Nearly 80 Percent Turn Out in Wukan Vote Amid Concerns Over Ex-Officials
The votes will pick the members of an organizing committee for elections to replace the rebel Chinese village's leaders.
Cambodia Opposition Party Threatens to Call Off Talks
It accuses the CPP of using the negotiations to buy time.
Myanmar Panel Rejects Claims of Rohingya Killings, Recommends Citizenship
Commission members say their investigation produced no evidence to back U.N. allegations of incidents in Du Chee Yar Tan.
Vietnam Activists Say Police Testimonies Fabricated to Implicate Blogger
They refuse to sign statements given to police over charges faced by blogger.
Jailed Tibetan Religious Leader in Failing Health, Meets with Lawyer
He is being held in a cold, dark room and is poorly fed, sources say.
Cao Thùy Linh Releases Her First Nude Collection
Commentary: Cao Thùy Linh, 23 year-old model, with measurements 91 – 62 – 92 and height of 1.74 m, has just released her first nude collection, which seems to be the norm of female entertainers to capture publicity. From: Tây Sơn News Wire
North Korean Embassies Facilitate Illegal Arms Procurement: UN Panel
Authorities and shipping companies must be more vigilant in enforcing sanctions, it says.
Hong Kong Broadcaster Halts Production Plans Amid Press Freedom Fears
The government regulator says it would need a broadcasting license.
Malaysia, China and Vietnam point fingers amid search for missing Malaysian plane
By William Wan Malaysia Airlines flight vanishes over South China Sea: An international hunt for clues in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet intensified, with dozens of ships searching a vast expanse of sea and investigators chasing down leads. But authorities acknowledged that they were stymied. Search area for missing airliner expands The Malaysian government announced Monday that it has expanded the search west into the Andaman Sea, far from the plane’s intended northea...
Philippines Protests China Stopping Troop Resupply
By OLIVER TEVES Ayungin Shoal lies 105 nautical miles from the Philippines. It is home to a World War II-era ship called the Sierra Madre , which the Philippine government ran aground on the reef in 1999 and has since maintained as a kind of post-apocalyptic military garrison. The Chinese coast guard prevented delivery of supplies to Filipino soldiers guarding a shoal in the South China Sea and an envoy rejected a Philippine protest over the interference, officials said Tuesday. Chinese...
China's most feared man humiliated in public before his purge
As speculation over the downfall of China’s former security tsar reaches fever pitch, curious visitors flock to a mansion in his ancestral village hoping for a rare peek inside the life of a top Communist leader By Tom Phillips He was the son of an eel fisherman who rose from rural poverty to become one of the most powerful men on Earth: a Chinese spy master, oil boss and police chief who controlled a domestic security budget of tens of billions of pounds. But Zhou Yongkang , a 71-year-old so...
The Net and the Internet closing on Zhou Yongkang
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Infographic: Dead Pigs in China’s River
By CHINA GAZE In March 2013, 16,000 dead pigs in China were dumped in Shanghai’s main source of drinking water, the Huangpu River. One year on, here’s a reminder of the effect of the disasterous event, via a colorful infographic from Asia FoodInspection, which puts a bright light on a not-so-bright topic.
When It Comes to Corrupt Chinese Officials, You Get What You Pay For
The official salaries earned by Chinese bureaucrats are meaningless, because even the well-paid ones loot public money and use government funds for personal use. By Russell Leigh Moses Chinese officials can’t get any respect these days. And they probably don’t deserve a pay bump, either. That was the sharp reaction of at least 20,000 internet users who body-slammed a suggestion made last week by a representative to China’s annual “ Two Sessions ” that the salaries of government of...
Tibetan Freedom Struggle Passes to New Generation
By Thubten Sangye Chinese security forces seen in Tibet Autonomous Region's Namling (in Chinese, Nanmulin) county in Shigatse (Rikaze) prefecture, March 10, 2014. More than five decades after Chinese troops crushed a national uprising in Tibet, leadership of the Tibetan freedom struggle is passing to a new generation of Tibetans, exile political leader Lobsang Sangay said today, calling at the same time for a “long-term strategy” to keep the movement alive. “The Tibetan struggle today is led ...
China's threat: China tries a new role in the missing plane saga—Asia’s policeman
The Chinese has dispatched two warships, 10 satellites, over 50 marines to the South China Sea, and a 13-member delegation to "advise" search and rescue — although the Malaysian government didn’t invite them. By Lily Kuo Chinese patrol vessel, the Haixun 31 , prepares to leave for search and rescue operations. In the aftermath of the March 8 disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane with 239 people on board, 153 of them Chinese nationals, Beijing is flexing its muscles. The Chines...
Chinese raw materials also found on U.S. B-1 bomber, F-16 jets
The Pentagon permitted U.S. contractors to use China-made components and raw materials, even as U.S. officials were voicing concern about China's espionage and military buildup. By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON -- After discovering China-made components in the F-35 fighter jet, a Pentagon investigation has uncovered Chinese materials in other major U.S. weaponry, including Boeing Co's B-1B bomber and certain Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighters, the U.S. Defense Department said. Titanium mined in Ch...
Cambodia’s Ruling, Opposition Parties at Odds Over Electoral Body Reform
The two parties make little progress in their third week of negotiations.
Tibetan Freedom Struggle Passes to 'New Generation': Exile Leader
New Committee Formed to Draft Myanmar Nationwide Cease-Fire Pact
Ethnic leaders and government negotiators agree to write the text of the accord together.
Petition Calls For the Cremation of China's Chairman Mao
Mao himself signed a declaration in favor of his own cremation, a historian and a lawyer argue.
Anger Mounts in China Over Missing Malaysian Plane 'Mystery'
State media hits out at Malaysia while airline phone numbers ring unanswered.
China says expels Philippine from Second Thomas Shoal
Philippine marines monitor the situation at Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) from a purposely grounded landing ship tank (LST), BRP 57 Sierra Madre. BEIJING (Reuters) -- China said on Monday that coast guard ships had driven away two Philippine vessels which had tried to approach a shoal in the South China Sea in the latest flare-up of a long-running territorial dispute. The Chinese ships were patrolling waters around Second Thomas Shoal, known in Philippines as the Ayungin Shoal, wh...
China Property Fears Rattle Markets
Reports on lending limits raise finance fears.
The Six Wars to be fought by China in the coming years
(This article is the English translation from an article in Wenweipo , a Chinese Communist media, under the title of 中國未來50年裡必打的六場戰爭 . Despite of its bellicose paranoia, this article is a good reflection of modern Chinese imperialism) China is not yet a unified great power. This is a humiliation to the Chinese people, a shame to the children of the Yellow Emperor. For the sake of national unification and dignity, China has to fight six wars in the coming fifty years. Some ar...
Art of Aggression
China's imperial project for the next 50 years: annexing Taiwan, attacking Vietnam and Philippines, taking over Arunachal Pradesh, attacking Japan, unifying Outer Mongolia, and defeating Russia. By Lmsaraswat Indian defeat in the Sino-Indian war still weighs heavy In 1950, the superpowers Russia and USA were busy playing in the Korean Peninsula. Meanwhile, the Chinese started implementing their plan to unify all territories that they claimed to be Chinese. Tibet got invaded and annexed ...
Popular app for calling taxis shakes the foundation of China's one-party dictatorship
Consumer choice and incentives for services make many Chinese question their lack of political alternatives By Simon Denyer A taxi in Beijing. It began with a comment from a taxi driver that went viral, and turned into a popular critique of China 's one-party rule. Two giant Chinese internet providers are locked in a fierce battle to attract customers to new apps that allow people to call and pay for taxis with their mobile phones – offering big discounts and rebates for using th...
In China, Torture Yields Confessions of Graft
By GILLIAN WONG The local Chinese official remembers the panic he felt in Room 109. He had refused to confess to bribery he says he didn't commit, and his Communist Party interrogators were forcing his legs apart. Zhou Wangyan heard his left thigh bone snap, with a loud "ka-cha." The sound nearly drowned out his howls of pain. "My leg is broken," Zhou told the interrogators. According to Zhou, they ignored his pleas. China's government is under strong pressure to fight rampant corruptio...
China Warns of Risks in Plan to Retire Windows XP
By AUSTIN RAMZY Steven Sinofsky, then president of the Windows division at Microsoft, previewed the Windows 8 operating system in Shanghai in October 2012. Microsoft’s plans to retire its Windows XP operating system have raised concerns in China, which has been slow to upgrade its computers. Microsoft says it will no longer be offering technical support or security patches for Windows XP after April 8, and it is encouraging users to upgrade to newer operating systems, such as Windows 8. Altho...
Japan, U.S. differ on China in talks on 'grey zone' military threats
By Nobuhiro Kubo, Linda Sieg and Phil Stewart In a military exercise aimed to improve Japan’s amphibious assault abilities, Ground Self-Defence Forces trained with American Marines and an MV-22 Osprey aircraft in July 2013. TOKYO/WASHINGTON -- As Japan and the United States start talks on how to respond to armed incidents that fall short of a full-scale attack on Japan, officials in Tokyo worry that their ally is reluctant to send China a strong message of deterrence. Military officials...
Meet Kyo York, An American Entertainer In Vietnamese
Kyo York has become a phenomenon in Vietnam as he can sing in Vietnamese. After having lived in Vietnam for 5 years in teaching English, he has mastered the local language and participated in Vietnamese showbiz. His Facebook fan page … Continue reading → From: Tây Sơn News Wire
Say Goodbye to Taiwan
By John J. Mearsheimer WHAT ARE the implications for Taiwan of China’s continued rise? Not today. Not next year. No, the real dilemma Taiwan will confront looms in the decades ahead, when China, whose continued economic growth seems likely although not a sure thing, is far more powerful than it is today. Contemporary China does not possess significant military power; its military forces are inferior, and not by a small margin, to those of the United States. Beijing wou...
China's Threat: Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic
Mearsheimer’s claim that China’s military power is significantly inferior to the U.S. misses the point. By James R. Holmes Not exactly a paper dragon. Mearsheimer’s claim that China’s military power is significantly inferior to the U.S. misses the point. Give John Mearsheimer credit. At his best he conveys wisdom in a few words. But — and you knew there was going to be a but — economy of words has its drawbacks. Mearsheimer also displays a penchant for packing lots of error ...
Dalai Lama: China a 'Great' Nation with 'Harmful' Government
VOA News The Dalai Lama (C) greets the audience before his speech at the National Cathedral in Washington, March 7, 2014. Also pictured are the Very Reverend Gary Hall (L) and the Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde (R). Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama , has called China a "great nation," but described its political system as "harmful." He told an audience at Washington's National Cathedral Friday that the Chinese people need more freedom and less government censorship. The Dalai Lam...
Red Lights Dim in China’s Sin City
By EDWARD WONG One of the many streets in Dongguan known for prostitution and adult stores. DONGGUAN, China — His cellphone is not ringing. His online chat programs sit idle. His condoms stay wrapped. People are no longer approaching Denny to pay for sex. “In Dongguan, we have something called Dongguan-style service,” the young man with dyed brown hair said as he sat in a hotel restaurant, agreeing to speak on the condition that only his English nickname be used. “It’s the sex capital. ...
The burden of empire
Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia are still China’s colonies, their pacification under the Communist Party a continued imperial project. The Economist A GROUP of knife-wielding assailants, apparently Muslims from western China, caused mayhem on March 1st in the south-western Chinese city of Kunming, stabbing 29 people to death at the railway station and injuring 140 others. The attack has shocked China and the Communist Party must face up to an uncomfortable truth. Its poli...
Malaysian Plane Presumed Crashed with Passengers Mostly From China
Malaysia Airlines says 153 of the 227 passengers on flight MH370 were Chinese.
Brielle and Kyrie: The Healing Power of Touch and Love
Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie, were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date. Needing intensive care, they were placed in separate incubators. Kyrie began to gain weight and her health stabilized. But Brielle, born only 2 lbs, had trouble … Continue reading → From: Tây Sơn News Wire
An Eyeful A Day Keeps The Doctor Away! Happy Women’s Day!
The old days of saying… “An Apple a day keeps the doctor away” might be not so effective as the new survey. There are a lot about women to thank for. Happy Women’s Day! “Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping … Continue reading → From: Tây Sơn News Wire
Zhou Decline Watch: Comparison with Bo Xilai
Tracking the downfall of one of the most feared men in China. BY ISAAC STONE FISH The annual meetings of China's congress, and top advisory body Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), known colloquially as the "Two Meetings," are in session. On March 14, 2012 at these same meetings, then Premier Wen Jiabao made a vague remark about averting "historical tragedy." Many interpreted the remark as a swipe against Bo Xilai , then the powerful party boss of the metro...
The Black Box of China’s Military
Beijing is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on defense, but no one quite knows what they're up to. BY ISAAC STONE FISH The People's Liberation Army does not have a website. There is China Military Online, which boasts that it's "approved by the Central Military Commission," (CMC) the 11-member body chaired by Xi Jinping , which oversees the PLA, and is the military's "only news portal website." There are other Chinese news sites, like Chinamil, which hosts Liberation...
As budgets soar, China still fears its military isn’t growing fast enough
By William Wan BEIJING — When American analysts talk of China’s military, they often describe it in terms of the looming threat of the future, a rapidly modernizing and expanding force that could one day overtake that of the United States. Such anxieties were fanned further this week with China’s announcement of yet another year of double-digit growth in military spending. The news prompted public alarm from Manila and Tokyo to the Pentagon. But when China looks at its own army, it is o...
Violence with Chinese characteristics
BY JIAYANG FAN Midway through “ A Touch of Sin ,” Jia Zhangke ’s dark marvel of a film about violence and vengeance in contemporary China, a steely-eyed drifter named Zhou San walks into the teeming throng of Chongqing Railroad Station and scans the thicket of bodies around him. Chinese New Year has just passed, and like almost everyone else at the station, Zhou is looking to buy a ticket out of the megacity. Like many of the other migrant workers going home, he is a husband and f...
Vietnamese Farmers Demand Tough Action Against Land-Grabbing ‘Thugs’
Van Giang residents call for a full investigation into a crackdown.
Cambodian Electric Car, Angkor EV 2014, Puts Vietnam to Shame
Commentary: In less than two decades of national reconciliation, Cambodia, a country of 15 million people, has made great strides that have put its neighbor Vietnam to shame. Cambodia is able to produce electric car by its own engineers, while … Continue reading → From: Tây Sơn News Wire
UN pledges to support Vietnam in guaranteeing human rights - GlobalPost
UN pledges to support Vietnam in guaranteeing human rights GlobalPost 3 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations (UN) pledged to support Vietnam in ensuring and promoting human rights through the 2012-2016 UN One Plan, said UN Resident Coordinator Pratibha Mehta on Tuesday. Addressing the launching of the Universal Periodic ...
UN Experts Condemn Detention of Vietnamese Blogger Le Quoc Quan - Global Voices Online
Global Voices Online UN Experts Condemn Detention of Vietnamese Blogger Le Quoc Quan Global Voices Online A UN group of human rights experts has found that the detention of Vietnamese blogger and human rights defender Le Quoc Quan stands in violation of his right to freedom of expression and a fair trial. Le Quoc Quan was arrested in December 2012 on ...
Kindness One: Motorcycle causes a heap of travel trouble in Vietnam - Los Angeles Times
Kindness One: Motorcycle causes a heap of travel trouble in Vietnam Los Angeles Times As I tried to enter Vietnam from Cambodia, things were not looking good. I had encountered border troubles before. The Thai border guards didn't seem to know what to make of me and my bright yellow motorcycle. I spent six hours at the border trying to ...
Children in Vietnamese commune received beans instead of vitamin A - UPI.com
Children in Vietnamese commune received beans instead of vitamin A UPI.com CAM TRUNG, Vietnam, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A population coordinator in a rural Vietnamese commune distributed beans to children he claimed to be vitamin A, health officials said. Parents brought their young children to a Cam Trung commune clubhouse Sunday ...
Vietnam Vet Wins $12 Million Malpractice Settlement From VA Hospital - CBS Local
Vietnam Vet Wins $12 Million Malpractice Settlement From VA Hospital CBS Local CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago-area Vietnam veteran will get a $12 million medical malpractice settlement from the federal government. John Johnson was a Vietnam Veteran and heart patient. He went in for oral surgery at the Hines V.A. Hospital in 2007, ...