China / by Michelle Ryan

The Canadian government opened negotiations with China over the possible terms of an extradition treaty between both countries. Three prominent labour organisers were sentenced to suspended prison terms in Guangdong province. The World Health Organisation (WHO) ranked China as the world's deadliest country for outdoor air pollution. A tropical storm killed one person in the city of Quanzhou, Fujian Province. The Tiangong 2, an experimental space station, was launched on 15 September. Currently, China possesses an energy oversupply, with priority access to the energy grid given to coal-fired power stations rather than wind energy. The Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, revealed that he would be interested in forming trade alliances with both China and Russia. Tensions between China and Japan increased due to Japanese actions in the South China Sea. The Philippines military released images of Chinese ships it deemed capable of building islands in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. By purchasing Dick Clark Productions, Wang Jianlin hopes to extend Chinese influence in Hollywood and the entertainment business.

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