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In China’s Guangzhou, Ebola and Crackdown on Illegals Hits Trade Hard

voanews.com — China has not recorded a case of Ebola, but the disease is affecting trade in southern Guangzhou, the city with the biggest African population in Asia. At a time of anxiety over infections, authorities have launched an intensified crackdown on visa over stayers and illegal businesses.

Ebola, Crackdown on Illegals Hit Business in Guangzhou

voanews.com — In China's southern city Guangzhou it is clear that although Ebola has not reached this country's shores, the threat of the disease is already having an impact. The city with the largest community of Africans in Asia is undergoing an intensified crackdown against unregistered businesses and visa overstays, adding to an atmosphere of suspicion for foreigners.

VOA EXCLUSIVE: Hotel in Guangzhou Serves as China’s Loose Ebola Quarantine

voanews.com — Like many countries, China is taking extensive steps to keep the deadly Ebola virus from reaching its shores. But the government has released little information about just what those measures include. In China's southern port Guangzhou, the city with the biggest African population in all of Asia, is a hotel where travelers from Ebola hit countries are required to stay while being monitored by health workers.

Hong Kong Protests at a Crossroads

voanews.com — The fate of the Hong Kong protests is at a crossroads. A new public opinion survey indicates 83 percent of people say pro-democracy protesters should end their street demonstrations. Even the movement's founders have suggested protesters find other ways to press for open elections of Hong Kong's top leader in 2017.

Hong Kong Protests at a Crossroads

voanews.com — William Ide, Prospero Laput New public opinion polls in Hong Kong indicate declining support for pro-democracy demonstrations after weeks of street protests. VOA's Bill Ide in Guangzhou and Pros Laput in Hong Kong spoke with protesters and observers about whether demonstrators have been too aggressive in pushing for change.

Hong Kong Police Begin Clearing Protest Areas

voanews.com — Backed by a court order, authorities in Hong Kong have begun clearing protest barricades from some of the streets in the city's main business district. The slow, but calculated effort aims to evict pro-democracy protesters without provoking more dissent. Demonstrators say the effort to clear the streets could take days.

China's Rise Closely Watched

voanews.com — China's role as APEC host this week allowed a rare opportunity for Beijing to showcase its vision for the global economy and the region. But as China's stature grows, so have tensions with other countries, including the United States. APEC summit For China, the APEC meetings were a carefully choreographed display of power and confidence.

Xi Jinping: China’s Economic Challenges not that Scary

voanews.com — Chinese President Xi Jinping has presided over the opening ceremony of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, saying that China's slower growth rate should not be a matter of concern. Xi told world business leaders in Beijing Sunday that China is committed to deepening reforms and giving the market more influence in the economy.

China Looks to APEC for Help in Fight Against Graft

voanews.com — China should release at least 76 people, detained on the mainland for supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, before the start of next week's Asia-Pacific leaders summit in Beijing, rights group Amnesty International said on Friday.

China Shuts Down Beijing to Ensure APEC Success

voanews.com — China has gone to great lengths to ensure its hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings this year in Beijing are a success. To do that it is telling Beijing residents to leave town, and imposing stringent measures to prevent smog from clouding the skies and cars from clogging the city's streets.
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Nov 26, 2014

One of Putin's tigers attacks goat farm RT @XHNews Video: Tiger freed by Russia attacks goat farm in NE #China youtube.com/watch?v=mnaGPc…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @comradewong: The pop song & video that is going viral in China now: "Xi Dada Loves Peng Ma Ma." @austinramzy takes a look. http://t.co/…

Nov 18, 2014

Macaroni PM 2.5 Technology RT @globaltimesnews Scientists develop high-end home grown pollution monitor bit.ly/1uBh4wE

Nov 18, 2014

RT @cctvnews: 4 killed, towns engulfed, traffic cut after torrential rains triggered #flood & mudslide in S. Switzerland & N. Italy http://…

Nov 17, 2014

Is that John Locke from "Lost" or Jerome Favre in Hong Kong? pic.twitter.com/YIDOPcuNY1

Nov 17, 2014

RT @byAlanWong: Removal of roadblocks outside CITIC Tower will soon begin. No one I've spoken with says they plan to put on a fight. pic.twitter.com/KdzwH9alKF

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