China has blocked the websites of The Guardian and other media organisations which published stories about the offshore holdings of relatives of the country’s leading figures.
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Saturday 06 March 2010
Primark's Ryan comes out of hiding
Arthur Ryan, chairman of Primark, hasn't been photographed in public since founding the chain in 1969. Now Mr Ryan's seclusion is over: after turning up to accept a gong at the Retail Week Awards at London's Grosvenor House on Thursday night, the septuagenarian stuck around and was spotted puffing away on a ciggie with pals outside the Park Lane hotel after midnight.
Sunday 28 February 2010
The Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has revealed that his mother suffered a brain haemorrhage last year when she watched television footage of a student throwing a shoe at him during a visit to Cambridge University.
Sunday 03 January 2010
Friday 18 December 2009
China is attempting to scupper chances of a comprehenive agreement at the Copenhagen climate summit by using delaying tactics, sources inside the negotiations have told The Independent.
Thursday 17 December 2009
Gordon Brown demanded more ambition from countries deadlocked in climate change talks today but conceded that it could take up to a year to secure a binding international deal on global warming.
Monday 07 December 2009
Crunch UN talks on climate change kicked off in Copenhagen today, amid calls for a strong international agreement which delivers immediate action to tackle rising temperatures.
Saturday 05 December 2009
Saturday 21 November 2009
At least 42 miners were killed and 66 remain trapped 500 metres underground following a gas blast at a mine in China early today.
Tuesday 10 November 2009
Civilisations can be different, but no civilisation is superior to others. Each civilisation embodies the common vision and common aspirations of mankind shaped in the course of development and progress. The Chinese civilisation has long advocated the great ideas that "harmony is most valuable", "seek harmony in diversity" and "do not do unto others what you would not have others do unto you". Similarly, the Islamic civilisation values peace and calls for tolerance. The Koran contains more than 100 references to peace. We should build consensus and seek harmony in a world of diversity and push forward development through exchanges. This is the approach all mankind should embrace in advancing civilisation.
Friday 16 October 2009
Premier Wen Jiabao says China intends to strengthen its co-operation with Iran, an indication that Beijing will oppose growing calls in the West for additional sanctions against the Islamic Republic for its nuclear programme.
Tuesday 06 October 2009
North Korea has said it is ready to return to international talks on ending its nuclear weapons programme if the United States agrees to bilateral discussions first. The offer came during a visit to Pyongyang by the Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, whose government pledged to strengthen bonds with North Korea.
Monday 05 October 2009
China's Premier Wen Jiabao met the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il yesterday amid signs that North Korea may be willing to restart talks over its nuclear weapons programmes.
Friday 24 July 2009
Tuesday 02 June 2009
A protester who threw a shoe at the Chinese premier Wen Jiabao during a lecture at Cambridge University behaved "unreasonably" and could have caused serious injury, a court heard.
Monday 13 April 2009
I wasn't at the press conference last week when an Indian journalist took off his shoe and threw it at home minister P Chidambaram in disgust over the politician's apparent refusal to properly answer his question. But I was watching it live on television. To his credit, Mr Chidambaram leaned gracefully out of the way of the projectile and urged the security personnel to go gentle on Sikh reporter Jarnail Singh as they led him away.
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