Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

Manila raises stakes with Beijing, seeks arbitration over South China Sea

March 27, 2014
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Reuters    

"The Philippines will file a case against China over the disputed South China Sea at an arbitration tribunal in The Hague next week, subjecting Beijing to international legal scrutiny over the increasingly tense waters for the first time. Manila is seeking a ruling to confirm its right to exploit the waters in its 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as allowed under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), its team of U.S. and British lawyers said. A ruling against China by the five-member panel of the Permanent Court of Arbitration could prompt other claimants to challenge Beijing, experts said. But while legally binding, any ruling would effectively be unenforceable as there is no body under UNCLOS to police such decisions, legal experts said." (03/27/14)

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China: Knife attack in market kills three, wounds one

March 14, 2014
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USA Today    

"One person was shot dead after a knife attack that left at least three people dead in a Chinese market Friday, state media said, in the second such attack in two weeks. ... The attack comes two weeks after 29 people were killed in a knife attack at a train station in southwestern China that the government blamed on separatists from the far west Muslim region of Xinjiang." (03/14/14)

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Washington’s dilemma with China: Security vs. economics

February 27, 2014
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Ted Galen Carpenter Cato Institute
by Ted Galen Carpenter  

"Beijing’s recent, highly assertive behavior toward its neighbors regarding territorial disputes in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea has strengthened the argument that the United States needs to adopt countermeasures to curb China’s power and ambitions. Although proponents rarely use the term 'containment' to describe their proposed strategy, the features are similar to the doctrine that was applied to the Soviet Union. But unlike the relationship with the USSR, the United States has extensive, vital economic ties with China." (02/26/14)

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China: Regime blames Internet outage on hacking attack

January 22, 2014
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PC World    

"Tuesday’s Internet outage in China is dividing experts over what caused the networking error, with authorities calling it a hacking attack, and others blaming it on the country’s censorship systems. The outage briefly crippled the Internet in China, with many local websites inaccessible to users. User traffic was mysteriously redirected to a U.S.-based IP address belonging to a company that has hosted software capable of circumventing China’s online censorship. The networking error, which only lasted a few hours, affected at least two-thirds of China’s websites, according to Qihoo 360, a software security vendor in the country." (01/22/14)

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China: Regime steers on to Bloomberg’s Nicotine Nazism path

December 31, 2013
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MarketWatch    

"China hopes to put a stop to a bureaucratic tradition: smoking. China's State Council, the country's cabinet, issued rules banning government officials from smoking in government buildings, schools, hospitals, sporting venues or while on public transportation, China's Central Television said in a national broadcast on Sunday. The rules bar officials from smoking or offering cigarettes to others when performing official duties, a report from China's official Xinhua news agency said." [editor's note: Looks like China is aiming to become as brutally authoritarian as Michael Bloomberg's New York! - TLK] (12/30/13)

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China lands Jade Rabbit robot rover on Moon

December 15, 2013
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"China says it has successfully landed a craft carrying a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon, the first soft landing there for 37 years. On Saturday afternoon (GMT), a landing module used thrusters to touch down, marking the latest step in China's ambitious space exploration programme. Several hours later, the lander will deploy a robotic rover called Yutu, which translates as 'Jade Rabbit.'" (12/14/13)

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China: Regime blocks uncensored version of Wikipedia ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

June 3, 2013
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Hollywood Reporter    

"In the days leading up to the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Tuesday, the Chinese government has been closing some cracks in its system of Internet censorship, known as the Great Firewall, according to reports. On Monday, access to an uncensored version of Wikipedia was cut off in the country, according to Greatfire, an organization that monitors online censorship in China." (06/03/13)

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Occupied Tibet: Two monks self-immolate

April 25, 2013
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Hindustan Times [India]    

"Two young Tibetan monks of Taktsang Lhamo Kirti Monastery in Zoege, eastern Tibet, immolated themselves in Tibet on Wednesday. The Kirti Monastery in a press release issued here said the two monks set themselves on fire protesting against China's continued occupation of Tibet. Both of them died at the site of protest. The deceased have been identified as Lobsang Dawa, 20, and Kunchok Woeser, 22." (04/25/13)

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China doesn’t “own” America

March 11, 2013
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Orange County Register
by Derek Scissors  

"China has fallen behind Japan as the largest foreign holder of U.S. securities. The Department of the Treasury's new numbers are good only through June 30, 2012, but it puts Japan at $1.84 trillion and China at $1.59 trillion. There are lots of things to say about this, but one stands out: The loose talk about China 'owning' America never made any sense and perhaps now can finally end. China's share of all American securities (corporate, municipal, etc.) is only about 2 percent, since the value of all U.S. securities is in the neighborhood of $70 trillion. China's direct holdings of U.S. securities fell $130 billion between June 2011 and June 2012. Did anyone notice?" (03/11/13)

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China: Regime claims monk incited self-immolations

December 9, 2012
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Fox News    

"Police detained a monk and his nephew in China's Sichuan province and accused them of instigating the self-immolations of eight ethnic Tibetans on the instructions of the Dalai Lama and his followers, state media said. The report in the official Xinhua News Agency did not detail what evidence police had of the exiled Buddhist spiritual leader's involvement -- which was denied by the self-declared Tibetan government-in-exile in northern India." (12/09/12)

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Occupied Tibet: Seven self-immolations in seven days

October 29, 2012
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Hindustan Times [India]    

"The number of Tibetans who self-immolated in the last one week is now seven, rights groups have said, adding that news of two more cases that took place in [occupied Tibet] earlier this week only coming out on late Saturday. Two Tibetan men, cousins Tsepo, 20, and Tenzin, 25, set fire to themselves in a protest in their village north of Lhasa on Thursday afternoon." (10/28/12)

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China: Xi’s absence fuels speculation

September 11, 2012
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Bloomberg    

"Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s absence from public events for more than a week fueled speculation about the health of the leading candidate to succeed President Hu Jintao in a once-in-a-decade leadership change. Since speaking at the Party School of the Communist Party on Sept. 1, Xi canceled a Sept. 5 meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After foreign journalists in Beijing were told the same day that Xi would meet Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Sept. 10, the event wasn’t included in an official agenda distributed Sept. 7. The foreign ministry said yesterday no such meeting was planned." (09/11/12)

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China demands Japan release activists abducted over island protest

August 15, 2012
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Reuters    

"China demanded Japan immediately and unconditionally free 14 Chinese activists held over a protest landing on disputed islands on Wednesday, as tensions between Tokyo and its neighbours flared on the anniversary of the end of World War Two. The landing by the activists on an island chain in the East China Sea and their detention by Japan's coast guard came on a day of regional diplomatic jousting, underscoring how history dogs Japan's ties with China and South Korea." (08/15/12)

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Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters take to streets

July 2, 2012
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Times of India [India]    

"Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong hours after Chinese President Hu Jintao swore in the city's new leader and urged him to resolve what he called 'deep disagreements' among the islanders. The by-now annual July 1 demonstration -- marking the end of British colonial rule in 1997 -- was the biggest in years as people took advantage of Hong Kong's laws that make it the only place in China where public protests are permitted." (07/02/12)

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China: Apple to pay $60 million in iPad namecase

July 1, 2012
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Loveland Reporter-Herald    

"A Chinese court says Apple has agreed to pay a local company $60 million to settle a dispute over ownership of the iPad name. The Guangdong High People's Court said Monday that Apple and Proview Technology reached the settlement through mediation. The court said that ended the legal case." (07/01/12)

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China puts its first woman astronaut into orbit

June 17, 2012
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Reuters    

"China put its first woman into orbit on Saturday, one of three astronauts to attempt a critical space docking in the latest challenge for the country's ambitious space programme. A Long March rocket blasted off in the early evening from the remote Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gobi Desert, carrying with it the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft and the three astronauts, including 33-year-old female fighter pilot Liu Yang." (06/17/12)

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Putin, Hu meet on rising Russia-China partnership

June 5, 2012
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San Jose Mercury News    

"The leaders of Russia and China met Tuesday to foster an evolving partnership that has counterbalanced U.S. influence and shielded Syria from international moves to halt its crackdown on a 15-month uprising. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing on his first visit to his country's vast neighbor since resuming the Russian presidency earlier this month." (06/05/12)

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Tibet: Chinese occupiers abduct hundreds after Llasa immolations

May 31, 2012
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Voice of America [US state media]    

"Chinese police reportedly have detained hundreds of people as part of a security lockdown in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, after two people set themselves on fire there earlier this week to protest Chinese rule. The U.S. government-backed Radio Free Asia cited a local source late Wednesday as saying that Chinese authorities have locked up about 600 Tibetan residents. It said many others from outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region [sic]have been expelled." (05/31/12)

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China: Regime moves to censor Weibo users

May 30, 2012
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MSNBC    

"China's Sina Corp has introduced a code of conduct for users of its Weibo service -- the local version of Twitter -- amid accusations of censorship to rein in what has grown into a raucous online forum to air political and social grievances. The code of conduct, first announced earlier this month, stipulates that users of Sina's Weibo microblogging site cannot post information that is against the principles of the constitution, cannot harm national unity, disclose state secrets or publish false information, among other rules." (05/29/12)

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Tibet: Two self-immolate vs. Chinese occupation

May 28, 2012
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Times of India [India]    

"Two men set themselves on fire to protest against the Chinese government in Tibet's capital, Lhasa , in the middle of a large crowd which had gathered to worship the Buddha on Sunday . One of them died while the other is seriously injured. ... This is the first self-immolation by Tibetans in Lhasa in recent times indicating that the protest has spread deep in Tibet, thus mounting renewed pressure on the Chinese government." (05/28/12)

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Filipino, Chinese regimes to impose fishing bans amid turf conflict

May 14, 2012
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Telegraph [UK]    

"The Philippines and China are to both impose fishing bans in the South China Sea as the two countries are locked in a tense territorial standoff. China had already announced its annual ban, which it says is aimed at curbing overfishing, and includes the waters around the disputed Scarborough Shoal. The Philippines on Monday refused to recognise China's measure .... But Albert del Rosario, the foreign secretary, said ... that the Philippines would issue its own ban." (05/14/12)

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US, Chinese regimes to collaborate on Internet censorship justifications

May 8, 2012
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ABC News    

"Asserting that cyberattacks against the U.S. don't come only from China, the U.S. and Chinese defense ministers said they agreed Monday to work together on cyber issues to avoid miscalculations that could lead to future crises. ... Because people and businesses in both China and American have been victims of cyberattacks, officials have been talking more about building a better relationship so that they can work together." (05/08/12)

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Chen leaves US embassy under promise of safety from Chinese regime

May 2, 2012
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Epoch Times    

"Chen Guangcheng, the human rights lawyer who made a dramatic escape from house arrest last week and spent six days in U.S. care in Beijing, has now been given assurances of safety and will remain in China. Chen left the embassy on the afternoon of May 2, according to American officials who briefed foreign journalists in Beijing." (05/02/12)

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China: Regime cracks down after dissident’s escape

April 29, 2012
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Los Angeles Times    

"Supporters of blind human rights dissident Chen Guangcheng, who fled house arrest and is reportedly under protection at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, are now facing police detention, activists in the U.S. and China said Sunday. ... Officials at the embassy and in Washington have still not confirmed or denied that they are keeping Chen, 40, a lawyer who was imprisoned for exposing forced sterilizations and other abuses by authorities and was placed under house arrest after his release in September 2010." (04/29/12)

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Let freedom ring and self-censorship

April 26, 2012
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The Libertarian Standard
by Tim Swanson  

"Several prominent libertarians, such as Peter Schiff have gone on record suggesting that China is more free-market than the US. Others such as Jim Rogers (2010 Schlarbaum laureate) has stated that 'America is more communist than China' and that 'China isn't communist' and that 'China is not going to be communist ever again.' What evidence do they have of this utopic land of milk and honey? Or as Carl Sagan would say, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." (04/25/12)

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