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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 Gives not so Warm Welcome to UN Envoy

voanews.com — The United Nations waited for more than a decade for Beijing to accept an invitation for its special envoy on extreme poverty and human rights to visit China. But when Beijing finally approved the request and allowed U.N. Special Rapporteur Philip Alston to visit this month, he was tailed by authorities and barred from meeting with academics.

Contentious Dam Project Tops Myanmar Leader’s China Visit

m.voanews.com — The fate of a long-suspended and contentious Chinese dam project in Myanmar is expected to be a key topic of discussion during State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's visit this week to China. Before the Wednesday to Sunday visit, state media published a flurry of articles showcasing the importance of ties and the visit.

Joyful Chinese Swimmer Testing Gold Standards in China

m.voanews.com — China is in love with Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui and it is not because of the medals she has won, but the way the joyful and goofy 20-year-old has handled herself on the global stage at the games in Rio de Janeiro. Her exaggerated expressions and happy nature have turned her into an overnight online celebrity in China.

China Seeks On-Off Switch for Internet

voanews.com — A controversial cyber security law that is under review in China will give authorities the power to shut down the internet and block all communications online when so called "emerging social security events" occur. The new draft law, which is being reviewed by China's parliament, the National People's Congress, does not clearly state what it means by emerging social security events.

British Pound Takes Pounding as World Markets Tumble on Brexit Vote

voanews.com — Britain's historic decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves through global markets Friday, plunging stock prices and wrangling currencies. Futures for markets in Europe and the United States are predicting that stocks could plummet sharply there as well when indexes open.

Tensions, Frustrations Grow in China’s Rebel Village of Wukan

voanews.com — Authorities in southern China took drastic steps on Tuesday to publicly shame the village chief of a local fishing village of Wukan, well before he faced his alleged charges of corruption in court. At an official news conference, authorities showed what they said was a videotaped confession of the democratically elected and popular village chief Lin Zulian.

Arrest of Village Chief Sparks Protests in China

voanews.com — Tensions are rising in China's southern coastal fishing village of Wukan after authorities arrested an influential and elderly village chief, Lin Zulian, on alleged corruption charges. Authorities sealed off the village to reporters, which is a symbol of resistance in China, with only a handful still able to stay inside.

China Disappointed Over Rejection From Global Index

voanews.com — China has voiced its objection and disappointment with a decision to not include Chinese shares in a prominent global benchmark index for emerging markets, arguing that without the world's second largest economy, the index is "incomplete."

US Voices Concerns About China's NGO Law

voanews.com — The top U.S. diplomat says he has directly and forcefully expressed to leaders in Beijing his concerns about China's new and controversial law managing the operation of foreign non-government organizations. Visiting Secretary of State John Kerry said he discussed the measure with China's president, Xi Jinping.

China-US Cooperation Expands, Business Climate Worsens

voanews.com — The Strategic and Economic Dialogue has helped the United States and China build an expansive cooperation network; but, as the two sides are finding a growing number of fields in which to cooperate, the business climate in China for U.S. and foreign companies is worsening.
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Aug 25, 2016

RT @AstonishingPix: Goodyear's illuminated tires that were developed in 1961 but never went into production. https://t.co/ylTB7ByVOC

Aug 25, 2016

Does this add to 4k jobs it prev said was cutting to stay afloat? If so, wld more than 1/2 cmpny 20k wkfrce #China  https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/768720849620742144 

Aug 23, 2016

I should be working for this company or at least getting paid for always wearing my shirt out! Hah!  https://twitter.com/UNTUCKit/status/697870134359117824 

Aug 16, 2016

RT @PDChina: #BREAKING #China's State Council has approved the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect program: Premier Li Keqiang, Tue https://t.co/yQtiKFxjrF

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