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In International news Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson Trump hangs tough on Germany, eases on China China warns US over arms sales to Taiwan South Korea accuses China of trade retaliation in response to US missile defense Chinese media claims Tillerson visit was a home run — for China Saudi Arabia and China just hit the 'next level' for strategic collaboration, Saudi CEO says After Saudi king, China warmly welcomes Israel's prime minister Nepal committed to One China policy: Deuba tells delegation from Beijing Chinese mainland is home to two of the top three universities in Asia, according to research published by the Times Higher Education. In total, Chinese mainland has 54 institutions in the listing of top 300 universities in Asia Trump’s Top Diplomat Goes to China, Promptly Bends Over - Rex Tillerson gives in immediately Tillerson has offered to reschedule talks with his NATO allies after snubbing April's meeting. His decision, to prioritize a meeting with China, was described as "unprecedented." China, Israel announce innovative comprehensive partnership Frank Wu discusses hate crimes against the Asian American community Myanmar refugees seek shelter in China Li Keqiang visit: Chinese Premier arrives in Australia for five-day tour Did Rex Tillerson Misspeak or Intentionally Kowtow to China? The New Era in China-U.S. Relations Begins Chinese official denied visa to attend U.S. planetary science conference: denial did not extend to other Chinese scientists: Head said more than 20 people from Chinese universities, academies and scientific institutes were at the symposium Chinese tourist wounded in London terror attack The Chinese embassy in Indonesia has accused local customs officials of targeting Chinese tourists and demanding they give them illicit “tips” at border controls, advised Chinese tourists not to succumb to pressure to pay illegal tips to customs or other officials UN Security Council approves China’s resolution: called on countries to "strengthen the process of regional economic cooperation...including through regional development initiatives such as the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road (the Belt and Road) Initiative" Japan PM Shinzo Abe embroiled in land-sale scandal Chinese premier assures stability in South China Sea to boost trade South Korea salvage operation brings up Sewol ferry 3 years after disaster Sri Lanka, China discuss ways to step up military cooperation High-speed diplomacy: Exporting China’s train technology. China and Thailand came to an agreement to link the Chinese border with Laos and ports on Thailand’s coast. In Turkey, China helped link Ankara with Istanbul. In Indonesia the Jakarta-Bandung line will begin this year China, Australia agree to promote trade liberalization China captures more than 2,500 fugitives who fled overseas Anti-Chinese Attitudes in Mongolia through Generational Imprinting China and the European Union (EU) are being forced to thaw their decade-long tensions and unite to push for free trade because of U.S. President Donald Trump policies and his "America First" mantra China-led AIIB approves 13 new members, Canada joins: approved applicants include eight non-Asian countries - Canada, Belgium, Ethiopia, Hungary, Ireland, Peru, Republic of Sudan and Venezuela - and five regional members - Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Armenia, Fiji and Timor Leste In Domestic news Beijing shuts last coal power plant in switch to natural gas Hays Report: China and Malaysia had the highest management roles held by women in the region, both at 35%. Christine Wright, Managing Director of Hays in Asia, said "It's worth noticing that China has led Asia for the number of management roles held by women consistently in the past five years" 80% of Chinese students return home – MoE: According the ministry’s figures, around 36% of the students who went abroad in 2016 studied a postgraduate degree, while 31% went for an undergraduate degree Editorial: China’s New Civil Code Will Be a Cornerstone for Reforms Top 10 billionaires with largest influence on Chinese social media: The top 10 entrepreneurs on China's social media Sina Weibo are not all from the richest families in the country 2 years behind bars for student who set fire/explosion to bin outside Hong Kong legislature Shortening the journey to championships: Feng, ranked No 4 in the world, claimed the Chinese mainland's first major title when she won the LPGA Championship in 2012. Following in Feng's footsteps, Lin Xiyu, Feng Simin and Yan Jing, Shi Yuting and talented amateur Wang Ziyi are all showing promise Senior CPC leader calls for media integration China Focus: Beijing pioneers medical reforms to strengthen health care How the smartphone brought young Chinese back to bicycles "How I Help Pull China's Rural Poor out of Poverty" China rolls out plan to revitalize traditional crafts China to Boost Ice Hockey Development with Yet Another Program: "Chinese Ice Hockey Plan for 2022," was launched by the Winter Sports Management Center of the General Administration of Sport of China. Goal to fill the ice hockey players' pool for the 2022 Winter Olympics Strict new traffic regulations come into effect in Shanghai In SciTech news Chinese police debut new anti-drone gun that shoots illegal UAVs from the sky China starts building huge cosmic-ray observatory to study the evolution of the universe: Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) will attempt to search for the origin of cosmic rays, study the evolution of the universe and celestial bodies, as well as to push the frontier of physics Chinese hackers win 2017 world hacking contest When China stops copying Western tech giants is when they should start worrying US risks falling behind China in Supercomputing by 2020: Taihu Light triple the previous record-setting numbers of Tianhe-2. Achieved using Chinese designed 28nm SOC architecture. Coupled with high performance computing advancements, three Chinese research teams finalists for 2016 Gordon Bell prize Ancient skulls found in China could belong to an unknown human species China's police are now shooting down drones with radio-jamming rifles: The rifles don't come cheap, at 250,000 yuan ($36,265) each, and they will have a range of roughly 1 km (0.6 miles) Mate 9 Durability Test - Bend Test, Scratch and BURN test Changing weather patterns are trapping pollution over Chinese cities: study published in journal Science Advances. In the high polar regions where sea ice is decreasing and snowfall is increasing, this keeps cold air from getting into the eastern parts of China where it would flush out air pollution Chinese researchers announce designer baby breakthrough: Chinese researchers used a genome editing technique called CRISPR to rid normal embryos of hereditary diseases that cause blood disorders and other ailments Regular Tea Consumption Reduces Risk of Neurocognitive Disorders in Older Adults, Study Says: “Based on current knowledge, this long term benefit of tea consumption is due to the bioactive compounds in tea leaves, such as catechins, theaflavins, thearubigins and L-theanine,” Dr. Feng said Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10 NSA, DOE say China's supercomputing advances put U.S. at risk Huawei P10 and P10 Plus high-end smartphones. Bonus: Watch 2 China And Israel Tech Ties Grow Closer With $10M Deal For 3 AI Centers: house R&D facilities that will work toward commercialization of artificial intelligence Chinese scientists repurpose silkworms as virus shredders: researchers transformed a popular gene-editing tool into a weapon that the silkworm can use to shred deadly viral strains into fragments, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Virology CRISPR May Speed Pig-to-Human Transplants: George Church and cofounder Luhan Yang's eGenesis developing two different designs. One is for a pig with a “humanized” immune system and the other is for a pig cleansed of risky viruses Earliest Mushroom Fossils Found in China: They are well-preserved in Burmese amber and are the first ever complete mushroom fossils ever found China’s push to become a tech superpower trigger alarms abroad: China’s technological might alongside efforts to restructure its industrial policy through a scheme known as Made in China 2025. Billions of dollars have been pumped into research and the acquisition of overseas assets Inside Tencent's AI Lab: How It Created China's Own AlphaGo In A Year. AI Lab was officially established in April 2016. Currently has over 50 AI scientists (90% of them with PhDs) and over 200 engineers focused on computer vision, voice recognition, natural language process, and machine learning China’s Hybrid Kinetic targets Tesla with Italian styling, turbine range extender: designed by famed Pininfarina, creator of the Maserati Birdcage and many Ferraris, uses a small turbine as a generator when battery charge runs out, range of over 600 miles on both battery and turbine power China is on the path to global technology dominance Chinese scientists breed world's first 'space mangoes': "Space mangoes are expected to be insect-resistant, of higher quality and provide more output," said Peng Longrong, head of the project In Economic news How Bitcoin Could Save China’s Economy UN agency: China has explosive growth in patent applications. The U.N.'s intellectual property agency says China is showing "quite extraordinary" growth in international patent applications, putting Chinese applicants on track to outpace their U.S. counterparts within two to three years Secretive billionaire Duan Yongping reveals how he toppled Apple in China Tencent becomes China’s first $100 billion brand WIPO chief calls China's patent application growth "extraordinary": "China-based filers are behind much of the growth in international patent and trademark filings...as the country continues its journey from 'Made in China' to 'Created in China'," WIPO Director General Francis Gurry explained China's extreme income inequality appears to be improving after decades of deterioration -Quartz Chinese company Geely saves UK company from closure, creates local jobs while fast-tracking transition to Electric Vehicles Chinese investors look to hockey as NHL tries to expand footprint China May Set New Rules to Curb ‘Irrational’ Outbound Investment This Year: The state foreign exchange regulator has said the government will more closely monitor "irrational" investment in property, entertainment, sports, and other sectors Why Airbnb won't find a home in China anytime soon Trump's U.S. jobs push may open doors to China in Mexico: ICBC bank China Bets on Sensitive U.S. Start-Ups, Worrying the Pentagon China to cultivate more skilled workers Competition From China Reduced Innovation in the US In Military news Beijing Goes Global: China Expands Marine Force 400%, First Overseas Military Base Almost Complete Bangladesh Navy Commissions Two Type 035G Diesel-Electric Submarines from China: First ever in of history Bangladesh Navy has inducted two submarines BNS Nobojatra’ andBNS Joyjatra’ to its fleet China to boost marine corps by 400pc to enforce growing world influence: This includes plans to deploy detachments to secure the ports of Djibouti, on the strategically significant Horn of Africa maritime chokepoint, and Gwadar in southwest Pakistan China, Pakistan agree to further increase military cooperation: China’s leadership appreciated Pakistan’s fight against terrorism with a special mention of eliminating Al Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the East Turkmenistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) Can China leapfrog the US in the scramble for the world’s best aircraft carrier? Ma Weiming, a top engineer working on the project, said on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress that China had made breakthroughs in its advanced arresting gear (AAG) system, while the US had stumbled 5 Ways Russia and China Could Sink America's Aircraft Carriers PLA Navy replaces ceremonial sabers with traditional Jian sword (x-post MilitaryPorn) Wei Yiyin, CASIC deputy general manager, confirmed the company is focusing on the development of a long-endurance stealth drone and a near-space drone. "can play an important role in high-resolution reconnaissance, long-distance precision strikes, anti-submarine operations and aerial combat" Russia, China making gains on US military power: “It’s not just one area or few areas. If you look at the evolution of [China’s] military over the last 15 years … it’s rather astonishing. Ballistic missiles, air defense, aircraft, electronic warfare, naval vessels” Ochmanek said Taiwan confirms China's deployment of DF-16 missiles: The DF-16 represents an increased threat to Taiwan because it is difficult to intercept with anti-ballistic missiles systems such as the MIM-104 Patriot PAC-3 How China is preparing for cyberwar: Chinese military analysts often write of the PLA’s need to seize information dominance at the beginning stages of a conflict with a technologically advanced adversary through cyber attacks against command and control computers as well as satellite networks Battle Lasers! US, Russia, China Develop Brighter Beams for Blasting Enemies. China presented its Silent Hunter laser system at the International Defense Exhibition and Conferencein February. Low Altitude Guard II land mobile complex, was presented at a defense exhibition in South Africa Chinese President Xi Jinping again called for deeper military-civilian integration and emphasized science and technology innovation as the key to upgrading the technological capabilities of the People's Liberation Army Other Notables The Legacy Of The Mississippi Delta Chinese DJI – Mavic Pro: The Art of Form Chinese maths textbooks to be translated for UK schools Pictures: Hailuogou, a wonderful glacier forest park Chinese Deaf Dance Team - Thousand Hands of Buddha Chinese woman making a DIY lunch at work Chinese man without hands sells clay figures that he makes for a living Bus stops in Suzhou Thoughts on the argument that china will be hamstrung because it is surrounded by hostile neighbors China welcomes Disney film’s gay content Foreign Internet Celebrities Skip China’s Firewall By Using Chinese Social Media Sites Could The Chinese Be The Next Dominant Force In Competitive Surfing? As the Chinese gear up for their first furore into competitive surfing at the ISA's this year, we look forward to the future. Despite a distinct lack of interest in surfing, they have set their sights to qualify for 2024 Olympics Panda Diplomacy: The World’s Cutest Ambassadors. It’s thought to have started as early as the Tang Dynasty in the 7th century when Empress Wu Zeitan sent a pair of bears (believed to be pandas) to Japan. This Chinese policy of sending pandas as diplomat gifts was revived in 1941 Why China Must Confront North Korea How China ended the era of western domination Legendary sunken treasure discovered in Southwestern China - Xinhua Question, Are people overstating the importance of Military Alliances for China's Foreign Policy and its competition with America? Sinology by Andy Rothman - Trump, Trade & China Part II Global Times: Novel exploring excesses of 1950s land reform draws criticism from Maoists West must drop double standards on terror 16 women who changed Chinese art Unravelling the Tang: The Qiu Fu and Pang Xun (858-860), and Huang Chao Rebellions (878-880) Jenna Cook: The adopted girl claimed by 50 birth families - BBC News Why do Chinese students have higher test scores than Americans? Chinese Army in (Pakistan) 23rd March Parade 'My Life, My China’: Chinese journalist refused to cave in for the BBC - CGTN Huangguoshu Waterfall Shows Charm Chinese web novels help American man to conquer drug addiction Question: How much did the Cultural Revolution really Destroy? Translation of Chen Shou's official JS biography Chinese Opera Singer Nails The Impossible Alien Diva Song From Fifth Element Train route runs through an apartment block in Chongqing, China (x-post interestingasfuck) Pictures: Amazing Yuanyang Terrace in Yunnan, China Chinese peacekeeper puts love for daughter in sketches: During his posting in the West African nation, he missed his daughter a lot. "I wanted to give a special memento to my daughter," said Du Shennong: The God-King of Chinese Medicine and Agriculture Article in WSJ claims China is using pandas for "Geopolitical Domination" Korean here: what is your opinion about the installation of THAAD in korea and the subsequent boycott of Korean Goods? Translation of Huangfu Song's official HHS biography Western Documentary trying to smear China backfires as many western commenters defend China If interested in more non news categories, check the flair search on the sidebar. 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