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China air rage: Flight canceled after passengers open emergency exit doors

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Chinese-style air rage is now served both hot and cold.<p>Last month, a China-bound Thai AirAsia flight was forced to return to Bangkok after a female Chinese passenger threw hot water on a flight attendant amid a heated argument between her boyfriend and the cabin crew over service.<p>On …

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China is Hong Kong’s future – not its enemy | Martin Jacques

Protesters cry democracy but most are driven by dislocation and resentment at mainlanders’ success<p>The upheaval sweeping Hong Kong is more complicated than on the surface it might appear. Protests have erupted over direct elections to be held in three years’ time; democracy activists claim that …

Why China Resents Hong Kong

Is there any reason for China to trust that the citizens of Hong Kong, long ruled by the British, are loyal to the mainland? Leaders in Beijing …

China city bans big beards from buses

Authorities have cracked down on Islamic clothing and appearance in the Muslim Xinjiang region<p>A city in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has banned people with large beards or Islamic clothing from travelling on public buses, state media said, prompting outrage from an overseas rights group …

Empathy for the User: Experience Design Secrets from an Expert

<i>Jo Plumridge is a UK-based photographer, writer and lecturer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>User experience (UX) designers are among the unsung heroes of the digital world. They make the tools, sites and apps we use simple, …

OkCupid's Founders Want to Bring Encrypted Email to the Masses

Email is a bad place to keep secrets.<p>Edward Snowden's revelations that the National Security Agency has many means of acquiring the full text of our …

Taiwan is afraid that Chinese movies are becoming too good

By Lydia DePillis<p>, Reporter<p>TAIPEI – On a recent Thursday evening, a movie theater in a fashionable district of this city showed a film called "A Touch of Sin," which had been hailed around the world as one of Chinese director Jia Zhangke's finest works. China's Politburo had tried to squelch it, …

Hong Kong protests take aim at 'locust' shoppers from mainland China

In the neon canyons of Hong Kong's Tsim Tsa Tsui -- Hong Kong's main urban shopping precinct -- the proliferation of one type of shop has cropped up along its bustling streets in recent years.<p>Slotted in between the malls and luxury brand boutiques, the shops open onto the street and are bathed in a …

Russia may find ally in China -- albeit a passive one for now

Vladimir Putin is seeking China's support in Russia's standoff with Western powers over Ukraine. In a rare phone conversation, Putin briefed his counterpart in Beijing, President Xi Jinping, on "Russia's position on the issue and measures Russia had taken to tackle the crisis," the state-controlled …

China’s Growth Puzzle

NEW HAVEN – Once again, all eyes are on emerging markets. Long the darlings of the global growth sweepstakes, they are being battered in early 2014. …

China NPC 2014: The Reports

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang played the grand pooh-bah in the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday, delivering the new leadership’s first annual work report to open the 2014 plenary session of China’s parliament. As in previous years, the government released advance copies of the report in English …

In China, one in five children live in villages without their parents

One in five kids is growing up in rural villages without their parents, who are working long hours in cities.<p>One in five kids is growing up in rural villages without their parents, who are working long hours in cities.<p>By William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>ZHUZHOU, China — Regulars of the Jianba barbershop in …

Almost Human: The Surreal, Cyborg Future of Telemarketing

Americans are fielding millions of calls from bright, energetic telemarketers, but what they don't know is that they're talking to machines... Sort of.<p>This is a story about how the future gets weird.<p>It's about how humans interact with each other, and machines, and systems that can only properly be …

China Is Planning To Buy Up More Iranian Oil Amid Tense Nuclear Talks

An increase would go against the spirit of November's breakthrough agreement relaxing some of the stringent measures slapped on Iran two years ago over its nuclear program.<p>The November deal between Tehran and the group known as P5+1 -- made up of the United States and five other global powers -- …

The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course

One year ago, many were pointing to the growth of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, as the most important trend in higher education. Many saw the rapid expansion of MOOCs as a higher education revolution that would help address two long-vexing problems: access for underserved students and cost.<p>…

A Jittery China Faces 2014

Crises face the country as it celebrates the new year. But the economic miracle shows no signs of ending.<p>2014 has already arrived in the People's Republic of China and, while the occasion is celebrated far less there than here in the United States, China's 1.3 billion people will enjoy a public …

Snapchat, Snowden among top 10 tech stories of 2013

In the world of tech, 2013 had it all: mystery, rivalry and breach of privacy. There were drastic redesigns, futuristic devices and a 140-character initial public stock offering.<p>From smartphone ride-sharing in California to Washington revelations from Edward Snowden, here are the top 10 tech …

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Who Will Own The Next Great Instant Messaging Service?

The social media era was about what we make public. Now, it's about what we don't. The race to own the next great back channel.<p>Instant messaging is the center of the internet. Everything else is a temporary distraction.<p>The case for this is strong: Every company that has ruled the internet in the …

The fall (and rise?) of Yahoo: How the web giant crumbled and built some great tech in the process

At one point not so long ago, Yahoo (s yhoo) was one of the top technology companies in the world. “The only exception [was] Google,” Bassel Ojjeh, a …

A Comprehensive Guide to Web Application Testing

Web applications<p>We’re now living in a time where users expect as much functionality, reliability and flexibility from Web apps as desktop programs. All our data is slowly but surely moving into the cloud, and businesses are looking to the Web for software to easily implement and deploy across the …

Why Chinese smartphone clones may not be a good deal after all

Nobody loves a bargain like I do. So when a reader asked me what I thought about buying "knock-off" smartphones in China, I was intrigued.<p>After all, I've bought my share of counterfeit handbags in New York's Chinatown. But when you're talking about electronics and cell phones, to be specific, you …

How uninhabited islands soured China-Japan ties

<b>Ties between China and Japan have been strained by a territorial row over a group of islands, known as the Senkaku islands in Japan and the Diaoyu islands in China.</b><p>What is the row about?<p>At the heart of the dispute are eight uninhabited islands and rocks in the East China Sea. They have a total area …

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Chinese Welcome Easing Of One-Child Policy, But Can They Afford It?

Many Chinese are pleased with the recent announcement that their government will further loosen the country's one-child policy. Some couples there are already allowed to have two children, while others say that even if they are permitted to have another kid, they can't afford it.<p>A young, …

China’s Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More

China may have made huge strides recently, but its school system languishes as a relic that teaches children by rote and exists merely to make …