Mobs of Han Chinese wielding meat cleavers and clubs and groups of
Muslim Uighur men beat people in the streets of the capital of China's
Xinjiang region Tuesday. The government imposed a curfew as it tried to
stem communal violence after a riot that killed at least 156 people.
of the Muslim Uighur ethnic group attacked people near the Urumqi's
railway station, and women in headscarves protested the arrests of
husbands and sons in another part of the city. Meanwhile, for much of
the afternoon, a mob of 1,000 mostly young Han Chinese holding clubs
and chanting "Defend the Country" tore through streets trying to get to
a Uighur neighborhood until they were repulsed by police firing tear
Violent street battles killed at least 140 people
and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit China's
western Xinjiang region in decades, and officials said Monday the death
toll was expected to rise.
Police sealed off streets in parts of
the provincial capital, Urumqi, after discord between ethnic Muslim
Uighur people and China's Han majority erupted into riots. Witnesses
reported a new protest Monday in a second city, Kashgar.
The Chinese government has required that personal computer makers
bundle software that filters Internet content from July 1, raising
concerns over cyber-security as well as Internet freedoms.
The free "Green Dam-Youth Escort" software, developed by Jinhui
Computer System Engineering Co, can effectively filter "unhealthy words
and images," according to a Ministry of Industry and Information
Technology document seen by Reuters.
A top Chinese banker on Sunday called on the U.S. government and the World Bank to sell yuan-denominated bonds in Hong Kong and Shanghai to encourage the development of debt markets in those centers and to promote the yuan...
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A top Chinese banker called on the U.S. government and the
World Bank to sell yuan-denominated bonds in Hong Kong and Shanghai to
encourage the development of debt markets in those centers and to
promote the yuan as a major international currency.
Friday’s statement by China said any investment would be made
according to its usual criteria of “safety and reasonable returns”, but
made no mention of Beijing’s wish for more power in IMF
decision-making, in return for financial support.
controls almost $2,000bn of China’s foreign exchange reserves, added it
was ready to help the IMF explore more ways to raise finance.
Lipsky said the Chinese and Russian proposals were part of a commitment
made during the London G20 summit in April to augment IMF resources by
$500bn, and that the IMF “absolutely welcomes” the commitments.
China aggressively deterred dissent in the capital on Thursday's 20th anniversary of the crackdown on democracy activists in Tiananmen Square. But tens of thousands turned out for a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to mourn the hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators killed.
China’s government censors have begun to block access to the Internet services Twitter, Hotmail and Microsoft’s live.com, broadening an already extraordinary effort to shield its citizens from any hint of Thursday’s 20th anniversary of the military crackdown that ended the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement.
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DETROIT – General Motors Corp. took a key step toward its downsizing on Tuesday, striking a tentative deal to sell its Hummer brand to a Chinese manufacturer, while also revealing that it has potential buyers for its Saturn and Saab brands.
Timothy Geithner's first trip to China as treasury secretary comes at a vulnerable time for the Obama administration.
Mired in a brutal recession, the United States needs Beijing to buy more American goods, allow its currency rise and make other moves to narrow an enormous trade gap. The U.S. also needs China's help to confront any military threat from North Korea.
Yet Washington's leverage has waned just as China's power over the U.S. has grown.
China is now America's biggest creditor. As of March, it held $768 billion of Treasury securities — about 10 percent of publicly traded debt.
The U.S. needs China's money to finance U.S. budget deficits, which are soaring as Washington tries to end the recession and bolster the banking system. The administration estimates the budget deficit will hit $1.84 trillion this year. That's four times last year's deficit.
20 of China's most courageous and outspoken civil rights lawyers face being disbarred next Monday, as judicial authorities reject or delay their applications to renew their professional licenses, according to 3 of the lawyers affected.
China on Friday said industrial output is expected to rise eight percent in the second quarter and exceed ten percent in the second half of the year as stimulus measures kick in.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology forecast the se
It is another symbol of the way in which the world of capitalism is shifting on its axis. PetroChina, the listed arm of China's state oil business, has become the largest company in the world, surpassing its rivals in the West.
Oil industry experts Bernstein Research say they have been spying on the world's third-largest economy and have concluded China is actively hoarding supplies. (No mention OPEC reducing output) After the spectacular crash in the crude pric
The secret memoirs of Zhao Ziyang, the Communist Party leader ousted for opposing the military crackdown on student protesters in Tiananmen Square, exploded into the open, 4 years after his death. Dictated during his years of house arrest and smuggle
Officials in a county in central China have been told to smoke nearly a quarter million packs of locally made cigarettes annually or risk being fined, state media reported. The Gong'an county government in Hubei province has ordered its staff
“We’re also seeing counterfeit routers and chips, and some of those chips have made their way into US military fighter aircraft.. You don’t sneak counterfeit chips into another nation’s aircraft to steal data. When it’s done intentionally, it’s done
Reversing its role as the world’s fastest-growing buyer of United States Treasuries and other foreign bonds, the Chinese government actually sold bonds heavily in January and February before resuming purchases in March.