Stories about China from February, 2017
There's Talk That Beijing Could Override Hong Kong's Election Result If It Doesn't Like the Winner
“Does the election committee have any real power? What’s the point of having an election committee then?”
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."
China Argues Over Which Country is Behind Kim Jong-nam Assassination
Old school pundits are still trying to drum up support for Beijing's troublesome ally, but social media users aren't buying it.
Award-Winning Hong Kong Political Cartoonist Refuses Self-Censorship
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
Hong Kong's Pan-Democrats Grapple With Endorsing the ‘Lesser Evil’ for Chief Executive
"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.'"
Deprived of Voting Rights, What Do Hong Kongers Think of the Chief Executive Race?
"It is about choosing puppets, because no matter who takes office, they will obey Beijing."
Chinese Say Authorities Are Going After the Little Guy With Curbs on Foreign Exchange
"It seems more useful to crack down on underground banks and illegal channels than to just control ordinary people’s money."
‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Wins Some Japanese Hearts, Infuriates Others
The new US Defense Secretary tried hard to reassure America's Japanese ally that Trump means no harm. Some were not impressed.
China Starts Arresting Internet Users for Insulting the Police
Bad taste or hate speech? Chinese law enforcement is cracking down on Internet users who mock the police and even slain officers.