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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.

China US Inch Closer on Asia Fund as Deadline Approaches

voanews.com — China has set the end of March as a deadline for countries to become founding members of a new multi-billion dollar Beijing-led development bank. As the date approaches, a growing number of U.S. allies in Europe and Asia have jumped on board or are considering signing up.

Analysts See China’s Anti-Graft Drive Sapping Economy

voanews.com — As China presses forward with a wide-ranging anti-corruption drive, economists and financial professionals say its impact on the broader economy is already starting to be felt. They say the climate the anti-corruption crusade is creating is not only sapping productivity, but hurting business.

China Premier Pledges Tougher Enforcement to Protect Environment

voanews.com — Before China's annual legislative meetings in Beijing, the documentary Under the Dome went viral online. But one day after the National People's Congress opened it was ordered to be taken offline, after more than 200 million people had watched it. China's newly appointed environmental minister had even praised the film.

Tensions Rise Between Myanmar, China After Deadly Air Raid

voanews.com — Tensions between China and Myanmar are running high after Beijing accused Myanmar military aircraft of dropping a bomb in Chinese territory, killing four sugarcane farmers and wounding nine others. China said the Myanmar military was to blame, but the Myanmar government said no bombs from its aircraft have fallen in Chinese territory.

China Lodges Protest After Myanmar Air Raid Kills Four

voanews.com — China has lodged an official protest with Myanmar and called for an investigation after a Myanmar military aircraft dropped a bomb in Chinese territory, killing four and injuring nine others. The official Xinhua news agency reports the bomb hit a sugarcane field near China's border with Myanmar in southern Yunnan province.

China Sees Increase in Terrorism Cases in 2014

voanews.com — China's top judge is vowing to reduce the number of wrongful convictions handed out by the country's judicial system, which critics say has long been plagued by corruption and a reliance on forced confessions.

China Warns Xinjiang Extremists Fighting for IS, Returning Home

voanews.com — The top Communist Party leader in China's remote and restive region of Xinjiang said he believes religious extremists have left the country to join Islamic State militants overseas, and then returned home. His comments highlighted Beijing's continuing concern over religious extremism among the country's Muslim Uighur ethnic group, but critics say the government's repressive policies in Xinjiang are partly to blame.

China Defends Island Construction in South China Sea

voanews.com — China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said his country has every right to carry out construction and develop land around disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea. Beijing's actions have raised concerns from the United States and others in the region, but Wang said China will uphold freedom of navigation in the waters and denies the buildup targets anyone.

China Halts Access to Popular Documentary on Smog

voanews.com — China has blocked access online to a documentary about the country's massive smog problem after hundreds of millions viewed the film and it became a social media sensation. The nearly two-hour documentary, "Under the Dome," was self-funded by former state media reporter Chai Jing.

China to Get Tough on Environmental Polluters

voanews.com — China has pledged to get tough on polluters and tighten enforcement in a bid to help clean up its environment, an issue that is one of the Chinese public's biggest concerns. It also is aiming for zero growth in its consumption of coal, a key resource that helps fuel the world's second largest economy.
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Mar 27, 2015

RT @XHNews: Op-Ed: #Japan's new aircraft carrier, it looks like duck, quacks like a duck xhne.ws/26RzM AP/AFP File photo pic.twitter.com/XXIVW2Y28E

Mar 23, 2015

RT @ChuBailiang: Chinese govt pays tribute to Lee Kuan Yew by crushing last vestiges of spontaneous street life: outdoor dancing: goo.gl/YVyNOF

Mar 23, 2015

Nice read on Hong Kong-mainland relations: Aisles apart econ.st/1xB3mbd

Mar 22, 2015

RT @W7VOA: #ThaiJunta spokesman quoted saying martial law has been good for tourism & “helps assure safety for everyone living in #Thailand

Mar 18, 2015

RT @PDChina: Chinese dispatched missile units & fighter jets on China-Myanmar border after bombing incident en.people.cn/n/2015/0317/c9… http://t…

Mar 18, 2015

RT @XHNews: China's real estate market remains anemic with declining house prices in Feb. xhne.ws/XmIXW pic.twitter.com/NZy7En1cPA

Mar 18, 2015

RT @FormosaNation: Today is the 1 year anniversary of the Sunflower Movement, the day the youths of #Taiwan finally awoke politically.

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