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Driver plows through Chinese square, at least 9 killed

Driver plows through Chinese square, at least 9 killed

World
Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A man drove his car through a busy public square in China's Hunan province on Wednesday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more. As many as 43 people were injured when a red SUV suddenly plowed through crowds of people in Binjiang square in the city of Hengyang at 7:40 p.m. local time, The South China Morning Post reported. A 54-year-old male suspect was arrested at the scene and police are investigating the incident. Police said the suspect, Yang Zanyun, had a criminal record and served time in prison for arson and drugs related offenses, the BBC reported. A local government statement declared the incident a "deliberate, malicious case of driving with intent to injure," although it wasn't immediately clear if it was terror-releated. Let's block a...
More protection needed for Chinese pangolins

More protection needed for Chinese pangolins

Science
Pangolins should be considered a top priority for conservation in China, with nature reserves set up in key mountain habitats.That's the message of scientists studying the decline of the scaly mammals in eastern China.Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, are considered to be the world's most trafficked wild mammal. Research found numbers had dropped by more than 50% over three decades since the 1970s.The animals are poached in Asia and Africa for their meat and also for their scales, which are sought after for use in traditional medicine.Pangolins are now mainly confined to the Wuyi Mountains in northern Fujian province, where many rare and unusual animals are found.Yang Li, Xiaofeng Luan and Minhao Chen of Beijing Forestry University ...
US says number of Muslim minorities in Chinese detention may be 'in the millions'

US says number of Muslim minorities in Chinese detention may be 'in the millions'

World
The U.S. is expressing alarm that China may be detaining "millions" of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in a "worsening crackdown" in the country's inaccessible western region Xinjiang. The new number comes one week after a United Nations panel reported that an estimated 1 million Uighurs are being held in "counterextremism centers" with millions more detained in "reeducation camps for political and cultural indoctrination." The Uighurs are a majority-Muslim, Turkic-speaking ethnic group in western China. While the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region has some independence in name, it has increasingly come under strict, police state rule by the Chinese government. The crackdown on Uighur independence goes back to the founding of communist China under Mao Zedong, but analysts say the new...
WPP courts Chinese tech giants over $2.5bn deal

WPP courts Chinese tech giants over $2.5bn deal

Business
Alibaba Group and Tencent‎ Holdings, the two biggest names in China's technology industry, are in talks to buy a stake in the $ 2.5bn (£1.9bn) Chinese operations of WPP Group. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Alibaba, Tencent and China Media Capital Holdings (CMC) are in early-stage discussions about buying roughly 20% of WPP China.Sources said the negotiations, which could take several months to conclude, were expected to value the business at between $ 2bn (£1.52bn) and $ 2.5bn.Under the deal, WPP - which is hunting a successor to Sir Martin Sorrell, the 33-year company veteran ‎who stepped down in April following an investigation into his personal conduct - would pool its Chinese agency operations into a new holding company.The consortium compris...
Trump 'ready' to impose tariffs on all Chinese goods

Trump 'ready' to impose tariffs on all Chinese goods

Business
Donald Trump said he is "ready to go" with tariffs on an additional $ 500bn of imports from China.  "We are being taken advantage of and I don't like it," Trump said in an interview with CNBC. "We're down a tremendous amount."He added: "I'm ready to go to 500."China exported goods worth $ 505.5bn to the US in 2007, compared to $ 129.9bn of American goods sent to China.Earlier this month, the US imposed 25% tariffs on $ 34bn of Chinese imports. China hit back with its own levies.The Trump administration is threatening to impose fresh tariffs of 10% on another $ 200bn of Chinese goods, which Beijing has called "totally unacceptable." China, the European Union and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, whi...