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William Ide

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

China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Forges Ahead as Political Reshuffle Looms

voanews.com — At a closed door meeting of high-level Communist Party members this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping will make it clear his expansive anti-corruption drive is far from over and that controls will continue to tighten before a major political reorganization late next year.

In China, Foreign Companies Struggle With Forced Demolition Disputes

voanews.com — Demolitions in China are raising social tensions. And while many companies are challenging authorities in court and legal protections improving, problems persist. More from Bill Ide and Ye Bing from Beijing.

Foreign Companies Struggle With Forced Demolition Disputes

voanews.com — In late June, under the cover of night, more than 100 men dressed in black, some armed with long batons, surrounded the factory of Beijing Universal International, a Taiwanese American business located in the capital's suburb of Dougezhuang Township.

Local Regulations Slam a Brake on China’s Ride-Hailing Services

voanews.com — The boom years of China's ride-hailing app industry may come to a sudden halt next month, now that city governments have shifted gears and rolled out new and stringent regulations that analysts say will seriously stifle growth.

Trump Blames China for Stealing Jobs, Stalling on North Korea

voanews.com — China found itself the focus of unwanted attention during the first presidential debate Monday, with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accusing Beijing of stealing American jobs and failing to do enough to tackle the rising nuclear threat in North Korea. During the debate, China was mentioned a dozen times, and most of those mentions came from Trump.

Chinese Animal Lovers Oppose Shanghai Hosting World Dog Show

voanews.com — Dog lovers in China say they plan to join efforts to boycott the 2019 World Dog Show in Shanghai and endorse a global petition to say "No" to the city's plan to host it unless the government ends a controversial annual dog-meat festival in southern Guangxi province.

China-Russia Drills Highlight Converging Interests; Undercurrents Remain

voanews.com — China and Russia have just held their first round of joint exercises in the South China Sea, including an island-seizing and island landing drill as well as anti-submarine and air defense maneuvers.

Everyone's a 'Frenemy' in Asia’s Big Game

voanews.com — As President Barack Obama makes his final tour of Asia, much of the focus has been on the United States' pivot or re-balance of its economic, diplomatic and military interests to the region. The United States, however, is not the only country that is pivoting to Southeast Asia and trying to build influence.

US, Russia Work to Finalize Syrian Cease-Fire Deal, Tough Issues Remain

voanews.com — The United States and Russia are working to finalize a cease-fire deal for Syria that would allow more humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged country, as world leaders meet in Hangzhou China for the Group of 20 Nations Leaders Summit. The two countries appeared to be closing in a possible deal, but obstacles remain.

Snubs Abound as G-20 Summit Gets off the Ground

voanews.com — As China's Group of 20 Nations Leaders Summit kicked off Sunday, a commotion on the tarmac during President Barack Obama's arrival and a series of other disputes continue to provide distractions.
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Oct 25, 2016

@cody_washburn explosion occurred on Monday, could've been illegally stored explosives, quite common in mining provinces like Shaanxi

Oct 25, 2016

Another Great HIt for the PD Rhetoric Vault: China will never allow U.S. to run amok in South China Sea  http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-1 

Oct 25, 2016

@Bill_Ide "[The base] is of great significance 4 Chinese troops as they perform their.. obligtns 2 safeguard regional peace & stability.."

Oct 25, 2016

Military Sensitivity: In case you were wondering - PLA Daily has set the record straight -- Djibouti is a "logistics center" not a base. https://t.co/K0YG0vLeRX

Oct 25, 2016

Store a Day for Next 5 Years: Schultz: 5 yrs ago most of our customers were expats and tourists, now mostly Chinese.  http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/19/investing/starbucks-howard-schultz-china-growth/index.html 

Oct 25, 2016

@Bill_Ide and true to form the video has now been taken down. Message says "this video has been deleted" https://t.co/9DnksJ43hX

Oct 25, 2016

Taiwan to end nuclear power generation in 2025, promote private sector's participation in renewable energy projects  http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201610230028.html 

Oct 25, 2016

RT @PDChina: UPDATE: 14 dead, 147 injured in the prefab houses explosion in Shaanxi; owner of the houses in police custody & inv…

Oct 24, 2016

@Bill_Ide don't know how long link will be good, searches on social media for Shaanxi explosion already blocked https://t.co/Y2r9Q9damN

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