Beijing

Collector finds treasure after developing hundreds of thousands of film negatives found in the trash

Thomas Sauvin has spent nearly a decade trawling through film negatives people have thrown away.<p>The French photography collector buys photographic negatives that are destined for the scrapyard, and brings them back to his studio where he selects, classifies and digitises them.<p>He has so far …

Photography

Visitors flock to see 1,000 li of history at Forbidden City

Art lovers line up to see the 900-year-old A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains (Qianli Jiangshan Tu) at the Forbidden City on Friday. Visitors …

News (China)

US and China agree to 'maximise pressure' on North Korea

Donald Tump and Xi Jinping speak on phone before US president addresses UN, where he is expected to call for global action against Pyongyang<p>Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have agreed “to maximise pressure” on North Korea, the White House has announced, as the US president prepares to use his debut …

North Korea

A Profit-Boosting Consolidation Wave Could Be Headed for China

Consolidation is underway in almost half of China’s economy and is accelerating, helping companies boost earnings, regain pricing power, and ease …

Business

Canucks sign Chinese goalie ahead of preseason games in Shanghai, Beijing

Jeff Vinnick / National Hockey League / Getty<p>The Vancouver Canucks have taken outreach efforts to the next level.<p>On Monday, the club signed Chinese …

Ice Hockey

MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has 'a realistic opportunity' to enter China in 2018

Facebook has a "realistic opportunity" to enter China in 2018, Mizuho analyst James Lee wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday.<p>Lee came to the conclusion after meeting "various industry contacts" in China during a recent trip. He outlined a few factors that he believes increase the likelihood of …

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Chinese media warn about 'lessons' for South Korea when it ignores Beijing's 'concerns'

It's not too late for<p>South Korean<p>leaders to "reflect on the lessons" to be learned from Lotte Group's business woes following<p>Seoul's<p>deployment of a …

North Korea

Beijing, Shanghai shut down bitcoin exchanges: Media

BEIJING: Banking regulators in Beijing and Shanghai have ordered local cryptocurrency exchanges to shut down, state media reported Tuesday, in the …

Bitcoin

India-China ties: Beijing opens highway to Nepal through Tibet, ready to use it for military purpose

The move is likely to irritate India, said experts.<p>Beijing has opened a strategic highway that runs from Tibet to the Nepal border, and could be used …

China

Will Singapore be the next Intellectual Property Hub?

Singapore had much to celebrate. The island nation launched its 2017 Intellectual Property Week by signing a Memoranda of Understanding with Deloitte to assist 100 promising enterprises turn their ideas in to assets.<p>The investment speaks to The Lion City’s belief that its people are its most …

Opinion

Beijing Travel Guide

Best Time To Visit<p>The best times to visit Beijing are autumn and late spring, which bring clear skies, mild temperatures, and resplendent flora. …

Travel

Senior Chinese leader says has 'shared destiny' with Vietnam

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Vietnam's Communist Parties have a "shared destiny" and the two nations have huge potential for economic cooperation, a senior official said on Tuesday during a visit to Vietnam, which has clashed with China over the South China Sea.<p>Though the two countries are run by …

South China Sea

Singapore's Lee looks to patch up China relations on official visit

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives in China Tuesday amid tensions with Beijing and unease in southeast Asia over China's increasingly muscular foreign policy.<p>Lee was not invited to China's One Belt, One Road conference in May, despite the city state's strong support …

China

China Widens Bitcoin Crackdown Beyond Commercial Trading

BEIJING—Chinese authorities are moving toward a broad clampdown on bitcoin trading, testing the resilience of the virtual currency as well as the idea its decentralized nature protects it from government interference.<p>Regulators have decided on a comprehensive ban on channels for the buying or …

Bitcoin

'Faustian bargain': defence fears over Australian university's $100m China partnership

University of New South Wales says it has conducted due diligence and concerns about research being used for military purposes are drawing ‘a very long bow’<p>A world-first collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the Chinese government, celebrated as a $100m innovation partnership, …

China

EU Chamber warns China: Open economy faster or risk backlash

BEIJING (AP) — A business group urged China on Tuesday to carry out promises to open its economy and warned inaction might fuel a backlash against free trade amid mounting U.S. and European criticism.<p>Beijing is backtracking in some areas, including by imposing new restrictions on good imports, …

China

Bitcoin surges past $4,000 despite reports of a wide-ranging crackdown on trading in China

NEW YORK - Bitcoin has surged over $4,000 a coin on Monday, despite reports that Chinese authorities have decided on a plan for a wide-ranging crackdown on the cryptocurrency.<p>The plan, which regulators revealed to cryptocurrency executives on Friday, goes further than just a shutdown on exchanges, …

Business

Kings, Canucks set for 2017 China Games

Bringing preseason games to China is a piece of the National Hockey League's long-term business strategy in China, and with a population of more than …

NHL

China’s mood on North Korea is toughening – despite Trump’s bluster

The US president’s incoherent rhetoric undermines many long-held certainties. Yet calls are growing in Beijing for stronger action against Pyongyang<p>Even a man as self-deluding and indifferent to truth as Donald Trump is unable to claim that his threats have cowed North Korea. Five weeks ago, he …

North Korea

China bans major Beijing construction projects in 'war against air pollution'

China is to halt almost every major building project in Beijing in a bid to tackle the city's air pollution crisis that is blamed for thousands of …

China

Beijing's sex doll sharing startup shut down after just four days in business

Who would have thought it? Less than a week after its launch, Beijing's revolutionary sex doll sharing service has been closed down by authorities.<p>On …

Shanghai

Founder of online Chinese lender sentenced to life for fraud

The founder of a Chinese online peer-to-peer lender has been sentenced to life in prison on charges he defrauded investors of $7.7 billion in one of …

China

Korean peninsula draws range of military drills in show of force against North Korea

BEIJING/SEOUL: The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of …

North Korea

Beijing Start-Up Now Offers Sex Dolls For Rent

And the award for most misleading headline goes to the Wall Street Journal.<p>Gravity-Assisted Folding Knife, Hickory Cane with Metal Handle, and the …

China

What are the causes of ICO ban in China and what happens next

“Do not be afraid to slow down, be afraid to stop” - Chinese proverb.<p>Dmitry Khan, the strategic advisor of chatbot platform Miniapps.pro was going to …

Bitcoin

North Korea crisis means China must be clear and stern to the US

by Dongxiao Chen<p>The security situation on the Korean peninsula seems to be moving further away from Beijing's preferred objectives. Of most concern …

North Korea

India And Japan Encircle China

Thursday, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe met his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, in Gandhinagar, the capital of Modi’s home state of Gujarat. The meeting highlighted how Asia’s second-largest and third-largest economies anchor the ends of an arc encircling the continent’s …

Opinion

China Points Its Korea Rage South, Not North

Beijing treats Seoul as No. 1 threat, letting Pyongyang slide<p>SHANGHAI—In the months leading up to North Korea’s acceleration of missile testing, authorities in Beijing whipped up public outrage.<p>The main object of this indignation isn’t Pyongyang but Seoul, which has angered Beijing by deploying a …

North Korea

China Begins to Contemplate Life Without Kim

U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, center left, and Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army …

North Korea

Why an aspiring US secretary of state chose to study in Beijing

Mark McGinnis, a 22-year-old graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, dreams of becoming secretary of state someday and has spent lots of …

China