Tag: China

Uighur researchers say China running more camps than known

by Shaun TANDON Uighur activists said Tuesday they have documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain members of the ethnic group, alleging that Beijing could be holding far more than the commonly cited figure of one million people. The East Turkistan National...

51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten

More than 50 people, mostly children, were injured by a man who broke into a kindergarten in southwest China and sprayed them with corrosive liquid, local authorities said Tuesday. The suspect, a 23-year-old surnamed Kong, entered the kindergarten by climbing a wall before spraying victims...

China jails former Japanese politician for smuggling drugs in shoes

A court in southern China sentenced a former politician from Japan to life imprisonment on Friday for attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country hidden in the soles of platform shoes. 76-year-old Takuma Sakuragi was caught at an airport in 2013 with 3.29 kilogrammes...

China slams British MP university report as ‘fictitious’

Beijing on Thursday criticised as "fictitious" a report by British politicians claiming there was "alarming evidence" of Chinese interference on university campuses. The report, which was released Tuesday, cited examples where Beijing-linked organisations appeared to suppress freedom of speech at institutions of higher education. One academic...

Pragmatism trumps ideology: a Taiwanese scholar looks at Lee Kuan Yew’s relationship to China as he was building Singapore

Singapore—How the country’s founding Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, worked with and against China to serve practical purposes in the crucial years of nation-building is the topic of a recent article from a Taiwanese scholar. Philip Liu Hsiao-Pong, a professor at the Graduate Institute of...

Why Singapore’s appointment of a new ambassador to China is significant for both nations

Lui Tuck Yew, former navy chief turned top bureaucrat, is Singapore's new ambassador to Beijing. Lui who joined the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) in 2000, also served as transport minister from 2011 to 2015. Singaporean analysts say that the former cabinet minister's appointment adds...

Jho Low granted asylum in a ‘third country’ but is he currently in China or the UAE?

Fugitive businessman and alleged mastermind of the global money-laundering 1MDB case is giving up billions that many say do not belong to him, but he remains elusive and no one from the US or Malaysia seem to be able to lay their hands on...

US Interior Department grounds Chinese-made drones

The US Department of the Interior has grounded its fleet of Chinese-made drones as it conducts a review of the program. Nick Goodwin, an Interior Department spokesman, did not provide a reason for the decision but it comes amid US security concerns over Chinese electronics. Goodwin...

China warns it won’t tolerate dissent in Hong Kong

by Poornima Weerasekara with Jerome Taylor in Hong Kong China warned Friday it would not tolerate any challenge to Hong Kong's governing system, as it laid out plans to boost patriotism in the city and change how its leader is chosen or removed after months...

Asian markets mostly down as focus turns to Fed meeting

Asian markets slipped Wednesday as traders play a wait-and-see game ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision, with expectations of another interest rate cut but focus also on its plans for the future. Expectations for another drop in borrowing costs, along with optimism over...