Thursday 23 November 2017

China

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Chinese villagers demand release of detainees

Chinese villagers demand release of detainees

Protesters gathered Saturday outside a town hall in southern China to appeal for the release of people detained during demonstrations over a planned power plant expansion, a witness said.

The Corruption of Hong Kong's Democracy

The Corruption of Hong Kong's Democracy

A scandal over Hong Kong's local-level elections could change the politics of the territory as much as the massive protests over restrictions on civil liberties did in 2003. It is now cle...

Satellite spots China's first aircraft carrier at sea

Satellite spots China's first aircraft carrier at sea

A commercial satellite operator says it has captured a rare image of China's first aircraft carrier as it sailed through the Yellow Sea, after going through an exercise that's the 21st-ce...

Google Invests $300 Million in Hong Kong Datacenter

Google Invests $300 Million in Hong Kong Datacenter

Google will inject US$300 million as a long-term investment in its Hong Kong datacenter that will go live in early 2013, said the company after the ground breaking ceremony in Tsueng Kwan...

China Signals Reluctance to Rescue E.U.

China Signals Reluctance to Rescue E.U.

The Chinese government over the weekend sought to tamp down international expectations that Beijing might use its large financial reserves to help ease the European debt crisis.

Tensions between the United States and China over meetings of Asia-Pacific leaders

Tensions between the United States and China over meetings of Asia-Pacific leaders

Obama said in Australia Thursday, that the U.S. military would expand its Asia-Pacific role despite budget cuts, declaring America was "here to stay" as a Pacific power. Days earlier, as ...

Are the descendants of Asia’s richest ready to handle the family wealth? Nearly 90% of affluent respondents say no

Are the descendants of Asia’s richest ready to handle the family wealth? Nearly 90% of affluent respondents say no

As the continent’s population of millionaires soars, so do the problems in dealing with the windfall, according to the 2011 Asia-Pacific Wealth Report by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch that ...

RSA claims a nation state had to be behind server hack

RSA claims a nation state had to be behind server hack

Back in March, the security firm RSA announced that its servers had been hacked. The irony of a security firm being hacked wasn’t lost on many. The issue the hack raised was that RSA issu...

Hong Kong to Build Subsidized Homes

Hong Kong to Build Subsidized Homes

Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang unveiled plans Wednesday to resume the construction of subsidized homes as property prices remain at record levels, in a move aimed at appeasing wid...

Hong Kongers Irate Over HSBC Job Cuts

Hong Kongers Irate Over HSBC Job Cuts

There is little sympathy for bankers who lose their jobs these days—except when the losses come at HSBC Holdings PLC and are taking place in Hong Kong, the bank’s historic home. HSBC said...

China Bullet Trains Trip on Technology

China Bullet Trains Trip on Technology

China celebrated its bullet trains as the home-grown pride of a nation: a rail system faster and more advanced than any other, showcasing superior Chinese technology.

Alibaba Got $1.6 Billion Investment ‎from Yahoo, and now want to buy Yahoo itself

Alibaba Got $1.6 Billion Investment ‎from Yahoo, and now want to buy Yahoo itself

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Chairman Jack Ma, whose company is 40 percent owned by Yahoo, said he’s “very interested” in buying Yahoo! Inc., the U.S. Web portal that ousted its chief exec...

China launches Long March 2F Rocket - China Launched Space Lab into Orbit

China launches Long March 2F Rocket - China Launched Space Lab into Orbit

China has launched its first space laboratory, Tiangong-1. The 10.5m-long, cylindrical module will be unmanned for the time being, but the country's astronauts, or yuhangyuans, are expect...

US & China: Space Race or Cosmic Cooperation?

US & China: Space Race or Cosmic Cooperation?

China is only the third country ever to send a person into space. This week the rising space power is set to reach another milestone, launching its first space lab module, an unmanned pro...

China relies on science to fight Thailand’s rice war

China relies on science to fight Thailand’s rice war

No commodity price in Asian markets carries quite the emotion of rice, a staple in about half the world’s diet. A decision by a new Thai government to guarantee its farmers a higher price...

China foreign minister warns Clinton on F-16 deal

China foreign minister warns Clinton on F-16 deal

China's foreign minister urged the United States on Monday to reconsider its decision to upgrade Taiwan's F-16 jet fighter fleet, saying it could harm ties between Washington and Beijing.

Hong Kong Polices Press Freedom

Hong Kong Polices Press Freedom

Controversy over police mistreatment of reporters and protesters during Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Hong Kong last month continues to fester, with legislators calling for a...

China rich list

Mr. Liang Wen'gen

China's version of the Forbes Rich List, known as the Hurun, has released its report for this year. Top of the pile is construction tycoon and founder of the Sany Group, Liang Wen'gen, wi...

Typhoon departs Taiwan, heads for China

Typhoon Nanmadol

Typhoon Nanmadol headed to southeastern China on Monday after dumping more than 20 inches (half a meter) of rain in southern Taiwan, where wide swaths of agricultural land were flooded an...