BRICS countries meet to map path to increase their roles

XIAMEN, China/September 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A summit of five major developing countries will open Monday to map out their future course, after host Chinese President Xi Jinping called on them to stand up together against a growing tide of protectionism across the world. Leaders of the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and … Continue reading BRICS countries meet to map path to increase their roles

BEIJING | Head of Chinese energy agency snared in graft probe

BEIJING — The head of China’s energy planning agency has been snared in President Xi Jinping’s marathon anti-corruption campaign. Nur Bekri, one of the most senior officials from the Uighur ethnic minority in China’s Muslim northwest, is suspected of unspecified “severe discipline violations,” the official term for corruption, the ruling Communist Party’s discipline agency said … Continue reading BEIJING | Head of Chinese energy agency snared in graft probe

HONG KONG  | In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

HONG KONG  — Authorities in Hong Kong on Monday took an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. John Lee, the territory’s secretary for security, announced that the Hong Kong National Party will be prohibited from operation from Monday. Lee’s … Continue reading HONG KONG  | In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party