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China tells search engines to ID paid results after man died
by Didi Tang - June 26, 2016 - 2:13am
China issued new regulations on yesterday demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine...
China passes law tightening controls on foreign nonprofits
by Didi Tang - April 28, 2016 - 11:00am
China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest...
Chinese women getting mixed social signals on beauty, roles
by Didi Tang - April 14, 2016 - 11:23pm
In China, women who aren't married by their late 20s are considered "leftovers."
Fake story reflects real divide between rural, urban Chinese
by Didi Tang - March 13, 2016 - 1:41pm
A woman from a big Chinese city visits her boyfriend's rural hometown and is so appalled by the squalor she sees that she dumps him. The story was fake, but it swept through Chinese media because it highlighted a...
China expels French reporter who questioned terrorism
by Didi Tang - December 26, 2015 - 12:03pm
China said yesterday that it will not renew press credentials for a French journalist, effectively expelling her following a harsh media campaign against her for questioning the official line equating ethnic violence...
Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels
by Didi Tang - November 30, 2015 - 1:28pm
Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on yesterday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants.
China to hold massive military parade, but ordinary folks can't go see it
by Didi Tang - September 2, 2015 - 10:16am
China will hold a massive military parade through the heart of its capital, but ordinary folks can't watch.
Harvard's president speaks in China about climate change
by Didi Tang - March 18, 2015 - 1:43am
The Harvard president told students at one of China's most prestigious universities yesterday that academic institutions must be unfettered places where every topic can be raised and every question asked to help...
'Duang!' Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word
by Didi Tang - March 5, 2015 - 2:29pm
Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to...
Swiss leaks show deposit by daughter of China's ex-premier
by Didi Tang - February 11, 2015 - 2:37am
Li Xiaolin, daughter of a former Chinese premier known for his support of the bloody military crackdown on the 1989 democracy movement, held as much as $2.48 million in a secret HSBC account in Switzerland, the International...
China tightens church control ahead of Christmas
by Didi Tang - December 25, 2014 - 9:21am
Two days before Christmas, members of a rural Christian congregation in the eastern city of Wenzhou welded some pieces of metal into a cross and hoisted it onto the top of their worship hall to replace one that was...
Putin's gallantry upstages Chinese host at APEC
by Didi Tang - November 12, 2014 - 4:41am
It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around the wife of Xi Jinping while the Chinese president chatted with Barack Obama. The only problem: Putin came off looking gallant, the...
Africa ivory smuggled on China state visit
by Didi Tang - November 7, 2014 - 2:00am
Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog said Thursday, casting doubt over Beijing's efforts...
Low expectations as China considers legal reforms
by Didi Tang - October 20, 2014 - 3:47am
The most important meeting of the year for the 205 members of China's ruling Communist Party's Central Committee, beginning Monday, will focus on how to rule the country in accordance with law.
China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong's protests
by Didi Tang - September 30, 2014 - 6:18am
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma.
Chinese protesters march against trash incinerator
by Didi Tang - September 14, 2014 - 5:08am
Thousands of people took to the streets of a southern Chinese town on yesterday, some clashing with police, to protest a proposed garbage incinerating plant, participants and eyewitnesses said.
China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest
by Didi Tang - July 4, 2014 - 3:06am
Students and civil servants in China's Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy...
China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest
by Didi Tang - July 3, 2014 - 5:53am
Students and civil servants in China's Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy...
In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860
by Didi Tang - April 11, 2014 - 12:10am
Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.
US first lady urges Chinese students to aim high
by Didi Tang - March 26, 2014 - 6:30am
US first lady Michelle Obama encouraged rural Chinese students to aim high and get a good education despite humble roots, in a speech yesterday that was delivered via satellite technology to remote communities in...
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