It’s an alternative to China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative.
Analysts say the move could be Beijing’s way of consolidating power as it moves forward with militarization efforts in the South China Sea.
China’s state media said the apology “lacks sincerity and reflects the German carmaker’s lack of understanding of Chinese culture and values.” The ad quoted the Dalai Lama saying, “Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.”
The Vatican has agreed to recognize several bishops approved by China’s officially-atheist Communist Party.
Wang Qishan has been appointed to China’s national legislature. He used his previous position on the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to enforce allegiance to President Xi Jinping.
The Mekong-Lancang Cooperation forum has sharpened longstanding concerns about environmental damage from China’s dam-building.
Swedish national Gui Minhai was detained a second time during a train trip to Beijing accompanied by Swedish diplomats.
The removal of politically sensitive content from a middle-school history textbook’s chapter on the the turbulent 1966-76 Cultural Revolution provoked controversy in China.
China’s officially atheist government insists it has authority to choose the next spiritual leader of the Tibetans. But the current Dalai Lama has said his new incarnation will not be found in territory controlled by China. Reincarnation is the Tibetans’ traditional method for identifying future religious leaders.
In a New Year’s Day speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said, “The US should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my desk.” U.S. President Donald Trump responded in a tweet that his button is “much bigger & more powerful” than Kim’s.
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in northeast China criticized young students for being ‘blindly excited’ about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
A Chinese university has banned its students from celebrating Christmas. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in northeast China criticized young students for being ‘blindly excited’ about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For three years in a row, human rights watchdog Freedom House ranks China ‘the world’s worst abuse of internet freedom.’
Authorities in China’s capital have launched a city-wide crackdown on unlicensed rented accommodation, and thousands of low-paid migrant workers are being forced from their homes.
Allen & Unwin cancelled publication after concerns were raised that the Chinese government could due for defamation.
He has no designated successor in China’s all-powerful Politburo standing committee.
In his first public appearance since Xi was elevated to a status comparable to Mao Zedong, he took the Politburo Standing Committee to the brick house in Shanghai’s French Concession where the party was started in 1921.
Xi revealed a new leadership lineup on Oct. 25, with no obvious successor in the all-powerful Politburo standing committee.
The zone was once a symbol of cooperation between the two halves of the divided Korean peninsula, but it was shuttered last year as Pyongyang ramped up its missile and nuclear programs.
Local residents have to register when they buy kitchen knives.
The move comes ahead of major meetings of China’s ruling Communist Party later this month.
Egypt’s secret police began detaining Uyghur and ethnic minority Kazakh Muslims from China en masse on July 4, in an operation activists said was requested by Beijing.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled violence and destruction in Myanmar.
Creators of online groups are now responsible for managing information posted to their sites – a move that some believe will encourage self-censorship.
Human Rights Watch says the United Nations has turned a blind eye or is even complicit.
China’s Communist party has expanded local police forces across the country in recent years, and complaints of police abuse have increased.
Observers say the move is part of a wider clampdown ahead of general elections next year.
Hong Kong jails three young leaders for their roles in massive 2014 pro-democracy rallies, known as the ‘Umbrella Movement.’ Their sentences are a fresh blow to the campaign for political reform in the Chinese city.
A Hong Kong court jails former leaders of massive ‘Umbrella Movement’ protests that swept the Chinese city in 2014.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and other top officials in the ruling Cambodian People’s Party have warned of violence and war if elections don’t go their way.
Chinese and Indian forces have engaged in ‘jostling’ along their disputed border in the Himalayas.