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Ex-diplomats, scholars urge China to release Canadians

A group of former diplomats and academics have signed an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping calling for the release of two Canadians who have been detained on allegations of espionage. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were last month arrested in China for activities that "endanger China's security" -- a phrase often used by Beijing when alleging espionage. The letter said both Kovrig and Spavor worked to improve understanding of China and to promote better...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig, Kovrig, Spavor


Former China envoys call on Xi Jinping to release two detained Canadians

Open letter says the arrests mean diplomats are ‘more cautious’ about work in ChinaMore than 140 former diplomats and leading China experts have called on Xi Jinping to release two Canadian citizens detained last month as a diplomatic stand-off between Ottawa and Beijing escalates.In an open letter, former envoys to China from Canada, the UK, the US, Australia, Germany, Sweden and Mexico described how the arrests of Michael Kovrig, a Canadian diplomat on leave, and Michael Spavor, a businessman,...
Tags: UK, Mexico, China, Americas, World news, Beijing, Canada, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Ottawa, Justin Trudeau, Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig, ChinaMore, US Australia Germany Sweden


Beijing Dispatch: In the Heart of Beijing, a Taiwanese Pop Idol Makes Fans Swoon

Rabid fans flock to a restaurant serving as a shrine to the singer Teresa Teng, whose music was banned in China for being “decadent.” Long after her death, the government has warmed to her appeal.
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Beijing, Communist Party of China, Teresa Teng, Pop and Rock Music, Beijing (China, Cultural Revolution, Teresa Tang


Ryan Reynolds Cancels Arm Surgery to Promote ‘Deadpool 2’ in China

Ryan Reynolds canceled surgery on his arm to fly to China and charm “Deadpool” fans in Beijing on Sunday ahead of the franchise’s unexpected China theatrical debut. Just last week, Fox suddenly announced that a re-cut, PG-13 “Deadpool 2” would hit Chinese theaters starting this Friday – the first time the notoriously blood-splattered and foul-mouthed […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Fox, Beijing, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2, Once Upon a Deadpool, Deadpool 2: I Love My Family


China Using Taped Confessions to Intimidate Young Communists, Students Say

The authorities appear to be escalating efforts to crush a student-led campaign for workers’ rights that has evaded Beijing’s control.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Demonstrations, Confessions, Political Prisoners, Protests and Riots, Yue Xin


IMF: no-deal Brexit and Chinese slump are biggest economic risks

Escalation of Trump’s trade war with China also a threat, says World Economic OutlookA no-deal Brexit and a sharper slowdown in China are the biggest risks to growth in the global economy in 2019, the International Monetary Fund has warned in its latest economic outlook.Amid already falling levels of growth in Europe, China and Japan, the IMF said an escalation of the trade war between Donald Trump and Beijing over the coming months and the UK tumbling out of the EU without a deal would force fu...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Politics, UK, China, Economics, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Davos, Beijing, Asia Pacific, US economy, International Monetary Fund


Cambodia’s Hun Sen meets Xi Jinping on Beijing visit

BEIJING (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing that reinforces ties between China and its closest ally in Southeast Asia. Hun Sen also is to meet Premier Li Keqiang and other leaders during his four-day visit, which started Monday. Cambodia has grown increasingly […]
Tags: News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Xi Jinping, Cambodia, Li Keqiang, Hun Sen, Nation & World, Southeast Asia Hun Sen


China's Xi Warns Party of `Serious Dangers' as Risks Mount

Xi told a “seminar” of top provincial leaders and ministers in Beijing on Monday that the Communist Party needed greater efforts “to prevent and resolve major risks,” the official Xinhua News Agency said. “The party is facing long-term and complex tests in terms of maintaining long-term rule, reform and opening-up, a market-driven economy, and within the external environment,” Xi said, according to Xinhua.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Communist Party, Xinhua News Agency, Xi, Risks Mount


Chinese accuse McDonald's of supporting Taiwan independence

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese nationalists are accusing a McDonald's advertisement in Taiwan of supporting independence for the self-ruled island.The advertisement for a breakfast sandwich, broadcast only in Taiwan, shows a two-second... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Taiwan, Beijing, McDonald


Chinese Entertainment Industry Braces for a ‘Cold Winter’ in 2019

Winter is here for the Chinese entertainment industry, a half-dozen top-tier industry professionals concurred in Beijing at the launch last week of Tencent Entertainment’s annual data-filled white paper. China’s box office hit new heights in 2018, raking in about $9 billion, but it was also a year of drastic regulatory changes and a government tax […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Beijing, Tencent, QQ, Bona Film Group, Angelababy, Yu Dong, Operation Red Sea


China says doctor behind gene edited babies acted on his own

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese investigation says the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that investigators in […]
Tags: Science, News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Xinhua News Agency


Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports

The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s largest phone companies showed support for its Chinese partner despite a global backlash against Huawei over cybersecurity threats. “Clearly, Huawei remains a viable and reliable participant in the Canadian telecommunications space, bolstered by globally leading innovation, comprehensive security measures, and new software upgrades,” said a...
Tags: Security, Asia, UK, Australia, White House, China, US, Tech, Policy, Beijing, Canada, United States, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Vancouver


China’s 2018 Economic Growth Sunk to a Three-Decade Low

The dip is adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington
Tags: News, China, Uncategorized, Beijing, Overnight, Onetime


China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

BEIJING (AP) — China says it plans to cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by one-third this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world’s highest peak. State media reported Monday that efforts will include the recovery of the bodies of those who died […]
Tags: News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Everest, Mount Everest, Nation & World


China's 2018 growth slows to 28-year low, more stimulus seen

China's economy cooled in the fourth quarter under pressure from faltering domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs, dragging 2018 growth to the lowest in nearly three decades and pressuring Beijing to roll out more stimulus to avert a sharper slowdown.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews


China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

China's 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington.
Tags: China, Beijing


Exclusive: U.S. demands regular review of China trade reform

The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China's progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal - and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement, according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, United States


Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
Tags: News, China, Ap, Beijing, South China Sea


Global Markets: Asian stocks keep calm as China economy cools, Brexit news awaited

Asian markets kept their nerve on Monday as data showed the Chinese economy slowed at the end of last year, underlining the urgent need for more stimulus as Beijing wrestles with the United States over trade.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, United States, Global Markets


China population rises 15.23 million in 2018, but rate slows

BEIJING (AP) — China’s population rose by 15.23 million people in 2018, marking a continued decrease in the growth rate of the world’s most populous nation. Numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday put the population at 1.395 billion in 2018, marking a growth rate of 3.81 percent over the previous year. […]
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Nation, National Bureau of Statistics, Nation & World


China 2018 economic growth falls to 3-decade low

BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low as activity cooled amid a tariff war with Washington.The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 percent over a year earlier, down from 2017's 6.9 percent,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, China, Beijing


China's economic growth sinks to 3-decade low in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth fell to a three-decade low in 2018 as business activity lagged amid a tariff war with Washington.The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 percent over a year earlier, down from 2017's... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, China, Beijing


China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington.The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 percent over a year earlier, down from... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, China, Beijing


Global Markets: Asia stocks calm as China slows, awaits Brexit news

Asian markets kept their nerve on Monday as data showed the Chinese economy slowed at the end of last year, underlining the urgent need for more stimulus as Beijing wrestles with the United States over trade.
Tags: Asia, Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, United States


China's 2018 economic growth slows to 6.6 percent after activity in final quarter of year declines amid US trade war

BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 economic growth slows to 6.6 percent after activity in final quarter of year declines amid US trade war. [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, US, Beijing


China’s 2018 economic growth edges down amid trade war

BEIJING (AP) — China’s 2018 economic growth decelerated to 6.6 percent after activity in the final quarter of the year declined amid a tariff battle with Washington. Data announced Monday showed economic growth cooled to a post-global crisis quarterly low of 6.4 percent in the three months ending in December from the previous quarter’s 6.5 […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Beijing, Nation, Nation & World, Washington Data


Beijing has revealed powerful new weapons, but are they battle-ready or science fiction?

Since the beginning of January, the Chinese military has revealed a dizzying array of sophisticated and powerful new weaponry.
Tags: News, Beijing, Stories


China set to post slowest growth in 28 years in 2018, more stimulus seen

China is expected to report on Monday that economic growth cooled to its slowest in 28 years in 2018 amid weakening domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs, adding pressure on Beijing to roll out more support measures to avert a sharper slowdown.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews


China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

BEIJING (AP) — Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans. As demand for auditing services sank, the 25-year-old accountant in the eastern city of Hangzhou was laid off in December. Yu tightened his belt: No more movies or eating […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Hangzhou, Yu, Nation & World, Yu Mingang


Different Views Of The CBA Talks

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, The current CBA is in place until 2022 but both sides have reopeners to terminate it this September. If either side does that and negotiations subsequently fail, we could be looking at a lockout in the fall of 2020. The players want some relief from escrow payments they make on their salaries and want to keep generating new ways to grow hockey-related revenue. And there's no question they want a regular international calendar established t...
Tags: Sport, Beijing, NHL, Seattle, Bettman, Buffalo News, NHL Players Association, Mike Harrington, David Shoalts of the Globe