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China marks Mao anniversary, but President Xi makes no mention
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Friday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, with articles praising him, but President Xi Jinping visited a school and did not mention the day.
18 points by Reuters | Mao Zedong Deng Xiaoping Communist Party of China People's Republic of China Cultural Revolution People's Daily Liu Shaoqi China
How I Made It: Stephen Cheung went from cutting threads in a sweatshop to cutting global trade deals
The gig: Stephen Cheung, 37, is president of World Trade Center Los Angeles, which is charged with promoting local businesses overseas and attracting foreign investment to the region. Before that, Cheung worked as director of international trade for the Port of L.A. and served as an aide to two...
1177 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles County California China Chinese language Overseas Chinese Hong Kong Standard Mandarin Han Chinese Los Angeles
China's Li tells Duterte he hopes ties can get back on normal track
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte he hopes the two countries can work together to bring bilateral ties back to a normal track, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Friday.
663 points by Reuters | South China Sea Southeast Asia United States Reuters People's Republic of China Thomson Reuters Philippines China
Eat like a Chinese! Beijing 4-year-olds pressed to give up spoons, master chopsticks
When news surfaced last month that Panda Express was considering introducing a new half-fork, half-chopsticks plastic utensil known as the chork, reaction among American patrons of the Chinese fast-food chain was swift and largely enthusiastic: Finally, a common flatware for the both the deft and...
274 points by Los Angeles Times | People's Republic of China China Overseas Chinese American Chinese cuisine United States Culture Chinese New Year Mandarin Chinese
Girls drugged and sold as child brides
"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."
18727 points by CNN | Vietnam Marriage China People's Republic of China Southeast Asia Chinese character Laos Chinese language
Why China's elite want to live in these
When Sotheby's listed a 32-bedroom house in Suzhou last month, it was the property's price tag that made headlines.
5231 points by CNN | Mao Zedong China People's Republic of China Real estate Chinese Civil War Cultural Revolution Beijing Communist Party of China
Air China removes magazine criticized as racist
BEIJING — Chinese flag-carrier Air China said Thursday that it had removed copies of its inflight magazine containing an article criticized as racist for telling visitors to take precautions when visiting areas of London with large ethnic-minority populations. The state-owned airline said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the September issue of “Wings...
14 points by New York Post | Race Black people Ethnic group Miscegenation Racism White people China African American
Beijing's silence on Hong Kong election underscores a fundamental conundrum for China
This week, Hong Kong sent mainland China a stinging rejection of its authority and a brash demand for greater political freedom. Beijing barely acknowledged it.   As voters showed up in record numbers Sunday to catapult a handful of young, more radical citizens to Hong Kong’s legislature, mainland...
41 points by Los Angeles Times | Mainland China Hong Kong People's Republic of China China University of Hong Kong Mainland South China Sea Qing Dynasty
Sinosphere: Air China Will Fly You to London, and Warn You About Dark-Skinned People There
A recent in-flight magazine article said that “precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people.”
-1 points by The New York Times | Twitter People's Republic of China Han Chinese Beijing Chinese Civil War Mao Zedong China Communist Party of China
Asian stocks drift as Fed rate outlook eases on service data
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks meandered Wednesday after a weak report on U.S. service companies added to expectations that the Fed won't move anytime soon to raise interest rates.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | People's Republic of China China Stock market index Japan Mainland China Hong Kong Economy of the People's Republic of China Humid subtropical climate
Hong Kong politician says pressed by Beijing to quit city election
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong politician has said he was pressured to bow out of a city election to clear the field for a candidate favored by the Chinese government, which, if confirmed, could offer rare evidence of interference by Beijing in city politics.
63 points by Reuters | Hong Kong People's Republic of China Thomson Reuters Reuters National People's Congress China Cinema of Hong Kong Macau
Chinese August imports up for first time since 2014
Imports into China unexpectedly rose in August for the first time in nearly two years, and the fall in exports abated, signaling a possible trade recovery in the world’s second-largest economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
28 points by Russia Today | International trade Trade People's Republic of China Export Balance of trade Supply and demand China Iron ore
Air China deletes apology over 'racist' article

4899 points by CNN | Dow Jones Industrial Average Dow Jones & Company Trademark Dow Jones Indexes Charles Dow CNBC Edward Jones China
Hong Kong to choose new leader amid anger at perceived China meddling
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A small electoral college chooses a new Hong Kong leader on Sunday amid accusations of meddling by Beijing, denying the Chinese-ruled financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better suited to defuse political tension.
-1 points by Reuters | Hong Kong Thomson Reuters Reuters China People's Republic of China Executive Council of Hong Kong Cantonese people Hong Kong order of precedence
Did Rex Tillerson misspeak or intentionally kowtow to China?
During his visit to Beijing last weekend, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a strange move - adopting Chinese verbiage to characterize the U.S.-China relationship. Both before and after his meetings with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Tillerson said that "the U.S.-China...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Barack Obama People's Republic of China United States China South China Sea Republic of China Democratic Party Inauguration of Barack Obama
Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graft
BEIJING (Reuters) - Helicopter chases, fridges full of cash and officials caught in bed with their foreign mistresses are all in a day's work for China's anti-graft prosecutors, according to a new state-backed TV drama aimed at bolstering China's graft fight.
35 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Hu Jintao Xi Jinping Communist Party of China News agency China Zeng Qinghong
China Box Office: ‘xXx’ Holds Off Newcomers ‘Sing’ and ‘La La Land’
“xXx: Revenge of Xander Cage” held off new releases “Sing” and “La La Land” to win its second successive weekend at the Chinese box office. Starring Vin Diesel and giving prominence to Donnie Yen in local marketing, the film clocked up $26.6 million in mainland Chinese theaters according to data from Ent Group. After 10... Read more »
225 points by Variety | Vin Diesel China XXx Saturday Sunday North America Overseas Chinese XXx: State of the Union
US carrier in 'routine' patrols in South China Sea
The United States deployed aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday as part of maritime "routine operations."
32 points by CNN | South China Sea People's Republic of China East China Sea Southeast Asia Republic of China China Japan Taiwan
China closes live poultry markets amid deadly flu outbreak
BEIJING (AP) - China is ordering the closure of live poultry markets in its south-central regions where the worst outbreak of bird flu in years has killed at least 87 people. State media reported Friday that the National Health and Family Planning Commission ordered closures anywhere that cases of the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Hong Kong China Severe acute respiratory syndrome Influenza Xinhua News Agency World Health Organization People's Republic of China Yangtze River
Seven Hong Kong policemen jailed for assault on democracy activist
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court sentenced seven policemen to two years jail on Friday for beating a handcuffed pro-democracy activist during mass democracy protests in 2014, a rare case of police brutality in the financial hub that triggered public outrage.
-2 points by Reuters | Hong Kong Police Reuters Thomson Reuters People's Republic of China Constable China Mainland China
Chinese man jailed for eight years for airport blast
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A court in Shanghai jailed a man for eight years on Friday after he set off an explosive device last year at the city's Pudong International Airport, injuring at least three travelers and delaying flights.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency China Explosive material News Mutual fund People's Republic of China
The surprising success of 'xXx' sequel in China offers marketing lessons for Hollywood
Paramount Pictures and its marketing partners wanted to make sure China’s young, digitally-inclined moviegoers were excited for the new action sequel “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” So the team made a music video for an original song by “xXx” star and Chinese heartthrob Kris Wu. The video, which...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Film China Hollywood Los Angeles California Paramount Pictures Movie theater 20th Century Fox Warner Bros. Marketing
China Jan. bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013
BEIJING (AP) - China's national health authority says an outbreak of bird flu killed 79 people around the country in January, the highest monthly death toll from the H7N9 strain in at least three years. More than 250 cases of H7N9 flu have been reported to the National Health and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | People's Republic of China Standard Mandarin Hong Kong Guangzhou Shanghai Beijing Economy of the People's Republic of China China
Vin Diesel’s ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ Tops $100 Million in China in Six Days
Vin Diesel’s action sequel “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” has grossed $102 million in its first six days at the Chinese box office. “Return of Xander Cage” has totaled $272.3 million worldwide for Paramount Pictures and Revolution Studios. Diesel reprises his character in the movie as government operative Xander Cage from the 2002 movie “XXX.” The film... Read more »
573 points by Variety | XXx Vin Diesel XXx: State of the Union China American film actors American film producers Hollywood Los Angeles California Saving Private Ryan
Chinese father ‘forced’ to have vasectomy by authorities – reports
A father of four in China has reportedly been forced to have a vasectomy by local authorities.The 42 year old was visiting his hometown of Luokan in the province of Yunnan when he was allegedly abducted by family planning officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
435 points by Russia Today | One-child policy Abortion People's Republic of China Implementation Infanticide Crime China Sex-selective abortion
CMC Partners Invests in Formula E Electric Car Race Series
CMC Partners, part of the Li Ruigang-led China Media Capital group, has become a shareholder in Formula E Holdings the company that controls the FIA Formula e electric car racing series. CMC is investing in a consortium that includes its portfolio company SECA. The value of the deal and the size of the stake acquired... Read more »
10 points by Variety | Hong Kong People's Republic of China Mainland China China Qing Dynasty Beijing Automobile Electric vehicle
China eyes maiden flight of world’s biggest amphibious plane after engine test
The AG600 – the world’s largest amphibious aircraft – has successfully passed an engine test, bringing it one step closer to its maiden flight later this year, its Chinese producer announced. The main use of the plane will be fighting wildfires. Read Full Article at RT.com
53 points by Russia Today | Aviation Industry Corporation of China Beriev Be-200 Turbofan China United Aircraft Corporation Beriev A-40 People's Republic of China Search and rescue
Film Review: ‘Buddies in India’
A nonsensical and seldom funny Chinese action-comedy set in India that makes any Bollywood movie seem like a Bergmanesque masterpiece by comparison.
13 points by Variety | Tang Dynasty Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period China Xuanzang Jackie Chan Han Dynasty Wu Zetian Chinese art
China upset at disputed islands mention in Japan-U.S. meeting
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry expressed concern on Monday after Japan got continued U.S. backing for its dispute with Beijing over islands in the East China Sea during a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
-2 points by Reuters | East China Sea Japan United States Taiwan Self-determination Senkaku Islands Reuters China
Opinion: Why Trump backed down on 'One China'
On Feb 10, the world was surprised by a phone call between US president Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
192 points by CNN | People's Republic of China Ivanka Trump China South China Sea Jared Kushner Donald Trump East China Sea One-China policy
‘God of war & wealth’ bombed with fireworks in shocking Taiwanese ritual (VIDEO)
Chinese New Year celebrations have come to an end in spectacular fashion, particularly on the island of Taiwan, where Taitung City residents have been busy 'bombing' Master Handan. Read Full Article at RT.com
144 points by Russia Today | God Chinese New Year People's Republic of China Standard Mandarin Fireworks Religion China Taiwan Province
China’s Hishow Snares ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Escobar’ from Nu Image/Millennium
China’s Hishow Entertainment has boarded a pair of upcoming movies from Nu Image/Millennium Films: “Hunter Killer” and “Escobar.” The deal is one of the biggest completed so far at the European Film Market, alongside the Berlin Film Festival, and also one of the biggest by a Chinese indie in recent months. The Chinese distributor-investor has... Read more »
684 points by Variety | Javier Bardem Pablo Escobar Penélope Cruz China Film Hong Kong Film festival Vicky Cristina Barcelona
China Box Office: ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ Drives to $60 Million Weekend Win
Released on Friday, Vin Diesel-starring action movie ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ sped off to a blistering start at the Chinese box office and never needed to look in the rear-view mirror. In three days of release it grossed $60.2 million, according to data from local tracking service Ent Group. With an opening $20.6 million... Read more »
271 points by Variety | China Film Action film People's Republic of China Vin Diesel Release Delayed release Hong Kong
Missing China billionaire taken from Hong Kong hotel in wheelchair: source
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Missing China-born billionaire Xiao Jianhua was whisked in a wheelchair from a luxury Hong Kong hotel in the early hours of Jan 27 with his head covered, a source close to the businessman told Reuters.
417 points by Reuters | Mainland China China Hong Kong People's Republic of China Mainland Chinese language Standard Mandarin Economy of the People's Republic of China
Tactical retreat? Why Trump backed down on China

1251 points by CNN | Dow Jones Industrial Average Dow Jones & Company China People's Republic of China Charles Dow Dow Jones Indexes The Wall Street Journal International trade
Berlinale: Generation Title Picked up by Swen Group
Multinational media conglomerate Swen Group has picked up rights to “Stonehead,” the Chinese youth film which plays this week in the Berlin Film Festival’s Generation section. The group has acquired global rights outside China and will self-release the picture in North America, the U.K., and Hong Kong. The directorial debut of Zhao Xiang, the film... Read more »
-2 points by Variety | São Paulo Film China Qing Dynasty North America United States Chinese language Film director
Trump hugs ally Japan after easing U.S.-China tensions
President Donald Trump, fresh off patching up ties with China, reassured Japan’s leader Friday that the U.S. will defend its close ally. Together, the pronouncements illustrated a shift toward a more mainstream Trump stance on U.S. policy toward Asia.Welcoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | United States Republic of China China People's Republic of China Japan East China Sea World War II Pacific Ocean
Security guarantees: US backs Japan
During a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump renewed US security guarantees to Japan, saying, "we are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control."
34 points by CNN | Japan Twitter Donald Trump People's Republic of China China Prime Minister of Japan Ivana Trump Fred Trump
Jitters in Hong Kong over billionaire's disappearance
Reported abduction of Xiao Jianhua by Chinese agents unnveres businessmen with links to semi-autonomous territory.
610 points by Al Jazeera English | People's Republic of China Standard Mandarin Qing Dynasty Hong Kong China Mandarin Chinese Chinese language Mainland China
‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ Poised to Earn More in China Than North America
Vin Diesel’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” is prepared to make more in China than in North America after getting off to a roaring start in the Middle Kingdom. Its Friday debut saw “xXx” topping the Chinese box office and ending the recent dominance of local-language Chinese New Year titles. By 7 p.m. “xXx” had driven... Read more »
311 points by Variety | Vin Diesel China XXx Chinese New Year XXx: State of the Union People's Republic of China Film Paramount Pictures
Trump backs "one China" policy in call with Xi
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump changed tack and agreed to honor the "one China" policy during a phone call with China's leader, a major diplomatic boost for Beijing which brooks no criticism of its claim to neighboring Taiwan.
3931 points by Reuters | People's Republic of China Republic of China United States China Communist Party of China Mao Zedong Chiang Kai-shek Kuomintang
Trump reaffirms ‘one China’ policy in phone call with China’s Xi
President Donald Trump has reaffirmed America’s long-standing “one China” policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially alleviating concerns about a major shift in Washington’s relations with Beijing.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Republic of China People's Republic of China Chen Shui-bian China President of the United States Kuomintang One-China policy Hong Kong
Trump speaks with China's president on phone call, reaffirms 'one China policy'
President Donald Trump has reaffirmed America's long-standing "one China" policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially alleviating concerns about a major shift in Washington's relations with Beijing. The White House and China's state broadcaster CCTV said the two spoke...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Republic of China People's Republic of China Chen Shui-bian China President of the United States Kuomintang One-China policy Hong Kong
Trump reaffirms “one China” policy in call with China’s Xi
President Donald Trump has reaffirmed America's long-standing "one China" policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially alleviating concerns about a major shift in Washington's relations with Beijing.
5 points by The Denver Post | Republic of China People's Republic of China Chen Shui-bian China President of the United States Kuomintang One-China policy Hong Kong
Venezuela falls behind on oil-for-loan deals with China, Russia
HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's state-run oil company, PDVSA, has fallen months behind on shipments of crude and fuel under oil-for-loan deals with China and Russia, according to internal company documents reviewed by Reuters.
-2 points by Reuters | Petroleum Venezuela China Caracas Latin America Money China National Petroleum Corporation Petróleos de Venezuela
Trump sends cautious letter to Beijing in hopes of ‘constructive relationship,’ but no sign of call
In the first direct communication between the two leaders since his inauguration, US President Donald Trump has addressed China’s Xi Jinping in a letter stating the intention to develop “a constructive relationship.” There is still no sign of a phone call being set up, however. Read Full Article at RT.com
467 points by Russia Today | East China Sea People's Republic of China Taiwan United States Japan China Hong Kong President of the United States
Donald Trump wants 'constructive' ties with China
Uncertainty has prevailed after Trump accused Beijing of unfair trade practices and criticised China's military buildup.
113 points by Al Jazeera English | People's Republic of China Republic of China President of the United States Currency Foreign exchange reserves Chen Shui-bian China South China Sea
Post-Brexit Britain resumes Chinese charm offensive after relations falter
UK Prime Minister Theresa May will visit China later this year in an effort to reestablish relations, which have somewhat faltered since ex-PM David Cameron and his Chancellor George Osborne courted the Chinese government in 2015. Read Full Article at RT.com
36 points by Russia Today | Hinkley Point C nuclear power station China People's Republic of China Japan Donald Trump Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs President of the United States Nuclear power
Debra Marshall: At night, I can feel the library stories
Deep in the night, the unsilent snow whispers down beyond the windows. Some days it is not nearly so hushed, scratching against the panes, the wind moaning or howling as it wends its wild way around the corners of the house. In the library tonight, my desk slumbers quietly; other nights it is restle...
4 points by Concord Monitor | Dark Ages Banshee In the Night Kitchen Middle Ages China Library Glass Early Middle Ages
Film Review: ‘Duckweed’
China's biggest literary celebrity Han Han's crowd-pleasing sophomore feature reworks "Back to the Future" to reflect wistfully on his country's rapid changes.
32 points by Variety | China People's Republic of China Automobile Hong Kong