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How China could react to Trump’s taunts, from the best- to the worst-case scenario

Donald J. Trump’s phone call this past weekend with Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has caused so much consternation among political analysts and advisors to both governments that the reaction has been dubbed #TaiwanFreakout.<p>While Trump tweeted about it as if he had just picked up the phone when Tsai …

China

U.N. chief urges South China Sea parties to avoid actions that fuel tensions

(Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all parties to resolve disputes in the South China Sea “in a peaceful and amicable manner through dialogue and in conformity with international law,” his spokesman said on Tuesday.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the …

China Digs In Its Heels After Tribunal’s Ruling

Beijing directs wrath at ‘outside forces’ after verdict strikes down historic claims to South China Sea<p>SHANGHAI—This was the humiliating result that China feared most: A small country, the Philippines, took on and comprehensively defeated the aspiring regional hegemon in an international court of …

China

5 stories you need to read to understand the South China Sea ruling

By Jennifer Amur<p>, Foreign assignment editor<p>An international tribunal on Tuesday ruled that China does not have "historic rights" to the South China Sea, specifically within the nine-dash line that Beijing has used to designate its sovereignty in the waterway since 1947.<p>The verdict, though …

China

The Latest: China issues White Paper asserting soveriegnty

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on an international tribunal's ruling on the case filed by the Philippines against China's claims in the South …

'Scapegoated?' The police killing that left Asian Americans angry – and divided

The conviction of Peter Liang, a Chinese-American officer who fatally shot unarmed black father Akai Gurley, has sparked complex racial tensions<p>When thousands of protesters flooded downtown San Francisco in late February to speak out against the US criminal justice system, an immigrant mother of …

Panama Papers: Chinese media silenced as scandal draws in Xi Jinping and 'red aristocracy'

Chinese news outlets, like the rest of the world's media, covered the Panama Papers scandal on Monday (4 April), focusing on Vladimir Putin and the …

Roli’s new app uses 3D Touch to deliver squishy squelchy synths on your iPhone

Music company Roli is know for its range of soft, rubbery keyboards that let musicians bend and squish notes to change their sound. Getting this sort of control from a normal computer screen might seems impossible, but Apple's pressure sensitive 3D Touch feature has opened up new dimensions on the …

iOS Apps

What internationalization of China's yuan means for the world economy

China’s currency, the yuan, recently (and briefly) became the world’s fourth-most-used form of payment, behind the U.S. dollar, euro and pound …

China still faces ‘more serious’ problem of household registration system

In the hours after China said on Thursday that it would end its one-child policy, the Chinese Internet lit up with couples who laughingly promised a nighttime of baby-making to celebrate. By Friday morning, the cheer had taken on a bitter tinge. "Urgent warning: No rushing to bed to make babies, …

Fears are rising China's economy could be heading for a crash

Markets are aware that China's exceptional growth rate is finally slackening but economists are increasingly cognisant of the potential for the …

Globalization

The brightest minds on China explain what's going on

This summer the country's stock indices crashed twice, China devalued its currency, and the country's traditional growth drivers — exports, manufacturing, and property — all started flashing red.<p>So there are tons of questions.<p>Will the government be able to stop the bleeding?<p>Will companies start …

The Dress Michelle Obama Just Wore For A State Dinner Will Give You Life

FLOTUS wore a stunning black number at the State Dinner for China's president and first lady.

Why Russia's Vladimir Putin Is Standing by Syria's President Assad

MOSCOW — When Russia's Vladimir Putin addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, all ears will be attuned to one issue: Syria. From this high-profile pulpit, Putin will have the chance to defend the Kremlin's staunch support for Syria's President Bashar Assad, who has not only been fighting a …

Collision course? Rise of China a stress for the US

<b>"The United States welcomes the rise of a China that is peaceful, stable, prosperous and a responsible player in global affairs."</b><p>So said President Obama on Friday, standing alongside President Xi at the White House.<p>This line didn't make the news. After all, Mr Obama repeats it whenever he meets his …

China

Xi’s China: A Place Called Hopelessness

Chinese President Xi Jinping is touring the United States. At home, young workers of “the ant tribe” feel left behind.<p>HONG KONG — Two years ago, the …

Chinese military parade's main message is not peace but power

Xi Jinping wants to bolster his domestic position after a difficult summer and show the world that his country is a major force<p>It was all about peace, Xi Jinping insisted. “We Chinese love peace,” the president said as he stared out over Tiananmen Square and addressed the thousands who had gathered …

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The definitive guide to the best cloud photo storage services in 2015

This year is the year of the cloud-based photo library, with Apple, Google and Facebook all now pushing to be the place you choose as home for your photos.<p>Now that there are so many great places to keep your photos safe, it was about time to compare them and look at where the best place to put your …

Apps

China is building the most extensive global commercial-military empire in history

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have been lost if it were not for ports, roads, and railroads. The infrastructure that the British built everywhere they went embedded and enabled their power like …

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曹林:事实不清时,耐心等待是最好的姿态

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