Firefighters contain fire in China’s mountains where 30 died
Firefighters have contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues.State media say open flames had been extinguished and only a few areas continued to emit smoke as of Tuesday with no further threat of the fire spreading.The ...
China to regulate all fentanyl drugs as controlled substance
China said Monday it would begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change U.S. officials had long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China. The sweeping change in the way China regulates drugs that mimic fentanyl takes effect May ...
Critics: China’s ‘blood-stained’ chemical industry needs overhaul
China launches a month-long nation-wide probe after 620 accidents claim more than 700 lives over the past three years
China expels ex-Interpol president from public office, party
China said Wednesday that it has expelled former Interpol President Meng Hongwei from public office and the ruling Communist Party as he awaits trial on corruption charges.Meng was elected Interpol president in 2016, but his four-year mandate was cut short when he was detained without notice by Chinese authorities last ...
US State Department’s annual human rights report expresses concern regarding persecution of Falun Gong in China
China is in “a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said when he presented the State Department's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on March 13, 2019. The report documents violations in nearly 200 countries and territories; 120 pages were ...
US-China trade war gives Belt and Road added significance
Beijing has been steadily gathering support for its "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond.Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to sign a memorandum of understanding this week on supporting the initiative during a ...
Pressured by China’s military updates, Taiwan asks US for more weapons
The defense ministry in Taipei says it formally asked the U.S. government last month for advanced fighter planes
Death toll in China chemical plant explosion rises to 44
The death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured, the local government reported Friday. Thursday's blast at the Tianjiayi Chemical plant in the city of Yancheng is China's worst industrial accident in years. Nearly 1,000 area residents ...
Why China’s financial incentives for Taiwanese flatlined
Just over a year ago the Chinese government announced 31 incentives for Taiwanese to work, study and invest in China, a market where salaries can run higher than in Taiwan and the number of consumers
Rights activists denounce China’s Xinjiang white paper
Report aims to justify what Beijing calls anti-terrorism and de-radicalization efforts in heavily Muslim western region
Decline of Hakka in southern China shows bigger problems ahead
Once one of the most linguistically diverse area of China, southern dialects are disappearing in favor of standard Mandarin
China says 13,000 Xinjiang ‘terrorists’ arrested since 2014
China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs" in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report Monday issued to counter international criticism of its system of internment camps and other oppressive security in the traditionally Islamic region. The lengthy ...
Once detained for 7 years, former aircraft engineer imprisoned again for his belief
A former aircraft engineer currently living in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province was recently sentenced to three and a half years in prison. His latest conviction was preceded by multiple arrests and a cumulative seven years of detention in the past. All these detentions are related to Mr. Lin's belief in Falun ...
Free flow of ideas absent in China’s ‘two sessions,’ observers say
Two-week long discussions give experts little reason to believe major policy issues have been thoroughly debated
China upbeat on trade talks, denies Huawei spying allegations
Premier Li Keqiang says China has never and will never ask Chinese companies to spy on other countries
Chinese lawmakers endorse technology law amid US pressure
China's ceremonial legislature has endorsed a law meant to help end a costly tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology.The technology measure is part of a law on investment approved Friday that China's government says is intended to improve conditions for foreign ...
109 Falun Gong practitioners sentenced for their faith in January and February 2019
According to information compiled by Minghui.org, another 139 Falun Gong practitioners were confirmed to have been sentenced to prison for their faith since July 2018. Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Since the CCP started persecuting the practice in July ...
China investment laws fail to deliver, raise new concerns
China’s top legislature is expected to pass the country’s first Foreign Investment Law this week at a time when negotiators from Beijing and Washington work to hammer out a trade deal. Analysts and
Whistle-blower controversy casts shadow over China’s ‘judicial progress’
In his annual report, Zhou Qiang combed through progress China's judicial reform has made
China tweaks tech supremacy plan
Has China's plan for technological dominance rode quietly into the sunset?