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Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques
Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row, official says
Young Chinese consumers want less and share more
Chinese tourist charged with smoking on AirAsia flight
Taiwan blocks China flights after route row
Chinese woman refuses Beijing airport security check, claims to be foreigner
2018 Jeep Grand Commander SUV Leaked In Images In China
2018-01-19 12:30:37 Ending months of speculation, the first leaked images of the 2018 Jeep Grand Commander SUV have made their way online. The images reveal the SUV in all its glory, ahead of its official debut set in China at the Beijin Motor Show. The Jeep Grand Commander is a 7-seater SUV and first was first showcased as the Yuntu concept in 2017 at the Shanghai Motor Show   Read More ...
Another top Silicon Valley investor slams politically correct tech culture, praises Chinese work ethic
2018-01-19 12:28:34 Mike Moritz, a top partner at Silicon Valley's most successful venture capital firm, says that the local tech culture has descended into "soul-sapping discussions" about "the inequity of life," and compared it unfavorably with the work ethic in the Chinese tech scene. Moritz, a managing partner at Sequoia Capital, wrote in the Financial Times that Silicon Valley's culture is becoming "unhinged" with discussions of things like the politics of speakers at tech companies, debates over work-life balance, and "grumbling about the need for a space for musical jam sessions   Read More ...
Trump is 'determined to bite somebody, and China is the most likely target,' trade expert says
2018-01-19 12:23:53 A year after President Donald Trump took office, the United States' trade deficit with China looms larger than ever. 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   Read More ...
China’s birthrate dropped last year despite allowing couples to have two children
2018-01-19 12:22:35 The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children, a result parents say of the stresses of urban life. There were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday. With almost 1.4 billion people, China has the world’s largest population but it is aging fast even before reaching its expected peak of 1   Read More ...
How the Victoria and Albert Museum in China signals a new design for Shenzhen
2018-01-19 12:21:29 The first thing anyone tells you about Shenzhen, the city in southern China that borders Hong Kong and has a population of at least 12 million, is that it was once a sleepy fishing village. As with its neighbor, which began British colonial life as an unpromising rocky outcrop in the South China Sea ("Albert is so much amused at my having got the island of Hong Kong," wrote Queen Victoria in 1841, of her imperial bauble), the tale of an unpromising beginning emphasizes the vast distance traveled   Read More ...
China to enshrine Xi's thought into state constitution
2018-01-19 12:16:06 BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s ruling Communist Party will enshrine President Xi Jinping’s political thought into the country’s constitution, state media said on Friday, further solidifying his power following its addition last year to the party constitution. The arguably more important party constitution was amended at the once-in-five-years party congress in October to include Xi’s political thought. The party unanimously passed an amendment then to add “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” as one of its guiding principles   Read More ...
Huawei's latest attempt to enter U.S. worries lawmakers — but Canada doesn't share its concern
2018-01-19 12:10:02 How 2 allies have responded to concerns the Chinese phone maker is a national security threat For the past decade, Chinese tech company Huawei has found no shortage of success in Canada. Its equipment is used in telecommunications infrastructure run by the country's major carriers, and some have sold Huawei's phones. The company has struck up partnerships with Canadian universities, and say it is investing more than half a billion dollars in researching next generation cellular networks here   Read More ...
China to enshrine Xi's thought into state constitution
2018-01-19 12:02:04 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party will enshrine President Xi Jinping's political thought into the country's constitution, state media said on Friday, further solidifying his power following its addition last year to the party constitution. The arguably more important party constitution was amended at the once-in-five-years party congress in October to include Xi's political thought. The party unanimously passed an amendment then to add "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era" as one of its guiding principles   Read More ...
China targets cryptocurrencies in online pyramid scheme crackdown
2018-01-19 11:44:50 (Reuters) - China will crack down on online pyramid schemes, including speculation masked as cryptocurrencies and online games, the public security ministry said on Friday. The ministry will act jointly with the industrial and commercial department to stamp out pyramid-type schemes, besides punishing those who swindle students and vulnerable groups, the ministry said in a statement on its website. Chinese regulators have moved to rein in financial risks associated with virtual currency trades and pyramid schemes   Read More ...
Yu Wensheng: China human rights lawyer arrested on school run
2018-01-19 11:33:20 A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer has been detained while walking his child to school, his family says. Yu Wensheng, a vocal critic of China's ruling Communist Party, was seized by about a dozen people, including a Swat team, after he left his flat with his son on Friday morning, his wife said. Mr Yu has called for open presidential elections and constitutional reform   Read More ...
Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques
2018-01-19 11:30:25 BEIJING: Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported Friday (Jan 19), the latest tightening of regulations on religious freedoms. The decision was outlined in a notice sent to all high schools, primary schools and kindergartens in Gansu province's Guanghe county, according to the Global Times   Read More ...
China justifies construction in Doklam
2018-01-19 11:14:39 China on Friday justified its massive construction activities in the Dokalam area, describing it as “legitimate” and aimed at improving the lives of its troops and the people living on its own territory. China’s reaction came amid reports that it was building a huge military complex close to the site of the Doklam standoff with India. Asked about reports citing satellite imagery of a Chinese military complex in the area, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said: “I have also noted the relevant report   Read More ...
China detains rights lawyer critical of President Xi Jinping
2018-01-19 11:08:45 BEIJING – Beijing authorities on Friday took outspoken rights lawyer Yu Wensheng into custody as he was taking his child to school, his wife said, days after Yu said he was stripped of his legal license for criticizing President Xi Jinping. Yu, a Beijing-based lawyer and activist, has repeatedly criticized the ruling Communist Party over a sweeping crackdown on rights lawyers and activists, which has seen hundreds detained and dozens arrested in recent years   Read More ...
'Will Build Doklam Infrastructure': Aggressive China After Satellite Pics
2018-01-19 11:07:53 New Delhi: After India reacted to the satellite images that showed a full-fledged Chinese military complex being built within Doklam, China today said that India has no business to comment on construction activity on Chinese territory. Almost five months after India and China ended a 70-day standoff in Doklam or Doka La that lies to the east of Sikkim, the latest images show massive structures in Doklam, as close as 81 metres to the point of face-off between Indian and Chinese troops   Read More ...
China justifies infrastructure building in Doklam
2018-01-19 11:07:34 China on Friday justified its massive construction activities in the Dokalam area, describing it as “legitimate” and aimed at improving the lives of its troops and the people living on its own territory. China’s reaction came amid reports that it was building a huge military complex close to the site of the Dokalam standoff with India. Asked about reports citing satellite imagery of a Chinese military complex in the area, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said: “I have also noted the relevant report   Read More ...
Executive Behind Facebook’s China Charm Campaign Is Out
2018-01-19 11:05:45 Ms. Moser’s departure, after she failed to achieve any major breakthrough in China, underscores the challenges, and setbacks, Facebook has faced as it seeks to gain entry to one of the world’s largest — and most closed off — internet markets. Along with Mr. Zuckerberg’s high-profile appearances in China, Facebook has quietly tried numerous other strategies to gain access. The company worked internally on a tool that would allow targeted censorship, even as some employees quit over the project   Read More ...
Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row: Official
2018-01-19 11:00:19 TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Taiwan's aviation regulator has not approved applications from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines to increase flights during the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday, an official with the regulator told Reuters. The official, who asked not to be named, said that Taiwan had not yet approved the flights because the airlines had recently used four disputed air routes that are close to Taiwan   Read More ...
China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action
2018-01-19 10:47:58 BEIJING (Reuters) - As influential voices within the U.S. business community warn China that U.S. President Donald Trump is serious about tough action over Beijing's trade practices, there is little sense of a crisis in the Chinese capital, where officials think he is bluffing. In Beijing, many experts think Washington is unwilling to pay the heavy economic price needed to upset prevailing trade dynamics between the world's two largest economies   Read More ...
China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action
2018-01-19 10:43:09 BEIJING (Reuters) - As influential voices within the U.S. business community warn China that U.S. President Donald Trump is serious about tough action over Beijing’s trade practices, there is little sense of a crisis in the Chinese capital, where officials think he is bluffing. In Beijing, many experts think Washington is unwilling to pay the heavy economic price needed to upset prevailing trade dynamics between the world’s two largest economies   Read More ...
Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row, official says
2018-01-19 10:43:03 TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s aviation regulator has stalled applications for new flights from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines amid a row between Beijing and the self-ruled island over air routes, a regulatory official said on Friday. Taiwan had not yet approved the applications to add flights during the approaching Lunar New Year holiday because in recent weeks the airlines had used four disputed air routes close to the island, said the official, who asked not to be identified   Read More ...
2017 Sees Warmest Ocean On Record: Chinese Academy Of Sciences
2018-01-19 10:35:11 Beijing: The temperature of oceans in 2017 reached a record high, putting the marine ecosystems in jeopardy, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said. Compared to 2015, the extra heat in the upper two kilometres of sea water across the globe in 2017 was 700 times the energy China's electricity used in 2016, the CAS said in a report. The Atlantic and Antarctic oceans warmed up the fastest, as warming has already taken place in most of the other seas, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying   Read More ...
Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row, official says
2018-01-19 10:30:52 TAIPEI/SHANGHAI: Taiwan's aviation regulator has stalled applications for new flights from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines amid a row between Beijing and the self-ruled island over air routes, a regulatory official said on Friday. Taiwan had not yet approved the applications to add flights during the approaching Lunar New Year holiday because in recent weeks the airlines had used four disputed air routes close to the island, said the official, who asked not to be identified   Read More ...
Agni-5 missile test launch poses fresh worry for China
2018-01-19 10:22:15 The successful test-firing of nuclear-capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-5 on Thursday has not gone unnoticed in Beijing, with security experts warning that most of China’s northernmost parts are now within striking distance. Thursday’s launch was the fifth test of the missile which has a range of 5,000 to 6,000 km. However, China’s security experts were skeptic about the missile range   Read More ...
On its border with North Korea, China prepares for a possible crisis
2018-01-19 10:08:19 LIAONING, CHINA – China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis. Bellicose rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang has raised fears in China of a conflict that could send millions of North Korean refugees across the 1,420-kilometer (880-mile) border, and of nuclear fallout that could hit Chinese towns   Read More ...
China detains rights lawyer critical of President Xi Jinping: report
2018-01-19 10:08:18 Beijing authorities on Friday took outspoken rights lawyer Yu Wensheng into custody as he was taking his child to school, his wife told Reuters, days after Yu said he was stripped of his legal license for criticizing President Xi Jinping. Yu, a Beijing-based lawyer and activist, has repeatedly criticised the ruling Communist Party over a sweeping crackdown on rights lawyers and activists, which has seen hundreds detained and dozens arrested in recent years   Read More ...
A glimpse of Tibetan carpet fair(1/4)
2018-01-19 10:00:48 An exhibitor shows the Tibetan carpets during the Tibetan carpet fair in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 17, 2018. (Xinhua/Liu Dongjun)   Read More ...
China's Birthrate Dropped Last Year Despite Beijing's Relaxation of the One-Child Policy
2018-01-19 09:47:06 (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 policy in 2015 in hopes of reversing the trend toward an aging population   Read More ...
Young Chinese consumers want less and share more
2018-01-19 09:45:11 LONDON (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The modern Chinese consumer is healthier, less materialistic and more partial to home-grown brands than ever before, according to research from market analysts in Britain. Young Chinese people are committed to expanding the sharing economy and are more eager to spend money on experiences, rather than possessions, said Ms Alison Angus, head of lifestyles at London-based market research company Euromonitor   Read More ...
Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row: official
2018-01-19 09:41:44 The official, who asked not to be named, said that Taiwan had not yet approved the flights because the airlines had recently used four disputed air routes that are close to Taiwan. China Eastern Airlines had applied to add 106 flights while Xiamen Airlines, which is majority owned by China Southern Airlines, had applied for 70 more, the official said. China earlier this month opened several disputed air routes, including a northbound M503 route in the Taiwan Strait, without informing Taiwan, contravening what the democratic government in Taipei said is a 2015 deal to first discuss such flight paths   Read More ...
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families
2018-01-19 09:31:34 BEIJING (AP) — The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children. There were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday. China changed its long-standing one-child policy in 2015 in hopes of reversing the trend toward an aging population   Read More ...
Winter sports gain popularity in southern China
2018-01-19 09:30:36 With the 2022 Winter Olympic Games looming ahead, the popularity of winter sports in China is not confined to the colder areas. Southern China is also seeing a huge surge in interest as well. The Nan Tianhu ski resort was opened in China's southwestern municipality of Chongqing on Monday. The ski resort brings the city a new destination to embrace winter sports   Read More ...
Naura's U.S. semiconductor deal approved
2018-01-19 09:30:33 Beijing-based Naura Microelectronics Equipment Co has completed a deal to buy U.S. semiconductor manufacturing equipment company Akrion Systems LLC, in a rare instance of the U.S. government approving such an acquisition, attorneys for Naura said on Wednesday. The deal, worth $15 million, was approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) during the standard 75-day review period, according to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Fang Xue, one of the deal lawyers representing Naura   Read More ...
Jinan ranked most congested city in 2017
2018-01-19 09:30:30 Jinan in Shandong was the most congested city in the country in 2017, said a a report on China's major cities' transportation in 2017 released by Gaode maps, the research institute of Ministry of Transport, and Alibaba Cloud recently. According to the rankings, the other top 10 cities were Beijing, Harbin, Chongqing, Hohhot, Guangzhou, Hefei, Shanghai, Dalian, and Changchun. Among these 10 cities, Hohhot, Hefei, and Changchun were listed on the top 10 rankings for the first time   Read More ...
Passenger plane lifted away from cliff edge after Turkey runway incident(1/4)
2018-01-19 09:30:26 A passenger plane that skidded off a Turkish airport runway is lifted away from its precarious position on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Black Sea, Jan. 18, 2018. Two enormous cranes were used to hoist the Pegasus Airlines plane, which ran into trouble moments after landing at Trabzon Airport on Turkey’s northeast coastline on Jan. 13. (Photo/Agencies)   Read More ...
Chinese justice minister stresses CPC leadership of lawyers
2018-01-19 09:30:21 China's Minister of Justice Zhang Jun has underscored the importance of the Communist Party of China (CPC) leadership of lawyers, calling it the "soul of the country's legal system." Zhang's remarks were made at a recent forum for lawyers and published in Friday's edition of the People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the CPC. Strengthening Party leadership of the work of lawyers is by no means just a slogan, nor a matter of expediency, Zhang said, adding that it fully accords with the national conditions and is an arrangement of the political system concerning the long-term development of the role of lawyers   Read More ...
New wave of Chinese IPOs heads to U.S.
2018-01-19 09:30:19 HK also attractive choice after revising listing requirements. With the U.S. market still riding high and China's internet sector continuing to grow, a fresh wave of Chinese IPOs is expected in the U.S. this year, Chinese analysts said. Online content providers in such sectors as culture, entertainment and education are most likely to sweep through the U.S. IPO market this year, according to Cen Saiyin, vice president of Cornerstone Capital   Read More ...
DPRK Olympic team to cross border by land route
2018-01-19 09:30:14 The delegation Pyongyang plans to send to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will take the Gyeongui Line land route to reach the Republic of Korea (ROK), according to the vice-ministerial inter-Korean talks held on Wednesday. The athletes from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will go to Pyeongchang by overland route on Feb 1, while the other members of the delegation including Games officials, cheerleaders, journalists and a taekwondo demonstration team will arrive on Feb 7   Read More ...
China launches 2 remote sensing satellites
2018-01-19 09:30:11 China launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:12 p.m. Friday Beijing Time. The two commercial satellites, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08, were independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd., and will provide remote sensing data and products for government and industry users in conjunction with the eight previously launched Jilin-1 satellites   Read More ...
2017 sees warmest ocean on record: Chinese institute
2018-01-19 09:14:54 The temperature of oceans in 2017 reached a record high, putting the marine ecosystems in jeopardy, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said. Compared to 2015, the extra heat in the upper two kilometres of sea water across the globe in 2017 was 700 times the energy China’s electricity used in 2016, the CAS said in a report. The Atlantic and Antarctic oceans warmed up the fastest, as warming has already taken place in most of the other seas, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying   Read More ...
METALS-Shanghai aluminium, lead climb on smog alerts
2018-01-19 09:10:54 (Adds change to Jiyuan alert, inventory data; updates prices) BEIJING, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Shanghai aluminium prices rose on Friday, buoyed by the first acceleration in China's GDP growth in seven years and by a pollution alert in a major industrial province. The climb came even as the country's output of the metal on Thursday posted a surprise jump for December   Read More ...