Mass protests in Hong Kong over China’s 15-year rule

More than 100,000 residents took the streets yesterday to protest against Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Beijing

Clifford Coonan The Independent [UK] 02 July 2012

More than 100,000 Hong Kong residents marched through the streets yesterday to protest against Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary […]

U.S. intel locked in tense debate over China succession

Bill Gertz Washington Free Beacon via World News Tribune 2/14/2012

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Washington on Monday as his future as China’s next supreme leader is the subject of a fierce debate within the U.S. government over whether he is under attack by a hardline nationalist faction within the ruling Communist Party.

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Harper Builds Oil Link With China After Obama Keystone ‘Slap’

Theophilos Argitis and Jeremy van Loon Bloomberg 1/25/2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is gaining support among Canadians for his plan to ship oilsands crude to China after President Barack Obama rejected TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Harper will meet President Hu Jintao in China next month, when […]

China’s Hu urges navy to prepare for combat

Robert Saiget AFP 12/6/2011

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday urged the navy to prepare for military combat, amid growing regional tensions over maritime disputes and a US campaign to assert itself as a Pacific power.

The navy should “accelerate its transformation and modernisation in a sturdy way, and make extended preparations for military combat […]

Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

US humiliated in eyes of Chinese by song used to inspire anti-Americanism

Matthew Robertson Epoch Times 1/22/2011

Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it. Chairman Hu Jintao recognized it as soon as he heard it. Patriotic Chinese Internet users were delighted as soon as they saw the videos online. Early morning TV viewers in […]

Chinese public kept in the dark on Hu Jintao’s human rights admission

Keith B. Richburg The Washington Post 1/20/2011

BEIJING – The BBC television report was airing a clip from Wednesday’s Obama-Hu news conference at the White House, on the touchy topic of human rights. “A lot still needs to be done . . . ,” Chinese President Hu Jintao started to say.

And then the television […]