist propaganda
Beijing bolsters key alliance with envoy’s Cambodia trip

Wang will meet Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and hold talks with his Cambodian counterpart, Hor Namhong. The trip comes just days after Beijing announced its latest US$14 million gift to the country - four container scanners to use at border checkpoints.

21 Aug 2013 - 4:32AM

Wang will meet Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and hold talks with his Cambodian counterpart, Hor Namhong. The trip comes just days after Beijing announced its latest US$14 million gift to the country - four container scanners to use at border checkpoints.

Beijing bolsters key alliance with envoy’s Cambodia trip
Assault on equality: China's obsolete legal culture exposed

A mainland professor's tactless comments about rape reflect a social and legal culture where female victims are not equal before the law. And for all the media and online outcry his comments triggered, it seems Professor Yi Yanyou is not alone in advocating an obsolete legal culture in which women are not necessarily equal before the law.

26 Jul 2013 - 5:03AM

A mainland professor's tactless comments about rape reflect a social and legal culture where female victims are not equal before the law. And for all the media and online outcry his comments triggered, it seems Professor Yi Yanyou is not alone in advocating an obsolete legal culture in which women are not necessarily equal before the law.

Assault on equality: China's obsolete legal culture exposed
Xi Jinping seeks political solution to solve maritime dispute with Vietnam

President Xi Jinping told his Vietnamese counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, that both sides should demonstrate their determination to forge a political solution to their territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

20 Jun 2013 - 5:07AM

President Xi Jinping told his Vietnamese counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, that both sides should demonstrate their determination to forge a political solution to their territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

Xi Jinping seeks political solution to solve maritime dispute with Vietnam
Pipeline leak blackens Thai beach island

Waves of crude oil have washed up on a popular tourist island in Thailand after a leak from a pipeline, amid frantic efforts to stop it reaching the eastern coastline. About 50,000 litres of oil spilled into the sea off Rayong province on Saturday from a pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical , a subsidiary of state-owned oil and gas company PTT.

30 Jul 2013 - 3:33AM

Waves of crude oil have washed up on a popular tourist island in Thailand after a leak from a pipeline, amid frantic efforts to stop it reaching the eastern coastline. About 50,000 litres of oil spilled into the sea off Rayong province on Saturday from a pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical , a subsidiary of state-owned oil and gas company PTT.

Pipeline leak blackens Thai beach island