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China's ageing millions look forward to bleak future

Beijing - As she nears retirement along with millions of other Chinese, He Xiangying is too busy sending her son money and raising a stranger's child to worry about who will eventually look after her.
In the Media by Carol Huang (AFP)

Naval ships from U.S., India and Japan to start war games

Tokyo - The United States, India and Japan are set to kick off week-long war games in the Pacific, beefing up naval ties as they warily eye an increasingly assertive China and its military buildup.
In the Media by AFP

Video teasing 'Fat Guy Number 3' Kim Jong-un goes viral

A mash-up video poking fun at the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is doing the rounds across the world and has been viewed millions of times in China.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

China allegedly uses Twitter to spread false information in Tibet

Around 100 accounts were reportedly found using names stolen from Westerners and descriptions taken from real people. Reporters claim each account promotes Chinese propaganda.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Burger King and Starbucks cited in Chinese meat safety case

Husi Food is a major supplier of meat and other products for a variety of businesses. Factories belonging to the company closed due to reports of tainted meat. New allegations have also arisen that Starbucks and Burger King used this meat.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Largest aquatic flying insect discovered in Sichuan, China

Sichuan - Many of the largest bugs in the world have a new competitor; the Giant Dobsonfly. Townsfolk brought the creature to researchers and it is now making international news.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

iOS 'back doors' found by forensic scientist

Forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski has posted evidence related to iOS security. His presentation talks about your rights and how some "back door" practices are infringing upon them.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Chinese army shows off dancing robots

Beijing - To the sound of Shakira's Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) robots demonstrated their dance steps, screaming recruits drilled with bayonets and tanks rolled as China's military offered a rare moment of openness Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

China 'seals off' town after man dies of bubonic plague

Beijing - A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

(GRAPHIC) Video: 11 dead and 19 injured in Sichuan rockslides

Sichuan - Rocks recently smashed down into a busy Maoxian county road. Victims scrambled for cover as the shards rained down. Landslides such as these have been a common sight this summer the Sichuan region.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

China shuts meat producer supplying McDonald's, KFC

Shanghai - Shanghai has shut a factory of US food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China's latest food safety scandal.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

China says spy ship operations 'in line with international law

Beijing - Beijing has defended its dispatch of a spy ship to international waters off Hawaii, near where Chinese vessels are taking part in a US-led naval exercise for the first time, reports said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

China typhoon death toll rises to 17 as more rain expected

Beijing - The death toll from the strongest storm to hit China in decades has reached 17, state media said Sunday, as forecasters issued warnings of more extreme weather.
In the Media by AFP

Wider parking spaces for Chinese women drivers spark controversy

A shopping mall in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning Province has opened a female-only car park that features wider parking spaces to make women feel comfortable when parking.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 3 comments

Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

Beijing - The strongest storm to hit southern China in more than 40 years has killed at least eight people there, state media said Saturday, after causing devastation in the Philippines.
In the Media by AFP

At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident: Xinhua

Beijing - At least 38 people were killed when a van carrying inflammable liquid hit a bus on a highway in central China early Saturday, state media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Philippines typhoon toll soars as new storm threatens

Manila - The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days on Saturday as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun surged to 77, officials said.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Super Typhoon Rammasun hits southern China

Beijing - The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in more than 40 years made its second landfall Friday, authorities said, after leaving a trail of destruction and at least 64 dead in the neighbouring Philippines.
In the Media by AFP

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals

- China's president pressed a charm offensive with Latin America on Thursday, signing deals with Brazil, meeting regional leaders and proposing a $20 billion infrastructure fund that highlights Beijing's growing interests in the region.
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)

China lightning, floods and landslides leave dozens dead

Beijing - Dozens of people have died in the past week as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300,000 evacuated, state media said.
In the Media by AFP

Parents sell children to fund video-gaming habit

A couple in China allegedly sell their two young sons into human trafficking and use the money to purchase in-game virtual items for online gaming services.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet

Chinese government requires alternative fuel in state vehicles

Thirty percent of vehicles used by the government will be required to run using alternative fuel sources. This number will have to be met by 2016 when more sectors of the country will have to meet these numbers as well.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 6 comments

Samsung finds 'evidence' of child labour at China plant

Seoul - Samsung said Monday it temporarily suspended business with one of its suppliers in China over the suspected use of child workers, following criticism that its monitoring of illegal labour practices was ineffective.
In the Media by AFP

Samsung has used child labor in China

Prompted by a campaign from New York-based campaign group China Labor Watch, Samsung Electronics has found "evidence of suspected child labour" at a factory of its Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

China indicts GSK-linked foreign investigators: Xinhua

Shanghai - Prosecutors in Shanghai have indicted two foreign investigators linked to drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which is at the centre of a bribery scandal in China, state media reported Monday.
In the Media by AFP

China 'detains prominent financial TV anchor'

Shanghai - Chinese authorities have detained a prominent financial news anchor for state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), according to media reports, in what appears to be the latest target in a corruption crackdown.
In the Media by AFP

China's leader Xi departs for South America visit

Beijing - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.
In the Media by AFP

Sex tape adds to GSK-China corruption case

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) continues to deal with the ramifications of a massive corruption scandal in China. To add to this the drug company has confirmed the existence of a "sex tape" involving former China head, Mark Reilly, and a Chinese woman.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers blast Britain over report

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong hit back Friday at former colonial ruler Britain over a report they said showed no "commitment" to the city and strived to avoid embarrassing Beijing.
In the Media by AFP

11 dead, including 8 children, when van falls into pond

Changsha - Chinese state media is reporting that 11 people have died after the minivan the group was traveling in plunged into a pond.
In the Media by Greta McClain
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A Chinese soldier mingles with the crowd in Tiananmen Square
A Chinese soldier mingles with the crowd in Tiananmen Square
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A man tried to rob a gold shop in China  with this arsenal on his person  but was scared off with a ...
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A man tried to rob a gold shop in China, with this arsenal on his person, but was scared off with a chair and a stick.
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Souvenir shop in the Philippines Pavilion [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Souvenir shop in the Philippines Pavilion [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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Back side of Tiananmen Gate  inside the Forbidden City
Back side of Tiananmen Gate, inside the Forbidden City
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Beautiful Night Scene of the Shanghai World Expo Park [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Beautiful Night Scene of the Shanghai World Expo Park [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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Relatives visit victims  who were injured during a stampede at a religious ceremony in Xiji  Ningxia...
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Relatives visit victims, who were injured during a stampede at a religious ceremony in Xiji, Ningxia Hui, northwestern China. As food was being handed out in a mosque 14 people were killed and 10 injured
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A tired tour group at the exit of Prince Gong Mansion
A tired tour group at the exit of Prince Gong Mansion
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Hangzhou  China  Temple
Hangzhou, China, Temple
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A sewer explosion in Beihai  south China destroys a road.
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A sewer explosion in Beihai, south China destroys a road.
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The teahouse on the hotel s 38th floor
The teahouse on the hotel's 38th floor
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The ornate gate by the hilltop temple
The ornate gate by the hilltop temple
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More roof details in the Forbidden City
More roof details in the Forbidden City
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The  Diamond Door  entrance to the Dingling Ming tomb
The "Diamond Door" entrance to the Dingling Ming tomb
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A Chinese soldier stands guard near the portrait of Chairman Mao at Tiananmen Square
A Chinese soldier stands guard near the portrait of Chairman Mao at Tiananmen Square
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Health officials in protective suits put a goose into a sack as part of preventive measures against the H7N9 bird flu at a poultry market in Zhuji, Zhejiang province, China
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 The Devouring Dragon - How China s Rise Threatens Our Natural World  by Craig Simons.
"The Devouring Dragon - How China's Rise Threatens Our Natural World" by Craig Simons.
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Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya an  Sichuan Province  China on April 20  2013
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Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China on April 20, 2013
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Lonna Lisa Williams on the Empress throne at a fancy Chinese restaurant in Beijing
Lonna Lisa Williams on the Empress throne at a fancy Chinese restaurant in Beijing
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The indoor swimming pool which I had no time to use
The indoor swimming pool which I had no time to use
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