June 2012

Sensitive about China

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 00:00

BY Rowan Callick's account, the chief executive of Australia Network, Bruce Dover, has finally admitted that Australia Network chose not to show the film The 10 Conditions of Love on its Asia feed because it feared it would "strike a sensitive nerve" in China. ("Uighur movie screens but Asia misses out", 11/6).

China halts UK ministerial meetings over Dalai Lama row

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 00:00

China halted ministerial meetings with UK counterparts in May, when Prime Minister David Cameron met the Dalai Lama, British officials have confirmed.

Chinese delegation pulls out of Doc/Fest

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 00:00

A delegation of 10 Chinese commissioning editors has pulled out of attending Sheffield Doc/Fest at the last minute, after the UK festival refused demands from the Chinese Embassy in London to drop Alison Klayman’s doc Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (pictured) from its program, realscreen understands.

China denies exporting North Korean missile launch vehicles

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 23:11

Japanese media claim Chinese firm shipped vehicles to North Korea in possible violation of UN sanctions

EU Urges China To Protect Tibetans' Human Rights, Allow Access To Foreign Media

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 23:09

The European Union has called upon the Chinese authorities to ensure that human rights of the Tibetan people are respected, including their right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly

Hollywood gripped by pressure system from China

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 23:06

When aliens besiege Earth in Universal Pictures' recent action film "Battleship," it is the Chinese authorities in Hong Kong whom Washington credits with delivering the early proof that these invaders aren't exactly homegrown.

China's Olympic threat over Dalai Lama's Leeds visit

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 23:05

China threatened to pull its athletes out of their Leeds Olympic training camp due to a visit by the Dalai Lama to the city, the BBC understands.

China Firms Under Fire

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 23:04

Lawmakers Press Huawei, ZTE Amid Probe About Possible Threats to Security

China Has No Good Answer to the U.S. Embassy Pollution-Monitoring

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 23:03

Lashing out at the U.S. only highlights the Chinese leadership's inability to clean up the country's air and further erodes their credibility with the public.

China Lays Claim to Koguryo, Balhae Ruins

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 23:01

At least two archaeological sites from the ancient Korean kingdoms of Koguryo and Balhae have been included along what China claims is a newly discovered section of the Great Wall that runs to the east coast of China.