Chinese authorities detain a former Canadian diplomat just days after police in Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, CFO of China’s Huawei Technologies. Meng was arrested at Washington’s request.
China has demanded that Canada release Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies. Canadian authorities detained her on suspicion of evading U.S. trade sanctions with Iran. Meng could face extradition to the United States.
Late leader Deng Xiaoping said Communist China must experiment with capitalism by “feeling for stones” in the river. China’s current leader Xi Jinping is faced with a new dilemma in his trade war with the United States, and is also trying to feel his way across the river.
Vietnam’s law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, tightens control of the internet and global tech companies operating in the Communist-led country. Opponents say the law could cause economic harm and stifle online dissent.
Vietnam’s legislature is considering a proposal that would allow some prisoners to remain in cages at home. Families would be required to feed the inmates, but authorities would keep the keys to the cages. The move is aimed at reducing overcrowding in Vietnam’s prisons.
Kim Jong Un has visited the Samjiyon tourist district, near North Korea’s border with China, three times in 2018 to check on its progress. Kim mentioned the project, which includes more than 400 new buildings, in his 2018 New Year’s address.
A report by a congressional panel, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, found a steady erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The report said Beijing’s statements and actions have alarmed the territory’s legislators, civil society groups and legal community.
Now that the midterm elections are over, U.S. politicians from both parties may turn their attention to political and economic disputes with President Xi Jinping’s China.
The College Entrance Examination Bureau in the Chinese megacity Chongqing created a firestorm when it suggested that students who fail a political examination would not be eligible for college admission.
United Nations human rights experts in Geneva are assessing China amid a global outcry over the mass incarceration of an estimated one million Uyghurs and other minority ethnic Muslims in “re-education camps” in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
The human rights group Freedom House reports that countries are embracing China’s model of digital authoritarianism.
Experts have blamed growing social tensions, a widening gap between rich and poor, and associated mental health problems for recent attacks on school children in China.
Outspoken Uyghur economics professor Ilham Tohti turns 49 today. In 2014, a Chinese court sentenced him to life in prison on charges of promoting separatism. Tohti regularly highlighted Beijing’s religious and cultural persecution of the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is trying to chart a difficult path between economic liberalization and tight political control.
Rights groups estimate that as many as 1 million Uyghurs have been held in re-education centers across northwest China’s Xinjiang region.
In a recent speech, Vice President Mike Pence promised renewed resistance to Beijing’s “authoritarian expansionism.” He said previous U.S. administrations chose engagement with the aim of encouraging greater freedom in China. “But that hope has gone unfulfilled,” he said.
China is celebrating the October 1 National Day, marking the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The agreement has caused confusion and criticism of Pope Francis. Some Catholics are concerned that he is selling out to the Chinese government.
Severe pollution problems jeopardize China’s rapid economic growth and threaten its neighbors…and the rest of the planet.
RFA Cartoonist Rebel Pepper channels Leonardo da Vinci for his latest work – a look at China’s ongoing repression of Christianity. Earlier this week, police raided four churches in the central Chinese province of Henan. Police cordoned off the area and began tearing crosses down from the walls.
As China’s Communist Party celebrates the 40th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s landmark economic reforms, much of the government-controlled media coverage focuses on President Xi Jinping’s economic credentials.
During a visit to Beijing, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed said the projects would “be deferred” until the debt-laden Southeast Asian nation can afford to pay for them. The projects, which include two gas pipelines and a railway, are part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative – an international trade
Chinese authorities have detained as many as 1 million Uyghurs in internment camps in western China’s Xinjiang region. China has denied that Uyghurs are detained arbitrarily or that “re-education centers” exist. Beginning in April 2017, Uyghurs accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas have been jailed or detained in political “re-education camps” throughout the Xinjiang region.
But government efforts to spark a baby boom are failing because many couples are choosing not to have more children.
German officials say the 22-year-old man was deported due to an administrative error. Chinese authorities have detained an estimated 1 million Uyghurs in political “re-education camps.”
A report from “The Internet” says the US tech giant wants to return to the world’s largest market for internet users. Google shut down its Chinese search engine in 2010, citing attempts by Chinese authorities to “limit free speech on the web.”
Earlier this week, police in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun arrested 18 people after a major vaccine manufacturer recalled its rabies vaccine. It’s the latest in a string of tainted or substandard vaccine scandals to hit China, which is plagued with endemic corruption and profiteering in its biotech industry.
The U.S. has imposed massive tariffs on Chinese imports, and China has responded with retaliatory tariffs.
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Lieutenant General Hun Manet, was promoted last month to acting chief of the joint staff and commander of army headquarters. Hun Sen has been accused of trying to build a political dynasty by priming his three sons for powerful posts.
Shanghai resident Dong Yaoqiong was incommunicado on July 5 after she streamed live video social media of herself splashing ink on a poster of Chinese President Xi Jinping and declaring she did it to "oppose Xi Jinping's tyranny and dictatorship" and "oppressive brain control." Dong's act of protest drew a swift visit to her home by uniformed men, and her account and video were scrubbed by authorities, but she became an icon on social media, inspiring at least one copycat protest in another Chinese city.