China

latest news headlines

U.S., EU and Japan vow to combat market distortion in thinly veiled swipe at Chinese trade practices.

The United States, European Union and Japan have vowed to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fueled excess production capacity, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Attending to OBOR, but no intent to contain China's growth: US.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today said the US is paying a close attention to Beijings One Belt, One Road initiative, but sought to clarify that the Trump administration does not intend to contain Chinas economic growth."It is not our intent to contain Chinas economic growth. They must grow. They still have hundreds of ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Big Read: 800 million global jobs risk being lost to automation by 2030.

David Wei's employer, a Beijing-based artificial intelligence start-up, doubled his previous salary and offered share options to entice him to come and work on the company's AI-powered software for the legal industry.That was eight...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Scheme to provide subsidised cervical cancer screening for low-income women in Hong Kong.

A three-year pilot scheme offering subsidised cervical cancer screening is set to launch on Wednesday, and aims to provide assistance to low-income women in Hong Kong. The scheme, implemented by the Department of Health with a HK$78.6 million budget from the Community Care Fund, is expected to benefit about 66,000 ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Tighten drone flying rules now rather than wait for revised laws, Hong Kong lawmakers urge officials.

Rules on flying drones in Hong Kong should be tightened immediately by civil aviation authorities as any proposed amendments to legislation on unmanned aircraft would be outdated when enacted, lawmakers said on Tuesday. At the Legislative Council economic development panel hearing, legislators expressed doubts over ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Risking lives for quick buck is unforgiveable, says widower in Hong Kong beauty treatment manslaughter case.

The man who lost his wife in the worst beauty treatment blunder in Hong Kong history said in tears on Tuesday that he would never forgive the boss and staff from the chain responsible. “No one would ever forgive these people. They did all these things just because they wanted quick cash,” said Yeung Kam-hoi, the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

US professor Zhang Xiang set to be confirmed as next University of Hong Kong vice-chancellor.

A Chinese American scientist is set to be confirmed as the University of Hong Kong’s next vice-chancellor on Friday, after a months-long search for a replacement for incumbent Peter Mathieson, who resigned earlier this year. Pending a nod from the university’s governing council, mechanical engineering professor ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park announces HK$234.4 million deficit along with 9 per cent fee increase.

For the second year in a row, Hong Kong’s Ocean Park recorded a loss coupled with a drop in attendance, which the theme park blamed on the city’s recent retail and tourism downturn. The Southern District attraction also announced a 9 per cent admission fee increase on Wednesday, taking effect on New Year’s ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

No decision on British banker Rurik Jutting’s appeal against double murder conviction.

Rurik Jutting, the British banker jailed for life in Hong Kong for brutally murdering two Indonesian women, will learn his fate another day, after a court on Wednesday decided to reserve its decision on his appeal. The Cambridge graduate, who was sentenced in November last year, stood up in the dock and appeared calm when ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

AIA staff go the distance for charity, raising HK$190,000 in annual run.

It was that time of the year again for more than 100 AIA staff to do their bit for the community as they gathered at the Happy Valley Racecourse for the company’s annual charity run as part of Operation Santa Claus, the yearly fundraiser jointly organised by the South China Morning Post and RTHK. This was the fifth ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Nine Hong Kong democracy activists banned from contesting seats in China’s legislature.

Nine Hong Kong democracy activists have been banned from the race to elect 36 deputies to China’s National People’s Congress. The move is in line with an unprecedented new rule that says candidates aspiring to represent the city in the country’s legislature must swear to uphold the Chinese constitution and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

EU and Japan Join U.S. in Criticizing China at WTO Summit

The U.S., the European Union and Japan agreed on Tuesday to increase pressure on countries like China that subsidize domestic companies and require foreign firms to transfer technology to local counterparts.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Hong Kong Appeal Hearings For British Killer Rurik Jutting Have Been Adjourned

He was convicted of killing two women in Hong Kong in 2014

- TIME Magazine - US

Opening the Google AI China Center

Since becoming a professor 12 years ago and joining Google a year ago, I've had the good fortune to work with many talented Chinese engineers, researchers and technologists. China is home to many of the world's top experts in artificial intelligence and machine learning. All three winning teams of the ImageNet Challenge in ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

On Dec. 13, 1937, the Nanking Massacre began, during which Japanese troops killed between 40,000 and 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers.

- UPI - US

On This Day: Nanking Massacre begins

On Dec. 13, 1937, the Nanking Massacre began, during which Japanese troops killed between 40,000 and 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers.

- UPI - US

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate announcement

Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following overnight gains on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'

BEIJING, China, Dec 13 - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world to call both US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “friend”. The ex-Chicago Bulls power forward , who has swigged vodka with Kim and been fired by Trump on “Celebrity ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China

Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.

- BBC - UK

China marks Nanking Massacre's 80th anniversary

BEIJING — Chinese officials called for deeper ties with Japan on Wednesday as they marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre involving Japanese soldiers.Chinese President Xi Jinping led a citywide minute of silence...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Asian stocks higher ahead of likely US rate hike

BEIJING — Asian stocks were mostly higher Wednesday following overnight gains on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3 percent to 3,289.19...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Five killed, 8 injured in China house fire

The blaze was triggered by flames from an electric bicycle

- The Hindu - IN

China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan

The Chinese bombers and support aircraft aimed to test real combat capabilities.'

- The Diplomat - US

What the Russia-India-China Trilateral Meeting Means

Trilateralism between Moscow, Beijing, and New Delhi produces lengthy statements, but divergences remain.

- The Diplomat - US

Does Trump Just Kick off the Space Race 2.0 With China?

While China pursues its space plan, Donald Trump signs a directive to send U.S. astronauts back to the Moon.

- The Diplomat - US

China's Americanized Military

The PLA is set to become the largest American' military force to pose a threat to the U.S.

- The Diplomat - US

Shaun Rein on the 'War for China's Wallet'

Below, The Diplomat talks with Shaun Rein, managing director at China Market Research Group and author of The War for China's Wallet: Profiting From the New World Order, about China's use of economic sticks and carrots in diplomacy. You open your book with an overview of China's use of its wallet' to punish South Korea ...

- The Diplomat - US

China marks Nanjing Massacre anniversary but Xi silent

BEIJING - China marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre on Wednesday with a call to work with Japan for peace, but President Xi Jinping kept a low profile and left the public remarks to another senior official.

- Reuters - US

Police officer shot and killed during robbery

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad , A 31-year-old Special Reserve Police officer was shot and killed Monday night as two bandits held up a Chinese-owned restaurant in Arouca, east of here.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

New US National Security Strategy Focused on 'Competitive Engagement'

The United States will unveil a new national security strategy Dec. 18 aimed at preserving the world order forged in the aftermath of World War II, despite efforts by powers like Russia and China to tear it down. White House National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster said the new strategy would rely on "peace through ...

- Voice of America - US

Tillerson Offers to Meet With North Korea Without Preconditions

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday offered to begin talks with North Korea without preconditions, while pointing to China to ramp up pressures against Pyongyang, including a complete oil embargo amid heightened tensions in the Korea peninsula. "We're ready to talk anytime North Korea would like to talk. And ...

- Voice of America - US

China marks Nanking Massacre's 80th anniversary

Chinese officials are calling for deeper ties with Japan on the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre.

- FOX News - US

Founder of China's embattled LeEco placed on debt blacklist

SHANGHAI - The high-profile founder of struggling Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco has been placed on an official blacklist of debt defaulters, a further blow to a firm that had spent heavily to compete in areas from smart cars to online entertainment.

- Reuters - US

Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

BEIJING - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence research center in China to target the country's local talent, even as the U.S. search firm's products remain blocked in the country.

- Reuters - US

Need Stretchy Pants? China’s Energy Squeeze May Mean Higher Prices

China tried this fall to replace much of its coal with natural gas. But with supplies running short, chemical factories have been closed.

- New York Times - US

China is right: The world doesn't need Silicon Valley

GUEST: Ever since the Chinese Government banned Facebook in 2009, Mark Zuckerberg has been making annual trips there attempting to persuade its leaders to let his company back in. He learned Mandarin and jogged through the smog-filled streets of Beijing to show how much he loved the country. Facebook even created new tools ...

- VentureBeat - US

Google launches AI Center in China

Google today announced plans to launch the Google AI China Center. The news was shared by Google chief scientist Fei-Fei Li ahead of Google Developer Days events in Shanghai. Based in Beijing, the center will focus on AI research and receive support from Google engineers based in China. In addition to conducting research, ...

- VentureBeat - US

Weinstein Asian Executive Bey Logan Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Bey Logan, a Hong Kong-based film executive who has close relations with Harvey Weinstein, has been accused of sexual harassment. Logan denies criminal wrongdoing, but admits to “mistakes” and a “too carefree attitude towards physical encounters with women.” Logan, a martial arts expert, who was a ...

- Variety - US

AP Exclusive: Sold NKorean brides face hard choices in China

AP Exclusive: Thousands of North Korea women over the past decades have been trafficked across their country's border and sold as brides to Chinese men.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Google is opening a China-based research lab focused on artificial intelligence

Google has officially announced that it is opening an AI center in Beijing, China. The confirmation comes after months of speculation fueled by a major push to hire AI talent inside the country. Google's search engine is blocked in China, but the company still has hundreds of staff in China which work on its international ...

- TechCrunch - US

China: Minority Region Collects DNA from Millions

Expand A mural in Xinjiang reads "Stability is a blessing, Instability is a calamity," Yarkand, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China on September 20, 2012.  © 2012 Getty Images – Chinese authorities in Xinjiang are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans, and blood types of all residents in the region ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Venezuela Can't Even Write A Check For $21.5M Dollars.'

Venezuela's PDVSA and China's Sinopec settled a five-year dispute just a week after the legal proceedings became public, according to a new report by The Financial Times. State-run PDVSA filed a document to a U.S. district court in Houston on Tuesday that said the company had agreed to pay the defendant $21.5 million ...

- OilPrice.com - US

US, EU, Japan Slam Market Distortion in Swipe at China

The United States, European Union and Japan vowed Tuesday to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fueled excess production capacity, naming several key features of China's economic system. In a joint statement that did not single out China or any other country, the three economic ...

- Voice of America - US

Trump urges China to end oil exports to North Korea

Washington steps up campaign to convince Kim Jong Un to abandon missile programmes

- Financial Times - US

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate announcement

BEIJING — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following overnight gains on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike.

- Billings Gazette - US

British Banker Appeals Conviction of Double Murder in Hong Kong

A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome murders of two Indonesian women went before a Hong Kong court Tuesday to appeal his conviction. Rurik Jutting was convicted last year of the 2014 murders of Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih in his luxury apartment. Jurors were shown graphic video Jutting took ...

- Voice of America - US

China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions in Xinjiang: report

Authorities in China's far-west are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, eye scans and blood types of millions of people aged 12 to 65, according to a new Human Rights Watch report.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Number of Jailed Journalists Hits Record High, Advocacy Group Says

The Committee to Protect Journalists identified 262 journalists imprisoned for their journalism as of Dec. 1. More than half were in Turkey, China or Egypt.

- International NY Times - US

Russia Jumps Into LNG With Chinese Money

Moscow defied Western sanctions by opening up an LNG export terminal on schedule and within budget. The post Russia Jumps Into LNG With Chinese Money appeared first on The American Interest.

- The American Interest - US

Feed