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China News - September 14th, 2012: Wang Lijun Trial, Islands Dispute Escalates





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Published on Sep 14, 2012

In today's NTD China News, Bo Xilai's former police chief ,Wang Lijun, will stand trial next Tuesday, a court official from the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court told reporters on Friday. Wang is charged with defection, taking bribes, abuse of power and bending the law for personal gains.

The Chinese regime sent in six patrol ships to waters near the disputed Diaoyu, or Senkaku Islands. They left the waters after warnings from the Japanese Coast Guard.

Analysts weigh in on how far Japan and China are likely take the sovereignty dispute, commenting it may not be in the Chinese regime's best interest to engage in an all-out conflict.

A group from the Syrian opposition will visit Beijing next week. The trip follows an envoy of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's visit in August. The Chinese regime says it's trying to broker a political resolution to the deadly violence in Syria. Beijing and Russia have blocked UN efforts to impose sanctions on Assad's regime to end the crisis.

China's two top telecom companies faced a US Congressional hearing on Thursday. Huawei and ZTE are being investigated for ties to the Chinese government, over concerns their expansion in the US threatens the country's telecommunication infrastructure.

A research by Microsoft Corp. has found hard drives in new laptops from China are pre-loaded with malicious software.

The Chinese Health Ministry reports this week that birth defects in the country are on the rise, with 900,000 cases each year.

There are fears that a Chinese mining company could damage an ancient archeological excavation site in Afghanistan. The site contains Buddhist scriptures, artifacts and ancient buildings.

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