Posts Tagged ‘China’

African swine fever is spreading fast and eliminating it will take decades

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The deadly pig virus that jumped from Africa to Europe is now ravaging China’s $128 billion pork industry and spreading ...

China unveils plan for huge anniversary military parade

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BEIJING – China will hold a massive military parade showcasing some of its most advanced weaponry to celebrate the 70th ...

Uighur intellectual nominated for top European rights award

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FRANCE – Europe’s top rights body, the Council of Europe, has nominated a jailed academic from China’s Uighur ...

They are schools, not prison camps for Muslim Uighurs

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ALL right, people, I was there. You might have heard that China has imprisoned one million Muslim Uighurs in prison camps in ...

Costco cuts short China debut after shoppers swamp store

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SHANGHAI – US retailer Costco was forced to cut short the opening day of its inaugural mainland China outlet over safety ...

China to hold fresh military drills near Taiwan

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BEIJING – China has said it will stage military exercises in the East China Sea near Taiwan this week, with relations tense ...

Cathay flight attendant says fired over Facebook posts on HK protests

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HONG KONG – A flight attendant on Friday accused Cathay Pacific of summarily firing her over Facebook posts linked to ...

Banned at home but thriving abroad: China’s social media campaign

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BEIJING – More than 78 million Facebook users follow the page of the state-run China Daily, where they are served a diet of ...

Money, muscle, media: how China has handled Hong Kong protests

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HONG KONG – China has deployed a three-pronged strategy to suffocate pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong — propaganda, ...

Qatar withdraws support for China over its treatment of Muslims

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Qatar withdrew its signature from a letter signed by dozens of countries in support of China’s human-rights record despite ...

Confiscated Bejing skyscraper sold via online auction

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BEIJING – A Beijing skyscraper confiscated from a fugitive Chinese billionaire was sold in an online auction Tuesday for 5.18 ...

Asian markets mostly rise on optimism for trade, stimulus

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HONG KONG – Most Asian markets rose Tuesday on the back of hopes for central bank and government stimulus measures around the ...