June 3rd, 2014
11:56 PM ET

China crackdown on dissidents & media on Tiananmen's 25th anniversary

IT is June 4th in China - where 25 years ago to the day, the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square took place.

The protests produced iconic images, such as the one of a man in a white shirt and black pants stepping in front of government tanks.

Today, Internet sites are down, dissidents have been rounded up, and channels like CNN are off the air as the nation tries make sure no one commemorates the events from 25 years ago.

Those protests, lead by pro-democracy demonstrators in 1989, and the military's response rocked the heart of Beijing.

China is making every attempt to erase this image and all traces of what happened that day.

CNN's David McKenzie has the report.

Filed under: China • International • News
May 20th, 2014
04:12 PM ET

FDA: Toxic jerky treats linked to 1,000 dog deaths

(CNN)–The FDA has issued a new health warning about jerky pet treats imported from China that are making dogs sick.

The agency has reported about 1,800 new cases of pet illnesses since the last warning in October.
The FDA said the majority of the jerky treats were from China with flavors that include chicken, duck and sweet potato.

In all, the agency reports a total of about 4,800 complaints and 1,000 dog deaths related to the treats.
The FDA said it is continuing its investigation to find out what exactly is causing the illnesses.

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Filed under: Animals • China
May 16th, 2014
10:56 PM ET

China crushes dissent as Tiananmen Square anniversary approaches

As China gets ready to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, the communist government is enforcing a relentless grip on its citizens.

Any signs of dissent are being met with lengthy prison sentences, and censorship is running high. The government has even blocked residents from searching the internet about a subway price increase.

David McKenzie has more on China's alarming crackdown.


Filed under: China • International • News
May 13th, 2014
09:46 PM ET

China mulls building high-speed train from China to U.S.

It's an engineering feat that could make the great wall look small: a high-speed train from China to the U.S.

According to a report in the Beijing times, Chinese officials are considering building a high-speed rail line that would start in northern China, go up through Russia and connect through Canada into America.

The proposed line would be more than 8,000 miles long. That's like travelling from New York to Los Angeles almost three times.

It would have an underwater tunnel that stretches 125 miles - four times longer than the tunnel connecting England and France.

Is China really about to overtake the U.S.?

CNN's Tom Foreman takes a closer look at how the construction of high-speed rail from China to the U.S. could be done.

Filed under: China • International • News
December 4th, 2013
09:12 PM ET

Biden: U.S. 'deeply concerned' by China's air defense move

How is the U.S. fending off China's power grab?

Vice President Joe Biden is in Beijing at a critical time when tensions between the U.S. and China are rising.

Biden tells Chinese president of 'deep concerns' over air defense zone

China has alarmed its neighbors by creating an air defense identification zone that extends over Japan's Senkaku Islands, which China claims as its territory.

But what is the U.S. saying about it?

"We the United States are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east China sea," Biden said.

Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to China during the first two years of the Obama administration, discusses the significance of Biden's visit.

Filed under: China • International • News
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