Tag Archives: China

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Punch-up over giant pandas divides Belgium

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – China’s latest round of panda diplomacy has triggered a row in linguistically divided Belgium – leaving Dutch speakers angry that two loaned bears will go to a…

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China sentences 3 to death for 'violent terrorism' in Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) – A court in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang sentenced three ethnic Uighurs to death on Thursday for acts of “violent terrorism”, including murder & being…

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China navy chief says operational aircraft carrier a few years away

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Chinese navy is using its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, for training & testing & will decide on an operational carrier for the…

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Emerging markets lag as West's ultra wealthy population jumps: report

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The number of ultra wealthy people has risen much faster in the West than in emerging markets during the past year, according to a report released on…

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China military tells U.S. not to encourage Japan over isles

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s military told the United States this week not to support Japan, nor let it do as it pleased, over a group of disputed islands in the…

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China makes clear full democracy not on cards in choosing Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Beijing’s top representative in Hong Kong has ruled out open nominations for candidates to become its next leader, the strongest sign yet that China’s pledge of…

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Iran praises Syria's decision to join chemical arms pact

BISHKEK (Reuters) – Iran supports the Russian initiative to put Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal under international control & the decision by Damascus to join a global anti-chemical weapons treaty, President…

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China vows air pollution cuts in major cities

China vowed Thursday to reduce levels of atmospheric pollutants in Beijing & other major cities by as much as 25 percent to try to improve their dire air quality. China’s…

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China detains outspoken venture capitalist after friend's arrest

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese police have detained an outspoken & well-known venture capitalist for questioning, a fellow activist said on Friday, after he helped lead a campaign for the release…

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China's Hu Jia: The Man Who Won't Be Silenced

It is early morning in the Chinese capital & we’re driving east through the rush hour to meet a man who has some considerable courage. Following arrangements made carefully, using…

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