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China sentences human-rights lawyer to 7 years for subversion
A prominent Chinese lawyer who had taken on sensitive, high-profile cases involving activists and victims of a tainted infant formula scandal was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison on charges of subversion. Zhou Shifeng, a human-rights lawyer ...

Brazil show China's Olympic players that footballing culture has to be bred, not bought
Brazil v China in Rio at a major tournament: the kind of fixture the country – or Xi Jinping at least – dreams of. This was the women's game though, rather overlooked in China's mad quest to throw as much money as they possibly can at anything vaguely ...

Small-man Xi Jinping
Confucius said, "The great man sees what's right while the small man sees what's profitable. The gentleman is dignified, while the small man is proud." By the ancient Chinese sage's standards, China's leader Xi Jinping is the small man whose vision ...

China Makes Song and Dance Over Missile Defense in South Korea
Seoul's decision to deploy a U.S. missile-defense system over Beijing's objections has put one of its biggest assets in the crosshairs: the young stars of K-pop. In recent days, the Chinese government has quietly blocked some of South Korea's up-and ...

China joins Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan in security alliance
BEIJING: China is to set up an anti-terrorism alliance with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, state media said on Thursday, as it seeks to boost coordination with neighbours to tackle what it says is a growing domestic militant threat. Fang ...

China is building Zimbabwe a new parliament
Beijing has promised to help fund and construct a new parliament building for Zimbabwe. Chinese officials pledged $46 million for the new structure, to be built on a plot of farmland just outside the capital of Harare, according to local media. Helping ...

Seoul's tilt towards Tokyo could lead to worst-case scenario for Beijing
South Korea's decision to purchase the US THAAD missile-defence system continues to vex China. Photo: AFP. Laura Zhou. Share. PrintEmail. China is finding itself falling into a strategic nightmare with the first sign of a Washington-Tokyo-Seoul ...

Politics to plastic surgery: China and SKorea play a game of hard and soft power
It's family-owned conglomerates, known as chaebols, have made a mark around the globe: think everything from Hyundai cars to Samsung smartphones. Its pop culture has influenced fashion and music worldwide. And Korean companies have provided ...

Japan's defence chief warns on DPRK, China
TOKYO: Japan's hawkish new defence minister singled out North Korean provocations and Chinese use of "force" in territorial disputes on Thursday as she reviewed troops on her first day in the job. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed Tomomi Inada, ...

China never banned Uber because ride-hailing is great for the government's agenda
The merger between Didi Chuxing and Uber's China business marks the end of China's ride-hailing wars. The battle has been bitter, rife with cash-burning, driver fraud, and online turf wars. One element missing, however, was interference by the Chinese ...

The driving force behind Beijing's moves in the South China Sea
Russia's move to join China for naval exercises next month in the disputed South China Sea is a defiant shot across the bow for Washington and Ottawa. Beijing and Moscow, bonded by contempt for Western geopolitics, announced their military ...

A huge flood 4000 years ago could bolster China's claims to a mythical dynasty
Does a major new archaeological discovery extend recorded Chinese history back a few thousand years? According to an article published yesterday (Aug. 4) in Science magazine, a team of archaeologists has collected proof of a massive flood that occurred ...

After NSG, visa rows, China sends Foreign Minister Wang Yi to India to lower tensions
New Delhi: Amid tensions between India and China, Beijing has announced to send Foreign Minister Wang Yi to New Delhi next week for 'serious' bilateral talks. Ties between the two countries have been strained over a number of thorny issues, including ...

Japan summons Chinese ambassador over ships
Japan's foreign ministry on Friday summoned China's ambassador to protest what it said were intrusions into its territorial waters by Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels. The two countries are locked in a long-running dispute over uninhabited ...

A secret meeting of leaders in a Chinese beach town could determine the future of the country
China's President Xi Jinping (L) and China's Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, China, March 13, 2016. A closed-door meeting in a resort town on the Bohai Sea may be where China ...

China's peacekeeping efforts
The recent visit to China by political negotiators of the Afghan Taliban is seen as the Communist nation's move to play an active role in encouraging the insurgent movement to join the peace process. Confirming the visit mid-July, Taliban officials ...

China blocked India's NSG bid, but now wants help on South China Sea
BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister. BACKGROUND X. Chinese FM to visit India to persuade Modi from raising South China Sea at G20. BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is visiting India on a three-day tour from August 12. Wang would try to make ...

China Tries to End Brain Drain, Lure Foreign-Educated Talent
In this April 13, 2016 photo, Li Chenjian, a vice provost at Peking University, speaks during an interview at the school's campus in Beijing. China is recruiting thousands of high-achieving overseas Chinese to come home through the 1,000 Talents ...

China's air force flies combat patrol over disputed islands
BEIJING – China's air force said Saturday that it has conducted a combat air patrol over disputed areas of the South China Sea to improve its fighting ability. The announcement comes after Beijing said it wanted to tamp down tensions following its ...

Hong Kong's independence movement a political gimmick: China media
Hong Kong: On Saturday Chinese media dismissed Hong Kong's independence movement as a political "gimmick", following the city's first pro-independence rally that was attended by more than 2,000 people. The unprecedented rally saw people fill a park ...

Basketball: US all business in Rio opener against China
RIO DE JANEIRO Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may fret about the United States' trade imbalance with China but on the basketball court it is all one way business, as it was again on Saturday as the U.S. opened the Olympic tournament with ...

China installs radar in disputed waters
China has installed a radar with potential military functions in a disputed area of the East China Sea, Japanese media said, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two countries. The Japanese foreign ministry said China had placed a surface ...

China launches first mobile telecoms satellite from Beijing
China has launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite. The Tiantong-01 satellite will establish a mobile network serving China, the Middle East, Africa and other areas, the state run Xinhua news agency reported. It was sent into space after ...

China should accept PCA ruling on South China Sea: Expert
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague ruling that has demolished China's expansive historical claims in South China Sea and pointed out that Beijing has no entitlement to an economic zone within 200 miles of Mischief and Thomas reefs, ...

Park chides China over THAAD
China should hold North Korea accountable for threatening regional security instead of criticizing South Korea for its plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile shield, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday. It also urged lawmakers from the main opposition Minjoo ...

United State can no longer school Pakistan; the real rein is in the hand of China
One may be pleased as punch about the United State's strong statement urging Pakistan to act against terrorists that target its neighbours, but let's hold the crowing. When push comes to shove, it is China which can actually influence Pakistan on such ...

China's emerging 'smart cities' defy doomsayers
We are standing in a reception room on the outskirts of the western Chinese city of Chengdu, looking at a model of the Tianfu New Area, a hi-tech “science city” of the future. The room overlooks a winding lake with lots of green landscaping. Our guide ...

Uber partnership deal shows how to succeed in China
The withdrawal of Uber from China last week, after spending $2.6 billion there in two years, is focusing the minds of Australian service companies seeking to surf the China-Australia free trade agreement into that huge market. There have been no ...

China's first gold of Games won by woman shooter
RIO DE JANEIRO First-time Olympian Zhang Mengxue secured China's first gold medal of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday by winning the women's 10-meter air pistol event and extending China's gold medal streak in the sport. With a score of 199.4 points in 20 ...

Shorts Pile on 500.Com as China Lottery Sales Remain in Limbo
It's been a rough year and a half for 500.com Ltd., the Chinese online sports lottery operator whose revenue has been cut off during an industry crackdown. And short sellers see things getting even worse. Bearish bets on the company's U.S.-traded stock ...


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