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China closes Tibet to foreigners for sensitive anniversaries

BEIJING (AP) — China is keeping foreign travelers out of Tibet during sensitive political anniversaries. Travel agencies contacted Wednesday said foreign tourists would not be allowed into the Himalayan region until April 1. It’s not clear when the ban started, although some monitoring groups said it started this month. March 10 is the 60th anniversary […]
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AP PHOTOS: Red lanterns, lasers light up the Forbidden City

The Lantern Festival that lit up Beijing’s Forbidden City on Tuesday night was not one the last emperor would have recognized. The festival marking the end of 15 days of lunar new year celebrations included traditional red-paper lanterns. But people lucky enough to snag tickets also saw a laser light show and the compound’s historic […]
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For the first time in nearly a century, Beijing's Forbidden City opens at night

Beijing's Palace Museum, commonly known as the Forbidden City, has opened its doors to the public at night for the first time in 94 years -- and with dramatic results.
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For the first time in 94 years, Beijing's Forbidden City to open at night

A rare opportunity for those who have long dreamed of watching illuminated lanterns dancing across night skies in the stunning historic setting of Beijing's Forbidden City.
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Carmakers quitting Britain won't blame Brexit – it's not in their interest | Phillip Inman

Business leaders know that mentioning the B-word just isn’t worth the risk of souring consumer sentimentIn 2012 a wave of anti-Japanese nationalism griped China. Angry crowds burned down Japanese-owned factories, smashed Japanese-made cars and pelted Tokyo’s embassy in Beijing with eggs. It was an experience that jolted Japanese business leaders and they decided to make sure they never again relied on one country for essential widgets, and especially the finished article.In the months before the...
Tags: Business, Japan, Politics, China, Eu, UK News, World news, Beijing, Britain, Asia Pacific, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Panasonic, Honda


Beijing’s Forbidden City illuminated for Lantern Festival

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing’s Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the general public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China’s Lantern Festival. As night fell, visitors were welcomed by a light show at the Meridian Gate exhibition hall. A dazzling array of lights also lit up the Supreme Harmony Hall. […]
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After 94 years, Forbidden City opens at night

Visitors were treated to a rare experience as Beijing's Palace Museum, commonly known as the Forbidden City, was illuminated after dark.
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The Two Venezuelas and Foreign Intervention

Today Venezuela is at an impasse, a term allegedly coined by Voltaire to refer to a situation devoid of exits. It has infinite inflation, four immobilized branches of government, two presidents, and the worst humanitarian crisis to hit the Americas in decades. There is sporadic violence on the streets and in improvised prisons hidden away from YouTube. What today resembles a civil war without weapons could easily escalate into bloodshed. Yet it is foreign powers and not domestic actors that will...
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Sweden to send inspector in detained Swedish publisher case

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden will send an inspector to Beijing to “get a clearer picture of what happened” during meetings in Stockholm between the daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China, the country’s ambassador there and two businessmen to discuss the possible release of her father. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Lina Eidmark says they […]
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Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million people in western China, updated constantly with GPS coordinates of their precise whereabouts. Alongside their names, birthdates and places of employment, there were notes […]
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N. Korean envoy en route to Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit: Yonhap

The North Korean special representative for the US arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, apparently en route to Vietnam to meet his Washington counterpart ahead of a second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. Kim Hyok Chol arrived in the Chinese capital at around 10 am (0200 GMT) and was expected to board a plane bound for Hanoi later in the day. Kim Hyok Chol and his US counterpart Stephen Biegun were engaged in three days of talks in Pyongyang earlier...
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China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Iran are meeting amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. China’s Wang Yi met in Beijing on Tuesday with Mohammad Javad Zarif, who’s leading a delegation that includes parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani and the ministers of finance and petroleum, as well as the […]
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China auto sales fall in January for eighth month

BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales fell for an eighth month in January, extending a painful decline for the biggest global market. An industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, says purchases of sedans, SUVs and minivans fell 15 percent from a year earlier to just over 2 million vehicles. Auto demand has weakened […]
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China Plans to Turn Hong Kong and Macau Into a Silicon Valley Rival

Beijing wants to turn the so-called Greater Bay Area into a leading global innovation hu
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For the first time in 94 years, this iconic landmark will open at night

A rare opportunity for those who have long dreamed of watching illuminated lanterns dancing across night skies in the stunning historic setting of Beijing's Forbidden City.
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For the first time in 94 years, Beijing's Forbidden City to open at night

China's Palace Museum, commonly known as the Forbidden City, will open its door to the public after dark -- but for two nights only.
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New Zealand will conduct own assessment of Huawei equipment risk - PM

New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China's Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations. Huawei, the world's biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese government and U.S.-led allegations that its equipment could be used by Beijing for spying. No evidence has been produced publicly and th...
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Asian markets boosted by hopes for China-US trade deal

Asian markets rallied with oil and high-yielding currencies Monday as investors grow increasingly confident that China and the United States will eventually hammer out a deal to end their long-running trade war. While talks ended Friday in Beijing with no deal, negotiators shift to Washington this week with Donald Trump saying discussions were going "extremely well" and suggesting he could extend a March 1 truce deadline for an agreement to be reached. The high-level discussions between the ec...
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For sake of pupils’ pupils, China to ban homework on apps

BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight. Zhejiang province issued a draft regulation last week and is seeking public comment. It is one of several provinces considering such measures. Along with barring app-based homework […]
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Chinese province to ban homework on cellphone apps

BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight. Zhejiang province issued a draft regulation last week and is seeking public comment. Along with barring app-based homework assignments, it would limit the use of electronic devices […]
Tags: Business, News, Beijing, Zhejiang Province


China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — China’s policy ministry says it investigated 380 online lenders and froze $1.5 billion in assets in a crackdown following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry. The ministry said Monday it launched the investigation in June because the industry was increasingly risky and rife with complaints about fraud, […]
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China’s leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

BEIJING (AP) — Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China’s leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But bureaucrats don’t seem to have gotten the message, fining a couple in a recent widely publicized case for having a third child against the strict letter of the law. The move […]
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Hong Kong economy stalls amid trade dispute: finance chief

Hong Kong's economy stalled last year as the ongoing China-US trade dispute and retail woes dragged down local business, the city's financial chief said Sunday. Beijing and Washington have already imposed duties on more than $360 billion in two-way trade, roiling global financial markets and weighing heavily on manufacturing output in both countries. "The impact of China-US trade frictions on Hong Kong's exports has clearly emerged at the end of last year," said finance secretary Paul Chan.
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Gavin Williamson at centre of row over chancellor’s cancelled China trip

Senior Conservatives call for defence minister to be reined in after upset in Beijing over his commentsThe defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, was at the centre of a growing cabinet row on Saturday night as senior government sources blamed him for offending the Chinese and causing the cancellation of a crucial trade visit to Beijing by the chancellor, Philip Hammond.Senior Conservatives said it was time to rein in Williamson, who has earned the nickname Private Pike in Whitehall after a series ...
Tags: Politics, China, UK News, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Treasury, Philip Hammond, Defence, Whitehall, Pacific, South China Sea, Elizabeth, Williamson


Hammond's trip to China scuppered by Williamson's 'gunboat diplomacy'

Beijing reportedly scrapped plans for chancellor’s visit after defence secretary’s remarksPhilip Hammond is not going to China this weekend for trade talks, following reports that Beijing scuppered advanced preparations for a meeting after the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, threatened to deploy a warship in the Pacific.The UK chancellor was expected to meet the Chinese vice premier, Hu Chunhua, but Treasury sources said the trip was never confirmed. It is believed that there is an internal...
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Williamson accused of 'gunboat diplomacy' over China warship threat

Philip Hammond’s planned trip to Beijing reportedly scuppered by defence secretary’s remarksPhilip Hammond is not going to China this weekend for trade talks, following reports that Beijing scuppered advanced preparations for a meeting after the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, threatened to deploy a warship in the Pacific.The UK chancellor was expected to meet the Chinese vice premier, Hu Chunhua, but Treasury sources said the trip was never confirmed. It is believed that there is an intern...
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Trump, Xi Hail Progress in Trade Talks as Tariff Deadline Nears

Trump’s comments signal the two sides may be approaching a deal after two days of high-level talks in Beijing. The two countries said they are working toward an initial written agreement, and will continue negotiations next week in Washington. “It’s going extremely well,” Trump said, referring to the negotiations that wrapped up Friday in Beijing.
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Turner Asia Pacific Partners With China’s UYoung to Develop New IP

Turner Asia Pacific has signed an MOU to formalize a partnership with Beijing-based animation company UYoung Culture & Media to develop new IP, the company has announced. The signing occurred earlier this week at the Kidscreen Summit in Miami. Details of any new IP won’t be revealed until later in the year. Turner operates kids’ […]
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US, China hold 2nd day of talks with no tariff decision

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese envoys are holding a second day of trade talks after the top economic adviser to President Donald Trump said he has yet to decide whether to go ahead with a March 2 tariff increase on imports from China. Business groups and economists say the two days of negotiations due […]
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Sweden investigates its Beijing ambassador over 'strange' meetings

Daughter of Swedish bookseller jailed in China says Anna Lindstedt set up meetings in StockholmSweden is investigating its ambassador to China after she was accused of orchestrating a bizarre series of meetings between the daughter of a Swedish bookseller jailed in China and businessmen who said they could help secure his release.The story is detailed in a blogpost by Angela Gui, the daughter of Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish bookseller who has disappeared twice and is currently held in Chin...
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