Christian Shepherd

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27 Sep 2018 | 6:11 PM

China demands U.S. 'dispel obstacles' to military ties and stop slander

BEIJING (Reuters) - China demanded the United States "dispel obstacles" to improving military ties and stop slandering it, amid growing tensions over trade, Taiwan, the South China Sea and U.S. President Donald Trump's claims of China meddling in the upcoming U.S. election.

27 Sep 2018 | 10:01 AM

From chatroom to courtroom: China's #MeToo movement takes legal turn

BEIJING (Reuters) - When a former intern at China's state broadcaster wrote in July about being groped and forcibly kissed by one of the country's most recognisable television stars, her story ignited a social media firestorm in a country where a backlash against sexual harassment was growing.

25 Sep 2018 | 9:14 PM

'China's big mistake' - Pakistanis lobby to free wives trapped in Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - Pakistani businessmen whose wives and children are trapped in China's restive Xinjiang are travelling to Beijing to lobby their embassy, in hopes that the south Asian nation's new government will pressure its ally for their release.

21 Sep 2018 | 4:38 PM

China places top energy official, a senior Uighur, under investigation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday placed one of the country's most senior ethnic Uighur officials, head of the energy administration and a former governor of the restive region of Xinjiang, under investigation for suspected graft.

13 Sep 2018 | 4:15 PM

Venezuela's Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

CARACAS/BEIJING (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is travelling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans.

10 Sep 2018 | 11:09 AM

China outlaws large underground Protestant church in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing city authorities have banned one of the largest unofficial Protestant churches in the city and confiscated "illegal promotional materials", amid a deepening crackdown on China's "underground" churches.

5 Sep 2018 | 2:10 PM

Inspired by #MeToo, student activists target inequality in China

HUIZHOU, China (Reuters) - At 1 am on April 23, Yue Xin was rudely awakened in her dormitory at China's prestigious Peking University by her mother and a faculty adviser.

3 Sep 2018 | 6:47 PM

China's Xi offers another $60 billion to Africa, but says no to 'vanity' projects

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping offered another $60 billion (£46.5 billion) in financing for Africa on Monday and wrote off some debt for poorer African nations, while warning against funds going towards "vanity projects".

31 Aug 2018 | 8:57 AM

Thrill-seeking runners take sport - and spending - to rural China

LONGYANGXIA, China (Reuters) - At dawn, high on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, a Buddhist monk in saffron robes chants blessings over limber athletes preparing to run 100 kilometres across sand dunes, rivers and ravines.

30 Aug 2018 | 2:59 PM

For a 'house church' in Beijing, CCTV cameras and eviction

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Zion church in Beijing, one of the city's largest unofficial Protestant "house" churches, has operated with relative freedom for years, hosting hundreds of worshippers every weekend in an expansive, specially renovated hall in north Beijing.