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Voice of America News Correspondent in Beijing. Tweets are mine. ReTweets not an endorsement.Voice of America News Correspondent in Beijing. Tweets are mine. ReTweets not an endorsement.

China Aims to Tighten Grip on Religion as Believers Grow

voanews.com — Despite its tight controls over religion, and ongoing crackdowns in predominantly Muslim Xinjiang and on Christians in the eastern province of Zhejiang, China's staunchly atheist Communist Party appears to be struggling to find ways to strengthen its grip on religion as the number of believers grows.

Telecom Fraud Highlights Gaping Legal Difference Between Taipei, Beijing

voanews.com — A war of words between China and Taiwan over how the two sides should handle alleged perpetrators of telecom fraud targeting Chinese citizens is increasingly turning political. But more than politics, analysts say the case highlights gaping differences between the two sides' legal systems, and the importance and need for collaboration in fighting such fraud.

China Was Largest Market for Panama Papers Law Firm

voanews.com — A massive data leak from a Panamanian firm has revealed that from relatives of the founding father of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, to current leader Xi Jinping, offshore holdings are common place among the families of China's ruling elite.

China Domain Name Rules Could Hurt Business, Competition

voanews.com — China's recently proposed new regulations that require companies to register Internet domain names domestically is raising concern about a further tightening of access in cyberspace in a country that already has some of the world's strictest online controls. Analysts said it is also feeding worries about the impact the rules could have on business and competition.

Panama Papers Hit Great Firewall of China

voanews.com — China has moved quickly to silence any discussion about the Panama Papers and information about the use of tax havens by the families of at least eight current and former top leaders, including the brother-in-law of President Xi Jinping.

China Crackdown on Dissent Raising Questions About International Role

voanews.com — As China's influence grows and the world looks to Beijing to play a constructive role as an international stakeholder, its growing resolve to silence its critics at home and abroad is raising concerns. And instead of achieving the apparent goal of silencing its critics, China's actions are fueling a backlash, rights advocates said.

China Warns Taiwan on Trade Supervisory Bill

voanews.com — China has warned Taiwan that a new law under review in the island's legislature could hurt the ability of the two sides to conduct negotiations and further ties. The new draft law would allow more government oversight of agreements with Beijing.

China's Li: US Ties Will Progress No Matter Who Wins White House

voanews.com — China is a frequent focus of criticism on the U.S. presidential campaign trail, but Chinese Premier Li Keqiang believes relations will continue to move in a positive direction regardless of who wins the race. Speaking with reporters at his annual press conference Wednesday, Li described the U.S.

China Cuts Defense Spending as Economy Stumbles

voanews.com — China's slowing economy is having an impact on government spending, including the country's closely watched military budget. Fu Ying, a spokeswoman for China's largely rubber-stamp parliament, told reporters Friday the military will see an increase of seven to eight percent this year.

Chinese President Continues to Expand Media Controls

voanews.com — China's recent announcement of a stringent new publishing law for online content and a visit by the country's increasingly powerful leader to several state run media headquarters is but the latest chilling sign of President Xi Jinping's efforts to exert increasing control over society, analysts say.
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Apr 07, 2016

RT @CHRDnet: Eve of Fri's sentencing of 4 activists, #Guangzhou police detain dozen supporters. @MainaKiai_UNSR @comradewong twitter.com/HRCCHINA/statu…UvUs10Gds

Apr 04, 2016

RT @pingroma: Top 5 searches censored by Sina Weibo: #Panama, Xi Jinping and his lovers, Xi Jinping, #TenYears, #PanamaPapers freeweibo.comXQDBczhEI

Mar 31, 2016

Real Question: Why would someone want to form an independence party? twitter.com/SCMP_News/stat…

Mar 21, 2016

RT @fravel: Chinese embassy in Jakarta: ~4km from Indonesia's Natuna Island is "a traditional Chinese fishing ground" j.mp/1RcqNTYk whoa!

Mar 17, 2016

RT @ZhouFengSuo: Paraded in mass open trial, 8 workers sentenced to 6 to 8 months in prison for demanding back pay. #China #labor https://pic.twitter.com/gj5fVDAmE2.co/gj5fVDAmE2

Mar 09, 2016

Living in the Past: Recognise ‘1 China’ or risk deep rift in x-strait ties, Beijing think tank warns scmp.com/news/china/pol… via @SCMP_News

Mar 09, 2016

@Bill_Ide but adds that public sector will remain mainstay of the economy

Mar 09, 2016

Mind your behaviour! Xi tells wealthy businessmen to ‘set a good example’ promises more market access scmp.com/news/china/pol… via @SCMP_News

Mar 09, 2016

Some highlights from the National People's ZZZZ Congress, other image says CCTV Surname is the Party #NPC #China pic.twitter.com/h0UmbqCA8j

Mar 08, 2016

TRILEMMA: China doomed 2 fail as it chases ‘impossible trinity’ growth, reform and stability: Moody’s scmp.com/news/china/eco… via @SCMP_News

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