Since Japan’s parliament last month passed a bill to allow the establishment of giant casino resorts, a big question for the world’s gaming industry has been when will China follow suit? Earlier this year, for example, the news agency...
China’s transport networks were stretched to capacity over the weekend as the second “golden week” holiday of the year in the world’s most populous country drew to a close. On the railways, an estimated 15.2 million people – or...
Chinese film star Wang Baoqiang’s former agent Song Zhe – the ‘other man’ in Wang’s messy divorce from actress Ma Rong – has been ordered jailed for six years for embezzling 2.35 million yuan (US$338,733) from Wang’s entertainment...
China has lent Cambodia US$259 million to build a new road in the capital Phnom Penh with Cambodia describing relations between the two countries as being at the “best stage” ever. Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen is China’s...
A Beijing doctor who mocked Chinese authorities on social media during the recent evacuations of Saipan island as a result of Super Typhoon Yutu is facing disciplinary action from his hospital on his return. Sun Hongtao, a verified user...
A woman in central China dressed in a man’s suit to give her 63-year-old mother the wedding photos she never had, and in the process moved millions of internet users to tears. The woman, from Shiyan of Hubei, said...
A group of Chinese-speaking tourists have caused a stir after they were seen teasing and rough-handling a swan in Switzerland in a video that has been widely circulated online. The footage – shot near the iconic Schwanenplatz, or Swan...
A last-ditch Chinese loan may have temporarily rescued Pakistan from a foreign exchange reserves crisis, but experts say Islamabad’s growing dependence on Beijing has become as much a liability as it is an asset. The US$1 billion emergency loan...
The Japanese government is considering sending Maritime Self-Defence Force vessels to the Chinese navy’s fleet review next April, as the two countries are looking to facilitate defence exchanges amid thawing diplomatic ties, a source familiar with bilateral ties...
China’s first home built aircraft carrier set out on its fourth sea trial on Thursday, Chinese media reported. The test began after more than six weeks of maintenance on the Type 001A – a 315 metre (1,033 feet) long,...

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