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Saturday, April 18, 2015
China building runway on disputed islands: reports
China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show, potentially ramping up tensions with several Southeast Asian neighbors.
China jails outspoken journalist, 71, for 7 years
A Chinese court on Friday convicted a 71-year-old journalist of leaking state secrets and jailed her for seven years, it said, with rights groups condemning the "arbitrary" verdict as a "blow to free expression."
Friday, April 17, 2015
Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years
A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday on charges of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.
A Chinese academic study hailed the role of the country's first lady in public diplomacy, reports said Thursday, the latest sign of Beijing's hunger for soft power on the global stage.
China's corporate jet market is facing a "dire" 2015, an aviation consultancy said, as slowing economic growth and a persistent crackdown on corruption batter sales.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Beijing threw cold water Wednesday on the possibility of re-launching talks with the Dalai Lama, saying in a white paper that the issue of greater autonomy for Tibet was "not up for discussion."
Beijing threw cold water Wednesday on the possibility of re-launching talks with the Dalai Lama, saying in a white paper that the issue of greater autonomy for Tibet was "not up for discussion."
Mainland China authorities on Wednesday dismissed as "groundless" Philippine President Benigno Aquino's warning to AFP that the Asian giant's actions in the South China Sea should "engender fear for the rest of the world."
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Campaigners on Tuesday welcomed China's release of five feminist activists held for more than a month, saying the surprise move after an international outcry showed Beijing does sometimes respond to outside pressure.
A former senior executive of mainland China's largest oil producer denied most corruption charges at his trial, state-run media reported Tuesday, a rare example of defiance in a country where almost all criminal defendants are convicted.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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