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Japan Times
Feb 24, 2017
Hill has high hopes for Yao in new role as CBA president
Longtime NBA coach Bob Hill welcomed Yao Ming's unanimous appointment this week as the Chinese Basketball Association's new president.
Feb 16, 2017
Disgraced sprinter Carter files CAS appeal
Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2017
'Edo and Beijing: Cities and Urban Life in the 18th Century'
Feb. 18-April 9
Feb 6, 2017
China to try former secret police official for bribery
China will prosecute a former high ranking official in its secret police for suspected bribery, the state prosecutor said on Monday, taking a step that will almost certainly result in a conviction.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2017
Beijing tells officials not to set off New Year fireworks to curb smog
The Beijing city government has told officials to lead by example and not set off fireworks or firecrackers to welcome the Lunar New Year on Friday to help prevent smog, after the city was blanketed in choking smog earlier this month.
Jan 24, 2017
Trump's election is bad news for human rights in China
If Donald Trump doesn't care about human rights, why should Beijing?
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2017
China's growth obsession leaves toxic legacy
China's addiction to stop-go economic policies is leaving a legacy of environmental destruction.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 15, 2017
Beijing's air pollution goal is double WHO's acceptable standard
Beijing's air quality target for 2017 is more than double the acceptable standard set by the World Health Organization, the mayor announced on Saturday in the wake of weeks of hazardous air pollution in the Chinese capital.
Dec 26, 2016
China lodges protest over Taiwan content in U.S. defense bill
China has lodged "stern representations" with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law a U.S. defense policy bill that suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with self-ruled Taiwan.
Nov 10, 2016
Sprinter Tsukahara set to retire
Naoki Tsukahara, a member of Japan's men's 4x100-meter relay team that won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will retire from competition after this season, his corporate team at Fujitsu Ltd. said Thursday.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2016
China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch
China has launched its new Long March-5 heavy rocket, state media said, sending its payload into orbit in the country's latest step in advancing its space exploration program.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Oct 17, 2016
Chinese official who hoarded cash convicted of graft
A former senior Chinese energy official found to have more than 200 million yuan ($29.99 million) in cash at his home has been given a suspended death penalty after being found guilty of corruption, state news agency Xinhua said Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 4, 2016
Hong Kong votes in test of China's influence over regional financial hub
Hong Kong began voting Sunday in a legislative election that will test the appeal of a new wave of anti-China activists and set the stage for future political fights over Beijing's control over the city.
Jul 22, 2016
IOC announces 45 failed doping retests from Beijing, London
Forty-five athletes have failed doping tests after their samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games were reanalyzed, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.
Jun 27, 2016
Which country wins the most from Brexit? China
A fractured EU will be less able to serve as a check to Beijing's growing challenge to the West's cherished institutions and ideals.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 12, 2016
Panasonic will team up with Beijing Automotive to manufacture electric vehicle parts in China
Panasonic Corp. and Beijing Automotive Group plan to jointly set up a company later this year to produce electric vehicle parts in China, Panasonic officials said Sunday.
Jun 4, 2016
Jamaican sprinter Carter fails 2008 doping re-test
Jamaican Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Nesta Carter has returned a doping violation for a banned stimulant after the re-testing of 454 samples from the 2008 Games, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters.
Apr 2, 2016
China Party journal denounces critics seeking to discredit anti-graft drive
A top magazine of China's ruling Communist Party lashed out at critics of its ongoing anti-corruption campaign, saying foreign media and individuals from home and abroad were intentionally trying to discredit the effort as a political "power struggle."
Feb 9, 2016
The return of fear-based governance in China
With China's international influence growing by the day, the revival of totalitarian scare tactics there has far-reaching — and deeply unsettling — implications for Asia and the world.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 28, 2016
Blue skies over Beijing? Decaying suburbs bear cost as China cuts pollution
On the outskirts of Beijing, the disused factories of Chaomidian show the impact of China's drive to shut down thousands of small firms causing big pollution. Amid scrap heaps and idle machinery, the community has clean air these days — and no jobs.


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