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Time | Jan 19, 2018

India’s test this week of a long range intercontinental ballistic missile with the capability of hitting China’s eastern coastal cities constitutes a threat to regional security, a China’s state-owned newspaper has declared, calling for increased Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean to counter its regional rival.

Foxnews | Jan 19, 2018

At least six cargo ships linked to China furtively violated U.N. sanctions by taking on North Korean coal late last year, potentially providing a significant financial boost to the rogue regime, the U.S. alleges.

Guardian | Jan 18, 2018

The 50-year-old, who had recently criticised China’s leaders, was detained while walking his son to school in Beijing One of China’s most outspoken human rights lawyers has been picked up by police near his Beijing home in a move campaigners denounced as the latest bid to silence detractors of its one-party state.Yu Wensheng, a 50-year-old attorney who has defied a severe Communist party crackdown to emerge as one of its most trenchant critics, was detained early on Friday as he walked his son to school, his wife, Xu Yan, told the Guardian.

npr | Jan 18, 2018

At 106 proof, China's famous Moutai baijiu liquor is getting hard to find, as bottles are being snatched up by speculators. Its brand parent recently became the world's most valuable distiller.(Image credit: Sheng Li/Reuters)

npr | Jan 18, 2018

The intercontinental ballistic missile has a range of some 3,100 miles. Its launch Thursday comes at a particularly fraught time in India's relationship with neighbors Pakistan and China.(Image credit: Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

Time | Jan 18, 2018

When Robin Li looks back at the question now, he can laugh. But things were different in 1992, when the Baidu CEO was a tongue-tied Chinese student applying for a computer-graphics graduate program in the U.S. The interviewing professor asked him, “Do you have computers in China?” It left the young man stunned. “I was very embarrassed,” says Li, 49, breaking into a grin from the penthouse office of his Beijing headquarters. “I thought, One day I’ll demonstrate that China has a really powerful computer industry.”

npr | Jan 18, 2018

China's economy, the second-largest in the world, grew by 6.9 percent in 2017. It's the first time since 2010 that the speed of China's economic growth went up rather than edging down.(Image credit: Shi Tou/Reuters)

Foxnews | Jan 18, 2018

A pair of giant pandas has arrived in snowy Finland as China's gift to mark the small Nordic nation's independence centenary.

Foxnews | Jan 18, 2018

Human Rights Watch says that new intolerance in countries like the United States is encouraging oppressive strongmen from Russia to China and Turkey.

Guardian | Jan 18, 2018

System alerts authorities when suspects on watchlist stray from their home or workplaceChinese surveillance chiefs are testing a facial-recognition system that alerts authorities when targets stray more than 300 metres from their home or workplace, as part of a surveillance push that critics say has transformed the country’s western fringes into a high-tech police state.Authorities in Xinjiang, a border region that is home to China’s largely Muslim Uighur minority, have been experimenting with the “alert project” since early 2017, according to...

Time | Jan 18, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is getting evidence that international sanctions are “really starting to hurt” North Korea, even as he accused Russia of not implementing all of the measures.
U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview earlier on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea evade international sanctions and that Pyongyang was getting closer every day to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States.
Tillerson told reporters the Russian failure to comply with the U.N. measures “primarily”...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 18, 2018

Tokyo: Malcolm Turnbull has softened his rhetoric on China, Australia's largest trading partner, as Australia seeks closer defence ties with its strategic rival Japan.

Guardian | Jan 18, 2018

Satellite imaging shows four large slicks spreading amid concerns for the marine ecosystemOil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorities said late on Wednesday. Earlier satellite imaging showed two large slicks, with the larger one also thicker and more concentrated, but the latest data had found four slicks ranging in size from 48 square kms (19 square miles) to 5.5 square kms (2.1 square miles), the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said.

Guardian | Jan 18, 2018
  • Approval for US falls to 30% from 48% under Obama
  • ‘Historic low’ of Gallup poll ‘sets a new bar for disapproval’
Foxnews | Jan 18, 2018

Financial regulators in China say cross-border capital flows hit a turning point in 2017 as foreign currency reserve levels stabilized after two years of declines.

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