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Three Chinese weightlifting gold medalists from 2008 Beijing Olympics fail doping retests

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

You would think that the close of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio would also put a merciful end to any more scandals for Team China, but apparently that's not the case. [ more › ]

34 photos that will make you grateful for your commute

The average American spends 38 hours a year stuck in traffic — or 90 hours a year if you live in LA. Those numbers get worse in the world's megacities: Commuters in Mexico City, Moscow, and Beijing can sit in traffic for hours every day. Show More Summary

Why China Fears a 'Color Revolution' Incited by the West

Earlier this month, several Chinese lawyers were convicted of "subversion" for colluding with "foreign forces" -- read: the United States. The fear is that America's aim is to ultimately foment regime change in Beijing with a popular uprising, like the "color revolution" in Ukraine and those of the Arab Spring. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Accidental mogul - China property billionaire's route to Hollywood

By Matthew Miller and Shu Zhang BEIJING (Reuters) - Wang Jianlin, the billionaire Chinese property tycoon turned entertainment mogul, says his push into movies was entirely accidental. "We didn't have a choice, we were forced into it," Wang, whose Dalian Wanda Group controls Hollywood studio Legendary Pictures and U.S. Show More Summary

China expresses concern about Indian missiles on border

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that it hoped India could put more efforts into regional peace and stability rather than the opposite, in response to Indian plans to put advanced cruise missiles along the disputed border with China.

Investigators blame deadly tiger attack on the victims, not the Beijing wildlife park

11 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An official investigation into last month's fatal tiger attack at a Beijing wildlife park has found the tourists themselves were to blame for getting mauled by the park's tigers. [ more › ]

Do China’s Olympic Drug Cheats Know They’re Doping?

Three Chinese Olympic gold weightlifters failed doping re-tests from the 2008 Beijing Games

HK independence activists claim harassment from pro-China media

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Activists who have advocated independence for Hong Kong say they have been harassed or followed by pro-China local newspapers in recent months, while Beijing has stepped up its rhetoric against what it calls the "dangerous absurdity" of independence.

China, Japan and South Korea Talk Beijing’s ‘Red Line’ on Joint US Naval Drills

With tensions mounting throughout the Pacific with issues including the South China Sea, the THAAD missile defense system, and US meddling in general, leaders from Asia’s top powers sat down without the Americans in the room to look for paths of peaceful cooperation.

In South China Sea, Beijing Acts Out Its Own Manifest Destiny

Dry Tortugas, Florida-I was visiting the Dry Tortugas, a collection of islands, sand bars and reefs 70 miles east of Key West, and, curiously, the first thing that came to mind was the South China Sea and disputes over similarly tiny specs. A giant brick bastion sits squat on the main island of the archipelago and is called Fort Jefferson. Show More Summary

Uber Acquiring Otto Could Be The Lead Domino: Autonomous Vehicles To Spur M&A Activity

A man walks past an Uber station outside a shopping mall in Beijing on August 1, 2016.Ride-sharing giant Uber is to merge its China operations with local rival Didi Chuxing, reports said on August 1, ending a ferocious battle for market share in the world's second-largest economy. STR/AFP/Getty Images We might [...]

Duterte warns China over South China Sea dispute

Philippines president says "bloody" confrontation could happen if Beijing tries to invade country's territories.

Here comes a new Chinese export: Nuclear reactors

Beijing is pushing hard to become a global player in nuclear power, but the world market may not be so lucrative

China getting ready to compete in atomic power technology but could face several hurdles

On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing’s ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology. The Hualong One, developed by two state-owned companies, is one multibillion-dollar facet of the Communist Party’s aspirations to transform […]

China denies restricting activities of U.N. rights envoy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China denied on Wednesday that the government had restricted the activities of a visiting United Nations-appointed human rights envoy.

Oil prices fall on U.S. crude stocks build; fears over China demand

By Mark Tay SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell early on Wednesday as an unexpected build in U.S. crude stocks weighed on markets, along with concerns that Chinese crude demand could falter as Beijing clamps down on alleged tax evasion in the oil industry. Show More Summary

Beijing International Book Fair to Open on Aug 24

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - The 2016 Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), one of the four largest book fairs in the world, will open at the Beijing International Exhibition Center from August 24 to 28. ForShow More Summary

‘Jason Bourne’ Storms China With $12.3M Opening Day; Sets Franchise Best

Universal’s Jason Bourne had its Beijing premiere on August 16 with stars Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander on the red carpet. Today, the movie opened in the Middle Kingdom to an estimated $12.3M. That makes it by far the biggest bow in the franchise’s history and puts it on track to best the lifetime total of The Bourne Legacy there. Show More Summary

Amid Tensions WIth China, Japan’s Defense Chief Visits US Aircraft Carrier

As tensions simmer with Beijing, and in a show of the close relations between Washington and Tokyo, Japan’s Defense Minister Tomomi Inada visited a US naval base on Tuesday and boarded the USS Ronald Reagan.

China's Xpider robot is inspired by the magic of Pixar films

When the robots come for our weak human flesh during the Singularity, let's hope they're at least as cute as the Xpider, a robot being developed by a small team in Beijing.  The developers, who were originally inspired by the cyclops...Show More Summary

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