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China's Third-Largest Mobile Network Now Accepts Bitcoin

Consumers in China can now purchase smartphones with bitcoin from a major carrier, after a local division of China Telecom announced a promotional …

Bitcoin

PBOC Says No Longer in China’s Interest to Increase Reserves

The People’s Bank of China said the country does not benefit any more from increases in its foreign-currency holdings, adding to signs policy makers …

China’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Seeks Recognition for Currency

BTC China, the nation’s largest Bitcoin exchange, has had low-level discussions with regulators seeking recognition of the digital currency that …

What’s really going on in the Chinese Bitcoin community

On a chilly November evening, on the usually neglected third floor of a popular expat hangout called the Boxing Cat Brewery, a group of geeks …

Chart of the day: Top destinations for Chinese investment

Reports on Sunday announced that a Beijing construction company would be part of a group investing £800m in a Manchester Airport and its surrounding …

Associated Press News

Xi Jinping calls for 'Maoist indoctrination' of Chinese youth

President Xi Jinping raised a few eyebrows earlier this week when he called for a 'Maoist Indoctrination' of China's youth. Xi made the comments at …

Myanmar Foreign Investment

In Depth: Getting Bitcoin into the Hands of China’s Average Zhou

China is the second-biggest and fastest growing Bitcoin market in the world, second only to the United States. This is a relatively recent …

North Korea’s Powerful Weakness by Joseph S. Nye

CAMBRIDGE – When US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for their “shirt-sleeves summit” in California last month, North …

Zázračná rostlinka stévie - výborná při hubnutí i na cukrovku

Nezvedá ani hladinu krevního cukru. Naopak, zdá se, že ji pomáhá stabilizovat. Proto může být užitečnou pomůckou pro diabetiky a lidi, kteří chtějí …

Needlessly complicated visa rules for Chinese tourists 'cost Britain £5m per day'

In May we highlighted how Britain's needlessly complicated visa rules for Chinese tourists make it a nightmare to get permission to visit the UK. In …

Surviving and thriving as a cyclist in China (Excerpt: The Thin White Line)

When riding a bicycle in China, there are a thousand little dangers, as well as delights.<p>The bicycle lanes are your friend, stay in them. That is the …

'Coolpad' Smartphones Overtake Apple And Huawei In China Market

The Chinese-produced smart-phone Coolpad is now the third-biggest player in China’s smartphone market, surpassing both international and domestic superstars such as Apple and Huawei. A report in May by Sino Market Research attributed 10.2% of China’s smart-phone market to Coolpad in the first …

The Military's Still in Charge

Since ex-general Thein Sein assumed the presidency in March 2011, foreign observers have generally appeared optimistic that Burma is on its way …

Burma must speed up its reforms

Banking behemoths

<b>For the first time, a Chinese bank takes the top spot in world rankings</b><p>EIGHT years ago Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ranked 32nd among the …

Chinese universities alarmed by rise of proselytization on campus

Visitors walk in front of the Sheshan church which is under renovation on March 13 in Shanghai. Photo: IC<p>After concluding a two-year study on college …

China

Japan says it faces increasing threats from China, NKorea

Japan faces increasingly serious threats to its security from an assertive China and an unpredictable North Korea, a defense ministry report said on …

South China Morning Post

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China’s dismal monthly export data suggest that Q2 GDP is going to be really grim

The world is anxiously waiting for China’s Q2 GDP, which it announces July 15. That’s why export data that China’s customs authority just released are particularly important. Because net exports have become an increasingly heavy drag on China’s GDP growth, June’s data offer a preview of what to …

Economics

China Reaffirms "Absolute Fight" Against Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama’s “middle way,” aimed at achieving so-called “high-degree autonomy” in “Greater Tibet,” is completely opposite to China’s Constitution …

Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik on Satoshi Nakamoto and the future of Bitcoin

Jeff Garzik could be considered one of the guardians of bitcoin. When we caught up with him, he had just finished working with others to stop a …

Bitcoin

Burma Campaign UK

“The British government is about to give Thein Sein red carpet treatment in the UK, but the reality is that after two years of his reforms, Burma …

No wonder China is worried about Android—the NSA helped write its source code

Google’s Android smartphone operating system uses source code contributed by the US National Security Agency. Especially in the post-Edward Snowden era, that’s a red flag for Beijing, and helps to explains why China has been so eager to encourage the growth of non-Android smartphones within its …

National Security Agency (NSA)