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Monday, September 1, 2014
China insists on right to choose candidates for HK leadership
China Sunday announced rules giving it control over who can stand in Hong Kong's next leadership election, triggering tears and fury in the city where democracy activists vowed to stage a mass sit-in.
Taiwan's China policy planner expressed regret Sunday that candidates for the next leader of Hong Kong must be screened before they are eligible to run in the special administrative region's first popular election in 2017.
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Chinese authorities have formally arrested six employees from a unit of U.S. food supplier OSI Group, the parent company and the government said, over a scandal involving expired meat sold to fast food giants.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics Saturday ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub.
Interactions between Taiwan and China are in a healthy state despite new problems that are testing the two sides, China's top negotiator for Taiwan said Saturday.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Air pollution, smoking, obesity and accidents, especially on the road, kill at least 4.7 million Chinese a year and cost the country tens of billions of dollars, researchers said on Friday.
China's top leaders decided on Friday to cut salaries and restrict expense accounts and other perks of executives at state-owned enterprises (SOEs), official media reported, as they pursue a crackdown on corruption and extravagance.
Hong Kong democracy advocates expressed alarm Friday after Chinese army vehicles were photographed traveling down a major thoroughfare, in what they condemned as a show of “military might” ahead of expected protests.
Friday, August 29, 2014
After releasing daily confessions of 45 Japanese war criminals, China on Thursday published them in a 6,000-page, 11-volume series of books, state media said — at least the second such set.
Hong Kongers must accept Beijing's version of democracy even if they think it is imperfect because the interests of the city's business community have to be safeguarded, one of China's foremost legal experts said Thursday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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