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E. Coli Outbreak in 11 States Now Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

An initially mysterious outbreak of <i>Escherichia coli</i> has spread to at least 11 states since mid-March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

E.coli

Chinese man caught by facial recognition at pop concert

<b>Chinese police have used facial recognition technology to locate and arrest a man who was among a crowd of 60,000 concert goers.</b><p>The suspect, who has been identified only as Mr Ao, was attending a concert by pop star Jacky Cheung in Nanchang city last weekend when he was caught.<p>Police said the …

China

China slaps tariffs on $50 billion of U.S. goods as trade dispute escalates

Investors are wondering whether one of the worst trade disputes in many years could now turn into a full-scale trade war between the economic superpowers.<p>China quickly hit back on Wednesday at Trump administration plans to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods, retaliating with a list of …

China

China to ban citizens with bad 'social credit' from some forms of travel

Proof that life imitates art — or at least <i>Black Mirror</i> on Netflix — China will soon be imposing strict penalties for those with low “scores” on its so-called “social credit” system. Starting May 1, Chinese citizens with low scores will be unable to travel via plane or train for up to a year, …

China Will Move Slowly to Regulate Cryptocurrency: Central Bank Governor

While it does not recognize bitcoin as a payment tool, China recognizes that digital currency is inevitable and is in no hurry to regulate …

Cryptocurrency

Regional powers China, India battle for Bangladesh bourse

DHAKA: India and China have launched rival bids for a large stake in Bangladesh 's stock exchange, officials said Thursday, as the Asian powers …

Review: Of Dissent, Independence Movements and the Fight for Identity by Minority Societies in China

Drawing liberally from Chinese sources, Debashish Chaudhuri’s book is a noteworthy event in the annals of Chinese studies in India.<p>Xinjiang – also …

China will soon have air power rivalling the West’s

THERE is no question which country gets the starring role in “The Military Balance”, the latest annual review of the world’s armed forces by the …

Is China's space laser for real?

It's not a Death Star super laser. It's a space broom.<p>In a recent article in scientific journal <i>Optik</i>, a faculty member at China's Air Force Engineering University proposed building a laser-armed satellite, a "broom" to do battle with the pernicious problem of space debris.<p>Laser-armed satellites, …

Russia, China Will Have Anti-Satellite Weapons “Within a Few Years”

The real question is, would they use them?<p>The U.S. intelligence community’s new worldwide assessment of threats to the United States and its allies issued a stark warning about space warfare: Russia and China will be able to shoot down our satellites within two to three years.<p>The capability would …

Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers

Chinese railway police are using facial-recognition sunglasses to catch suspects at train stations in Zhengzhou, the capital of central Henan province.<p>The eyewear, which looks similar to the original Google Glass, was unveiled earlier this year and has already helped identify seven alleged …

Human Rights

China's bus-size space station could crash to Earth in about five hours — or sooner

<b>Update: The Chinese space station Tiangong-1 has crashed in the South Pacific, see here for more.</b><p>China's first space station, called Tiangong-1 or "Heavenly Palace," will soon break up over Earth into a fiery rain of space— and the predictions for when it's coming down are getting more exact.<p>The …

Space Exploration

The Secret to Cutting China's Debt

In the dark winter of late 2015, Beijing’s reputation for economic management was in tatters thanks to a colossal stock market crash, currency devaluation, and predictions of financial Armageddon.<p>Two years later, its reputation looks to have been restored: Chinese markets and the economy have …

Economy

China Focus: President Xi delivers New Year speech vowing resolute reform in 2018 - Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a New Year speech to extend New Year greetings to all Chinese, and best wishes to friends all over the world, …

China

Growing repression in Hong Kong damages Beijing’s reputation

President Xi Jinping has ascended China’s political mountaintop and is imposing his will on both the Communist Party and Chinese people. His time …

Hong Kong

Making China Great Again

As Donald Trump surrenders America’s global commitments, Xi Jinping is learning to pick up the pieces.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>When the Chinese action movie “Wolf Warrior II” arrived in theatres, in July, it looked like a …

China

China has detained a key architect of its massive internet censorship regime

The latest political figure in China to fall from grace is one whose influence has been felt by anyone in the country who has gone online in the past five years.<p>State media outlet Xinhua reported late Nov. 21 that the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), China’s main …

China

9.7 million-year-old teeth found in Germany resemble those of human ancestors in Africa

The discovery was made near the German town of Eppelsheim in a former bed of the Rhine river. Due to sheer confusion researchers held off on …

Great Discoveries Channel

“Working memory is the sketchpad of consciousness, and it is under our control. We choose what to think about,” MIT neuroscientist Earl Miller. “You …

The FBI’s Hunt for Two Missing Piglets Reveals the Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms

<i>This article includes graphic images some readers may find disturbing.</i><p>FBI agents are devoting substantial resources to a multistate hunt for two baby …

Animals

Scientists think they know how life as we know it began, and it involves meteorites

Humanity has long wondered where we come from, or why life itself even exists in the first place. It’s the ultimate question for many, and countless …

Meteorites

Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations

If this theory is true, quantum mechanics might be more fundamental to the structure of the universe than gravity itself.Scientists have been trying …

Quantum Mechanics

Chinese government sources tell the WSJ they're about to shut down all domestic Bitcoin exchanges

China's "economic miracle" has been accompanied by mass-scale looting, creating a class of super-rich, corrupt millionaires and billionaires to rival …

These are China's plans for floating nuclear reactors

Multiple designs are starting to take shape.<p>China is well on its way to becoming a world leader in nuclear power; its 37 reactors are already producing 32.4 gigawatts of electricity, and more than 20 more reactors are currently under construction.<p>And now China wants to take the lead in building …

Energy

China launches cyber-court to handle internet-related disputes

In Hangzhou, the ‘capital of Chinese e-commerce’<p>China’s new cyber-court in the city of Hangzhou will start hearing cases today that exclusively deal with e-commerce and internet-related cases, according to <i>China Law Blog</i>. The court will have the ability to handle all aspects of a case online from …

China

Liu Xia appears for first time since husband Liu Xiaobo's funeral

Widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner says in video that she needs time to grieve but it is not known if she made comments of her own free will<p>The widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has appeared for the first time since her husband’s funeral in an online video in which she …

China

IBM Claims Big Breakthrough in Deep Learning

The race to make computers smarter and more human-like continued this week with IBM claiming it has developed technology that dramatically cuts the …

Artificial Intelligence

China has suddenly stopped buying foreign property

The Chinese were 25% of buyers of central London commercial property in 2016, a recent note to clients from Morgan Stanley's research team said.<p>The sudden absence of China explains, in part, the recent softness in the London property market. Residential prices in London began falling in the last …

Real Estate

White Privilege as a Western Student in China

You don't need a 4.0 to get serious scholarship money.<p>When some friends of mine came back from an exchange program in Beijing, each with a wad of $1,200 in cash they'd received from the Chinese government, my response was, "Um, what?"<p>The cash was their scholarship money, given to them in crisp 100 …

McDonald's

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …