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Sep 23, 2014

China sentences Uighur professor to life in prison on separatism charge

Ilham Tohti, an economics professor in Beijing who questioned Chinese government policies toward the nation’s Uighur ethnic minority, was convicted on charges of separatism Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison... #China #Beijing

Sep 23, 2014

Hong Kong students strike

HONG KONG -- Thousands of Hong Kong university students abandoned classes Monday to rally against Chinese government limits on voting rights, a bellwether demonstration of the city's appetite for turning smoldering discontent into street-level opposi... #Hong Kong #China #Beijing #United Kingdom

Sep 22, 2014

Hong Kong students on strike for democracy

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to demand greater democracy as they started a week-long boycott of classes.  They are protesting against Beijing's decision to reject fully democratic elections in the former Br... #China #Beijing #Hong Kong #Xi Jinping #Communist Party

Sep 23, 2014

UN climate change summit in New York  live coverage

Barack Obama, David Cameron and Dilma Rousseff are among leaders in New York today at a climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon Governments, businesses and cities are expected to make a series of announcements on efforts to cut carbon emissions 11.38am ... #China #Barack Obama #David Cameron #Narendra Modi #Ban Ki-moon #Laurent Fabius #Xi Jinping #Dilma Rousseff #Empire State Building, NY #New York (state) #United States #United Nations

Sep 23, 2014

Eurozone private sector growth hits nine-month low; UK public finances disappoint - business live

Rolling business and financial news, as weak eurozone output figures suggest the European economy is struggling Latest: UK deficit still growing Eurozone business sector struggling French private sector output falls again German factories close to st... #China #AstraZeneca PLC #Global Insight #Tate & Lyle

Sep 22, 2014

How Do Alibaba's IPO and China's New Nationalism Fit Together?

This article also appears in the South China Morning Post China's e-commerce leader, Alibaba, celebrated its landmark U.S. $21.8 billion listing in New York on Friday -- the largest IPO in American history -- on the same day that British pharmaceutic... #China #Beijing #Jack Ma #GlaxoSmithKline Inc

Sep 22, 2014

Deadly blasts strike China's Xinjiang

Multiple explosions have been reported in China's Xinjiang province, killing two people and injuring several more, Chinese state media has said. An explosion hit a shop on Sunday in Luntai county, on the northern edge of the Taklamakan desert, while ... #China #Beijing #Communist Party

Sep 19, 2014

2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

(AP) -- Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights. A sense of humor along the way certainly helped. The legs that carried Li to two Grand Sla... #China #Beijing #Melbourne #Li Na

Sep 20, 2014

Drugmaker to pay fine of $492 million

BEIJING -- Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. The court sentenced the company's former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co... #China #GlaxoSmithKline Inc

Sep 20, 2014

Dalai Lama praises China's leader as 'realistic'

(AP) -- The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being "more realistic" and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi's three-day visit to India ended. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader has lived in exile for dec... #China #Beijing #India #New Delhi #Tibet #Press Trust of India #Narendra Modi #Xi Jinping #Dalai Lama #Nepal #Bhutan