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Xiaomi Launches Mi Note Phablet To Fight The iPhone 6 Plus

Xiaomi, the Chinese company that recently became the world’s most valuable startup (depending on your definition of startup), took the wraps off its latest phone in Beijing today… and the comparisons to Apple are likely to flow once again. Read More

Hong Kong Leader: Don’t Challenge Beijing

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, in his first significant public appearance since the end of pro-democracy protests in the city, issued stern warnings against attempts by people, particularly students, to challenge Beijing’s authority in the city.

China flushes India

The following photograph of a Beijing shop sign was buried on my desktop for about five years (I think that it originally came to me from Ori Tavor): Here's what it really says: shùm? ch?ngyìn ???? ("digital printing") What? How did they so badly mangle those two words that most people in China know the […]

Lincoln MKX Debuts In Detroit

Lincoln’s all-new MKX SUV, revealed in leaked images last week, has made its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Previewed early in 2014 as a concept for the Beijing Auto Show, little about the new SUV’s look has changed in the move to production. Show More Summary

Shanghai Motor Show may ban sexy female spokesmodels

This year's Shanghai Motor Show has not ruled out banning promotional models that normally accompany cars on show stands, after models' racy attire at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show was chastised for having "a negative social impact." Continue...Show More Summary

China shuts websites, social media accounts

China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to “publishing political news without a permit”. ||| Beijing - China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to “publishing political news without a permit”, Beijing's cyberspace watchdog said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

China December Trade More Robust Than Expected, But Concerns Linger

By Xiaoyi Shao and Pete Sweeney BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's December trade data beat expectations as demand from a stronger U.S. economy helped offset weakness in Europe and Japan, while Chinese bargain-shopping in commodities markets put a floor under sliding imports. Show More Summary

China sending large Ebola team to West Africa

Beijing dispatches 232 army medical workers to Liberia and Sierra Leone to help combat epidemic that has killed 5,000.

Beijing shuts down private clubs in historical temples

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Beijing says it has closed down private clubs operating out of two historic temples near the Forbidden City in yet another crack-down in line with China's anti-extravagance campaign. [ more › ]

REPORT: Facebook Discussed Investment in Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi

When Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Beijing last October, part of his trip involved discussions with Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun about an investment in the Chinese smartphone maker by the social network, Reuters reported. The...Show More Summary

The Language of Xu Bing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

One of the most active and influential Chinese artists living today, Xu Bing received his training in the Printmaking Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. His woodblock prints appeared in important journals in the late 1970s and early 1980s immediately after the Cultural Revolution. Show More Summary

U.S. Should Agree to Democratize the IMF -- Or Get Out of the Way

BEIJING -- As the U.S. Congress failed to incorporate the International Monetary Fund reform package of November 2010 into its budget legislation, the IMF quota and governance reforms are once again stalled. Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing...Show More Summary

The Failures of Architecture Criticism

Many architects are out of touch, but so are architecture critics. CCTV Tower, Beijing, 2012. Rem Koolhaas / Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Photo by Eric Gregory Powell / CNN. French filmmaker Claude Chabrol once remarked of critics,...Show More Summary

JinList: Connecting Wealthy Chinese Investors with American Real Estate Online

This is a story of Technology, Immigration to America, China, Real Estate, the Internet and one man's journey over more than 30 years. He roamed from Beijing to a small town in the middle of nowhere USA and back to a big city again, New York City. Show More Summary

2016 Lincoln MKX leaked ahead of Detroit debut

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Lincoln's new MKX is inspired by the MKX concept that was presented in Beijing.

Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Targeted By Petrol Bombs

The prominent democracy campaigner has long been an outspoken critic of the Beijing government

Meet the Women Who Guard China’s Millionaires

Li Wenjing, a 24-year-old full-time bodyguard, demonstrates wushu (Chinese martial arts) at a five-star resort run by her employer on the outskirts of Beijing. All photos by the author Wearing a form-fitting black leather jacket with...Show More Summary

Petrol Bombs Thrown at Beijing Critic Jimmy Lai’s Home, Office

Masked assailants attacked the residence of the publisher of a prominent pro-democracy newspaper and its Hong Kong offices on Monday.

Not again: 2 arrested in Kunming for opening plane's emergency exits before takeoff

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Authorities at an airport in Kunming, Yunnan province arrested two passengers on Saturday for opening three of the plane's emergency exits before their flight to Beijing was about to takeoff. [ more › ]

Drunk Beijing man tries to bite into turtle, turtle bites back (and holds on for 10 minutes)

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A drunk man who claimed that he could eat a live turtle at a market in Beijing on Wednesday saw the tables turn on him when the little shelled fellow bit him first, then clamped down on the man's lips for around 10 minutes. [ more ›...

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