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Chinese combat helicopters hold live-fire drills in south-east coast
2018-04-19 10:45:08 BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese combat helicopters conducted live-fire drills with missiles off the country's south-east coast, state media said on Thursday (April 19), without confirming whether the exercises took place in the sensitive Taiwan Strait. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) exercise took place on Wednesday and involved various types of helicopters that tested "all-weather operational capability of the air force at sea," the official Xinhua news agency said   Read More ...
What’s inside made-in-China electronics should worry federal customers, study says
2018-04-19 09:46:36 The U.S. government is dangerously vulnerable to Chinese espionage or cyberattack because of its dependence on electronics and software made in China, a risk that threatens to grow as Beijing seeks global technological dominance, according to a study for a congressionally chartered advisory commission. Information technology products made by enterprises owned or influenced by China could be modified to work poorly, conduct espionage or otherwise interfere with government operations, said the report for the U   Read More ...
Chinese researchers carry out live-streaming of deep-sea exploration in South China Sea
2018-04-19 09:45:15 BEIJING - A team of Chinese scientists on Tuesday (April 17) began one month of live-streaming deep-sea exploration of the South China Sea, the Global Times reported. The team will explore up to 4,000 meters underwater for the first time using a Canadian-made unmanned submersible, according to a report on the website of Tongji University in Shanghai. Maritime science enthusiasts, college and high school students can watch the Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science (ROPOS) robot collecting samples and interact with scientists in real time, the Global Times said   Read More ...
China holds live-fire drills off coast in warning to Taiwan
2018-04-19 09:00:59 BEIJING (AP) -- China has held live-fire exercises off its southeast coast, state media said Thursday, in an apparent warning to the democratic, self-ruled island of Taiwan against what Beijing deems as provocative remarks on independence. The official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday an air unit of the People's Liberation Army ground forces held a live-fire exercise on Wednesday off China's southeast coast   Read More ...
China environment ministry warns of 'stalemate' in war on smog
2018-04-19 08:01:38 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's war on pollution is at risk of reaching a "stalemate", with poor weather conditions undermining the country's efforts to reduce smog, an environment ministry spokesman said on Thursday. Air pollution rose by more than a quarter in parts of northern China in March, and the region has been hit by another bout of smog in the second half of April, which the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) has blamed on weak air circulation   Read More ...
Wife of North Korea's Kim given "Respected First Lady" title
2018-04-19 08:00:24 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States. Ri Sol Ju has often accompanied Kim to official events but made her first solo public appearance last weekend at a ballet performance by a visiting Chinese troupe   Read More ...
China says ready to deal with any fallout from US trade row
2018-04-19 06:45:31 BEIJING (REUTERS) - China is well prepared to handle any negative effects from its trade dispute with the United States, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday (April 19), adding that China's tariff hikes on US imports will not have a big impact overall on its domestic industries. The United States would be making a miscalculation if it is determined to contain China's rise, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said at a regular media briefing in Beijing   Read More ...
China bans imports of 16 more scrap, waste products from end-2018
2018-04-19 06:45:14 BEIJING/SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China will ban the imports of 16 more scrap metal and chemical waste products from the end of this year, the environment ministry said on Thursday (April 19). The 16 banned products include steel smelting slag containing more than 25 per cent of the metal manganese, and ethylene polymer waste, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a document published on its website   Read More ...
Doctors in China remove 9cm-long lighter from man's stomach after 20 years
2018-04-19 05:50:27 A Chinese man recently visited a hospital for stomach pains - only to have doctors discover a 9cm-long lighter sitting in his abdomen for some 20 years. Local broadcaster Jiangxi Television reported that the man in his 40s from Dujiangyan City, Sichuan province, had sought help at a local hospital, after suffering from long-term stomach pains and blood in his stool   Read More ...
Japan, China must continue talks to truly improve bilateral relations
2018-04-19 05:48:30 The Yomiuri ShimbunIt is important for Japan and China to utilize momentum for improving their relations and steadily continue practical cooperation, thereby promoting mutual confidence building. Both nations must make sincere efforts in this respect. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks with visiting Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. “[Japan] will seek to expand [bilateral] relations in various areas,” the prime minister said   Read More ...
China releases 30 North Korean defectors: report
2018-04-19 05:19:30 China has released 30 North Korean defectors who some feared would be forcibly sent back to the reclusive state, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday, citing a defector who has taken asylum in South Korea. The defector told the U.S.-funded broadcaster the previous day that the Chinese government freed them as it is concerned about criticism in the international community that Beijing deports North Korean defectors back to their home country, where they face severe punishment   Read More ...
Jeju Air drops 'Taiwanese, Hong Kong people' from job ad after Chinese complaint
2018-04-19 05:19:00 A Jeju Air official told The Korea Times Wednesday that the airline has revised the wording in its promotional flyer from "Taiwanese, Chinese or Hong Kong people" to people "who came from Shandong, Hong Kong and Taiwan" after a Chinese college student in Seoul claimed Taiwan and Hong Kong are not countries. "In response to her complaint, we revised the wording to show regions instead of countries," the official said   Read More ...
No. of Chinese visitors to South Korea bounces back
2018-04-19 05:16:52 The number of Chinese visitors to South Korea topped the 400,000 threshold in March for the first time since February last year, rebounding from a sharp fall following a 2017 diplomatic row between the two countries over the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, government data showed Tuesday. The Justice Ministry said the number of Chinese people visiting South Korea gained 16   Read More ...
China refuses to approve SK hynix-Toshiba deal
2018-04-19 05:16:12 In the latest standoff over attempts to purchase Toshiba's NAND flash memory chip business pursued by a Korea-Japan-U.S. consortium, China's regulators are seeking more protections for Chinese companies before approving the proposed purchase of the Toshiba unit. That may jeopardize the consortium's mega bid to close the deal, sources familiar with the issue told The Korea Times by telephone, Monday. "They were saying the consortium's proposed purchase of Toshiba's NAND chip business will be affected by U   Read More ...
American Airlines avoids Russian airspace, delays China-bound flights
2018-04-19 05:15:09 Travellers flying to China and Hong Kong from the US face delays of up to eight hours this week as American Airlines, the world's biggest airline, diverted some flights to avoid Russian airspace and urged passengers to reconsider travel plans. Describing the move as a "re-routing" for selected flights to Beijing and Hong Kong, American Airlines posted a travel alert on its website on Saturday   Read More ...
Kim Jong-un couple watches Chinese troupe's performance
2018-04-19 05:11:16 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju on Monday attended a ballet performance by a Chinese troupe visiting Pyongyang, the state news agency reported Tuesday. The visit by the Chinese troupe and the couple's attendance of the performance appears to be a move to consolidate ties between the states ahead of Pyongyang's summits with Seoul and Washington. "The visit by the Chinese troupe to Pyongyang will serve as a meaningful opportunity to continue the traditions of the friendship between North Korea and China and consolidate and develop it further," Kim said after the performance, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)   Read More ...
China carries out live fire drills, unclear if aimed at Taiwan
2018-04-19 05:10:34 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military has conducted live-fire drills along the southeast coastline, state television reported, but it was unclear if these were the same exercises that had been flagged as taking place in the sensitive Taiwan Strait. The government had said the drills would happen on Wednesday off the city of Quanzhou, in between two groups of islands close to China's coast but that Taiwan has controlled since 1949 when defeated Nationalist forces fled to the island at the end of the Chinese civil war   Read More ...
Chinese traffic police let offenders off if they post a confession online (and it gets enough likes)
2018-04-19 05:10:30 Traffic police in southwestern China have been allowing scooter drivers who commit minor offences to avoid a fine if they confess online – so long as their mea culpa gets 20 or more likes. So far more than 10 people have opted to come clean via social media in a pilot scheme run by police in Dazhou, Sichuan province, according to a report in Beijing News   Read More ...
Chinese courier takes elderly mother on rounds with him because her Alzheimer’s means she cannot be left alone
2018-04-19 05:10:03 A courier in southwest China has been taking his elderly mother along with him on his rounds because her Alzheimer’s means she cannot be left on her own for long periods, a news website has reported. Cai Yujun, 52, has modified his electric bike to ensure that his 92-year-old mother Yang Suxiu has a more comfortable seat on the back, Thecover   Read More ...
Taiwan Plays Down Chinese Military Exercises
2018-04-19 05:02:17 China’s military conducted live-fire exercises in coastal waters opposite Taiwan, trying to send a message to the democratic island whose Defense Ministry dismissed the drill as small-scale intimidation.   Read More ...
AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-04-16 03:48:49 BEIJING (AP) - For years, Rev. John Sanqiang Cao and fellow Chinese Christian teachers would cross the river on a bamboo raft into Myanmar, carrying with them notebooks, pencils and Bibles. During the ride on March 5, 2017, Cao saw Chinese security agents waiting on the shore. He threw his cellphone into the water, protecting the identities of Chinese teachers he had recruited   Read More ...
Hostage situation on Air China flight - ASEAN/East Asia
2018-04-16 03:47:50 BEIJING: An Air China flight bound for Beijing was diverted to central China after a passenger tried to hold a flight attendant hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon, the country’s civil aviation authority said. All passengers and crew on Flight 1350 made it safely off the plane after it landed in Zhengzhou city at 10am due to what had earlier been described by authorities as an unspecified “illegal interference”   Read More ...
China minister to visit Japan over N. Korea talks - ASEAN/East Asia
2018-04-16 03:01:27 TOKYO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi began a visit to Japan described as a major step forward in improving frosty relations, as Tokyo tries to stay involved in a flurry of international diplomacy over North Korea. Wang met his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in talks expected to touch on economic relations, territorial disputes in the East China Sea and ways to push the North to give up its nuclear weapons   Read More ...
Kim and senior Chinese diplomat discuss bilateral ties in Pyongyang - ASEAN/East Asia
2018-04-16 03:01:24 SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met senior Chinese diplomat Song Tao, and feted a Chinese art troupe led by Song, North Korean state media said, indicating closer ties with China following Kim’s surprise visit to Beijing last month. The North Korean leader on Saturday ”warmly” greeted Song Tao and the Chinese delegation visiting Pyongyang to perform and also expressed his greetings to Chinese President Xi Jinping after Song conveyed Xi’s greetings to Kim, the North’s official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said yesterday   Read More ...
Chinese farmer kills three then takes his own life in dramatic village shooting
2018-04-16 02:01:39 A farmer in northeastern China shot dead three villagers then killed himself while being besieged by police, authorities in Shenyang said. Qi Zuojun, 54, reportedly killed a neighbour, 23, a village cadre, 57, and his mother-in-law, 78, within a few hours on Sunday in a village in Faku county in Shenyang, Liaoning province, over personal conflicts with the victims, local police said in a statement this week   Read More ...
Chinese woman donates her eyes in dying wish to see long-lost son again
2018-04-16 02:01:36 A dying woman in central China offered her corneas for transplant in the hope of gazing on her son from beyond the grave more than two decades after he went missing, according to a local newspaper report. Wang Shiqun, from Yibin city in Sichuan province, died last week aged 55 after battling breast cancer for almost a decade. She entrusted her younger sister to ensure her corneas were given to a donor so that she could once more see her son if he ever came home, Chengdu Economic Daily reported on Thursday   Read More ...
Chinese couple deny cancer con after raising cash for sick child then ‘telling donors she died’
2018-04-16 02:01:32 A Chinese couple who raised money to treat their daughter’s eye tumour have been accused of refusing to use the cash to pay for her medical care and pretending that she had died, according to a news website report. The mother told donors that her three-year-old daughter had died after people who gave money to the family had earlier demanded that the child be treated before her condition worsened, Thecover   Read More ...
Kim Jong-un meets Chinese official, fetes Chinese art troupe
2018-04-16 00:14:44 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Chinese senior diplomat Song Tao, and feted a Chinese art troupe led by Song, North Korean state media said on Sunday, indicating closer ties with China following Kim's surprise visit to Beijing last month. The North Korean leader on Saturday "warmly" greeted Song Tao and the Chinese delegation visiting Pyongyang to perform and also expressed his greetings to Chinese President Xi Jinping after Song conveyed Xi's greetings to Kim, the North's official Korea Central News Agency said   Read More ...
Neople's China dependence raises concerns
2018-04-16 00:14:17 Neople, a subsidiary of Korean gaming giant Nexon, became the first local gaming company to post an operating profit of over 1 trillion won in 2017. The company widely expected to perform relatively strong this year, but concerns are growing over its increasing dependence on the single online game, "Dungeon Fighter Online," in China. According to corporate earnings data submitted to the Financial Supervisory Service, Neople posted an operating profit of 1   Read More ...
Fine dust engulfs Korea as toxic particles blow in from China
2018-04-16 00:13:28 The state weather agency issued a fine dust warning in Gwangju, Jeju Island and other southern parts of the country on Sunday as toxic yellow dust blew in from China. The Korea Meteorological Administration issued the warning in Gwangju at noon and South Jeolla Province at 1 p.m. as fine dust density per cubic meter surpassed 300 micrograms for two hours   Read More ...
Kim Jong Un meets high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-04-15 21:14:54 PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with a high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang, amid a flurry of diplomacy following Kim's recent surprise visit to Beijing. Song Tao, who heads the ruling Communist Party's International Department, led an art troupe to Pyongyang to attend an arts festival, according to China's Foreign Ministry. Kim made an unannounced trip to Beijing last month ahead of potentially breakthrough meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U   Read More ...
China FM visits Japan for talks on N. Korea, regional issues
2018-04-15 21:13:07 Japan. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was due in Tokyo Sunday for a visit seen as a sign of a gradual thaw between the Asian rivals, amid flurries of diplomacy over North Korea. Shortly after his arrival, Wang will meet his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono with their talks expected to touch on key subjects such as economic relations, territorial disputes in the East China Sea, and ways to push North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, Japanese officials have said   Read More ...
Air China flight diverted by pen threat
2018-04-15 21:01:28 An Air China flight was diverted Sunday after a male passenger brandishing a fountain pen held a crew member hostage, aviation authorities said. The flight left Changsha, capital of the central province of Hunan, at 8:40am en route to Beijing. It landed in Zhengzhou, the capital of neighbouring Henan province, just over an hour later after the man threatened the crew member   Read More ...
Japan and China turn the page on fraught ties, with Chinese foreign minister in Tokyo
2018-04-15 20:49:08 TOKYO - Asia's two largest economies on Sunday (April 15) vowed to work closely together on business and security issues while deftly managing their differences, in the face of policy whiplash from the United States. China's top envoy Wang Yi, who is the first Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Tokyo in nearly 8½ years, said at the outset of talks with his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, that he hoped bilateral ties could "return on a path of sustainable and normal development" even though there were some "complex and sensitive elements   Read More ...
A Chinese couple died in a car crash. Four years later, their child was born.
2018-04-12 20:46:39 In March 2013, Shen Jie and Liu Xi were on the cusp of starting a family — a scheduled in vitro fertilization procedure was only days away — when the Chinese couple's car slammed into a tree in Jiangsu province. Liu was killed right away; Shen died five days later, reports said. At the Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Liu's fertilized embryos sat in a tank of liquid nitrogen, preserved at minus-320 degrees Fahrenheit   Read More ...
Saudi chemicals company undeterred by threat of U.S.-China trade war, CEO says
2018-04-12 20:04:15 The threat of trade war between the United States and China – potentially the world's fastest growing buyer of liquefied U.S. shale gas and petrochemical products – hasn't deterred Saudi Arabia's chemical company from investing in the growing American energy market, SABIC CEO Yousef Al-Benyan said in a recent interview. Recently announced U.S. and Chinese tariffs have raised concerns for the Middle East's largest petrochemical producer, Benyan acknowledged, and as geopolitical tensions over trade rise, the Saudi Basic Industries Corp   Read More ...
China to carry out live-fire exercise in Taiwan Strait
2018-04-12 18:00:49 BEIJING/TAIPEI(Kyodo) -- Chinese authorities announced Thursday that a live-fire military exercise will be held in the Taiwan Strait next Wednesday, which Taiwan immediately criticized as a "provocative act." The exercise will be carried out off the coast of Quanzhou City, between 8 a.m. and midnight, according to a notice from the maritime bureau of Fujian Province, situated across the 160-kilometer strait from Taiwan   Read More ...
Baby is born in China four years after parents died in car crash
2018-04-12 17:00:42 A Chinese couple who had been trying to have a baby through in-vitro fertilization were successful 4 years after they both died. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.   Read More ...
China's Xi presides over large-scale naval display in South China Sea
2018-04-12 16:49:05 BEIJING (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping presided over the Chinese navy's largest-ever military display on Thursday, state media reported, the country's latest show of force in the disputed South China Sea. State broadcaster China Central Television showed footage of Xi boarding the destroyer Changsha before sailing to an unspecified location in the South China Sea and watching the procession, which involved more than 10,000 naval officers, 76 fighter jets, and a flotilla of 48 warships and submarines   Read More ...
China has to come up with its own model of development, and world is watching closely: PM Lee Hsien Loong
2018-04-12 16:00:34 SHANGHAI - As China becomes stronger, with bigger global ambitions and aspirations, the world is watching it closely to see what sort of country a modern China would be, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. But how it will eventually turn out for the world to see hinges on the way its reacts and deals with crisis and opportunities, cooperates and deals with conflicts with other countries, he added   Read More ...