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China still lagging in NEV quality: JD Power

While China is the world’s largest market for new energy vehicles, it still has a long way to go in terms of quality, according to a recent JD Power China study. In fact, Chinese carmakers still lag behind international companies in terms of vehicle quality,…

Did USAF recon mission impersonate a Malaysian plane?

If it did happen, nobody is talking about it … not the US and not China — who may, in fact, be a little embarrasses over the incident. Air Force officials in the Pacific refused to confirm reports that a US aircraft disguised itself as…

China minister visit draws Mongolian protests

Protesters greeted Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on a visit to Ulaanbaatar on Tuesday, as Mongolians gathered in the capital to speak out against Beijing’s controversial language policy in its ethnic minority regions. The country of Mongolia neighbors China’s province of Inner Mongolia, which has…

China’s navy continues to escort Indian ships to safety

While diplomatic relations between India and China remain strained over the ongoing border dispute in Ladakh, the situation is much warmer on the high seas, where both nations face real threats to international shipping and enjoy some common ground. According to a report in The…

ByteDance declines to sell TikTok to Microsoft

US tech giant Microsoft said Sunday its offer to buy TikTok was rejected, as a deadline looms for the Chinese-owned video app to sell or shut down its US operations. TikTok has been at the center of a diplomatic storm between Washington and Beijing, and…

Chinese troops to take part in Russia’s Kavkaz-2020

China continues to sharpen the point of the spear. Troops attached to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command will participate in the Kavkaz-2020 strategic military exercise later this month in Russia, joining military units from Russia and other participating countries, The Global…

TikTok remains resilient despite Trump threat, India

Embattled short video app TikTok is still the reigning champ when it comes to non-game apps, according to a report in Caixin Global. Despite losing the Indian market and President Donald Trump’s threat to ban it in the US, ByteDance-owned TikTok was still the world’s…

Mission accomplished for China’s secret space plane

After flying in orbit for two days, China’s reusable spacecraft landed safely to its designated site, marking a major breakthrough in the nation’s quest for dominance in space exploration, Xinhua News Agency reported. So far, Chinese space authorities have been virtually silent on details of…

China’s new early warning aircraft makes maiden flight

As China builds aircraft carriers, it was expected to develop a carrier-based airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system — and that appears to be happening with the recent progress of the KJ-600. Unverified photos posted on social media show the fixed-wing aircraft recently made…

Lawsuit attacking homophobic textbook thrown out

A Chinese LGBT activist has lost her legal bid to get a university textbook corrected for describing gay people as suffering from a “common psychosexual disorder.”  China stopped classifying homosexuality as a mental illness in 2001, but its mostly closeted LGBT population still encounters discrimination…

‘Revealing clothing’ guidelines arouse Weibo fury

A Chinese university’s guidelines warning women students not to wear “revealing” clothes on campus “to prevent arousing temptation” have whipped up online fury in the socially conservative country. The recommendations were included in a 50-point safety guide issued at Guangxi University in southern China, which…

Chinese researchers link selfies to heart disease

Can AI-powered technologies detect coronary artery disease through facial images? In recent years, Chinese medicine experts have been cooperating with computer scientists to develop these technologies, China Daily reported. Applications driven by artificial intelligence have been used in daily clinical practice such as interpreting medical…

Inner Mongolians protest Mandarin schooling rule

Tens of thousands of people in an ethnic Mongolian region of northern China have joined rare protests and school boycotts against a new curriculum they fear will wipe out their minority culture, residents said Tuesday. The sudden policy change in Inner Mongolia means all ethnic…

Agnes Chow calls new law tool of suppression

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow on Tuesday warned that dissent was being silenced in the financial hub. She issued the warning while reporting to the police after her recent arrest under China’s new security law for the city. The 23-year-old dissident was one of…

China mum on detained Australian anchor Cheng Lei

China on Tuesday declined to explain why an Australian journalist working as an anchor for state TV has been detained without charge for at least two weeks, the latest case to fray relations between Beijing and Canberra. Cheng Lei, an anchor for CGTN, China’s English-language…

Prague summons Chinese ambassador over Taiwan trip

The Czech foreign ministry said Monday it had summoned the Chinese envoy to Prague after Beijing threatened an opposition politician currently on a visit to Taiwan. A delegation led by Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil arrived in Taipei on Sunday – angering China, which is…

Czech Taiwan delegation another Beijing setback

A Czech delegation arrived in Taipei Sunday in the second high-profile foreign visit to Taiwan this month – a setback for China’s campaign to keep the island isolated from the rest of the world. The 90-member group, led by senate speaker Milos Vystrcil, landed two…

TikTok won’t fight China’s new export rules

The owner of popular video app TikTok said Sunday it will “strictly abide” by China’s new export rules, which could potentially complicate a sale of the business as demanded by US President Donald Trump. TikTok has been at the center of a diplomatic storm between…

States’ China deals target of new Australia rules

Australia’s federal government is unveiling new powers Thursday to scrap deals between state authorities and foreign countries that threaten the national interest, a move which could target several controversial agreements with China. Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants to stop state and local administrations from entering…

China rides a post-Covid consumption boom

Big-spending crowds have returned to malls, precincts and tourist attractions across China a month after Beijing lifted a domestic travel ban introduced in February to limit the spread of Covid-19.  The much-anticipated reopening of domestic travel and tourism has scooped airlines and retailers out of…

China’s Jack Ma earns Jordan’s highest honour

It was an evening to celebrate the works of a great man at Jordan’s embassy in China. Coupled with Niccolò Paganini’s Grand Sonata in A major performed by virtuoso violinist Lyu Siqing, it served as a reminder that as the international community unites against a…

Post-Huawei, China UK nuclear power role queried

After Britain ordered the phased removal of Huawei from its 5G network, attention has now switched to China’s role in other areas of the UK, particularly its involvement in key nuclear power projects. Diplomatic relations between the two countries are already fraught as a result…

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