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Leo calls China “Hero” of the Green Movement

Leo calls China “Hero” of the Green Movement

While promoting his new movie in Beijing, Leonardo DiCaprio called China a “hero of the environmentalist movement.” He was at an event in the wake of his new movie “The Revenent,” which was released in Chinese theaters last Friday and has since raked in more than $30 million at the box office. “As we all […]

US Urging China to De-Militarize all of South China Sea

US Urging China to De-Militarize all of South China Sea

The US is urging China to cover the entire South China Sea in its pledge to not militarize islands in the region. In recent months, China has deployed surface-to-air missiles, radar gear, and fighter jets to an islet there. “We are concerned that China has taken a number of unilateral steps over the last several […]

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 […]

China’s Income Inequality is One of the World’s Worst

China’s Income Inequality is One of the World’s Worst

China’s income inequality is among the worst in the world, according to a new study by Peking University. According to the report, China’s richest 1 percent owns about one third of the country’s wealth, while the poorest 25 percent own 1 percent of the country’s wealth. The data is part of the university’s Institute of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Human Rights Lawyers Charged with Subversion

Human Rights Lawyers Charged with Subversion

At least seven human rights lawyers and associates from a prominent legal firm have been charged with “subversion,” according to their friends and families. Zhou Shifeng, founder of the Fengrui law firm in Beijing, and some of his colleagues have been secretly detained since last summer. Zhou’s colleague Liu Xiaoyuan told the BBC that Zhou, […]

David Bowie’s China Girl Remembers her time with the Star

David Bowie’s China Girl Remembers her time with the Star

The woman who came to be known as David Bowie’s China Girl remembers the late rocker as “the most incredibly talented person … so warm and engaging.” Geeling Ng., whose surname now is Ching, earned the title after starring in the music video for Bowie’s 1983 hit by the same name. Now a successful restaurateur […]

Anonymous Threatens Chinese Government

Anonymous Threatens Chinese Government

The hit list of international hacker gang Anonymous seems to be growing. Their next target: official Chinese websites. Over the weekend, Anonymous’ Honk Kong segment posted a video to Facebook stating that it would attack Chinese government and police websites in honor of missing Hong Kong book publisher Lee Bo. Many believe Lee was abducted […]

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