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$50,000 in rewards offered in hunt for Chinese scholar
A local CrimeStoppers chapter in Illinois offered a reward of $40,000, while the US Federal Bureau of Investigation offered $10,000, on Monday for information leading to the arrest of any individual involved in the apparent kidnapping of 26-year-old Zhang Yingying, a visiting Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

'I had never witnessed anything so scary', woman says of landslide
Peng Kaiqun had a sense of awe when recalling the landslide that left at least 93 people missing in her home county of Maoxian in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province on Saturday morning.

'One country, two systems' stands test of time, Hong Kong first top executive says
The principle of one country, two systems has contributed greatly to Hong Kong's social and economic stability and will be a unique advantage for future development, said Tung Chee-hwa, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

'Time slice' images show beauty of Chongqing
A "time slice" image created by a photographer shows a business street in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, May 11, 2017.

1,000 drones used by police across country
At least 1,000 drones have been put into use by police nationwide to assist in a wide range of operations, including tracking suspects, monitoring traffic and locating opium farms, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

15 found dead in SW China landslide burying 120
Fifteen people have been confirmed dead in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province early Saturday that buried more than 120 people from 62 homes.

2,540 km expressway will make Beijing and Xinjiang closer
With a total length of 2,450 kilometers, Beijing-Xinjiang Highway will be the longest expressway passing through a desert in the world and shorten the road distance between Beijing and Urumqi, the capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, by 1,300 kilometers.

20 years prove success of 'one country, two systems': official
Twenty years is enough to provide compelling evidence for the success of the "one country, two systems" principle in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a central government official based in Hong Kong told Xinhua in an interview.

26 injured as China Eastern plane hits turbulence
At least 26 people were injured on a China Eastern Airlines flight, including four in serious condition, after the plane hit strong turbulence en route from Paris to Kunming Sunday.

3 sea routes planned for Belt, Road Initiative
China has proposed three marine economic passages connecting Asia with Africa, Oceania, Europe and beyond in a bid to advance maritime cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.

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Above, Lion Dance during New Year's Eve celebration, Feb 18, 2015, in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
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Vending machine operators seek new features to attract consumers
Japanese vending machine operators have recently been seeking new ways to expand their sales under the pressure of competition from corner shops that offer an increasing variety of products. Japan has a staggeringly high density of vending machines on its streets – about 4.9 million of them across the country, equivalent to more than one per person in countries such as Ireland or New Zealand. About half of these units sell drinks, and annual sales stood at nearly 5 trillion yen (US$45...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:52:50 +0800

Frustration grows among survivors of deadly China landslide
Frustration grew on Monday among family members of victims of a landslide that buried a mountain village in southwest China, with some complaining about a lack of information and asking why they had not been moved from an area prone to land slips. At least 93 people remain missing, along with 10 confirmed dead, after a landslide crashed down on the village of Xinmo, in mountainous Sichuan province, as dawn broke on Saturday. The government has sent some 3,000 rescuers, along with equipment, to...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:47:43 +0800

Family nanny held after blaze kills mother and three children in eastern China
A mother and three children were killed in eastern China in a suspected arson case by the family’s nanny, prompting fierce debate over class tensions in the country. The nanny was detained over the weekend after police confirmed a fire had deliberately been started at the family’s high-rise apartment in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province at about 5am last Thursday. While firefighters doused the fire before 7am, according to the Shanghai Daily, the mother and her children – two boys...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:45:00 +0800

Winners revealed for #myhkmoment photo competition as judges select top 20 from 8,700 entries
The judges have voted and the verdict is in – Donald Ho’s moody image of fog rolling into Victoria Harbour beat more than 8,700 entries to be named our #myhkmoment competition winner. Ho wrote on his Facebook entry: “Beneath the Lion Rock mountain is a city under sweeping change of tides.” The image was voted a clear winner by our judging panel of Edward Barnieh, Daniel Lau, Elaine Li, Vivien Liu and Kyle Yu - who have more than 771,000 combined followers on Instagram...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:37:47 +0800

British PM May to detail plans for EU citizens as her Brexit secretary digs in for fight with Brussels
Prime Minister Theresa May is to pad out her plan for safeguarding the rights of EU citizens living in the UK beyond Brexit after continental leaders criticised Britain’s initial proposal and her government braced to defend a key part of it. On Monday, May was to publish details of how she intends to protect the rights of 3.2 million European Union nationals residing in Britain once her country has left the bloc in 2019. EU leaders last week said May’s first pitch didn’t go...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:31:11 +0800

Mongolia economy, graft and China in spotlight as voters elect president
Polling stations opened throughout Mongolia’s cities, townships and prairies on Monday as nearly two million residents were asked to choose a new president amid worries about corruption and the state of the resource-dominated economy. Most voters expect a two-horse race between the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) candidate Mieygombo Enkhbold, an investment-friendly career politician, and former martial arts star and resource nationalist Khaltmaa Battulga of the opposition...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:30:56 +0800

Nap cafes flourish in sleep-deprived South Korea
By Park Jin-hai  Kim Min-chul, an office worker with three years at his job, frequently skips his lunch and goes to a nearby “nap cafe.” With continued days of working overtime and drinking, he says a nap cafe is the place to recover quickly from his stress and fatigue.   “I visited the place out of curiosity then I’ve become a regular since,” he said. “Having a half-hour sleep in the cosiness of a dark and aroma-filled cafe refreshes...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:30:30 +0800

‘100 policemen around my house’: Vietnamese dissident blogger tells of forced deportation
A dissident from Vietnam who said he was arrested at his home in Ho Chi Minh City and deported to France said he is determined to continue his pro-democracy blogging. Pham Minh Hoang, a 61-year-old maths lecturer, recounted his arrest and deportation a few hours after his arrival in France. He said three police officers burst into his house on Friday and grabbed his arms when he refused to follow them while wearing only shorts, an undershirt and slippers. “Once outside, I was horrified...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:16:35 +0800

In China, Xi Jinping’s new mega city Xiongan is expanding underground
President Xi Jinping’s ambitious scheme to build a new city at Xiongan in northern China will not only change the landscape of the little known area in Hebei province, but also aims to create a new world underground. Chinese geologists are examining subterranean conditions of Xiong, Rongcheng and Anxin counties, which will become a new district to rival special economic zones such as Shenzhen and Pudong in Shanghai, in the hope of building structures under the ground as well as above,...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:15:15 +0800

Investor enthusiasm starting to leave emerging markets with that frothy feeling
The signs of overexuberance and frothiness are all too apparent. The Mexican peso, which plunged nearly 20 per cent against the US dollar last year and was the biggest casualty of concerns in financial markets about the implications of a Donald Trump presidency, has surged 13.5 per cent this year and is the world’s best-performing currency. Turkish stocks have risen a staggering 27 per cent this year after having proved extremely volatile in 2016 as a botched military coup led to a fierce...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:05:00 +0800
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SA current account deficit widens to 2.1% of GDP
The drop in consumer confidence after the ratings downgrade is bad for the economy as it reduces domestic demand.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:03:54 +0000

Australia suspends operations over Syria amid Russia-US row
Moscow will now track US-led coalition air craft as "targets" if they operate west of the Euphrates River.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:04:10 +0000

US set to deploy additional troops to Afghanistan
The Department of Defense has promised to deliver a South Asia strategy by mid-July.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:36:14 +0000

China calls for BRICS to unite closely
The annual BRICS summit will be hosted by China in the coastal city of Xiamen in September.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:54:37 +0000

Russia investigating whether ISIL leader killed in air raid
Al-Baghdadi may have been killed in northern Syria, Moscow says.

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:16:44 +0000

Sanctions are a double-edged sword: Putin
Russia and Western nations also find themselves on opposing sides of the Syrian civil war.

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:05:08 +0000

China: Forum urges greater BRICS cooperation
The forum called on NGOs BRICS NGOs to reduce poverty and focusing on health and environmental protection.

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:10:37 +0000

Qatar FM to meet Lavrov in Moscow
President Putin spoke to the Emir of Qatar earlier this week.

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 07:03:08 +0000

India leads global growth in OECD report
BRICS' Russia and Brazil will in 2017 emerge from weak growth and head strong into 2018, the report says.

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:36:33 +0000

In South Africa, politics weaken GDP growth, but some still optimistic
South Africa's economy grew by 1% year on year in Q1 2017, but contracted by 0.7% quarter on quarter.

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:56:22 +0000
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European Forum Looks at Productivity, and Britain Rules on Fox’s Sky Bid
The European Central Bank will host a discussion focused on automation and investment. Britain could approve the $14.9 billion Sky deal, force concessions or block it entirely.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:00:02 -0500

Global News Quiz: King Salman Shocker, Roman Misbehavior and Indian Sedition
Did you stay on top of the most important stories last week from around the world? Test your knowledge of international events with our quick quiz, recapping major news headlines from across the globe. To take the quiz, click on an answer, and the correct response will be revealed after you choose.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:48:54 -0500

Is a Buddhist Group Changing China? Or Is China Changing It?
Millions have joined faith organizations like Fo Guang Shan, aiming to fill what they see as a moral vacuum. But to operate in China, groups like Fo Guang Shan must compromise.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:00:36 -0500

A Buddhist Leader on China’s Spiritual Needs
The Venerable Master Hsing Yun, one of modern China’s most prominent religious figures, talks about Buddhism’s place in Chinese culture.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:00:24 -0500

2 Giant Pandas Arrive to Warm Welcome in Berlin
Meng Meng, which means Sweet Dream, and Jiao Qing, or Darling, arrived in Berlin from China on Saturday. The two are on loan for about $1 million a year.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:06:06 -0500

The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence
It’s not robot overlords. It’s economic inequality and a new global order.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:30:09 -0500

Hopes Fade After Landslide Destroys Chinese Village
Rescue workers searched for survivors after a landslide in the southwestern province of Sichuan, a region of brittle, unstable mountains, but said their chances were slim.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:51:29 -0500

Landslide in China Is Feared to Have Buried Over 140 People
In a village in Sichuan Province, an avalanche of mud and rocks buried as many as 40 homes in a village, officials said.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:32:34 -0500

Court in China Reduces Sentence for Man Who Killed Debt Collector
The case involving Yu Huan, who had come to his mother’s defense, provoked a national debate about family honor and filial piety.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:34:30 -0500

Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market
A carbon trading program is shaping up as a big policy retort to President Trump’s decision to quit the Paris accord. But getting local industries on board will be a challenge.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:01:22 -0500
Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.