Zachary Keck Security, India conducts first canister test of its nuclear-capable Agni-V IRBM. India has successfully tested a nuclear-capable long range ballistic missile that can reach all major Chinese cities. As expected, India conducted...Show More Summary
BEIJING (Reuters) - Activity in China's factory sector contracted in January for the first time in more than two years, an official survey showed on Sunday, which will increase gloom about the outlook for the world's second-biggest economy this year. Show More Summary
At first glance, Beijing's quest to host the 2022 Winter Olympics may sound, well, a bit quixotic. After all, the city's skies are notoriously smoggy, its main proposed ski venue is a five-hour drive northwest of the city center, and the mountains there receive, bid organizers acknowledge,...
China Minsheng Banking Corp president Mao Xiaofeng resigned hours after media outlets reported he was being investigated by China's anti-corruption watchdog. ||| Beijing - China Minsheng Banking Corp said on Saturday that its president...Show More Summary
A statue of French president Charles de Gaulle was unveiled in Beijing on Friday to be permanently displayed in the National Museum on Tiananmen Square in an exceptional honour for a foreign head of state. The bronze, by Jean Cardot,...Show More Summary
We won't go into the specific details of China's burst housing bubble, the shady underworld of its pyramid scheme wealth-management products, the fact that any hard asset in China is rehypothecated literally a countless number of times,...Show More Summary
From Investors Business Daily, January 29: Arms Buildup: A senior weapons developer tells Congress that Beijing’s massive defense buildup, emphasizing precision-guided and other advanced weapons, has placed the U.S. and its shrinking military at serious risk. Show More Summary
U.S. President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama are scheduled to attend the U.S. National Prayer Breakfast in Washington next week, but it was unclear if they will hold a private meeting like one last year that angered Beijing. The White House said Obama would deliver remarks at the Feb. Show More Summary
China’s military training this year will focus on “improving fighting capacity” to win “local wars”, the defence ministry said Thursday, with Beijing embroiled in several territorial disputes. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been tasked with improving its ability to […]
Aamir Khan’s PK, the highest grossing Indian film of all time, will get a wide release in China on 3500 prints through China Film Group and Huaxia. The news was announced in a signing ceremony in Beijing attended by India's ambassador to China, Ashok Kantha; SAPPRFT vice minister Tong Gang; PK director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Show More Summary
As closing time approaches, the 20-story wholesale clothing emporium called Shiji Tianhe Market is madness. All day, local bargain hunters and retailers from outside Beijing have been sifting through apparel varying from faux fur coats to the latest South Korean fashions.
It is hardly news that the Chinese authorities spy on their citizens, but a story in Global Voices adds a couple of fascinating twists to the story. The Beijing Times newspaper discovered that a district police department's Web siteShow More Summary
A basement illegally dug under a Beijing politician's home allegedly caused the collapse of four nearby houses and left 15 neighbors homeless.
Zachary Keck Security, On Saturday India will conduct the first canister test of its Agni-V long-range ballistic missile. India is readying the first canister test of its so-called “China killer” long-range ballistic missile. This week...Show More Summary
Andrew Jacobs, reporting from Beijing for the NYT: Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursing the nation’s smothering...Show More Summary
We have been discussing for years how China has allowed pollution contaminate the soil, water, and air of its country to a shocking degree. That is no more apparent (literally) than the air in Beijing (here and here and here and here). Now the city is being called “unliveable.” That is nothing new except this […]
When a Chinese agency accused Alibaba Group in a white paper of allowing fakes, bribery and other misdeeds on its Taobao marketplace, it did more than shake up investors.
Beijing’s mayor, Wang Anshun, has called the city “unliveable” because of its noxious smog, according to state media. “To establish a first-tier, international, liveable and harmonious city, it is very important to establish a system of standards, and Beijing is currently doing this,” he said last Friday, according to the China Youth Daily newspaper. “At […]
BEIJING — There's a tiger fight going on in China. Regulators on Wednesday issued a scathing report against one of the country's biggest stars, accusing e-commerce giant Alibaba of failing to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its websites Uncowed, Alibaba fired back with charges of bias and misconduct by a named Chinese official. Show More Summary
AutoBot, a Beijing startup that makes diagnostic tools for cars (not the robots in disguise), has raised a $6 million Series A from Gobi Partners and ABC Capital. The company will use the funding for marketing, hiring, and product research and development. Read More