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Row on tarmac an awkward G20 start for U.S., China

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – A Chinese official confronted U.S. President Barack Obama’s national security adviser on the tarmac on Saturday prompting the Secret Service to intervene, an unusual altercation as China implements strict controls ahead of a big summit.

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China's powerful internet regulator has a new boss - Xu Lin
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China’s powerful internet regulator has a new boss – Xu Lin

Beijing’s appointed a new head to its powerful internet regulator. Xu Lin has publicly vowed to maintain the ruling Communist Party’s tight grip over cyberspace.

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Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), makes a statement after Britain voted to leave the European Union in London
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Chinese media criticise Brexit vote, but are optimistic on UK ties

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media on Saturday offered snide criticism of the negative consequences of democracy after Britain voted to leave the European Union, but vowed to stand by the “golden age” of Sino-British ties.

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Bookseller Lam Wing-kee takes part in a protest march with pro-democracy lawmakers and supporters in Hong Kong
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4000 Hong Kong protesters voice against China on bookseller detentions

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Over 4,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday to protest against China’s detention of five booksellers whose shop published gossipy books about Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping.

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Democracy is nothing to fear, Taiwan tells China on Tiananmen anniversary

(Reuters) – On the anniversary of China’s bloody crackdown on student-led protests in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Taiwan’s new president told China on Saturday that democracy is nothing to fear. Tsai Ing-wen said in a Facebook post on the 27th anniversary that Taiwan could serve as an example to China.

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