A large number of Hong Kong residents are taking part in an informal – mainly Internet-based – poll to “determine” whether they want to have a more direct say in nominating candidates for the post of Hong Kong’s “chief executive” in future elections. More than 700,000 Hong Kong residents had voted until the third day [...]
Outward flows likely to exceed FDI in nation this year, UN report says China’s outward investment is very likely to exceed foreign direct investment inflows this year, making the country a net investor, according to officials at a United Nations body. This “inevitable trend” will have “great significance in reshaping the economic structure and long-term [...]
Renowned Chinese economist Li Yining on Monday refuted the notion that China’s economy is in decline while noting that the previous high growth rates were “not normal.” “The previous 9 to 10 percent growth rates were to cope with the global economic crisis, and they were actually not normal. It won’t do us much good [...]
Security analysts say increase of material on Internet fuels violence Anti-terrorism experts said the crackdown on terrorist-linked video and audio content on the Internet must intensify, as such information has fueled the spread of religious extremism and terrorist attacks in China. Video and audio files released on the Internet by the East Turkistan Islamic Movement [...]
There are more than 15,000 Chinese living in Iraq, many working for energy companies such as PetroChina and Sinopec and they are under the care of Chinese ex-service special forces, according to the Global Times. Most Chinese security forces officials are former senior non-commissioned officers, according to Zhang Dongfang, vice president of the China Bodyguards [...]
Japan’s latest historical revisionist move is fueling the tension above the East China Sea, making a political settlement more unlikely, senior officials and experts warned on Sunday. Policy insiders from several nations said “a deeper problem” behind the historical and maritime feuds is that an effective regional security consulting mechanism is “yet to be established” [...]
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