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Chinese airlines have allowed passengers to use mobile phones during flights since last week, following the decision of the Civil Administration of China (CAAC) to relax regulations. Air China permitted users to switch on their mobile devices from Sunday, following the lead from China Eastern Airlines and ...
Kathmandu, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Nepal's former deputy prime minister Sujata Koirala said on Sunday that China's ongoing rapid economic development is a role model for Nepal as the Himalayan country is aspiring to achieve prosperity through socio-economic transformation. Koirala, who is also a ...

"Jared Kushner Is China's Trump Card: How the President's son-in-law, despite his inexperience in diplomacy, became Beijing's primary point of interest," by Adam Entous and Evan Osnos in the forthcoming issue of The New Yorker. Why it matters: "Americans are accustomed to reports of Russia's efforts to ...
FUZHOU, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Wearing a plain dress padded with a bustle and framed with a corset, Wang Xueqing sits by a blazing fireplace knitting a sweater with a poodle curled up beside her. It has been two years and four months since the 36-year-old retreated to the remote village of Xindong in ...
China's Defense Ministry has criticized the United States for using a "Cold War" mindset to play up what the US calls the "Chinese military threat". Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang issued a statement on Saturday in response to the national defense strategy of US President Donald Trump that was ...
It has long been the asterisk appended to China's boom. Yet in her cover story this week, Ann Scott Tyson leaves little doubt: China is not backing down. If anything, it is doubling down. Ann's story is punctuated by surveillance cameras, censorship, and, in one case, a plainclothes police officer trailing her ...

January 21, 2018 Shanghai, China--The ultra-sleek bullet train, floating on a magnetic cushion, accelerates as it leaves Shanghai's Pudong International Airport for the megacity of 24 million people. Outside, a futuristic metropolis unfolds. Curved skyscrapers and raised freeways flash by until they blur.
facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has made China a priority. Last week, in a move widely seen as a possible back door into China for the silicon Valley company, Facebook joined with Beijing-based smartphone company Xiaomi Corp. to launch a new virtual-reality headset called Mi VR ...
Beijing, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- venture capital (VC) investment in China reached a record high of over 40 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, up 15 percent year on year, an industrial report showed. The positive sentiment was driven by a number of mega deals as investors sought opportunities in artificial ...
A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer sailed within 12 miles of Scarborough Shoal, a small uninhabited reef in the South China Sea claimed by China and The Philippines, said a U.S. official. China's Foreign Ministry accused the United States of trespassing through its territorial waters.
In the first year of his presidency Donald Trump took a soft line on China, belying his strident "China, China, China" rhetoric on the campaign trail. A flurry of recent reports suggest that in 2018 Trump's bromance with Chinese leader Xi Jinping is finally over. At long last, we're told, Trump has had enough.
China is embarking on the largest infrastructure project in history, spanning four continents and attempting to link the old Silk Road to Europe -- and back to China. Why it matters: China is increasingly asserting its economic power, and seeking to bolster its global influence. It is undertaking this project at a time when the ...
When, during previous Administrations, Cui had visited the White House, his hosts received him with a retinue of China specialists and note-takers. Kushner, President Trump's thirty-seven-year-old son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, preferred smaller gatherings. Three months earlier, Cui had been in near-despair.
JINYINTAN, China -- Among the yak herds and Tibetan Buddhism prayer flags dotting the windswept highlands of northwestern China stand the ruins of a remote, hidden city that vanished from the maps in 1958. The decaying clusters of workshops, bunkers and dormitories are remnants of Plant 221, also ...
China's rapidly expanding global economic empire will be backed up by a military force that's training harder and more frequently than ever, according to a new report. Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported Thursday that the Chinese military conducted at least 45 exercises a year for the past two ...
On this week's Tech Tent we hear why China's determination to be a leading player in artificial intelligence could lead to tensions with the United States. We have two other reports on this week's programme. In a compelling interview with Jane Wakefield, YouTube star Chrissy Chambers talks about her ...
Russia's bombardment of Syrian rebel positions and open backing of the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria meant that Moscow's role in the six-year civil war got most of the limelight in 2017. But the turnaround in Assad's fortunes in Syria was also made possible by a lesser-known sponsor: China.

This makes the economic health of the rest of the world incredibly important to China, because as its domestic economy slows it will depend on demand from the rest of the world to keep its economy going. It also means Trump's promises to control imports from China to the US could make things particularly painful -- if he ...
Sequoia capital Chairman Michael Moritz is rightly being raked over the coals for an ill-considered column this week in the Financial Times, in which Moritz argues, among other things, that "soul-sapping discussions" about gender imbalances and political correctness in silicon Valley have become ...
The researchers quantum-encrypted images by encoding them as strings of numbers based on the quantum states of photons and sent them across distances of up to 4,722 miles (7,600 kilometers) between Beijing and Vienna -- shattering the previous record of 251 miles (404 km), also set in China. Then ...
India's test this week of a long range intercontinental ballistic missile with the capability of hitting China's eastern coastal cities constitutes a threat to regional security, a China's state-owned newspaper has declared, calling for increased Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean to counter its regional rival.
President Donald Trump discussed the strategy with Mattis and senior military leaders during his Thursday visit to the Pentagon. The majority of the strategy is classified and will help drive budgetary decisions in the years ahead, with the document saying that the challenges from Russia and China "require ...
Hong Kong -- The executive in charge of facebook's efforts to court China has left the company, a fresh setback for the social network as it seeks to get its products into China's huge internet market. Wang-Li Moser, who as Facebook's lead liaison with Beijing had become a symbol of its ambitions in the ...
Paris -- In a pioneering animation deal, France's Ankama, whose second animated feature, "Mutafukaz," screens at the UniFrance Rendez-Vous on Saturday, is linking to China's Benlai Pictures to co-produce "Old Street," an animated movie based on the Chinese comic book by Nie Jun. Founded in ...
A concert by a Chinese artistic group on Friday night to mark the anniversary of Chinese and Vietnamese diplomatic relations has been postponed because of an unexpected electrical issue, a Vietnamese official said. Many people on facebook had urged the government to cancel the performance as it ...
Washington, D.C., January 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of the wife of a critical American-Chinese journalist and today called on police in China to disclose whether they have her in custody. Chen Xiaoping told CPJ that his wife, Li Huaiping, ...
Marriott International's social media accounts across Instagram, facebook, and twitter have been dark since China accused the company of breaking a cybersecurity law and advertisement law on January 11th. The accounts have resumed posting within the past few hours, one week after they stopped.
"secret Superstar," the latest film vehicle for Indian superstar Aamir Khan, looks set top open on top of the Chinese box office. It is enjoying the momentum created by Khan's previous film "Dangal," which enjoyed an unprecedented $193 million of business in China. "Superstar" had clocked up $3.5 million ...
(Beijing) -- The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. The National Bureau of Statistics says there were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016. China changed its long-standing one-child ...
Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world's worst oil ship disaster in decades. Rescuers spray foam to extinguish flames on the stricken oil ...
Although both countries calculate the gap differently, the latest data from Beijing indicates a trade differential at a record high of $275.81 billion in 2017. That figure does not bode well for bilateral relations, which many expect to take a turn for the worse in 2018 after a year of relative inaction from Trump.
In reality, the pace of growth in China's economy is anybody's guess. Various signals suggest China's growth did speed up last year, which could give the government the room it needs to tackle an accumulation of serious financial, environmental and social problems this year. But measuring the size and ...
China's spending in Central and Eastern European countries is helping clear a path towards more investment in Western Europe, one former economic adviser to the Serbian government told CNBC on Wednesday. Beijing's interest in Central and Eastern Europe is "because they see big potential in their ...
When Robin Li looks back at the question now, he can laugh. But things were different in 1992, when the Baidu CEO was a tongue-tied Chinese student applying for a computer-graphics graduate program in the U.S. The interviewing professor asked him, "Do you have computers in China?" It left the young ...
China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2017 according to official data - the first time in seven years the pace of growth has picked up. The figure beats Beijing's official annual expansion target of about 6.5%. China is a key driver of the global economy and so the better-than-expected data is likely to cheer ...
Authorities in Xinjiang, a border region that is home to China's largely Muslim Uighur minority, have been experimenting with the "alert project" since early 2017, according to Bloomberg. The programme, which matches faces caught on surveillance cameras to a watchlist of suspects, is the work of a ...
China's cross-border capital flows reached a turning point last year as they became basically balanced compared to previous net outflows, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday. Cross-border capital flows will remain largely steady in 2018 as the impact from the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy ...
New Delhi -- India tested a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons on Thursday, paving the way for membership to a small list of countries with access to intercontinental missiles and putting most of China in its reach. The ballistic missile, called Agni 5, was launched from Abdul ...
An oil spill from an Iranian tanker that sank off China has spread into four separate slicks covering an area of 100 sq km (39 sq miles), say Chinese authorities. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tons of ultra-light crude oil when it collided with another vessel 260km off Shanghai on 6 January. It burned for a week before ...
Between March and November 2017, residents were asked to rate US, German and Russian leadership in 134 countries or areas, while residents in 135 countries or areas were asked to rate the leadership of China. Gallup gave a margin of error across the total sample of 2 to 5.1 percentage points.
Two U.S. solar panel makers filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission last year, arguing cheap imports from China had decimated their business. The commission is now recommending tariffs of up to 35% for nearly all solar panel imports into the U.S. Trump has until January 26 to ...
China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, helped by a rebound in the industrial sector, a resilient property market and strong export growth. Official data on Thursday showed growth in the October to December period from a year earlier was 6.8%, unchanged from ...
WASHINGTON -- Face to face with a former C.I.A. officer in 2013, federal agents took a calculated risk. They did not confront him about the classified information they had found in his luggage. And they did not ask what they most wanted to know: whether he was a spy for China. It was a life-or-death call.
In September, shortly before one of Chen's broadcasts, his wife Li Huaiping, who remained in China, sent him a terse message saying she was "in trouble," Chen said. Li was not heard from until Sunday, when an anonymous YouTube account believed to be linked to Chinese security agencies uploaded a ...
Trump and economic adviser Gary Cohn said China forced U.S. companies to transfer their intellectual property to China as a cost of doing business there. U.S. businesses say they lose hundreds of billions of dollars in technology and millions of jobs to Chinese firms which have stolen ideas and software.
China, home to the world's biggest community of bitcoin miners, is cracking down on cryptocurrency activity. From a halt to virtual currency trading on domestic exchanges to banning initial coin offerings, regulators have taken a proactive role in shaping the stratospheric rise of Bitcoin and its peers.
Stock indexes in Asia on Thursday bounced back from declines in the last session, tracking substantial overnight gains on Wall Street. investors also awaited a raft of China data due later in the day. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.43 percent, with energy-related stocks, automakers and banking ...
Just last week, Premier Li Keqiang said China's GDP was expected to have grown 6.9 percent last year, busting the official target and quickening for the first time in seven years. Economists polled by Reuters predicted China's economic growth would slow to 6.5 percent in 2018 from an expected 6.8 ...
Shanghai - An Apple (AAPL) supplier in eastern China has denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for 10-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts, before returning to filthy dormitories ...
NAY PYI TAW, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- China and Myanmar held a new round of diplomacy and defense consultations here on Wednesday, pledging to further promote bilateral ties, keep close communication on the situation in northern Myanmar and maintain peace and stability in the border areas between ...


 

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