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Terrifying Footage: Planes struggle to land in high winds at Madeira airport

Madeira

Philippines military chief vows to defend island in South China Sea

The Philippines’ military chief flew to an island occupied by his country in the South China Sea on Monday and vowed to defend the territory and help develop tourism and marine resources there amid disputes with China.<p>General Gregorio Pio Catapang, accompanied by journalists and other military …

China

China seeks private money for culture

CHINA is trying to involve the private sector in more public services related to culture by offering government procurement contracts.<p>The State …

How China is embracing green energy

China generates most of its electricity by burning fossil fuels, just as every rising economic power has done since the Industrial Revolution. But to …

China Is Becoming Russia's Economic 'Loan Shark' | VICE News

While the world watches Moscow's ostentatious commemoration of 70th anniversary of the end of World War II this Saturday, the eyes of Russia's politicians and bankers will be firmly fixed on China's President Xi Jinping — or, more specifically, on his pen.<p>Xi, who will attend the WWII festivities as …

Russia and China promise not to hack each other

Russia and China have further solidified their growing friendship this week by making a cybersecurity pact. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the two countries have sworn not to launch cyberattacks against each other. They've also agreed to an exchange not only of technologies, but also of …

Wall Street

U.S. Asks China to Investigate Cyberattack Targeting U.S. Sites

The United States has asked Beijing to investigate reports that China interfered with Internet content hosted outside the country and used it to attack U.S. websites, the State Department said on Friday.<p>"We are concerned by reports that China has used a new cyber capability to interfere with the …

China could limit emissions by 2025, lead clean revolution by 2050

<b>BEIJING</b>: <b>Renewable energy</b> could meet more than <b>60%</b> of China’s primary energy demand and <b>85%</b> of its electricity consumption by 2050, a new study …

Renewable Energy

Driver numbers down, but Uber still running after Guangzhou police raid

Last week, Chinese police raided the Guangzhou headquarters of Uber. Arriving at night, police officers and officials from Guangzhou’s public …

China is making moves in Antarctica

Although Beijing did not establish its first Antarctic research base until 1985, Chinese efforts to expand its influence across the continent have intensified and are now outpacing other nations' plans.<p>"China's operations on the continent — it opened its fourth research station last year, chose a …

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Birds

Dodge Vipers selling for $480k in China

Want to get your hands on a new Dodge Viper? Be prepared to pay dearly. It starts at nearly $90k here in the US, but that's nothing compared to what you'd have to pay for one if you lived in, say, China.<p><i>CarsNewsChina.com</i> reports on one Viper available in Beijing for an eye-watering 298 million yuan …

Selling

Infiniti's Vision GT Concept Comes to Life in China – New

Concept cars, of late, have fallen into two camps, the first being nearly final production designs wearing some extra bling. Others are entirely impractical exercises in pure design, bearing little relation to anything you’d see on the road. And then, there’s this gorgeous thing from Infiniti—an …

Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous, and Complicated

A recent government crackdown has made dealers and users nervous, but it hasn't stopped people from getting high in the Chinese capital.<p>A few years ago, my neighbor Luke* went to a bonfire party on a mountain just outside of Beijing. Three busloads of revelers came from the capital, he said, amply …

Apple Watch won't work properly on some tattooed wrists

The ink messes with Apple's heart rate sensor<p>If you need another reason to rethink getting that sleeve tattoo, Apple just gave you one: the Apple Watch doesn't work so well when worn on a tattooed wrist. A few days after the smartwatch's launch, users on Reddit, Twitter, and other social media …

48,000 PCs at Fukushima plant operator TEPCO still run Windows XP - ExtremeTech

By on April 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The Tokyo Electric Power Company …

International scientists warn against China's attempt to 'edit' human genome | DW | 24.04.2015

Controversial research by Chinese scientists stirred up a storm among scientists, who demanded that attempts to edit the human genome be halted …

Britain 'is experiencing same decline as Rome in 100BC'

Dr Jim Penman believes Britons no longer have the genetic temperament that sparked the Industrial Revolution<p>Britain is experiencing the same decline as Rome in 100BC, with the collapse of civilisation inevitable, a scientist has warned.<p>Dr Jim Penman, of the RMIT University in Melbourne, believes …

Remembrance Day

China-Pakistan Pacts Worth Billions Reveal Beijing's Ambitions

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — China might just have a new bestie.<p>The U.S. rival wooed Pakistan with sweet words and hard cash this week, part of a two-way lovefest less about mutual investment than Beijing's deepening ambitions for the region.<p>“My friend’s lovely image dwells in the mirror of my heart; I …

China Busts Baby Trafficking Gang

Yemen digs out of the rubble after Saudi airstrikes, China rescues 64 babies from human trafficking gangs, and more in today's VICE News Capsule.<p>The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Engineering teams in Sanaa removed weapons and unexploded bombs from …

China's oldest drum tower is Zengchong village's beating heart

More than a century before the Declaration of Independence was drafted and about 175 years before California became a state, inhabitants of this southern Chinese village erected an elaborate drum tower.<p>Built without nails, its 11 octagonal tiers stack up like a wedding cake 82 feet tall. Painted …

Chinese feminist: Long hours of interrogations after release

BEIJING (AP) — One of five leading Chinese feminist advocates said she went through lengthy and verbally abusive interrogations after she was …

How quickly is solar energy taking off?

In 2007, China’s planners set in motion an ambitious plan to produce 1.8 gigawatts of solar-generated electricity by 2020.<p>Last year the country …

China's Great Green Wall Helps Pull CO2 Out of Atmosphere

HONG KONG—After improving energy efficiency, piloting emissions trading and ramping up renewable energy expansion, China has also been moving on …

A record 3.3 million people signed up to ride China’s dicey stock market last week

The surging stock markets in both mainland China and Hong Kong in recent weeks have drawn plenty of people to suggest that, when something rises so fast, it can only end badly. If the sheer volume of eager traders is anything to go by, Chinese stocks are unlikely to return to normality any time …

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Scientists in China edit human genome in embryos for the first time

New study confirms rumors in the scientific community, heralds new debate over the ethics of human genetic engineering<p>For the first time ever, scientists have reported editing the genetic code in human embryos. The work, carried out by researchers in China, sought to remove a gene responsible for a …