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14 December 2011 Last updated at 19:16 GMT By Michael Bristow BBC News, Beijing New protests flared after the death of the village representative in custody A stand-off between villagers and the authorities is continuing in southern China's Guangdong province.
27 November 2011 Last updated at 22:32 ET Mr Lou said infrastructure spending was key to boosting global demand China Investment Corporation (CIC), is keen to invest in infrastructure development in the UK and other developed countries. Lou Jiwei, the head of CIC, wrote in the Financial Times that the fund was looking to participate in public-private-partnerships in the UK. The British government has been seeking to upgrade infrastructure in a bid to boost growth. CIC is China's main sovereign wealth fund.
Commerce, USTR and USDA welcome concrete results in trade negotiations, reiterate need to achieve greater market access for U.S. exportersChengdu, China â€“ Today marked the conclusion of the 22nd session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Chengdu, China. United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson co-chaired the JCCT along with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan.
A man set fire to himself in Tiananmen Square in Beijing last month in a dramatic incident that was not reported until now, the Telegraph reported . The moment was captured by a British tourist who took this photo on October 21. The Beijing Public Security Bureau confirmed the incident after being shown the pictures, the Telegraph said.
24 October 2011 Last updated at 01:11 GMT By Karishma Vaswani BBC News, Jakarta Asean Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan believes the threat from China is overstated If you are one of those people whose eyes glaze over when you hear the words China, Asean and free trade - do not worry, you are not alone. But it bears some thinking about.
Hypocrisy is the defining element in all the wrangling over China ’s currency. The debate seems deceptively simple: As China booms and America implodes, how much blame does Beijing’s undervalued currency get for chronic U.S. unemployment? China says none -- it’s a developing nation and needs to create the hundreds of millions of jobs to keep the peace and satisfy its citizens. A vocal chorus in Washington says China’s trade advantage hogs all the growth. The trouble with these disparate views is that they are both partly correct.
A human rights group , which is suing Cisco , says it has found new evidence proving the tech giant tailored its technology to enable torture and tracking of Chinese people. The Human Rights Law Foundation said that it has evidence that Cisco trained Chinese officials in how to spy on net users. Cisco has always claimed that it flogged standard technology to the regime. According to AP, this case is different to another one being bought against Cisco on behalf of Chinese political prisoners who claim they were tortured and suppressed thanks to technology and training provided to the Chinese Communist Party by the networking outfit. The Law Foundation claims that Cisco helped the Chinese government in monitoring and jailing members of the banned Falun Gong by helping to develop the "Golden Shield Project". The new evidence claims Cisco CEO John Chambers met with Jiang Zemin, who developed the campaign against Falun Gong, during the design and development of the Golden Shield.
The Beijing artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, who vanished into police custody on April 3 and did not emerge until June 22, is but the most famous Chinese activist to suffer an “enforced disappearance,” as human rights officials call such episodes. Experts say 2011 has seen a sharp and worrisome increase inside China of a security tactic that a United Nations international convention has sought to outlaw. Now China is answering complaints by rights activists that the disappearances of those and other Chinese are unlawful and potentially inhumane: It is rewriting the national criminal procedure code to make them legal.
Reporting from Beijing — A proposed change in the Chinese criminal code that would allow authorities to detain suspects for up to six months in a secret location is a dangerous step backward for the country, activists charged Saturday. The change would essentially enshrine what has become a common practice for silencing dissidents, many of whom have disappeared for months without formal charges being filed. Under the change, the suspects could be held without their family members or lawyers being notified. The proposed change in the law was disclosed last week in the respected Legal Daily.