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

China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Builds in Restive Xinjiang

voanews.com — Chinese state media say a record number of officials in the country's remote and restive northwest region of Xinjiang were put under investigation for corruption last year. The deepening crackdown came as Xinjiang saw a dramatic increase in what the government says were violent terrorist attacks.

IMF Trims Global Outlook, But Still Sees Growth in 2015

voanews.com — The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its annual forecast for global economic growth for 2015 as the world faces what the group's chief economist calls "strong and complex cross currents." Despite reducing its growth forecast from its last prediction in October from 3.8 to 3.5 percent, the IMF's chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, said the world's economy is expected to grow slightly faster this year than it did in 2014.

US, China Face Distinct Challenges on Climate Change

voanews.com — The world's two biggest polluters, the United States and China, recently announced a landmark deal aimed at breathing new life into global efforts to address climate change. VOA's Bill Ide has more.

US, China Face Distinct Challenges on Climate Change

voanews.com — In his previous State of the Union address, President Barack Obama highlighted what he called the urgent need to address climate change - a topic that is likely to come up again this year. The world's two biggest polluters, the United States and China, recently announced a landmark deal aimed at breathing new life into global efforts to address climate change.

Sinking OIl Prices Cut Both Ways for China

voanews.com — As oil prices slide, China, the world's largest importer, is benefiting in many ways. But analysts say as long as the slide continues, the risks and challenges that Beijing faces could mount. According to government statistics, China's oil imports grew by nearly 10 percent last year, to nearly 2.3 billion barrels (308 million tons).

China’s Tightening Censorship Seen As Breeding Resistance

voanews.com — A newly released report by rights group Freedom House says that while repression and censorship by China's Communist Party has intensified over the past two years since President Xi Jinping began taking over, so has resistance to government efforts to exert control.

China State Media Make Feisty Start in New Year

voanews.com — China's state media released a series of editorial and opinion pieces in recent days that featured some blunter-than-usual commentaries on censorship and the government's tight control over news. Earlier in the week, when Chinese officials confirmed a North Korean soldier had crossed the border and killed four residents in China's northeast, the Global Times, a tabloid newspaper owned by the Communist Party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily, was not pleased.

Chinese Moviegoers React to 'The Interview'

voanews.com — Controversial American comedy film, The Interview, may never be screened in theaters in China, but that is stopping few from watching it. Pirated DVDs, complete with Chinese subtitles are available at stores in the capital. And both Chinese and Korean subtitled versions can be watched online through websites offering pirated content.

China’s Bold Steps in 2014 Don’t Always Please

voanews.com — China's rise as an economic power has been predicted for years. But by some measures 2014 was the year that the country overtook the United States as the world's biggest economy. It happened sooner than many expected.

Hong Kong Clears Remaining Protest Sites

voanews.com — Authorities in Hong Kong have begun a final push to clear barricades and encampments from streets outside government offices in the port city, drawing more than two months of pro-democracy protests to a close. VOA's Bill Ide reports.
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Jan 26, 2015

RT @SCMP_News: Police officials under probe after allegedly assaulting reporters at 'secretive' banquet ow.ly/HVxfM pic.twitter.com/pegzK4j8Rk

Jan 26, 2015

RT @cctvnews: 2 dead and at least a dozen injured in #Tianjin. A bus with 59 people crashed into a low hanging barrier. pic.twitter.com/TF8cYrOGc1

Jan 26, 2015

RT @XHNews: Chinese carpenter drives his self-made wooden electric car on street xhne.ws/vtvYo pic.twitter.com/RKTXCKe7fG

Jan 21, 2015

RT @VOAAsia: Japan: Jets Scrambling at Record Pace to Counter Intrusions: Japanese air force jets are scrambling at a recor... bit.ly/1CNugzT

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Jan 20, 2015

Stampede inquiry recommends sacking of four officials over New Year's Eve tragedy #China scmp.com/news/china/art…

Jan 20, 2015

RT @voxdotcom: Want a State of the Union that's 50% Obama and 50% Jefferson? There's an app for that vox.com/e/7626958?utm_… pic.twitter.com/h9Ol8HX93M

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