Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

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 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 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 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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Kyrgyzstan: Chinese embassy hit by suspected suicide car bomb

August 30, 2016
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Christian Science Monitor Christian Science Monitor    

"A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said. An Interior Ministry spokesman said the car exploded inside the compound and quoted Deputy Prime Minister Janysh Razakov as describing the blast as 'a terrorist act.'" (08/30/16)

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2016/0830/Chinese-embassy-in-Kyrgyzstan-hit-by-suspected-suicide-car-bomb  

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China: Regime unveils 2020 Mars rover concept

August 24, 2016
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Manila Times [Philippines]    

"China has unveiled illustrations of a Mars probe and rover it aims to send to the Red Planet at the end of the decade in a mission that faces 'unprecedented' challenges, state media said on Wednesday. China, which is pouring billions into its space program and working to catch up with the US and Europe, announced in April it aims to send a spacecraft 'around 2020' to orbit Mars, land and deploy the rover." (08/24/16)

http://www.manilatimes.net/china-unveils-2020-mars-rover-concept/281825/  

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Chinese ships, planes conduct war games in Sea of Japan

August 22, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"Chinese planes and ships held war games in the Sea of Japan last week, the military said, during which Beijing displayed its latest-generation frigate at a time of bitter territorial disputes with Asian neighbors. The Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website late Saturday that the long-range exercises staged Friday pitted a red army against a blue one in a simulated bomber attack on a naval task force. ... The statement made no mention of what sort of conflict the exercise was intended as a response to, prospective foes or why the Sea of Japan was chosen as the location of the drills. However, China has grown increasingly assertive over its claim to a chain of uninhabited islands controlled by Japan, recently dispatching more than a dozen coast guard vessels as Chinese fishing vessels swarmed the surrounding waters." (08/21/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/21/chinese-ships-planes-conduct-war-games-in-sea-japan.html  

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Hong Kong: Three activists sentenced over peaceful protests

August 18, 2016
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Birmingham Star    

"On August 15, 2016, a Hong Kong court sentenced three student leaders in violation of their rights to peaceful expression and assembly, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Alex Chow was given a three weeks sentence with a one year suspension while Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were given community service orders of 80 hours and 120 hours, respectively. Chow and Wong were convicted of 'unlawful assembly,' while Law was convicted of 'incitement,' offences under Hong Kong's Public Order Ordinance." (08/17/16)

http://www.birminghamstar.com/index.php/sid/246792317  

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China: First quantum satellite allegedly heralds era of “hack free” communication

August 16, 2016
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euronews [EU]    

"China has launched the very first quantum satellite developed by a team of Chinese and Austrian scientists. The rocket took to the heavens from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in north west China. Named after the ancient Chinese scientist and philosopher Micius the satellite heralds the advent of a new form of 'hack proof' communications. ... the quantum satellite will send messages to authorised ground bases, if the communication is intercepted while being transmitted the message bursts and the bases will see the changes in the particles." (08/16/16)

http://www.euronews.com/2016/08/16/china-launches-first-quantum-satellite-heralding-the-advent-of-hack-free  

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China isn’t the only one who flaunts court rulings

August 16, 2016
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Jacob G Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger  

"Ever since an international tribunal in the Hague ruled against China last July in a dispute over ownership of islands in the South China Sea, the U.S. mainstream press has lambasted China for refusing to comply with the Court's ruling. For example, three days ago a New York Times editorial pointed out that China, which had challenged the Court's jurisdiction and refused to participate in the proceedings, took China to task for its 'defiance,' its acts of 'provocation,' and its apparent lack of 'commitment to the rule of law.' However, the Chinese communist regime is not the only government that refuses to comply with rulings of international tribunals. The U.S. government falls in the same category, something that the U.S. mainstream press, for some unknown reason, invariably fails to mention when castigating China for its decision." (08/16/16)

http://fff.org/2016/08/16/china-isnt-one-flaunts-court-rulings/  

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