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Murdered Briton in China Political Scandal Was MI6 Informant: Report

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A major U.S. newspaper says it has found evidence that a British businessman murdered by the wife of Bo Xilai, once one of China’s top politicians, was working as an informant for Britain’s spy agency, MI6. The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday its investigation found that Neil Heywood was providing MI6 information on the Bo […]

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Dalai Lama: Next Area for Reform in China is Political

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama says China’s new leader will likely embark on political reforms to leave his mark on the nation the way the current leadership has done with economic reforms. Speaking to reporters Monday during a pastoral visit to Japan, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said China is already reforming its economy. He said the […]

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China Rebuffs UN for Criticizing it on Tibet Unrest

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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China has lashed out at U.N. criticism of Beijing’s handling of unrest in Tibetan areas, where there have been frequent self-immolations and other protests. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday that self-immolations have been instigated by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and are used to encourage people to engage in “separatist” […]

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Tibetan Artist Sets Himself on Fire in China – Reports

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan artist has died after setting himself on fire in the latest self-immolation to protest Chinese rule, and residents are said to be afraid to leave their homes because large numbers of security forces are in the area. The Tibetan government-in-exile and activist groups said the man set fire to himself Sunday in Tongren, […]

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Beijing Hit by Early Snows

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Beijing has issued its second-highest blizzard alert, after the Chinese capital was hit by an unusually early snowstorm. China’s National Meteorological Center issued an orange alert Sunday, predicting that heavy snow will also hit central and eastern parts of Inner Mongolia and in the northern provinces surrounding Beijing through Tuesday. The official Xinhua news agency […]

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UN Rights Chief Urges China to Address Tibetan Grievances

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ top human rights official has urged China to address the many grievances in Tibetan areas that have led to a growing number of deadly protests. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a statement Friday that social stability in Tibet will never be achieved through heavy security measures and […]

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China Dissident Given 8 Years in Jail for Advocating Democracy

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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ATTN WEB DESK: PLEASE USE THIS VERSION China continued its latest crackdown on dissent Thursday by sentencing a man to eight years in prison for advocating constitutional democracy and criticizing the ruling Communist Party. The lawyer for 27-year-old Cao Haibo says his client was sentenced for “subversion of state power” at a secret court hearing […]

China Dissident Given 8 Years in Jail for Advocating Democracy

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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China continued its latest crackdown on dissent Thursday by sentencing a man to eight years in prison for advocating constitutional democracy and criticizing the ruling Communist Party. The lawyer for 27-year-old Cao Haibo says his client was sentenced for “subversion of state power” at a secret court hearing in the southwestern city of Kunming. He […]

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China Sovereign Fund Buys 10 Percent of London’s Heathrow

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state-owned investment fund has purchased a 10 percent stake in London’s Heathrow Airport, the latest Chinese push into key overseas infrastructure projects. The China Investment Corporation paid the company that manages Heathrow, Spanish architectural company Ferrovial, $414 million for a six percent stake in Heathrow’s parent company, FGP Topco. It also added shares from […]

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China Launches Anti-Dumping Probe into EU Solar Products

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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China is starting an investigation into whether the European Union is unfairly subsidizing solar exports, the latest in a series of Beijing’s trade disputes with Europe and the United States. China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday the anti-dumping probe will focus on whether the EU sold solar-grade polysilicon, a key material in the production of solar […]

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