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China to Relocate 10,000 People for Telescope

China to Relocate 10,000 People for Telescope

The Chinese government is planning on relocating almost 10,000 people to make room for the world’s largest radio telescope, according to the state-run news agency Xinhua. Scientists leading the project called FAST say the telescope in the province of Guizhou will aid in the search for intelligent life in the universe. Provincial officials say they […]

China’s Communist Party Calls for “Patriotic Education”

China’s Communist Party Calls for “Patriotic Education”

China’s Communist Party has a notorious history of pressuring its citizens into loyalty and allegiance.  This past Tuesday, the Party has once again displayed its control over the people’s attitude toward China and its government. Xinhua, the state-run news agency, released news of a directive issued by the CCP organization of the Ministry of of […]

China Bans Religion for Ex-Party Officials

China Bans Religion for Ex-Party Officials

China has barred retired Communist Party officials from believing in any religion or practicing religious activities, according to China’s state-run media. “There are clear rules that retired cadres and party members cannot believe in religion, cannot take part in religious activities, and must resolutely fight against cults,” said one party official. He added that retired […]

6,000 Police Officers Deployed to Train Station to Prevent Chinese New Year Chaos

6,000 Police Officers Deployed to Train Station to Prevent Chinese New Year Chaos

More than 6,000 police officers descended on a train station in southern China on Tuesday to maintain order after tens of thousands of passengers were left stranded on their way home for Lunar New Year celebrations. Up to 100,000 people were stuck inside one of the main railway stations in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong […]

US Forces Will Respond to Developments in Asia: Defense Secretary

US Forces Will Respond to Developments in Asia: Defense Secretary

The United States is committed to maintaining security in Asia and it will respond to developments in the region, said US Defense Secretary Ash Carter. The Pentagon official was speaking to other political and business figures on Friday during the Global Security Outlook at the World Economic Forum (WEF), held in the Swiss Alpine resort […]

Retired PLA General Says War with Taiwan is Likely if it Keeps Seeking Independence

Retired PLA General Says War with Taiwan is Likely if it Keeps Seeking Independence

A retired general for the People’s Liberation Army of China has warned Taiwan that war with Beijing is imminent if the island nation continues seeking independence. “We have promised that Chinese people never fight against Chinese people, but if the pro-independence forces continue to press us, we will have no other chance but [to seek] […]

China’s Countryside Grows as Economy Slows

China’s Countryside Grows as Economy Slows

As China’s economy slows, millions of migrant workers are flocking back to the countryside raising concern among local governments that they may stay there. Chins is dealing with an overall shrinking labor force in the wake of a growing trend of reverse migration back to the countryside. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the […]

35 Chinese Restaurants Accused of Using Opiates on their Mouth-Watering Dishes

35 Chinese Restaurants Accused of Using Opiates on their Mouth-Watering Dishes

Ever wonder why lines at Beijing’s famous Huda Restaurant are so long or how their spicy crayfish could possibly taste so good? The answer may lie in a secret ingredient. According to China Daily, the Huda is one of 35 restaurants being investigated by authorities for allegedly using opium poppies as seasoning for dishes ranging […]

Company Tells Family of Yunnan Worker who Fell into Boiling Vat to Have him Euthanized

Company Tells Family of Yunnan Worker who Fell into Boiling Vat to Have him Euthanized

The employer of a man who endured burns on 99 percent of his body after falling into a boiling vat of slurry allegedly has tried to convince a family member to have him euthanized. Yuan Longhua, 38, fell into the vat at a Yunnan factory run by the CQC Group on August 1 after working […]

Former Government Official in Xinjiang Gets Prison Term

Former Government Official in Xinjiang Gets Prison Term

A former Communist Party chief in the China’s autonomous Xinjiang region has been jailed for 12 years on corruption charges, state-run media reports. Yang Gang served as a party secretary in the region’s capital of Urumqi from 1999 to 2006. He was accused of taking about 13.7 million yaun or $2.10 million in bribes by […]