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G20 countries pledge to boost growth, dampen Brexit shock

Jul 24, 2016

G20 countries pledge to boost growth, dampen Brexit shock

Finance officials of major G20 economies pledged on Sunday to boost sluggish global growth but announced no joint initiatives and promised to defend against the shockwaves of Britain's vote to leave the EU. #United States #China #Donald Trump #NewsTracker #European Union #chinese #G20 economies
Hopes for democracy crushed in the Chinese rebel village of Wukan | Reuters

Jul 01, 2016

Hopes for democracy crushed in the Chinese rebel village of Wukan | Reuters

WUKAN, China Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village-wide elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts. Villagers have been marching in protest every day since the middle of June in a fresh flare-up of unrest, but the so-called "Wukan model", with authorities seemingly taking a more tolerant approach towards unrest by kicking out corrupt officials and allowing a free vote, appears to have been a one-off #United States #markets #Hong Kong #chinese #lifestyle #article
Japan says Chinese surveillance vessel entered its waters | Reuters

Jun 15, 2016

Japan says Chinese surveillance vessel entered its waters | Reuters

TOKYO A Chinese navy reconnaissance vessel briefly entered Japan's territorial waters early Wednesday off the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima, a Japanese government spokesman said. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko said the vessel had been spotted by a Japanese patrol plane around 3:30 a.m. local time and that it had left around 5 a.m #India #Middle East #Entertainment #Foreign policy #chinese
Japan protests after Chinese warship sails near disputed East China Sea islands | Reuters

Jun 09, 2016

Japan protests after Chinese warship sails near disputed East China Sea islands | Reuters

TOKYO Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador early on Thursday to express concern after a Chinese navy ship sailed close to what Japan considers its territorial waters in the East China Sea for the first time, increasing tensions over the disputed area. #India #Japan #Russia #Europe #chinese #clinton
Nawaz Sharif inaugurates Pakistan-China optical fibre cable project

May 19, 2016

Nawaz Sharif inaugurates Pakistan-China optical fibre cable project

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday broke the ground for the $44 million Pakistan-China Optical Fibre Cable project in PoK's Gilgit-Baltistan region which will provide an alternate telecommunication route between the two countries. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Nawaz Sharif #Balochistan #Pakistan-China #chinese #Gilgit-Baltistan #Pakistan Occupied Kashmir #CPEC #Gawadar port
Protesters against Bangladesh power plant give two weeks for demands to be met | Reuters

Apr 10, 2016

Protesters against Bangladesh power plant give two weeks for demands to be met | Reuters

DHAKA Protesters opposing the construction of a Chinese-backed, coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh agreed on Sunday to halt their activities for 15 days, defusing tensions after four demonstrators were killed last week. Villagers for and against the $2.4 billion power plant in the coastal district of Chittagong clashed last week before riot police fired their weapons after coming under attack. #Business #Power #Middle East #United Kingdom #chinese #opinion
Tanzania court hands two Chinese men 35-year sentences for slaughtering 226 elephants, smuggling ivory

Mar 21, 2016

Tanzania court hands two Chinese men 35-year sentences for slaughtering 226 elephants, smuggling ivory

Tanzania has sentenced two Chinese men to 35 years each in jail for ivory smuggling, local media reported on Saturday, the latest conviction of Chinese nationals in a drive to stamp out poaching. #NewsTracker #Tanzania #chinese #ivory #Kisutu Resident Magistrate
Widow of Islamic State leader charged in death of American - U.S. Justice Dept | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Widow of Islamic State leader charged in death of American - U.S. Justice Dept | Reuters

WASHINGTON The wife of a deceased Islamic State leader was charged on Monday in federal court in Virginia with conspiracy in the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller who was killed a year ago while being held hostage in Syria by the militant group, the U.S. Justice Department said. #Middle East #markets #Crime #Iraq #chinese #article
Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination' - U.N. | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination' - U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. #Russia #Iran #Crime #Latin America #chinese
Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic | Reuters

WASHINGTON/LONDON President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus #United States #markets #Olympics #United Kingdom #Entertainment #chinese #Diseases