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Chinese woman confesses to running ‘birth tourism’ scheme in US

A Chinese national pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of running a "birth tourism" scheme in California that catered to wealthy Chinese clients,...

Creativity vs authoritarianism: 100 days of Hong Kong protests

With Hong Kong shaken by 100 days of huge pro-democracy protests, activists have adopted a host of creative ways to fuel their movement away...
soybeans

Appeasement? China exempts US Pork and Soybeans from tariff

China said Friday that some high-profile US agricultural products including pork and soybeans will be exempt from added tariffs, ahead of trade talks between...
China

Flopping Fish: China’s failed attempt to Copy Russian Aircraft without Permission

We all remember the story about China copying a Russia carrier-based jet without obtaining permission. Now those airplanes are crashing, and Russia is not...
trade

Conciliatory gestures raise hope for a US China trade deal

US trade negotiators want to make "meaningful progress" in upcoming talks with China, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday, one day after conciliatory gestures...
Bangladesh

Chinese Dragon laying eggs in Bangladesh’s nest?

Aila. Bijli. Nargis. Rashmi. In Bangladesh, catastrophic cyclones have such fascinating and fearful feminine names. Sitting in the Ganges delta, the statelet is very...
China

India Demands China-Pakistan to end all CPEC Activities in Azad Kashmir

India media reports reveal that on Tuesday, New Delhi has issued a statement, asking Pakistan and China to end all CPEC-related activities in Azad...
China

China can Play Constructive Role to Defuse Pak-India Tensions: Pentagon

A senior US Defence official, on Friday, said that Beijing can play a “constructive” role in de-escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors, Pakistan and...
China

China-Iran Partnership: Infrastructural Development & New Silk Road

The Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Zarif, visited the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Li towards the end of August to devise a road map...
tariffs

Trump thinks tariffs are hurting China, but aides warn of long war

AFP | US President Donald Trump on Friday said the costs of his protracted trade war are falling squarely on China, but a top adviser...
Hong Kong

Hong Kong freedoms must be guaranteed: Merkel tells China

AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong "must be guaranteed", after meeting with Chinese Premier...
China's

Communist China’s 70th anniversary: security tightened for celebration

AFP | Beijing karaoke bars are closing, toy weapon sales are banned and every delivery package is being scanned: the capital is taking no chances...
facial

Cashless shopping: China is using facial recognition to pay

AFP | No cash, no cards, no wallet, and no smartphones: China's shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as...
Iran

Iran will not hold any talks with US unless sanctions are lifted

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the United States, saying the Islamic republic is opposed to such...
Hong Kong

Hong Kong students boycott classes as China says game is over

AFP | Thousands of black-clad students rallied in central Hong Kong Monday at the start of a two-week university boycott, piling pressure on the city's...
tariffs

Coercion to sign trade deal: Trump puts new tariffs on Chinese products

AFP | Washington moved ahead Sunday with new tariffs on Chinese imports as it stepped up a high-pressure campaign aimed at coercing Beijing to sign...
Belt

Belt & Road Initiative by China is threat for other than economic reasons

AFP | Carbon-heavy development in countries part of China's Belt and Road Initiative could render the Paris climate goals unreachable, according to a new analysis...
protesters

Hong Kong protesters boycott schools, block trains

AFP | Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters threw morning rush hour train travel into chaos on Monday, kicking off another day of potential turmoil after a...
social credit

China’s social credit system: better governance or totalitarianism?

AFP | From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China's social credit system enables authorities to define "desirable and undesirable behaviour" and...
war

US-China trade war furthers: Trump raises Tariffs from 25% to 30%

US President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that steep new tariffs on Chinese goods will kick in on Sunday and said that his economic pressure...
Huawei

New Huawei Mate 30 will not feature Key Google Apps

Huawei's upcoming flagship Mate 30 smartphone will launch next month without key Google apps, creating a disadvantage for the Chinese tech giant hit by...
Space

Trump’s new ‘Space Force’ ready to fight wars in Space

President Donald Trump launched a new Pentagon command dedicated to warfare in space Thursday, as American armed forces chiefs see China and Russia pressing...
Protest

Protest: The King is dead, long live the king

Dr. James M. Dorsey | Protesters occupy streets in cities ranging from Hong Kong and Moscow to Khartoum and Algiers. They would likely do so...
Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s youth finds love amid time of tear gas

AFP | A gas mask lovingly adjusted, a hand squeezed before approaching police lines and a frantic search through swirls of tear gas -- Abby...
Beijing

No negotiation on South China Sea: Beijing tells Philippines

AFP | Beijing told visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that its position on the South China Sea was not up for negotiation, a spokesman for...
Trump

US Security comes second, Keeping Trump ‘Happy’ is Pentagon’s priority

AFP | New US Defense Secretary Mark Esper picked his way through a political minefield in his first public meeting with the media Wednesday, skirting...
support

Chinese General pledges Beijing’s full support to Prime Minister Khan

News Desk | General Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC), called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday,...
rights

Ilham Tohti, Uighur intellectual, top contender for European rights award

AFP | Europe's top rights body, the Council of Europe, has nominated a jailed academic from China's Uighur minority, Ilham Tohti, for one of the...
China

Chinese Army reaffirmed China’s support to Pakistan on Kashmir issue

Anadolu | China on Tuesday reaffirmed its full support to Pakistan following the tension between Islamabad and New Delhi over Kashmir move, a Pakistani official...
Zong

Zong promises 1GB/s to Pakistanis very soon after successful 5G tests

News Desk | Chinese telecom giant, Zong tested 5G technology in Pakistan on 22nd August, making the country first to test the technology in the...

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