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China Unveils “Robot Goddess”

China Unveils “Robot Goddess”

The University of Science and Technology of China welcomed a truly unique face to its campus on Friday: a fully-functional, female robot. “Hello everyone, I’m Jia Jia. Welcome!” the fembot said to an audience of curious college students at the university’s multimedia center. The life-like robot can move and speak in sync with her lip […]

China Arrests Prominent Civil Rights Lawyer for Speaking Out Against Chinese Leaders Online

China Arrests Prominent Civil Rights Lawyer for Speaking Out Against Chinese Leaders Online

Political and civil rights activism is all too rare in China – a nation internationally known for its human rights violations, especially the suppression of any free-speech. In yet another example of the cruel actions the Chinese government takes against any who speak out against them, they carried out a midnight arrest of a prominent […]

Can China Kidnap People Abroad Under the One China Policy?

Can China Kidnap People Abroad Under the One China Policy?

The deportation of 45 Taiwanese citizens to China is the latest example of how far Beijing is willing to go in order to enforce its “One China Policy,” which sees Taiwan under China’s control. Now, Taiwanese officials are demanding answers about what’s going to happen to their fellow citizens. Their journey to China began in […]

Rights Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang Disbarred

Rights Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang Disbarred

Prominent human-rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has been disbarred and will no longer practice law. Pu was handed a suspended jail sentence in December after being convicted of writing posts on social media that incited “ethnic hatred,” according to China’s ruling Communist Party. Pu’s lawyers say charges against their client stemmed from seven micro-blog posts Pu […]

Golf Ban Lifted for Chinese Communist Party

Golf Ban Lifted for Chinese Communist Party

Enjoyed by business and political leaders around the globe, this sport became an illegal thrill for some of China’s ruling elite. Last year, the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party banned its more than 88 million members from playing golf. Last September, more than 60 state employees were punished for violating that rule by spending […]

‘Left-Behind Children’: The Price of China’s Industrial Revolution

‘Left-Behind Children’: The Price of China’s Industrial Revolution

It is no secret that China’s economy has surged in recent years. They have experienced an industrial revolution that is nothing short of remarkable. China had accomplished economically in a few decades what it takes some nations nearly 100 years. A fun-fact, if you will, that illustrates just how absurdly incredible this feat is: In […]

New Philippines-U.S. Military Alliance Could Shift Tensions in South China Sea

New Philippines-U.S. Military Alliance Could Shift Tensions in South China Sea

China currently stands as the lone power-head in the disputed region of the South China Sea. China, along with the surrounding weaker countries (including the Philippines) all lay claim to a set of islands, coral reefs, and lagoons sprawled in waters rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves. However, a promising new military […]

Water from 80 Percent of China’s Wells is Too Polluted to Drink

Water from 80 Percent of China’s Wells is Too Polluted to Drink

More than 80 percent of underground wells tested in China have water too polluted for human consumption, according to a new survey released by the Ministry of Water resources. The ministry tested 2,103 wells across China’s polluted plains and found that 32.9 percent of wells had water with Grade 4 quality, which means it could […]

Taiwan Accuses China of Abducting 8 in Kenya

Taiwan Accuses China of Abducting 8 in Kenya

Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has accused Chinese officials of “extrajudicial abduction” after 8 Taiwanese acquitted of fraud in Kenya were deported to mainland China on Friday. The ministry said the acquitted were forced onto a China-bound plane against their will. It called the move an “uncivilized act” representing a “gross violation of basic human rights.” […]

Chinese Media Slams the Panama Papers

Chinese Media Slams the Panama Papers

The 11.5 million leaked documents comprising the so-called Panama Papers are sending shockwaves across the world of business and politics, as leaders are accused of shady, tax-dodging efforts overseas. China is also in the crossfire. Eight family members of current or former senior leaders in China’s ruling Communist party have been accused of having offshore […]

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