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February 27, 2017
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Police in China's restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS



Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
A prefecture in China's restive Xinjiang region has ordered all vehicles to be equipped with GPS-like tracking software, police and media reports said Tuesday, as authorities step up an "anti-terrorism" campaign. All drivers in the Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture must install a China-developed satellite navigation system called Beidou "to prevent theft, but also primarily to maintain stability", an officer at the prefectural police headquarters told AFP by phone. China's Global Times ne ... read more

NUKEWARS
North Korea steps up sanctions-busting: UN report
United Nations (AFP) Feb 24, 2017
North Korea is flouting tougher new UN sanctions with more ingenuous tactics, circumventing trade bans by relying on middlemen and front companies, notably in Malaysia and China, a report by UN sanctions experts says. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Victims demand justice 70 years after bloody Taiwan massacre
Taipei (AFP) Feb 26, 2017
For Pan Hsin-hsing the sight and smell of lilies held a particular horror for many years - the pungent flowers decorated the room where his executed father lay before the funeral. ... more
NUKEWARS
China says US must work together on solution to N. Korea
Beijing (AFP) Feb 24, 2017
China called on the US to shoulder more responsibility in tackling North Korea's rogue nuclear programme Friday, slapping down claims by President Donald Trump that Beijing could bring the isolated state to heel. ... more
SINO DAILY
Convicted ex-Hong Kong leader jailed 20 months for misconduct
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Wednesday after a high-profile corruption trial found him guilty of misconduct during his time at the helm of the city. ... more
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China continues 'steady pattern' of S.China Sea militarization: experts
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Recent satellite imagery appears to show China is completing structures intended to house surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) on a series of artificial islands in the South China Sea, a Washington think-tank said Thursday. ... more
NUKEWARS
China move puts onus on US in N. Korea impasse: experts
Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
China's snap decision to halt North Korean coal imports - a key economic lifeline for Pyongyang - has a broader motive aimed at shaping Donald Trump's as yet undefined policy towards the North's rogue nuclear arms programme, experts say. ... more
FIRE STORM
China detains 24 after deadly hotel fire
Beijing (AFP) Feb 26, 2017
Authorities have detained 24 people after a fire sparked by unsafe welding and cutting work killed 10 people in eastern China, state media said Sunday. ... more
SINO DAILY
China muzzles feminist group over anti-Trump posts
Beijing (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Chinese authorities have blocked a prolific feminist social media account for allegedly breaking the law with posts critical of US President Donald Trump, its editors said Thursday. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths
Hanoi (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Vietnam said Wednesday it will punish 11 senior officials for misconduct over a toxic waste dump last year that killed tonnes of fish in one of the country's worst environmental disasters. ... more
TRADE WARS
China overtakes US as Germany's top trade partner
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Feb 24, 2017
China overtook the United States last year to become Germany's biggest trading partner for the first time, official data showed, a shift likely to reassure Berlin as worries grow over US President Donald Trump's protectionist leanings. ... more


China selects new chiefs for top economic posts

NUKEWARS
N. Korea lashes ally China over coal import ban
Seoul (AFP) Feb 24, 2017
North Korea denounced its chief ally and diplomatic protector China for "dancing to the tune of the US" after it banned coal imports in apparent punishment for a missile launch. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
China's TCL brings back physical keyboard in new BlackBerry
Barcelona (AFP) Feb 25, 2017
Chinese electronics company TCL unveiled Saturday its first BlackBerry-licensed smartphone which brings back the device's signature physical keyboard as it seeks to revive the once mighty brand. ... more
TRADE WARS
US Treasury's Mnuchin dials back Trump economic promises
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday dialed back some of President Donald Trump's economic policy pledges, including on growth and China's currency. ... more
TRADE WARS
Trump plots 'tough policies' to return jobs from China
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
President Donald Trump huddled with US manufacturing moguls at the White House Thursday, discussing "tough policies" to bring "our jobs back" from places like China and Mexico. ... more

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China to launch first high-throughput communications satellite in April
Beijing (XNA) Feb 21, 2017
China plans to launch Shijian-13, its first high-throughput communications satellite, in April, the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) said Friday. The 4.6-tonne satellite, with a message capacity of more than 20 GB, will be carried into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, according to the CAST. An increase in satellite throughput will provide better access to the Internet ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
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China overtakes US as Germany's top trade partner
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Feb 24, 2017
China overtook the United States last year to become Germany's biggest trading partner for the first time, official data showed, a shift likely to reassure Berlin as worries grow over US President Donald Trump's protectionist leanings. The figures compiled by federal statistics office Destatis and seen by AFP on Friday showed that the total volume of trade between China and Germany climbed b ... more
Beijing (AFP) Feb 24, 2017
China selects new chiefs for top economic posts
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Trump plots 'tough policies' to return jobs from China
Washington (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
US Treasury's Mnuchin dials back Trump economic promises
Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Beijing (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks. The economy grew 6.7 percent in Jul ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 14, 2016
China data and US banks propel equities higher
Beijing (AFP) Oct 11, 2016
No debt-for-equity cure for zombie firms, says China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 13, 2016
China's ranks of super-rich rise despite economic slowdown
US Air Force general urges better communication with Russia in Syria
Washington (AFP) Feb 24, 2017
The US-led coalition bombing the Islamic State group in Syria needs better communication with the Russian military and other regional players, a top US Air Force general said Friday. General Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle, who heads the Air Combat Command, said air space is getting increasingly congested as IS loses territory and efforts against the group focus on smaller areas. "By definition, ... more
Berlin (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
Germany to boost troops as US urges more defence spending
Warsaw (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Poland ousts 90 percent of top brass in defence overhaul
Washington (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Trump security advisor McMaster: tank battle hero of the Gulf War
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Iran requests 950 tonnes of uranium from Kazakhstan
Tehran (AFP) Feb 25, 2017
Iran's nuclear chief said Saturday that the country had requested to buy 950 tonnes of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan over the next three years to help develop its civil reactor programme. The request has been made to the body that oversees the nuclear deal signed between Iran and world powers in 2015. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, told the ISNA news ... more
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