‘It Hurts my Heart to See my Children Cry For Their Mother’ Monday, September 17th, 2018

Amina Allahberdi, a 32-year-old Uyghur woman from Aksu (in Chinese, Akesu) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) married Saudi Arabian national Sait Ibn Abood Shahrani in 2010 and relocated to Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait city soon after. The mother of a..

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9 dead, dozens hurt as driver rams into crowd in China Thursday, September 13th, 2018

BEIJING, (AFP) - A driver ploughed into a crowded public square in China, killing nine and injuring 46, local officials said Wednesday. The incident occurred at 7:35 pm (1135 GMT), according to a statement on the official social media account of Hengdong city in central Hunan province. Police..

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Putin says Russia and China to reduce use of dollar in trade Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Moscow and Beijing plan to use their own national currencies more often in trade deals as Russia's relations with the West deteriorate. "The Russian and Chinese sides confirmed their interest in using national currencies..

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China Pushes Back Against Currency Pressure Monday, September 10th, 2018

China's central bank has announced support measures for the country's sagging currency, but in the process, it may have highlighted the machinations behind its self-styled reforms. On Aug. 24, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) announced the reintroduction of a "counter-cyclical"..

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Xi to attend Russia summit, North Korea’s Kim invited

BEIJING, (AFP): Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a regional summit in Russia next week, officials said Friday, joining the prime ministers of Japan and South Korea at a gathering to which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was invited. Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Kim to..

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Protestant Churches in China’s Henan Hit by Dawn Police Raids Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Henan carried out raids on four Protestant churches in the early hours of Wednesday, sources told RFA.Dozens of uniformed police officers and local officials raided the Glory Church in Henan's Nanyang city, church members said via social media. They..

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China’s Steel Output Hits New Highs Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Whether it's capacity cuts, pollution controls, government closures, economic troubles or tariffs on exports, nothing seems to stop China's mills from producing more steel. Despite a three-year campaign to slash excess production capacity and government curbs to fight smog, the country's..

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Tibetan Pilgrim Sees Restrictions, Heavy Police Presence in Lhasa Saturday, September 1st, 2018

A Tibetan man making his first visit to Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa returned home earlier than planned this week after encountering police checkpoints and restrictions on his movements in the city, a popular destination for pilgrims from across Tibetan areas of China. “My original plan was..

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China’s Didi apologises for safety lapses after murder Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

BEIJING, (AFP) - China ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing issued an apology Tuesday for a string of lapses that led to the rape and murder of a passenger last week, the second such killing this year. The company has been slammed by observers, including China's transport ministry, over safety lapses..

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Eyeing the White House: The Democratic Field Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Not so much hunting season as declaratory season in US politics. The US presidential candidates from the Democratic side are making promises spiced with forced..