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BEIJING—An explosion on Wednesday at a small coal mine in China’s Hunan province that killed two workers while another three are missing, the Hunan coal mine safety regulation bureau said. The incident occurred at Hunan Baodian Qunli Coal Mining Co, which produces 120,000 tonnes of coal annually. Hunan’s mine safety regulator said in a separate …
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has devised a new high-tech method of testing Party members’ loyalty: using virtual reality (VR). In the town of Qingyang in Zouping County, Shandong Province, the local authorities have established the country’s first VR center for ensuring that Party members maintain the “Party spirit.” According to a May 6 report …
The Czech Republic, which has considerably increased its political and economic cooperation with China since 2014, has been shaken by uncertainty surrounding the Chinese energy giant CEFC China Energy. The large Chinese conglomerate had promised to invest tens of billions in the country. After a press release emerged that the CEO of CEFC, Ye Jianming, …
HONG KONG—ZTE’s main business operations have ceased due to a ban imposed by the U.S. government, but China’s second biggest telecom equipment maker is trying to have the ban modified or reversed, it said on May 9. ZTE was hit by a ban last month from Washington, forbidding U.S. firms from supplying it with tech parts …
As Chinese companies increasingly dominate manufacturing in the global pharmaceutical market, an expert says it is high time for U.S. policy makers to start treating medicine as a strategic asset and to ensure the American public has a healthy reserve of essential drugs laid by for a time of crisis. Rosemary Gibson, a senior advisor …
UNITED NATIONS–The United States indirectly criticised China on Monday for shielding Burma, also known as Myanmar, from strong U.N. Security Council action over a military crackdown against mainly Rohingya Muslims that the U.S. and other countries have denounced as ethnic cleansing. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley did not mention China by name, but China proposed substantial …
SHANGHAI—The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was “sucked halfway” out of the plane after a cockpit windshield blew out, media reported, citing the aircraft’s captain. Liu Chuanjian, hailed a hero on social media after having to land the Airbus A319 manually, told the Chengdu …
NEW YORK—The Macau-based billionaire and real estate developer Ng Lap Seng was sentenced to four years in prison on May 11 after being found guilty last July of bribing two United Nations ambassadors to help him build a multibillion dollar conference center. Ng, 69, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick, who also ordered him to …
WASHINGTON—The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) said on May 11 it had made a final finding in a dumping investigation that imports of tool chests from China and Vietnam were harming U.S. producers. The decision paves the way for the U.S. Commerce Department to slap duties of up to 327 percent on the goods for a five-year initial period. …
Just days after Chinese media reported that an unprecedented number of corporations have defaulted on bonds they owed, the Chinese regime has announced that local governments can issue bonds to repay debts that will mature in 2018—highlighting the enormity of China’s debt problem. The policy was announced on May 15 by the Ministry of Finance, …
May 12 marked the 10-year anniversary of a 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province in southwestern China, killing 69,227 and injuring 374,643, according to the Chinese regime’s Ministry of Civil Affairs. More than 17,000 remain missing. An estimated 7,000 school buildings in the earthquake zone collapsed. At Beichuan Middle School alone, more than …
BANGKOK—A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River’s biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway, according to a three-year study commissioned by the Cambodian government. The report, posted this month on the website of the U.S.-based …
WASHINGTON—The U.S. trade war with China is “on hold” after the world’s largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday. Mnuchin and President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said the agreement reached by Chinese and American negotiators on Saturday set …
With an anti-corruption campaign raging on within the Chinese Communist Party, misbehaving Chinese officials have to get creative with ways to cheat, stow away their illegally amassed wealth, and hide their trail. So officials are now filing fake divorces with their spouses in order to covertly transfer assets outside of China and avoid detection from …
A high school in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province located on the eastern coast of China, has employed facial recognition technology to monitor students’ attentiveness in class. At Hangzhou Number 11 High School, three cameras at the front of the classroom scan students’ faces every 30 seconds, analyzing their facial expressions to detect their mood, according …
Most ancient Chinese sovereigns could enlighten to some encoded meaning in music and placed great importance on what it signified. It’s been a common belief throughout Chinese history that music can express the ideas or feelings of the sovereign, its…
Chinese culture is important, as it plays a significant role in defining every aspect of a Chinese individual’s life. This includes the way the individual conducts business, how one treats the family and elders, how responsibilities are distributed in a…
The Qing Dynasty was the last of the Chinese periods where royals ruled China before the country was declared a republic. Toward the start of the 1900s, the Chinese elites began to feel that there was a need for political…
A massive Chinese excavation under the Minjiang River close to Chengdu, Sichuan Province, has led to the discovery of a vast treasure. About 30,000 artifacts and relics have been found that are at least 300 years old. The archeological survey…
The iPhone X was released last year to much fanfare, as is common to all iPhones. Furthermore, the iPhone X was touted to be unique, as it boasted features such as super retina display, facial recognition, and animoji. However, the…

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