Xinhua News Agency http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28561/all en China to conduct naval drills in Pacific amid tension http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/china-conduct-naval-drills-pacific-amid-tension <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Three advanced Chinese warships left port on Wednesday for naval drills and war games in the Western Pacific, and the fleet will likely pass through disputed waters in the East and South China Sea, state media said.</p> <p>The official Xinhua news agency described the manoeuvres as routine, but they come as China is engaged in an increasingly bitter, high stakes dispute over maritime territory with Japan and with several Southeast Asia nations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/china-conduct-naval-drills-pacific-amid-tension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia South China Sea Xinhua News Agency Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:45:04 +0000 5741393 at http://www.globalpost.com China jails pollution protesters: state media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/china-jails-pollution-protesters-state-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese court has jailed three people and given 13 others suspended sentences over their roles in a violent anti-pollution protest last year, state media said.</p> <p>A court in Qidong on Wednesday sentenced the individuals, who were among thousands who protested against a planned waste water pipeline at a Japanese-owned factory last July, the official Xinhua news agency said.</p> <p>China has seen a series of demonstrations against environmental pollution and planned industrial projects perceived as a threat to health in recent years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/china-jails-pollution-protesters-state-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media of the People's Republic of China Xinhua News Agency AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:00:16 +0000 5748485 at http://www.globalpost.com China considers BBQ ban to combat smog: state media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/china-considers-bbq-ban-combat-smog-state-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China is considering a ban on barbecues to help reduce air pollution in built-up areas after heavy smog recently choked large swathes of the country, state media reported Wednesday.</p> <p>The country's environmental watchdog has issued draft guidelines advising major cities to adopt legislation banning "barbecue-related activities", official news agency Xinhua said, risking the ire of street food-loving locals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/china-considers-bbq-ban-combat-smog-state-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Smog Xinhua News Agency AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:31:12 +0000 5761292 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds of homes flattened in China quake: state media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/hundreds-homes-flattened-china-quake-state-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A shallow 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China on Sunday, causing 700 homes to collapse and leaving 20 people injured, state media said.</p> <p>The quake struck a rural area in the southwestern province of Yunnan on Sunday afternoon, damaging a further 2,500 houses, but there were no reported fatalities, according to state-run news agency Xinhua.</p> <p>The quake's epicentre was just nine kilometres (5.6 miles) beneath the surface, Xinhua said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/hundreds-homes-flattened-china-quake-state-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquake Seismology Xinhua News Agency AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 10:31:28 +0000 5772030 at http://www.globalpost.com China defence budget to rise 10.7% in 2013: Xinhua http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-defence-budget-rise-107-2013-xinhua <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's defence budget is set to rise 10.7 percent this year, state media said on Tuesday as the national parliament's annual gathering opens, a slight drop from a 11.2 percent increase in 2012.</p> <p>"China plans to raise its defence budget by 10.7 percent to 720.2 billion yuan" ($115.7 billion) in 2013, the Xinhua news agency said, citing a budget report that will be reviewed by the National People's Congress (NPC), the national legislature.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-defence-budget-rise-107-2013-xinhua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government budgets Media of the People's Republic of China Xinhua News Agency AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 01:15:29 +0000 5773387 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314-25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Obama congratulates Xi on election as China's new president: Xinhua</p> <p>bur-jms/boc</p> Xinhua News Agency AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:45:29 +0000 5783605 at http://www.globalpost.com China ex-railways minister charged with graft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/china-ex-railways-minister-charged-graft-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prosecutors charged China's former railways minister Liu Zhijun with bribery and abuse of power on Wednesday, state media said, after scandals involving hundreds of millions of yuan.</p> <p>The official Xinhua news agency said the charges were filed at the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court, which has "accepted the case and will set a trial date".</p> <p>Details of the charges were not immediately published. The court refused to comment to AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/china-ex-railways-minister-charged-graft-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Liu Zhijun Technology Xinhua News Agency AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:45:37 +0000 5808707 at http://www.globalpost.com China rape victim's mother loses labour camp case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/china-rape-victims-mother-loses-labour-camp-case-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese woman sent to labour camp after demanding her daughter's rapists be punished lost her compensation case Friday, state media said, as gruesome details emerged of inmate abuses from electricity to suspension.</p> <p>Tang Hui's detention in a "re-education through labour" camp last year sparked widespread public anger and in the ensuing months state-run media gave calls for changes to the system prominent coverage, fuelling expectations of reform.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/china-rape-victims-mother-loses-labour-camp-case-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Media of the People's Republic of China Tang Hui Technology Xinhua News Agency AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:16:40 +0000 5813583 at http://www.globalpost.com Xi condoles death of Chinese student in Boston attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/xi-condoles-death-chinese-student-boston-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered condolences to the family of a Chinese graduate student who was killed in the attack on the Boston Marathon and to another student who was gravely injured, the Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.</p> <p>Xi instructed China's Foreign Ministry, the Chinese Embassy in Washington and the Chinese Consulate General in New York to make every effort to help the victims and their families, it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/xi-condoles-death-chinese-student-boston-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crown Prince Party Media of the People's Republic of China Xinhua News Agency Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:00:04 +0000 5819134 at http://www.globalpost.com Seventy-one killed in China quake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/seventy-one-killed-china-quake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The death toll from a strong quake that struck southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday has risen to 71, according to the Xinhua news agency, quoting the China Earthquake Administration.</p> <p>A further 600 people were injured, according to a separate toll from CCTV News.</p> <p>The shallow earthquake struck just after 8:00 am (0000 GMT) at a depth of 12 kilometres (seven miles), destroying homes and setting off landslides.</p> <p>bur/jah/mtp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Xinhua News Agency AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 07:46:59 +0000 5820837 at http://www.globalpost.com 157 dead, thousands injured in China quake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/157-dead-thousands-injured-china-quake-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 150 people were killed and 5,700 injured when a strong earthquake hit a mountainous part of southwestern China on Saturday, destroying thousands of homes and triggering landslides.</p> <p>The shallow earthquake struck Sichuan province on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau just after 8:00 am, prompting a major rescue operation in the same area where 87,000 people were reported dead or missing in a massive quake in 2008.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/157-dead-thousands-injured-china-quake-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of China Labor Law Media of the People's Republic of China Technology Xinhua News Agency AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:01:24 +0000 5821095 at http://www.globalpost.com 160 dead, thousands injured in China quake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/160-dead-thousands-injured-china-quake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 150 people were killed and 6,700 injured when a strong earthquake hit a mountainous part of southwestern China on Saturday, destroying thousands of homes and triggering landslides.</p> <p>The shallow earthquake struck Sichuan province on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau just after 8:00 am, prompting a major rescue operation in the same area where 87,000 people were reported dead or missing in a massive quake in 2008.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/160-dead-thousands-injured-china-quake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chengdu Sichuan Technology Xinhua News Agency AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:15:24 +0000 5821178 at http://www.globalpost.com Huge rescue effort as China quake toll reaches 179 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/huge-rescue-effort-china-quake-toll-reaches-179 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of rescue workers combed through quake-shattered villages in southwest China on Sunday in a race to find survivors as the death toll from a powerful tremor the day before rose to 179.</p> <p>Dressed in bright orange uniforms, rescuers battled their way up mountain paths strewn with wreckage to reach isolated parts of Sichuan province on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, state broadcaster CCTV showed.</p> <p>Army troops dressed in camouflage clothes worked through the night, searching villages where houses had been razed for survivors and treating those injured in the quake.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/huge-rescue-effort-china-quake-toll-reaches-179" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media of the People's Republic of China Sichuan earthquake Technology Xinhua News Agency AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 03:30:04 +0000 5821371 at http://www.globalpost.com Rescuers in China scrabble to find quake survivors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/rescuers-china-scrabble-find-quake-survivors-0 At Lushan People's Hospital, a steady stream of ambulances continued to arrive in the early hours of Sunday. Most victims were taken to tents erected in the grounds of the hospital, where doctors treated the injured.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/rescuers-china-scrabble-find-quake-survivors-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media of the People's Republic of China Sichuan earthquake Sichuan quake Technology Xinhua News Agency AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:15:00 +0000 5821477 at http://www.globalpost.com Rescuers in China scrabble to find quake survivors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/rescuers-china-scrabble-find-quake-survivors-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of rescue workers combed through flattened villages in southwest China on Sunday in a race to find survivors from a powerful quake as the toll of dead and missing rose past 200.</p> <p>Dressed in bright orange uniforms, rescuers battled their way up mountain paths strewn with wreckage to reach isolated parts of Sichuan province on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.</p> <p>Troops had worked through the night, searching villages where houses had been destroyed for survivors and treating those injured in the quake.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/rescuers-china-scrabble-find-quake-survivors-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media of the People's Republic of China Sichuan earthquake Technology Xinhua News Agency AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:31:23 +0000 5821795 at http://www.globalpost.com