My latest at the National Interest takes a look at a few trends in Chinese military affairs: The People’s Liberation Army and its constituent branches have undergone extraordinary change over the last fifteen years. Doctrine, equipment, training, and strategic orientation have all evolved to the point that the PLA, the PLAN, and the PLAAF have […]
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have arrested a man who allegedly spread rumors about people in Beijing jumping off buildings in response to a stock market crash, state television reported on Sunday.
A shoe factory has reportedly collapsed in eastern China, leaving dozens of people trapped; a search and rescue operation is under way.
The Greece impasse set to culminate on Sunday continues to have a massive impact on at least one stock market, unfortunately it is the wrong one, located on a continent which is mostly irrelevant to the future of the Greek people (unless that whole AIIB bailout does take place of course). Show More Summary
The move values Ant Financial Services at more than $45 billion and makes the Chinese government a stakeholder, according to people familiar with the transaction.
Bizarre UK government memos from 1983 discussing plans to relocate 5.5 million people from Hong Kong to Northern Ireland were nothing more than a "joke" during a time of increased insecurity about the future of Hong Kong and troubles throughout Northern Ireland, according to a former British diplomat. Show More Summary
A new study shows that while China underwent enormous economic growth, the people who stood to gain the most were often deeply unhappy.
Portuguese guy: …so where are you from? Chinaman: From China. Did you know 1 out of every 5 people is Chinese? The Chinese are very quiet. But we are very busy…especially at night. –6 train Overheard by: heyhay
As all of China watches in horror at the country's stock market plunges day after day there's only one idea keeping people invested. They believe the government will ultimately rescue the market when the time comes. "China has been through the planned economy model for decades. Show More Summary
Author Shawn Porat is the CEO of Fortune Cookie Advertising, a non-traditional and out of home media placement company selling advertising space within fortune cookies at Chinese restaurants throughout the United States. Some peopleShow More Summary
China is still a country where people prefer to pay upfront - often with wads of cash. Taking out a loan to buy a car is still uncommon. Some people pay for a house with cases of cash.
The selloff is dramatic but only affects the relatively few people who own equities. A wider risk is that a prolonged slump would slow reforms and undermine faith in China’s rulers. In the short run, overt state support may be the most effective way to avoid losing credibility.
Zachary Keck Security, Asia A Chinese diesel-electric submarine docked in Karachi, Pakistan last month. A Chinese submarine docked in Pakistan for the first time ever last month, According to numerous Indian media outlets, a People’s Liberation Army Navy conventional Yuan-class 335 submarine docked in Karachi, Pakistan on May 22. Show More Summary
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police arrested thousands of people suspected of environmental crimes last year, a minister told parliament on Monday, as the world's most populous country vows to get serious on protecting the environmen...
China's stocks crashed 3.3% to enter bear market territory. Monday's loss has the Shanghai Composite down 22% from its June 12 high. Monday's session was particularly volatile as stocks opened to a gain of 2.5% after the People's Bank of China cut its key lending rate 25 basis points to 4.85% on Saturday. Show More Summary
Portrait by Gao Yuan Ai Weiwei’s art has long protested his government's oppression of its people. His tweets are no different. Ai was banned from Chinese Twitter (Sina Weibo) and his blog was shut down by Chinese forces. Never one to...Show More Summary
[youtube:XJBnHMpHGRY] Today is the 26th anniversary of events in Tiananmen Square that some call a massacre, some call a tragedy, but which many in China can't — or don't — talk about at all. In Hong Kong, where discussion of 4 JuneShow More Summary
"... Chinese consumers have become inured to stomach-churning food scandals. But on Tuesday, countless people were forced to ponder the benefits of vegetarianism after news reports emerged that unscrupulous meat traders had been peddling tons of beef, pork and chicken wings that in some cases had been frozen for 40 years."
Today, June 25th, 2015, marks the 65th anniversary of the North Korean invasion of South Korea, in a war that was to last over three years, kill 36,000 Americans and perhaps a million Koreans and 400,000 Chinese, as well as devastate a beautiful country. Show More Summary
The government’s personnel director dismissed media reports Wednesday that the Chinese hack of sensitive security clearance data affected as many as 18 million people, calling the number “preliminary, unverified and approximate.” “It is a number that I am not comfortable with at this time,” Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, told members […]