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First 'made in China' passenger jet unveiled

A state-owned manufacturer on Monday unveiled the first plane produced by a Chinese initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners.<p>China is one of the biggest aviation markets but relies on Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The multibillion-dollar effort to create the homegrown C919 …

Aviation

Dark lives of China's 'black children'

She has no right to schooling, health care or a formal job. Without a birth certificate or identity papers, she is a "black child", an alien in her own country -- unable to join a public library, get legally married or even take a train.<p>"I was born here, but I don't have any of the rights of a …

China arrives in 'big jet club' with homegrown passenger plane

China’s attempt to propel itself into the top flight of the global aviation industry has taken another step forwards as the country’s first big homegrown passenger jet rolled off the assembly line in Shanghai.<p>About 4,000 people, including senior Communist party leaders, engineers and journalists, …

China

Tesla has huge growth in this important market

Tesla just had its strongest quarter in China, Bloomberg reports.<p>Elon Musk, the automotive company’s CEO, broke the news to Chinese media during a …

New laser treatment aims to ease pain of Vietnam's 'Napalm girl'

More than 40 years after being terribly burnt in a chemical attack aged nine, Kim Phuc is undergoing treatment in Miami that might cure her chronic pain<p>Kim Phuc became a living symbol of the Vietnam War in 1972 when she was photographed aged nine, running naked and wailing down a road after a …

A China twist: why are malls closing if consumption is rising? | Reuters

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Di Mei shopping center in downtown Shanghai is a surprisingly depressing place to shop.<p>A woman rides an escalator at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon<p>The underground mall is located in one of the most shopping-mad cities …

China

Charts: Why Britain is doing everything to make China happy

Three years ago, the UK’s relations with China were in a deep freeze. After British prime minister David Cameron met with the Dalai Lama in London, an angry Beijing cancelled meetings and generally put the brakes on greater cooperation with Britain.<p>Looking to repair the relationship, Cameron …

China

Stop with the Kim Jong-un jokes, China commands (and it's not joking)

After years of jests and jabs at the expense of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, it seems the fun may be dying down.<p>Photoshopped images of the DPRK …

US F-16 struck by enemy fire in Afghanistan in rare attack

The multi-million dollar jet sustained significant damage, forcing it to jettison its fuel tanks and munitions before returning to base, officials said.<p>The attack occurred last Tuesday in the Sayid Karam district of eastern Paktia province, much of which is under control of the Taliban, who have …

China’s secret to a booming aviation industry: sexism

Amid fears of an economic slowdown in China, there is one sector that is not feeling the pinch. The Chinese aviation industry has continued to grow …

Historic North Korean Parade Shows Kim Jong Un's Military Might

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The secretive nation staged the biggest, boisterous military parade in its history, with up to a million people marching past the country’s leader, who warned the United States that he was "driving it into a corner."<p>Dictator Kim Jong Un pledged during Saturday's lavish …

North Korea

Admiral: North Korea can hit US with long-range nuclear missile

North Korea is capable of hitting the United States with a long-range nuclear missile, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command said last week.<p>“I agree with the intel community that we assess that they have the ability, they have the weapons, and they have the ability to miniaturize those …

Typhoon heads for south China; tens of thousands evacuated

Typhoon Mujigae also prompted several strong tornadoes when it landed in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Sunday, killing at least six people and injured 168 people, local authorities said.<p>In one case, a tornado swept up a car and killed the person inside, the civil affairs department …

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iPhone users across China installed an app promising porn and free movies—they got malware instead

Two weeks after Apple suffered one of its biggest security blows ever, another strain of malware has affected some users in China, where the company remains a beloved brand.<p>According to research from Palo Alto Networks, a California-based network security company, Chinese iPhone owners could find …

iOS Apps

‘For the Record’: China’s Cyber Warfare Unit Targeting the American Power Grid

China’s People’s Liberation Army has a specialized unit dedicated to launching cyberattacks, and its main target is the United States.<p>U.S. intelligence agencies warn that China operates on a scale so sophisticated it could bring down the entire American electrical grid. Director of National …

Cyberwarfare

Brother of Indian man murdered for eating beef calls for calm

This is not the time for politics, says brother of Mohammed Akhlaq, beaten to death by mob who believed he had eaten meat from sacred animal<p>The brother of a man murdered by a mob in India because they thought he had been eating beef has appealed for calm as tensions continue to mount in the …

India

Prime Suspects in Bangkok Bombing Re-Enact at Blast Scene

Yusufu Mieraili (C), one of the suspects in the Bangkok bombing, makes a crime re-enactment under escort of Thai police officers at a shopping center …

Driver arrested after Mercedes ploughs into two women in Hong Kong nightlife district

One man was killed and two foreign women injured - one of them seriously - in road accidents across the city last night.<p>In Aberdeen Street, Central, …

China, Georgia sign framework deal on currency swap - Business

BEIJING -- China's central bank announced on Sunday that it had signed a framework agreement on a currency swap聽program with Georgian central …

Kenya's Kipchoge and Cherono win 42nd Berlin Marathon

Kenya's Kipchoge and Cherono win 42nd Berlin Marathon<p>Runner-up Kenya's Eliud Kiptanui, winner Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge and third placed Ethiopia's …

New HIV infections in children fall in Asia, more testing for babies needed | Reuters

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - HIV testing and treatment for pregnant women has reduced new infections among children in Asia by more than a quarter since 2000, but many babies born to mothers with HIV are still not being tested or given life-saving medicines.<p>A mother holds a hand of her …

Public Health

Asus ZenFone 2 Lands in India, Southeast Asia

First unveiled at CES, the second-generation ZenFone went on sale today in India and on Tuesday in Southeast Asia.<p>PCMag reviews products …

China is dumping U.S. debt

It's no secret that China is the largest holder of U.S. debt.<p>So should Americans be concerned that China has started dumping some of its Treasury holdings?<p>After all, it raises serious questions about whether China will keep lending Washington money to help finance the federal deficit in the …

Stock Markets

China’s disturbing hit-to-kill drivers

When a driver in China accidentally hits a pedestrian, they will often run over the victim a few more times to ensure they are dead.<p>Shocking CCTV …

Hong Kong Home Prices Are Asia's Top Performers, China Is Worst

Home prices in Hong Kong posted the best returns in Asia last quarter, while those in China had the biggest declines, according to Knight Frank’s …

Asia stocks down as US jobs come into focus

Markets edge lower as jitters over US jobs data outweigh ECB stimulus<p>Japanese stocks led Asian shares lower this morning as the yen advanced ahead of a key US jobs report later in the day and after the European Central Bank indicated it could expand its stimulus.<p>With mainland Chinese markets closed …

1,000 rescued from abandoned ships in south-east Asia

Close to 1,000 Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi asylum seekers and migrants disembarked on Friday after a grisly weeks’ long odyssey at sea in …