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Submarine-Led Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 May End Within a Week

6 hours ago
An unmanned submarine called the Bluefin-21 is scheduled to finish searching the Indian Ocean seabed for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within one week, according to multiple reports. Nearly a month and a half after the disappearance of Flight 370, rescue workers still haven’t found the Boeing 777-200, which went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on...
Reuters

VW to push electric cars in China as market opens

11 hours ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen will keep expanding Chinese operations and start selling battery-powered cars in the biggest auto market as the country rewards electric-vehicle buyers to tackle air pollution.
physorg

Four questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

16 hours ago
Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.
AP

4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

20 hours ago
Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers....
Gizmodo

A Pedal-Powered Monowheel For When a Unicycle Is Somehow Too Cool

1 day ago
Apparently during the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics a bunch of performers were riding glowing monowheels around the stadium. If you missed it, that's ok, because no one cares about the closing ceremonies—and anyways, now you can now own what sounded like the most interesting part of the event.Read more...
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

2 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
The Guardian

Huzzah for foreign experts. After all, they're better than our own

1 day ago
David Axelrod is just the latest non-British hiring in a trend that betrays all the insecurities of a post-imperial satellite stateCovering the Beijing Olympics for the Guardian, the hotel that was my home in the Chinese capital was called in an irony impossible to ignore The Foreign Experts Building. Whether that name had lost something in translation would be for the...
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

2 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

2 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
AP

Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

1 day ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute....
Reuters

Audi expects to sell half million cars in China this year

1 day ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen's luxury division Audi plans to sell about half a million cars this year in China, the world's biggest auto market, and raise the number of its Chinese dealers to 500 by 2017.
Irish Times

Oliver Stone urges Chinese film-makers to address Mao era

2 days ago
Director tells Beijing Film Festival that controversial historical issues such as the Cultural Revolution should be depicted
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

2 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

2 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
AP

Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading

1 day ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance....
AP

China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

1 day ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule....
Reuters

Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges amid China slump

1 day ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labor costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday.
siliconindia

China's Home Price Growth Decelerates

1 day ago
Beijing : Home prices in major Chinese cities grew at a slower pace in March, with fewer cities reporting month-on-month price gains, authorities said Friday.
Reuters

As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants

1 day ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fiber, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such as Sinopec Corp.
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

2 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

2 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
Reuters

Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

2 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: his release after eight months in jail.
Reuters

China sentences activists for urging asset disclosure: lawyer

1 day ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced four activists to jail for up to three-and-a-half years on Friday for urging officials to reveal their assets, a lawyer said, the latest convictions in a crackdown on dissent that has drawn international criticism.
Daily Mail

Chinese blogger Qin Zhihui jailed for 3 YEARS for 'rumour mongering'

2 days ago
Beijing officials claimed marketing employee Qin Zhihui made up stories and accused him of slandering famous figures to drive web traffic.
Daily Mail

Chinese blogger Qin Zhihui jailed for 3 YEARS for 'rumour mongering'

2 days ago
Beijing officials claimed marketing employee Qin Zhihui made up stories and accused him of slandering famous figures to drive web traffic.
Daily Mail

Chinese blogger Qin Zhihui jailed for 3 YEARS for 'rumour mongering'

2 days ago
Beijing officials claimed marketing employee Qin Zhihui made up stories and accused him of slandering famous figures to drive web traffic.
Daily Mail

Chinese blogger Qin Zhihui jailed for 3 YEARS for 'rumour mongering'

2 days ago
Beijing officials claimed marketing employee Qin Zhihui made up stories and accused him of slandering famous figures to drive web traffic.
Los Angeles Times

In Beijing, Oliver Stone says China's movies must confront its past

2 days ago
BEIJING – China will never have a world-class movie culture and can’t truly cooperate with foreign filmmakers until authorities stop censorship and allow artists to take a critical look at Chinese history, American director Oliver Stone said Thursday in unusually frank comments that shook up the Beijing Film Festival.
Reuters

China backs away from price controls on basic drugs

2 days ago
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has backtracked on its policy of capping retail prices on medicines and will allow pharmaceutical companies to set prices for some drugs, after criticism that controls had caused a drug drought that derailed treatment for millions of patients.
Reuters

China government survey shows 16 percent of its soil is polluted

2 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - A nationwide investigation has shown that as much as 16 percent of China's soil contains higher-than-permitted levels of pollution, the environment ministry said on Thursday.
Reuters

Ford's Lincoln brand to debut in China with eight stores in seven cities: exec

2 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. said on Friday it plans to launch its premium Lincoln brand in China in October, when it will open eight stores in seven Chinese cities.
Reuters

Beijing's bid to move polluting firms watched warily in nearby regions

2 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital has ordered more than 50 companies to shut down this year in an effort to cut pollution but pushing factories out could raise objections in surrounding areas reluctant to host Beijing's polluters.
Reuters

China to appeal WTO rare earth ruling

2 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it would appeal against a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that found it violated global trade rules with its export limits on rare earth minerals used in defense and technology products.
AP

Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show

2 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models....
FT

China crackdown hits Diageo and Rémy

2 days ago
Two European distillers see steep fall in Asia-Pacific sales after Beijing moves to curb the practice of executives offering luxury gifts to officials
New York Times

Sinosphere Blog: Talk About Your History, Oliver Stone Tells Chinese

2 days ago
The director Oliver Stone dropped a bombshell at the Beijing International Film Festival when he said that China had to face its history in order to stir creativity, a sensitive topic in a country where censorship is the norm.
Reuters

Japan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputes

2 days ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe criticized Beijing for trying to "change the status quo" with force in maritime disputes but said China was a vital economic partner, as a series of visits suggested a possible thaw in ties between the Asian rivals.
Reuters

Chinese police shoot man dead at checkpoint in Xinjiang

2 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China's far-western region of Xinjiang have shot dead a man who drove through a security checkpoint, the local government said on Thursday, the latest violence to hit the troubled area with a large Muslim population.
Reuters

China releases blogger on bail, jails another amid rumor crackdown

2 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese-American venture capitalist known for his controversial blogs has been released on bail after nearly eight months in detention because of a "serious illness", Beijing police said amid a crackdown on online dissent.
Daily Mail

Yifan Hou - the glamorous Women's World Chess Champion

3 days ago
Yifan Hou, from Beijing, China, has been honing her skills since she was five years old and is the youngest person ever to win the female world championship.
Los Angeles Times

Reel China: Beijing film festival opens with international emphasis

3 days ago
Reuters

Loud in a crowd: Nissan range gets grille makeover

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co is going for a facelift to stand out from the crowd.
Reuters

China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place: sources

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said.
Irish Times

Peugeot shows new concept as Exalt makes debut at Beijing Motor Show

4 days ago
Reuters

China first-quarter GDP at 18-month low, to cut reserve ratio for small banks

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy expanded 7.4 percent between January and March, its slowest pace in 18 months, prompting authorities to act for the second time in as many weeks to shore up growth.
Reuters

China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity.
FT

China GDP growth slows in first quarter

3 days ago
Slowing growth is raising pressure on Beijing to provide fresh stimulus to head off a potential collapse in growth in the world’s second-largest economy
AP

If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

3 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas....
Reuters

China blames France's Veolia for supervision flaws in tap water pollution case

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has blamed French utility Veolia Environnement for "supervision problems" in its water quality standards after authorities said a cancer-inducing chemical had been found in tap water supplied by the firm at 20 times above national safety levels, state media said on Wednesday.
AP

China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

3 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth slowed to 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners....
AP

US declines to name China a currency manipulator

4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it....
Reuters

China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first quarter

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months in the first quarter of 2014, official data showed on Wednesday, with signs of waning momentum already prompting limited government action to steady the world's second-largest economy.
New York Times

Desalination Plant Proposed Near Beijing, Reports Say

4 days ago
The project could supply much of the capital’s drinking water by 2019, the state media reported, suggesting a major push to alleviate water shortages.
Reuters

China stresses need for stability at first meeting of new security council

4 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping held the first meeting of a new national security commission on Tuesday, saying China needed a coordinated approach to domestic and foreign challenges, including social unrest, in "the most complex time in history".
Reuters

China angered by U.S. environment chief's visit to Taiwan

4 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it had lodged a protest with the United States over a visit by Washington's environmental protection chief to self-ruled Taiwan this week.
Daily Mail

Inside Michelle Obama's luxurious $8,400-a-night Westin Hotel presidential suite in China

3 weeks ago
The first lady is staying at the five-star Westin Hotel in Chaoyang, just outside Beijing, during her week-long trip to China with her two daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother Marian Robinson.
Reuters

Animal welfare group plans largest rescue of Chinese bile bears

4 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - An animal welfare group said on Tuesday it will save 130 bears from a bile extraction farm in China, its largest rescue so far, in a bid to end a business that has sparked outrage over animal cruelty amid growing opposition.
AP

Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police

4 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- His head covered in a black hood, lawyer Tang Jitian recalls being taken into a room and hearing the sound of a rope being pulled. The handcuffs behind him were jerked upward and soon he was dangling in the air....
Reuters

China denies naval snub for Japan over fleet review

4 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's navy on Tuesday denied, in a roundabout way, that it snubbed Japan by not inviting it to join in a naval fleet review as part of an international symposium, saying the two events had never been linked in the first place.
Reuters

China angered by Britain's report on human rights, cancels talks

4 days ago
BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - China on Tuesday condemned Britain for interfering in its domestic affairs, in response to a human rights report, a day after the British government said Beijing had called off human rights talks.
Daily Mail

Inside Michelle Obama's luxurious $8,400-a-night Westin Hotel presidential suite in China

3 weeks ago
The first lady is staying at the five-star Westin Hotel in Chaoyang, just outside Beijing, during her week-long trip to China with her two daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother Marian Robinson.
Reuters

Chinese court dismisses water pollution lawsuit

4 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has rejected a lawsuit filed by five residents from a major northwestern city after authorities said a cancer-inducing chemical had been found in tapwater at 20 times above national safety levels, state media reported on Tuesday.
chinatechnews

Alibaba Throws Money At Internet Privacy

4 days ago
Hu Xiaoming, Alibaba's vice president for small- and micro-financial group and chief risk officer, announced in Beijing that the company will invest CNY40 million to establish a security fund. The security fund will be used to fight Internet phishing, trojans, money laundering, malicious attacks, and to protect user information. The security fund will cooperate with […]...
Times of India

Foreign secretary holds late evening meeting with Chinese minister

5 days ago
Indian foreign secretary Sujatha Singh discussed a range of issues with Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, late on Monday evening in Beijing.
Reuters

China's President Xi urges greater military use of space

5 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defence capability, in what state media on Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others.
Reuters

China set to elevate environment over development in new law

4 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.
Daily Mail

Inside Michelle Obama's luxurious $8,400-a-night Westin Hotel presidential suite in China

3 weeks ago
The first lady is staying at the five-star Westin Hotel in Chaoyang, just outside Beijing, during her week-long trip to China with her two daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother Marian Robinson.
Telegraph

Walmart tells Beijing to improve food labelling rules

5 days ago
Retailer in surprise push to make producers more accountable after paying $9.8m in fines
Mashable

Olympic God Michael Phelps Ends Retirement. Is Rio 2016 in Sight?

5 days ago
Joining the ranks of Michael Jordan, Brett Favre and other superstar athletes who retired from their respective sports and then reversed those decisions, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is hopping back in the pool, prompting speculation that he's eyeing another Olympic appearance at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Phelps, 28, will compete at the Arena Grand...
Daily Mail

Inside Michelle Obama's luxurious $8,400-a-night Westin Hotel presidential suite in China

3 weeks ago
The first lady is staying at the five-star Westin Hotel in Chaoyang, just outside Beijing, during her week-long trip to China with her two daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother Marian Robinson.
Telegraph

Chinese protesters ambush anti-corruption team at luxury hotel

5 days ago
Hundreds of disgruntled citizens flock to exclusive 602-room hotel in central China after finding out that an elite team of anti-corruption investigators from Beijing was staying there
Hindustan Times

Political regime change in India will not affect our equation China

5 days ago
A political regime change in India will not impact IndoChina ties China said on Monday adding that whichever political party wins Beijing hopes it will continue to strengthen relations and cooperate on issues concerning both countries
AP

World stocks decline on dour US earnings outlook

5 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stock markets fell Monday following two days of U.S. declines and forecasts of lower American corporate profits....
Reuters

China's John Zhao seeks more targets in state sector reform

5 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Hony Capital, the private-equity firm backed by Legend Holdings, is likely to deploy more capital in China's state-owned manufacturing and healthcare sectors as Beijing seeks to further restructure its government-owned companies.
Reuters

Anxious China emerges as diplomatic player in Afghanistan

5 days ago
KABUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is quietly preparing for a more robust role in the future of Afghanistan, concerned that the withdrawal of NATO troops will leave a hotbed of militancy on its doorstep.
Reuters

China tells U.S. to stop 'gesticulating' on rights cases

5 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry told the United States on Monday to stop "gesticulating" in its criticism of China's treatment of dissidents, after Washington called on Beijing to release a prominent activist.
AP

Asian stocks decline after US losses

5 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell Monday following two days of U.S. declines and forecasts of lower American corporate profits....
Times of India

Foreign secretary to test Beijing waters before new govt checks in

6 days ago
Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh will engage Chinese officials in a strategic dialogue here for two days beginning Monday.
Mashable

Investigators Suspect MH370's Black-Box Batteries Have Died: Report

6 days ago
The multinational flotilla scouring the seas to the west of Perth, Australia for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have not heard any electronic pings from the plane's cockpit voice or data recorders since April 8, suggesting the batteries on these devices may have run out, according to a new report Manufactured by Honeywell, battery-operated acoustic beacons...
USA Today

China's bike culture forges way into deadly traffic

1 week ago
In car-choked Beijing, vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians compete to break the rules.
Reuters

Beijing rejects IMF's hard-landing warning for China's economy

1 week ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Chinese official hit back on Saturday at International Monetary Fund warnings that China's economy faced the danger of a hard landing due to poor asset quality, saying the government was taking action to deal with financial risk.
AP

Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China

1 week ago
BEIJING (AP) -- An oil pipe leak caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major Chinese city's water supply, prompting warnings against drinking from the tap and sending residents to queue up to buy bottled water....
Al Jazhera

China upholds jail term for legal activist

1 week ago
Beijing court confirms four-year prison term for Xu Zhiyong, convicted for support of anti-corruption protests.
Reuters

Fading signals add urgency to search for missing jet

1 week ago
PERTH/BEIJING (Reuters) - The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that batteries powering signals from the black box recorder on board were about to die.
Goal.com

Lippi sorride: cinquina e primo posto per il Guangzhou

1 week ago
I campioni in carica battono per 5-2 in trasferta il Tianjin Teda e volano al primo posto della Super League, in coabitazione col Beijing Gouan. Doppietta per Gao Lin.
The Nation

Coal-fired steel mills to be established in Chiniot: Shahbaz Sharif

1 week ago
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Beijing- Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says a coal powered steel mills would soon be set up after the exploration of iron ore reserves in the Rajwa...
The Nation

Coal-fired steel mills to be established in Chiniot: Shahbaz Sharif

1 week ago
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Beijing- Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says a coal powered steel mills would soon be set up after the exploration of iron ore reserves in the Rajwa...
USA Today

In China, jar of fresh French air sells for $860

1 week ago
The jar was part of a conceptual art project by Beijing artist Liang Kegang.
Reuters

Beijing seeks to ban purchase of cigarettes with public funds

1 week ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital Beijing is proposing to ban the use of government money to buy cigarettes, either as gifts or to be provided at official functions, state media said on Friday, in the latest move to try and curtail smoking.
ElPais

El comercio marítimo forja un nexo millonario entre Panamá y China

1 week ago
Pese a que no tienen relaciones diplomáticas, el vínculo comercial entre ambos países se ha consolidado en los últimos años
ElPais

El gran prestamista de Venezuela

1 week ago
Nicolás Maduro ha desarrollado con China una relación de prestamista y deudor
Reuters

China city reports cancer-inducing chemical in drinking water

1 week ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's western city of Lanzhou saw a rush for supermarket bottled water on Friday after authorities said the city's drinking water contained levels of benzene, a cancer-inducing chemical, standing at 20 times above national safety levels.
The Guardian

British Cycling confirms Sir Dave Brailsford's decision to step aside

1 week ago
This is the right decision for the team and me, says 50-year-old Shane Sutton to takeover as British Cycling technical directorThe Guardian exclusively revealed Brailsford's departureBritish Cycling confirmed on Friday morning that Sir Dave Brailsford is to step aside from his role as performance director as exclusively revealed by the Guardian bringing to a close one...
New York Times

Sinosphere Blog: Panda Transfer Falls Victim to Fallout Over Missing Plane

1 week ago
Two pandas from Sichuan Province won’t soon be making a planned trip to a zoo in Malaysia amid strained ties between Beijing and Kuala Lumpur.
New York Times

Sinosphere Blog: Beijing Court Upholds Legal Scholar’s Sentence

1 week ago
Xu Zhiyong’s four-year prison sentence for “gathering a crowd to disturb public order” was upheld the same day a Chinese-language collection of his writings was published in Hong Kong.
Los Angeles Times

China's Tibet conundrum: how to conquer a myth

1 week ago
In dealing with its restive population and world opinion, Beijing faces one of the most difficult challenges in modern statecraft.Beijing has no shortage of issues to confront. There's the South China Sea, uncontrollable corruption, a slowing economy and factional disputes within the party and military. But Chinese officials also face one of the most difficult challenges...
New York Times

Diplomatic Memo: During Hagel Visit, China Showed Its Military Might, and Its Frustrations

1 week ago
In his official visit to China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel encountered combative public warnings and private complaints that Beijing felt besieged by hostile neighbors.
Reuters

Prominent Chinese activist defiant as jail term upheld

1 week ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese rights activist expressed defiance on Friday after a court upheld his four-year jail sentence, saying the pall of communism and dictatorship would eventually give way to freedom and justice.
Reuters

China's U.S. ambassador plays down tensions after Hagel trip

1 week ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's ambassador to the United States on Thursday played down the tense exchange this week in Beijing between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Chinese counterpart and praised the frank talk between the two countries.
Foreign Policy

Nine-Dash Mine

1 week ago
Why Beijing should let international law reign in the South China Sea.

Countries where beijing is popular

# Countries MIX
1 United States 44.156
2 India 11.220
3 China 11.000
4 United Kingdom 5.280
5 Canada 3.730
6 Indonesia 2.775
7 Singapore 2.210
8 Australia 2.125
9 Philippines 1.650
10 Norway 1.650
11 Romania 1.405
12 Argentina 1.376
13 Mexico 1.250
14 Sweden 1.040
15 Taiwan 0.820
16 Spain 0.500
17 South Africa 0.480
18 Japan 0.400
19 Brazil 0.360
20 Hong Kong 0.360
More Countries >>
# Media MIX
1 CNN Editions (International) 12.000
2 CNN 10.000
3 Dinakaran 5.000
4 WALL STREET JOURNAL USA 2.250
5 USA Today 2.000
6 Cankao Xiaoxi (Reference News) 1.600
7 weather.com 1.600
8 Times of India 1.500
9 channelnews asia 1.500
10 Reuters 1.300
11 GMA TV 1.300
12 National Geographic 1.200
13 San Francisco Chronicle 1.200
14 China Daily 1.100
15 abc live 1.000
16 The Independent 1.000
17 The Sun 1.000
18 Beijing Wan Bao 0.900
19 Guangzhou Morning Post 0.900
20 MSNBC 0.850
More Media >>
# Languages MIX
1 English 67.801
2 Chinese 9.960
3 Tamil 5.000
4 Spanish 3.196
5 Indonesian 2.775
6 Norwegian 1.650
7 Romanian 1.405
8 Swedish 1.040
9 Portuguese 0.560
10 Finnish 0.500
11 German 0.385
12 Japanese 0.350
13 Hindi 0.350
14 French 0.305
15 Korean 0.200
16 Gujarati 0.200
17 Danish 0.160
18 Vietnamese 0.130
19 Thai 0.040
20 Italian 0.000
More Languages >>
# Lists
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