Apr 25, 2016

Japan, China, South Korea to hold Arctic talks

Talks on Arctic issues between representatives from Japan, South Korea and China are slated for Thursday in Seoul, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry announced Monday. The meeting, to be held at the Foreign Ministry building, will be attended by Kazuko Shiraishi, Japan’s ambassador in charge ...

Apr 25, 2016

Beijing auditions foreign agencies to polish China brand

Five global public relations firms have made pitches to the Chinese government for a potential new campaign, four sources said, as Beijing tries to communicate more effectively with the West. The competition by the leading Western PR companies comes amid intensifying scrutiny of Chinese ...

China stops Western diplomats from visiting dissident

Apr 23, 2016

China stops Western diplomats from visiting dissident

A lawyer says that five Western diplomats trying to visit her after she was prevented from traveling to the United States to accept an award for her rights work have been stopped by police. Ni Yulan was awarded the State Department’s International Women of ...

China plans to land on Mars by 2020

Apr 23, 2016

China plans to land on Mars by 2020

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Work is proceeding quickly on China’s planned mission to land a rover on Mars by 2020, the chief administrator of the country’s ambitious space program said Friday. Formally announced in January, China’s Mars voyage will attempt to re-create the success of the U.S. Viking ...