China

Curious things you didn't know about your flight number

They are such a fundamental part of the modern airport experience that you might almost have forgotten they exist - scanning down the terminal departures board for the name of your destination, and all but overlooking the small combination of digits and numbers that waits alongside.<p>But a flight …

Airlines

China sails its aircraft carrier past Taiwan in marked increase of hostilities

• <b>China sailed it's aircraft carrier and other navy ships through the Taiwan Strait that separates self-ruled Taiwan from mainland China.</b>• <b><br>China has been increasingly hostile towards Taiwan, which it fears as an existential threat.</b>• <b><br>China has bumped up military drills and exercises around Taiwan.</b><p>TAIPEI …

South China Sea

Ex-CIA agent arrested in connection to collapse of US spy network in China

A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer suspected of compromising American spies in China, has been arrested after authorities discovered notebooks filled with the details of informants working.<p>Jerry Chun Shing Lee, also known as Zhen Cheng Li, is suspected of aiding the collapse of the …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Philippine lawmakers worry China Telecom may be a 'Trojan horse'

MANILA: Opposition members of the Philippine Congress raised concern on Wednesday that China Telecom Corp Ltd, which may enter the Philippine …

Rodrigo Duterte

'World's biggest air purifier' operating in China

What has been called the world’s largest air purifier by its operators is now up and running in the Chinese city of Xian in Shaanxi province. The …

Sustainability

Poor iPhone 8 sales could be dragging down iPhone X momentum

Poor sales of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus may be dragging down “the momentum” of the iPhone X, a new report claims.<p>Citing component suppliers in the iPhone supply chain, it’s claimed that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus began to show signs of declining demand in the fourth quarter of 2017, and overall …

Apple

North Korea 'could become world's most prolific crystal meth dealer on the dark net' if diplomacy fails

North Korea could emulate the Afghan Taliban in becoming one of the world’s most prolific dealers in illicit drugs if it feels trapped by economic sanctions and diplomatic talks fail, the author of a new book on the hermit kingdom has warned.<p>Economist Loretta Napoleoni, a terrorist financing and …

North Korea

Eric Tsang Sues Sex Harassment Accuser Grace Han

Actor-director-producer Eric Tsang says he has taken legal action Grace Han, one of the leading figures in the modelling industry in Greater China. …

Entertainment

Massive Oil Spill Threatens East China Sea

There’s a massive cloud of a colorless, toxic, highly flammable substance in the East China Sea, and it’s getting bigger.<p>It’s from the Iranian oil tanker Sanchi, which collided with another ship off the coast of China and burned for days before sinking over the weekend. All 32 members of the crew …

East China Sea

Chinese Men Supplied North Korea With Whiskey, Shampoo and Ketchup, Police in Japan Say

Two Chinese men are accused of breaching Japanese sanctions exporting banned goods to North Korea, Japanese media reported.<p>Police in the city of …

North Korea

China’s Dystopian Social Credit System Is a Harbinger of the Global Age of the Algorithm

Share this:<p>Plans for China to rate its citizens for their trustworthiness have been depicted as uniquely Chinese. Don’t be so sure.<p>The Chinese …

Max Levchin

Global value chain decides national prosperity

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>Tunisia and Iran recently saw protests driven by economic hardships. Political turmoil and ethnic conflicts in Central Asia …

News (China)

A 'black swan' event could threaten China's financial stability

A "black swan" event could hurt China's financial system, said Guo Shuqing, head of the China Banking Regulatory Commission

Google opens an office in China's Silicon Valley

Google's often fractious relationship with China may be softening on the news that the search giant is opening a new office in the country. The company already has two facilities in China, located in Beijing and Shanghai, but will now rent space in a building in Shenzhen, the Chinese equivalent to …

Technology

Google moves into Shenzhen, Apple in trouble over workers again, proptech star gets RMB 400 billion: TechNode Daily Briefing 17 Jan 2017

Wednesday, 17 January 2018<p><b>What happened:</b> Chinese proptech startup Ziroom raised RMB 4 billion ($621 million) the largest amount ever to be pulled in …

News (China)

Chinese-American journalist says China kidnapped his wife

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces, adding a subplot to the high-stakes drama that has transfixed followers of Chinese politics.<p>Chen Xiaoping, a New York-based …

News

Chinese man completes ‘Gump-like’ run

Reminiscent of a move by the title character in the 1994 Oscar winning film "Forrest Gump," Su Dengliang has completed a massive run over the course …

News (China)

Colvend-based Solway Consulting Group named Scotland's best international health and safety consultancy

The company has been trading for more than 17 years and does business as far away as America, India and China<p>A health and safety consultancy based in …

Health and Safety

AWS Does What it Needs to Do to Achieve Growth in China

In the wake of AWS selling off assets in China the company is still expanding its presence there.<p>A while ago I wrote a post detailing just how …

Business Technology

China Smites Smog With an Iron Fist

BEIJING—China’s notoriously smoggy capital is experiencing a marked reduction in air pollution after an aggressive government campaign to curb smokestack industries and shift away from coal heating.<p>By several measures, Beijing is experiencing its best air quality in at least five winters, the …

World News

American Airlines teams up with the travel platform for Chinese online giant Alibaba

American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, has formed a partnership to access up to 549 million potential passengers in China.<p>The Fort Worth-based carrier has teamed up with Fliggy, the travel platform for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The arrangement lets Alibaba users book American …

Airlines

China bans children in predominantly Muslim county from attending religious events during winter holidays

A predominantly Muslim county in western China has banned children from attending religious events during the winter holidays, as authorities step up …

Islam

Exclusive: J&J attracts Chinese interest for diabetes business in potential $3-4 billion deal - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese bidders are circling a diabetes care business owned by the world's largest healthcare company Johnson & Johnson in a deal that could fetch up to $4 billion, five people with direct knowledge told Reuters.<p>New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said in January last year it was …

New Brunswick

China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship

BEIJING — China is preparing to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 …

East China Sea

Apple supplier denies charges of unsafe, unclean conditions

SHANGHAI (AP) — An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China has denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts, before returning to filthy …

Business

China to step up cryptocurrency crackdown

BEIJING: China is preparing for a new crackdown on cryptocurrency, planning to stamp out remaining trading in the country, according to state …

Cryptocurrency

Asia news roundup: Mega rounds for BingoBox, Caocao, and Ziroom

Ride-hailing app Caocao, real estate rentals portal Ziroom, and cashierless convenience store BingoBox all announced big investments …

Startups

Chinese Firm's Grindr Buy-Out Raises Data Privacy Concerns

Former intelligence experts say the purchase of gay hook-up app Grindr by Chinese technology company the Kunlun Group means that the Chinese …

LGBTQ

China Strikes Bitcoin, Drops Its Value 12%

China is heading towards banning the centralized trade of virtual currencies as well as venues and applications that use these currencies, namely …

Middle East

SoftBank-Backed Agri-Tech Firm to Build Indoor Farms in China

Vertical farming startup Plenty Inc. plans to build 300 indoor farms in or near major Chinese cities to meet rising demand from the country’s …

Farming