Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category
Posted by Author on June 2, 2013
By Gordon G. Chang and James A. Lyons Jr-
This spring, China’s navy accepted the Pentagon’s invitation to participate in the 2014 Rim of the Pacific — RIMPAC — naval exercise to be held off Hawaii. This will be the first time China takes part in the biennial event. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on January 29, 2013
A Chinese magazine dedicated to history has been forced to halt the release of a February issue that was to chronicle Taiwan’s democratic transformation, a Shanghai-based newspaper reported yesterday.
“National History” magazine, published by the state-run Chengdu Xianfeng Culture Media Co. based in Sichuan province, had compiled a series of articles authored by Taiwanese writers for a special February edition titled “Taiwan’s Foot,” the Oriental Daily News reported. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on November 12, 2011
NEW YORK--A Vietnamese court sentenced two Falun Gong practitioners to jail Thursday for broadcasting uncensored news programs via radio into China, according to their lawyer and media reports. Meanwhile, police reportedly beat and detained other Falun Gong practitioners who had quietly gathered outside the courtroom for a sit-in to protest the trial.
Mr. Vu Duc Trung, a 31-year-old CEO of a high-tech company, and his 36-year-old brother-in-law Mr. Le Van Thanh were sentenced in Hanoi to 3 and 2 years in prison, respectively. The pair have been in custody for 17 months, which will be subtracted from their sentence. The trial lasted half a day and sources close to the case say the verdict appeared to have been predetermined in advance.
“I said Vietnam does not have any law that bans Falungong, so we cannot put them on trial,” their lawyer Tran Dinh Trien told Agence France Press. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on August 23, 2011
Some 3,000 to 4,000 Chinese-made military trucks and jeeps entered North Korea last month, it was confirmed Monday. According to video clips obtained by the Chosun Ilbo, over 100 military trucks and jeeps made in China went to North Korea everyday last month after going through customs in Dandong.
There were eight video clips of varying lengths ranging from two minutes to 16 minutes. The footage shows Chinese-produced military vehicles standing in the 10,000 sq.m parking lot of the Dandong customs office waiting to be cleared along with other civilian cars, and two-story trailers loaded with military vehicles waiting on the side road to enter the customs office. A local source in Dandong said, “Normally, all Chinese-made vehicles going into North Korea were civilian, but in July, a massive number of military cars went to North Korea.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on July 1, 2011
Without fuss or ceremony representatives of New Tang Dynasty Asia Pacific and Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) inked a new contract on June 27, assuring that NTD AP will continue broadcasting via satellite to Asia, including mainland China. Backers of the station say the new deal closes one chapter on the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ongoing attempts to cut off NTD AP’s influence on the Chinese people.
The contract signing ended a controversy that began in early April when CHT abruptly informed NTD AP it would not renew the station’s contract to broadcast on CHT’s satellite—a refusal that NTD AP characterized as illegal under Taiwan telecommunications law. NTD, the global network to which NTD AP belongs, is a media partner of The Epoch Times. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Asia, China, Communication, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Media, News, NTDTV, Satellite, Taiwan, Technology, TV / film, World | Comments Off on Taiwan satellite carrier agrees to renew independent TV station’s contract
Posted by Author on June 29, 2011
[Ruey-lan Chang, CEO of NTD Asia Pacific]:
“On behalf of all of NTD AP’s staff, I’d like to thank Taiwan’s main and opposition parties, and the support from various channels, in helping NTD AP secure service with the ST-2 Satellite, which has state protection.”
On Tuesday, CEO of NTD Asia Pacific Ruey-lan Chang announced the renewal of its contract with Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom. It was signed on Monday evening. It ensures that our partner station will continue to broadcast NTD’s programming to the region, and to parts of mainland China. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on May 21, 2011
SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il headed on Saturday to southern China on day two of a trip which experts said was aimed at showing he was still in charge of the impoverished and starving communist state.
Kim inspected a car factory in the northeastern city of Changchun before heading southwest, news reports said.
Previous trips by Kim Jong-Il to China have been shrouded in secrecy, with state-controlled media in both countries reporting them only after they end. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on May 18, 2011
WASHINGTON—Lawmakers in the United States, Hong Kong, and Taiwan believe the Chinese Communist regime is responsible for a move that would potentially bar New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television from broadcasting to mainland China. They are asking the government of Taiwan to act to protect press freedom.
In a letter to Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher wrote, “The democratic government of Taiwan should be encouraging the spread of ideas favoring freedom and traditional values across the strait.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Asia, China, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Media, News, NTDTV, People, Politics, Press freedom, Speech, Taiwan, World | Comments Off on Legislators Seek to Protect Independent TV Broadcasts to China
Posted by Author on May 17, 2011
UNITED NATIONS — Western nations on Tuesday raised concerns about “loopholes” in North Korea nuclear sanctions in the first UN Security Council talks on a report which said the North was sharing missile technology with Iran.
China has objected to the report, which implies that the banned dealings are being carried out through China. But it has asked for more time to decide whether to formally block publication, diplomats said. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on March 12, 2011
By Sophia Fang & Gisela Sommer, Epoch Times Staff-
Three South Korean diplomats at the consulate in Shanghai are allegedly involved in a sex-for-favors scandal with a 33-year-old married Chinese woman, said by some news sources to be the granddaughter of the late Deng Xiaoping, China’s former paramount leader. Korean reports indicate the woman has obtained classified information including the phone numbers of high-ranking Korean officials.
Mrs. Deng Xinmin is married to a Korean national, referred to as Mr. J., who works in Shanghai. Mr. J. contacted authorities after he discovered sensitive information on his wife’s USB stick. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Asia, China, East China, News, People, Politics, shanghai, South Korea, spy, Women, World | 1 Comment »
Posted by Author on February 11, 2011
By Qin Xin, Epoch Times Staff, Feb 11, 2011-
On Feb. 8, the two Koreas resumed discussions in Panmunjom, where stalemated peace talks ended the Korean War 60 years ago. Although time has long since cleared the smoke of the war, the vast majority of Chinese people are still deceived by the lies about the war invented by the Chinese Communists, as that is all that is written in Mainland China’s textbooks.
But after some casual chats about the Korean War with an elderly overseas Chinese some surprising inside information has come to light. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Asia, China, history, military, News, Politics, World | 1 Comment »
Posted by Author on February 9, 2011
By Rich Chang, Staff Reporter, The Taipei Times-
A general has been arrested over claims he spied for China, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced yesterday, as it scrambled to limit the damage from what it called the worst espionage case in 50 years.
Wang Ming-wo (王明我), acting director of the General Political Warfare Bureau, told a press conference yesterday that Major General Lo Hsien-che (羅賢哲), head of communications and electronic information at the Army Command Headquarters, was detained on Jan. 25.
Agents from national security bureaus and military prosecutors searched Lo’s office and room in the Army Command Headquarters and his residence and seized confidential documents, Wang said. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on January 20, 2011
BUSAN, South Korea— After a last minute court ruling by a judge in Busan, efforts by the Chinese regime to stop Shen Yun Performing Arts from playing in South Korea have come up empty.
The show in Busan had been cancelled due to pressure from Chinese consular officials, in spite of the show’s hosts, the South Korean Falun Dafa Association, having a valid contract for the theater.
But after a court ruling delivered seven hours before showtime on Jan. 19, the first of three shows in Busan went ahead as planned. These are the debut shows in a tour that also visits Daegu and Goyang in South Korea, and cities in Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Arts, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Culture, Entertainment, Law, Life, News, performing arts, Politics, Shen Yun show, shows, South Korea, World | Comments Off on Chinese Regime Fails to Stop South Korean Shen Yun Shows, Court ruling overturns cancellation in Busan
Posted by Author on November 30, 2010
The Daily Telegraph, via Montreal Gazette, Nov. 29, 2010 –
North Korea has been secretly assisting Iran develop a weapons program under the auspices of the Chinese government, American officials believe.
The U.S. government has repeatedly asked the Chinese to stop shipments between the rogue states passing through Beijing airport, according to memos sent by both the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and her predecessor, Condoleezza Rice. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on November 30, 2010
AFP via Sydney Morning Herald, November 30, 2010 –
The White House has brushed aside China’s call for new six-nation talks on North Korea, saying it would amount to a “PR activity” unless Pyongyang changed its behaviour.
“The North Koreans need to demonstrate a seriousness of purpose in ending their aggressive behaviour,” spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Asia, China, News, Politics, USA, World | Comments Off on US knocks back China’s ‘PR’ talks call on North Korea
Posted by Author on November 30, 2010
Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) — South Korean President Lee Myung Bak vowed to make Kim Jong Il’s regime pay for military attacks as China sought talks to defuse tension on the Korean peninsula.
“It’s become clear that more patience and tolerance only leads to bigger provocations,” Lee said today in a national address from Seoul in which he apologized for the government’s weak response to the Nov. 23 shelling. “North Korea will be made to pay for any further provocation no matter what.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on November 30, 2010
washingtonpost.com, November 29, 2010 –
BEIJING — A senior North Korean official began a five-day visit to China on Tuesday amid heightened tensions following North Korea’s shelling of a South Korean island last week.
Chairman of North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly Choe Thae Bok arrived from Pyongyang, breezing past reporters at Beijing’s Capital Airport without comment. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on November 25, 2010
By Gao Zitan & Jiang Yuchan, Epoch Times Staff, Nov. 25, 2010 –
Following the bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island by North Korea, the international community condemned North Korea for this reckless, unprovoked attack, but Beijing merely expressed concern over the incident.
The failure to condemn the North Korean attack is part of Beijing’s strategy to use the attack to gain an advantage over the United States, analysts say. The Chinese regime seeks to force the United States to the negotiation table where it would seek concessions, in particular on exchange rates.
The deadly 2 hour, 10 minute, Nov. 23 artillery attack on South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island is the latest in a string of provocations by the North. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Asia, China, military, News, Politics, South Korea, World | Comments Off on Analysts: Chinese Regimes behind the North Korea’s Attack
Posted by Author on November 8, 2010
by Sue Lloyd-Roberts in Mae Hong Son, telegraph.co.uk, Nov. 8, 2010 –
Dam construction has seen thousands of Burmese villagers driven out of the country in a strategy that prepared the way for the first nationwide election in two decades on Sunday under a new constitution designed to bring military backed political parties to power.
Refugees from Burma flock across the Thai border in motley groups with bags on their backs and babies in their arms. At a refugee camp outside the town of Mae Hong Son, the numbers of ethnic Karen displaced are growing at a faster rate than at any time since military rule began in 1962.
“They are emptying villages faster than we can cope,” said Khu Htebu, the welfare officer. “They are destroying hundreds of villages. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Asia, Burma, China, News, Politics, World | Comments Off on Burma uses China investment to harass opponents