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Guardian | Dec 15, 2017

Concerns raised about $20m partnership between University of Technology and Chinese state-owned company that develops bombsAustralian academics have called for tougher rules around university partnerships with foreign corporations and researchers, including a potential list of banned entities with strong military links.Brendan Thomas-Noone and Danielle Cave, researchers at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University respectively, raised concerns in July about a $20m partnership between the University of Technology and the China Electronics Group Corporation (CETC) – a...

npr | Dec 15, 2017

China is the biggest importer of U.S. recyclables. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Brent Bell, vice president of recycling operations for Waste Management, about how changes China has made to what recyclables it will import is impacting the company.

Foxnews | Dec 15, 2017

An American woman dubbed the “milkshake murderer” for drugging and killing her banker husband in Hong Kong is back in court Friday fighting to reduce her life sentence.

Foxnews | Dec 15, 2017

A Spanish court has granted China's extradition request for 121 Taiwanese accused of belonging to Spain-based gangs which swindled people in China out of millions of euros (dollars) by telephone.

Christian Science Monitor | Dec 15, 2017

While the world has turned its focus to North Korea, satellite images show new Chinese high-frequency radar facilities on its controversial man-made outposts in the Spratly and Parcel Islands. China has been pressured to halt its militarization of the contested land.

Guardian | Dec 15, 2017

New Chinese restrictions on imported waste could see millions of tonnes of cardboard being sent back, as the UK struggles to prepare for rapid rule changesImminent restrictions by the Chinese on importing cardboard from the rest of the world are likely to cause chaos in the UK in the coming weeks, according to a leading recycling expert.From 1 January, China will impose much stricter quality restrictions on imported cardboard as well as banning the importation of...

New York Times | Dec 15, 2017

The defeat of the governing party is likely to have significant foreign policy implications for a country squeezed between India and China.

Guardian | Dec 15, 2017

Feng Xiaogang’s sprawling drama lays on the Spielbergian syrup and covers swaths of China’s history in broad brushstrokes – but it carries a potent messageThere is perhaps a spoonful of sugar too many in this bittersweet Chinese drama from blockbusting director Feng Xiaogang. It’s an an ambitious, sprawling, novelistic beast of a movie that opens amid the tantrums and broken hearts of young dancers in a cultural division of the army in the mid 70s. Xiaoping (Miao Miao) is the troupe’s new girl, determined to make fresh start after a difficult childhood. But her colleagues, sensing she is...

Guardian | Dec 15, 2017

Our list of ill-conceived civic expenditure, topped by Toronto’s costly subway stop, spurred Guardian Cities readers to share suggestions for more … Colin Horgan’s roundup of urban white elephants prompted many Guardian Cities readers to suggest some he might have missed, revealing a veritable herd of the things the world over – including some perhaps prejudged.

Guardian | Dec 15, 2017

US thinktank reveals satellite images showing new munitions depots, radar systems and fighter jet deployments to disputed region in 2017China has created military facilities about four times the size of Buckingham palace on contested islands in the South China Sea, a new report has said, calling the build-up a “slow-moving crisis” in one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints.China built about 29 hectares (290,000 square metres) of new facilities on contested islands in 2017, including munitions depots, sensor...

Los Angeles Times | Dec 15, 2017

Stephania Haralabidis made her debut for the U.S. senior national women’s water polo team on Thursday night, and the Corona del Mar High alumna was in the mix right away. She took the opening sprint for Team USA in the exhibition game against China at UC Irvine. And Haralabidis was aggressive early,...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 15, 2017

China has built infrastructure covering 28 hectares, including facilities that can be used for military purposes, in the South China Sea this year, new satellite images show.

Time | Dec 14, 2017

(WASHINGTON) — Tensions over China’s island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy.
New satellite imagery shows China has built infrastructure covering 72 acres (28 hectares) in the Spratly and Paracel islands during 2017 to equip its larger outposts to be air and naval bases.
The Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative closely tracks developments in the South China Sea, where China and several Asian governments have conflicting territorial claims. It said Thursday there has been construction of hangars,...

Guardian | Dec 14, 2017

David Chukwuneke Adindu tricked victims into wiring more than $25m into bank accounts he opened in ChinaA Nigerian man has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison by a US judge after he pleaded guilty to taking part in email scams to defraud thousands of victims around the world of millions of dollars, US prosecutors said. David Chukwuneke Adindu, 30, was sentenced by District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan. Related: ‘We lost £120,000 in an email scam but the banks...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 14, 2017

China has built infrastructure covering 28 hectares, including facilities that can be used for military purposes, in the South China Sea this year, new satellite images show.