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May 23 2018


China calls checkmate on South China Sea

Cattle ranchers in south-east Arizona, where I grew up, have an expression: "You can't roll your sleeves and wring your hands at the same time." The ranchers usually directed this phrase towards government officials who were vacillating on an issue.


Trump considers fine for China's ZTE, Congress sour on idea

US President Donald Trump has floated a plan to fine ZTE Corp and shake up its management as his administration considered rolling back more severe penalties that have crippled the Chinese telecommunications company. Trump's proposal ran into immediate resistance in congress, where Republicans and Democrats accused the president of bending to pressure from Beijing to ease up on a company that has admitted to violating sanctions on Iran.

May 22 2018


Political donor Chau Chak Wing behind UN bribe scandal, Parliament told

One of Australia's most generous political donors has been named in Parliament as funding the bribery of a senior United Nations official, and as being closely associated with the lobbying arm of the Chinese Communist Party. In a dramatic move that may further inflame diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra, Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has used parliamentary privilege to identify billionaire businessman Chau Chak Wing as an unindicted co-conspirator in an FBI bribery case.


The Kings of Chinese Rap Take On the World

Straight outta Chengdu, China, the Higher Brothers are making Sichuan hip-hop a global sensation. It all started when the four friends spent a winter holed up in a tiny bedroom writing songs about their beloved childhood cartoon, "Haier Brothers."

May 21 2018


Are Chinese K-pop fans becoming a threat to airport security?

They may be responsible for stealing millions of preteen hearts, but K-pop bands have recently been linked to a rather less romantic "crime" - causing huge delays at airports across China. This year alone at Beijing Capital Airport's Terminal 3 there have been at least seven reported incidents of impassioned fans of the squeaky clean popsters creating havoc in their bid to see and be seen with their idols, People's Daily reported .


China Launches Very First Private Rocket in Space

The People's Republic of China sent a private rocket into space recently. This marks its first venture into the commercial arena as far as the race for space is concerned.


It's grandad to the rescue as Chinese woman finds giant snake in toilet

A young Chinese woman got the fright of her life last week when she saw a metre-long snake slithering out of the toilet as she was about to take a shower. With no idea what to do for the best, the terrified woman - identified only as Cai from Chengdu in southwestern China's Sichuan province - shouted to her father for help, West China Metropolis Daily reported.

May 20 2018


Why Dr. China bowed out of NPP race

It has emerged that a petition from the Ghanaian Community in China to the President caused the withdrawal of Dr Charles Dwamena from the NPP national treasurer race. Dr China as he is popularly known is Ghana's Deputy Ambassador to China and had declared intentions to contest the National treasurer position of the NPP in the upcoming NPP national election scheduled for Koforidua in July.


Five killed in house fire in China

Five people died in a residential house fire in central China's Hunan Province on Sunday, local authorities confirmed, Xinhua reported. The fire broke out in Shijiang Town, Dongkou County in the early morning.


Chinese woman who planned explosive bank robbery gets 10 months in jail

A woman who tried to make a bomb as part of a plan to rob a bank in eastern China has been sentenced to 10 months in prison, according to a local newspaper. The 25-year-old, referred to only as Xiaoyue, admitted in court that she had been planning the heist for several months, and had been inspired by a foreign film, Qianjiang Evening News reported on Thursday.


China agrees to import more from US, no sign of $200 billion figure

China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of US goods and services, the two countries said on Saturday, but made no mention of a $200 billion target the White House had touted earlier. FILE PHOTO: The YM Bamboo, a container ship operated by the China Ocean Shipping Company is docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California.

May 19 2018


West Ham target Pellegrini leaves Hebei China Fortune

The former Manchester City manager has departed the Chinese Super League club, possibly paving a way back to the Premier League West Ham target Manuel Pellegrini has left his position at Hebei China Fortune, the Chinese Super League club announced on Saturday. "As of May 20, Mr Pellegrini will no longer work as the head coach of Hebei China Fortune Football Club," the club announced in a statement posted to Weibo.com .


Is talk of Australia's 'anti-China' bias a weaponised narrative?

Since the Turnbull government flagged plans to implement new national security laws last year, talk of Australia's "hostility" to China and Chinese people has risen. Just last month, China's ambassador Cheng Jingye warned that trade with China could be affected and cited worries that Chinese students in Australia had been subjected to "irresponsible and malicious allegations" and "security and safety incidents".


Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws

In this March 24, 2018 file photo, Tim Cook, Apple CEO, speaks at a economic summit a day before the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, Gay-rights advocates are divided on a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and a company that stands out for its support of LGBT workers and causes. Now Apple Inc. is thinking about building a new corporate campus that could bring thousands of jobs to the Raleigh-Durham area.


China strongly opposes US interference in Taiwan issue

BEIJING: China is strongly dissatisfied with remarks by a US State Department spokesperson, who spoke out against the Dominican Republic's decision to sever "diplomatic relations" with Taiwan. "We urge the United States to abide by the one-China principle and the commitments made in the three Sino-U.S. joint communiques, and not to make irresponsible remarks on ties between China and other countries, or interfere in China's internal affairs like cross-Strait relations," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Friday at a daily press briefing.

May 18 2018


Rise of Chinese middle class fuels interest in craft beers Source: AP

"Panda Beer," ''Little General," ''Flying Fist IPA," and "Mandarin Wheat" are among the offerings on tap at a craft beer exhibition this week in Shanghai dedicated to expanding the palette of Chinese consumers and promoting sales of high-end brews. The 2018 Craft Beer of China Exhibition features local breweries like Rasenburg Beer, Myth Monkey Brewing, Lazy Taps, Goose Island and Boxing Cat Brewery that are sharing tips on the latest technology and sales trends as Chinese shift from legacy brews to more experimental, refined, and expensive flavors.


After 2 years, family realizes the pet dog they raised is a bear

A fully grown Asiatic black bear named Bentley relaxes at the San Antonio Zoo. A Chinese family recently surrendered an Asiatic black bear that they raised for two years thinking it was a Tibetan mastiff.


China seeks investigation into University of Southern California abuse accusations

Students walk near the entrance to the Engemann Student Health Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California on May 17, 2018. LOS ANGELES: The Chinese government has expressed "deep concern" over published reports that a University of Southern California gynaecologist was allowed for years to treat students, many of them from China, despite accusations of sexual abuse and harassment.

May 17 2018


China to Help Uganda Build Nuclear Power Plants

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, left, is shown the way by Chinese President Xi Jinping as they attend a signing ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 31, 2015. Uganda has some uranium deposits and President Yoweri Museveni has said his government was keen to exploit them for potential nuclear energy development.


China car app Didi updates safety measures after murder

The proposals were made 10 days after a 21-year-old air stewardess was killed after booking a ride via Didi Chuxing's Hitch app in the city of Zhengzhou. "Some ride-hailing companies have not assumed the necessary social responsibilities, but have indulged in violations of the interests of their drivers and passengers," said a notice posted on the Ministry of Transport's Mandarin-language website last Friday.

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