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China quietly installed defensive missile systems on strategic Spratly Islands in hotly contested South China Sea

China has quietly installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its fortified outposts west of the Philippines …

China

White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears

WASHINGTON — It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: In April, China is said to have tested an invisibility cloak that would allow ordinary fighter jets to suddenly vanish from radar screens.<p>This advancement, which could prove to be a critical intelligence breakthrough, is one that …

Jared Kushner's family criticised for touting cash-for-visas scheme in China

Nicole Kushner Meyer, sister of adviser to Donald Trump, mentions his standing while wooing investors into investments in return for US green cards<p>Donald Trump’s administration is facing new questions about conflicts of interest after Jared Kushner’s family staged events in China to woo wealthy …

Donald Trump

China moves to stop 'internet addiction' rehab camps from using shock therapy on teens

For the past decade, concerned Chinese parents have been sending their internet-addicted teenagers to "boot camps" that claim to offer a cure.<p>But …

Rehabilitation

Beijing's Air Pollution is Frightening. This Video Shows Just How Bad It Gets

Winters in Beijing are grim. It’s not just the subzero temperatures and shortened days that feel so oppressive; the year-end chill means even more …

'You can't escape': Clouds of filth are choking Asia's cities

The winter air in Tehran is often foul but for six days last week it was hardly breathable.<p>A dense and poisonous chemical smog made up of traffic and factory fumes, mixed with construction dust, burning vegetation and waste has shrouded buildings, choked pedestrians, forced schools and universities …

Celebrities Square Off Against Chinese Dog Meat Festival

With the help of Hollywood celebrities including Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix and one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, animal activists in the …

Man frees 1,000 dogs from China's dog meat festival

On Tuesday, as China's Yulin city kicked off its controversial 10-day dog meat festival, animal rights activists were busy working to shut down some …

What happened to Hong Kong's 'missing' booksellers? One defies China and speaks out

After nearly eight months in solitary confinement, one of five Hong Kong booksellers who vanished after their detention in mainland China has given a detailed account of his ordeal, defying not only a gag order but also authorities' demand that he remand himself to custody.<p>Lam Wing Kee, manager of …

Apple ordered to suspend iPhone 6 sales in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese regulator has ordered Apple Inc. to stop selling two versions of its iPhone 6 in Beijing after finding they look too much …

Dogs and cats rescued ahead of China dog meat festival

Dozens of dogs and cats have been rescued from a slaughterhouse in China ahead of a controversial festival which celebrates the eating of dog meat.<p>A total of 34 animals – including 21 dogs, eight puppies, and five cats and kittens - were rescued from “squalid conditions” at a slaughter facility in …

China is the biggest and best 'abuser', Mexico a smaller version of it: Trump

<b>Pittsburgh (US):</b> Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has alleged that China is the "biggest and best abuser" as it was dumping …

Taiwan refuses to recognize any air defense zone Beijing creates in the South China Sea

Taiwan said today (June 6) that it will ignore any air defense identification zone (ADIZ) China might establish in the South China Sea. Beijing has indicated that it could soon set up such a zone, in which aircraft are supposed to identify themselves to Chinese authorities as they fly through.<p>China …

China

Foreign Students Are Cheating in Universities More Than U.S. Ones

International students may be cheating more than their domestic counterparts at U.S. universities, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported.<p>In an analysis of …

Chinese Students Face Up to 7 Years in Prison for Cheating on College-Entrance Exams

Chinese students sitting down to the most important exams of their lives this week needed no reminder of how high stakes were. But they got one — the …

Students

Families of Tiananmen Square victims accuse Beijing of three decades of 'white terror'

Campaigners say they have been spied on and threatened by security agents in letter released in the run-up to 27th anniversary of the protests<p>The families of those killed during the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown have accused Beijing of subjecting them to nearly three decades of “white terror” in a bid …

Hong Kong students split from Tiananmen anniversary vigil

HONG KONG (AP) — While Hong Kongers crammed into a park Saturday to remember the victims of China's bloody crackdown on protesters in Beijing's …

Racist laundry detergent ad in China sparks outrage on social media

A Chinese commercial for laundry detergent has gone viral. Outrage across social media says the ad, which shows how to get the "black" out of dirty …

Social Media

China is beefing up its military ties in a bid for South China Sea stability

The pledges of a deeper partnership with Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand also came amid escalating regional tensions over territorial claims in the South China Sea and ahead of an international court ruling that could potentially drive a wedge among Asean members.<p>Central Military Commission …

Dare To Buy Risky Chinese Stocks? China Wants You And Here's How

China’s first scheme to connect its largely off-limits stock market to a freely traded one offshore formed a beacon of optimism on an otherwise turbulent investment scene. The 19-month-old Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect lets just about anyone with money trade hundreds of shares from mainland …

China demands US military 'stop spying' over South China Sea

China says US allegation that fighter jets intercepted a US navy plane at an unsafe distance Tuesday are ‘not true’, and that the navy should cease all missions there<p>China has rejected US claims that its fighter jets maneuvered unsafely when they intercepted an American navy reconnaissance plane …

China

Meet the Chinese Trolls Pumping Out 488 Million Fake Social Media Posts

They are the most hated group in Chinese cyberspace. They are, to hear their ideological opponents tell it, “fiercely ignorant,” keen to “insert …

Pentagon: 'Unsafe' intercept over South China Sea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> At least two Chinese J-11 tactical aircraft carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a United States EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft that was conducting a routine mission in international airspace over the South China Sea, a U.S. defense official told CNN Wednesday.<p>The Chinese jets came …

Military

China Successfully Tests Hypersonic Weapon System

The superweapon travels at an eye-watering 7,000 miles an hour.<p>China has conducted a test of its new hypersonic weapon. The test is the seventh successful test of the so-called DF-ZF, the <i>Washington Free Beacon</i> reports.<p>The test was carried out from the Wuzhai missile test center in central China. …

China and Russia are boosting their military cooperation to try to contain the US

Russian Defence Minister ­Sergey Shoigu unveiled the plan at a meeting with his visiting ­Chinese counterpart Chang ­Wanquan on Wednesday, Tass news agency reported.<p>"We highly appreciate a high level of Russian-Chinese contact both at the state and defence levels," Shoigu said. "This year we are …

DisneyLife reportedly closed in China by government regulators

Video streaming service DisneyLife has been taken down in China following a request by Chinese regulators, reports the Wall Street Journal. The service launched there in a partnership with Alibaba five months ago.<p>A representative for Disney directed questions to Alibaba, while an Alibaba …

China

Chinese Demand for Rosewood Has Turned Thailand's Forests Into Virtual War Zones

Richly hued, cherry-brown rosewood is one of the world’s most valuable timbers. Native across much of Indochina, a cubic meter can fetch $5,000 in …

Forests

Panama Papers reveal offshore secrets of China’s red nobility

Disclosures show how havens such as British Virgin Islands hide links between big business and relatives of top politicians<p>The eight members of China’s Communist party elite whose family members used offshore companies are revealed in the Panama Papers.<p>The documents show the granddaughter of a …

Corruption