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November 2013 – Progressivechina
Nov 292013
 
  • China News.Net – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of being selective about human rights principles after he refused to raise Tibet issue during his visit to China next week. 10 Downing Street said that Cameron PM will not mention the Chinese repression of Tibetans during his visit to Beijing amid fears of damaging Britain’s business interests, the Mirror reports. The decision has drawn sharp …

  • Exotic minerals behind Chinas obsession with Moon mission

    China News.Net – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    China’s obsession with the Moon is apparently attributed to it being a ‘beautiful’ source of minerals and energy, a top Chinese scientist has revealed. Prof Ouyang Ziyuan from the department of lunar and deep space exploration said that exotic materials including helium-3 and the potential for solar power could prove invaluable for humankind. According to the BBC, Ouyang’s comments come ahead …

  • China to launch lunar probe on Monday

    China News.Net – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    China is reportedly set to launch a lunar probe on Monday, which will be a debut for the country’s spacecraft to soft land on the surface of an extraterrestrial body and conduct surveys on the moon. Chang’e-3 launching headquarters, the Xichang Satellite Launch Center said that facilities at the launching site were in good conditions and preparations for the launch were going well. According …

  • Biden goes to Asia to reconnect amid China rumblings and recent Middle East focus

    Fox News – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    The Obama administration turns its attention next week to Asia with Vice President Biden taking a week-long trip to the region amid China’s renewed claim to a disputed territory and warnings to encroaching …

  • How China took control of OPEC nation Ecuadors oil

    Times of India – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    Prasad Dahapute and his team of five IIM grads took on the onerous challenge of raising India’s first venture capital fund dedicated to Dalit bizs, all of Rs 500 …

  • WRAPUP 2-U.S. airlines give China flight plans for new defence zone

    Reuters – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 30 (Reuters) – Two of the biggest U.S. airlines, American and Delta, have notified Chinese authorities of flight plans when travelling through an air defence zone Beijing has declared over the East China Sea, in line with U.S. government advice. The United States said on Friday it expected U.S. carriers to operate in line with so-called notices to airmen issued by foreign …

  • China claims victory over negative energy on the Internet

    Christian Science Monitor – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    A man use his iPad inside a local coffee shop in downtown Shanghai November 28. China’s campaign against online rumors, which critics say is crushing free speech, has been highly successful in ‘cleaning’ the Internet, a top official of the country’s internet regulator said on …

  • China Announces Its Full Support of Palestinian Move Date 2482011 Time 2334

    Arabic News – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    China Announces Its Full Support of Palestinian Move Date : 24/8/2011 Time : 23:34 Palestine-China, Politics, 8/26/2011 The Chinese Middle East envoy to the peace process, Wu Sike, transferred on Wednesday a message from the Chinese leadership confirming China’s full support for the Palestinian UN bid in a meeting with Presidential General Secretary, Tayyeb Abdul Rahim, in the …

  • The UK appears to give in to China on issue of Dalai Lama visit

    Global Post – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    David Cameron was expected to travel to China last autumn, but didn’t go after a visit from the Dalai Lama, with Beijing saying the UK must ‘correct the …

  • Bizarre Things With Chinese Characteristics Of The Week

    Forbes – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    Disposable scalpel blade, size 20 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Heard of bring your own device? That applies to medical operations too in a hospital in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province. Last week a patient was asked to purchase her own scalpel for a wrist surgery. The doctor “kindly” introduced a medical device supplier, who sold the scalpel, supposedly imported from Germany, for RMB 1,000 to …

  • Chilling effect China declares victory in war to control online speech

    Daily Dot – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    Earlier this year, the Chinese government launched its biggest-ever clampdown against online speech, arresting dozens of people for spreading “rumours” and holding closed-door meetings with some of the country’s most influential bloggers. Now Beijing …

  • Nigerians art explores Africa in China

    China Post Online – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    BEIJING — Ajike “Saint Jerry” Njoku says he wants to reveal the largely untold journey that African immigrants have undertaken in China over the past …

  • Twenty million dollar China Trip

    Radio Jamaica – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    Just under J$20 million was spent on Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller’s official trip to China in August. The figure of $19.68 million was disclosed in the Senate on Friday by A.J Nicholson, Leader of Government Business in the Senate. Senator Nicholson was responding to questions from Senator Robert Montague on the Prime Minister’s trip. He revealed that the money covered the …

  • More provocation Chinese state media reiterates claim on Arunachal Pradesh

    India Today – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    China on Saturday urged India not to aggravate problems on the border shared by the two nations, a day after the Indian president toured a disputed region and called it an integral part of the country.The two countries, which fought a brief border war in 1962, only last month signed a pact to ensure that differences on the border do not spark a confrontation.But Indian President Pranab …

  • HIV infections among Chinese youths rise

    China Daily – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    /enpproperty–> BEIJING – The share of young people around the age of twenty in all HIV infections in China almost doubled from 2008 to 2012, with male-to-male sex as the prominent contributing factor, a senior health official has said. “Among all HIV cases reported across the country last year, 1.7 percent were Chinese youths aged between 15 and 24, up from the 0.9 percent in 2008, and …

  • India China spar over Arunachal Pradesh

    NDTV – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    New Delhi/Shanghai: China on Saturday urged India not to aggravate problems on the border shared by the two nations, a day after President Pranab Mukherjee toured Arunachal Pradesh and called it an integral part of the country.The two countries, which fought a brief border war in 1962, only last month signed a pact to ensure that differences on the border do not spark a confrontation.But Mr …

  • In Honor of the Chinese ADIZ Todays Novelty Aviation Footage

    The Atlantic – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    The planning behind, and consequences of, China’s expansion of its Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ, in the East China Sea remain obscure. Of the various attempts to explain it, for now I like Robert Kelly’s …

  • China To Launch Change-3 Lunar Lander With Yutu Moon Rover Monday

    IBTimes – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    A China-made lunar rover makes its debut during an exchange on space technology between China and the United Kingdom in Shanghai on March 31, …

  • Washington Asks US Carriers To Comply With China’s Air Defense Zone Rules

    IBTimes – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    A helicopter of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force lifts off from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during Annual Exercise 2013, at sea in this November 27, 2013 handout provided by the U.S. Navy. While the U.S. Navy would not confirm the exact coordinates, they were able to say the event took place, at one point at least, some 300 kilometers (186 miles) south east of Japan’s …

  • South Korea studies ways to expand its air defense zoneSouth Korean officials said they are studying expanding the countrys air defense zone after China refused to modify its wider air zone in the East China Sea.

    Middle East Times – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    South Korean officials said they are studying expanding the country’s air defense zone after China refused to modify its wider air zone in the East China Sea.Discussions have progressed to a point where officials are considering the extent of South Korea’s adjusted defendable air zone, and how to notify neighboring countries once a decision is made, an unidentified government official …

  • China’s online markets give economic refuge to the poor and nonconformists

    Globe and Mail – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    Chen Honglei, a 26-year-old courier with Jingdong, also known as JD.com, China’s second largest e-commerce company rings the bell of an apartment where he is making a delivery, in Beijing, November 20, 2013. The rise of e-commerce is giving economic refuge to the poor and nonconformists in China. …

  • F-Secure Snowden Files Prove America China Surveillance Equals

    Forbes – Saturday 30th November, 2013

    The NSA spy scandal, revealed by Edward Snowden, threatens to draw divisions between Europe and the United States. Finnish security company F-Secure’s CTO of cloud content, Santeri Kangas, has said there needs to be …

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    China News.Net Wednesday 27th November, 2013

    Japan joined the foray Wednesday and flew their planes through a new Chinese airspace defense zone.

    The defiant moves by Japan and its ally the US raised ante over a territorial dispute involving Beijing and Tokyo and challenged China demarcating new air defense zone over a large part of the East China Sea.

    The US has said that the bombers were on a training-mission and were not flown in defiance of China’s new defense manoeuvre. But it was still a clear indication that the US has refused to recognise China’s new territorial claims made over the weekend.

    According to media reports, the two unarmed bombers took off from their home base in Guam and returned after flying through the skies claimed by China as its new air defense zone.

    The bombers were in the zone for less than an hour, thundering across the Pacific skies during midday there, US officials said.

    They added that the aircraft encountered no problems and were not monitored by Chinese officials.

    China’s defence ministry in a statement said its “air force monitored the entire course of the US bombers, identified them in a timely way, and ascertained the type of US aircraft”.

    “China will identify all aircraft activity in East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone”, it added.

    “China has the ability to effectively manage and control the relevant air zone.”

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said China’s move to demarcate new air zone appeared to be an attempt to change the status quo in the East China Sea.

    “This will raise regional tensions and increase the risk of miscalculation, confrontation and accidents,” Psaki told reporters.

    At a regular briefing Wednesday, a journalist asked a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman if Beijing is concerned it will now be seen as a “paper tiger”, according to the BBC.

    “I want to emphasize that the Chinese government has enough resolution and capability to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and security,” the spokesman, Qin Gang replied.

    Nov 252013
     
  • KRQE – Monday 25th November, 2013

    BEIJING (AP) — A roof collapse probably caused by a blizzard has killed nine people at a food processing factory in northeast China, state media and an official said Tuesday.The nine people were killed during the lunchtime collapse at the plant in Mudanjiang city in Heilongjiang province on Monday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Citing emergency officials, Xinhua said the collapse …

  • Chinese navys Rear Admiral attends Galle Dialogue Maritime Conference in Sri Lanka

    Global Times – Monday 25th November, 2013

    Chinese navy’s Rear Admiral Guan Jianguo (R) attends the Galle Dialogue Maritime Conference in Sri Lanka’s southern port city of Galle, on Nov. 25, 2013. (Xinhua/Gayan …

  • Chinese vice FM attends UN conference on corruption in Panama

    Global Times – Monday 25th November, 2013

    Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin delivers a speech during the 5th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, in Panama City, capital of Panama, on Nov. 25, 2013. The 5th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) opened Monday in Panama’s capital, with a call to develop a coalition to promote a …

  • Arrests over China oil explosion

    The Guardian – Monday 25th November, 2013

    oil refiner, Sinopec, following an oil pipeline blast that ripped through residential and commercial roads in an eastern port city, killing at least 55 people.A statement late on Monday from the local authority that overseas Qingdao city’s economic and technological development zone said two of its employees were also in police custody.Three more bodies were found on the scene Monday, …

  • Two dead 24 missing after ships sink off east China

    Global Times – Monday 25th November, 2013

    Two sailors were confirmed dead and 24 are missing after two ships sank in separate accidents off the coast of east China’s Shandong Province, local authorities said Monday. A cargo ship “XINGLONGZHOU65,” registered in east China’s Zhejiang Province, sank off Yantai City around 9 p.m. Sunday, leaving 12 sailors missing, the Shandong Maritime Safety Administration said. To …

  • Chinas Change-2 lunar probe travels 60 mln km

    Global Times – Monday 25th November, 2013

    Lunar probe Chang’e-2 is more than 60 million kilometers away from Earth and has become China’s first man-made asteroid, a spokesperson said Tuesday.Still in good condition, Chang’e-2 is heading for deep space and is expected to travel as far as 300 million km from Earth, the longest voyage of any Chinese spacecraft, Wu Zhijian of the State Administration for Science, Technology …

  • Taiwan market CHT to include small cells RRHs in 4G infrastructure says paper

    Digitimes – Monday 25th November, 2013

    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will adopt small cells and RRHs (remote radio heads) for its 4G mobile communication infrastructure in addition to base station equipment, the Chinese-language …

  • Not necessary for LG to shrink smartphone operations say Taiwan makers

    Digitimes – Monday 25th November, 2013

    LG Electronics will reportedly adjust its overall business operations through a shift in operational resources from smartphones to LCD TVs. Taiwan-based players in the smartphone supply chain hold the opinion that LG does not need to downsize its smartphone business but instead needs to strike a balance between shipments and gross margins and integrate its marketing for smartphones, tablets and …

  • 2 dead 13 injured after E China scaffold collapse

    China Daily – Monday 25th November, 2013

    /enpproperty–> NANJING – Two workers were killed and 13 others injured when a scaffold collapsed at a construction site in East China’s Jiangsu province on Monday, said local authorities on Tuesday. The accident happened around 4 pm Monday in Peixian county of Xuzhou city, said the report by the county government. An investigation is …

  • Shanghai launches carbon trading scheme

    CNBC – Monday 25th November, 2013

    Charles Yonts ,Head of Sustainable Research at CLSA says the carbon scheme is a way for Beijing to consolidate industrial firms and close down inefficient steel …

  • Losing ties with The Gambia may be a blessing in disguise for Taiwan

    Asia News Network – Monday 25th November, 2013

    The Gambia broke diplomatic relations with Taiwan on November 15, when President Yahya Jammeh announced the termination of ties between Banjul and Taipei for “reasons of national strategic interest”. Well, that national strategic interest was none other than more money from Taiwan, which it can’t afford. So, Taipei had to declare the end of its official relationship with Banjul …

  • Cold front to chill central E China

    China.org.cn – Monday 25th November, 2013

    A strong cold front sweeping central and eastern China will bring temperatures down by up to 10 degrees Celsius over the coming three days, the country’s national observatory forecast on …

  • Golden Horse Awards have grown bigger than Taiwan

    Asia News Network – Monday 25th November, 2013

    The Golden Horse Awards last Saturday celebrated its 50th birthday at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei. Over a hundred internationally renowned directors, actors, actresses, and filmmakers from Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and other countries walked down the red carpet and together marked a historic moment. Audiences, perhaps, are still caught up in reminiscing about the …

  • China Japan summons envoys over air ID zone dispute

    Asia News Network – Monday 25th November, 2013

    China and Japan summoned each other’s ambassadors for a verbal dressing down as the war of words over Beijing’s new air defence zone grew more heated, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weighed in for the first time. The Chinese ambassador to Tokyo got an earful from Japanese officials over China’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) covering the East China Sea, which includes a …

  • Nine arrested over China oil pipeline blast

    TVNZ – Monday 25th November, 2013

    Oil pipeline blasts in China kill 44 Police have detained seven employees of China’s largest oil refiner, Sinopec, following last week’s oil pipeline blast that killed at least 55 people when it ripped through residential and commercial roads in an eastern port city. Two Qingdao city employees also were in police custody, according to a statement from local authorities. Three more …

  • Factory roof collapses in China killing nine

    Times of India – Monday 25th November, 2013

    food processing factory in northeast China , state media and an official said on Tuesday. The nine people were killed during the lunchtime collapse at the plant in Mudanjiang city in Heilongjiang province on Monday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Citing emergency officials, Xinhua said the collapse probably was caused by blizzards. A man from the local emergency response office …

  • Hong Kong stocks open flat

    Sky News – Monday 25th November, 2013

    Hong Kong shares have opened flat in quiet regional trade following a soft lead from Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index on Tuesday dipped 9.08 points to 23,675.37.Chinese shares were up slightly in morning trade on selective buying but liquidity concerns might cap gains, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.15 per cent, or 3.24 points, to …

  • 9 detained after oil pipeline blasts in China killed at least 55

    Vancouver Sun – Monday 25th November, 2013

    In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, soldiers clear debris after a leaking pipeline caught fire and exploded in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China’s Shandong Province, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Police have detained seven employees of China’s largest oil refiner, Sinopec, following Friday’s blast that ripped through residential and commercial roads in the …

  • China prepares to roll out �Jade Rabbit’ on moon surface

    The Standard – Monday 25th November, 2013

    (1 hr 9 mins ago) China will launch its maiden probe to land on the moon early next month, state media said. The lunar rover will be named ‘;Jade Rabbit” reflecting Chinese folklore. The name derives from an ancient Chinese myth about a white rabbit on the moon as the pet of Chang’e, the lunar goddess who swallowed a pill of immortality. Ouyang Ziyuan, head of the lunar …

  • India to strengthen Andaman and Nicobar Command to take on China

    NDTV – Monday 25th November, 2013

    New Delhi : As the race for the Indian Ocean region heats up with India, China and the United States trying to dominate the region, South Block is all set to hand over the controls of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) – India’s strategic outpost in the Bay of Bengal – to the Indian Navy.The ANC was set up 13 years ago following the Kargil Committee report, partly to buy peace among the …

  • Qualcomm is focus of antitrust investigation in China

    Associated Press – Monday 25th November, 2013

    China’s National Development and Reform Commission has advised that specific details of the investigation are confidential, chip maker Qualcomm …

  • China to launch Change-3 lunar probe in December

    Times of India – Monday 25th November, 2013

    Chang’e-3, encompassing a lander and a moon rover, will mark the first time for a Chinese spacecraft to soft-land on the surface of an extraterrestrial …