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Netizen Report: Arrest and Web Censorship Spark Online Protests in Palestine.

Activists expose Mexico's multi-million dollar surveillance market, spy tech threatens Chinese jaywalkers and Twitter suspends Venezuelan state supporters.

- Global Voices - US

With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station.

Beijing Jun 23, 2017 China has invited Russia to participate in the construction of a Chinese space station, but Moscow has yet to make an official decision, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov has told reporters. Russian space experts explain why Russian-Chinese cooperation on a new space station would undoubtedly benefit both ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return.

- Townhall.com - US

Tesla takes a step closer to building electric cars in China.

Filed under: Etc.,Plants/Manufacturing,Tesla,Sedan,Electric,Luxury A huge market for electric cars.Continue reading Tesla takes a step closer to building electric cars in China Tesla takes a step closer to building electric cars in China originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms ...

- Autoblog - US

China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return.

China's Foreign Minister is calling for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country.

- FOX News - US

Targeted Chinese companies seek to soothe investors.

Groups respond to market turmoil after bank regulator moves to curb leverage

- Financial Times - US

Leadership on green finance and sustainable infrastructure – how can China and Sweden work together on the Belt and Road Initiative?.

China's Belt and Road Initiative aims to transform connectivity and cooperation on trade and development across Asia and beyond. To succeed, the initiative will require the deployment of modern infrastructure across several regions and sectors. In recent years narratives have shifted around global progress towards a ...

- Brookings - US

FBI: Search for Chinese Scholar is Agency Priority.

The FBI says the search for a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois is a national priority for the agency. Jon Holloway, assistant special agent in charge of criminal investigation at the Springfield FBI office, discussed the FBI's efforts Thursday night at a campus meeting about 26-year-old ...

- Voice of America - US

China Takes Delivery of First Shipments of American Beef in 14 Years.

China let through the first shipments of beef from the United States in 14 years on Friday, after the two nations agreed to resume the trade in May, state media reported. The imports were brought in by Cofco Meat Holdings Ltd from U.S. meat processor Tyson Foods Inc., China National Radio reported on Friday, citing Beijing ...

- Voice of America - US

Farewell VPNs & Independent Multimedia Content: China Vows to Clear Network Space.

More and more providers of independent audio and video news contents as well as VPN services are shut down.

- The Diplomat - US

US Government Agent Charged With Giving China Classified Documents.

Kevin Mallory is facing charges for selling highly classified U.S. documents to Chinese intelligence agents.

- The Diplomat - US

Why Do Chinese Reject Middle Eastern Refugees?

Islamophobia is a potent factor, but not the whole story.

- The Diplomat - US

Zhang Qiang Quits Alibaba Pictures Board

Zhang Qiang has stepped down as executive director of Alibaba Pictures Group, the separately-listed film arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The announcement was made at the same time as shareholders approved all motions presented at the company's annual general meeting. “ has resigned as executive director and ...

- Variety - US

China Halts Live Streaming on Weibo

Chinese regulators have halted live streaming on Sina Weibo, one of China's most popular social media sites, and two other platforms with immediate effect. The sites are accused of being platforms for non-conformist political views. The order from the State Administration for Press Publication Radio Film and Television ...

- Variety - US

China auditor uncovers 200b yuan in fake revenue at state firms

BEIJING, June 23 — China's government auditor said in its 2016 report published today that 18 of 20 central state firms it audited had inflated revenue by 200 billion yuan and profits by 20.3 billion yuan in recent years....

- The Malay Mail - MY

China asks India, US not to disturb peace in SCS

China today asked India and the US not to disturb peace in the strategic South China Sea and play a "constructive role" in the disputes there, as the issue was likely to be discussed during Prime Minister Narendra Modis meeting with President Donald Trump.Modi will meet Trump on June 26. He will hold talks with Trump on a ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Saina crashes out of Australia Open quarters

Sydney, June 23 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries after going down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a women's singles quarter-final match here on Friday.

- Yahoo! News - US

Saina, Sindhu crash out of Australia Open quarters

Sydney, June 23 India's campaign in the women's singles category at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries ended after London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal went down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a quarter-finals match here on Friday.

- Yahoo! News - US

Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi on Australian Academy's film fest jury

Los Angeles, June 23 Indian actors Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi have been appointed jury members of the Australian Academys inaugural Best Asian Film Award. Actor Russell Crowe will head the jury for the Asian film award that will be handed out by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts at its annual awards ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Chinese 'Pee Park' to be history as country sets out to correct poor 'Chinglish' translations

Public signs such as "Pee Park" and "Deformed man toilet" may finally be a thing of the past as Chinese authorities crack down on poor translations known as "Chinglish" The post Chinese 'Pee Park' to be history as country sets out to correct poor 'Chinglish' translations appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Mini crossbow craze alarms Chinese parents

Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China - and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials.

- Stuff - NZ

Inflation data out today confirms Bank of Canada 'can take its sweet time raising rates'

Canada's inflation rate is the lowest in almost two decades, below Britain and the U.S., and now also lower than China and the E.U.

- Financial Post - CA

Court in China Reduces Sentence for Man Who Killed Debt Collector

The case involving Yu Huan, who had come to his mother’s defense, provoked a national debate about family honor and filial piety.

- International NY Times - US

Targeted Chinese companies to soothe investors after sell-off

Groups respond to market turmoil after bank regulator moves to curb leverage

- Financial Times - US

Volt garners more Chinese interest

Graphite developer Volt Resources has signed an offtake agreement with China's Guangxing Electrical Materials for 5 000 t/y of flake graphite concentrate from the Stage 1 production of the Namangale project, in Tanzania. The company said on Friday that it was hoping to finalise a binding offtake agreement for the five-year ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

China suspends Weibo video and audio services

Chinese messaging service Weibo reports it has receives a public notice issued from The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China , stating that the SAPPRFT had recently requested the local competent authorities to take measures to suspend several companies' ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Aluminium giants stop short of backing Trump import crackdown

As the calls for restrictions on cheap Chinese imports reach a fever pitch in Washington, some of the biggest North American aluminium producers are advocating a softer touch. Alcoa Corp. urged the US to directly engage with China to ensure overproduction no longer spills out to the rest of the world. Rio Tinto Group also ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

US will need India to counter China: US think tank

Describing India as a "key piece in the jigsaw" for the US, the Atlantic Council urged the Trump administration to prioritise its ties with New Delhi.

- Zee News - IN

China still says no to India`s NSG membership

China again said on Friday that there is no change in its stance on admission of non-NPT states into the Nuclear Suppliers Group , marring India's chances of entering the elite club at its crucial meeting currently underway in Bern.

- Zee News - IN

China shares India`s concern on H1B visa issue: Official media

The H1B issue not just affects the Indian IT sector but also Chinese students studying in the US, hence, Beijing supports India's stance, the article said. 

- Zee News - IN

China hopes India, US won`t disturb South China Sea peace, play constructive role

PM Modi will meet Trump for the first time on June 26 and a range of issues are likely to come up, including H1B visas and terrorism.

- Zee News - IN

China asks India, US not to disturb peace in SCS

China on Friday asked India and the US not to disturb peace in the strategic South China Sea and play a "constructive role" in the disputes there, as the issue was likely to be discussed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Donald Trump.

- Times Of India - IN

Toothpick crossbow prompts parent petitions in China

If you thought fidget spinners were annoying, spare a thought for school teachers and parents across China dealing with powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles.

- ABC News - AU

Patriots QB Brady wraps up tour of Asia with trip to Tokyo

In the span of six days, Tom Brady threw passes on the Great Wall of China, rubbed shoulders with a Korean pop star in Shanghai, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Trump's South China Sea policy taking shape

The Trump administration's policy regarding the South China Sea is a continuation of the Obama administration's policy but with more emphasis on the military dimension.

- The Japan Times - JP

Handover politics? I was more worried about the rain, Hong Kong tram driver recalls

When Hong Kong changed from a British colony to a Chinese special administrative region 20 years ago, those living in the city witnessed the significant moment from different locations, on different jobs and with different feelings. All the little things they experienced, from a hug with Chinese officials to a change in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Beijing broke its promises to Hong Kong, veteran Democrat laments 20 years after the handover

When Hong Kong changed from a British colony to a Chinese special administrative region 20 years ago, those living in the city witnessed the significant moment from different locations, on different jobs and with different feelings. All the little things they experienced, from a hug with Chinese officials to a change in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

‘I prayed for the flags to unfurl properly,’ recalls event producer at Hong Kong’s handover ceremony

When Hong Kong changed from a British colony to a Chinese special administrative region 20 years ago, those living in the city witnessed the significant moment from different locations, on different jobs and with different feelings. All the little things they experienced, from a hug with Chinese officials to a change in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

‘At midnight I took off my Royal Hong Kong Police badge and got on with fighting crime’

When Hong Kong changed from a British colony to a Chinese special administrative region 20 years ago, those living in the city witnessed the significant moment from different locations, on different jobs and with different feelings. All the little things they experienced, from a hug with Chinese officials to a change in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Glory of a lifetime: Chinese military flag-bearer remembers handover day in Hong Kong

When Hong Kong changed from a British colony to a Chinese special administrative region 20 years ago, those living in the city witnessed the significant moment from different locations, on different jobs and with different feelings. All the little things they experienced, from a hug with Chinese officials to a change in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

‘I’m the worst player in the lineup’ – Hong Kong’s Tweet-happy Marco Fu shows funny side on social media

Hong Kong snooker star Marco Fu Ka-chun is more than simply a master of potting, he is also a master of pithy Tweeting – and it’s clear that he doesn’t always take himself too seriously. The world number six often takes to Twitter and other social media platforms to offers his views, congratulate fellow ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

PolyU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge fosters innovation and social responsibility

Innovation is inseparable from entrepreneurship, and so is social responsibility. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has therefore aimed to promote entrepreneurial culture of 'Do Well Do Good' spirit at its 5th Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge competition. Other than cultivating social ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong leader announces Executive Council-backed HK$7.9 billion plan to scrap MPF offset mechanism

In a move likely to spark an outcry from the business sector, Hong Kong’s outgoing leader has announced that he and the Executive Council have hammered out an eleventh-hour arrangement to stop employers from dipping into workers’ pension funds for severance and long-service payments. Leung Chun-ying delivered ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong Legco grants cash for Kai Tak sports park – 11 years after it was first mooted

Hong Kong legislators granted the cash for the long-awaited HK$31.9 billion sports complex in Kai Tak after a six-hour debate on Friday, despite lingering doubts over the project’s pro-business financial arrangements. At the Legislative Council’s Finance Committee meeting, 36 lawmakers green-lit the sports ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong firefighters improve rescue techniques as number of suicidal jumpers rises

Hong Kong’s firefighters have improved upon their techniques in rescuing suicidal jumpers as the city’s skyscrapers get ever taller. Local firefighting personnel said they must cope with an extra level of stress in trying to retrieve people at extreme heights. To coax suicidal individuals back indoors, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong retiree has waist bag stolen from toilet

Hong Kong police are searching for a thief after a 73-year-old man had his waist bag carrying HK$20,000 stolen while using a public toilet in Yau Ma Tei on Friday. According to police, the bag also contained a mobile phone, a wallet and the victim’s bank and identity cards. The incident happened in the public ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

New Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to take questions from lawmakers five days into the job

Hong Kong’s leader in waiting is extending an olive branch to lawmakers by taking questions from them just five days after assuming office. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor also pledged to honour her election pledge to spend HK$5 billion on education, according to a source from the new administration. In another ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Japanese warship takes Asian guests on cruise in defiance of China

SOUTH CHINA SEA - Japan's largest warship steamed into the South China Sea this week in defiance of Chinese assertiveness, with Asian military guests on board to witness helicopters looping over the tropical waters and gunners blasting target buoys.

- Reuters - US

Srikanth in semis, Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open

Kidambi Srikanth continued his fine form to enter the mens singles semifinals but Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu bowed out of the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament here today.In the all-Indian quarterfinal duel between Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, it was the former who came out on top with a fighting ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

US will need India to counter China: US think tank

Even as the Trump administration is cosying up to the Chinese, the US will need India to counter Beijings growing influence in the world, a top American think-tank has said.Describing India as a "key piece in the jigsaw" for the US, the Atlantic Council urged the Trump administration to prioritise its ties with New ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

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