Hourly News 2014-05-19
    2014-05-19 17:13:05     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: Han

 

 

Beijing calls off exchanges with Hanoi

China has called off some planned exchanges with Vietnam and dispatched aircraft and ships to pick up injured and frightened Chinese nationals caught in violent anti-China riots.
The riots have left at least two Chinese nationals dead and more than 100 others injured.
More than three-thousand Chinese nationals have already been evacuated from Vietnam.
China has also lifted the level of the security warning for Chinese tourists in Vietnam, warning its citizens not to travel to the country.
Vietnamese authorities have arrested more than 1,000 rioters following international attention.
On Sunday, the anti-China protests did not become as large as protesters had planned.

 

ETIM terrorist behind Xinjiang railway station attack

The terror group known as the East Turkistan Islamic Movement is being blamed for last month's attack at a train station in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Officials in the region say the attack was planned by Ismail Yusup, from somewhere outside of China.
Ten members of the group slashed people and set off explosives at the exit of the South Railway Station in Urumqi, early in the evening on April 30th.
The explosion killed two terrorists.
The other eight have been arrested.
Chinese police are looking for Ismail Yusup with help from International authorities.

 

Russia-China ties to expand: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country's cooperation with China has reached its all-time best and ties are ready to expand.
Putin made the comment before attending the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia slated for Tuesday and Wednesday in Shanghai.
Putin, who will also pay a state visit to China on the sidelines of the summit, says he will hammer out future objectives with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Over 20 international leaders including 11 heads of state will attend this week's CICA summit.
CICA member states are expected to issue a Shanghai Declaration on commitments to strengthening strategic coordination.

 

S Korea to break up coastguard after ferry disaster

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has announced that the coastguard will be disbanded in the wake of the ferry disaster in which about 300 people died.
In a televised address, she apologized formally for the sinking.
Park said a new safety agency would handle rescue duties, with investigative functions passing to the police.
The ferry disaster on April 16 killed 286 passengers, most of whom were high school students. Another 18 are still missing.
The ferry captain and three members of the crew have been charged with manslaughter.

 

Libyan government insists it remains in control following parlliament attack

The Libyan government insists it remains in control of the country despite a series of heavy attacks and clashes over the weekend.
The parliament building in Tripoli was overrun by a militia group loyal to a retired general, and two people were killed.
Later a militia spokesman demanded that the assembly hand over power to a body drawing up a new constitution.
In a live televised statement, Justice Minister Asalah al-Marghani condemned the attacks and said the government is still working.
Early on Monday there were reports of an attack on a military air base in Benghazi, which on Friday saw heavy fighting between the militias and Islamists.


 'Four dead' in north Nigeria Kano suicide blast

Nigerian police say a suicide blast in the northern city of Kano has killed four people.
The blast happened in a street with many bars and night spots.
Witnesses say the explosion was caused by a bomb in a car in a predominantly Christian area.
Kano is the largest city in the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria.
In January 2012, about 150 people died there in a series of co-ordinated attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

 

Shanghai 'most popular city' for migrants

A survey shows that Shanghai has become China's most popular city for the floating population.
The survey, conducted by the local financial magazine, Value Line, shows the city recorded a net inflow population of over 9.5 million while Beijing ranked second with about 7.7 million.
Another survey on soon-to-graduate students across the country released last month found that Shanghai is the top preference for employment after college.
However, the accolade also renews concerns among local residents over increased pressure on urban resources.

 

World Congress of Russian Press held in Shanghai

The 16th World Congress of Russian Press is underway in Shanghai, the first time it has been held in China.
President of the World Association of Russian Press, Vitariy Ignatenko, says he hopes the event will promote the exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and Russia media and help the people from both countries to deepen their understandings of each other.
The annual congress is co-hosted by China Radio International and Russia's Itar-Tass news agency.
It runs through Wednesday.

 

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