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Human Rights Watch condemns mainland’s ‘X-Men’ para-police

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned a Chinese “para-police” force nicknamed “X-Men” by the local media, accusing it of rampant brutality and illegal detentions for even minor offences.  Read more

Technology Reaches Remote Tibetan Corners, Fanning Unrest

The young Buddhist monk, his voice hushed and nervous, was discussing the self-immolations and protests that have swept Tibetan regions of China when the insistent rap of knuckle on wood sounded behind him.  Read more

Blood samples may have been taken from Neil Heywood’s body

Blood samples may have been taken from the body of the British businessman who was allegedly poisoned by the wife of a senior Chinese official, it appeared on Wednesday night.  Read more

Toddler on tricycle navigates rush hour traffic

A three-year old boy has had a lucky escape after he was spotted riding his toy motorbike into the middle of a multi-lane junction in China.  Read more and see video

Most Small Businesses Avoiding Taxes, Survey Finds

Poll results suggest recent measures by central government to reduce levies are having little effect.  Read more

Most paper cups in China not safe to use

Most paper cups available on the Chinese market would not meet the new national standard, which comes into effect on June 1, according to industry insiders.  Read more

92 China ships now in Panatag Shoal; tensions up

The Philippines accused China on Wednesday of flaring tensions anew by sending more government and fishing vessels to Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal despite ongoing talks to resolve the two-month-old standoff.  Read more

Beijing announces ‘two flies’ rule for public lavatories

Authorities in Beijing have introduced new regulations for public lavatories stipulating that they should contain no more than two flies.  Read more

China’s ‘State-Owned’ Brand Slips in Value

China’s state-owned enterprises are losing their luster on the global stage.  The brand equity of eight of China’s most renowned state-owned companies, such as Bank of China and China Mobile, has fallen 9% in the last year, according brand consultancy firm Millward Brown’s new report evaluating the world’s top 100 brands.  Read more

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