China sentenced Ching Cheong, a Hong Kong-based reporter for Singapore's Straits Times newspaper, to 5 years in jail on charges of spying for Taiwan, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.
Fortune: THE INDEXupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 00:01:00
Japan's ambassador has called on the Chinese government to take stronger measures to protect its citizens as thousands of protesters demand a boycott of Japanese products and shout anti-Japanese slogans.
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is undergoing a radical restructuring and modernization to better prepare itself for a "military option" against Taiwan -- and in particular, the possibility of taking on the mighty U.S. forces.
Chinese generals have joined the campaign to vilify Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian, a signal that Beijing is mobilizing more resources, including military means, to thwart Chen's alleged "creeping independence" crusade.