China’s annual military budget figure always generates controversy. Beijing says that its spending is a fraction of U.S. defense spending, and represents a smaller proportion of GDP and overall state expenditures
Two men and one woman from Chengdu have been detained by police for "causing concern and worry" about H7N9, the tenacious bird flu virus, according to the official Chengdu police department website. [ more › ]
Early last year, Wu Fengming, 23, a college student from Hunan, started an online menstrual pad business with his friends and sold 100 pads to more than 200 members in only four days. Wu was inspired when he received a package from his girlfriend with two panties, three pairs of socks and a pair of gloves. Show More Summary
It’s hardly a surprise that Asia and its booming economies will produce thousands more multimillionaires in coming years. Where exactly to find these newly minted rich? Try any major city in China.
The slightly morally ambiguous game of investor visa programs - where a nation grants wealthy foreigners permanent residency after they invest a boatload of cash into its economy - has seen such recent participants as Australia and now...Show More Summary
Yao Ming admits that obesity is a rising problem in China as the nation faces growing weight issues in the youth population.
It looks like Universal Studios got jealous of Disneyland hogging the China limelight, so they decided to build Universal Studios attraction in Beijing. We can't wait for the finless Jaws' ride and the "Jurassic don't know how to Park" (screw you, I'm half-Chinese). [ more › ]
What’s behind China’s high housing prices? A property tycoon puts the blame squarely on taxes and red tape.
Thought blasting liquid nitrogen into the atmosphere alla Mr. Freeze was a half-baked idea? Well apparently now government agencies are thinking of launching smog-busting drones that freeze PM2.5 particulates by spraying them with chemicals. Face. Palm. [ more › ]
Can you guess which city each map shows based on the way its population moves? Take a quiz.
China’s finance minister described as “defective” the nation’s capital-gains tax on profits from home sales—a policy that has shaken the property market and led to divorces as a tax dodge.
The day's China news in pictures: A flag-raising ceremony is held for the second session of the National People's Congress, kindergarten students plant trees, a police officer stops a bus to give way to pilgrims in Lhasa and more.
Last Tuesday, a short-range rocket launched by North Korea passed through the route of a China Southern Airlines passenger jet headed from Narita to Shenyang just seven minutes ahead of the airliner. This near-miss has provoked stern comments from South Korea, but almost nothing from the Chinese side. [ more › ]
New York, Sydney, or picturesque beaches in Southeast Asia? Planning your next trip is so much fun if you know you have an unbeatable airfare partner on your side! [ more › ]
With China's legislature meeting in Beijing, officials are setting out their goals for the year and offering a rare degree of press access in a flurry of news briefings. Economists weigh in.
China has qualified for next year’s Asian Cup in Australia even though it was handily beaten by Iraq on Wednesday night in Sharjah.
Two men have been charged with hijacking an American company's secret recipe for a chemical used to whiten Oreo cookies, among other things, and selling it to a Chinese government-controlled rival. Okay, not exactly Edward Snowden, but...Show More Summary
A 24-year-old Hong woman beat out Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz to become the world's youngest billionaire according to Forbes' annual rundown of the world's wealthiest. However, unlike the FB tycoon, she inherited it from daddy who runs the Shenzhen-based Logan Property holdings. [ more › ]
China wants its companies to spend more money abroad this year -- $99.2 billion, to be exact.
A Chinese solar energy company expects to be the first to default in the country's $1.5 trillion publicly traded corporate-bond market--and some analysts say that could be a "Bear Stearns moment" in a market in need of a reality che...