Stories about China from February, 2017
“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."
Old school pundits are still trying to drum up support for Beijing's troublesome ally, but social media users aren't buying it.
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
"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.'"
"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."
The new US Defense Secretary tried hard to reassure America's Japanese ally that Trump means no harm. Some were not impressed.