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  • China urges state firms to guard against overseas corruption risks

    CHINA, 2017/12/26 China’s corruption watchdog on Monday urged its state-owned enterprises (SOE) to guard against the risk of corruption in their overseas entities, saying it was a key task of every company’s Communist Party cell. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said it had published guidance instructing state firms to deal with such risks that could arise from their overseas personnel and decision-making.
  • Zambia Police chief withdraws Chinese officers after public outcry

    CHINA, 2017/12/20 Zambia’s inspector general of police Kakoma Kanganja has cancelled the induction of eight Chinese nationals as police reservists. The cancellation made on Tuesday morning followed the outrage and shock expressed by Zambians following the circulation of images showing the induction. The induction was conducted yesterday at a ceremony characterized by fanfare.
  • 5 charts that show how China is spending billions in foreign aid

    CHINA, 2017/10/14 China's foreign aid is sharply in focus this week with an unprecedented new data trove showing the country's growing global reach and detailing how Beijing spends its cash. In recent decades, the world's second largest economy has evolved from an aid recipient to a net aid donor. But a lack of official information on China's development activities had prevented the international community from understanding where and how the country spends its foreign aid. That's because the government considers its international development finance program to be a "state secret," according to AidData, a research lab at Virginia-based College of William & Mary.
  • Are Japan and China competing in the Middle East?

    CHINA, 2017/04/28 Over the years, China and Japan have followed very different paths of involvement in the Middle East. The one policy that both nations have consistently shared though is steering well clear of the region’s politics and conflicts. This is starting to change. A navy soldier (L) of People's Liberation Army (PLA) stands guard as Chinese citizens board the naval ship ‘Linyi’ at a port in Aden, Yemen, 29 March 2015. (Photo: Reuters/Stringer). China and Japan are both highly dependent on Middle Eastern energy sources and are interested in expanding their economic interests in this area. Both nations are as well trying to strengthen their political stance in the region and become additional involved in large power Middle East politics.
  • Shenzhen plans China's tallest skyscraper

    CHINA, 2016/09/04 Move aside Shanghai Tower, there's a new large boy in the town. Shenzhen, China's southern city neighboring Hong Kong, has announced a plan to build a skyscraper as high as 739 meters on the old site of Huanyu Tower in the newly designed Caiwuwei central financial district. If the plan goes through it means the new skyscraper over overtake 632-meter-tall Shanghai Tower to become the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, according to the website of Luohu district of Shenzhen on Aug 9.
  • Canada to open seven new visa offices in China

    CHINA, 2016/09/02 The Canadian government will open seven additional visa application centres in China to help serve a growing number of Chinese tourists who are crossing the Pacific to explore Canada. The two nations confirmed the agreement Thursday in a joint statement that followed the initial leg of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s official visit to China.
  • Joint China-EU diplomatic efforts have yielded important early results.

    CHINA, 2016/01/13 On 20 December 2015, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave an interview to Chinese media during his visit to Cyprus and commented on China’s diplomacy and China-Europe relations in 2015. He said that the year 2015 has witnessed comprehensive evolution in China’s diplomacy. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN) and the 70th anniversary of the victory of the World War II. For the cause of human development and evolution, this is an significant year in inheriting the completed and ushering someday.
  • Japan And South Korea Heal Historical Wounds

    CHINA, 2016/01/03 Six decades since the end of World War II and despite several changes in world politics and as well in the Northeast Asia, the issue of “comfort women” continued to haunt Japan’s relations with its neighbour, South Korea. The Korean people are unable to forget the atrocities committed by the Japanese military during the long colonial policy from 1910-1945 over all Korean peninsula. The issue is too emotive in South Korea. In particular, what hurts the Korean people most is that a lot of Korean women, a euphemistic expression for sex slaves called as “comfort women” or “ianfu” as the Japanese called them, were forced to work as prostitutes by Japan’s Imperial armed forces during World War II. Japan refused to pay individual compensation for the wrongs committed. This unresolved issue, an unfortunate wartime aberration, was finally buried to the dustbin of history, at the same time as the foreign ministers of both Japan and South Korea announced an agreement on 28 December 2015 during Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit to Seoul.1 To further assuage the feeling and applying balm of sort, Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo telephoned President Park Geun-hye and offered Japan’s “faithful apology and remorse from the bottom of his heart” over the issue. With this, a new era seemed to have dawned in relations between the two nations. Though Japanese leaders had offered apology in the completed, the South Koreans always felt the lack of sincerity, as perceptions are hard to change. This time Abe offered apology to the former “comfort women” and committed his government to finance a 1 billion yen (US$ 8.3 million) aid fund for the aging survivors to be set up by South Korea. Kishida and his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se resolved that both the governments will confirm that “the comfort women issue will be settled in a final and irreversible manner” so long as Japan faithfully follows through on its promises.
  • Xi presents gift carrying message of peace to UN in show of support

    CHINA, 2015/09/28 Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday presented a appropriate gift to the United Nations (UN) in New York in a show of China's emphasis on and support to the multilateral institution. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the Chinese government decided to give the "Zun of Peace", an ancient Chinese-styled wine container, to the UN as a gift, Xi said during a presentation ceremony attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Modeled next Chinese ancient bronze artifacts "Zun" using cloisonne technique, the gift illustrates the importance China attaches to the UN and its support to the world body, said Xi, adding the gift as well embodies the best wishes of over 1.3 billion Chinese people to the institution.
  • Ageing population in China creates business opportunities,

    CHINA, 2015/04/11 In Confucian philosophy it is taken for granted that children will look next their parents. In 21st-century China, things are proving to be very different. With most adults working full time, plus the demographic issues resulting from the one-child policy, the country presents a fascinating case for those interested in the social and economic challenges of ageing populations, not to mention the business opportunities. For just this reason Florian Kohlbacher moved to China in August next 11 years studying demographic change in Japan — almost 50 % of the people of Japan is aged 50 or older. Presently he is associate professor of marketing and innovation at the International Business School Suzhou, part of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, where he will chief up the Research Institute on Ageing and Society. The business school will take the lead in the institute to focus on the business implications of people ageing, though at least 10 other departments, inclunding public health, architecture and industrial design, will be involved,