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Man “confesses” in first public trial of China’s rumour crackdown


A popular internet microblogger confessed in court to spreading rumours about the Chinese government, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday, in the first public trial since China began cracking down on online rumours last year. Rights advocates say China’s campaign to quash online rumours, which began last summer, is tantamount to crushing free … Continue reading

The real China housing collapse: Actual buildings


They don’t build ‘em like they used to, and when it comes to housing in China, that’s probably a good thing. According to the official Xinhua news agency, the price behind the breakneck pace of China’s construction boom since the reform and opening is becoming clear, with buildings collapses frequently involving those constructed in the … Continue reading

China bolsters East China Sea claim, warns of ‘defensive measures’


China on Saturday bolstered its claim to islands that Japan says it owns, warning that it would take “defensive emergency measures” against aircraft that failed to identify themselves properly in airspace over them. Ties between the Asian powers have been strained for months by the dispute over the islands in the East China Sea, called … Continue reading

China prohibits the expenditure of public funds for New Year’s gifts


The Chinese Communist Party, in its campaign of waste and corruption, forbade its members to use public funds for expenses related to New Year: do not use the public funds for alcohol or fireworks. The new ban applies to both the Western New Year, as well as the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year, starting in … Continue reading

China: Politburo to control quality and number of party members


Singtao Daily says, according to the statistics provided by the Central Organisation Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), there are in all more than 82.6 million CCP members now, of which more than 26.6 million were recruited in the period from 2002 to 2011. However, along with the reform and opening up and economic … Continue reading

China pledges rural reforms to boost incomes, consumption


China will give farmers better protection over the land they till, raise their incomes and improve public services for them to help close the gap with urban areas and narrow the rich-poor divide. The government will ensure farmers earn “reasonable returns” from planting crops and increase agricultural subsidies, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Dec. … Continue reading

China’s Xinhua denies asking Canadian journalist to spy on Dalai Lama


A Canadian journalist says he quit working for China’s news agency because it wanted him to spy on the Dalai Lama in Ottawa. But the Ottawa bureau chief of China’s Xinhua news agency dismissed that claim as “Cold War” ideology. Ottawa-based freelance journalist and author Mark Bourrie makes the allegation against the Xinhua news service … Continue reading

China seeking to dominate African news media, complete with censorship and propaganda


China’s investment prowess and construction know-how is widely on display in the long-congested Kenyan capital of Nairobi. A ring road and the nation’s first superhighway are being built and partly financed by Beijing. The international airport is undergoing a $208 million expansion supported by the Chinese, whose loans also paid for a working-class housing complex that … Continue reading

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