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Two decades after taking over Hong Kong, China is getting tougher

TWO decades ago a media circus came down on Hong Kong to witness its transfer, after a century as well as a fifty percent as a British nest, to Chinese guideline. The handover on July 1st 1997 was a phenomenal, ...

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China is torturing civil-rights lawyers

THE makeover of Li Heping from a dark-haired, robust healthy and balanced guy to a gaunt, greying one with inadequate vision took much less compared to 2 years. In July 2015 he was confiscated by authorities, as were some 300 ...

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China has been poorer than Europe longer than the party thinks

XI JINPING, China’s head of state, wants to broach his “Chinese desire”. He states it includes “the excellent restoration of the Chinese country”. To him this suggests that under the Communist Party, China will certainly once again be the globe’s ...

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To rule China, Xi Jinping relies on a shadowy web of committees

DONALD RUMSFELD, a previous American protection assistant, as soon as thrilled plan wonks anywhere by comparing “recognized unknowns”– points we understand we have no idea– as well as “unidentified unknowns”. China’s political system is a recognized unidentified. We understand concerning ...

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A Chinese magazine fights a battle royal

CHINESE media are unknowned for mixing up problem. Their protection of national politics is virtually consistently tame. Company protection is often harder-hitting, however reporters still avoid handling effective firms. One exemption is Caixin, a economicmagazine It has a credibility for ...

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Gay-rights rulings in Taiwan and Hong Kong may sway the mainland

Proud in Taipei THOSE that count on China’s main information electrical outlets may not understand that it has actually been an active couple of days for gay civil liberties in Greater China. The state-run media made little of the judgment ...

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Inner Mongolia has become China’s model of assimilation

BAYIN was 3 when he relocated from the eastern meadows of Inner Mongolia to Chifeng, a city of some 1m individuals. Like hundreds of thousands of ethnic Mongolian pastoralists compelled to work out by the federal government, his household has ...

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Megaprojects threaten Hong Kong’s iconic dolphins

Not completely in the pink ” THE dolphin is smart, charming, kind, unobjectionable and also energetic. Specifically the personality of Hong Kong.” Claimed a regional participant of a board assigned by China to supervise the end of British policy over ...

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A provincial shuffle shows the power of China’s president

ENVISION an American political election where two-thirds of the three-quarters as well as legislators of the state guvs for re-election are beat. It would certainly be a landside to finish all landslides. (When Ronald Reagan won 98% of the electoral-college ...

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In China, even schoolchildren are told to catch spies

CHINA’s federal government concerns spy-catching as a ready every person. In April the metropolitan federal government of Beijing began supplying incentives of up to 500,000 yuan ($70,000) for locating one. It got in touch with residents to get on their ...

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