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April 28th, 2017

CHINA Xi Jinping Summons China’s Financial Watchdogs in Rare Move SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST In an unusual move, Communist Party leader Xi Jinping summoned the country’s finance industry watchdogs and ordered them to take stock of financial risks and uphold regulatory vigilance, reflecting his deep concern about dangers facing China’s economy. “We must not neglect […]

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April 27th, 2017

CHINA Two Former Lawmakers-Elect Arrested in Hong Kong Amid Ongoing Oaths Row RADIO FREE ASIA Police in Hong Kong arrested two former lawmakers-elect for “illegal assembly” after they staged a protest in the city’s Legislative Council (LegCo) last year during a row over their altered oaths of allegiance. Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Leung were formally […]

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April 26th, 2017

CHINA China Convicts US Businesswoman of Spying Chun Han Wong and Charles Hutzler, WALL STREET JOURNAL A Chinese court convicted a long-detained American businesswoman of espionage and ordered her imprisoned and deported in a case seen as a barometer of US-China relations. After a half-day trial Tuesday, the court ordered Phan Phan-Gillis imprisoned for three and […]

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April 25th, 2017

CHINA “Apartheid Without Racism:” How China Keeps Rural Folks Down Mark Magnier, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL An epic property boom restricted to city dwellers has opened a wealth gap that continues to widen in China, setting back a state campaign to ease poverty and shunting rural dwellers from the middle-class dream. China’s system of hukou, […]

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April 24th, 2017

CHINA Elderly Woman Dies Under Rubble in Forced Demolition in China’s Jiangxi RADIO FREE ASIA Hu Xianglan, who was in her eighties, was trapped in the rubble as bulldozers moved in on her family home near Jiangxi’s Wuzhou city, according to photos and eyewitness accounts. By the time her body was retrieved from the rubble, […]

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April 21st, 2017

CHINA China’s Xi Jinping Kicks Off Congress With Formal Election in Ally’s Province REUTERS Xi Jinping was formally elected Thursday as a delegate to an important Communist Party Congress this year, when he will seek to consolidate power as a representative of a province which is run by an ally and a candidate for promotion. […]

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April 20th, 2017

CHINA Criticism of Beijing’s North Korea Policy Comes From Unlikely Place: China Chris Buckley, THE NEW YORK TIMES When China’s best-known historian of the Korean War, Shen Zhihua, recently laid out his views on North Korea, astonishment rippled through the audience. China, he said with a bluntness that is rare in the country, had fundamentally […]

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April 19th, 2017

CHINA Executive Salaries at China’s Largest State Firms Linked to “Party Building” Efforts CNBC Salaries of executives at China’s largest state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will be directly linked to their performance on tests by the ruling Communist Party to assess their “party building” efforts, state media said on Tuesday. Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has overseen a push to […]

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April 18th, 2017

CHINA Nepal, China Begin First-Ever Joint Military Exercises SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST China and Nepal began their first-ever joint military exercises on Sunday, a move likely to rattle India as Beijing boosts its influence in the region. Impoverished Nepal is sandwiched between China and India and has in recent years ping-ponged between the sphere of […]

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April 17th, 2017

CHINA Xi Urges Strengthened Party Education Campaign THE GLOBAL TIMES  Communist Party Leader Xi Jinping has called for further implementation of a year-long education campaign within the Communist Party of China (CPC) to strengthen Party discipline. In the instruction read at a meeting held on Sunday, Xi noted that the campaign launched last year had achieved remarkable […]

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