China plays down US support to Manila in South China Sea dispute
China’s official news agency, Xinhua, says that US President Barack Obama met Filipino President Benigno Aquino at the White House, and the two countries reiterated their commitment to strengthen their bilateral relations. The White House issued a statement after the meeting, stating that the US supports the Philippines’ efforts in establishing minimum-scale reliable defence. It … Continue reading »
China censors Chinese villains from Men in Black 3
Censors in Beijing cut the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Men in Black 3, by 13 minutes to remove all Chinese baddies from the film. The makers of Men in Black 3 might not have realised that setting parts of the film in New York’s Chinatown would cause offence on the other side of the world. But … Continue reading »
Demand in China, Hong Kong for investigation of June 4 leader’s bizarre death
Hong Kong’s Singtao Daily reports that since democracy movement leader Li Wangyang’s bizarre death in Shaoyang, Hunan, the authorities have urged his relatives to cremate Li’s body. However, the relatives have insisted that a detailed autopsy should be carried out in a lawyer’s presence. Li’s relatives and friends have already entrusted Guangzhou lawyer Tang Jingling … Continue reading »
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