China News Broadcast, September 27th, 2012: Ai Weiwei Loses Tax Appeal
In today’s NTD China News, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei loses his fax fine appeal. He decried the court decision, saying he was not given a chance to defend himself.
A global medical advocacy group, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, has submitted a petition to the US Ambassador to the UN, urging her to pressure the Chinese regime to end the forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience.
China and Japan mark 40 years of trade relations. The anniversary is overshadowed by strained ties over the recent islands territorial dispute.
Japan’s Prime Minister indicates his country has no intention of backing off on the claim over the Senkaku Islands.
China’s largest steelmaker Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. is shutting its mill in Shanghai, in order to reduce losses amidst plummeting demands.
Travel woes ahead of China’s annual Mid-Autumn’s festival.
Giant panda cubs get their own room to play in Sichuan province.