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Illegal wildlife trade along the Burma-China border - in pictures

Mong-La is a notorious sin city of a border town, a lawless black hole where the trafficking of arms, drugs and women is rife.<p>In order to reach it, you have to travel illegally by motorbike across an international border, along a bumpy dirt track that winds its way through rubber plantations and …

China media: Journalism ethics

<b>Chinese papers and experts call for better journalism ethics in the wake of the arrest of a business news website's top staff.</b><p>According to reports, eight people from the 21st Century financial news website and PR companies have been arrested for extorting money from companies in exchange for …

Chinese city kills 5,000 dogs to control rabies

Authorities have killed almost 5,000 dogs in one Chinese city after rabies was blamed for the death of five people, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.<p>Municipal authorities in Baoshan, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, culled 4,900 dogs and vaccinated 100,000 in its …

Is a Trade War with China Looming?

Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images<p>Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, delivers a speech during the Softbank World 2014 annual forum in Tokyo on July …

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Confucius says

“HARMONY is the most valuable of all things,” said the Chinese philosopher Confucius two and a half millennia ago. There is little of it in evidence …

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China says 'rescues' more children from Xinjiang religious schools

BEIJING (Reuters) - A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China’s unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 190 children being “rescued”, along with the detention of dozens of people, a state newspaper said on Monday.<p>Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak …

A Tale of Two Chinas

A new survey released this week emphasizes that the biggest divide between Chinese citizens continues to be among rural and urban residents.<p>This week …

China's Mixed Messages To India

As India welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping today, it’s hard to miss the mixed messages coming from China. On the one hand, India and China have had a difficult security relationship over the past half-century, with a still-unresolved border dispute over which they fought a war in 1962. On the …

China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week: lawyer | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s trial of a Uighur scholar on separatism charges completed its two days of evidence on Thursday, and his lawyer said a verdict in a case that has drawn international criticism would come next week.<p>Policemen in riot gear guard a checkpoint on a road near a courthouse where …

In Myanmar, China's Scramble for Energy Threatens Livelihoods of Villagers

In western Myanmar a Chinese-backed energy and trading hub is taking shape on a remote island.<p>OIL MOUNTAIN, Myanmar—The mood at a ramshackle bar in this village on Ramree Island, in western Myanmar's Rakhine State, is one of fatalism punctuated by the occasional comic trope.<p>As dusk falls, Nyint …

China's corrupt media

The recent investigation into alleged news extortion at 21cbh.com, a financial news website under the auspices of China’s <i>21st Century Business Herald</i> …

Uighur scholar’s daughter laments China’s ‘ridiculous’ charges against her father

BEIJING – In February 2013, Jewher Ilham was due to accompany her father to the United States for a month, to help him settle in as he took up a new job as a visiting scholar at Indiana University. But as they prepared to leave China, her father, the prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti, was …

'Deadly blasts' in China's restive Xinjiang region

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From China to Jihad?

It’s a very long way from China’s arid Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in the country’s far northwest to its semi-tropical borders with Vietnam, …

China may have just created the “Muslim Mandela”

Ilham Tohti, a prominent scholar who is a member of the Uighur minority community in China’s northwest, was sentenced to life in prison today for “separatism”—the toughest sentence handed to any dissident in China in recent memory. Tohti spent most of his career encouraging better communication …

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‘They Don’t Want Moderate Uighurs’

In my series of interviews with Chinese intellectuals, there is an empty chair for Ilham Tohti, the economist and Uighur activist. It’s not that I …

China’s harsh punishment for a moderate Uighur could make things worse in Xinjiang

For Ilham Tohti, things started getting really bad late last year. Security agents in Beijing rammed the scholar’s car. Then they threatened to kill his wife and kids.<p>“I’ve been monitored, kept under house arrest and followed by the police for many years, but I’ve never seen public security agents …

China media: Climate change

<b>Media criticise the West for not "assuming its responsibilities" on climate change, amid a major UN meeting on the issue</b><p>Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli told a UN summit on Tuesday that Beijing wanted emissions to peak as soon as possible, without giving a timescale.<p>Speaking at the same forum, US President …

China’s investment in infrastructure is exactly what made Alibaba’s IPO possible

Alibaba’s recent IPO and early market capitalization of $230 billion brought repeated reminders that its value has catapulted ahead of that of Amazon. and eBay combined. What has allowed the Chinese e-commerce giant to grow so massively is the confluence of urbanization, infrastructure investment …

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Xi Jinping’s calls for ethnic tolerance don’t match his government’s actions

At a gathering yesterday to celebrate Confucius’s 2,565th birthday, the president of China gave a speech that called for tolerance, the celebration of differences, and respect for all cultures: “Don’t feel displeased or try to transform, assimilate, or even replace other civilizations when they are …

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Background to clashes in Xinjiang, China which left 50 dead

Fifty people died in violence on Sunday in Xinjiang, Chinese state media said, in what police called a "serious terrorist attack".<p>Earlier this week state media reported the incident in Luntai county but gave the death toll as two.<p>The BBC's Michael Bristow examines why violence has flared up.

New wave of artists offer a fresh view of China

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1111000/1111439_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524710919_1daec72c93fcc33a6201f48a62c1938c<p><b>There is more to Chinese art than Ai Weiwei - that is the message from the organisers of the UK's largest ever exhibition of contemporary art</b> …

An Internet Where Nobody Says Anything

Here is what a court in Urumqi, the capital of China’s western Xinjiang region, concludes Ilham Tohti, a balding, thick-set, 44-year-old professor, …

As China's Economic Might Grows, So Do Fears About Country's Poor

BEIJING – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba stormed international markets last week to become the largest initial public offering in U.S. history. But the staggering amounts of money involved have shone a light on the widening gap between the super rich and the extremely poor in the world’s second …

Hong Kong protests 'inspiring China's Uighurs'

Hong Kong protests were 'very inspiring' to Uighurs, Muslim minority's exiled leader has said<p>The exiled leader of China's Uighur minority believes the large-scale protests roiling Hong Kong are inspiring people in her home region of Xinjiang, in comments likely to rile Beijing.<p>Rebiya Kadeer told …

What really scares Beijing about the Hong Kong protests

The island and the mainland are drifting further apart. But it may be Hong Kong that represents the true, rebellious spirit of China<p><i>Beijing</i><p>There’s a nondescript building tucked away near my house, about the size of a college dormitory. Sometimes I wave from my roof to the scrawny boys having a …