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October 2014 - China Special Weapons News

  • China to Send Army Medics to Liberia to Fight Ebola: Foreign Ministry RIA Novosti 31 Oct 2014 -- China has promised to keep sending assistance to countries in West Africa fighting the Ebola virus outbreak and has trained 480 medical staff from the Chinese army to work on the disease in Liberia, the Director of Chinese Foreign Ministry's African Affairs Department said Friday.
  • Vietnam must be sincere over maritime disputes People's Daily 31 Oct 2014 -- Vietnamese boats have harassed the Chinese drilling platform on the South China Sea. Violent attacks in Vietnam have entailed great losses to China-funded enterprises and caused casualties among Chinese. The Sino-Vietnamese relationship has been damaged as a result of such confrontations.
  • China to Open Ebola Treatment Center in Liberia Within Month: Official RIA Novosti 31 Oct 2014 -- China is going to open an Ebola treatment center in Liberia in a month's time to help fight the deadly outbreak, the head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry's Africa Department said.
  • Party is not above Constitution People's Daily 31 Oct 2014 -- CPC is authorized to lead the nation and strengthen the rule of law, hence there is no contradiction between them
  • Defense spokesman dismisses aircraft carrier explosion report People's Daily 30 Oct 2014 -- Reports in foreign media of an explosion on board China's Liaoning aircraft carrier did 'not conform with the facts', Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told a regular press conference Thursday.
  • Prosecution against Xu Caihou shows CPC's zero-tolerance to corruption People's Daily 30 Oct 2014 -- The investigation surrounding graft suspect Xu Caihou, the former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), proves the Communist Party of China's commitment to fighting corruption, a defense ministry spokesman said Thursday.
  • Chinese military joins anti-Ebola aid efforts: DM spokesman People's Daily 30 Oct 2014 -- The Chinese military has joined the government's efforts to help African countries' fight against the Ebola virus, a defense ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
  • China stresses authority of Constitution, pledges judicial reform People's Daily 29 Oct 2014 -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee published the full text of last weeks' decision on the rule of law on Tuesday, along with an explanation by President Xi Jinping.
  • Xi promises an independent, fair judiciary People's Daily 29 Oct 2014 -- President Xi Jinping has warned of serious problems in China's judicial system and promised to deal with judicial injustice in a document published in Beijing on Tuesday.
  • Three Decades on, China Puts Focus Back on Constitution VOA 29 Oct 2014 -- It has been more than three decades since Communist-ruled China established its current constitution, but now the document is getting newfound attention under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping. At a recently concluded top-level meeting focused on building up the rule of law in China, the party announced a national day to celebrate the document would be held each year and officials will swear allegiance to it when they come into office.
  • Afghanistan's Ghani Visits China in First Official Trip VOA 28 Oct 2014 -- The presidents of China and Afghanistan have pledged long-term partnership between their nations, during the first state visit by Afghanistan's new leader Ashraf Ghani. Many Afghans are optimistic that increased diplomatic and economic engagement by China will help bring peace to their war-shattered country.
  • Xi says China adheres to socialist path in rule of law People's Daily 28 Oct 2014 -- President Xi Jinping said China will unswervingly follow the path of the socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics on Tuesday.
  • Ties between Party, rule of law the core issue: Xi People's Daily 28 Oct 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said the relations between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the rule of law is 'the core issue for the building of a country with the rule of law.'
  • Former Chinese military official admits taking bribes: Report Iran Press TV 28 Oct 2014 -- A former senior Chinese military official has confessed to receiving massive bribes, a report says.
  • Chinese, Indonesian paratroopers hold joint counter-terrorism drill People's Daily 27 Oct 2014 -- Paratroopers with the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and their Indonesian counterpart held a joint counter-terrorism drill on Monday.
  • China mulls laws on death penalty, counterespionage, anti-terrorism People's Daily 27 Oct 2014 -- China's top legislature started its bimonthly meeting on Monday, with lawmakers considering draft laws and amendments regarding death penalty, counterespionage and anti-terrorism.
  • China to Amend Anti-terror Law and to Set Up National Anti-terrorism Intelligence System RIA Novosti 27 Oct 2014 -- Beijing will set up a national anti-terrorism intelligence system and amend the country's anti-terror law in a move that it hopes will improve intelligence gathering and the sharing of information across government departments, China's Xinhua news agency reports.
  • Hong Kong protesters scrap planned vote Iran Press TV 26 Oct 2014 -- Leaders of anti-election law demonstrators in Hong Kong have called off a planned vote on government concessions regarding their month-long protest movement.
  • Hong Kong Activists Cancel Poll; Call for Legislator Resignations VOA 26 Oct 2014 -- As the occupation of Hong Kong by Umbrella Movement protesters nears the end of its first month, student leaders unexpectedly canceled an electronic poll on the future of the pro-democracy movement Sunday, citing differences in objective and a lack of preparation.
  • China's lunar orbiter modifies orbit People's Daily 25 Oct 2014 -- China's spacecraft testing technology for the Chang'e-5 return lunar mission, trimmed its orbit on Friday afternoon.
  • Chinese gov't follows Party's plan to realize law-abiding governance People's Daily 25 Oct 2014 -- The State Council, China's cabinet, met on Friday to implement the blueprint of legal reform adopted by a key Party session Thursday.
  • Full text of Chinese FM's signed article on int'l rule of law People's Daily 24 Oct 2014 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday called on the international community to reaffirm their commitment to maintaining world peace and international rule of law in a signed article commemorating the United Nations Day.
  • Hong Kong Protesters to Hold Referendum VOA 24 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong's student protest leaders will hold a referendum among followers Sunday to decide the direction of their civil disobedience campaign for universal suffrage in 2017 elections.
  • China Launches Test Orbiter for Lunar Mission RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2014 -- China has launched an unmanned spacecraft, named Chang'e-5, on Friday, with hopes the probe will carry out the country's first mission to the Moon and back, CCTV reported.
  • China, Iran Rapprochement Needs Closer Military Ties: Chinese Defense Minister RIA Novosti 23 Oct 2014 -- China wants to strengthen its military ties with Iran, the nation's Defense Minister said today, confirming Beijing's commitment to expand diplomatic and political connections with Tehran despite concerns over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
  • Highlights of communique of 4th plenary session of CPC Central Committee People's Daily 23 Oct 2014 -- The fourth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee announced a communique after its closing on Thursday.
  • PLA ideology struggles 'acute' People's Daily 23 Oct 2014 -- The Central Military Commission (CMC) warned on Wednesday that ideological struggles within the People's Liberation Army (PLA) are 'acute and complicated,' and called for the military to remain loyal to the Party's leadership.
  • China expels two officials over alleged corruption Iran Press TV 23 Oct 2014 -- The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has expelled six senior officials including those linked with the scandal-hit retired security czar, Zhou Yongkang, over graft charges.
  • China Stresses Constitution's Role in Building Rule of Law VOA 23 Oct 2014 -- China's Communist Party leaders have approved a plan to boost rule of law in the world's second largest economy, which highlights the need to abide by the country's constitution, according to a communiqué released at the end of top-level meetings this week.
  • PLA vows rule of law People's Daily 22 Oct 2014 -- As the ongoing fourth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee discusses 'rule of law,' the People's Liberation Army (PLA) vowed to steadily promote the law in military building and national defense.
  • HK students at risk of anti-China scheming People's Daily 22 Oct 2014 -- The Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong has lasted more than three weeks. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Tuesday held talks with the Hong Kong Federation of Students. But given a lack of positivity on the part of the latter during the talks, it remains unknown when the Occupy movement will end.
  • No further talks may be held with government: HK student leaders Iran Press TV 22 Oct 2014 -- Leaders of Hong Kong's anti-election law student protests say they may not take part in further talks with the government, a day after negotiations were held between the two sides.
  • Hong Kong Talks Yield Frustration, No Progress VOA 22 Oct 2014 -- A two-hour meeting in Hong Kong Tuesday between political reform advocates and government officials ended without progress, leaving student protesters questioning whether they will continue the talks.
  • HK court orders end to Mong Kok protest People's Daily 21 Oct 2014 -- The High Court in Hong Kong ordered protesters to clear roads at an illegal assembly site in Mong Kok on Monday.
  • China must chart own course to rule of law People's Daily 21 Oct 2014 --The ongoing Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will deliberate and pass the decision on major issues concerning comprehensively advancing the rule of law.
  • Experts say rule of law will unlock economic potential People's Daily 21 Oct 2014 -- Promoting the rule of law, a main theme of the key meeting of the Party, also known as the Fourth Plenum, will further unleash the potential of the economy and help ensure sustainable and relatively fast growth, experts said on Monday.
  • Hong Kong Student Leaders Disappointed by Reform Talks VOA 21 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong student protesters expressed disappointment about talks with government officials, saying authorities failed to address their main concerns about the structure of the 2017 elections.
  • Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel's Meeting with People's Republic of China State Council, Yang Jiechi DoD 20 Oct 2014
  • China, Russia held anti-terror drill People's Daily 20 Oct 2014 -- Chinese and Russian police held a anti-terror drill on Monday in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, to boost coordinated ability to fight terrorism in the border region.
  • Chinese, Russian Police Hold Joint Anti-Terror Drill RIA Novosti 20 Oct 2014 -- Chinese and Russian police held a joint anti-terrorism drill in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.
  • China Boosts Efforts to Help Afghan, Regional Stability VOA 20 Oct 2014 -- Afghanistan's historic political transition appears to have encouraged China to intensify its diplomatic efforts toward helping the war-shattered country sustain its political, security and economic gains after NATO's combat mission ends in December.
  • CPC move toward rule of law significant step for China: experts People's Daily 20 Oct 2014 -- The fourth plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee is set to open on Monday to discuss the rule of law, aiming to speed up the construction of governance by law from the top level and by improving the system to promote social justice of the country.
  • China Voice: CPC 'rule of law' meeting key to reform, fairness People's Daily 20 Oct 2014 -- Seeking greater social fairness and justice is high on the agenda in China as the central committee of the ruling party is set to discuss rule of law issues.
  • As Hong Kong Violence Calms Pragmatism on Talks VOA 20 Oct 2014 -- In Hong Kong, after days of violent clashes between police and pro-democracy activists, the so-called "Umbrella Movement" enters a potentially pivotal week with the first direct talks with the government on Tuesday. While the hope is that negotiators will find some resolution to the constitutional crisis gripping the semi-autonomous Chinese city, expectations are not high.
  • China says it's hard to resume cyber security talks with US Iran Press TV 19 Oct 2014 -- China says resuming cyber security cooperation between Beijing and Washington will be difficult as a result of "mistaken U.S. practices", a senior Chinese official has told the US Secretary of State John Kerry.
  • China calls for continued efforts to restart talks on Korean Peninsula's denuclearization People's Daily 19 Oct 2014 -- China on Saturday called for continued efforts by related parties to create favorable conditions for restoring the stalled talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
  • Protesters condemned for charging police cordon in Hong Kong People's Daily 19 Oct 2014 -- The police on Sunday strongly condemned attempts by the protesters to charge police cordon lines in Hong Kong at midnight Saturday, saying such acts seriously undermined public order and threatened the safety of themselves and others.
  • China patrols Diaoyu Islands People's Daily 19 Oct 2014 -- Vessels of the China Coast Guard (CCG) conducted a patrol mission in China's territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Saturday, according to a statement by State Oceanic Administration.
  • Hong Kong Leader Sees 'Foreign' Hand VOA 19 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong's leader has accused 'foreign forces' of involvement in the Chinese territory's pro-democracy protests.
  • China Political Meeting Seeks to Improve Rule of Law VOA 19 Oct 2014 -- China's communist leaders will host a high level political meeting this week, called the Fourth Plenum, and for the first time in the party's history, rule of law will be a key item on the agenda.
  • China, Vietnam agree to curb maritime dispute People's Daily 18 Oct 2014 -- China and Vietnam reached consensus on developing bilateral military relations on Friday, pledging to properly handle their maritime disputes.
  • China's HK police arrests 26 in Mong kok clashes People's Daily 18 Oct 2014 -- China's Hong Kong police said Saturday morning that 26 people were arrested and at least 15 police officers injured after a night of clashes between police and thousands of protesters for control of Mong Kok.
  • Hong Kong's Government, Students to Begin Talks Tuesday VOA 18 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong's government says it will likely begin talks with student demonstrators on Tuesday, after nights of clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters who have paralyzed parts of the territory.
  • China slams Japan lawmakers visit to war shrine Iran Press TV 17 Oct 2014 -- China has condemned a visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo, saying the move would flare up tensions between the two countries.
  • Hong Kong Impasse as Crowds Grow Again VOA 17 Oct 2014 -- Hours after Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying announced his government is seeking negotiations with democracy protesters, tensions flared again at dawn in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Hundreds of police officers moved onto the streets of Kowloon, removing barricades in an effort to end the occupation of Mong kok shopping district, the scene of violent confrontations between police, democracy protesters and pro-Beijing elements in the last 19 days.
  • China reiterates peaceful use of nuclear energy People's Daily 16 Oct 2014 -- A senior official from China's atomic energy agency on Thursday reiterated the country's position on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, saying it will resolutely oppose any proliferation of nuclear weapons.
  • PLA to ramp up officer auditing People's Daily 16 Oct 2014 -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has issued a revised regulation to audit military officers' spending more broadly, Xinhua learned on Thursday.
  • Hong Kong Police Dismantle Protest Zone VOA 16 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong police carried out a pre-dawn raid early Friday on a protest encampment, tearing down barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked city streets for more than two weeks.
  • Defense minister's visit to China to boost military ties: Vietnamese army newspaper People's Daily 16 Oct 2014 -- A high-ranking Vietnamese military delegation led by Minister of Defense Phung Quang Thanh is going to pay a visit to China to boost ties.
  • Senior Chinese military officer meets Sudanese DM People's Daily 16 Oct 2014 -- Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang met with Sudanese Defense Minister Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein in Beijing on Thursday.
  • HK leader says protests hatched for more than year People's Daily 16 Oct 2014 -- Unlawful street assemblies in Hong Kong that halted traffic were described by the city's leader on Wednesday as a plot hatched more than a year ago that went out of control when put into operation.
  • Beijing reacts to Washington calls over Hong Kong protests Iran Press TV 16 Oct 2014 -- China has reacted to calls by the US for a probe into the issue of Hong Kong protests, warning against any foreign meddling in the affairs of the Chinese region.
  • Hong Kong Outraged as Camera Captures Police Beating Protester VOA 15 Oct 2014 -- Human rights groups are expressing outrage after several Hong Kong police were caught on camera beating an unarmed and handcuffed protester.
  • Chinese State Media Allege US Backing of Protests VOA 15 Oct 2014 -- Chinese state run news media say the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are backed by the United States. Analysts say it is a charge the Chinese government has made before.
  • HK police arrest 45 protesters People's Daily 15 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong's police said they arrested 45 people on Wednesday morning as they cleared Lung Wo Road in Admiralty. Traffic has been resumed on the road as of press time.
  • How long can HK keep on squandering? People's Daily 15 Oct 2014 -- After one unreasonable demand after another, after every new incident of tedious political wrangling provoked by pan-democratic camps like the Civil Party, Hong Kong - a district which once surpassed the mainland in efficiency and ranked among the strongest in the world - is losing ground. Now beginning to blatantly break the law and defy public order, the Occupy Central movement has tuned into an unprecedented defiance against both central government and the local Hong Kong government.
  • Clashes erupt between Hong Kong police, protesters Iran Press TV 15 Oct 2014 -- Clashes have broken out in Hong Kong between anti-election law protesters and police clearing an underpass near the city's government headquarters.
  • Hong Kong Activists Cede Ground; Leaders Insist Protest Goes On VOA 14 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong police used chainsaws and sledgehammers Tuesday to remove barricades from a main avenue in the financial district, where protesters have camped for over two weeks to demand political reforms.
  • HK chief says reform must not abandon law People's Daily 13 Oct 2014 -- Police in Hong Kong are for a second day trying to remove barricades set up by pro-democracy protesters who have spent weeks demonstrating for democratic reforms.
  • Fresh clashes rock Hong Kong as 100s break down protest barriers Iran Press TV 13 Oct 2014 -- Fresh violence has broken out in Hong Kong as hundreds of unidentified men attacked protest barriers in the city, clashing with anti-election law protesters and security forces.
  • Clashes erupt at Hong Kong protest camp Iran Press TV 13 Oct 2014 -- The police in Hong Kong have begun the removal of street barricades set up by anti-election law protesters who have been rallying in several districts of the city for the past two weeks.
  • Crowd Scuffles With Hong Kong Protesters VOA 13 Oct 2014 -- The situation in Hong Kong remains tense Monday. Hundreds of people, some of them wearing masks, have clashed with the protesters who have spent weeks demonstrating for democratic reforms in the Chinese territory. Frustrated taxi and truck drivers Monday attempted to break the blockade paralyzing the city.
  • Hong Kong stability vital for its economic, social development: former Portuguese governor of Macau People's Daily 12 Oct 2014 -- The former and last Portuguese governor of Macau Vasco Rocha Vieira said that political stability is vital for Hong Kong's development, as well as well being.
  • Near-zero chance for HK protesters to change China's stance: Leader Iran Press TV 12 Oct 2014 -- Chief executive of the Hong Kong Government says anti-election law protesters have an "almost zero chance" of changing China's position regarding their demand for free elections.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Have Little Chance of Success: Hong Kong leader RIA Novosti 12 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying said Sunday said in an interview with local TV channel that the pro-democracy protesters had an "almost zero chance" of success in securing free elections, the Ireland's RTE news reported.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Defiant after Leung Rejects Demands VOA 12 Oct 2014 -- Pro-democracy protest leaders in Hong Kong have vowed to continue their occupation of city streets after the Chinese territory's leader soundly rejected their demands. Hong Kong's chief executive also called their movement 'out of control' and said it could not last very long.
  • China Paper Says US Behind Hong Kong Protests VOA 11 Oct 2014 -- China's Communist Party is renewing its accusation that the United States is behind the pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for the past two weeks.
  • S. Korean Coast Guard Kill Chinese Fisherman VOA 10 Oct 2014 -- South Korea's coast guard has shot and killed a Chinese fisherman after officials say he resisted arrest while fishing illegally in South Korean waters.
  • Hong Kong Protests Swell as Government Scraps Talks VOA 10 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong's two-week-old democracy protests swelled Friday after the government called off talks with protest leaders and thousands joined what had been a dwindling occupation of a central city district.
  • Anonymous Tip Reveals Secret Payments to Hong Kong Leader VOA 09 Oct 2014 -- A journalist who contributed to a report revealing how Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying received secret payments from an Australian company says the story began from an anonymous tip his team received last Sunday.
  • Xi says 'mass-line' campaign a start for stricter Party discipline People's Daily 08 Oct 2014 -- President Xi Jinping said Wednesday the sweeping 'mass line' campaign has played an important role in the Communist Party of China's (CPC's) drive to tighten Party discipline.
  • Hong Kong must treasure economic vitality People's Daily 09 Oct 2014 -- Chinese tourists have made great contributions to tourism both at home and abroad in the just-concluded 'Golden Week' National Day holidays. But contrary to the dramatic increase in tourist income in countries and regions such as South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, Hong Kong's tourist income declined during the holidays.
  • Hong Kong government cancels talks with student protesters Iran Press TV 09 Oct 2014 -- The government of Hong Kong has cancelled talks with student protest leaders who have threatened to expand demonstrations until their demands are met.
  • Hong Kong Cancels Talks With Protesters VOA 09 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong authorities have canceled talks with pro-democracy protesters occupying parts of the city after they vowed to step up civil disobedience.
  • Hong Kong Economic Woes Present Challenge, Opportunity VOA 09 Oct 2014 -- As protests in Hong Kong push into their second week, it is not just the fight for more representation at the ballot box that has driven protesters to the streets, but also concerns about economic opportunity. Problems such as the high cost of housing, and worries about how the the port-city's economy is rigged for the rich also are reasons why the protesters want more of a say in the decisions government leaders make.
  • China to Launch Series of New Marine Surveillance Satellites in 2019: Reports RIA Novosti 08 Oct 2014 -- China has made plans to launch marine surveillance satellites to monitor ships, oil rigs, marine disasters and land-based resources in 2019, Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday.
  • China Flexes Muscles in South China Sea RIA Novosti 08 Oct 2014 -- China has built a runway for military aircrafts on a South China Sea island, also contested by Vietnam and Taiwan, AFP reports on Wednesday.
  • Chinese soldiers join Australian, U.S. troops in joint exercises in Australia People's Daily 08 Oct 2014 -- Members of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) joined Australian and United States troops on Tuesday in the the first joint military exercise to be staged in Australia.
  • China again voices opposition to foreign interference in Hong Kong People's Daily 08 Oct 2014 -- China reiterated its opposition to foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs Wednesday.
  • China issues guidelines to enhance military info security People's Daily 08 Oct 2014 -- China's central military authority has issued guidelines to enhance management of military information and severely crack down on illegal online activities involving military affairs, a military newspaper said Wednesday.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Have Low Expectations for Friday Talks VOA 08 Oct 2014 -- The pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong is set to reach the two-week mark Friday as protest leaders meet for talks with top government officials.
  • US conducting military drills with China, Australia Iran Press TV 07 Oct 2014 -- The United States, China, and Australia are conducting military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region amid escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing.
  • HK's Occupy Central participants urged to reflect People's Daily 07 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying urged protesters and students camping out on the city's thoroughfares on Monday to reflect on the inconveniences they have imposed on the public.
  • Chinese Government Removes Phantom Staff Amid Anti-Corruption Campaign: Reports RIA Novosti 07 Oct 2014 -- The Chinese government has cleared 162,629 phantom workers from its payroll since a national anti-corruption campaign was launched by President Xi Jinping in 2012, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
  • Hong Kong Talks Set for Friday VOA 07 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong students and government officials said they have reached an agreement to begin formal talks on demands for political reforms later this week.
  • China Declares Cyber-War on Hong Kong Protesters VOA 06 Oct 2014 -- Days after demonstrators in Hong Kong began filling streets protesting what they call a power grab by Beijing, the Occupy Central battles began moving online.
  • Some protesters in Hong Kong decide to withdraw, classes to resume People's Daily 06 Oct 2014 -- Some protesters decided on Sunday to withdraw from areas in Hong Kong as a good gesture for talks with the authorities, while secondary schools affected by the Occupy Central demonstration would resume classes on Monday.
  • Hong Kong Protest Leader, Government Negotiate Dialogue Framework VOA 06 Oct 2014 -- After more than a week of protests that paralyzed parts of Hong Kong, student leaders have established a framework with government officials to discuss their political reform demands.
  • China to help Venezuela launch third satellite People's Daily 06 Oct 2014 -- Venezuela signed Sunday an agreement with a Chinese state-owned company to build and deliver into orbit the country's third satellite with the help of Chinese technology.
  • White paper: XPCC striving to improve opening up level People's Daily 05 Oct 2014 -- The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), a highly organized paramilitary force, has been constantly improving its level of opening up, a Chinese government white paper said Sunday.
  • White paper: XPCC plays special role in fighting terrorist crimes People's Daily 05 Oct 2014 -- The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), a highly organized paramilitary force, has played a special role in safeguarding Xinjiang's social stability and in cracking down on violent terrorist crimes, a Chinese government white paper said Sunday.
  • White paper: Ethnic minorities account for 13.9 pct of XPCC's population People's Daily 05 Oct 2014 -- The population of ethnic minorities has reached 375,400 in the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), taking up 13.9 percent of its total, a Chinese government white paper said Sunday.
  • White paper: XPCC's urbanization rate reaches 62.3 pct People's Daily 05 Oct 2014 -- With vigorous efforts to promote urbanization, the urbanization rate of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) has reached 62.3 percent, a Chinese government white paper said Sunday.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Remove Some Key Barricades VOA 05 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong protesters have removed key barricades and begun leaving one of the main protest sites ahead of a government deadline to clear the streets.
  • Fear Prevails as Hong Kong Deadline Looms VOA 05 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying issued an ultimatum Saturday, calling on the tens of thousands of protesters to withdraw from the business district's main thoroughfare so schools and government offices can re-open Monday.
  • Hong Kongers' free will shall not be held hostage to protestors People's Daily 05 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong's prosperity and stability are hard-won and should be treasured, while Hong Kongers' free will shall not be held hostage to those organizers of the Occupy Central movement who have ulterior motives, critics appealed.
  • Hong Kong Police Arrest 19 Protesters, Including Eight Triad Gang Members RIA Novosti 04 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong police have arrested 19 protesters, including eight suspected members of triad criminal gangs, Channel News Asia reported early Saturday morning citing Hong Kong police.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Stage Massive Rally VOA 04 Oct 2014 -- Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong staged a massive rally Saturday evening in the downtown business district they've occupied for a week, defying attacks by opponents and warnings by the territory's government to clear the streets by Monday morning.
  • Firmly safeguard rule of law in HK: People's Daily People's Daily 04 Oct 2014 -- Democracy and the rule of law are interdependent, and a democracy without the rule of law will only bring havoc, says a commentary to be carried by Saturday's People's Daily.
  • Hong Kong protests ebb after offer of talks People's Daily 04 Oct 2014 -- Crowds of protesters on the streets of Hong Kong dwindled sharply on Friday after the special administrative region's chief executive agreed to arrange a meeting with their leaders over demands for electoral reforms.
  • Hong Kong Police, Protesters Clash Near Government Building VOA 03 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and police clashed early Saturday in the latest violent incident since police used tear gas and pepper spray on demonstrators on Sunday.
  • HK protests challenge supreme power organ: People's Daily People's Daily 03 Oct 2014 -- The illegal gatherings of the Occupy Central movement are aimed at challenging both China's supreme power organ and Hong Kong citizens' democratic rights, and are doomed to fail, according to a commentary to be carried by Friday's People's Daily.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Cancel Talks With Government After 'Organized Attacks' VOA 03 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Friday called off talks with the government about electoral reforms, after violent clashes broke out with pro-Beijing crowds at their protest camps.
  • Hong Kongers Unperturbed by Beijing Economic Threats VOA 03 Oct 2014 -- The official China National Tourism Administration is barring mainland tour groups from traveling to Hong Kong. Wednesday's edict marks a strategic shift in the way Beijing is attempting to rein in and, analysts suggest, sow division, in the Hong Kong special administrative region, where democracy protests are growing by the day.
  • Occupy Central Movement Endangers Hong Kong Democratic Development: China's Ruling Party RIA Novosti 02 Oct 2014 -- The Communist Party of China has accused Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement of ruining the image of the city, violating its core values and the spirit of the rule of law, stressing that the illicit campaign has been affecting Hong Kong civilians' daily lives.
  • Hong Kong Student Leaders Agree to Talks with Government VOA 02 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong student leaders spearheading days of mass protests have agreed to 11th-hour talks with the pro-Beijing government aimed at easing the crisis that has brought much of the city to a standstill.
  • PRC more confident, reform-minded on 65th founding anniversary People's Daily 02 Oct 2014 -- On the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the country and its ruling party have reasons to be more confident and reform-minded.
  • Hong Kong to Hold Limited Talks With Protesters VOA 02 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong's chief executive offered late Thursday to hold talks between his government and pro-democracy student protesters, but he said he will not accept their demand that he resign.
  • Beijing Warns Hong Kong Protesters, Cracks Down at Home VOA 02 Oct 2014 -- China's central government warned of chaos and severe consequences if the pro-democracy protests continued in Hong Kong, and it is taking measures to prevent news of the protests from spreading to the mainland.
  • Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel's Office Call with Call with People's Republic of China Foreign Minister, Wang Yi DoD 01 Oct 2014
  • Hong Kong Democracy Movement Apologizes to Business Sector VOA 01 Oct 2014 -- As Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution extends beyond the sensitive period of the national public holiday marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, concerns mount about the potential damage the occupation of Hong Kong's central business district might have on the economy. While support for the movement is widespread, small and medium-sized enterprises are already beginning to hurt.
  • Taiwan to Re-Assess Relations With China Depending on Beijing's Stance on Hong Kong: DPP RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2014 -- Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary-general Joseph Wu has said at a press conference that Taiwan would re-assess China's promises concerning the countries' ties based on Beijing's actions in Hong Kong.
  • China celebrates 65th anniversary People's Daily 01 Oct 2014 -- President Xi Jinping said Tuesday China will continue to give priority to development, adhere to reform and innovation and stay committed to the path of peaceful development.
  • HK must capitalize on 'One Country', 'Two Systems': HK Chief Executive People's Daily 01 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive C Y Leung Wednesday said to sustain its development, Hong Kong must capitalize on the combined advantages of 'One Country' and 'Two Systems', which also fully applies to Hong Kong's constitutional development.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Threaten to Seize Buildings VOA 01 Oct 2014 -- Hong Kong protesters are raising the stakes in anti-government demonstrations gripping the city, warning that students will occupy government buildings if the Chinese territory's chief executive does not resign.
  • Analysis: Occupy Central Not Exactly Hong Kong's Tiananmen VOA 01 Oct 2014 -- Al Pessin was VOA's Hong Kong correspondent from 1984-1987 and Beijing correspondent from 1987-1989. He was expelled from China for his coverage of the Tiananmen protests and crackdown.



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