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China’s future growth: “Even dragons tire”

economist.com: THE announcement this week that China’s economy had grown by 7.3% in the third quarter year-on-year was widely seen as marking the country’s “new normal” of slower growth. It…

Uyghur photographer battles stereotypes with fascinating portraits

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Uyghur photographer wants to dispel stereotypes about Xinjiang. The Chinese province has become associated with Islamic terrorism. Kurbanjan Samat has taken more than 500 portraits. He hopes to…

Africa: China Slump to Be Bigger Than Expected, Threatening Millions in Africa

allafrica.com: China’s economy faces a slowdown in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to between 2.4% and 5% next year, well below the current 7% IMF estimate, unless the government takes more…

Cameroon flies freed Boko Haram hostages to capital

Twenty-seven people including 10 Chinese workers held for months by suspected Boko Haram militants have arrived in Cameroon’s capital. The hostages were flown to Yaounde from the country’s far northern…

ISIS’ Ammunition Is Shown to Have Origins in U.S. and China

The New York Times: by C. J. CHIVERS — In its campaign across northern Syria and Iraq, the jihadist group Islamic State has been using ammunition from the United States and other…

Hong Kong protests: China warns US not to meddle in ‘internal affairs’

Guardian: The United States and China have clashed over the pro-democracy protests sweeping Hong Kong, with Beijing warning Washington to back off and saying it would not tolerate “illegal acts”.…

Hong Kong unrest may shake world economy

USA Today: The protests in Hong Kong are not yet sparking fears that the region will become the next trouble spot for the global economy, but such concerns will grow…

China’s war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in Xinjiang

Washington Post: SHACHE COUNTY, China – The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China’s Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns…

China’s Xi Jinping signs landmark deals on India visit

Source: BBC India and China have signed 12 agreements in Delhi, one of which will see China investing $20bn (£12.2bn) in India’s infrastructure over five years. At a news conference…

Christians in eastern China scramble to save symbol of their faith

By David McKenzie and Steven Jiang, CNN updated 5:29 AM EDT, Tue September 16, 2014 Wenzhou, China (CNN) — At a gray church on the outskirts of Wenzhou in eastern…

China tells Dalai Lama again to respect reincarnation

Daily Times: BEIJING: China repeated a call on the Dalai Lama on Wednesday to respect what it said was the historic practice of reincarnation, after the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader…

China will overtake America to become world’s biggest economy within a decade

Source: Mail online China will overtake America to become the world’s biggest economy in just 10 years, according to a report. The U.S. has been the world’s economic leader for…

China rules out open Hong Kong chief executive poll

Source: BBC Chinese authorities have ruled out open nominations for elections to choose Hong Kong’s leader. Authorities said two to three candidates will be nominated by a “broadly representative” committee.…

China plans to oust Microsoft, Apple and Android with own software

Source: Guardian UK China is planning its own desktop and mobile software to oust imported rivals from Microsoft, Apple and Google. The unnamed desktop version is due for release in…

China To Pope Francis: Don’t ‘Interfere’ With Our Country’s Religion

Religion News Service  | By Josephine McKenna Posted: 08/24/2014 8:14 pm EDT  VATICAN CITY (RNS) China has reacted cautiously to a bid by Pope Francis to open new dialogue with Beijing,…

CHINA PUNISHES XINJIANG OFFICIAL FOR PRACTISING FAITH

BEIJING — China has reprimanded 15 Xinjiang officials for violations that include adhering to religious faith, state media said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on what the government calls illegal…

Inside China’s most radical cult

Telegraph: It was the day after Chinese New Year when Peng Lijuan, a 28-year-old computer science graduate, ran off to join China’s most radical cult. “When I got home, I…

eDigest: If China is Anti-Islam, Why Are These Chinese Muslims Enjoying a Faith Revival?

Epigraph: He (Allah) it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad), with guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all other religions. And sufficient is Allah as…

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