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China Energy Flop: Beijing Slashes Shale Target For 2nd Time

The Chinese state system is inhibiting energy production, revealing another fundamental flaw in the country’s economic model.

Pope Urges “Fraternal” Dialogue With China, Others

"I'm not talking here only about a political dialogue, but about a fraternal dialogue"

Hong Kong’s Pro-Beijing Crowd Occupies Itself With Own March

Hong Kong’s pro-establishment groups staged a march of their own Sunday opposing Occupy Central, a democratic activist group threatening mass civil disobedience if the Beijing government does not offer the city genuine choice in their next election for Chief Executive, the city’s top leader.

Hamas: Israel Will ‘Face a Long War’ If Palestinian Demands Not Met

The militant Islamic group wants an end to Israel's long-standing economic blockade on Gaza and fewer movement restrictions on its people

‘Massacre’ in Iraq as Strikes Hit Near Key Dam

IRBIL, Iraq — Islamic extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses said Saturday, insisting the religious community is still at risk after a week of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes on the militants. MoreHaider al-Abadi, Iraq’s Likely Next Leader, Has the World’s Toughest JobIraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki…

Social Media Gossip Fuels Bigotry as U.K. Investigates Sex Abuse

Police search Brit pop star Cliff Richard's home in latest look at allegations of past abuse

Writing China: James Jiann Hua To, ‘Qiaowu: Extra-Territorial Policies for the Overseas Chinese’

CRT spoke with political scientist James Jiann Hua To about China’s efforts to shepherd Chinese students, business executives and travelers when they're overseas.

LOOK: Truck swallowed by 40-square-meter sinkhole in Guangxi

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This pipe truck is the latest victim of China's 'swiss cheese' landscape, swallowed by a 40-square-meter, 6-meter deepsinkhole in Guangxi. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported. [ more › ]

Pentagon Taps Crowdsourcing to Chart Future Threats

Reaching out to multitudes online to determine how to best prevent and wage tomorrow’s wars

Gas explosion rocks New Taipei City, kills one, injures 14

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

For the second time in less than a month, a gas explosion has rocked Taiwan, this time killing one and injuring 14 others in Xindian District [ more › ]

LOOK: Guangzhou office worker finds tooth in her lunch

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Guangzhou office lady experienced quite a shock when she bit into a tooth while eating lunch. [ more › ]

Losing 'streak': Beijing artist Li Binyuan runs naked through town to mourn gambling losses

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After becoming famous for streaking the city with a blow-up doll and riding around naked on a scooter carrying a giant crucifix Beijing artist Li Binyuan is at it again. This time he painted himself blue and tore around town sans clothes to reportedly mourn his gambling losses. [ more › ]

Blurred Lines: The Ambiguity of Censorship on China’s Top Messaging App

With China announcing new restrictions on “instant messaging tools,” CRT Internet columnist Jason Q. Ng examines the ambiguous censorship already taking place on China's most popular messaging app, WeChat.

WATCH: World's most compassionate dog splashes water on fish to revive them

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Watch the world's most compassionate dog splash water on stranded fish in Thailand to try and resuscitate them, and likely provide the inspiration for Disney's next 'Fox and the Hound'-style interspecies friendship movie. The video has gone viral in China, with netizens hailing the dog as an angel with a heart of gold. [ more › ]

LOOK: Helicopter lands in Beijing intersection to airlift Xinjiang heart attack patient to hospital

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Onlookers in Beijing were stunned yesterday to see a helicopter land in a busy intersection to whisk a 43-year-old Xinjiang heart attack patient to a hospital. [ more › ]

China Takes Anti-Graft Obsession Over the Border

China is using its chairmanship of the 21-economy Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum this year to highlight the anti-corruption issues that have obsessed China’s leadership at home.

Pope Francis Meets Asian Youth and Sewol Ferry Survivors

He also took to Twitter to urge young Koreans "to see the things in life that really matter"

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