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Purchases Abroad Take Up Growing Portion of Chinese Luxury Spending 

This article is featured in Jing Daily’s Weekly Roundup Newsletter. Beijing, China. According to a new report by the China-based Fortune Character Institute, 78 percent of luxury purchases by Chinese consumers took place outside of mainland China this year, a number slightly higher than last year’s estimate of 76 percent. As tariffs keep luxury goods prices high […]

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China Plans for Mainland Police in H.K. Rail Station Spark Controversy

Washington, D.C. A new high-speed rail line that will link mainland China and Hong Kong is drawing criticism over Beijing’s plans to place mainland Chinese police officers in the Hong Kong train station. People’s Armed Police. Photo: Wikipedia. The planned West Kowloon terminus for the railway linking Kowloon and Guangzhou is not scheduled to open until […]

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Ahead of Historic Elections in Myanmar, Push for Children

New York, N.Y.  As the historic elections in Myanmar draws closer, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Save the Children urged potential leaders of the country to prioritise children and commit to providing them with a fair start in life. The ceasefire agreement in Myanmar is an historic step for children, who  have suffered […]

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China, Taiwan Heads to Meet for First Time Since 1949

Washington, D.C.  Taiwan announced Tuesday that President Ma Ying-jeou would hold face-to-face talks with Chinese President Xi Jiangping on Saturday — the first meeting between Taiwanese and Chinese leaders since 1949. Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou. Photo: Wikipedia. Ma’s spokesman said the meeting would take place in Singapore and that no agreements would be signed. But […]

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Another Chemical Plant Explosion in China

Washington, D.C.  An explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has killed at least one person, according to government-run media, the latest in a series of deadly warehouse blasts that have raised questions about insufficient safety regulations. Blast at chemical plant in Dongying, in eastern province of Shandong province, China, Aug. 31, 2015. (Photo: […]

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U.S. Preparing Sanctions Over Alleged Chinese Cybertheft

Washington, D.C.  The Washington Post reported Sunday the Obama administration is preparing “unprecedented” economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who benefit from the cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets. Pete Souza, official White House photographer. Such action would follow President Barack Obama’s executive order declaring such activities a “national emergency,” and precedes the state […]

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North Korea Declares ‘Quasi-State of War’ With South

Seoul, S. Korea.  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed his military on high alert and declared a “quasi-state of war” in frontline areas Friday after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near the border. Seoul also has raised its military readiness to its highest level, suggesting imminent threat. A Member of the […]

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China Reports Corruption in Tianjin Safety Licensing

Washington, D.C.  The well-connected owners of a warehouse that exploded in the northeastern Chinese port city of Tianjin last week used their relationships with officials to obtain apparently fraudulent safety licenses, according to state media. Buildings damaged or destroyed by the Tianjin explosion. Image: VOA. The corruption allegation, which surfaced Wednesday, is likely to prompt […]

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