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HK anti-graft agency raids home of media tycoon critical of Beijing

47 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

By Farah Master and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG (Reuters) - Anti-corruption officers in Hong Kong on Thursday morning raided the home of Jimmy Lai, a media magnate and an outspoken critic of Beijing who has supported pro-democracy activists through his many publications. Show More Summary

Pro-Democracy Media Mogul’s Hong Kong Home Raided

Shares of Next Media were suspended from trading on Thursday morning after Hong Kong's anticorruption agency Thursday visited the home of its founder Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing.

Gold medal swimmer Ye enrolls in top China college

BEIJING (AP) — China's two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman.

Corrupt Chinese hiding in Western nations elude Beijing's 'fox hunt'

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - When Yang Xiuzhu got wind in 2003 that Chinese anti-corruption investigators were looking into her affairs, she boarded a flight to Singapore. China filed an arrest warrant through Interpol for Yang, a senior official who oversaw construction projects in the booming eastern province of Zhejiang. Show More Summary

Mega-IPO To Rekindle The 'bromance' Behind Alibaba's Rise

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. Show More Summary

Chinese Authorities Shut Down Beijing Independent Film Festival

13 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival was not held last weekend as planned. The modest but increasingly vital festival, a rare incubator for a burgeoning Chinese independent film scene, was shut down on Saturday, August 23, by government authorities, the Associated Press reported.

China Prepares Yet Another Homegrown OS

By Doug Young: Sometimes reporting on China's high-tech industries feels like being trapped in a world where the same things happen again and again, as Beijing and companies repeatedly make the same mistakes. The nation is famous for...Show More Summary

World's First 3D-Printed Vertebra Implanted Into 12-Year-Old Beijing Boy

Intel Inside? We're almost there thanks to doctors at Peking University Third Hospital who successfully implanted the world's first 3D-printed vertebra into a young Chinese boy's neck.

World's first 3D-printed vertebra implanted into Beijing boy

16 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A twelve-year-old Beijing boy may get a second chance at living a normal life after doctors at Peking University Third Hospital implanted the world's first 3D-printed vertebra into his neck. [ more › ]

China says wants to mend ties with Vietnam: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - A top official of China's Communist Party told a special envoy from Vietnam on Tuesday the two neighbors should try to rebuild their battered ties after a flare-up over sovereignty in the South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency said. Show More Summary

Religious Liberty in China: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Doug Bandow BEIJING—Today China’s big cities look much like urban areas anywhere in the world. There are lots of cars. What I didn’t expect was to see a Christian “fish” on an auto. Religion is “on the rise,” one U.S. diplomat told me. It also is under attack by the Chinese government. Show More Summary

China moves to limit Hong Kong election could stir protests

By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - China moved on Wednesday to limit 2017 elections for Hong Kong's leader to a handful of candidates loyal to Beijing, local media reported, a move likely to escalate plans by pro-democracy activists to blockade the city's Central business district. Show More Summary

China, Vietnam say they'll negotiate sea disputes

18 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

BEIJING (AP) — China and Vietnam said Wednesday they're committed to negotiating maritime disputes to avoid a recurrence of tensions that spiked when China deployed an oil rig in waters claimed by Hanoi.

Mystery Lingers Over China’s Canceling of Indie Film Festival

Over the weekend police put a stop to an independent Beijing film festival just as it was about to kick off. Days later, organizers say they are still waiting to find out why.

Asia's 10 Best Second Cities

Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Delhi—these are the cities that first-time travelers to Asia flock to, and with good reason. But for those looking to venture away from the tourist hot spots, Asia offers numerous, less-visited “second cities” that promise authentic experiences away from the throngs. Show More Summary

Finding Security in Cooperation

Picture this: You get on a flight from the U.S. to China and once you arrive in Beijing your pilot is not allowed to land because your plane's specifications do not comply with the Chinese airport's safety standards. Now imagine this...Show More Summary

Praying for Wind: Pollution Solution?

Before the wheels touched down, last March, at Beijing's spectacular airport, we could smell the pollution. Burning eyes, raspy throats, and persistent coughing got our attention faster than smart phone apps which registered particulate levels (PM 2.5) off the charts--15 times worse than the World Health Organization's acceptable standard. Show More Summary

China deploys armed drone to multinational drills

BEIJING (AP) — China's air force said it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills on Tuesday, underscoring the country's rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles.

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