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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
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
'Heart and soul' of Catholic school surprised with Golden Apple award
Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek nearly fell to the floor Thursday when a room full of howling children surprised her with the Golden Apple Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award at St. Therese Chinese Catholic School in Chinatown.The longtime principal is the first from a Catholic school to receive the award,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Teacher Chinese dragon Dragon dance College Education Chinese language School University
U.S. Firms in China See Chance for Reset on Market Access
Businesses see the combination of President Trump’s willingness to buck convention and China’s bid to be seen as a standard-bearer for globalization as an opportunity to reset terms, based on “reciprocity.”
42 points by The Wall Street Journal | Republic of China Economy of the People's Republic of China United States Business school Chinese language Business Commerce Management
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
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
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
Japan’s Sharp planning to build $7bn LCD plant in US
The Japanese display maker Sharp may invest in a $7 billion factory to make display screens in the United States in the first half of 2017, Reuters reported citing its sources. Read Full Article at
1000 points by Russia Today | United States Japan Investment Donald Trump Terry Gou President of the United States Chinese language Prime minister
Deleted postings about missing Chinese billionaire hint at tensions
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Scores of China social media postings about a well-connected billionaire who went missing from a Hong Kong hotel have been deleted, pointing to what appears to be heightened sensitivity in Beijing over the case of Xiao Jianhua.
-2 points by Reuters | People's Republic of China China Mainland China Hong Kong Qing Dynasty Chinese language Mainland Mandarin Chinese
China Box Office: ‘Yoga’ Wins Weekend, ‘Journey’ Heads New Year Holiday Period
Jackie Chan-starring comedy, “Kung Fu Yoga” topped a bountiful Chinese box office weekend that largely shrugged off the back to work blues. But over the entire Chinese New Year period Tsui Hark and Stephen Chow’s “Journey to The West: The Demons Strike Back,” not “Kung Fu Yoga,” was the biggest winner. Officially China’s holidays ended... Read more »
9 points by Variety | China Chinese New Year Movie theater Holiday Film Han Chinese People's Republic of China Chinese language
China lashes out at Mattis remarks on East China Sea islands
BEIJING (AP) - China says the U.S. is putting regional stability in East Asia at risk following remarks by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that an island group China claims falls under the U.S.-Japan mutual defense treaty. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday called on the U.S. to cease "making wrong ...
5 points by The Washington Times | Japan Taiwan Chinese language Island East Asia Republic of China Ministry People's Republic of China
Expert: Trump must be firm, strong in China dealings
Author Michael Dunne calls for reciprocity in trade even as the Chinese become more involved in the U.S. auto market        
155 points by Detroit Free Press | China Chinese language People's Republic of China United States Qing Dynasty Donald Trump Han Chinese Chinese character
Clip of Trump’s granddaughter singing spreads on Chinese web
BEIJING — A brief video clip of Donald Trump’s granddaughter singing in Chinese is circulating to strong approval on the internet in China, even while some criticized the U.S. president’s failure to send greetings for the Lunar New Year. The clip posted by Trump’s daughter Ivanka shows 5-year-old Arabella Kushner singing best wishes for the...
1825 points by New York Post | People's Republic of China President of the United States George W. Bush Overseas Chinese Bill Clinton Currency Ivanka Trump Chinese language
Is China nervous about Hong Kong's recent election?
Beijing reiterates that calls for Hong Kong independence will not be tolerated.
708 points by Al Jazeera English | Hong Kong China Chinese language New Zealand British Empire People's Republic of China Research fellow Politics of Hong Kong
China tells US not to meddle in Hong Kong affairs after Washington bashes Beijing in new report
China has slammed a recent US Congressional report accusing Beijing of interfering in Hong Kong as “irresponsible,” while strongly objecting “to any foreign institutions intervening” in what it insists “are purely China’s internal affairs.” Read Full Article at
1251 points by Russia Today | Mainland China China People's Republic of China Hong Kong South China Sea Mainland Chinese language Foreign policy
Space capsules: Luxury for cheap in Hong Kong
Chinese entrepreneur Sandy Wong has opened a series of "space capsules" -- an alternative to traditional "cage homes" in Hong Kong, one of the world's most expensive real estate markets.
34 points by CNN | Hong Kong Asia Middle East Cantonese people World Bruce Lee Economy of the People's Republic of China Chinese language
Apple reportedly mulls moving iPhone production to US
Could Apple start making iPhones in the United States? According to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, the Cupertino-based company requested that Foxconn and the other iPhone manufacturer explore moving their smartphone production stateside. “Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,”...
272 points by New York Post | United States International trade IPhone Tariff Apple Inc. Chinese language IPod YouTube
Canadian National Defense probing possible website hack
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canada's Department of National Defense is investigating a possible hack of its main recruiting website. Users trying to access the website earlier on Thursday were being redirected to what appeared to be the Chinese government's main page. The Chinese site has since disappeared and has ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Website Canada Ontario Chinese language Chinese Canadian Senate of Canada Ottawa The Washington Times
China says family cut off funds to get most wanted graft suspect back
BEIJING (Reuters) - Family members cut off funds and were lobbied by senior members of the Chinese community in the United States as part of efforts to get China's most-wanted graft suspect to give herself up, the ruling Communist Party's corruption watchdog said on Thursday.
-2 points by Reuters | United States China Overseas Chinese Reuters Thomson Reuters Chinese language Han Chinese Chinese American
Sinosphere: At Hong Kong Swearing-In, Some Lawmakers Pepper Their Oath With Jabs
The acts of defiance, directed at Beijing as some called for outright independence for the semiautonomous territory, seemed to augur a stormy legislative term.
258 points by The New York Times | Hong Kong People's Republic of China China Republic of China Chinese language Mainland China Legislation Legislature
China doubles down on internet control ahead of conference
China's leaders and official media are pushing for greater control of the internet and technology products as tensions surrounding a far-reaching Chinese cybersecurity law loom over a gathering this week of ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Internet World Trade Organization Chinese language Republic of China Economy of the People's Republic of China People's Daily Communist Party of China People's Republic of China
Here's what 'Made in China' really looks like
China's design scene has witnessed an unprecedented ascendency in recent years. Beatrice Leanza, creative director of Beijing Design Week 2016, tells us who to watch out for.
1040 points by CNN | Hangzhou Traditional Chinese characters Chinese character Beijing China Chinese language Yuhang District Design
Chinese-language films soar over national Mid-Autumn Festival holiday
The film “A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three” topped China’s box office last week, grossing $37.7 million in its opening five days.  The Chinese-Hong Kong fantasy-comedy film, directed by Jeffrey Lau, grossed $6.26 million on its first day, Sept. 14, according to data from film industry consulting firm...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Film Hong Kong Movie theater Chinese language China Standard Mandarin Han Chinese Box office
Well Go USA Scores China’s ‘God of War’ for North America
Well Go USA has acquired rights in North America, and other English-speaking territories to Chinese-language film “God of War.” The period action extravaganza stars Sammo Hung and Vincent Zhao. The film is currently in post-production and set for a release in March 2017. Well Go also acquired rights for the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.... Read more »
26 points by Variety | United States Chinese language Developed country North America English language Overseas Chinese Hong Kong China
‘This is penis’: iPhone 7 launch slogan gets lost in translation, giggling ensues
The latest iPhone release was met with anticipation in most parts of the world, and confusion in Hong Kong, thanks to the new slogan which got hilariously lost in translation to Cantonese. Read Full Article at
423 points by Russia Today | Chinese language Sound Cantopop Hong Kong Languages of Hong Kong Guangzhou Euphemism Dim sum