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“Almost Total Suppression of Information” After Tibet Fire

Lhasa’s Jokhang temple, a sacred Tibetan Buddhist site dating back in parts to the seventh century, caught fire on Saturday: Devastating news from Lhasa of the Jokhang temple on fire. pic.twitter.com/LXiIlvc7V5 — Robert Barnett (@RobbieBarnett) February 17, 2018 As news of the fire sp...

China Warns It May Retaliate If U.S. Imposes Metal Tariffs

(Bloomberg) China said proposed U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products are groundless and that it reserves the right to retaliate if they are imposed. The U.S. recommendations, unveiled by the Commerce Department on Friday, aren’t... Read more ...

China’s HNA pares back big stake in Deutsche Bank

(Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has sold part of its stake in Deutsche Bank worth around 300 million euros ($375 million) as it offloads investments to address a liquidity crunch. The reduction from roughly 10 percent to around 8.8... Read more ...

Censors Don’t Like TV Host’s Tone Toward Xi (Updated)

During HunanTV’s live Spring Festival Gala broadcast on Thursday, host Li Weijia accidentally mangled the tones for top leader Xi Jinping’s name, referring to him as Xí Jìnpīng instead of Xí Jìnpíng, before quickly correcting himself. Even this seemingly innocuous and understandabl...

Death toll from Taiwan earthquake rises to 15

(Xinhua) Three more mainland tourists were confirmed dead Saturday afternoon in the earthquake in Taiwan's Hualien County, bringing the death toll to 15. Their bodies, identified as a male, a female and a child, were found in the ruins of a... Read more ...

Hopes fading of finding more survivors in Taiwan earthquake

(AP) — Hopes of finding additional survivors from this week’s earthquake in Taiwan were fading Friday after two more bodies were found in a partially collapsed hotel and no signs detected of a missing family of five. Rescuers broke through to a... Read more ...