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Enforcing Its New 'Air Defense' Zone Will Stretch China's Air Force And Navy

Regional military analysts and diplomats said China's network of air defense radars, surveillance planes and fighter jets would be stretched by extensive patrols across its Air Defense Identification Zone, roughly two-thirds the size of Britain.<p>But some noted that even limited action could still …

China

China’s air defense zone isn’t the only way the country is exercising its new military muscle

It remains to be seen whether China’s establishment of a controversial “air defense identification zone” in the East China Sea will escalate into a full-blown international diplomatic crisis. What is clear, however, is that the zone is just one way China is boldly flexing its military muscles in …

China

Chinese newspaper publishes 'Wanted' poster for missing film director

Chinese newspaper publishes “Wanted” poster after an award-winning film director slips off the map following accusations that he violated the country’s one-child policy<p>A Chinese newspaper has published a full-page Wild West-style “Wanted” advert requesting information on the whereabouts of an …

Chinese village in 'lock down' after claims officials abducted baby

Government officials forbid strangers from entering rural village after disabled couple attempt to draw attention to “abduction” of their baby in 1995<p>A rural village in northern <b>China</b> has reportedly been placed under “curfew” after a disabled couple accused the local government of masterminding the …

How long a reach?

THE Soviet Union in 1961. The United States in 1962. China in 2003. It took a long time for a taikonaut to join the list of cosmonauts and astronauts …

Space Exploration

China to crackdown on false airport threats

China will impose tough penalties on people making false terrorist threats against airlines and airports, after a stream of bogus calls grounded flights and piled pressure on an already strained air traffic control system, state media reported.<p>Flights and domestic airports have been disrupted by 80 …

Scores missing as boats sink in China typhoon

More than 70 people are reported missing after three fishing boats sank in a powerful typhoon in the South China Sea, as Thailand and Vietnam brace for torrential rain and flooding.<p>"Three fishing boats have sunk since Sunday afternoon," Chinese state news agency Xinhua news agency said on …

Mao's Little Red Book to get revamp

New version of Quotations from Chairman Mao, the world's second most published book, to hit Chinese shelves in November<p>It will not be especially little, and the cover will be only partly red. But a new version of the world's second most published book is due to appear on Chinese shelves, decades …

Chinese police rescue 92 abducted children

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1014000/1014468_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522303112_192fa2695c969916704d0a42a06d2dea<p><b>Chinese police have rescued 92 abducted children and held 301 suspected members of a huge trafficking network, the authorities say.</b><p>They say two women …

China

Chinese state media squashes claims of less restricted internet in Shanghai zone (updated)

A few days ago, the <i>South China Morning Post</i> claimed that blocks put on websites like Twitter, Facebook and <i>The New York Times</i> were to be lifted in Shanghai's new free-trade zone. And the justification made sense, too: relax restrictions to make visitors happy, and potentially cash in on accelerated …

China's new phase of panda diplomacy

<b>For more than half a century, China has used its pandas to help foster relationships with other countries. These diplomatic loans are now entering a new phase, according to researchers.</b><p>The cuddly creatures attract a lot of attention. They're conservation icons and boost a zoo's brand.<p>In fact, …

China

Xi Jinping calls for 'Maoist indoctrination' of Chinese youth

President Xi Jinping raised a few eyebrows earlier this week when he called for a 'Maoist Indoctrination' of China's youth. Xi made the comments at …

China considers relaxing one child policy

Xinhua reports that the government is currently deliberating about what to do with China's infamous one-child policy. Officials are discussing many …

Can Chinese Smartphone Darling Xiaomi Compete in Western Markets?

In the week before Apple’s release of its latest generation of iPhones, a lesser-known Chinese upstart, Xiaomi, had a launch party for its new Mi3 phones. Led by its Steve Jobs-inspired CEO Lei Jun, the company has experienced breakneck speed since its first smartphone launch in October 2011. With …

China's Massive Traffic Jams Mean Booming RV Sales

While stuck in traffic on the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway last year, Yin Ximin decided he’d been smart to buy a recreational vehicle.<p>“Women were so …

Rich Chinese seeking American surrogate mothers

Wealthy Chinese are hiring American women to serve as surrogate mothers, creating a small but growing business in American babies for China's elite.<p>Surrogacy agencies in China and the United States are catering to rich Chinese who either want a baby outside the country's restrictive one-child …

China

Mogul Wang Jianlin plans to build world's biggest film studio in China

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin announces plans to build a development in China with 20 studios — including what he touted would be the world's largest — and a permanent underwater stage.<p>September 22, 2013|By Barbara Demick<p>BEIJING — China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, announced plans Sunday to …

China to recruit civilian astronauts, boost crewed missions

BEIJING (AP) -- China will begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and plans to increase the number of crewed missions to around two a year, a top official with the country's space program said.<p>China's third batch of astronaut trainees will include recruits from …

Will China's leaders regret Bo Xilai's fall?

<b>With Bo Xilai's demise, the Communist Party of China has lost the most talented politician of his generation.</b><p>It is a bit like the UK Labour Party dismissing Tony Blair just before 1997 when it stood to win the election that year, or the Democrats in the US in 1992 dumping Bill Clinton.<p>Bo's charisma …

China

China manufacturing activity growth picks up speed

<b>China's manufacturing activity picked up speed in September, an initial survey by HSBC has shown, adding to signs of a rebound in its economy.</b><p>The bank's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), a gauge of the sector's health, rose to 51.2 from 50.1 in August.<p>A reading above 50 shows an expansion. This is …

Economy

Associated Press News

Red Theatre in China – in pictures

The Chinese artist Liu Bolin's latest project in Beijing is documented by Jason Lee from Reuters. Liu is known as the invisible man for using painted-on camouflage to blend into the background of his photographs