China, Vietnam: Hardened lines in the South China Sea
Tit-for-tat moves by China and Vietnam represent the latest indication that tensions could break into conflict over contested and potentially resource rich maritime areas in the South China Sea. Hanoi’s National Assembly late last month overwhelmingly passed a law that effectively declared sovereignty over areas of the Spratly and Paracel Islands, including territories claimed by … Continue reading »
China: Two Xinjiang hijackers die in hospital
China’s official newspaper The Global Times reports from Urumqi and Beijing: Six suspected hijackers aged 20 to 36 tried to hijack a flight from Hotan to Urumqi in China’s far west Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Friday, local authorities confirmed to the Global Times. Passengers including six policemen and the crew fought against the hijackers … Continue reading »
Sydney vies to be latest offshore yuan market
SCMP’s George Chen says on June 28, “Australia‘s main financial centre is in talks to follow London and Singapore, and Beijing and Hong Kong are said to be receptive to the idea”. An unidentified source says, “Beijing has made clear to Australian officials that although London has launched the first offshore yuan market outside Hong … Continue reading »
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