Beijing calls an end to sanctions against Burma

Beijing calls an end to sanctions against Burma

China today called on Western countries to lift all sanctions against Burma following the elections in this country, Beijing hopes that the end of sanctions will help to promote reconciliation and stability. “China has noted that some Western countries had expressed their willingness to partially lift sanctions against Burma,” said the spokesman of Foreign Ministry, […]

Purging the Internet: more than 1,000 arrests since mid-February

Purging the Internet: more than 1,000 arrests since mid-February

Chinese police have arrested a total of 1,065 suspects and cleared more than 208,000 “harmful” messages during the anti-internet operations conducted since mid-February, said Saturday Xinhua news agency. Operators of more than 3,000 websites have been warned in this campaign, these “harmful” messages include arms smuggling, drugs, dangerous chemicals, the sale of human organs and […]

Leung wins Hong Kong election

Leung wins Hong Kong election

Leung Chun-ying, a former government adviser who pledged to protect local residents’ interests, won Sunday’s election to become the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s (SAR) fourth-term chief executive. The 57-year-old, British-educated real-estate surveyor won 689 of 1,132 valid votes cast by members of the 1,200-member Election Committee. He beat Henry Tang, former secretary of administration, […]

Germany led by Pastor

Germany led by Pastor

The new president of Germany Joachim Gauck officially took office. Yesterday he spent the first working day in the Berlin residence. The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for Friday. Meanwhile, Gauck accepts congratulations from foreign colleagues. For the first time in the history of presidential elections in the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by Pastor Joachim […]

Reactions of world leaders to Putin’s victory

Reactions of world leaders to Putin’s victory

Several world leaders have reacted to the victory of Vladimir Putin in the first round election of the Russian presidency, including Chinese President Hu Jintao. “President Hu Jintao sent a congratulatory message to Mr.Putin” at 3:00 p.m. local time, said the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liu Weimin, stating that “the election was […]

Wukan elected its village committee

Wukan elected its village committee

The people in Wukan, town of south China became famous after a rebellion against its corrupt cadres, voted Saturday and Sunday in an election. With the endorsement of the communist authorities, the election has unprecedented high symbolic value in a one-party country. The coastal village of Guangdong Province was able to organize an open ballot […]

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