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As Prince William Arrives In Beijing, Does Anyone Really Know Who He Is? [Video]

As Prince William is scheduled to arrive in Beijing on Sunday, does anyone in Beijing really know who he is? According to CNN, Prince William will be the first senior member of the British Royal Family to visit China in three decades. Show More Summary

Aggressive Protests and Fake Images Stoke Tensions Between Hong Kong and China

Tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China are on the rise again, a situation that seems to suit Chinese authorities in Beijing.

What does it look like when most of the population of a vast...

What does it look like when most of the population of a vast metropolis sets off fireworks at once? YouTube contributor Parelius was flying into Beijing at midnight last week on Chinese New Year and captured this awesome footage of his view through his window on the plane: fireworks, both large and small, going off all over the city. Show More Summary

Watch Out for China Winning its 100-Year Marathon

In reflecting on relations between the United States and China, Henry Kissinger in his 2011 book, “On China,” notes that since he and Richard Nixon ventured to Beijing more than

The Economic Rise Of China Is Pretty Significant

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. BEIJING—Seen from the Chinese capital as the Year of the Sheep starts, the malaise affecting the West seems like a mirage in a galaxy far, far away. On the other hand, the China that...Show More Summary

Are China and America Destined for War?

There is no geo-strategic relationship of more importance than that of the U.S. and China. Yet, tensions between Washington and Beijing over the last few years have been building. Over the last few weeks I have been exploring on these pages some of the pathways the unthinkable could happen: a U.S.-China war. Show More Summary

Overly Honest Or Overtly Sexist? Rear Window Sign Warns Of Woman Driver Behind The Wheel

A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.

Hong Kong stocks close down 0.32%

Hang Seng reverses gains from previous session ahead of crucial Beijing meeting.

Beijing Doubles Quota For New Energy Vehicles

As part of ongoing efforts by Beijing to combat egregious levels of air pollution the city’s municipal government has opted to double the annual quota of license plates for new energy vehicles in 2015. Beijing first introduced quotas...Show More Summary

China’s Neighbors Bolster Militaries Despite Charm Offensive

China’s neighbors are moving forward with the modernization of their militaries with new fighter jets, submarines and other hardware, even as Beijing has tried to tamp down territorial tensions in the region.

If the Air’s Over 200, Exercise Indoors: WHO China Head’s Tips for Beijing Runners

Marathon runners in Beijing and other severely polluted cities, beware, says the head of the World Health Organization’s China office.

Wempe’s New $1 Million Cosmora Collection of Rings Honors Locations around the World

Wempe—the 137-year-old maker of watches and jewelry in Hamburg, Germany—has a new exhibition-only collection, Wempe Cosmora, that comprises 13 rings to represent iconic cities and regions, including Beijing, Paris, Cape Town, and San Francisco. Show More Summary

How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing. Beijing's new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together—all within one terminal building. Read Full Story

Low-cost air filter could help Beijing breathe easy

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Material scientists at Stanford University have developed a highly effective semitransparent air filter that can collect 99 percent of the very small PM2.5 particles, considered the most harmful to the human respiratory tract. The low-cost...Show More Summary

The Olympics and press freedom

In 2001, the last time Beijing was competing to host the Olympic Games, Chinese officials made many promises, including a pledge that journalists covering the event would operate with “complete freedom” and “no restrictions.” But as the Committee to Protect Journalists documented in a report entitled “Falling Short,” China failed to make good on these promises. As the 2008...

GM cuts capacity, jobs in Indonesia, where Japanese dominate

By Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, a battleground for global automakers in emerging Southeast Asia, closing an assembly plant, axing some 500 jobs and shifting its branding focus to sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Show More Summary

Shanghai shares rise on stimulus hopes

Expectations grow Beijing will move to stimulate world's second largest economy.

China's State Council to pursue proactive fiscal policy

Beijing set to cut fees, extend small business tax breaks and pursue a proactive fiscal policy.

Iron ore the victim in Beijing's smog crackdown

Deteriorating air quality in China is set to become even more important in determining the price of Australia’s largest export earner.

US Espionage Blowback: China Drops Apple, Cisco From State Purchase Lists

Another quarter of leaks of ubiquitous US espionage in every corner of the world, and sure enough we get another quarter of China just saying no to spending any more money on companies which are, as far as Beijing is concerned, a natural extension of the NSA. Show More Summary

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