China censors 'fatty' nickname for Kim Jong Un online

Nov 19, 2016

China censors 'fatty' nickname for Kim Jong Un online

Chinese websites are censoring the nickname “Kim Fatty the Third,” widely used to disparage North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after officials from his country reportedly conveyed their displeasure in a meeting with their Chinese counterparts. Searches for the Chinese words “Jin San Pang” ...

U.S. seeks sanctions on South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

Nov 19, 2016

U.S. seeks sanctions on South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

The United States is seeking to impose sanctions on South Sudan’s rebel leader, army chief of staff and information minister for fueling conflict and obstructing peace in the world’s newest nation. An annex to the U.S. resolution calling for an arms embargo and new ...

China harasses independent candidates for low-level offices

Nov 15, 2016

China harasses independent candidates for low-level offices

Liu Huizhen, a petite, soft-spoken farmer’s daughter who wants to serve her community, might seem an unlikely threat to China’s all-powerful Communist Party. Yet, as Chinese vote Tuesday for low-level representatives, authorities have responded to Liu’s bid as an independent candidate in a southwestern ...

Nov 15, 2016

China executes man who killed official after home demolished

A Chinese man who killed a village official after his home was forcibly demolished was executed on Tuesday, a court said, despite a public outcry over his condemnation. Jia Jinglong shot dead his village chief with a nail gun in the northern province of ...

Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

Nov 14, 2016

Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

Traditional teahouses and fashion boutiques have sprung up in Bayi, one of the liveliest districts of Lhasa, and are owned and patronized by both Tibetans and Han Chinese. But some say increasing prosperity is just Beijing buying peace. Tibet was China’s fastest-growing region last ...

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Nov 13, 2016

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong on Sunday in support of China’s decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city’s freedoms being under threat. Beijing’s ruling last week preempted a decision by ...