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China Doubles Down on Troubled Pollution Policy Monday, August 13th, 2018

China plans to expand a program of seasonal manufacturing cutbacks to curb air pollution, despite concerns that it may have the opposite effect. As part of its three-year action plan issued on July 3, the cabinet-level State Council said it would widen the area subject to production cuts from 28..

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North Korea Smuggles South Korean Cookware Seized at Kaesong Friday, August 10th, 2018

South Korean electric rice cookers seized illegally by North Korea after the Kaesong joint industrial complex was shut down two years ago are being smuggled for sale to China by a North Korean trading firm run by the sanctions-hit country’s powerful military, North Korean sources say. The..

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China Moves Ahead With Trial of Detained, Ailing Defense Lawyer Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Concerns are growing over the health of detained Chinese rights lawyer Li Yuhan, who is suffering from multiple health problems amid a current heat-wave after 10 months of pretrial detention in the northeastern province of Liaoning. Li's case, in which she stands accused of "picking quarrels and..

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China Breaks Ice With Arctic Gas – Analysis

With the arrival of a special ice-class tanker from Russia’s arctic region this month, China has almost literally gone to the ends of the earth for natural gas. On July 19, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Vladimir Rusanov docked at China’s Rudong terminal in eastern Jiangsu province..

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Man, Woman Detained After Blast Near US Embassy in Beijing Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Authorities in the Chinese capital on Thursday detained a man who police said was slightly injured after setting off a small explosive device near the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. "There was an explosion at approximately 1.00 p.m. today on the street outside the South East corner of the Embassy..

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Charisma and Banality: Kofi Annan and the UN Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Being the head of a creature essentially without spine, and, even more to the point, with vague form, must be something of a challenge. Part of the failing of the United..