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China appears to be tightening restrictions on international media again, barring foreign journalists from working near a popular Shanghai park and along a major Beijing shopping street after calls for protests in those spots appeared online.
China appears to be tightening restrictions on international media again by barring foreign journalists from working near a popular Shanghai park and along a major Beijing shopping street after calls for protests in those spots appeared online.
On the beginning leg of a 300-mile walk to promote Tibetan independence from China, the Dalai Lama's nephew was struck and killed by an SUV Monday along a dark Florida coastal highway about a quarter of a mile from where he planned to rest for the evening.
The Obama administration will cancel shortwave radio broadcasts by Voice of America into China this year, as Beijing is expanding its propaganda operations in the United States and around the world.
Chinese President Hu Jintao sought to assure U.S. business leaders on Thursday that his country is an economic partner and not a military threat to America or anyone else. But he rejected foreign interference on issues such as Tibet and Taiwan.
As Chinese President Hu Jintao lunched Wednesday at the State Department on a sugar plum-themed menu, members of Congress expressed concerns that the leader of an unfree country would be feted so lavishly.
The closely structured pageantry of a state visit was unable to mask simmering issues between the United States and China on Wednesday, as President Obama prodded Chinese President Hu Jintao to revalue the Chinese currency, the yuan, and Mr. Hu acknowledged "a lot still needs to be done" on his country's human rights record.
Hu Jintao, the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and China's unelected president, arrives in the United States today for a summit meeting with President Obama. The White House is downplaying expectations for the meeting. Good move.
''It is not every day that the queen and the British prime minister welcome a state leader who ordered his troops to mow down unarmed civilians." So begins a British newspaper report by eminent China scholar and editor Jonathan Mirsky on the visit of Hu Jintao to England in 2001. At the time, Mr. Hu was only No. 2 in China.