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Daughter of missing publisher calls for international help

The daughter of a Hong Kong bookseller believed to have been abducted last year in Thailand by Chinese security agents has accused China of carrying out “illegal operations” beyond its own borders and urged the international community to confront Beijing over her father’s disappearance.<p>Gui Minhai, …

UI Design

Before China becomes a tech superpower, it needs to face its copying condundrum

Xoopar Limited.<p>Ruiven Info Tech Co., Ltd.<p>Shenzen Mossloo Industrial Co., Ltd.<p>The booths stretch on and on at CES Asia 2016 — so do the company names. …

China

China's Supercollider Higgs Factory Will Be Twice The Size Of CERN's Large Hadron Collider

China could soon rival Europe and the U.S. as a global leader in the field of particle physics. The world's most populous country now also aims to …

A Rare Look Inside China's Central Bank Shows Slackening Resolve to Revamp Yuan

BEIJING—Behind closed doors in March, some of China’s most prominent economists and bankers bluntly asked the People’s Bank of China to stop fighting the financial markets and let the value of the nation’s currency fall.<p>They got nowhere. “The primary task is to maintain stability,” said one …

Beijing

To understand China's President Xi Jinping, don't look to Mao Tse-tung, look to Chiang Kai-shek

China’s leader, its strongest in years, runs the government, commands the army, and directs a tightly disciplined party that takes a dim view of opposition. His security forces and censors work to minimize public expressions of dissent, while the party’s official media dismiss protests as the work …

Asia

Troubled waters: conflict in the South China Sea explained

A United Nations arbitration court will soon rule over the sovereignty of islands in the South China Sea, a territorial dispute between China and the …

Now, China wants to stretch its Nepal rail link to Bihar: Reports | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Having already expanded its influence in Nepal with road and rail network through Tibet, China is now looking to stretch its railway link to Bihar to …

China

Obama backs Vietnam in South China Sea dispute with Beijing

Barack Obama has said Washington supports Vietnam’s territorial claims against Beijing in the South China Sea and promised it greater access to security equipment.<p>“In the South China Sea, the US is not a claimant in current disputes, but we will stand with our partners in upholding key principles …

Vietnam

China’s internet propaganda is more subtle and sophisticated than it ever has been — Quartz

Chinese government propaganda is often pretty heavy-handed. State media insist that economic growth will be L-shaped, for example, but do not bother to say what that means. A string of bizarre English-language music videos demand praise for China’s 13th Five-year Plan, and detail how great …

Propaganda

No country for academics: Chinese crackdown forces intellectuals abroad

As Chinese activist and scholar Teng Biao sat at home on the east coast of America, more than 13,000km (8,000 miles) away his wife and nine-year-old daughter were preparing to embark on the most dangerous journey of their lives.<p>“My wife didn’t tell my daughter what was going on,” said Teng, who had …

China

Chinese students fall prey to rising number of fake colleges

BEIJING (Xinhua) - Half a month before millions of high schoolers take China's national college entrance exam, or gao kao, a new batch of fake …

China's Middle Class Vents Over Growing List of Grievances

BEIJING—The death here of a 29-year-old man in police custody—a new father and graduate of a prestigious Chinese university—has exposed increasing anxieties in the country’s growing middle class, already shaken by a decelerating economy and a disparate series of high-profile incidents threatening …

Middle Class

Chinese banks sitting on $1.7 trillion debt time bomb

Chinese banks are looking down the barrel of a staggering RMB 8 trillion - or $1.7 trillion - worth of losses according to the French investment bank …

Q. and A.: Carl Minzner on the Shift to Personalized Rule in China

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Cultural Revolution in China, a decade-long explosion of chaos and political intrigue that was the brainchild of one man: Mao Zedong. Mao’s successors, especially Deng Xiaoping, successfully pulled the Communist Party away from …

World History

China's hottest startup is flatlining

Xiaomi was once the most valuable tech startup in the world. Now it's flatlining.<p>The Chinese smartphone and electronics company's revenues barely grew in 2015, according to a new report from Fortune, as it struggles to grow its business globally amid a slowdown in the Chinese smartphone …

Asia

The Revolutionary Rise Of The Chinese Brand

When China first became a global industrial epicenter it was known for contract manufacturing, OEMs, abject knock-offs, and an entire ecosystem of producers who flooded the markets of the world with low cost, no-name electronics, textiles, and other goods. However, the game has now changed for many …

Asia

Why We Need China to Burst Our Bubble Culture

It’s time for a wake-up call.<p>Walking across the border from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, China, in 1991, I found a city transitioning from market town to bustling metropolis. Most of the people were poor, and the technology companies I visited consisted of engineers in warehouses with old metal desks and …

Silicon Valley

BBC News - China’s Science Revolution

China's Science Revolution<p>by Rebecca Morelle<br>23 May 2016<p>The biggest radio telescope<p>Nestling in a vast natural crater, China’s giant is about to come alive.<p>A colossal, steeply curved dish glints in the sunlight, surrounded by jagged mountains that cut into the sky. Construction workers, busy putting …

Land Sales Scrapped in China’s Suzhou as Bids Exceed Ceilings

Two land auctions were terminated in the Chinese city of Suzhou after bids surpassed limits set by the local government to stem a surge in land …

China’s Aviation Market Is Taking Hold

TAIPEI — In the mid-1980s, more than three decades after Mao Zedong’s communist revolution, David Dixon was one of the first capitalists allowed by a wary Beijing to fly over China in a business jet — with an escort.<p>“You had to have what was called a ‘navigator,”’ said Mr. Dixon, president of …

Business Jet

How the Chinese Government Uses Social Media to Stop Dissent

For years, rumors have persisted about a Chinese propaganda army known as the 50 Cent Party, which argues with government dissenters on social media …

Yellow fever epidemic threatens to spread from Angola to China

London, UK, May 23, 2016 – The spread of yellow fever (YF) is a global health threat. In response to current outbreaks in Angola, other African …

China coal imports from North Korea dip 35 percent as sanctions bite

China's imports of coal from its neighbor North Korea reached 1.53 million tonnes in April, down 35 percent on the month and 20.5 percent year-on-year as Beijing sought to comply with a tougher sanctions regime against the country.<p>North Korean shipments over the first four months of the year remain …

China

Beijing to adopt China's tightest fuel standards by Jan : Xinhua

Beijing plans to roll out China's tightest fuel standards by January 2017, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday citing the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, as the smog-choked city aims to drastically cut vehicle emission.<p>The new rule for diesel and gasoline called …

Asia

This is what Jim Chanos says he's telling his clients about China right now

Jim Chanos, the founder of Kynikos Associates, has spent years telling the world that the Chinese economy is a "treadmill to hell" running on debt.<p>Now, with a few big market scares coming from China over the past year — a currency devaluation, a few stock market crashes, and economic indicators …

Asia

Cask from the past: archaeologists discover 5,000-year-old beer recipe

Chinese villagers could have been raising a pint 5,000 years ago, according to new research.<p>Archaeologists studying vessels unearthed in the Shaanxi province of China say they’ve uncovered beer-making equipment dating from between 3400 and 2900 BC - an era known as the late Yangshao period - and …

Beer

China's drugs watchdog struggles as senior staff lured away by industry

SHANGHAI – Promises of higher salaries and greater freedom at work are luring officials from China's high-profile drugs watchdog to the companies they had regulated, a blow just as the country looks to tighten oversight and drive innovation.<p>China wants to crack down on substandard drugs and …

Asia

The South China Sea’s Disappearing Coral Reefs

An aerial photo taken from a Taiwanese military plane shows Itu Aba, which the Taiwanese call Taiping, in the South China Sea, March 23, 2016.While …

China

Four Deaths in Four Days on Mount Everest

About 30 other climbers have become ill with altitude sickness, or are suffering from frostbite.<p>Four people have died on Mount Everest in the past four days, including an Indian man who died overnight Sunday after he fell ill with altitude sickness.<p>The first person to die was a climbing guide named …

Mountains

In China’s New Austerity, Ghosts Now Haunt Government Offices

ENLARGE<p>The great retreating tide of wasted credit that defined China’s development in the last seven years has left behind, in forgotten byways, a landscape of ghostly urban desolation.<p>They come like snapshots of de Chirico paintings: Clusters of condominiums towering over dusty towns. Vast …

Asia