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See Ai Weiwei’s 176 Lego Portraits at Alcatraz Prison

Ai Weiwei does not shy away from anything. He may be banned from leaving Beijing due to accusations of tax evasion, but that hasn’t stopped him from producing “Trace” at “@Large,” a massive art installation made with Legos. He’s created 176… See Ai Weiwei’s 176 Lego Portraits at Alcatraz Prison is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.

The U.S. Wants to Contain Russia But Cooperate With China

BEIJING -- The Obama Administration's policies in the Ukraine crisis appear to have troubles in two aspects: the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and the containment of Russia. First, national strength in the United States is falling short of its ambitions. Show More Summary

Interview: Alt-rock troop Scandinavia, playing tonight at YYT

15 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ahead of their performance tonight at Yuyintang in Shanghai and their show tomorrow at Temple in Beijing, the singer of the British alt-rock band Scandinavia tells us about their hilariously brazen history— from the sitcoms and cheesy 80’s flicks that inspire them, to the immaculately dressed Shenzhen businessman who joined them onstage. [ more › ]

Hints of Détente Between Dalai Lama and Beijing

Some of the frost appears to be melting off the frigid relationship between Beijing and the Dalai Lama.

China Fines GSK $489 Mln, Jails Executives -Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has fined British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc 3 billion yuan ($488.8 million) for paying out bribes in what is a record penalty for China, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday. Mark Reilly, the former head of GSK in China, and other GSK executives will also be jailed for two to four years, Xinhua said. Show More Summary

Australia at sharp end of China outbound ambition

Growing ties to China are a source of anxiety but the lop-sided relationship is here to stay. As Chinese buyers widen their horizons from resources to property and education, Australians have a chance to show they’re pragmatic. Beijing could help too, with a touch of soft power.

US accuses China of hacking into defense contract firms

Chinese hackers believed to be linked to Beijing conducted dozens of cyberattacks on US defense contractors between 2012 and 2013, potentially compromising military operations, a congressional probe warned Wednesday. A study by the Senate Armed Services Committee found that hackers […]

Jean Nouvel Watch: Here's a Look at Jean Nouvel's National Art Museum of China

Photo via Arch Daily Pritzker Prize-winning French starchitect Jean Nouvel just released official designs for the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, which will house a comprehensive collection of the city's art and calligraphy and apparently plans to be...

Exclusive: China's Wanxiang To Relaunch Fisker Karma Car With 2012 Design - Sources

By Norihiko Shirouzu and Ben Klayman BEIJING/DETROIT (Reuters) - Chinese auto parts producer Wanxiang Group, which bought stylish electric car pioneer Fisker Automotive from bankruptcy, is accelerating the relaunch of Fisker's Karma hybrid luxury car by using a design from the company's last year of production, people close to the companies said. Show More Summary

Connie Britton And Kirsten Gillibrand's '80s Throwback Photo Is Everything

We now have photographic evidence that "Nashville" star Connie Britton and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand were, in fact, roommates during a summer study abroad program in Beijing. A snapshot of the pair is featured in Gillibrand’s new memoir,...Show More Summary

Beijing gets a taste of L.A.'s art world in 'The Los Angeles Project'

Southern Californians walking into the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing might wonder whether they’ve stepped through a time-space portal and been beamed back to Burbank or Hollywood.

True Facts: Connie Britton and Kirsten Gillibrand Were Once Roommates

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Once upon a time, two Dartmouth undergrads roomed together during a study abroad summer program in Beijing. The two undergrads eventually grew up to be Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and actress Connie Britton.

Apple's IPhone 6 Gets One Chinese License, Needs Another Before Sales Begin

BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iPhone 6 received regulatory approval for use on domestic frequencies but still requires one more critical licence before it may be sold in the country, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday. Show More Summary

North Korean Leader Might Visit Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing as his first foreign trip since assuming power in 2011. According to Reuters, the Chinese Ambassador to South Korea, Qiu Guohong, signaled the possibility on September 17. Qiu spoke of...Show More Summary

This Is the Busiest Airport in the World

Not even Beijing, London or Tokyo could compete with Atlanta's 94 million passengers

Jackie Chan’s son officially under arrest on drug charges

Chinese prosecutors have approved last month's arrest of Jaycee Chan, son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, after a suspected drugs offense, the state-owned Beijing News reported on Wednesday, meaning he can now be formally charged...

Prominent Uighur scholar denies China charges

Ilham Tohti, an economics professor in Beijing, is facing charges of promoting independence for Muslim Uighurs.

Toyota Falls Under Antitrust Microscope

By Doug Young: The volume continues to grow in a war of words between China and the west over a series of antitrust probes against multinationals, including the latest reports that Beijing is targeting Japanese car giant Toyota (NYSE:TM) with yet another such investigation. Show More Summary

Wall Street Responds To China's QE: Beijing Finds Lack Of Faith Disturbing

China warns "the outside world doesn't get it, we do," in a statement related to the "stealth QE" they unleashed yesterday, noting investorsd "do not realize that today's Chinese economy is moving towards "new normal" in the process," and "need to accept the volatility of economic data," during this transition. Show More Summary

Video: Here's Proof That the BMW i8 is a True Sports Car

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The BMW Qualcomm i8 Safety Car had its moment in the spotlight during the inaugural Formula E Championship race in Beijing over the weekend. But outside of what we all saw, do we honestly know a whole lot about the i8 Qualcomm Safety...Show More Summary

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