News (China)

‘Snowflake Boy:’ Is going viral the way to reduce poverty?

I woke up yesterday a little earlier than usual because my electric blanket was a bit too hot. In the West we would hashtag this non-issue …

Viral

Next iPhone software update will allow users to disable intentional slowdown

Apple CEO Tim Cook.[Photo: VCG]<p>Apple has announced plans to allow iPhone users to decide for themselves whether to slow down their phones' …

Tim Cook

China detains rights lawyer critical of President Xi Jinping - wife

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing authorities on Friday took outspoken rights lawyer Yu Wensheng into custody as he was taking his child to school, his wife told Reuters, days after Yu said he was stripped of his legal licence for criticizing President Xi Jinping.<p>Yu, a Beijing-based lawyer and activist, …

China

How Hong Kong bakery hit the big time during the Sars epidemic | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

From across the street, you can smell it. The warm, buttery aroma of freshly baked bread wafts out of the bakery windows and lingers in the crisp …

Hong Kong

China says it pursues peaceful development , disputing "disruptive force" comment

China on Friday denied that it was a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region as described by the head of the US military's Pacific command at a …

China

Spotlight: Intervention into Syria's Afrin brings risks for Turkey: analysts

Spotlight: Intervention into Syria's Afrin brings risks for Turkey: analysts<p>Syrians wave Turkish and Syrian-rebel flags as they demonstrate in the …

Syria

White House says it prepares for gov't shutdown - World

WASHINGTON -- White House is preparing for a government shutdown, as the chances of a short-term government funding bill passed by the Senate are …

Government Shutdown

Beijing new airport to test run in October 2019

Beijing's new international airport will start test operation in October 2019, local officials said.<p>Engineering projects will be finished in July …

China

Wizards of modern puppetry conjure up magical worlds

PUPPETS are limp, lifeless objects, but when the lights go on and a hush comes over the audience, they turn into animated characters with distinctive …

This woman has won over 7000 plushies from claw machine games

Bike rental drama, cashless cohesion, and China's surveillance situation in 2017

The Weekly Briefing​<p>Bike rental drama, cashless cohesion, and China's surveillance situation in 2017<p>This week marks a potential reshuffle of the …

China

Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Awards 2018’s ‘Best of the best’ around the world | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Need some idea for a romantic getaway? The Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Awards have unveiled the “very best of the very best” lodgings around the world for …

Hotels

Alipay mini program for anonymously contacting the owner of a parked car accelerates out of the lot

A mini program found in the Alipay app, the lead payments app run by Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial, has attracted 40,000 car owners in its first 10 …

Death penalty sought for man charged with kidnapping, death of Chinese scholar in U.S.

Death penalty sought for man charged with kidnapping, death of Chinese scholar in U.S.<p>FILE PHOTO - Brendt Christensen, 28, arrested in connection …

Crime

Tunnel completed for Sichuan-Tibet Railway

The Sichuan-Tibet Railway's first tunnel-that runs more than 16 kilometers along the canyon area of the plateau-managed to cut through on Wednesday …

China

China, S. Africa celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations in Beijing

Qiangba Puncog(1st R), vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), attends a reception celebrating the 20th …

China

Central Bank Deputy Governor Appointed Beijing Vice Mayor

Central Bank Deputy Governor Appointed Beijing Vice Mayor<p>Yin Yong, deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, was elected vice mayor of Beijing …

China

Chinese pop singer Li Yugang starts Canada tour

Chinese pop singer Li Yugang, who is known for his cross-dressing performances onstage, has launched his tour on Jan 15 in Canada. Last year, he …

China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

BEIJING (Reuters) - Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China’s State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world’s worst oil ship disaster in decades.<p>In a statement issued late on …

East China Sea

Opinion: Understanding America’s China-Phobia

The Wall Street Journal’s bombshell story on Wendi Deng Murdoch’s close ties to Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, and her lobbying for a Chinese-funded …

China

Airbus delivers 176 aircraft to China in 2017

Airbus delivered 176 commercial aircraft to China in 2017, its eighth consecutive year of more than 100 deliveries, announced Airbus China on …

Aerospace

Chinese man travels 50 km (31 miles) every day for 30 years to deliver mail to villagers

Russia's foreign debt grows to 529 bln USD in 2017: central bank

Russia's foreign debt grows to 529 bln USD in 2017: central bank<p>A vendor counts Russian rouble banknotes at a market in Moscow, March 3, 2014. …

Economy

China opens new freight train service to Budapest

A staff member checks the freight train of China Railway Express (Xiamen-Budapest), linking southeast China's port city of Xiamen with Budapest, …

China

Kim Jones makes a grand exit with exciting finale | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Sailing towards the horizon, searching for adventures on the other side of the world is what the Louis Vuitton spirit of travel is all about. …

Louis Vuitton

From war-torn tumult to the classical stage

WITH tight jeans, shining jackets and long Afro hair jiggling in the air, Ara Malikian’s appearance is nothing like what you would expect from a …

Orchestras

World public opinion charming to China

Under the leadership of its President Xi Jinping China is transforming itself. The change it is gradually undergoing affects both national economics …

China

IOC decides on pool of clean Russian athletes to PyeongChang 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided Friday on a pool of clean athletes who are eligible to be invited by the IOC to take part in the …

Olympics

11 dead as huge storms batter Europe - World

BERLIN - Eleven people including two firefighters were killed on Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train …

Weather

Outstanding Loans Hit 120.1 Trillion Yuan by End of 2017

Outstanding Loans Hit 120.1 Trillion Yuan by End of 2017<p>As of the end of 2017, outstanding yuan loans in financial institutions totaled 120.1 …

Economy