Tag Archives: Chinese

Taiwan says ready to review Chinese activist's asylum request

TAIPEI: Taiwan said on Monday it was prepared to review a petition for asylum from a Chinese activist who left his tour group in Taiwan without notice last week. Local media reported on Sunday that Zhang Xiangzhong, whose whereabouts remain unknown, has said he will make an asylum request on Tuesday with the Mainland Affairs… Read More »

Spanish police arrest 200 Chinese in telephone fraud scam

MADRID: Spanish police have arrested more than 200 Chinese nationals suspected of running call centres from luxury villas that swindled over €16 million (US$ 17 million) from their compatriots in China, officers said on Wednesday (Dec 14). “We are talking about thousands of Chinese citizens, mainly poor families who were robbed of their modest savings… Read More »

Chinese investors paid second deposit in AC Milan deal – source

MILAN: The Chinese consortium seeking to buy AC Milan has paid a second 100 million euro (83.38 million pound) deposit to the Italian soccer club’s owner, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday. Last week the Chinese investors and the holding company of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, which owns AC Milan,… Read More »

Chinese investors to pay second deposit in AC Milan deal only on Tuesday – sources

MILAN: The Chinese consortium seeking to buy Italian soccer club AC Milan is expected to pay an agreed second 100 million-euro (83.69 million pound) deposit by Tuesday, a day later than originally scheduled, two sources close to the matter said on Monday. Last week the Chinese investors and the holding company of former Italian prime… Read More »

US senators introduce bill to punish Chinese officials who suppress freedom in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON: United States senators Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton on Wednesday (Nov 16) introduced legislation that aims to take punitive action against those who suppress democracy in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act would “renew the United States’ historical commitment to freedom and democracy in Hong Kong at a time when… Read More »

Chinese villagers describe police beatings in 'wild crackdown' on protest

WUKAN, China: Residents of a southern Chinese village once seen as a cradle of grassroots democracy were in shock on Wednesday after a “wild crackdown” by police in clashes with protesters which they said led to about 70 people being detained. Hong Kong rights activists fear Tuesday’s violence marks a last-ditch push to silence Wukan,… Read More »

Canada seizing more suspect money from Chinese travellers

TORONTO: Canada has been seizing increasing amounts of undeclared or suspected criminal money from mainland Chinese travellers, border officials said, with the amount confiscated last year more than double that taken in 2013. Capital flight in various forms has been a growing concern for China, with factors ranging from the depreciation of the yuan to… Read More »

US details Chinese link to UN news outlet in bribe case

NEW YORK: A Chinese government official was involved in discussions about using a news outlet that U.S. authorities believe was part of a bribery scheme at the United Nations to push positive stories about China, according to court papers. The filing by federal prosecutors in Manhattan elaborated on their recent claims that Chinese officials were… Read More »