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Hong Kong must focus on finding a leader to heal the political rifts, not hugs and handshakes – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostThis governance problem is a political one, and that is the crux of Hong Kong’s ills. And it’s going to take someone who can mend political rifts, not worsen our adversarial politics, and who has the adequate trust of Beijing to not have to prove their …Interview: What happened, and what’s next, […]

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Regina Ip pledges to defend academic freedom and allow discussion of Hong Kong independence in schools – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostChief executive contender Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has pledged to defend academic freedom and to allow students to discuss Hong Kong independence in schools, in sharp contrast to the city’s current leader’s stance on the topic – a taboo one in Beijing’s …Hong Kong is preparing to choose a new leaderThe EconomistHong […]

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Hong Kong votes to elect panel to choose next leader – Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comAround a thousand protesters rallied in Hong Kong on Saturday against what they view as a continuous crackdown on pro-democracy lawmakers and an electoral system skewed towards Beijing. “The direct message we hope to send to Beijing is we will not …Hong Kong holds election for panel to pick next leaderBBC NewsAsia Pacific|Hong Kong’s Beijing-Backed […]

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Hong Kong’s pan-democratic camp reaches a fork in the road – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostLast Wednesday, Beijing and the Hong Kong government confirmed pan-democrats banned from entering the mainland would be granted travel documents. The move was hailed as a conciliatory gesture by the central government to engage pan-democrats …Hong Kong’s Independence TrapProject Syndicate all 13 news articles …read more From:: Hong Kong News By Google […]

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Abe’s comments “wrong and dangerous”: article – Xinhua

XinhuaBEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The world should be cautious against Japan’s attempt to break its peaceful constitution and the potential threat to regional peace, Chinese experts warned on Friday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s comparison of …People’s Daily publishes online game whose aim is to shoot Japanese war …South China Morning PostOnline game targets […]

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Xi Visits Beijing Neighborhood, Lighting Up Social Media – New York Times (blog)

Xi Visits Beijing Neighborhood, Lighting Up Social MediaNew York Times (blog)News of the visit spread rapidly on China’s social media and appeared to originate from a Beijing resident, a self-professed soccer fan, who posted photos of the stroll on his Sina microblog. The narrow alleyway that Mr. Xi visited, near Nanluoguxiang … and more …read […]

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China to Further Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBEIJING—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he received firm commitments from Chinese leaders to take additional steps to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program. Mr. Kerry met in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Foreign …Kerry Presses China to Ease Internet ControlsABC NewsChina to pressure North Korea further on […]

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Kerry pushes China on North Korea’s nukes – Washington Post

Washington PostBEIJING — Secretary of State John F. Kerry said he held a very constructive meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping on Friday as he sought Beijing’s help in deterring North Korea from pursuing nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, experts said Kerry faced an …North Korea Withdraws Threat to Cancel Family ReunionsVoice of AmericaIn China, Kerry talks […]

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China says 11 ‘terrorists’ killed in new Xinjiang unrest – Reuters

ReutersBEIJING (Reuters) – Eleven “terrorists” were killed during an attack in China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, state news agency Xinhua said, in the latest violence to hit a part of the country with a large Muslim population. “The terrorists, riding …Several terrorists killed in Xinjiang attackXinhuaChina: Police kill ‘terrorists’ in attack in […]

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US top diplomat in China amid North Korea, territorial tensions – BBC News

BBC NewsUS Secretary of State John Kerry has met China’s President Xi Jinping, in a visit expected to focus on North Korea and regional territorial tensions. Mr Kerry told reporters that his meeting with Mr Xi in the capital, Beijing, “was a very constructive one”.Kerry faces tough sell in China on NKorea, tensionMiamiHerald.comKerry in China […]

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Kerry in China Seeking Help in Easing Tensions in N. Korea, Maritime Disputes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Beijing for talks aimed at encouraging Chinese leaders to put more pressure on ally North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program. Kerry began his visit by meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great …China media: Kerry’s visitBBC NewsS. Korean lawmaker blames Kerry […]

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China media: Kerry’s visit – BBC News

BBC NewsMedia are analysing Beijing-Washington ties as US Secretary of State John Kerry begins his China visit. Mr Kerry arrived in Beijing on Friday for a two-day visit “to reaffirm US commitment to pursuing a positive relationship with China”. China is the second …Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensionsTimes of IndiaKerry’s China visit […]

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Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensions – AFP

AFPBeijing — US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, as Washington’s security allies Tokyo and Manila fret over China’s far-reaching territorial claims. Kerry started his Valentine’s Day visit with discussions with Xi at the Great …Kerry’s China visit hoped to be “good start” for 2014 relationshipXinhuaUS Secretary of State […]

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Chinese communities prepare for Lunar New Year – WOI

WOIBEIJING (AP) – Chinese communities around the world are gearing up Thursday for the Lunar New Year holiday that begins at midnight. Mainland China will virtually shut down for the next seven days, and many residents of the polluted capital, Beijing, …Speaker joins push for Lunar holidayTimesLedgerHow Korean New Year Traditions Differ from Neighbors’The Chosun […]

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China looks to halt New Year’s fireworks to curb air pollution – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as pine trees are to Christmas. But with smog blanketing many Chinese cities these days, environmental activists, meteorologists and government officials are urging people to start the new year off …Chinese police check coaches ahead of Lunar New YearXinhuaChinese New Year 2014: London […]

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Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong gets four-year jail sentence – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldRIghts crusader counts the cost of activism. Beijing: China has sentenced prominent human rights advocate Xu Zhiyong to four years in jail in the country’s most high-profile prosecution of an activist in years. A Beijing court on Sunday found him guilty of …Chinese Court Places Heavy Sentence on Prominent Activist–2nd UpdateWall Street JournalChinese […]

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Accused dissident calls for China to democratize – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — Xu Zhiyong, a Chinese activist who has pressed officials to disclose their assets, championed equal access to education and fought for other causes, released a strongly worded statement Thursday defending his New Citizens Movement and …The China Manifesto – detained activist Xu Zhiyong calls for end to ‘barbaric’ one …Telegraph.co.ukUS calls […]

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China cracks down on media coverage as activist goes on trial – CNN

CNNBeijing (CNN) — A high-profile Chinese activist has gone on trial in Beijing, accused of organizing protests against official corruption, his lawyer told CNN. Xu Zhiyong is accused of “gathering a crowd to disturb public order” after a series of small protests when …CNN, BBC Reporters Covering China Activist Trial Manhandled on Live TVTIMEChina activist […]

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Activists on trial as China steps up campaign against dissent – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — At least seven Chinese activists who have advocated for greater rule of law, fairer access to education and other issues are being put on trial this week as the government steps up a campaign against dissent. The most prominent case is scheduled …Chinese anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong set for long-awaited trialNBCNews.com […]

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China media: Military strength – BBC News

BBC NewsChinese media play down “fears” over Beijing’s growing military capabilities, amid reports of a test-flight of a hypersonic missile delivery vehicle. US media reports recently suggested that the Chinese military concluded the first test-flight of such a vehicle on 9 …China tests hypersonic missile vehicleThe GuardianUPDATE 1-China confirms hypersonic missile carrier testReutersHypersonic aircraft could […]