Thursday, September 3, 2015   

Beijing says proposed embassy address 'sheer farce'
(06-25 16:54)

Beijing has blasted as farcical a US congressional panel's proposal to rename the street in front of China's embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry official called the move "nothing more than a sheer farce'' in a regular news conference Wednesday.
The US House Appropriations Committee included a proposal in its 2015 State Department budget to rename the stretch of road in front of the embassy "Liu Xiaobo Plaza.''
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said some Americans were seeking to smear China by "meaninglessly hyping the so-called human rights issue and the case of Liu Xiaobo.''
Liu, an activist, is serving an 11-year sentence on subversion charges. --AP   
Other China breaking news:
Female honor guard primed for parade (09-02 21:43)
Sailor Guo and crew off on Arctic adventure (09-02 17:50)
Customs, port fees to be trimmed to help exporters (09-02 16:10)
War veterans honored in Beijing (09-02 14:35)
Xi to address war ceremony (09-02 13:27)
Venezuela gets US$5b China loan to be repaid in oil (09-02 12:12)
High-speed rail connects North Korea border city (09-01 18:06)
Pole dancing granny enjoys the grind (09-01 17:57)
Regulator picks fight with brawling China United Airlines pilots (09-01 17:29)
Journalist group calls for end to intimidation in China following business reporter’s arrest (09-01 16:41)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.