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University of Guangzhou prohibits teachers to criticize the Party
The prestigious University of Sun Yat-sen has issued 10 bans for teachers to "improve the quality of teaching". The first three prohibitions are on "criticizing the constitution", "criticizing the Party" and "spreading religion and superstition."
Oil breaks through the US$ 64 barrier in Asia
Demand and terrorist fears, but also speculation, are behind the latest spike in oil prices. The oil price rush is penalising emerging economies.
01/04/2017 10:22:00 CHINA
Xinjiang, beards, headscarves, religious ceremonies banned
The law effective as of today. Religious weddings and funerals, matters of wills and inheritance considered expressions of "religious extremism". The law gives legal semblance to what is already implemented as a Party directive. The anti-terror fight undermines human rights and religious freedom: young people cannot fast in Ramadan; They cannot go to the mosque before age 18; Preachers must submit their sermons to the government for approval.
04/01/2017 10:38:00 CHINA
The emergence of the Wang Qishan faction
The fight against corruption is solidifying an alliance between Xi Jinping and Wang Qishang. But we are also witnessing the birth of two new factions in the rugged scenery of the Communist Party. The fight against corruption, which pushes people to applaud Xi, is consuming aspects of the "rule of law." The expert on Chinese politics Willy Lam, courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation (translation by AsiaNews).
24/09/2008 ASIA - PHILIPPINES - CHINA
Melamine also in exported Chinese milk, Asian countries enact bans
Melamine has been found in many exported Chinese products, in spite of the initial assurances from the companies involved. Chinese dairy products are being banned in a growing number of countries, from Brunei to Japan. Fears are on the rise because many local companies have used these products.
13/01/2011 CHINA – EAST ASIA
World Bank expects China to lead Asia in growth in 2011
The World Bank forecasts strong but lower growth in China and the Asia-Pacific region, especially because of higher inflation. Experts say China’s growth will be shaped by political decisions, like the value of the yuan.
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