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The Sydney Morning Herald | Jul 19, 2018

Foreign ministry challenges Australia to "name one example with specific details as to where, when and how China caused unsustainable debt?"

Time | Jul 18, 2018

Artist Aihua Cheng has worked feverishly for the past four months in her scenic Baisha Bay studio on Taiwan’s northern coast. For her latest project, the oil painter and sculptor read the extended works of the late Chinese Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo—while creating a three-part sculpture dedicated to the writer and dissident, who died as a political prisoner last year. “I completed the work just yesterday,” she told TIME, shortly before her creation was shown to the public for the first time outside Taipei’s...

Guardian | Jul 18, 2018

Aviation watchdog revokes pilots’ flying licences after 737 forced into emergency descentA Chinese cockpit crew involved in a mid-air emergency sparked by smoke from a co-pilot’s vape have had their flying licences revoked.Authorities have also cut the number of 737 flights operated by the flag-carrier Air China, state media reported on Wednesday. Continue reading...

Guardian | Jul 18, 2018

In the fake offices and homes of the Well Living Lab, scientists monitor volunteers to identify ways to make them healthier and more productiveTo outsiders, the workers in this under-construction office on the northern outskirts of Beijing will look like a normal group of employees – but the workplace will be like no other in China.Every movement of the volunteers, students and interns working there will be monitored, measured, analysed and assessed. A team of scientists will be watching these human guinea pigs in a simulated real-life environment with sensors, microphones and wearable...

Time | Jul 17, 2018

Former President Barack Obama gave his first significant speech since he left the Oval Office on Tuesday, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
Speaking to a crowd of around 15,000 people at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, Obama called the South African political leader “one of history’s true giants” and someone whose “progressive, democratic vision” helped shape international policies.

Time | Jul 17, 2018

Former U.S. President Barack Obama used his first major speech since leaving office to call out a global rise in authoritarianism and defend globalization, but did not directly address the current President, Donald Trump, as some thought he might.
Beginning his speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa, Obama said we are in “strange and uncertain times” with “head-spinning and disturbing headlines.” He went on to deliver an extensive defense of democracy while criticizing “strongman politics,” which he described as “ascendant.”
“In the west...

Foxnews | Jul 17, 2018

Authorities on Tuesday told a political party that advocates independence for Hong Kong the group might be banned on national security grounds, in one of the most severe steps against separatist voices since the territory returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

New York Times | Jul 17, 2018

Less than a month after “Saturday Night Live China” debuted, episodes can no longer be seen on the video-streaming platform that was hosting it.

Guardian | Jul 17, 2018

Hong Kong National Party must explain why it should not be barred, in latest push by government to silence dissent against ChinaHong Kong’s security bureau is moving to ban the city’s first pro-independence party, a measure that would be the government’s strongest yet against a movement pushing for separation from China. Police on Tuesday delivered documents to Hong Kong National Party founder, Andy Chan Ho-tin, detailing their recommendations to the city’s secretary of security that the group halt operations.

Time | Jul 17, 2018

Hong Kong’s top court recently delivered a landmark decision to allow a spousal visa for a British lesbian woman, in what was seen by many in the city as a significant victory for the LGBTQ community.
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Hong Kong, and gay expatriates who come to the city to live and work were, until now, unable to obtain dependent visas for their partners to join them.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jul 17, 2018

Surveillance cameras are everywhere in China. They perch on poles, glare from streetlamps. Some zip around in uniform.

Los Angeles Times | Jul 16, 2018

China on Monday presented itself as a bastion of international order and global rules on trade while announcing its filing of a World Trade Organization challenge against a threat of $200 billion more in tariffs by the United States. A Chinese government spokeswoman said fair trade called for international...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jul 16, 2018

The US is at the centre of an alliance system embracing some 40 countries, the sum of which is greater than the individual parts. China has nothing like it.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jul 16, 2018

The US is weighing further measures to impose "costs" on China for militarising the artificial islands it built in the South China Sea.

Time | Jul 16, 2018

Right before President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared for their joint press conference at Helsinki on Monday morning, a man identifying as a journalist was forcibly removed from the room after holding up an 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper that read “Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty.”
A spokeswoman for the publication confirmed to Yahoo News that the man was Sam Husseini, from the Nation. The spokesperson said...