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Weibo Comments Suspended in Coup Rumour Aftermath Following rumours of a coup by allies of dethroned Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, Xinhua reported on Saturday that authorities have taken action against a number of websites and individuals involved in the rumours’ spread: Beijing’s Taxicab Contention As economic expansion benefits China’s growing middle class, long stagnant […]

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    • China criticises Britain for 'interfering' in case of missing Hong Kong booksellers - The Guardian February 13, 2016
      The GuardianChina criticises Britain for 'interfering' in case of missing Hong Kong booksellersThe GuardianBritain on Friday released a report describing the disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and published books critical of Chinese politics, as a “serious breach” of an agreement signed with Beijing before Hong Kong was handed ba
    • China foreign minister urges US caution on missile system - Reuters February 13, 2016
      ReutersChina foreign minister urges US caution on missile systemReutersSpeaking to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Munich, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed Beijing's opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, China's Foreign Ministry said late on Friday.US-South Korea missile defence syst
    • Senate passes 'provocative' China bill, Cruz lifts nominee holds - Reuters February 12, 2016
      ReutersSenate passes 'provocative' China bill, Cruz lifts nominee holdsReutersWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Friday backed a plan to name a plaza in front of the Chinese embassy for a pro-democracy dissident after what congressional sources called a tit-for-tat deal that led Senator Ted Cruz to stop blocking President Barack ...and more »
    • China Set To Get Down To Business In The Year Of The Monkey - Investor's Business Daily February 12, 2016
      Investor's Business DailyChina Set To Get Down To Business In The Year Of The MonkeyInvestor's Business DailyChina's mainland markets were set to reopen Monday after their weeklong Lunar New Year shutdown. How they will behave after the break is not certain. But Hong Kong's market, which restarted trade on Thursday, ended the short week d
    • White House to Cruz: We'll veto your China bill - Politico February 12, 2016
      PoliticoWhite House to Cruz: We'll veto your China billPolitico"While we continue to impress upon China the imperative of respecting human rights and releasing Liu Xiaobo, as well as other political prisoners, we do not believe Sen. Cruz's ploy to rename a street in Washington, D.C. is an effective way to achieve ...
    • China's New Tech Economy Could Offset Slowdown: Kai-Fu Lee - Forbes February 12, 2016
      ForbesChina's New Tech Economy Could Offset Slowdown: Kai-Fu LeeForbesChinese New Year is going on but Kai-Fu Lee isn't celebrating much, at least not in China. He's been in New York City this week making the rounds with his message that China's new tech economy is far from reaching a plateau. In fact, he's contending ...
    • The Pentagon Is Betting Big on Space Warfare — Against China and Russia - VICE News February 12, 2016
      The Pentagon Is Betting Big on Space Warfare — Against China and RussiaVICE NewsThe US Defense Department has asked Congress for $108 million to fund a new facility in Colorado dedicated to drawing up plans and running experiments for war in outer space, as anxiety grows about the possibility of extraterrestrial conflict with ...
    • We should be so lucky as to have China's crash: Olive - Toronto Star February 12, 2016
      Toronto StarWe should be so lucky as to have China's crash: OliveToronto StarIt seems useful to mention a few of these Chinese realities since, in the West, there has been a conviction for the past year that the Chinese economy is cratering. And indeed, China's rate of GDP growth last year was the lowest in a quarter-century, ...Interview: Growing
    • That time China censored an art summit — in another country - Washington Post February 12, 2016
      Washington PostThat time China censored an art summit — in another countryWashington PostIn 2009, Bangladesh police shut down a Tibet-related show at the request of the Chinese. In other cases, people have stood up to Chinese pressure — and paid a price. In 2010, when Sarin and Sonam were scheduled to screen a Tibetan documentary at the ...and more »
    • China's Roaring February Box Office Is Double North America's - Forbes February 12, 2016
      ForbesChina's Roaring February Box Office Is Double North America'sForbesIt was a headline-worthy occurrence last year when China's February movie box office total of 4 billion RMB (US$650 million) exceeded that of the U.S., the first time in history that China—or any other territory—out-grossed America over the course of ...