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Missing in China: people who disappeared in China in 2018

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2018 was another terrible year for human rights in China. Between rehabilitation centers in Xinjiang, an ever more invasive and effective surveillance system, social control, a very heavy censorship, and an intensive propaganda, Xi Jinping's China has become a reference model for the authoritarian regimes, not only from the political point of view but also from the technological one. The past...

Abby Chen Appointed Head of Contemporary Art Department at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Abby Chen Appointed Head of Contemporary Art Department at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco has named Abby Chen, an internationally recognized curator, educator, writer and community organizer, to be the museum’s first head of department for contemporary art. She will be joining the Asian Art Museum on January 7, 2019. “We are delighted to welcome Abby to the team because she is, above all, a bridge-builder. She builds bridges...

The battle between Qualcomm and Apple in China

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A Chinese court ordered a ban on the sale of some old models produced by Apple in China for the violation of two Qualcomm patents. Both companies are based in California, but a significant part of their turnover is generated in China. The two patents concern the possibility of modifying photographs and navigating between applications with the touchscreen. Apple appealed against the...

Award-winning Chinese photojournalist Lu Guang detained in Xinjiang, says his wife

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Xu Xiaoli, Lu Guang's wife, says the photographer is missing and that she has not been able to contact him since November 3. Update: Photograher LuGuang’s family has recently received notification from the public security in Kasghar that Lu has been formally arrested but there is no written document and he can’t meet his lawyer & family. No...

“Princess Huawei”, Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the founder of Huawei, arrested in Canada, risks extradition to the United States

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Meng Wanzhou, 孟 晚 舟, chief financial officer of Chinese hi-tech giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States. Meng Wanzhou, also known by the name of Sabrina Meng and Cathy Meng, was arrested on December 1st in Vancouver, according to a spokesman for the Canadian justice department Ian McLeod. In addition to being a...

US-China trade war truce: Europe and Asia stock markets higher as Trump says China will halt new car tariffs

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The global equity markets on Monday reacted very well to the news coming from Buenos Aires, where the meeting between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump has just ended. Germany’s Dax jumped 2.6% while FTSE 100 index in London rose more than 2%, France’s CAC gained 2%, Spain’s Ibex rose 1.8% and Italy’s FTSE MiB gained 1.9%. In Asia, the Shanghai composite...

Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival 2018

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Dazzling Masterpieces Light up Hong Kong’s Winter Sky There is no better time to visit Hong Kong than this winter, as its skies and shores will become even more radiant than ever during this festive season, thanks to a sparkling lineup of light-filled festivities organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) between 29 November 2018 and 24 February 2019. Visitors...

How Will China’s Cryptocurrency Clampdown Play Out?

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It's fair to say that when it comes to heavy-handed monetary policy, China is no stranger. Amid a turbulent year which has seen the PBC (People's Bank of China) impose some of the strictest currency controls in recent memory in an attempt to stave off depreciation of the Yuan, as well as somewhat blunt attempts to steady the markets amid...

At least 22 dead in an explosion at a chemical plant in China

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An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China has killed at least 22 people and destroyed many vehicles. The explosion occurred around midnight in a cargo area near a Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. plant, according to a statement issued by the Zhangjiakou government. Zhangjiakou is also a city where some competitions of the Winter Olympics of 2022 will...

Taiwan’s ruling party was handed a major defeat in local elections Saturday

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Taiwan Elections 2018 - On Saturday, elections were held in Taiwan to elect mayors of many cities and counties, and two referendums and the ruling party suffered a great defeat. The elections were seen as a referendum on the president's pro-independence policy. Immediately after the election result, President Tsai Ing-wen resigned from the presidency of the Progressive Democratic Party. She will...

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Missing in China: people who disappeared in China in 2018

2018 was another terrible year for human rights in China. Between rehabilitation centers in Xinjiang, an ever more invasive and effective surveillance system, social control,...
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