4 big threats Vice President Pence says China poses to US

China 10/06/18, 03:26

The Chinese have attempted to spy on some 30 U.S. companies, the White House says, also warning that Beijing is meddling with U.S. elections. Those are among the reasons Vice President Mike Pence amplified the Trump administration’s assertion that it will no longer play nice with the Chinese communist regime. “Beijing is ...

China tech stocks Lenovo, ZTE tumble after chip hack report

China 10/05/18, 03:37

Chinese tech stocks Lenovo Group and ZTE Corp. have tumbled in Hong Kong following a news report Chinese spies might have used chips supplied by another company to hack into U.S. computer systems.Lenovo shares fell 20 percent on Friday but recovered some of that to be off 15 percent at ...

2 Chinese bishops participating in Vatican synod in a first

China 10/01/18, 08:18

Two bishops from China are coming to the Vatican this week for a global meeting of bishops in the first tangible sign of the breakthrough deal between the Vatican and Beijing over bishop nominations.The Vatican confirmed Monday that Bishops Guo Jincai of Chengde and Yang Xiaoting will participate, at the ...

China says it won’t be pushed around by US on trade

China 09/28/18, 15:10

China warned Friday that its critical relationship with the United States could break "like a glass," and used the most global of stages to warn the Trump administration it wouldn't be pushed around on trade.Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted that his country "will not be blackmailed" or bow to pressure. ...

China: Talks impossible with a US knife to Beijing’s neck

China 09/25/18, 00:38

A Chinese trade envoy says talks with Washington are impossible while the United States "holds a knife" to Beijing's neck by imposing tariff hikes.The deputy commerce minister's warning Tuesday followed Beijing's release of a report accusing President Donald Trump of bullying other countries and disrupting the global economy.In this Friday, ...

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

China 09/23/18, 21:47

X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that could ...

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

China 09/22/18, 00:34

Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.Costing upward of $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, the system aims to transport more ...

Head of Chinese energy agency snared in graft probe

China 09/21/18, 01:31

The head of China's energy planning agency has been snared in President Xi Jinping's marathon anti-corruption campaign.Nur Bekri, one of the most senior officials from the Uighur ethnic minority in China's Muslim northwest, is suspected of unspecified "severe discipline violations," the official term for corruption, the ruling Communist Party's discipline ...

Empty places at the table: Uighur children missing in China

China 09/20/18, 21:45

Chinese authorities are placing the children of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities into dozens of state-run orphanages across the far western Xinjiang region, as around 1 million adults in their families are sent to internment camps.The orphanages are only the latest example of Beijing's efforts to systematically distance young Muslims ...

China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west

China 09/20/18, 21:11

As tens of thousands of Uighur families have been swept up in Chinese President Xi Jinping's campaign to subdue the sometimes restive Xinjiang, there is evidence that the children of detainees and exiles are being placed into dozens of childcare facilities across the far west region.In this Aug. 20, 2018, ...

‘Letter from Masanjia’ moves Ottawa audience to tears

China 09/16/18, 08:21

Documentary tells story of courageous SOS letter-writer exposing horror behind products produced by forced labour in the Chinese prison system. The award-winning documentary “Letter from Masanjia” moved viewers to tears at Bytowne Cinema on Sept. 3. A true story that changed history in China, it tells of a man’s extraordinary courage ...