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China Rejects US View on Rights in Tibet

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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China has lashed out at the United States for remarks by a U.S. official blaming China’s restrictive policies in Tibet for a rise in self-immolation protests. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Friday called the remarks “disgusting” and said the Tibet issue has nothing to do with human rights, ethnicity or religion. Hong repeated […]

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China Rejects U.S. Accusation on Rights in Tibet

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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China has lashed out at the United States for remarks by a U.S. official blaming Beijing’s policies in Tibet for a string of self-immolation protests. Maria Otero, a U.S. undersecretary of state and special coordinator for Tibetan issues, expressed concern about the burnings Wednesday and called on Beijing to let Tibetans express their grievances freely. […]

China Rejects U.S. Accusation on Rights in Tibet

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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China has lashed out at the United States for remarks by a U.S. official blaming Beijing’s policies in Tibet for a string of self-immolation protests. Maria Otero, a U.S. undersecretary of state and special coordinator for Tibetan issues, expressed concern about the burnings Wednesday and called on Beijing to let Tibetans express their grievances freely. […]

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China Warns Vietnam to Stop Oil Exploration in Disputed Region

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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China has warned Vietnam to stop “unilateral oil and gas exploration” in disputed areas of the South China Sea, as the two countries’ long-standing maritime dispute continues to heat up. Foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei’s comments Thursday come after Vietnam’s state-owned oil and gas company accused Chinese vessels of cutting a cable on one of […]

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China Ranks Poorly in Global Corruption Index

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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China has received poor marks in an annual corruption index, underscoring a worsening problem that Communist Party leaders have acknowledged could threaten their grip on power. Transparency International’s index on state corruption again placed China well down in the rankings at number 80 out of the 176 countries where perceptions of official graft were measured. […]

China Ranks Poorly in Global Corruption Index

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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China has received poor marks in an annual corruption index, underscoring a worsening problem that Communist Party leaders have acknowledged could threaten their grip on power. Transparency International’s index on state corruption again placed China well down in the rankings at number 80 out of the 176 countries where perceptions of official graft were measured. […]

US Accuses Chinese Auditors of Securities Violations

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. securities agency is accusing the China-based affiliates of some of the world’s largest accounting companies of violating American financial laws by refusing to divulge information about their audit work for Chinese companies that are under investigation. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that five companies have “refused to cooperate” for several months. […]

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India: China’s Navy Modernization a “Major Concern”

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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India’s navy chief says the modernization of China’s navy is a source of major concern and has pledged to protect India’s interests in the South China Sea. India’s state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has a stake in a gas field off the coast of Vietnam. China claims almost all of the South China […]

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China Imprisons Local ‘Interceptors’

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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China is denying reports that a Beijing court has imprisoned 10 men for illegally detaining citizens who tried to lodge complaints with the central government. Chinese media reported Sunday that 10 officials from central Henan province hired men to stop petitioners from airing their grievances in Beijing in an effort to cover up abuses. In […]

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China Imprisons Local ‘Interceptors’

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are reporting that a Beijing court has imprisoned 10 men for illegally detaining citizens who tried to lodge complaints with the central government. Under China’s “petitioning” system, people can request that the central government investigate abuses by local officials at a complaints office in the capital. However, Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court found […]

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