US-China trade war gives Belt and Road added significance

China 03/22/19, 05:17

Beijing has been steadily gathering support for its "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond.Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to sign a memorandum of understanding this week on supporting the initiative during a ...

Death toll in China chemical plant explosion rises to 44

China 03/21/19, 21:29

The death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured, the local government reported Friday. Thursday's blast at the Tianjiayi Chemical plant in the city of Yancheng is China's worst industrial accident in years. Nearly 1,000 area residents ...

China says 13,000 Xinjiang ‘terrorists’ arrested since 2014

China 03/18/19, 02:19

China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs" in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report Monday issued to counter international criticism of its system of internment camps and other oppressive security in the traditionally Islamic region. The lengthy ...

Chinese lawmakers endorse technology law amid US pressure

China 03/14/19, 20:29

China's ceremonial legislature has endorsed a law meant to help end a costly tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology.The technology measure is part of a law on investment approved Friday that China's government says is intended to improve conditions for foreign ...

109 Falun Gong practitioners sentenced for their faith in January and February 2019

China 03/14/19, 18:28

According to information compiled by Minghui.org, another 139 Falun Gong practitioners were confirmed to have been sentenced to prison for their faith since July 2018. Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Since the CCP started persecuting the practice in July ...

Trump’s diplomat denounces China’s religious crackdown

China 03/12/19, 07:00

In different statements during the last few days, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, publicly criticized Beijing for its wide-ranged persecution of religious groups. “It seems the Chinese government is at war with faith,” Ambassador Brownback said Friday, March 8, in Hong Kong, Washington Examiner reported. “It is a war ...

60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies

China 03/10/19, 01:58

China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely biased.The official Xinhua News Agency said in an editorial dated Saturday that economic growth, increases in lifespan and better ...

China sets aside crops for wild elephants to spare farmers

China 03/09/19, 22:31

China plans to grow crops specifically for wild elephants to graze on in an effort to spare the livelihoods of local farmers.The southwestern province of Yunnan will set up the special farm in a habitat area in Menghai county where 18 of the animals frequently raid the crops of farmers ...