Stories about China from February, 2017
25 February 2017
“Does the election committee have any real power? What’s the point of having an election committee then?”
21 February 2017
Hong Kong Police and Pro-Beijing Groups Protest After Court Convicts Officers of Assaulting Activist
"Police misconduct is not frightening as these are single cases. What's frightening is police wrongdoing can be justified by politics."
19 February 2017
17 February 2017
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
14 February 2017
"The slogan of rebuilding trust, unity and hope is just an empty promise. It is just a local version of the Chinese Communist Party’s 'harmonious society.'"
8 February 2017
"It is about choosing puppets, because no matter who takes office, they will obey Beijing."
"It seems more useful to crack down on underground banks and illegal channels than to just control ordinary people’s money."
4 February 2017
The new US Defense Secretary tried hard to reassure America's Japanese ally that Trump means no harm. Some were not impressed.