Censors block websites as Internet meeting begins

Chinese censors have newly blocked access to several popular websites as they target content delivery networks that serve much of the Internet, according to a U.S. Internet service company. The action

Global drug-trafficking channels busted in Guangdong

The crackdown has dealt a heavy blow to domestic and international drug traffickers and producers who have continuously tried to turn the prosperous province into a major drug distribution center,

Court convicts Web marketer in anti-rumor campaign

A Beijing court yesterday convicted an Internet marketer of illegal business practices and sentenced him to four years in prison for posting false information and deleting posts critical of his

Beijing’s USD350M bridge gets scant N. Korean welcome 

The bridge was supposed to be a key link for trade and travel between China’s underdeveloped northeast provinces and a much-touted special economic zone in North Korea — so key that Beijing

HONG KONG | Some barricades cleared from protest site as demonstrators stand by

Hong Kong’s government cleared some barriers that have blocked the city center for the past seven weeks, with little opposition from pro-democracy protesters who erected them. Court bailiffs and security staff

Hong Kong | Gov’t to start clearing city-center demonstrators

Hong Kong’s government may clear pro-democracy protesters today from part of the city-center area that they occupy, as public support for the student-led movement ebbs after almost two months of

‘Migratory seniors’ flock south as winter bites

At 83, Wang Guihe is about to embark on a long journey. Wang and his wife, who live in Qiqihar in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, will take a three-hour ride on

‘Big guy’ Beijing seeks closer Australia security ties, Xi says

President Xi Jinping called for enhanced security ties with Australia after reaching a free-trade agreement and said the nation shouldn’t be concerned by China’s rise in the Asia-Pacific. Non-Chinese “may naturally

Number of mainland students in US hits record high 

A report by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, said nearly 900,000 international students were studying in the U.S.

Gov’t wants Uighur refugees back from Thailand

More than 200 refugees detained in Thailand earlier this year are believed to be Chinese Uighurs and should be repatriated, a Chinese consul said, dismissing concerns they will be mistreated. The

Hong Kong | Student protesters denied permit to go to Beijing

Three Hong Kong students who have led protests for greater democracy in the former British colony were denied in their attempt Saturday to go to Beijing to meet with top

Hong Kong | Police reputation suffers as officers get a bad name

One of the groups disappointed by police behavior is Hong Kong’s expat community. Following a police check on Wednesday night at the popular Mes Amis bar in Mongkok by about

Beijing must change economy to meet climate targets 

Chinese leaders pledged for the first time to cap the country’s decades-long growth of greenhouse gas emissions. Since China emits more carbon and other heat-trapping gases than any other country, the pledge

HONG KONG | MDT INTERVIEW: Ronny Tong – the way ahead for HK politics

In an interview with Macau Daily Times, prominent Civic party member Ronny Tong says that final settlement on the Chief Executive election model should be put aside until agreement is

First ever Sino-US climate deal aims to prod others to act 

A groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world’s two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. With the clock

Obama says US had no role in Hong Kong protests 

President Barack Obama said yesterday that the U.S. had no role in fostering pro-democracy protests that have shut down parts of Hong Kong for six weeks, denying allegations in Chinese

Sino-Japanese ties still fragile after leaders meet 

What happens next in Japan-China relations depends not only on what they do, but also on what they don’t do. A tentative, some would say grudging, first meeting between their leaders

Hong Kong | Gov’t rejects talks after court rules against protest

Hong Kong’s government has ruled out talks with pro-democracy protesters, and is preparing to enforce a court ruling to clear the streets, the city’s No. 2 official said. Student leaders made

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