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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.

Challenges Ahead for China's Development Plans in Pakistan

voanews.com — China's planned $46 billion in energy and infrastructure investments in Pakistan are aimed at transforming a country that has largely missed out on Asia's rapid economic rise into a regional hub for trade and investment. There are risks for both, the ambitious investment projects and the mainly Chinese companies responsible for carrying them out.

Iran Seeks China's Help to Build New Nuclear Plants

voanews.com — The framework nuclear deal between Iran and global powers has opened up new investment possibilities in an economy that has been stunted by international sanctions. Last week, a top Iranian atomic energy official said in addition to Russia, China will also help it build additional nuclear power plants.

China Reaches Out to Pakistan with Massive Economic Plan

voanews.com — Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Pakistan next week where the two countries are expected to agree on economic and energy deals worth more than $40 billion. Leaders are highlighting how the trip will transform the relationship to focus more on economic development, but it also could have significant implications for security challenges in both countries.

Real Work Begins for China’s $100 Billion Infrastructure Bank

voanews.com — China's ability to rally 57 countries to join its new $100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been seen widely as a major victory for the country. But now the real work begins: the task of getting the bank up and running before the end of the year and analysts are not downplaying the huge challenges that lie ahead.

China Land Reclamation in Contested Seas Raises Tensions

voanews.com — New details about China's construction and land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea have spurred criticism from the United States and concern from the Philippines. But China continues to press forward, arguing the build up is lawful and does not impact or target any country. A newly released unclassified report from the U.S.

Protests Prompt Mongolia to Close Chemical Park

voanews.com — A local government in China's Inner Mongolia has ordered the closure and relocation of a chemical industrial park following weeks of anti-pollution protests. The order comes shortly after police launched a massive crackdown that a U.S.-based rights group says left one protester dead and injured dozens of others.

China Indicts Once-Powerful Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang

voanews.com — Chinese authorities have formally indicted former security chief Zhou Yongkang, once one of China's most powerful political figures. Zhou is the highest-ranking politician in China to face charges in more than three decades and the biggest catch to date in Chinese President Xi Jinping's expansive anti-corruption drive.

Myanmar Admits Warplane Accidentally Killed Chinese Farmers

voanews.com — Myanmar (also known as Burma) has offered an official apology to China over a bombing accident last month near the two countries' border that killed five Chinese farmers as they were working in their fields. Myanmar has been fighting ethnic rebels in the north for nearly two months and the violence has forced tens of thousands of refugees to flee, many into Chinese territory.

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.
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Apr 22, 2015

Xi: Rich Nations Should Offer Aid With 'No Strings Attached' voanews.com/A/2729832.html via @VOA_News

Apr 21, 2015

IRON BROTHERS: Both China and Pakistan playing up visit but not all convinced w/ grand plans dawn.com/news/1177057/e… twitter.com/XHNews/status/…

Apr 19, 2015

RT @ZhouFengSuo: Real reason for jailing #gaoyu , in this video of Oct 29, 2013, Gao denounced Xi as a hybrid of Nazi and Stalinism youtu.be/jpDoix0IA6Q

Apr 16, 2015

RT @williamnee: Crackdown on civil society & #FreeTheFive lays bare ideological agenda outlined in Doc. No 9,with attacks on civil society,…

Apr 16, 2015

RT @mrbaopanrui: Gao Yu sentenced to 7 yrs prison for allegedly leaking ignominious Document No. 9 nytimes.com/2013/08/20/wor… Full text: chinafile.com/document-9-chi…

Apr 14, 2015

RT @AmbassadorPower: China has conditionally released the #FreeBeijing20Five, but concerning they are still considered criminal suspects: usun.state.gov/briefing/state…

Apr 13, 2015

RT @CHRDnet: #FreeAllFive: Free Wu Rongrong & Li Tingting too! Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan, will be released on bail http://t.co/A…

Apr 13, 2015

Next on the chopping block Sinanews? What story did they run that was so controversial? twitter.com/pdchina/status…

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