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China Focus: Strict alcohol ban to improve work style of officials
GUIYANG, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- In southwest China's Guizhou Province, home to national liquor Moutai, alcohol of any kind is set to be banned at the dinner tables of officials during work time to improve official's work style. The strict ban, which takes ...

Green gold: how China quietly grew into a cannabis superpower
Every year in April, Jiang Xingquan sets aside part of his farm in northern China to grow cannabis. The size of the plot varies with market demand but over the last few years it has been about 600 hectares. Like every other hemp farmer in Hexin in ...

China's dilemma: how much pressure can it exert on its historical ally, North Korea?
China hit back this week against fresh North Korea-related sanctions by the United States, which targeted six Chinese firms and one individual for supporting Pyongyang's weapons programme. It called on Washington to “immediately correct its mistake” of ...

China is Investing $57 Billion Into Pakistan
Zhang Yang, a businessman from Chongqing in southwest China, is searching online forums for fellow stout-hearted entrepreneurs willing to cast aside security concerns and join him on a scouting mission to Pakistan. Zhang, 48, is one of a growing number ...

More Turmoil for China's Wanda as Rumors Fly
China's Dalian Wanda issued a stern denial Monday following rumors that company chairman Wang Jianlin had been detained by authorities as he attempted to fly abroad. The unsubstantiated reports caused stocks in Wanda's hotel group to swoon. “Rumors ...

China's regulators preparing new rules for digital coin offerings - Caixin
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese regulators are preparing new regulations on digital coin offerings and may ban them until the rules are in place, the financial magazine Caixin reported on Monday, as interest in the new fundraising channel grows rapidly in ...

China Tightens the Noose on Free Online Speech, Again
Chinese authorities have stepped up their war against free online speech by banning web platforms from accepting comments from anonymous users. China's "cyberspace administration" said in rules published Friday that internet forum providers had to ...

China says sanctions won't help as Trump targets Venezuela
BEIJING (Reuters) - Venezuela's close ally China said on Monday that history shows external interference and unilateral sanctions only make things more complex and will not help resolve problems, after the United States imposed new sanctions on ...

China's tech groups are accumulating too much power
When scientist Wang Jun left BGI, among the largest genomics organisations in the world, to establish iCarbonX, his latest medtech venture, in Shenzhen well over a year ago, many early local investors vied to offer him capital. They were led by Neil ...

Pakistani, Chinese officials discuss Afghanistan amid tension with US
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Foreign Secretary met China's special envoy on Afghan affairs on Monday, a foreign office spokesman said, a day after Islamabad canceled a scheduled visit by a top U.S. official. The decision by Pakistan to postpone the ...

Young people in China have started a fashion movement built ...
Young people in China have started a fashion movement built ...

Under pressure: the story behind China's ivory ban
This year, China's government enacted a ban on ivory sales and started closing down carving workshops, despite ivory carving being seen as an 'intangible cultural heritage'. How did such an astonishing U-turn come about? Chinese artists work on ivory ...

The Philippines Is Forcing China To Limit Its Aggressive Maritime ...
The Philippines Is Forcing China To Limit Its Aggressive Maritime ...

Power of love: China's latest arranged match rattles utilities
BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing announced its latest arranged marriage by matching the country's top coal miner with one of its biggest utilities to create a global powerhouse worth $280 billion on China's Valentine's Day. But even as couples across the ...

Death toll rises to 17 in SW China landslide
GUIYANG, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has risen to 17 people with 18 still missing, after a landslide at Nayong county in southwest China's Guizhou Province Monday morning, local authorities said Tuesday. As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, 25 people had ...

China non-committal on halting road construction in Doklam
China on Tuesday remained non-committal on the issue of stopping road construction in Doklam, a day after Indian and Chinese troops ended 73-day standoff that was triggered by China's move to build a road in the border area. . PTI| Last Updated ...

Iran dismisses US demand for inspection of military sites
TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Iran's government spokesman said here Tuesday that the country's military sites are by no means accessible for inspections. "Iran's military sites are restricted places, and not everybody can gain access to them," Mohammad ...

Smiling pig rescued from China floodwater sparks hilarious memes
A pig saved from floodwater in China has become a social media sensation thanks to its delighted facial expression. The lucky animal was captured apparently smiling after its bacon was saved just in the nick of time as it was dragged through water in ...

Shooting world mark equaled, Olympian reigns rowing at China's National Games
TIANJIN, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The 13th Chinese National Games wrapped up the Day 2 competitions after the official kick-off with a world record equaled in shooting and a rowing Olympic medalist retaining the title here on Tuesday. Gao Chang, a Beijing ...

Canadian senator says Trump's NAFTA bluster should spark trade pivot to Asia
VANCOUVER, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- It's becoming increasingly clear that Canada needs to pivot its trade and investment objectives toward Asia as U.S. President Donald Trump has renewed threats to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ...

Is China's Economy Just A Giant 'Ponzi Scheme'?
I write about the political economy of China and its major industries Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Tweet This. It's no secret that there are two wildly divergent views on China's economic prospects. Shutterstock. A rather ...

India-Vietnam point potent projectile at China
When news broke this month that India had finally sold its sophisticated BrahMos missile system to Vietnam, the sensitive procurement promised to shift the power balance in the South China Sea, where Vietnam is now jousting with China over contested ...

S. Korean president names new ambassadors to China, US, Japan
SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday named new ambassadors to China, the United States and Japan. Noh Young-min, a former three-term lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party, was tapped as the first South ...

China's Missile Sanctions Are Taking a Heavy Toll on Both Koreas
With geopolitical tensions rising in North Asia, China has tightened the economic screws on both Koreas -- on the North for firing missiles, and on the South for deploying a shield to stop them. In dollar terms, South Korea looks worse off, taking a $4 ...

Leaders of S.Korea, Japan agree to increase pressure on DPRK to "extreme" level
SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday agreed to increase pressure on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to an "extreme" level during a phone conversation ...

Looks like China, Not India, Blinked In Standoff, Says Foreign Media
China insisted its troops would continue to patrol and garrison the disputed area, as well as continue to exercise its sovereign rights there. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday that the country would make plans for road construction 'in ...

ICBC posts faster net profit growth in H1
BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- China's largest lender by market value Wednesday reported faster growth in net profits for the first half of the year, citing improved services and strengthened risk control. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ...

Trump Needs a New China Approach, Ex-North Korea Negotiators Say
The response to North Korea's provocations tends to follow a typical pattern: The U.S. and its allies condemn Kim Jong Un, then quickly turn their sights on China. That routine held after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday ...

China to develop HyperFlight transport network with speeds up to 4000 km per hour
WUHAN, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- China will develop a supersonic speed HyperFlight transport network with a designed speed of up to 4,000 kilometers per hour, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) announced Wednesday at the Third ...

Trump needs rethink on China, ex-North Korea negotiators say
[HONG KONG] The response to North Korea's provocations tends to follow a typical pattern: The US and its allies condemn Kim Jong Un, then quickly turn their sights on China. That routine held after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on ...


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