Hong Kong activist banned from mainland for 23 years now free to enter – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostRichard Tsoi Yiu-cheong, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, confirmed Sunday that he had received his home return permit … Read More

Rate rise to prompt capital outflows from China and Hong Kong, say experts – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostHong Kong Monetary Authority increased the official base rate by 25 basis points to 1 per cent on Thursday, just hours after the US Federal Reserve increased … Read More

Want to Shoot Japanese War Criminals? China’s State Media Has a Game For … – TIME

TIMEAmid increasing tensions over territorial disputes and Japanese World War II atrocities, the social media arm of China’s state-run People’s Daily has released an online game called ‘Shoot the Devils,’ … Read More

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. … Read More

Teenager Injured When Three Fall Over Cliff at SF China Beach – CBS Local

CBS Local“Two of the patients have been brought out to a Coast Guard cutter and they’re being transported now,” said San Francisco Fire Department Battalion Chief Bryan Rubenstein. “There is … Read More

China Bans Nine Cinemas From Screening New Films Amid … – Deadline.com

Deadline.comchinaflag2__130403012941 Making good on a promise to get tough with exhibitors who manipulate box office figures, Chinese authorities have banned nine movie theaters from screening new films. The state-controlled Xinhua … Read More

Hawaiian Airlines ending Honolulu-Fukuoka service – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comHONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines is canceling its daily flight to the Japanese city of Fukuoka, saying it hasn’t been able to get enough passengers on the route. The airline said … Read More

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to meet Friday with Chinese … – MLive.com

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to meet Friday with Chinese …MLive.comDETROIT, MI – Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and county officials are meeting Friday with a government delegation … Read More

‘NiHao China’ tourism effort hopes to increase Chinese visitors to Los Angeles – Los Angeles Daily News

‘NiHao China’ tourism effort hopes to increase Chinese visitors to Los AngelesLos Angeles Daily NewsLike a special food item on the breakfast menu. Or a pair of slippers in a … Read More

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 … Read More

Microsoft Targets Global Internet Growth With Cheaper Phones – Bloomberg

BloombergMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT) is accelerating its push into mobile software, adding new hardware manufacturers and joining forces with chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) to develop cheaper smartphones aimed at markets such … Read More

UNSC unites on humanitarian aid to Syria – The Hindu

The HinduThe United Nations Security Council has passed a unanimous resolution on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria — the decision flowing from a consensus that the government and … Read More

Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFacebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the mobile messaging startup WhatsApp was widely labeled a stunner, but the news seemed to surprise no one in local tech circles Thursday. Even … Read More

China media: “Mafia-style” crimes – BBC News

BBC NewsNews of “mafia-style” crimes dominate press headlines on Friday, with media asking what “protections” alleged mobsters had in the past decade. Media have reported that Liu Han, ex-head of … Read More

Obama to Host Dalai Lama at White House – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. President Barack Obama hosts exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday at the White House, prompting China to issue a statement of “serious concern.” The White … Read More

China calls on US to scrap meeting between Obama and Dalai Lama – CNN

CNNHong Kong (CNN) — China has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to call off a meeting at the White House with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama that’s scheduled to … Read More

China urges Obama to cancel Dalai Lama meeting – Financial Times

Financial TimesChina called on US President Barack Obama to immediately cancel a planned meeting with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, and warned the meeting would “severely impair” … Read More

Billionaire kingpin Liu Han accused of heading organised crime gang – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBeijing: A car drives up and screeches to a halt outside a quiet riverside teahouse. Gunmen emerge, shots ring out; three men drop to the floor, dead. The … Read More

China urges Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama – Reuters

ReutersBEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama later in the day, … Read More

Mia Farrow, Amazon Watch Ecuador’s Fool; Chevron China’s Cover

Mia Farrow and Amazon Watch have been revealed as Ecuador’s fools, while the country led by President Rafael Correa has, and continues to do oil deals and oil production that … Read More

Can China Teach North Korea to Play Nice? – Bloomberg

BloombergThe United Nations’ report on human rights in North Korea is a sickening document. It should give China’s leaders pause. Supporting the despicable regime of Kim Jong Un is not … Read More

China Faults Report Citing North Korean Leader in Atrocities – New York Times

New York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese officials on Tuesday criticized a United Nations report that served notice to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he may be personally held … Read More

Winter Olympics 2014: GB men’s curling must play off against Norway for semi … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukGreat Britain’s men’s curling team will contest a play-off with Norway for a place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics semi-finals after both suffered defeat in Monday’s nervy final session … Read More