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UK support for China-backed Asia bank prompts US concern

Source: BBC The US has expressed concern over Britain’s effort to become a founding member of a Chinese-backed bank that could rival the likes of the World Bank. The UK…

China’s big chess move against the U.S.: Latin America

Source: CNN Money China is making friends right under America’s nose. Latin America is China’s latest business buddy. Chinese banks increased investments in Latin America by 71% last year, and…

Goldman CEO: This Could be Chinese Century

Goldman CEO, Lloyd Blankfein: ‘There’s no place for pure capitalism’ Communist China is on pace to overtake the U.S. as the biggest economy on the planet. China’s economy may be…

For richer, for poorer: how China’s laws put women second

Guardian: In Dadun village, in China’s southern Hainan province, some residents are more equal than others: the men. When inhabitants were told to make way for a tourism development, they…

I Have NEVER In My Life Seen Anything This Incredible. How Is This Possible?

Viral Tales — How. Is. This. Even. Possible? The 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic trailer featured 500 people dancing in the sky in one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing performances…

The Chinese Communist Party cracks down on religion: All party members must be atheist

The Indepedent: Applicants to the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be rejected in future if they are found to embrace any religion, and existing members forced to denounce their…

The palace of shame that makes China angry

By Chris Bowlby, BBC News, Beijing There is a deep, unhealed historical wound in the UK’s relations with China – a wound that most British people know nothing about, but which…

As Muslim Uighurs Flee, China Sees Jihad Risk

As Homeland Grows Violent, Some Uighurs Seek Haven in Turkey By JEREMY PAGE And EMRE PEKER KAYSERI, Turkey—In hindsight, it was a soccer match that kindled Mehmet’s hatred of Chinese…

China bans wearing burqa in biggest Muslim city

By Steven Jiang, CNN Story highlights Xinjiang province passes law to ban wearing burqa in public A spate of violent incidents has rocked Xinjiang, long inhabited by the largely Muslim…

Chinese Province Bans Islamic Veil, Sparking Rights Concerns

Source: Dawn BEIJING: The capital of China’s far western Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils in public, the regional government said on Thursday, in a move experts worry…

Muslim prayers banned in govt buildings, schools in Xinjiang

Saibal Dasgupta,TNN | Dec 1, 2014, 09.45 PM IST BEIJING: The restive Xinjiang region in western China has banned prayer meetings and other religious practices in government buildings, schools and…

Less is more

Global Times: by Xie Wenting —  Swamped by consumerism, young turn away from possessions Wang Zhe poses in front of his wardrobe, which only has about 30 items of clothing…

China’s economic risks ‘not scary’ – President Xi Jinping

BBC News: The risks facing China’s economy are not “scary”, President Xi Jinping has told global business leaders. In a speech to chief executives ahead of the Asia Pacific Economic…

Beijing’s unexpected Muslim enclave

Source: BBC Travel Despite being officially atheist, and historically most closely associated with Buddhism, China has a deep-rooted relationship with Islam, dating as far back as the 7th Century. At…

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…

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