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Topic - Beijing'S Tiananmen Square
A brawl broke out Tuesday in a parliamentary session in Taiwan as angry lawmakers scuffled over a tax bill — belying the remarks of a visiting Chinese activist who was hailing the island's democracy in the very next room.
The United States and Japan appear set to send a political signal of military solidarity to China, just as Beijing has in the past signaled Washington about its military buildup.
A Chinese dissident imprisoned for 10 years on a state subversion conviction supported by evidence from the Web portal Yahoo is due to be released Friday after completing his term, his wife said.
A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong's new leader Sunday, and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub's return to Beijing's control.
Twenty-three years after China's sweeping crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democracy demonstrations, fewer than a dozen people remain in prison, among them elderly and likely mentally ill prisoners, a rights group said Thursday.
The Pentagon is investigating the joint avionics venture between General Electric and a Chinese company that was linked in the past to U.S. arms proliferation sanctions.
U.S. lawmakers and Obama administration officials say France has stymied a 3½-year State Department investigation into whether a French defense contractor illegally gave U.S. satellite technology to China.
Once again, Congress is asserting its leadership role in guiding policies that defend the island nation of Taiwan from its communist neighbor, the People's Republic of China (PRC).
China says its campaign to tackle fakes and copyright theft is gaining ground, with courts accepting 40 percent more intellectual property cases last year.
Western security and intelligence officials monitoring the unfolding events in Libya are closely watching Libyan Foreign Minister Musa Kusa, the former Libyan intelligence chief and close confidant of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.