Category: China

Police seize a simulated gangster during an emergency drill in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, earlier in Jan, 2016. The scenario involved a female audience member at a sports event who was kidnapped by two gangsters with knives. [Photo by Ma Yuan/China Daily]

GROZNY — The fight against global terrorism calls for in-depth cooperation at all levels as the nontraditional threat has shown the feature of localization, fragmentation and internetization, China’s top security official Meng Jianzhu said Tuesday.

Meng, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of CPC Central Committee, made remarks at the 7th International Security Conference of High Representatives.

The international community should put aside minor differences, and strengthen dialogue and consultation within the framework of the United Nations, in a bid to seek a common ground in the fight against terrorism, said Meng.

All countries should make pragmatic effort to establish an effective mechanism for the sharing of information and intelligence, while improving their anti-terrorism laws and relevant regulations, said Meng.

Source: China’s top security official calls for concerted anti-terror efforts|Europe|

As many as two million people perished during The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution as Mao sought to consolidate control 17 years after taking power in 1949.

All professionals – doctors, teachers, lawyers – were targeted in the great purge of the middle classes. Millions of pet cats were killed too, because they were seen as a bourgeois affectation.

Even those with interests such as fashion or literature were seen as traitors. Friends, neighbours and even family members denounced each other, guilty or not.

China expert Frank Dikotter says: “There were several dozen cases of ritual cannibalism. It was about not just eliminating your class enemy, but devouring him.”

Executions included beheadings, ­boilings, live burials, stonings, drownings and disembowellings

Professor Dikotter says: “In Dao County, thousands were eliminated by driving them over cliffs to plunge to their deaths – men, women and children. The fear was that if you killed the adults the children could return to reap revenge, so it was better to wipe out the family line. In one case a grandmother and her granddaughter were buried alive.

“Then, after 1968, millions were sent to the countryside after they finished school, some of whom were girls as young as 14. Thousands of young girls were left at the mercy of villagers and raped.”

Source: Torture, mass murder, rape and cannibalism … the horror of Mao’s Cultural Revolution 50 years on – Mirror Online

Philippines president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has told China’s ambassador to Manila that he is willing to improve ties with Beijing, as Chinese diplomats urged nations outside the region to be hands-off and respect the efforts of the countries involved to resolve the issue.

Duterte, who will be sworn in on June 30, met on Monday in Davao City with Zhao Jianhua, the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines. The meeting followed Duterte’s remark on Sunday that he is willing to have bilateral talks with China over the disputes in the South China Sea.

Zhao told reporters after the meeting that Duterte has expressed his willingness to improve and develop relations between China and the Philippines, and to strengthen bilateral cooperation to benefit the people of both countries.

Zhao, who was among the first ambassadors to meet with Duterte, said China and the Philippines are good neighbors and that China is looking forward to working with the new government to further enhance ties between the two countries.

Sino-Philippines relations worsened in 2013 after the Philippines unilaterally initiated a case against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague over their disputes in the South China Sea.

Duterte said on Sunday that he wanted to cultivate friendly relations with China, and he confirmed that he was open to direct talks over the disputes in the South China Sea.

“If the ship of negotiations is in still waters and there is no wind to push the sail, I might just decide to talk bilaterally with China,” he said.

Jia Duqiang, a Southeast Asian studies researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said, “The good signs indicate that the new leadership of the Philippines may change its dispute-solving mentality and stance over the South China Sea.”

Source: Duterte ‘willing to improve ties’ with Beijing[1]|

The Chinese government has issued a statement strongly dismissing reports it is packaging human meat as corned beef and sending it to African grocery stores.

The government was forced to respond after several African publications reported the allegations, made by Facebook user Barbara Akosua Aboagye in a post which has since been shared 26,168 times.

South African websites Msanzi Live and Daily Post even went so far as to speculate the reason behind exporting human meat is due to China’s overpopulation, suggesting the country is unable to find space to bury its dead.

Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming issued a statement on Chinese State Media, saying: “Today a local tabloid newspaper is openly spreading a rumour, claiming that the Chinese use human meat to make corned beef and sell it to Africa.

“This is completely a malicious slandering and vilification which is absolutely unacceptable to us. We hereby express our utmost anger and the strongest condemnation over such an act.”

Zambia’s deputy defence minister Christopher Mulenga has vowed the government will launch an investigation into the damaging reports.

He said: “The government of Zambia regrets the incident in view of the warm relations that exist between Zambia and China.

“We shall make sure that relevant government authorities will take up the investigations and give a comprehensive statement.”

Source: China denies exporting cans of human meat to African supermarkets | Africa | News | The Independent

A limited-edition customized Karlmann King priced at 12 million yuan ($1.85 million) is on display during the 14th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, also known as Auto China 2016, in Beijing, China, April 25 2016.[Photo/IC]

Luxury cars attract visitors at 2016 Beijing auto show.

Source: Top 10 luxury cars at Beijing auto show[1]| Photos

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