The brother-in-law of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has been sentenced to 11 years of prison, the New York Times reports.
An intelligence contractor who disclosed a top-secret National Security Agency electronic surveillance program surfaced in Hong Kong on Sunday and suggested he planned to defect to China.
When President Obama greets Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands estate in California today, another, arguably more important meeting will be taking place across the Pacific Ocean, in the central Chinese city of Chengdu. The Fortune Global Forum, an invitation-only conference of Fortune 500 CEOs, Chinese elites, and fashionable journalists, began on June 6 at the Shangri-La luxury hotel along the Jin River. The forum concludes on June 8. If there is an event that better explains the feeling of estrangement and frustration and cynicism ordinary Americans feel toward the men and women who govern and manage them, I can’t think of it.
China has been quietly taking steps to encircle the United States by arming western hemisphere states, seeking closer military, economic and diplomatic ties to U.S. neighbors, and sailing warships into U.S. maritime zones.
Activists convened Thursday in Washington to urge President Barack Obama to “raise by name” the subject of 16 Chinese political prisoners being held during his Friday meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
While Chinese cyber espionage has been the recent focus of Chinese-American relations, last month American prosecutors charged three Chinese scientists from New York University’s School of Medicine with taking bribes to share findings with the Chinese Shenzhen Institute and a Shenzhen medical technological company, the New York Times reports.
The United States Export-Import Bank has authorized a $343.3 million direct loan to a Hong Kong-based communications company that is partly controlled by the Chinese government so that it can buy two American-made satellites.
President Barack Obama will raise China’s human rights abuses during his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday in California, according to a White House official.
President Barack Obama plans to raise Chinese cyberattacks on U.S. government and business networks when he meets new Chinese leader Xi Jinping in California this week, White House officials said on Tuesday.
A United Nations human rights investigator and the U.N. refugee agency voiced concern on Thursday about the fate of nine North Korean defectors, some of them children, who were sent back to China this week from Laos after trying to cross the border.