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Inflatable Penguins Invade Chinese Zoo

Inflatable Penguins Invade Chinese Zoo

Visitors to the Guishan zoo thought they were going to see rare animals this week. Instead, they got inflatable penguins. You read that right. Social media is lighting up with photos of inflatable penguins among exhibits of  geese, roosters and a tortoise in a tank sprinkled by money. And while the fake Happy Feet raised […]

Beijing Balks at U.S. Sanctions on Weapons-Related Chinese and North Korean Firms

Beijing Balks at U.S. Sanctions on Weapons-Related Chinese and North Korean Firms

China is denouncing The United States for placing new sanctions on Chinese and North Korean companies including one linked to weapons of mass destruction. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang on Wednesday said, “We consistently oppose any country adopting unilateral sanctions based on its own domestic laws and regulations and the wrong method of exercising […]

China Jails Human Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong

China Jails Human Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong

Chinese authorities have handed down a two-year sentence to prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong for inciting subversion of state power and defaming the political system. He was also accused of using social media to promote public unrest. The arrest opens the latest chapter in what activists are calling China’s “War on Law.” The BBC […]

China to Send Special Envoy to North Korea

China to Send Special Envoy to North Korea

Days after United States President Donald Trump visited his Chinese counterpart, Beijing is sending a special envoy to North Korea. China’s state-run media announced that Song Tao, head of Beijing’s International Liaison Department, will visit Pyongyang on Friday. According to the New China News Agency, Song will “inform” North Korean officials about the recent 19th […]

China Building World’s Fastest Wind Tunnel to Fuel Weapons Program

China Building World’s Fastest Wind Tunnel to Fuel Weapons Program

China is building a wind tunnel that can simulate winds at multiple times the speed of sound in order to amp up its hypersonic aircraft program. The new facility, expected to be in operation by 2020, is set to simulate flight speeds at 12 kilometers per second. A vessel traveling at such speed from China […]

Cantonese Opera Day Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Cantonese Opera Day Celebrates 15th Anniversary

This year, Hong Kongers will be treated to the 15th anniversary of Cantonese Opera Day, a celebration of the art form that ties in with local culture and tradition. It’s among the most popular performance festivals in the region. Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Cantonese Opera Day is a government initiative meant […]

South China Sea Issue Brushed Aside at ASEAN Summit

South China Sea Issue Brushed Aside at ASEAN Summit

The disputed South China Sea was a minimal talking point at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as some countries looked to bury the hatchet.   The Philippines, which hosted this year’s meetings, appears to be changing ties on the issue. “The South China Sea is better left untouched,” Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told a […]

Detained UCLA Basketball Players Heading Home from China

Detained UCLA Basketball Players Heading Home from China

Three UCLA basketball players who were held in China for a week are making their way back home, according to numerous reports. The Wall Street Journal initially reported that LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley had been seen at a Chinese airport Tuesday night checking into a flight bound for Los Angeles.   The […]

Rex: U.S. Position Unchanged on South China Sea Issue

Rex: U.S. Position Unchanged on South China Sea Issue

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he had frank talks with Chinese officials regarding the disputed South China Sea, which has pitted Beijing against an increasingly irritated group of neighbors. “We had a frank exchange here in China on maritime security issues and the South China Sea,” Tillerson told reporters during President Donald […]

Hong Kong Soccer Fans Booing Chinese Anthem Could Face Prison Time

Hong Kong Soccer Fans Booing Chinese Anthem Could Face Prison Time

When the Chinese National Anthem blared through the Mong Kok stadium in Hong Kong during the home team’s match against Bahrain, it was met by a roar nearly just as loud. Fans began to boo, jeer and scream as some flipped their birds. The move comes after the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, China’s top […]

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