September 2015

Beijing Shuts Down for a Parade Some World Leaders Prefer to Ignore – The New York Times

September 3rd, 2015|News, Politics|

BEIJING — The police and paramilitary units fanned out in streets across central Beijing on Wednesday, shutting down the heart of this world capital in preparation for a parade of [...]

Five Chinese ships seen off Alaska coast, Pentagon says – BBC News

September 3rd, 2015|News, Politics|

Five Chinese naval ships are currently positioned in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, US officials confirm.   It is believed to be the first time Chinese military [...]

As China’s Economy Falters, Military Parade Offers Chance to Burnish Image – The New York Times

September 2nd, 2015|News, Politics|

BEIJING — Few things distract an anxious nation in economic trouble quite like a jaw-dropping military parade featuring a cavalcade of gleaming high-tech weaponry, 12,000 goose-stepping soldiers and fighter jets [...]

Revealed: China’s Secret Censorship Instructions for Its Military Parade | The Diplomat

September 2nd, 2015|News, Politics|

There are just two more days until China’s military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender to end World War II, and new details are emerging every day. [...]

China parade to display past and future – BBC News

September 2nd, 2015|News, Politics|

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday will preside over an enormous military parade in Beijing in commemoration of China's World War Two victory over Japan 70 years ago. Alexander Neill [...]

What Is Beijing Doing to Prepare for the Military Parade? | The Diplomat

September 2nd, 2015|News, Politics|

To prepare for China’s military parade on September 3, Beijing will shut down some of its subway stops on Line 1 and 2 from late September 2 through September 3, [...]

August 2015

Families of China’s ‘disappeared’ say country is a place of fear and panic | The Guardian

August 31st, 2015|News, Politics|

Beijing’s security forces are transforming China into a place of “fear and panic”, the families of 12 attorneys and activists who disappeared during a crackdown on human rights lawyers have [...]

5 Things to Know About China’s Xi Jinping – WSJ

August 31st, 2015|News, Politics|

Xi Jinping took the reins of China’s Communist Party nearly three years ago and consolidated power across the military and officialdom much more rapidly than expected. Mr. Xi has shaken [...]

Alibaba, Target Rural China for E-Commerce Growth – WSJ

August 31st, 2015|Business & Finance, Tech|

MINGSHUI—China’s e-commerce titans, facing a slowdown in the growth of their core urban customers, are battling to crack a new frontier: the sprawling countryside.   Each morning at 7:30 a.m., [...]

Japan plans largest ever defence budget to counter China’s reach | The Guardian

August 31st, 2015|News, Politics|

Japan’s defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget to bolster its ability to protect outlying islands in response to China’s growing military reach in the region. The ministry has [...]

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