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January 29 2018


Chinese rights lawyer charged with inciting subversion

Prominent legal activist Yu Wensheng has been charged with inciting subversion of state power after writing a letter calling for democratic reforms, his lawyer said Monday. Police informed Yu's wife of the charge on Saturday, lawyer Huang Hanzhong said.


'Terror' risks in Xinjiang remains serious despite security push, says China

Foxes are seen in the snow in Hemu of Altay, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China on January 28, 2018. Photo - Reuters Foxes are seen in the snow in Hemu of Altay, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China on January 28, 2018.


Ford China chief in abrupt departure, a blow to recovery hopes

Ford Motor Co said its China chief, Jason Luo, has stepped down after only five months at the helm for personal reasons, a sudden resignation that raises questions over how the automaker will best tackle a sales slump in the world's biggest car market. FILE PHOTO - Key Safety Systems Chief Executive Officer Jason Luo listens to a question during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan October 5, 2016.


China Success Finance Announces Issuance of HK$154 Million Convertible Bonds

Enters into Subscription Agreement with CCB International to strengthen leadership position HONG KONG, Jan 26, 2018 - - China Success Finance Group Holdings is pleased to announce that it has entered into a subscription agreement with Chance Talent Management Limited, an wholly-owned subsidiary of CCB International Limited , for the issuance of 2-year 6% Convertible Bonds with an aggregate principle amount of HK$154,000,000. According to the subscription agreement, the Convertible Bonds are convertible into shares at the initial conversion price of HK$2.20 per conversion share, which represents a premium of approximately 50% over the closing price of HK$1.47 per share as quoted on the HKEx on 25 January 2018.

January 28 2018


Trump, China and armageddon

It's the end of the world as we know it - or so we're told, not just by R.E.M., but also this week by the venerable Economist , which carries a lengthy special report pondering "The Next War." The issue's lead essay warns that "powerful, long-term shifts in geopolitics and the proliferation of new technologies" are eroding America's global dominance, obliging thinking people everywhere to think about the unthinkable.


China Pushes 'Polar Silk Road' Into Arctic

China has announced plans to develop Arctic shipping routes through ice opened by global warming. The proposed "Polar Silk Route" will become part of China's One Belt One Road Initiative-an ambitious trillion dollar trade and infrastructure project that aims to connect Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa with vast transport networks.


China's air force enlists courier firms for military's drone front

China's biggest private courier company has been drafted by the Chinese military to help deliver on unmanned emergency missions. State-run Xinhua news agency reported on the weekend that SF Express drones took part in People's Liberation Army Air Force exercises in the southwestern province of Yunnan and in northwestern Shaanxi province, as the military explores new kinds of logistics support.


US a deeply concerneda over China detention of Swede

The United States on Saturday expressed deep concern about the case of Hong Kong book publisher Gui Minhai, allegedly snatched by Chinese police while being accompanied by Swedish diplomats. "We are deeply concerned that Swedish citizen Gui Minhai was detained on January 20," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.


China says hopes to get Japan ties back on track

China hopes to work with Japan to get relations back onto a normal track, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Sunday during a meeting in Beijing. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, left, and Chinese counterpart Wang Yi pose for photograph before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China Jan. 28, 2018.


China Places New Controls on Center of Tibetan Buddhist Studies

A view of the settlements of Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sertar County of Ganze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China, July 23, 2015. Chinese authorities are placing tighter administrative controls over Larung Gar , a Buddhist study center, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch .

January 27 2018


Heavy snow in central, southern China wreaks havoc on travel

Heavy snow continued to affect parts of China on Saturday, closing highways, causing train and flight cancellations, and even interrupting the final of a soccer match between Vietnam and Uzbekistan in a southern Chinese province. In central Hubei province, sections of more than 30 highways were closed due to icy conditions, while the number of passing vehicles were restricted, the official Xinhua news agency reported.


What does China's new Arctic policy mean for Canada?

The Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, docked Thursday in Shanghai, after an 85-day scientific quest across the Arctic Ocean. The policy outlines plans to develop shipping routes, expand its research programs, pursue environmental protection and develop resources across the Arctic.


Hong Kong: Member of Joshua Wong's party barred from standing for office

Hong Kong has barred a member of pro-democracy icon Joshua Wong's political party from standing in an upcoming by-election. Agnes Chow, a 21-year-old former student activist, was informed of the decision by the Hong Kong Island returning office Saturday, Demosisto said in a statement.


Joint Research Projects Help China Consolidate Power, Peacefully, at Sea

A Malaysian navy vessel patrols waters near Langkawi Island, May 16, 2015. Malaysia is buying four ships from China to help it patrol its coastline.


Vietnam '67: How China Used Schools to Win Over Hanoi

In December 1966, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, or North Vietnam, and the People's Republic of China signed an agreement to establish schools for North Vietnamese children in China, with China providing the facilities, funds and equipment. America's bombing campaign over North Vietnam was in high gear, and Hanoi wanted to move its students to a safe place.


China mom pays dearly for husband's probe of Ivanka Trump

XIANGYANG: With two young children, Deng Guilian hadn't planned on going back to work. That changed after her husband was arrested while investigating labor abuses at Chinese suppliers for Ivanka Trump's brand.

January 26 2018


Chinese volunteers spend 200 days on virtual 'moon base'

Four volunteers lived in the sealed lab to simulate a long-term space mission with no input from the outside world. BEIJING: Chinese students spent 200 continuous days in a "lunar lab" in Beijing, state media said Friday , as the country prepares for its long-term goal of putting people on the moon.


Ancient bronze casting relics found in China

Beijing, Jan 26 : A large ancient bronze casting ruins, dating back to the Shang Dynasty , has been discovered in central China's Henan province. The relics, covering 5,000 square meters, is located at the Yinxu archeological site near Anyang, an ancient capital city in late Shang.


Exclusive: China to name Harvard-trained Liu He as vice premier overseeing economy - sources

China is set to name Liu He, a Harvard-trained economist who advises President Xi Jinping, as a vice premier overseeing the economy and financial sector, five sources familiar with the development said. Liu's promotion would be part of a wider government reshuffle following the 19th Communist Party Congress in October last year, during which Xi laid out his vision for China's long-term development, and elevated his key allies.


The risk in China's megacities is in whether they are smart or liveable

Whether China's cities are mega or not, the risk is not their size - or whether there are four, or 164 - it is making sure they are intelligently developed. China's " heavy reliance on Megacities viewed as risky bet ," blazed a South China Morning Post article headline this week, referring to the data of local authorities that's "adding to the debate over the risks of relying on a handful of metropolises to drive national growth."

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