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China Seeks to Placate Neighbors In Disputed Waters

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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China claims it is committed to peace and stability in the South China Sea as its smaller neighbors protest Beijing’s activity in the disputed waters. Defense Minister Liang Guanglie told a regional forum in Singapore Sunday that China is not seeking dominance and is not a threat to any country. Earlier Sunday, hundreds of demonstrators […]

Chinese VP in Cuba for Economic Talks

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is in Cuba for a two-day visit aimed at boosting economic ties between the two communist-run countries. Officials say Xi will meet with Cuban President Raoul Castro on Sunday and sign accords on commercial and economic cooperation. China is Cuba’s second largest trading partner, after Venezuela. Trade between the two […]

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Hundreds of Vietnamese Stage Anti-China Protest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of demonstrators in Vietnam gathered at the Chinese embassy in Hanoi Sunday, demanding that China stay out of waters claimed by Vietnam. Police allowed the mostly young demonstrators to protest peacefully for awhile before dispersing them. The rare demonstration came after Vietnamese officials said a Chinese patrol vessel intentionally cut a submerged cable last […]

Thousands Mark Anniversary of China’ s Tiananmen Square Crackdown

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Chinese cities of Beijing and Hong Kong were the scenes Saturday of demonstrations to mark the 22nd anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown during which hundreds, perhaps thousands, died. It was on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese government sent tanks and soldiers into the square in central Beijing, the Chinese capital, to […]

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US, Taiwan Call for Accountability on Tiananmen Anniversary

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and Taiwan have pressed China to release dissidents and fully address the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations around Tiananmen Square 22 years ago. The U.S. State Department issued its statement Friday, on the eve of the anniversary of the June 4, 1989 crackdown — when China’s government sent tanks and troops into […]

US Pushes for Accounting of Tiananmen Victims

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. government is urging China to account for all those killed, arrested or still missing from the crackdown on democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square 22 years ago. State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Friday called on China to stop its harassment of the Tiananmen protesters and their families. On June 4, 1989, China’s Communist […]

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Chinese Ministry: Environment in ‘Very Grave’ Condition

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s rapid economic growth comes with a high price, costing the country its environmental health. China’s Environment Ministry issued the warning in its annual assessment Friday, saying the country’s road to prosperity is still littered with pollution and a loss of biodiversity. The report found about one-sixth of China’s major rivers are so contaminated the […]

Clinton: Feds Probe Google Hacking Allegations

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says federal agents are investigating accusations from Internet giant Google that computer hackers in China broke into the e-mail accounts of hundreds of people, including senior U.S. officials, Chinese political activists and journalists. Clinton, speaking Thursday in Washington, called the allegations “very serious,” but offered no details of the […]

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China Rebuffs Philippines Complaint, Claiming South China Sea Reefs

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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China is claiming sovereignty over a series of reefs also claimed by the Philippines in the latest in a series of territorial disputes in the South China Sea. A foreign ministry spokesman said in Beijing Thursday it is “entirely normal” for a Chinese enterprise to have unloaded building materials and erected marker posts in the […]

China, Google Clash Over Reported New Hacking Attack

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Google is once more in conflict with China, this time over a new hacker attack affecting the e-mail accounts of hundreds of people, including senior U.S. officials, journalists, and Chinese political activists. The Internet giant says the scheme to steal user passwords from G-Mail accounts originated in Jinan in eastern China. It gave no details […]

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