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China deploys forces to Myanmar border after bombing in Yunnan province


Beijing sent forces to patrol its southwestern border with Myanmar after a bomb killed four Chinese citizens in an area where violence between Burmese rebel groups and troops has spread and strained ties with China. On Sunday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang expressed Beijing’s dismay at the fighting that has sent hundreds fleeing across China’s border. … Continue reading

China scrambles jets after Myanmar bomb kills four people in Yunnan province


China has lodged diplomatic protests and scrambled fighter jets to the border with neighbouring Myanmar after a bomb from a Burmese warplane killed four people in China’s south-western Yunnan province on Friday. Myanmar’s government forces are fighting armed rebels and supporters of the Kokang people, a Mandarin-speaking ethnic Chinese minority, in the country’s northern Shan … Continue reading

China’s police given guns; irresponsible shootings result


A string of shooting incidents involving Chinese police — leaving at least four people dead — has the public wondering if its rank-and-file police force is really ready to carry guns, as mandated by new regulations. Last month, two policemen brought a loaded gun to a kindergarten show-and-tell. The handgun mistakenly went off, injuring four … Continue reading

China’s paranoia: SWAT given ‘shoot on sight’ orders; commuters frisked as Beijing heightens anti-terror measures


Beijing subjected rush-hour passengers to an extra layer of security checks and gave orders allowing SWAT teams to shoot terrorists on sight, as it ramped up policing after a string of attacks on the mainland. This morning, hundreds of passengers queued up in security lines outside nine key subway stations in Beijing, where metro staff … Continue reading

Large number of Chinese troops seen heading for China-Vietnam border


A large number of People’s Liberation Army troops have reportedly been spotted heading towards the China–Vietnam border as tensions between the two countries continue to escalate, reports Hong Kong’s Sing Tao Daily. Sing Tao Daily is generally considered to be aligned to Chinese state media. Thousands of Chinese nationals living or on business in Vietnam … Continue reading

China and Malaysia hint at Uighur Muslim terrorist attack on missing plane


The opinions expressed in this article are those of “The Star Online” (published by Malaysian Chinese Association), and not necessarily those of China Daily Mail. There is speculation that militants from China’s Uighur Muslim minority could be involved in the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 airplane, as it occurred just one week after knife-wielding assailants killed … Continue reading

China offers no hard evidence that Uighurs committed Kunming “terrorist” attack


Within minutes of the deadly stabbing attack at Kunming Rail Station in southwest China, the Chinese government were blaming Muslim separatists from the country’s northwest province of Xinjiang, but are yet to provide hard evidence for the claim. Police said they have captured the final three suspects in a knife attack that killed 29 people … Continue reading

China increases rights abuses even as labour camps ditched


China is increasingly using extra-judicial “black jails” and drug rehabilitation centres to punish people who would formerly have been sent to forced labour camps, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. China vowed last month to do away with hundreds of labour camps, as part of a landmark package of social and economic reforms. Official … Continue reading

Chinese police rescue 92 abducted children


BBC says in its report today: Chinese police have rescued 92 abducted children and held 301 suspected members of a huge trafficking network, the authorities say. They say two women were also freed in an operation involving police forces in 11 provinces of the country. The traffickers are believed to have targeted children in the … Continue reading

Chinese man pays fine in coins


Bank workers in Kunming spent eight hours counting 5,000 yuan in one jiao 0.1 yuan coins thanks to a Chinese man who paid an assault fine with some serious spite. Last year, a woman with the surname Wu was eating at a noodle shop where she and her husband reportedly got into an altercation with … Continue reading

Is China reviving the old Silk Road?


After enjoying a history of about 1600 years, the Silk Road had lost out to the Southern Ocean Corridor connecting Europe and Asia. But now there are signs that the old Silk Road is being revived. The Silk Road refers to the historical network of trading routes that connected Asia with the Middle East, North … Continue reading

China quake kills scores in rural Sichuan


A powerful earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China’s rural south west, officials say. The 6.6-magnitude tremor sent people fleeing from buildings across Sichuan province, which was devastated by a massive quake five years ago. Villages close to the epicentre in Lushan county were left in ruins. Thousands of … Continue reading

China’s live broadcast of executions for crimes allegedly committed abroad


One of Asia’s most notorious drug kingpins has reportedly been executed in China for the massacre of 13 Chinese sailors – with his last moments being broadcast live on national television. He was captured in Laos and extradited to China, even though the crimes he is alleged to have committed happened in Thailand. There were … Continue reading

After China’s multibillion-dollar cleanup, water still unfit to drink


China aims to spend $850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beijing’s push for rapid economic growth. China is promising to invest 4 trillion yuan ($650 billion) – equal to its entire … Continue reading

Chinese police rescue 31 abducted children in Yunnan


According to Singtao Daily and Yunnan’s website yunnan.cn, police in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, recently busted an extraordinary large child-trafficking ring, rescued 31 abducted children and captured 76 suspects. It took the police more than 190 days to crack the case, after travelling over 60,000 kilometres to and from 7 provinces and 10 … Continue reading

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