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How Taiwan’s food traditions are falling out of favour, and one chef’s quest to keep them alive | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Throughout the afternoon, the hardworking <i>chui kha</i> prepare ingredients for the coming banquet. Hired and supervised by the head chef, many are women …

China

China is not even pretending anymore in the South China Sea — it put 400 buildings on one of the disputed islands

Satellite imagery shows nearly 400 buildings on a reef occupied by China in the South China Sea, and experts say it indicates Beijing might eventually deploy troops there.<p>Using images from DigitalGlobe satellites, the nonprofit Earthrise Media analyzed photos of Subi Reef, which is closer to …

China

Germany's Angela Merkel Stresses Dialogue on Trade, Tech and Human Rights in China

(BEIJING) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday stressed the importance of dialogue with China during a visit to Beijing that comes amid …

China

China scolds U.S. for withdrawing invite to naval drills

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry expressed regret on Thursday after the United States withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major U.S.-hosted naval drill, saying that closing the door does not promote mutual trust and cooperation.<p>The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC …

China

China sets trial for dissident who chronicled rights abuses

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese dissident who founded a website documenting rights abuses will be tried on June 20 for allegedly leaking state secrets, his lawyer said Friday.<p>Huang Qi was arrested in November 2016. His attorney, Liu Zhengqing, confirmed his trial date and said he was charged with …

China

U.S. cautions citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound incident

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American citizen working at a U.S. consulate in China has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday and China said it was investigating the incident.<p>The embassy, which issued a health …

China

Pentagon uninvites China from major U.S. military exercise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday uninvited China from a major U.S.-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, a decision China called unconstructive.<p>"As an initial response to China's continued militarization of the …

China

Pompeo Says Mysterious Sickness Among Diplomats in Cuba Has Spread to China

WASHINGTON — The same symptoms of a mysterious attack that sickened American diplomats in Cuba have been reported at a United States consulate in southern China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers on Wednesday.<p>At least one American government employee in China recently reported what the …

Cuba

Opinion: Is Germany courting China and abandoning the US?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gets a warm welcome in China, while Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has to deal with an increasingly abrasive United …

Geopolitics

The North Korea summit crumbled after China lined up against it

<i>News analysis</i><p>Why did Kim Jong Un recently harden his demands for the summit and stop working on plans for the Singapore meeting with White House and State Department officials? The answer, according to senior administration officials and outside experts, is China.<p>President Donald Trump hinted …

North Korea

The U.S.-China Confrontation Takes On a New Dimension

First it was trade. Then came the exclusion from military exercises.<p>If China’s intentions in the South China Sea weren’t quite clear, this month should have removed doubt. News reports said China had installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on the disputed Spratly …

China

As America Looks Inward, China Looks to Outer Space

HONG KONG — While President Trump refocuses American industry on the earthbound technologies of the 20th century — coal, steel and aluminum — China is setting its sights on the far reaches of the solar system.<p>China this week launched a rocket headed for the moon, where, for now, only an American …

China

Pompeo says China incident 'entirely consistent' with Cuba 'sonic attacks'

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that an incident involving a US government employee stationed in China who reported "abnormal sensations of sound and pressure" suggesting a mild brain injury has medical indications that are "very similar" and "entirely consistent" to those …

U.S. State Department

Trump says China trade talks progressing 'nicely' but hints at trouble

President Donald Trump on Wednesday sent mixed messages about the chances for a lasting trade deal with China, as his administration continued to face pressure from lawmakers not to weaken a law enforcement penalty on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE to grease the wheels for an agreement.<p>"Our …

Donald Trump

US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers.<p>The move comes amid high-stakes maneuvering over North Korea's nuclear program, …

China

Grilled Lamb Skewers with Cumin

Servings: 4 as a snack, 2 as a main course when paired with a vegetable dish<p>The lamb for this simple grilled dish is not marinated but instead simply …

Food

Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China pleads not guilty

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former CIA officer who is believed to have helped China identify and kill members of the US spy network in the country pleaded not guilty Friday in a Virginia federal court on charges of conspiracy to commit espionage and unlawful retention of classified information.<p>Judge T. S. Ellis III …

Spying

China is betting big on electromagnetic railguns and catapults

Just as the U.S. Navy is pulling away from the technology.<p>China has been making under-the-radar advances in railguns and other electromagnetic technologies, a move that's particularly notable considering the U.S. Navy has just recently reduced its efforts developing this kind of technology.<p>As …

Military

China lands nuclear strike-capable bombers on South China Sea islands

Exercise described by air force as preparation for ‘the battle’ for the disputed waters<p>China’s air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.<p>Several bombers of various types – including the …

China

What Your Teeth Are Trying to Tell You

Steven Lin, DDS, holistic dentist and author of <i>The Dental Diet</i>, talks about the mouth–body connection and how nutrition can help address crooked …

Wellness

Former inmates of China’s Muslim ‘reeducation’ camps tell of brainwashing, torture

BEIJING — Kayrat Samarkand says his only “crime” was being a Muslim who had visited neighboring Kazakhstan. On that basis alone, he was detained by police, aggressively interrogated for three days, then dispatched in November to a “reeducation camp” in China’s western province of Xinjiang for three …

China

China's mass indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party.<p>When Bekali, a Kazakh Muslim, refused …

China

Roast Chicken

David Cicconi<p>Buttermilk-Brined Roast Chicken<p>Chefs Evan and Sarah Rich of RT Rotisserie in San Francisco make the very best chicken. They use a …

Cooking

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

Chickpeas

Blogger Tips: How to Make Homemade Chinese Food Taste Like Takeout! - One Green Planet

There’s something that’s just comforting about Chinese takeout. Maybe it’s the unique and flavorful dishes, fused with delicious sauces that can be …

Food & Dining

20 Recipes for People Who Are Obsessed with Mushrooms — Recipes from The Kitchn

I believe I survived my years as a vegetarian because of mushrooms. Their sturdy texture and hefty flavor were such an easy substitute for meat, …

Cooking

Greek Salad Wraps Recipe

From: EatingWell.com, April 2018<p>Zesty Greek salad packed with tomatoes, cucumber and olives—plus chickpeas for a protein punch—gets tucked into a …

Healthy Eating

Everything to Know About Charleston

Here's how to plan the best possible trip to South Carolina's biggest city.<p>Charleston is all about the vibe. In a word, it’s charming. Part sleepy southern town and part modern metropolis, Charleston charms with style and class. And it’s always, always, up for a good time.<p><b>When to Go</b><p>The mild …

Travel

40 Recipes For Cilantro Lovers

Cilantro is one of the most flavorful and verdant herbs of all, and it complements everything from chicken to beans to berries! If you love this …

Cooking

High-rise ‘hotels’ for hogs highlight China’s new approach to farming

Farmers in southern China plan to build new multistory sow breeding centers, including two 13-story units, to house around 30,000 animals.

China