China News

Time | Jun 14, 2018

(HONG KONG) — Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory.
Independent lawmakers believe the bill governing the Hong Kong terminus of the rail link from the Chinese city of Guangzhou contravenes the Basic Law, the city’s mini-constitution that was adopted after the former British colony was handed over to China in 1997.
The bill passed late Thursday allows passengers to clear Chinese border checks inside Hong Kong at the end of the 26-kilometer (16-mile) high-speed rail...

Foxnews | Jun 14, 2018

From Kenya to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe to Nigeria, agents are seeking to feed China's insatiable appetite for a gelatin made from stewed donkey skins that purports to provide health benefits.

Foxnews | Jun 14, 2018

Hong Kong's legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory.

Guardian | Jun 14, 2018

Protestors say new law passed ahead of opening of high-speed links to Shenzhen and Guangzhou erodes Hong Kong’s autonomyHong Kong has passed a controversial bill giving mainland authorities joint control over a new rail terminus despite angry protests the move would erode the city’s autonomy from Beijing.It is illegal for mainland law enforcement to operate in semi-autonomous Hong Kong under the city’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law. Related: Hong Kong jails independence...

Los Angeles Times | Jun 14, 2018

The future of theme park attractions is being ushered in by an overweight panda from China. During an early preview of its latest attraction, Universal Studios Hollywood officials described its new Kung Fu Panda attraction as a theater spectacular that can be overhauled and reconfigured every few...

Los Angeles Times | Jun 14, 2018

President Trump’s top diplomat told China on Thursday that the United States still needs its help in restoring North Korea “to the community of nations,” and insisted that the long-isolated, nuclear-armed country had gotten no significant concessions in this week’s summit. It was Secretary of State...

The Economist | Jun 14, 2018

Los Angeles Times | Jun 14, 2018

In the first 15 minutes of writer-director Tan Bing’s action picture “China Salesman,” an international cast of actors — none looks at all comfortable speaking English — delivers some hilariously clumsy exposition, about a contest to land a lucrative telecommunications contract in North Africa....

Time | Jun 14, 2018

Kim Jong Un had a request. As Donald Trump wooed the North Korean leader inside a former British garrison in Singapore, Kim asked Trump to suspend military exercises by U.S. and South Korean forces on the Korean Peninsula, long a source of concern for Pyongyang’s hair-trigger military. It wasn’t something that had been negotiated by their staffs, and some of Trump’s aides were concerned that the concession would irritate allies. But he calculated that it was worth the risk, and without consulting anyone further, he told Kim on the spot that he’d do it.

New York Times | Jun 14, 2018

A company considered the Uber of China resumes late-hour car-pooling but says that men can’t pick up female passengers, a problem in a place where drivers are mostly male.

npr | Jun 14, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to South Korea and China. He talked to leaders there about the nuclear threat, trade friction and military exercises and clarified some Trump remarks.

New York Times | Jun 14, 2018

The celebrated physicist’s journal during an international tour of China, Japan and other countries in the 1920s displays a “clear hallmark of racism,” an editor said.

Los Angeles Times | Jun 14, 2018

Livestreaming from a showroom in Los Angeles’ fashion district, Simi Wu enticed an audience half a world away in China with an offer: The bubbly host said she’d give a discount to anyone who could correctly name the brand of the vintage belt she was wearing. Within seconds, one of her 1,600 viewers...

Foxnews | Jun 14, 2018

Denmark's government is widening a Parliament-appointed probe into how police handled pro-Tibet protesters during a 2012 Chinese presidential visit to include all official visits from China for the past 23 years.

Foxnews | Jun 14, 2018

British counterterrorism police investigating an alleged plot to pass classified military information to China have arrested a man in his 70s on suspicion of leaking official secrets.

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