Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

Pacific island of Sao Tome breaks ties with Taiwan

December 21, 2016
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Business Insider    

"Taiwan says the Pacific island nation of Sao Tome and Principe has broken their diplomatic ties. Just 21 countries and governments now have diplomatic ties with Taiwan. Most of the world and the United Nations do not formally recognize Taiwan as a condition of maintaining relations with Beijing, which considers Taiwan a part of its territory." (12/21/16)

http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-pacific-island-of-sao-tome-breaks-ties-with-taiwan-2016-12  

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China: Regime to ban more poultry imports from countries with bird flu outbreak

December 21, 2016
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Reuters    

"China will ban imports of poultry and related products from countries where there are outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu, the agency that oversees safety of the country's imports said on Wednesday. China has already banned poultry imports from more than 60 countries." (12/21/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-birdflu-china-idUSKBN14A0T6  

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Report: Chinese regime adds armaments on disputed islands

December 15, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"China's military has installed anti-aircraft guns and other weapons on man-made islands in the South China Sea, according to a U.S. think tank's analysis of satellite imagery published late Wednesday. The Center for Strategic and International Studies' report said China has built 'significant point-defense capabilities' on all seven of its outposts in the Spratly Islands archipelago, a key trade channel where Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines and others claim territory. The claim comes as President-elect Donald Trump has accused Beijing of constructing a 'massive military complex' in the South China Sea, made aggressive comments about China's trade policy and questioned U.S. protocol and policy over China's rival Taiwan." (12/15/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/12/15/china-weapons-south-china-sea/95461078/  

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Beijing regime “seriously concerned” after Trump questions risible “one China” claim

December 13, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"China has warned that it's 'seriously concerned' after President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether the United States should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of 'one China.' Trump has signaled a willingness to confront Beijing, and his latest comments in an interview with Fox News suggested that he won't hesitate to anger China until the country comes to the bargaining table on trade and North Korea. China's response was measured but clear: co-operation with the US 'would be out of the question' if Trump doesn't adhere to the 'one China' policy -- a cornerstone of bilateral relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties in the 1970s." [editor's note: Taiwan has been independent of the mainland since 1949. The mainland regime's ongoing demand that everyone (including the Taiwanese) pretend that's not the case deserves to be ignored - TLK] (12/12/16)

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/12/politics/china-trump-one-china-reaction/index.html  

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Taiwan: Trump call was not China “policy shift”

December 6, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"President-elect Donald Trump's controversial phone call with Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen does not signal a change in China policy and simply reflected 'a way for us to express our respect for the U.S. election,' the leader of this East Asian nation said here Tuesday. 'One phone call does not mean a policy shift,' Tsai told USA TODAY. 'We all see the value of stability in the region.'" (12/06/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/12/06/phone-call-trump-taiwan-president/95027782/  

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South Korea claims North Korea carried out cyber attack from Chinese IP

December 6, 2016
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United Press International United Press International    

"A South Korean military source says it has identified the source of North Korea cyberattacks that targeted the internal networks of the military. The Internet Protocol address linked to the attacks was traced to a location in Shenyang, China, and a malicious code associated with the address was similar to the one used in North Korean cyberattacks against the South, Yonhap reported. Seoul's military believes the evidence points to North Korean involvement in a hacking incident aimed at the army's intranet." (12/06/16)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/12/05/North-Korea-cyberattack-traced-to-city-in-China-report-says/8601480990766/  

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Erdogan: EU not everything, Turkey may join Shanghai Five

November 21, 2016
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Hurriyet Daily News [Turkey]    

"Turkey should not be 'fixated' on the idea of joining the European Union and should look at other opportunities, such as the Russia-led Shanghai Pact, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. 'Turkey should first of all feel relaxed about the EU and not be fixated' about joining it, Erdogan told reporters on the presidential plane returning from Uzbekistan, daily Hurriyet reported. 'Some may criticize me but I express my opinion. For example, I have said 'why shouldn't Turkey be in the Shanghai 5?'' he said. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), also known as the 'Shanghai 5,' is a loose security and economic bloc led by Russia and China. The other formal members are Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Erdogan said he had already discussed the idea with Russian President Vladimir Putin and with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev." (11/20/16)

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/eu-not-everything-turkey-may-join-shanghai-pact-president-erdogan.aspx?pageID=238&nID=106321&NewsCatID=338  

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China: Regime apes US propaganda to justify increased Internet censorship

November 20, 2016
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Business Insider    

"China's ambitions to tighten up regulation of the Internet have found a second wind in old fears -- terrorism and fake news. Chinese officials and business leaders speaking at the third World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen last week called for more rigid cyber governance, pointing to the ability of militants to organise online and the spread of false news items during the recent U.S. election as signs cyberspace had become dangerous and unwieldy." (11/19/16)

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-china-says-terrorism-fake-news-impel-greater-global-internet-curbs-2016-11  

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North Korea: Regime begs Chinese to stop noticing Kim Jong Un is a lardass

November 15, 2016
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Fox News    

"North Korea has made a state request to officials in China pleading for them to stop referring to 'glorious leader' Kim Jong-un as fat. Ministers have reportedly asked their neighbours to refrain from referring to the chunky Swiss cheese fan as Jin San Pang or 'Kim Fatty III' in media or conversations." (11/15/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/15/north-korea-begs-china-to-stop-calling-kim-jong-un-fat.html  

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Chinese regime official appointed head of Interpol

November 10, 2016
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ZDNet ZDNet    

"China's vice minister of public security has been appointed the new president of Interpol, beginning his four-year tenure with immediate effect. Meng Hongwei was elected head of the global organisation at Interpol's 85th General Assembly, held this week in Bali, Indonesia, promising to work towards 'the cause of policing' in the world. Interpol represents 190 member countries." (11/10/16)

http://www.zdnet.com/article/chinas-public-security-officer-appointed-interpol-head/  

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Total confirms deal with Iranian, Chinese regimes on South Pars gas field

November 8, 2016
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Reuters    

"French oil major Total confirmed on Tuesday a preliminary deal with Iran whereby Total would develop the phase 11 part of the South Pars gas field along with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). Total said it would operate the SP11 project with a 50.1 percent stake in it. Petropars, a subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Company, would have a 19.9 percent stake while Chinese state-owned oil and gas company CNPC would have a 30 percent stake."

http://www.reuters.com/article/total-iran-idUSL9N1CG00O  

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China: Regime imposes new Internet censorship regulations in name of “cybersecurity”

November 8, 2016
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Yahoo! News Yahoo! News    

"China Monday passed a controversial cybersecurity bill tightening restrictions on online freedom of speech and imposing new rules on online service providers, raising concerns it is further cloistering its heavily controlled internet. ... The law, which was approved by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, is largely focused on protecting the country's networks and private user information. But it also bans internet users from publishing a wide variety of information, including anything that damages 'national honour,' 'disturbs economic or social order' or is aimed at 'overthrowing the socialist system.'" (11/07/16)

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/china-passes-controversial-cybersecurity-law-070620341.html  

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China: Beijing regime blocks pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers

November 7, 2016
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Time Time    

"Two radical Hong Kong lawmakers who support the semiautonomous territory's independence from China have been banned from serving in the local legislature after Beijing stepped in to issue a rare interpretation of the Basic Law, Hong Kong's constitution. It is Beijing's most severe infringement on Hong Kong's autonomy since the U.K. returned the colony to Chinese rule in 1997. The lawmakers, 30-year-old Sixtus 'Baggio' Leung and 25-year-old Yau Wai-ching, are being penalized for delivering oaths of office that authorities considered seditious." (11/07/16)

http://time.com/4560174/hong-kong-china-lawmakers-legislature-oaths/  

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Hong Kong: Thousands protest Beijing intervention

November 7, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding that China's central government stay out of a political dispute in the southern Chinese city after Beijing indicated that it would intervene to deter pro-independence advocates. Police used pepper spray and batons to contain some of the demonstrators, arresting two. The dispute centers on a provocative display of anti-China sentiment by two pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers at their swearing-in last month. China's top legislative panel said Beijing must intervene to deter advocates of independence for Hong Kong, calling their actions a threat to national security." (11/06/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/thousands-in-hong-kong-protest-beijing-intervention/2016/11/06/7c554166-a46d-11e6-8fc0-7be8f848c492_story.html  

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Chinese, Malaysian regimes sign agreement on navy vessels

November 1, 2016
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Reuters    

"China and Malaysia signed 14 agreements on Tuesday, including one on navy vessels, after a meeting between Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The agreement on the joint development of the vessels, known as littoral mission ships, was announced at a signing ceremony at Beijing's Great Hall of the People." (11/01/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-malaysia-idUSKBN12W3WF  

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China: Duterte announces “separation from the United States”

October 21, 2016
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Politico    

"Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared Thursday that he's breaking from the United States, saying that he is strengthening ties with China and that America 'lost.' 'I announce my separation from the United States,' said Duterte in Beijing, where he's meeting with business leaders and elected official[s]. 'I have separated from them. So I will be dependent on you for all time. But do not worry. We will also help as you help us.' China and the Philippines will sign $13.5 billion in deals this week and the two sides agreed to resume a dialogue on their dispute over the South China Sea, officials also said Thursday." (10/20/16)

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/philippine-president-duterte-announces-separation-from-us-230082  

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Chinese astronauts arrive at Tiangong 2 space station

October 19, 2016
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"China's Shenzhou 11 manned spacecraft has successfully docked with China's Tiangong 2 space lab and two astronauts have entered, according to China's official news agency Xinhua. China is the third country after the United States and Russia to complete space rendezvous and docking procedures, Xinhua said." (10/18/16)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/19/chinese-astronauts-arrive-at-tiangong-2-space-station  

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China’s longest space mission launches

October 17, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"China's Shenzhou 11 'heavenly vessel' launched Monday (7:30 p.m. Sunday ET) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert. The launch was shown on state broadcaster CCTV. This is China'a longest-ever crewed space mission. On board are two astronauts -- Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong. They will dock with the Tiangong-2 space lab, which was launched last month. Jing and Chen will remain in space for a total of 33 days, with 30 of those spent conducting experiments related to medicine, physics and biology in the space lab." (10/16/16)

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/16/asia/china-longest-space-mission/  

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Did ancient Greeks help build China’s terracotta army?

October 13, 2016
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Christian Science Monitor Christian Science Monitor    

"Greek sculptors may have helped carve the famous terracotta warriors that have for more than 2,000 years watched over the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor. Historians and archeologists excavating the tomb surmise that the statues, which were unusual for the time period, were influenced by Greek sculpture, suggesting that East and West met much earlier than previously thought." (10/13/16)

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/1013/Did-ancient-Greeks-help-build-China-s-Terracotta-Army  

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China: Protests outside defense ministry at army cuts

October 12, 2016
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"More than 1,000 protesters have walked and chanted in front of China's defence ministry, in the latest apparent demonstration by soldiers as the world's largest standing military modernises and downsizes. The protesters stood for several hours in front of the Bayi building in central Beijing, home of the Chinese ministry of national defence. Many wore green fatigues bearing the hammer-and-sickle logo of China's ruling Communist party. The purpose of their demonstration was unclear. Protesters approached by the Associated Press declined to be interviewed and censors blocked searches on social media about retired soldiers or the defence ministry." (10/11/16)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/11/protests-outside-chinese-defence-ministry-beijing-at-army-cuts  

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China: Official sentenced to death for taking “huge amount of bribes”

October 10, 2016
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New York Daily News    

"A former Chinese provincial Communist Party boss was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve Sunday as part of the country's ongoing crackdown on corruption at all levels. The Anyang City Intermediate People's Court in Henan Province said Bai Enpei was found guilty of taking 'a huge amount of bribes' and possessing a large amount of income from unidentified sources. ... Suspended death sentences in China are usually reverted to life imprisonment after two years with good behavior." (10/09/16)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/chinese-official-sentenced-death-bribes-article-1.2824096  

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Philippines: Duterte ending joint US military drills; foreign secretary disputes

September 30, 2016
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United Press International United Press International    

"Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said upcoming joint U.S.-Philippine military exercises would be the last between the two countries, but one diplomat in the Southeast Asian nation said the comment was taken out of context. ... Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Duterte meant only drills in the South China Sea would stop in order to improve economic relations with China. Yasay, who was a teacher in Washington, D.C., for years, said Duterte was only repeating an earlier declaration which said he would not allow Philippine troops to participate in joint patrols of the South China Sea." (09/29/16)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/09/29/Philippines-Duterte-ending-joint-US-military-drills-foreign-secretary-disputes/3831475145950/  

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East China Sea: Japanese scramble jets as Chinese fleet flies near disputed islands

September 26, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Japan scrambled fighter jets Sunday after China flew a fleet of aircraft near contested islands in the East China Sea. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that the jets were sent up after eight Chinese military planes crossed between Okinawa and the Miyako islands near Taiwan. He said that two of the aircraft were thought to be fighter jets. He added that the planes didn't 'trespass' into Japan's territorial airspace, although he said it was the first time that Chinese military aircraft had been seen in the Miyako Strait." (09/26/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/26/asia/japan-china-jet-scrambled/  

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China’s Heavenly Palace to make an uncontrolled return from the heavens

September 21, 2016
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Ars Technica Ars Technica    

"China says its first space station, launched in 2011, will return to Earth sometime during the second half of 2017. Chinese space officials cannot say exactly when, or where the Tiangong-1 laboratory will return to Earth, however. The small space station, named 'Heavenly Palace,' is presently at an orbit of about 370km, Chinese officials said. But it can no longer sustain such a high orbit and will gradually begin falling back to Earth." (09/21/16)

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/09/chinas-heavenly-palace-to-make-an-uncontrolled-return-from-the-heavens/  

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China: Regime launches Tiangong 2 space station

September 15, 2016
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Beckley Register-Herald    

"China has launched its second space station in a sign of the growing sophistication of its military-backed program that intends to send a mission to Mars in the coming years. The Tiangong 2 was carried into space on Thursday night atop a Long March 7 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert in northern China. Plans call for the launch next month of the Shenzhou 11 spaceship with two astronauts to dock with the station and remain on board for a month. The station, whose name means 'Heavenly Palace,' is considered a stepping stone to a mission to Mars by the end of the decade." (09/15/16)

http://www.register-herald.com/region/china-launches-second-space-station-tiangong/article_860c1111-4ad4-5802-8189-d1eba004be09.html  

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