China News Broadcast, May 8, 2013: Beijing Death Protest, Okinawa Islands Claim

Created: 2013-05-08 17:38 EST

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 In today’s NTD China News, a massive protest in Beijing as migrant workers demand to find out what happened to Yuan Liya, who was found dead at a shopping mall.

 Two Chinese scholars question Japan’s ownership of the Okinawa islands in an article carried by People's Daily, raising questions over whether the Chinese regime intends to also lay claim to those islands amidst the territorial disputes over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.
 
Hong Kong lawmakers are calling on the Taiwanese government not to be swayed by the Chinese regime, and allow NTD’s sister station in Taiwan, NTD Asia Pacific, to get a satellite contract renewal so it can continue broadcasting uncensored information into China.
 
China-based Lens Magazine has had its publishing license suspended, after publishing an article last month about torture at the Masanjia Labor Camp.
 
US car maker General Motors has been granted approval to build a billion dollar Cadillac plant in China, raising questions whether it’s using bail-out money from the US government properly.
 
Chinese activist Liu Ping is facing “subversion” charges after calling on Communist Party officials to disclose their assets.
 
Shen Yun Performing Arts has brought a piece of heavenly beauty through it portrayal of China’s traditional culture to audiences in Philadelphia.