China News

Guardian | Jan 11, 2018

Foreign minister careful not to disagree with spirit of Fierravanti-Wells’s point while moving to calm a heated situationAustralia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has attempted to walk back criticism of China’s Pacific aid program by one of her ministerial colleagues, after Beijing labelled Concetta Fierravanti-Wells’s intervention as “nothing but irresponsible”.In her first statement since Fierravanti-Wells, the international development minister, criticised China for building “white elephant” infrastructure projects in Pacific nations, Bishop was careful not to disagree with the spirit...

Foxnews | Jan 11, 2018

China's plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe has hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan.

New York Times | Jan 10, 2018

The fate of Ma Xiaohong, and the business empire she built on trade with North Korea, has become a measure of China’s willingness to confront its neighbor.

Los Angeles Times | Jan 10, 2018

The Iranian company whose oil tanker burst into flames after a collision in the East China Sea says there is still hope of finding survivors as 31 crew members remain missing and rescue efforts continued Wednesday. As the stricken Sanchi still lists after colliding with the Hong Kong-registered...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Jan 10, 2018

China has lodged a diplomatic complaint, labelling an attack on its Pacific aid program by Turnbull government minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells as "full of ignorance and prejudice".

Foxnews | Jan 10, 2018

Explosions rocked a stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea on Wednesday, forcing maritime authorities to suspend firefighting and rescue efforts as a blaze raged on the vessel for the fourth day after a collision with a freight ship.

Time | Jan 10, 2018

The Malaysian government is moving once again to uncover the remains of a long-lost passenger jet that carried nearly 250 people, this time with the help of an American ocean exploration company.

Los Angeles Times | Jan 10, 2018

For years, one bright spot in the United States’ massive trade imbalance with China has been the Asian nation’s soaring appetite for American agriculture. But this month, China abruptly imposed stricter requirements on billions of dollars of American soybeans in a way that threatens to curb the...

Foxnews | Jan 10, 2018

Leaders of nations along Southeast Asia's Mekong River gather Wednesday in the Cambodian capital amid a push by China to build more dams that are altering the water flow and have raised environmental concerns.

Foxnews | Jan 10, 2018

BEIJING — French President Emmanuel Macron, wrapping up a visit to China, says the Chinese president told him Beijing is on the verge of buying 184 Airbus A320 jetliners.

Foxnews | Jan 10, 2018

The Iranian company whose oil tanker burst into flames after a collision in the East China Sea says there is still hope of finding survivors.

Guardian | Jan 10, 2018

Jaded urbanites keen to outrun hustle and bustle of country’s big smoke put down roots near border with Myanmar and LaosIt was on 3 January last year, days after Beijing’s last major airpocalypse, that Ji Feng began to put into action his plan to escape one of the world’s most polluted cities.After more than two decades as a resident of China’s smog-choked capital, he boarded a flight for Jinghong, an azure-skied river town in Yunnan province, close to...

Guardian | Jan 10, 2018

The language of Patuá – a blend of Portuguese and Cantonese – is being squeezed out of existence in the casino-dominated ‘Las Vegas of the east’. Can its handful of speakers win the fight to keep their native tongue alive?‘Nowadays, nobody speaks much Patuá. Only the old people speak Patuá,” declares 102-year-old Aida de Jesus as she sits across the table from her daughter inside Riquexo, the small Macanese restaurant that remarkably, despite her grand age, she runs to this day.Patuá is the name of De Jesus’ mother tongue, and she is one of its last surviving custodians.

Guardian | Jan 09, 2018

IEEFA report says China will dominate international investment in renewable technology over the next several decadesChina is moving towards becoming a global leader in renewable technology as the US pulls away, a new report has said.China is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and still invests in coal but in recent years it has become the largest investor in domestic renewable energy. The country is now on track to lead international...

Los Angeles Times | Jan 09, 2018

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” failed to conquer the world’s second-largest box office last weekend, despite heavy promotion in China and broader success worldwide. Not even a red-carpet premiere at the Shanghai Disney Resort and marketing partnerships with Pepsi, Alibaba and Samsung could avert a...