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China Insists Times Reporter Was Not Forced to Leave Country

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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China says it is still considering the visa application of a New York Times journalist who the paper says was forced to leave the country because of delays in accreditation. The Times says veteran China correspondent Chris Buckley “was forced to leave mainland China” after authorities declined to issue him a visa by the end […]

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NYT Reporter ‘Forced Out’ of China Following Visa Issue

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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China has forced the departure of a New York Times journalist after failing to renew his visa, prompting fresh accusations that Beijing is retaliating against foreign media because of coverage critical of the Communist Party. The Times says correspondent Chris Buckley “was forced to leave mainland China” Monday after authorities declined to issue him a […]

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China Says Japan Releases Detained Chinese Fishermen

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s state news agency says Japan has released a Chinese fishing crew detained on Saturday for poaching in Japanese waters. Xinhua said Japanese authorities released the captain and his crew on Monday, after detaining them in waters off the southern city of Kagoshima. A Chinese foreign ministry official said Beijing sent a diplomat to a […]

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China Requires Real-Name Internet Registration

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official news agency says the government has tightened controls on Internet users by enacting rules requiring them to register their real names. The state Xinhua news agency said lawmakers approved the measures Friday at the closing meeting of a five-day session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Beijing says the regulation […]

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North Korea’s Trade with China Expanded Rapidly in 2011: Seoul

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A new report says North Korea’s trade with China accounted for more than 70 percent of its total commerce last year, as the isolated nation deepens its reliance on its only major ally. South Korea’s national statistics office said Thursday that Pyongyang’s bilateral trade with Beijing totaled over $5.6 billion in 2011. That is an […]

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China Officially Opens World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s longest high-speed rail line began operations in China Wednesday. The first train of the 2,298-kilometer Beijing-to-Guangzhou route departed from the capital at 9 a.m. local time , with a second train departing an hour later from Guangzhou. Trains on the new route will travel at 300 kilometers an hour, which will reduce the […]

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China Rescues 89 Children From Trafficking Rings

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say they have rescued 89 children and arrested 355 suspects in a crackdown on a number of suspected human trafficking rings. State-run media say the operation began December 18 in several provinces, including Guangdong and Sichuan. The children are being cared for by the government while authorities try to locate their parents. China […]

Road Accident Kills 11 Children in China

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say 11 children have died after the van carrying them plunged into a pond in eastern China. The official Xinhua News Agency says the accident happened Monday in a rural area of Jiangxi province. The van was carrying 15 kindergarten children and one teacher. Police have detained the van’s driver for questioning and […]

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Alcohol Off Menu for China’s Military

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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China’s military commission has initiated strict changes for high-ranking military officers in an effort to curb a stream of corruption scandals. Reports in state media Friday said the Central Military Commission’s new rules ban senior officers from holding receptions featuring alcohol and staying in luxury hotels when on work trips. According to the new commission […]

Alcohol Off Menu for China’s Military

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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China’s military commission has initiated strict changes for high-ranking military officers in an effort to curb a stream of corruption scandals. Reports in state media Friday said the Central Military Commission’s new rules ban senior officers from holding receptions featuring alcohol and staying in luxury hotels when on work trips. According to the new commission […]

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