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Chinese Soldiers Accused in Hacking Conspiracy Against US Military

Chinese Soldiers Accused in Hacking Conspiracy Against US Military

Two Chinese government soldiers have been accused of engaging in a hacking conspiracy led by an aerospace entrepreneur living in Canada, and targeting contractors working for the US Military, according to court-filed documents. New details about the extradition case against Chinese-born, Vancouver resident Su Bin and two “co-conspirators” emerged following a request from The Globe […]

Vietnam Pondering Closer Relations with China or US

Vietnam Pondering Closer Relations with China or US

As Vietnam’s ruling communist party prepares for a leadership transition later this month, the party has one major question: Would it back leaders that would strengthen ties with the US or those that would favor China. Recently, tensions over the disputed South China Sea and Vietnam’s agreement to the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal have pushed Hanoi […]

ISIS Allegedley Hacks Website of Chinese University

ISIS Allegedley Hacks Website of Chinese University

The Islamic State has claimed another victory. This time, on the digital front. According to local news reports, the website of a prominent Chinese university was hacked to display pro-ISIS propaganda.Several pages on the official website of Beijing’s Tsinghua University were hacked and left with imagery and audio snippets promoting jihad, according to the state-run […]

China Reacts: Taiwan Should Give Up Independence ‘Hallucinations’

China Reacts: Taiwan Should Give Up Independence ‘Hallucinations’

China reacted strongly to the news that the DPP candidate won the presidency of Taiwan, putting the Taiwanese national government back under independence-leaning leadership. Tsai Ing-wen and her independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a decisive victory on Saturday. Tsai, who supports a Taiwan more independent from China, will take succeed Ma Ying-jeou who increased […]

Wrap Your Mind Around the New Harbin Opera House

Wrap Your Mind Around the New Harbin Opera House

Resting on Harbin Cultural Island is a massive, curved, metallic structure that seems to resemble a space craft straight out of a science-fiction blockbuster. It’s actually the recently-completed Harbin Opera House devised by the geniuses at MAD Architects. The designers sought to pay tribute to the dramatic climate in the northern Chinese city by erecting […]

China’s Winter Wonderland

China’s Winter Wonderland

Between January and February, China’s most northeastern province bordering Siberian Russia, hosts a winter wonderland which many describe as something out of a “fantasy movie.” Harbin, in Heilongjiang’s capital, is the home of China’s International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Here, visitors and competitors are greeted to life-seize ice sculptures of international landmarks. The Athens […]

CCTV Airs Confucius Doc.

CCTV Airs Confucius Doc.

A historic documentary on Confucius aired on China Central Television (CCTV) Friday night. The 90-minute, six-part documentary took two years to make and it is the first documentary to be produced by China and a foreign company. It was produced by state-run CCTV in cooperation with Britain’s Lion TV, China International Television Corporation and the […]

60 Percent of Plastic Waste Dumped to Sea Comes from these Five Countries

60 Percent of Plastic Waste Dumped to Sea Comes from these Five Countries

Every year, more than 8 million metric tons of plastic makes its way to the ocean, according to research cited by Science Magazine. Who is responsible for most of this waste? If you guessed the U.S., you guessed wrong. According to Ocean Conservancy, a U.S. non-profit, 60 percent of the plastic that’s dumped into sea […]

The Face of Modern China

The Face of Modern China

Plastered throughout the streets of Beijing is the face that captures the essence of China and its future. One pair of gentle eyes greets the city’s workers as they plunge into the day’s rat race and then welcomes them back home after a hard day’s work. Some even call him the face of modern China: […]

Japan Warns China over Crossing into its Territorial Waters

Japan Warns China over Crossing into its Territorial Waters

Japan on Tuesday repeated to China that it would send its navy to demand the withdrawal of any vessel that enters its waters for purposes other than “safe passage.” Japan first delivered its warning to China in November, when Chinese vessels sailed near the East China Sea islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and […]