Chinese imports fell 20.4% in September. That's in Dollar terms, you'll hear it's "just" 17.7% in declining Yuan but that's the same BS people fall for when looking at Japan numbers, where the 16% decline in the Yen makes all their numbers seem not quite as awful as they actually are. Show More Summary
Chinese authorities announced in a statement on Monday the arrest of 16 people in connection with a major wildlife smuggling ring and the seizure of hundreds of kilos of ivory, along with rhino horns and bear paws. The huge haul has been valued at a whopping $3.8 million (24 million yuan). [ more › ]
A warehouse explosion rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin on Monday night, only two months after a series of blasts at a chemical storage facility in the city killed more than 100 people and injured nearly 800. There were no deaths or injuries reported in Monday’s blast, which occurred about...
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States should include China in its human space projects or face being left out of new ventures to send people beyond the International Space Station, NASA chief Charles Bolden said on Monday.
The Chinese-built Soraz oil refinery in southern Niger is now operational again after a 45-day shutdown due to a blown compressor. That Soraz is up and running again will come as welcome relief to the people of Niger who depend on the...Show More Summary
A group of brave gay rights activists are working to expose dangerous electroshock therapies still offered at Chinese hospitals purported to "cure" gay people. [ more › ]
In a yearly tradition that is only growing more popular, around 400,000 Chinese tourists celebrated the 1949 founding of the People's Republic of China by traveling to Japan and buying as much stuff as they could possibly fit on the plane back to the mainland. [ more › ]
Chinese President Xi Jinping topped US President Barack Obama to take the second place amongst 50 people in Bloomberg's 5th annual Market Most Influential Ranking. As Xinhua notes, according to Bloomberg, the world is waiting for Xi and the Communist Party of China to steer the world's second largest economy through turmoil. Show More Summary
Electroshock therapy was once commonly administered to gay people in the U.S. in an attempt to “cure” them — and it’s still being used in some countries, including China, as documented in a report that aired tonight on U.K. television. Shaunagh...Show More Summary
The number of people smoking cigarettes in China has increased dramatically, according to itv news website. The Lancet medical journal noted that one in three young Chinese men will die from smoking cigarettes. The statistics for women were less because there are not as many women smokers. Show More Summary
Police in Philadelphia are looking for a man who robbed several people at gunpoint on October 5th at a Chinese take-out restaurant. He stole the victims’ phones, their wallets, and a “hoverboard.” Yep, people are getting robbed for their hoverboards now. Read more...
Researchers are offering a helpful hint to Chinese men hoping to "avoid disability and premature death": stop smoking. Of the million people who died from smoking in China in 2010, 84% were male, reports AFP. A new study in the Lancet finds the annual death toll in China—which consumes...
Lots of people like Hello Kitty, but it takes a special kind of devotion to open an entire dim sum restaurant devoted to the cute icon. But for those who have just been dying to bite into a dumpling shaped like her face, Hong Kong has...Show More Summary
Chinese hospitals are still offering highly discredited (not to mention horrific) electro-shock treatment to “cure” gay people, a new BBC documentary has revealed. In the film, Unreported World, activists go undercover to expose the psychiatrists and doctors administering the controversial therapy. Show More Summary
This is what happens when people come back from vacation in China and try to get into Beijing. And you thought your puny traffic jams were crazy. YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand expects a record 7 million visitors from China in 2015 compared with 4.63 million last year, the tourism minister said on Friday, despite a bomb attack at a major tourist spot that killed 20 people, more than half of them foreigners.
The traffic chaos ensued after several million people returned from a national holiday.
Tu Youyou, awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday, is the first citizen of the People's Republic of China to win a Nobel for a scientific discipline and the first female Chinese citizen to win any Nobel.
Over the past two decades, the People’s Republic of China has made great advances in its military capabilities. However, it still lags woefully behind in developing nuclear-powered submarines. The problem for the Chinese is that they lack the necessary quieting and propulsion technologies to build anything remotely comparable to an...
In Western countries most people understand what a credit score is. It’s a score an individual is awarded based on their assets, income, and credit history. It is a summary of how creditworthy […]