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Los Angeles Times | Jan 09, 2018

It was supposed to be China’s grand “photovoltaic highway” — a solar energy-collecting, 0.6-mile stretch of road that symbolized the country’s extraordinary clean energy ambitions. But that was last month. Five days after the road opened in the industrial city of Jinan for testing on Dec. 28, inspectors...

Foxnews | Jan 09, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has offered a very special gift to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, during his trip to China — a horse from France's famed Garde Republicaine.

Foxnews | Jan 09, 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.

npr | Jan 09, 2018

In addition to spiking a fellow Japanese racer's drink, Yasuhiro Suzuki, 32, was found to have repeatedly resorted to trickery at competitions, such as stealing other kayakers' tools.(Image credit: The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Time | Jan 09, 2018

(SEOUL) — North and South Korea on Tuesday agreed on negotiations to resolve problems and military talks aimed at averting accidental conflict, after their first official dialogue in more than two years, as Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme fuels tension.
In a joint statement after the 11-hour talks, the North pledged to send a large delegation to next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, but made a ‘strong complaint’ after Seoul proposed talks to denuclearise the Korean peninsula.
South Korea asked its neighbour to halt hostile acts that stoke tension on the...

npr | Jan 09, 2018

The fire occurred after two vessels, an Iranian-owned oil tanker and a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier, collided on Saturday about 160 miles east of Shanghai.(Image credit: AP)

Foxnews | Jan 09, 2018

A stricken Iranian oil tanker continued to burn out of control for a third day in the East China Sea as rescue boats struggled Tuesday to locate missing sailors before the vessel explodes.

Guardian | Jan 09, 2018

Body of one sailor from the Sanchi found but 31 others missing amid warnings of environmental catastrophe following crash with container ship Bad weather has hindered efforts to contain a tanker fire and oil spill off the coast of China, as environmental groups warned of a potential catastrophe.The body of one sailor had been found and 31 others were missing after an Iranian owned oil tanker collided with a container ship about 160 nautical miles east of Shanghai...

Time | Jan 09, 2018

North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if needed.
North Korean officials at the first formal talks with South Korea in more than two years said their delegation for the Games would consist of athletes, high-ranking officials and a cheering squad.
The talks are being closely watched by world leaders eager for any sign of a reduction in tensions on the Korean peninsula amid rising...

Time | Jan 09, 2018

At the tail end of September, in a tiny arena in a skiing town near Germany’s Bavarian Alps, two North Korean figure skaters put in the performance of their careers to earn qualification for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Kim Ju-sik, 25, and Ryom Tae-ok, 18, glided across the ice — to “Je ne suis qu’une chanson,” an anthem by Canadian diva Ginette Reno — and logged a career-best total score of 180.09 points.

Guardian | Jan 08, 2018

Panels which lie under transparent concrete are dug up in what is believed to be a case of technology theftThieves in China have vandalised a newly opened solar highway, less than a week after the road was christened with much fanfare.The one-kilometre stretch of road in the eastern city of Jinan consists of solar panels under a layer of transparent concrete, allowing cars to drive over the photovoltaic cells. Continue reading...

Los Angeles Times | Jan 08, 2018

Witches continue to work their dark arts in some parts of the world, at least in the minds of their accusers. For example, in a rural farming community in southwestern China, 13.7% of the population has been labeled “zhu” or “witch” by their neighbors, according to a new paper published Monday...

Guardian | Jan 08, 2018

The former China editor has struck a blow for women everywhere by her brave stand for pay transparency and equality. She is a hero for our timesCarrie Gracie’s open letter appealing for eual pay has dramatised a fight that has already been going on for the best part of 200 years. Her principled stand cannot be dismissed just because...

npr | Jan 08, 2018

Construction began in 2014. Once finished, the replica will be the centerpiece of a theme park that the developer hopes will attract millions of tourists from China and beyond.(Image credit: Rob Schmitz/NPR)

New York Times | Jan 08, 2018

It’s unusually easy to enter a special economic development zone between China and Kazakhstan, unless your garb suggests you have Islamist leanings.

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