Patricia Kim

Alan Caruba: North Korea Is China’s “Borrowed Knife”

From the American Daily: Alan Caruba writes that North Korea is China’s “borrowed knife” because it is “the instrument Beijing can use while hiding behind the mask of diplomacy.” In his post Caruba explains that North Korea has always been influenced and funded by China, and may be part of China’s hegemonic expansion.

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People’s Daily Online: Draft of Anti-Monopoly Law In Progress In China

From the People’s Daily Online: Chinese Ministry of Commerce has submitted for approval a proposed draft of the anti-monopoly law to the State Council, which is expected to transfer it for approval to the top legislature as soon as possible, said Vice Minister of Commerce Zhang Zhigang. “After the legislature passes the law, support regulations […]

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China National News: China To Give Aid To Poor Students

From Big News Network, via China National News: Premier Wen Jiabao announced that China will make “education a strategic priority,” and begin to provide free textbooks and various fee exemptions for poor students in rural areas. This new type of government aid will affect 592 counties this year, and will be expanded to provide for […]

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Alexa Olesen: China Enacting New Regulations on Religion; Some Critics Say They May Be Used Against the Faithful

From China National News: China is implementing new regulations that the government says will protect freedom of faith. Critics contend that the broad guidelines could instead be used to persecute religious groups deemed troublesome by authorities. The guidelines, to take effect Tuesday, are meant to give a legal framework for China’s constitutional promise of freedom […]

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