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June 20 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Ai Weiwei barred from Chinese court in tax case

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The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was denied his day in court on Wednesday after dozens of police officers barricaded first his home in Beijing and then the court house itself. Mr Ai, 54, claims that Beijing’s tax bureau breached Chinese law when it fined him 15 million yuan (£1.5 million) in unpaid back taxes and … Continue reading »

China defends curbs on rare earths

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China on Wednesday defended its export curbs on rare earths used in high-tech products as an environmental measure and rejected a World Trade Organisation challenge by the United States, Europe and Japan. A Cabinet official rejected complaints Beijing is using the environment as an excuse to support fledgling Chinese producers of lightweight magnets and other … Continue reading »

People’s Daily advocates pragmatism and low profile for China’s leaders

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Pragmatic and low profile is reported to be a precise description of the current top leaders in China. They have scored great achievements in high economic growth, further liberation of the economy, establishment of the rule of law and publicising the ideas of “putting the people first.,” according to the report. Also in the Chinese … Continue reading »

The Anonymous Chinese blogger and the Jasmine revolution

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Today, more than 485 million people use the internet in China. Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, boasts over 300 million registered users. Admittedly, a large proportion of Chinese netizens surf the net as a means of entertainment, but for many others, the Internet is a very useful tool for finding and sharing information about … Continue reading »

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