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

Low Oil Prices Challenge China’s Fight Against Pollution

voanews.com — The low price of oil has saved China billions of dollars on imports. But energy analysts and industry experts say it is also creating challenges for China's leaders who have committed themselves to cleaning up the environment. China has pledged to take steps to reduce its carbon footprint to improve its sullied image as one of the world's worst emitters of greenhouse gases.

China Downplays Land Building in South China Sea

voanews.com — China says its controversial and extensive build up of islands and reefs in the South China Sea is no different than public construction projects - such as the repairing of roads and building of bridges and apartments.

China Aims to Break Foreign Influence on Religion

voanews.com — Chinese President Xi Jinping this week asked religious groups to pledge their loyalty to the state and warned that religions in China must be independent of foreign influence. At a time when China's Christians now outnumber the membership of the Communist Party, some say there is an intensifying crackdown on religious groups.

'World's Factory' Aims for Upgrade With 'Made in China' 2025

voanews.com — China's heyday as the "world's factory" is fading as labor costs rise and export demand has faded. To address that and other challenges, the world's second-largest economy has unveiled a plan to beef up its presence as a global manufacturing power.

Kerry in Seoul for Talks With S. Korean Leaders

voanews.com — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in South Korea where he will discuss a range of global, regional and bilateral issues with President Park Geun-hye and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. Included on the agenda will be North Korea's nuclear program, and President Park's upcoming visit to the United States next month.

US and China Voice Differences Over South China Sea

voanews.com — The United States and China voiced their differences over territorial disputes in the South China Sea during a visit by Secretary of State John Kerry to Beijing Saturday and Sunday, with both countries calling for steps to reduce tensions and promote stability. VOA's Bill Ide has more from Beijing.

South China Sea Dispute Likely Focus of Kerry China Visit

voanews.com — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Beijing Saturday for a two-day visit with civilian and military leaders. The key focus of the trip is preparing for upcoming high-level talks between leaders and a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the U.S. later this year.

Indian PM Modi Tests Chinese Social Media Site Weibo

voanews.com — India's Prime Minister Narenda Modi's debut on China's social media site Sina Weibo has sparked a flurry of interest and even debate over territorial issues and the prospect of cooperation between the two Asian giants. But it remains to be seen how much real interaction the site will provide with the Chinese public.

Cross-Border Slayings Raise Security Concerns in NE China

voanews.com — China recently confirmed that three of its citizens were killed in a cross-border slaying that may have been carried out by North Korean soldiers. The incident is the third time in the past eight months that Chinese who live along the country's porous border have been killed in incidents involving North Koreans, and that is raising concerns about security.

Chinese Tech Companies Chart Growth Abroad

voanews.com — China's aspirations to become a far bigger player in the world of technology were on display last week when Beijing hosted the three-day Global Mobile Internet Conference. The country is already the world's biggest smartphone consumer market and the world's leading high-tech manufacturer. Local companies are now eager to sell Chinese-designed products to consumers abroad.
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May 29, 2015

MT Sign of More to Come as China's Influence Grows? SCMP: Leung was to attend TIananmen Square forum scmp.com/news/hong-kong…

May 29, 2015

RT @SCMPInt: Chinese tech firm CEO converts offices into Star Trek Enterprise replica bit.ly/1LPEHau pic.twitter.com/Gqvxjdknvg

May 26, 2015

Malaysia Denies Entry to Joshua Wong, Hong Kong Democracy Activist nyti.ms/1LC6MSu

May 18, 2015

RT @CHRDnet: #PuZhiqiang's neice #QuZhenhong released on bail on May 18 after a year in detention for working on her uncle's case pic.twitter.com/Mw9mMIMEzq

May 18, 2015

Boxun: Chinese authorities release Qu Zhenhong, lawyer and niece of Pu Zhiqiang after one year boxun.com/news/gb/china/…

May 18, 2015

RT @bbcworldservice: Listen to Uighur women making the New Year feast, mixing elements from Sunni Islam, Uighur and Central Asian cultures bbc.in/1HhHoAt

May 17, 2015

Great read about some of China's Most Wanted: Charged With Graft in China, Some Fugitives Are Finding Luxury in U.S. nyti.ms/1B1Ww0g

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