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Japan’s Abe: We Want to Help the Suffering Tibet People

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The man who could become Japan’s next prime minister met with the Dalai Lama Tuesday and called for freedom in Tibet, prompting an immediate protest by the Chinese government. Former prime minister Shinzo Abe, an outspoken nationalist who has been critical of Beijing, joined around 130 other parliamentarians in welcoming the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader […]

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China Promises New Approach on Industrial Development

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The days of pursuing profits and growth no matter what the cost may be coming to an end in China. China’s minister for environmental protection said Monday all future industry projects will be required to include assessments of the risk they pose to social stability. Zhou Shengxian told reporters the change was motivated by growing […]

Dalai Lama on Self-Immolations: China Must Move Beyond Blame Game

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama is speaking out about the growing number of Tibetans setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. The Tibetan spiritual leader said Monday China needs to conduct a “serious investigation” into the self-immolations rather than just place the blame on him. The comments were first reported by Japan’s Kyodo News Agency. At […]

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Chinese Media: Tibetan Dies in Self-Immolation

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media reports a Tibet man has died after setting himself on fire, raising the total of self-immolation protests to seven in a week. The teenager set himself ablaze Saturday in front of the a monastery in northwestern China’s Gansu province. He was identified as Gonpo Tsering. The deadly protests come as China’s leaders […]

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Chinese President Urges Communists to Address Party Woes

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s President Hu Jintao has called on the ruling Communist Party to combat corruption and strengthen governance to prevent disintegration as the country continues on the path of economic development. Mr. Hu delivered a keynote report in Beijing Thursday at a Party Congress that will inaugurate a new slate of leaders. Addressing more than 2,000 […]

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Bo Xilai’s Successor Says He Doesn’t Know Timing of Trial

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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The leader of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing says he is not sure when his predecessor, disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai, will stand trial. Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang was put in charge of the megacity after Bo was ousted because of a murder and corruption scandal involving his wife, Gu Kailai. Speaking on the […]

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Chinese President: Corruption Could be Fatal to Communist Party

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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China’s outgoing President Hu Jintao warned that corruption could prove fatal to the Communist Party’s grip on power, as he addressed the opening of a pivotal congress that will usher in a new generation of Chinese leaders. “Opposing corruption, and building an honest and clean government is a clear stance the party has been adhering […]

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Chinese President: Corruption Could be Fatal to Communist Party

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s outgoing President Hu Jintao warned that corruption could prove fatal to the Communist Party’s grip on power, as he addressed the opening of a pivotal congress that will usher in a new generation of Chinese leaders. “Opposing corruption, and building an honest and clean government is a clear stance the party has been adhering […]

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Chinese President: Corruption Could be Fatal to Communist Party

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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China’s outgoing President Hu Jintao warned that corruption could prove fatal to the Communist Party’s grip on power, as he addressed the opening of a pivotal congress that will usher in a new generation of Chinese leaders. Speaking to more than 2,000 delegates inside Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, President Hu said the party […]

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China Sentences 4 Members of Burmese Drug Gang to Death

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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A court in southern China has sentenced four members of a Burmese drug smuggling gang to death for last year’s kidnapping and murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River. China’s official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday the gang leader, Naw Kham, and three of his associates were guilty of hijacking two Chinese cargo […]

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