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2 Tibetans Die in Self-Immolation

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rights activists say a 24-year-old Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in his homeland. Hours earlier on Saturday, a cab driver and mother of two died after setting herself afire, the latest death in a wave of self-immolations to protest Chinese rule. Several sources tell VOA’s Tibetan Language […]

Tibetan Woman Dies in Self-Immolation

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rights activists say a Tibetan cab driver and mother of two died Saturday after setting herself afire, the latest death in a wave of self-immolations to protest Chinese rule. The Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet said in a release Sunday that Chagmo Kyi set herself ablaze in Tongren county in western China’s Qinghai province. The […]

China Unveils New Leaders, With Xi at Head

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Xi Jinping has been named the new leader of China, taking over as general secretary of the country’s ruling Communist Party and chair of its powerful military commission. Vice President Xi, who was long expected to take control of the party from outgoing President Hu Jintao, was at the head of a leadership lineup of […]

China Unveils New Leaders, With Xi at Head

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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TITLE: Secuity Council Brings up Gaza HEAD: UN Security Council Holds Emergency Meeting on Gaza Violence DATE: 11/14/2012 PUBLISHED AT: Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:17:55 AM BYLINE: Margaret Besheer DATELINE: United Nations NUMBER: 3609558 TYPE: CR The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting, late Wednesday, on the situation in the Gaza Strip, where […]

China Unveils New Leaders, With Xi at Head

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 12:00 am (UTC-5)
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China unveiled a new senior leadership lineup on Thursday, with Vice President Xi Jinping emerging as head of the country’s Communist Party for the next decade. The Politburo Standing Committee, China’s most powerful decision-making body, walked onto a stage at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on Thursday. Besides Mr. Xi, the leaders include Vice […]

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China to Reveal New Senior Leaders to Assist Next President

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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China is preparing to reveal the identities of new senior leaders who will help the country’s next president and premier to deal with major challenges such as slowing economic growth and widening public anger at government corruption. The new leaders will walk onto a platform at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on Thursday as […]

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Hu Steps Down, as China’s Leadership Transition Begins

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao formally stepped down as head of the Communist Party on Wednesday, setting the stage for Vice President Xi Jinping to take the country’s top leadership post. Addressing the final day of the party’s week-long congress, President Hu told delegates at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People they should be unified as […]

US Congressional Reports Urges Tougher Screening on Chinese Investment

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 7:01 am (UTC-5)
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An American Congressional report is urging tougher screening laws for investment by China’s state-owned enterprises, saying China is what it calls the “most threatening actor in cyberspace.” . The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission acknowledges in a report Wednesday that growing Chinese investment in the United States is an important source of job growth. […]

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Hu Steps Down, as China’s Leadership Transition Begins

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao formally stepped down as head of the Communist Party on Wednesday, setting the stage for Vice President Xi Jinping to take the country’s top leadership post. Addressing the final day of the party’s week-long congress, President Hu told delegates at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People they should be unified as […]

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Xi, Li Named to Top Spots as China’s 18th Party Congress Ends

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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China’s Communist Party wrapped up a pivotal week-long meeting in Beijing on Wednesday, one day before unveiling the country’s top leaders for the next decade. Gathering in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People for the closing ceremony of the 18th Party Congress, over 2,000 hand-picked delegates selected the few hundred members of the party’s Central […]

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