Ventura County authorities say five people have been arrested after an investigation in to a human trafficking ring involving prostitution. Undersheriff Gary Pentis said at a Tuesday press conference that the victims were Chinese women in the U.S. on visas. The Ventura County Star says investigators made arrests after...
With the launch of the world’s first quantum satellite this week, a long-held idea, mostly kept to the realms of fiction, is back on people’s minds: teleportation. According to China’s news agency Xinhua, the satellite was launched into orbit atop a Long March-2D rocket. The launch took place at the...
Chen Long won gold and then gave people a bunch of fun souvenirs. Chinese badminton player Chen Long is ranked No. 2 in the world, and Saturday's gold medal match at the Summer Olympics pitted him against No. 1, Malaysia's Lee ChongShow More Summary
Many people in Hong Kong reacted with surprise and outrage when a poster for the movie "Arrival" showed one of China's most famous landmarks standing next to Hong Kong's harbor.
Collage I, “Harmonious Society,” by Alexander F. Yuan. Image courtesy of Alexander F. Yuan Alexander F. Yuan, a former photographer for the Associated Press in Beijing, has long felt unsatisfied with the way people consume news. “Most people see news photos from newspapers on a day-by-day, piece-by-piece basis,” Yuan said, “It’s very separated. Show More Summary
A resident of the Chinese province of Hunan has recently established a world record for the gestational age, of her child at 17 months, reported People’s Daily.
esla has reportedly removed references to “self-driving” from its website for customers in china, after a traffic incident in the people’s republic. a model s driven by a chinese driver crashed while operating in autopilot mode, according to industry paper automotive news. Show More Summary
If you’re one of the many that just can’t quite get the hang of using chopsticks, you’ll be pleased to find out that Chinese fast food chain Panda Express may be launching a new fork-chopstick hybrid, aptly dubbed the chork. Lisa Jennings, the West Coast bureau chief for Nation’s Restaurant News tweeted last week that […]
Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun Yang might have lost out on a chance to take home the gold medal for the 1,500-metre men's freestyle, but he's still a golden boy in the eyes of the Chinese people. SEE ALSO: That adorable Chinese swimmerShow More Summary
In a totalitarian state, the presence of thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators in the streets for several days is not only a surprise, it also represents the deep unease people there have about a nuclear energy facility that hasn’t even broken ground.
In the mid-1950s, the People’s Republic of China followed the Soviet Union’s example and adopted the intermediate 7.62x39mm round. This decision substantially helped to promote that cartridge’s ubiquity throughout the world, as millions of cheap Chinese-made SKS and AK rifles were exported to every corner of the globe. Show More Summary
US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has pledged to keep open channels of communications with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in a meeting with his counterpart Gen. Li Zuocheng in Beijing, the US Army said in a press release on Tuesday.
Carrying dogs around on wooden thrones might make for a curious sight, but to the Miao people of Jiaobang village in Guizhou, China, it's a tradition that will continue to pass down through generations. On Sunday, local Chinese villagers...Show More Summary
Olympic diver He Zi managed to get a silver medal in last night’s finals for the women’s 3M springboard, but what really got people talking was her boyfriend’s follow-up to that performance. Shortly after taking the podium, she was popped the question in adorable (and public) fashion by her BF, making the day incredibly memorable […]
Emotive Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui has given very candid post-race interviews during the Olympics, and Saturday was no exception. After the Chinese team finished fourth in the 4x100-meter medley relay, Yuanhui apologized to her teammates for her performance. Yuanhui, wearing glasses with her swim cap and goggles, was crouching on ... More »
Embed from Getty Images The bar has been raised for big public proposals. Chinese Olympic diver Qin Kai dropped to one knee in front of billions of people to propose marriage to fellow diver He Zi as she stood on the podium after winning a silver medal in the women’s three meter springboard event in Rio. Show More Summary
Surrounded by green hillsides and fluttering flags, young women wearing silver headdresses and colourful costumes filed onto the stage, dancing hand in hand as sounds of singing filled the valley. For centuries, the Yi people of southwestern...Show More Summary
In yet another sign of the world’s discriminatory treatment of people with disabilities, a young Chinese mother chose to abort her late-term baby after learning the child had a rare disorder known as Mermaid Syndrome. The Daily Mail reports the 23-year-old woman discovered the rare condition during her six month prenatal scan. The ultrasound scan […]
My father had just one question when he started reading my first novel earlier this year: “Who taught you to speak like that?”Written in Singlish—the folksy patois of Singapore that combines English, Mandarin, Malay and Chinese dialects including Teochew and Hokkien—Sarong Party Girls has a... Continue reading
An official report says a high-pressure steam pipe has exploded at a power station in central China, killing 21 people and injuring five others. The official newspaper of Hubei province said the blast occurred Thursday at the power plant in the city of Danyang. It said officials rushed to the...