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

Roller Coaster Ride Far From Over for Chinese Stocks

voanews.com — China's stock market continued its roller coaster ride Tuesday, with shares first dipping, but rising dramatically in the last few hours of trading on what analysts said was a government driven boost.

China’s Influence Grows With New Infrastructure Bank

voanews.com — The multibillion-dollar China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was launched Monday in Beijing, with founding members signing an agreement that gives the clearest signals to date about how the bank will operate. Among them was the confirmation that China will hold the largest block of voting rights of 26 percent.

China US Talks Highlight Cooperation and Divide

voanews.com — This week's high-level talks between U.S. and Chinese officials on a wide range of issues highlighted the two countries' continuing uneasy relationship, despite an expanding and intensive effort to build ties. During the talks, the two countries made efforts to forge progress on issues from climate change to protection of the world's oceans and persistent concerns about the value of the Chinese currency.

What’s Next for China’s Anti-Corruption Drive?

voanews.com — China's secret trial and sentencing of former security chief Zhou Yongkang to life in prison marks the beginning of a new phase in the country's anti-corruption drive. But where Chinese leader Xi Jinping will take the campaign next is unclear. Some analysts say there are already signs that the administration may dramatically ratchet down the anti-graft campaign.

Aung San Suu Kyi Visit to Include Stops in Shanghai and Yunnan

voanews.com — Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's first visit to China is sparking conversations and interest online, but Chinese state media and officials continue to provide very little information about the trip. After meetings in Beijing, the communist party-backed Beijing Youth Daily reports Aung San Suu Kyi will also make stops in Shanghai and Yunnan, the southern province that shares a long porous border with Myanmar.

In Chinese Ship Disaster, Death Toll and Questions Mount

voanews.com — Nearly three days after a river cruise ship with hundreds of passengers capsized on China's Yangtze River, the death toll is mounting and questions remain about what happened that fateful Monday night. Meanwhile, the government is stepping up measures to limit damage to its reputation from what could be the country's worst maritime disaster in decades.

China Works to Manage Narrative of Ship Disaster

voanews.com — The Chinese government is sparing no effort to reach survivors from a passenger ship that capsized on the Yangtze River, but it is also is working tirelessly to control the public narrative about the incident, angering relatives of those on board and limiting discussion about what might have triggered the tragedy.

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.
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Jun 25, 2015

China derails plan for high speed railway through Thailand opting for slower option scmp.com/news/china/soc… via @SCMP_News

Jun 25, 2015

Fined for Having Baby, Unwed Couple Ask Chinese Public to Pitch In nyti.ms/1NekEmJ

Jun 23, 2015

@Bill_Ide apparently we are in a "sensitive period" from now until September

Jun 23, 2015

Compound Guard says parade is one reeson why we now have 2 personally march 2 our gate 2 escort friends and food twitter.com/PDChina/status…

Jun 18, 2015

And just as we cut to a pan-democrat lawmaker on CNN about Hong Kong vote..... it all goes black #censorsbackfromlunch

Jun 18, 2015

RT @bequelin: With only 8 out of 70 votes, the HK gvt's proposal for electoral reform looks like a complete failure + Pan-Dems safer at next elections.

Jun 18, 2015

Weird. I am watcing CNN now in Beijing and their live reporting on the Hong Kong vote and the story did not blackout #censorlunchbreak

Jun 18, 2015

RT @jeffielam: Emily lau/ pro-bj lawmakers arent even familiar w the rules of procedures. how ridiculous #HKreformvote @SCMP_News pic.twitter.com/FmrOm4RtuT

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