BEIJING - Chinese
leaders are scrambling to shore up public confidence and oversight of
the pharmaceutical industry after a rabies vaccine maker (Changchun
Changsheng Life Sciences) was found
faking records, the latest in a slew of public health and safety
scandals that have outraged Chinese parents.
Silk Road project funding
BEIJING - Chinese
President Xi Jinping pledged $124B for his new Silk Road plan to forge
a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the
abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games.
and Road Initiative
Silk Road vision laid out
EU blow to Silk Road plan
Trap or an opportunity?
AidData's Chinese finance dataset 2000-2014
Human rights question
OTTAWA - China's foreign minister berated a
journalist during a visit to Canada for asking an
'irresponsible' question about China's human rights record.
Your question is full of prejudice
This is totally unacceptable
Official angered by question
Demanding foreign minister
Canada expressed dissatisfaction
Foreign NGO Management Law
Meeting official accused of torture
TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne
kicked up a small media storm by excluding the press from her meeting
with a man accused of presiding over torture and murder, and who is
now facing two investigations for his malfeasance in China.
Torture in police detention
BEIJING - The torture of
suspects in police detention is widespread in China with implements
like spiked rods and torture chairs regularly deployed to extract
confessions, a report alleges.
Torture and forced confessions
DAR ES SALAAM
Yang Feng Glan, 66, a Chinese woman
dubbed the 'ivory queen' for her alleged leadership of one of Africa's
ivory smuggling rings has been captured
Elephant Action League,
Behind elephant meltdown
officials and Chinese gangs
HONG KONG - 19,000 suspects have been arrested in a drive against
organized-crime in China,
gangs were increasingly expanding into mainland China.
50,000 arrested including 31,000 'drug
Reshaping the shadow economy
Hong Kong property tycoon
Chi-chung and his brother Gerald have made international headlines
with their record-breaking $350M donation to
Harvard University's School of Public Health.
- More than 3,000 police officers descended on a southern Chinese
village notorious for making
crystal meth. (LA
be an Arctic player
BEIJING - China doesn't own
a single centimetre of Arctic coastline, nor does it belong to the
Arctic Council. But that's not expected to keep China from becoming a
player in Arctic affairs. (Toronto Star)
PLA officer urges challenging US dominance
Imagine a society in which you are rated by
the government on your trustworthiness. Your 'citizen score' follows
you wherever you go. A high score allows you access to faster internet
service or a fast-tracked visa to Europe. If you make political posts
online without a permit, or question or contradict the government's
official narrative on current events, however, your score decreases.
MP acted as intermediary
TORONTO - Businessman Xiao Hua Gong, also
known as Edward Gong, was arrested and the OSC has charged him.
On June 1, Liberal MP Geng Tan acted
as an intermediary for Mr. Gong, who at the time was under criminal
investigation by the RCMP, OSC and China's Ministry of Public Security
in connection with a $466M pyramid scheme.
(Globe & Mail)
OSC charges Xiao Hua Gong
SHANGHAI - A BC husband and wife are facing
10 years to life imprisonment in China for allegedly under-reporting
the value of wine (Lulu
Island Winery) they export to that
BEIJING - A fearsome organ of internal
shuanggui has roots in both imperial
Chinese practices and Soviet institutions of party control. Local
lawyers call it a form of 'family rule' for Communist members. Critics
liken it to mob justice, a system with little oversight, prone to
abuse, even as it has taken on a central role in a sweeping anti-graft
effort that has been a hallmark of Xi Jinping's presidency.
(Globe & Mail)
BEIJING - China's ruling Communist Party
announced that the country will start allowing all married
couples to have 2 children.
- Canada's outspoken
contestant said she was barred from entering China to take part in
this year's pageant in the southern island province of Hainan.
Lin 'persona non grata'
Canada left out
FBI evidence error
Federal agents had claimed they had
evidence that Dr
sent the secret blueprints for a sophisticated US device called a
'pocket heater' to Chinese scientists.
But months after the physics
professor was led away in handcuffs from Temple University, where he
works, the FBI admitted the blueprints they found were not for the
heater at all - but for a totally innocuous gadget.
Confucius Institute agreement
TORONTO - Briefing notes reveal that
trustees of the Toronto District School Board were not informed
regarding key aspects of the recently opened
Institute, including the fact that
instructors are trained to self-censor topics that are politically
taboo in China.
(Globe & Mail)
of media control
From newspapers and magazines to
satellite television and radio stations, China is investing heavily in
African media. (Globe & Mail)
Money laundering scheme
- Prosecutors in Florence are seeking to prosecute 297 people and the
Bank of China for illicit financial
activities, including money laundering and tax evasion.
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