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Woman sues Chinese billionaire Liu for alleged rape

By AMY FORLITI, MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who said she was raped by JD.com founder Richard Liu filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the billionaire and his company alleging he and other wealthy Chinese executives coerced her to drink during a dinner in the hours before she was attacked. Jingyao Liu,..

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‘This Has Been Delayed For Too Long’ Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Rushan Abbas, a former broadcaster for RFA’s Uyghur Service and the director of the U.S.-based Campaign for Uighurs exile group, recently testified at the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in Washington about rights violations in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region..

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China Adds Coal Capacity Despite Pledge to Cut Monday, April 15th, 2019

After years of cutting overcapacity in the coal industry, China appears to be reversing course, raising environmental concerns as the government spurs economic growth. On March 26, Reuters reported that China added 194 million metric tons of coal production capacity last year, citing a statement..

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Six killed as train derails, hits house in China Friday, April 12th, 2019

BEIJING, (AFP) : Rescuers have recovered the bodies of six people in central China after a cargo train carrying aluminium ore hurtled off the tracks and crushed a house, local authorities said on Friday. At around 10:00 pm on Wednesday the 25-car train derailed from an escape siding and..

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China’s spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West Thursday, April 11th, 2019

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC, BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe’s cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble to counter..

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China Clamps Down in Beijing Ahead of Tomb-Sweeping Festival Friday, April 5th, 2019

Authorities in the Chinese capital stepped up security and surveillance ahead of the traditional tomb-sweeping festival of Qingming this weekend, dissidents and their relatives told RFA. "I didn't go out today," Beijing-based pro-democracy activist He Depu told RFA on Friday. "There are people..

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Trump gives US-China trade talks another four weeks

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said the United States and China were a month from a potentially "epic" trade agreement. But, nine months into the two countries' trade war, the announcement was anti-climactic, as the White House had earlier stoked anticipation that Trump..

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Trade war, Brexit could slow growth: ADB Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

MANILA, (AP) - Growth in developing Asia could slow for a second straight year in 2019 and lose further momentum in 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday, warning of rising economic risks from a bitter Sino-U.S.trade war and a potentially disorderly Brexit. Developing Asia,..

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The Kremlin’s Little Green Duds Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Five years ago this month, a small force of “little green men” – soldiers wearing no national insignia – seized control of a police station in Sloviansk, a small..

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The Closing of the Chinese Mind Tuesday, April 16th, 2019