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Taiwan president remembers Nationalist victory in Sino-Japan war

HSINCHU, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan's president said on Saturday it was Nationalist Chinese forces which won the war against Japan as he sought to challenge Beijing's official line which overwhelmingly focuses on the heroics of the Communist army during and before World War Two. 

China brokerages pledge to buy at least $19.3 billion in shares to stabilize market

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top 21 securities brokerages said on Saturday that they would collectively invest at least 120 billion yuan ($19.3 billion to help stabilize the country's stock markets after a slump of nearly 30 percent since mid-June. Show More Summary

China Slams 'Cold War Mentality' of US's New National Military Strategy

Beijing has expressed its annoyance over the US Defense Department's new National Military Strategy, saying that it "groundlessly exaggerates" China's threat and demonstrates that the US is stuck in a "Cold War mentality."

U.S. pushes China on ivory trade, wildlife NGOs

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official told China on Friday that its legal imports of ivory act as a loophole for illegal traders, and that it needs to understand the importance of wildlife NGOs.

Turkey says to keep doors open for Uighur 'brothers', irking China

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey vowed on Friday to keep its doors open to ethnic Uighur migrants fleeing persecution in China, a stance likely to exacerbate Ankara's row with Beijing over its treatment of the largely Muslim, Turkic-language speaking minority.

China air force uses drone for first time in Xinjiang quake

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force dispatched a drone to the site of an earthquake in the far western region of Xinjiang on Friday to help in monitoring work, in what it said was the first time it had used an unmanned aircraft for such a task.

China angered by new U.S. military strategy report

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Friday after the Pentagon's updated National Military Strategy slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as aggressive and inconsistent with international law.

European Union leaders unlikely to attend China's World War Two parade, envoy says

BEIJING (Reuters) - Top leaders from the European Union are unlikely to attend Beijing's military parade in September to commemorate the end of World War Two, the bloc's ambassador to China said on Friday, adding he was worried about the message the event would send.

Beijing probes market manipulation

Chinese market regulator to launch special taskforce amid fears over recent share plunges.

Chinese Stock Markets Are in the Middle of an ‘Unprecedented’ Slide

State monetary policy has failed to fix the situation, and Beijing is growing desperate

Company’s baby policy sparks fury

A Chinese firm provoked a firestorm with its plan to make employees seek approval before conceiving a child. ||| Beijing - A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to fall pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm on Friday. Show More Summary

China Completes Airstrip On Reef, Builds Military Facility On Second Island

China has reportedly completed an airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef, one of the islands Beijing has constructed in the South China Sea. Back in April, satellite images which appeared to show that construction had commenced on the runway set off alarm bells in the US and among Washington’s regional allies in the South Pacific. Show More Summary

Urbanization in Sardine-Packed Beijing Has Quadrupled the Size of Its Environmental Impact

With Beijing’s dense population and smoggy skies, it stands to reason that the Connecticut-sized city would be radiating an outsized environmental impact. But until now, we weren’t clear on just how bad it was. Researchers from NASAShow More Summary

Chinese Navy Simulates Combat Missile Resupply in First Ever Drill

According to the Chinese Defence Ministry, Beijing’s navy held a military drill to rehearse resupplying missiles in a combat situation, the first of its kind.

Matt Damon Grew a Ponytail – But Should You?

The 44-year-old actor surprised Beijing audiences with his new haircut. Here's how to pull it off, i[...]

See Matt Damon’s New Ponytail

Matt Damon has a new look for us. The 44 year-old actor made a surprising appearance at a Beijing press conference for his new project, The Great Wall. Damon debuted a longer hairstyle that usual, swept back into a nonchalant ponytail. Now the next thing on our minds, will he try the sleek side ponytail? The post See Matt Damon’s New Ponytail appeared first on The Fashionisto.

The South China Sea is now a 'core interest' of Beijing — and that's a problem for its neighbors

China’s aggressive posture toward the South China Sea has been stirring tensions in the region, and a new national security law passed by the Chinese government suggests that Beijing is just getting started. The new law calls for security to be maintained in all fields, including culture, education, and cyberspace. Show More Summary

Matt Damon debuts ponytail — see it in all its glory

Matt Damon stepped out at a press event in Beijing his upcoming movie "The Great Wall" Wednesday, but it was the actor's new look that had everyone talking.

Chinese lesbian couple 'marries' in push to legalize same-sex marriage

Love knows no legal boundaries. Teresa Xu and Li TingTing, a lesbian couple, held a simple, unofficial ceremony in Beijing on Thursday to make a push for same-sex marriage legalization in China. See also: Same-sex marriage is the law...Show More Summary

China Adopts an Unusual Approach to Fighting a Stock Market Crash

Hum de hum hum. Greece is in trouble. Puerto Rico too. And don't forget China: Chinese shares plunged Thursday, even as Beijing grasps for solutions to stem the selling, including relaxing rules on the use of borrowed funds to invest in stocks....The Shanghai Composite closed down 3.5% while the smaller Shenzhen market was down 5.6%. Show More Summary

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