Sep 14, 2016

China warns Taiwan not to allow Dalai Lama to visit

China on Wednesday warned Taiwan’s new government against allowing exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit, after a high-profile Taiwanese legislator invited him to the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. China regards the 80-year-old monk as a separatist. Taiwan’s ...

Sep 14, 2016

U.S. concerned over Chinese influence-buying in Australia

The U.S. envoy to Canberra has raised concerns about China buying political influence in Australia, following revelations over Beijing’s financial support for influential figures. Political donations from foreign sources have become a highly sensitive issue in Australia, which last week saw the resignation of ...

China's demand for pricey international schools 'insatiable'

Sep 14, 2016

China's demand for pricey international schools 'insatiable'

The school year at Haileybury College’s campus near Beijing began with three People’s Liberation Army soldiers marching on a running track as the Chinese national anthem played over loudspeakers. Seven hundred students stood silently in single-file lines with their hands crossed, the international prep ...

Sep 13, 2016

China suppresses protests in fishing village, arrests 13

Chinese police fired rubber bullets at villagers and arrested 13 people Tuesday in an overnight crackdown to suppress demonstrations in a southern fishing village that became internationally known five years ago for protesting land seizures. Police stormed into the village of Wukan in the ...