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  • Kim Jong Un meets high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with a high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang, amid a flurry of diplomacy following Kim’s recent surprise visit to Beijing. Song Tao, who heads the ruling Communist Party’s International Department, led an art troupe to Pyongyang to attend an arts festival, according...
  • China increases control of religion by removing bibles from online marketplaces

    The Bible appears to have been removed from online marketplaces in China, as Beijing clamps down on how its citizens practice religion. China has always controlled sales of the Bible, only allowing it to be distributed and printed by state-sanctioned churches, but in recent years it had been available...
  • First monkey clones created in Chinese laboratory

    Two monkeys have been cloned using the technique that produced Dolly the Sheep. Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were born several weeks ago at a laboratory in China. Scientists say populations of monkeys that are genetically identical will be useful for research into human diseases. But...
  • Chinese Tesla Rival Byton Unveils ‘Smartphone on Wheels’

    Tech & ScienceBytonTesla An electric car startup based in China has revealed an ambitious smart vehicle concept that it claims outperforms Tesla in terms of “digital power.” The Byton car, pitched by its makers as an Apple-inspired “smartphone on wheels,” was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in...
  • Illegal Student Workers Uncovered In Foxconn’s iPhone X Factories

    A recent investigation by the Financial Times has uncovered evidence of high school students working long hours assembling the iPhone X in Chinese factories. The students are interning at Hon Hai Precision Industry, more commonly known as Foxconn, Apple’s largest contract manufacturer. Foxconn has brought a halt to the...
  • Chinese parents demand answers to kindergarten abuse claims

    BEIJING (AP) — Dozens of upset parents gathered Friday outside a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company demanding answers after reports alleged some children had been abused and molested. The case has drawn widespread attention in China and triggered outrage over potential lapses in supervision in the...
  • U.S. impose new penalties against Russian and Chinese firms over North Korea

    The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 16 mainly Chinese and Russian companies and people for assisting North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs and helping the North make money to support those programs. The Treasury Department says the penalties are intended to further isolate North Korea for its...
  • Taiwan’s military on a high state of alert

    Taiwan’s military is on a high state of alert following three straight days of drills by the Chinese air force near to the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as its own, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. The Chinese aircraft, which have included bombers and advanced fighter jets, have...
  • Video: Students to live in sealed space for at least 200 days

    They tried it with animals; now it’s time to try it with humans. Yes, a group of human guinea pigs – actually, four Chinese university students – are trying to find out how it feels to live in a self-sustaining space station on another planet. They are part of...