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Chinese Ambassador Says Ai Weiwei “not my taste”

Chinese Ambassador Says Ai Weiwei “not my taste”

China’s ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming has told BBC’s Andrew Marr that the art work of renowned Chinese activist Ai Weiwei is “not my taste.” During the interview in which Marr probed Liu about China’s human rights record ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.K., the ambassador said Ai is only famous for […]

Chinese Military Calls U.S-China Navy Relations Best in History

Chinese Military Calls U.S-China Navy Relations Best in History

The Chinese military on Friday cited the country’s Naval Chief Wu Shengli as telling visiting U.S. officers that relations between the Chinese and United States navies are their best in history and interactions will become increasingly systematic. Wu reportedly explained that China and the U.S. have been conducting joint drills and agreeing on rules of […]

China Keeping Close Watch of Taiwan 2016 Election

China Keeping Close Watch of Taiwan 2016 Election

Beijing is keeping a close eye on Taiwan ahead of the island’s elections next year when a defeat of the ruling Kuomintang party (KMT) could radically shift the balance of power. The KMT party has been easing relations with China, which continues seeking unification as a priority. However, the party’s popularity has been declining since […]

Chinese Actress’ Face Examined in Court Case

Chinese Actress’ Face Examined in Court Case

A top Chinese actresses’ face has been determined by medical professionals to be “genuine” following a court order that she have her face examined. Actress Angelababy is suing Beijing beauty clinic Ruli for defamation after it alleged in one of its online articles in 2012 that the actress has had plastic surgery performed on her […]

Villager Buried Alive Over Local Dispute

Villager Buried Alive Over Local Dispute

An argument over whether to pave a street used by several families in Fengqui County, Henan Province, ended with a woman being buried alive. Villagers told NetEase news reporters that a soil-laden truck driven by Zhao Xuejie arrived on October 2 to pave a street when local resident Sun Qiuying blocked its path. Following a […]

China Snaps Back at U.S. Over South China Sea Patrols

China Snaps Back at U.S. Over South China Sea Patrols

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson alluded to the United States and its allies when she blamed certain nations for threatening stability in the South China Sea, where Beijing claims territory. “I want to point out that some countries, in a region far from their own lands, have deployed offensive weaponry on a large scale and flexed […]

Developers Enclose Chinese Couple’s Home in a Trench for Refusing to Leave

Developers Enclose Chinese Couple’s Home in a Trench for Refusing to Leave

Local developers just outside the Chinese village of Wuhan could not persuade a couple to abandon their home through standard means. So, someone decided to drive an excavator through their home Saturday afternoon and dig a 1-mter wide, 1.5-meter deep trench. Now, 52-year-old Yin Yangju and her husband Xiao Ming find it difficult to step […]

Photos from U.S. Hunting Mag. Passed off as Camouflaged PLA Soldiers

Photos from U.S. Hunting Mag. Passed off as Camouflaged PLA Soldiers

The PLA Daily on Friday morning posted pictures on Weibo of what appeared to be armed, PLA soldiers ready to strike while disguised in camouflage gear. What else was more than meets the eye? The photos were actually ripped right off the pages of an American hunting magazine. The Nanfang initially found the photos to […]

Chinese Police Recover $3 Million Worth of Illegal Ivory, Rhino Horns and Bear Paws

Chinese Police Recover $3 Million Worth of Illegal Ivory, Rhino Horns and Bear Paws

Chinese authorities announced on Monday the seizure of nearly 1800 pounds of illegally-smuggled ivory along with rhino horns and bear paws worth about $3.8 million (24 million yuan). 16 people suspected of having been part of the smuggling ring have been arrested. According to CCTV.com, China is the world’s largest market for illegal ivory. Police […]

Biggest Traffic Jam? China Locked in Carpocalypse

Biggest Traffic Jam? China Locked in Carpocalypse

Thousands of motorists on Wednesday were stranded on Chinese roadways in what analysts are calling “Carpocalypse.” Tourists were making their way back from Golden Week celebrations. About 750 million people were expected to travel across China’s roadways and rails during the six-day-long festival. According to the Wall Street Journal, more than 3 million people visited […]