Beijing says Muslim Uighurs have joined Islamic State group 

Chinese officials said yesterday that members of the country’s Muslim Uighur ethnic minority have gone overseas to fight with the Islamic State group, which controls sections of Syria and Iraq,

Tibet | Indian police break up protest at Chinese Embassy

Indian police yesterday detained about a hundred Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China’s rule in Tibet. Protesters interlocked

Hong Kong | Protesters march against day trippers as Beijing eyes action

  Hong Kong protesters rallied against traders who snap up goods in the city to sell in the mainland, as the governor of China’s second-most populous province sought to discourage people

5 feminist activists still detained

  Five Chinese feminist activists remained in police custody yesterday after authorities detained at least 10 women’s rights proponents across the country in the run-up to International Women’s Day, according to

Xi seen at center of emerging culture of praise 

His smiling visage beams from decorative plates and plastic trinkets sold in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. State television coverage is wallpapered with his signature slogans, and his every pronouncement and meeting

Jewels of Italy showcase in Hong Kong: The craft of beauty by Italian jewelers

"Jewelry has a long tradition in the Italian aesthetic culture; its name represents quality, style, creativity, technology and above all the pursuit of elegance, glamor and artistry," Italian trade commissioner

Pollution film vanishes as Xi pledges to fight smog

  A popular Chinese documentary film on the air pollution choking major cities was scrubbed from websites even as President Xi Jinping pledged to unleash an iron hand to protect the

Hong Kong delegates push plan at NPC for kids to love the motherland

The Chinese government should build teams of teachers to promote patriotic education in Hong Kong as the best way to counter the “arduous situation” created by the pro- democracy movement

Lawmakers hide cigarettes and alcohol as Xi clamps down

  A big box painted bright red will be the first thing many delegates notice as they check into their hotels for the annual session of China’s national legislature that continues

Beijing to boost security spending as Xi fights dissent, terrorism

China plans to raise central government spending on domestic security by nearly 11 percent, more than the increase in defense spending, as President Xi Jinping clamps down on corruption, dissent

‘Duang!’ Mainlanders poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word

Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor

NPC | Party lowers growth target, promises to open industries

China set a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive. The growth

Prince William meets elephant on final day of tour 

Britain’s Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation on the final stop of his China tour yesterday, feeding baskets of carrots to an elephant in the country’s southwest. The second in

Gov’t plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation 

China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China’s USD465 billion technology

Official says Beijing to boost military budget by 10 percent 

China’s official military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said yesterday, amid unease among Beijing’s neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions. The

Prince William focuses on football and film on mainland trip

Britain’s Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film yesterday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches before attending a movie premiere. The

Beijing’s top legislative advisory body holds annual session 

The more than 2,000 members of China’s top legislative advisory body convened their annual meeting yesterday, kicking off a political high season that will continue with the opening of the national congress

‘Saturday Night Live’ going live through Sohu partnership

After 40 years as a weekend staple on U.S. television screens, “Saturday Night Live” will start a Chinese version in partnership with Inc., operator of an online search engine

State media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric

Western values are a “ticket to hell,” a newspaper published by China’s Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas

HONG KONG | Mainland shoppers latest target of protest anger 

  Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out in the latest protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers. Police officers drew batons and used

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