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Cyber Espionage / Hacking

U.S. Indicts 6 Chinese Citizens Over Economic Espionage Charges

The United States indicted six Chinese citizens over economic espionage charges. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said the suspects stole corporate secrets from American companies developing technology for the military.

China / Infrastructure

China Gives Green Light For CNY250B Infrastructure Projects To Boost Growth

China has given the green light for infrastructure projects worth almost CNY250 billion (HK$317 billion) as part of its bid to boost its economic growth despite the slowdown it is experiencing, according to a top economic planner.


Chinese Teacher Ordered By Province To Terminate Pregnancy But Allowed To Give Birth In Hometown

A Chinese teacher was ordered by a province to terminate her pregnancy after another town allowed her to give birth to another child, a family planning officer said on Tuesday.

U.S. Dollar / Chinese Yuan

China Overtakes Japan As Biggest U.S. Debt Holder

After just a month, China has overtaken Japan to become the biggest holder of U.S. debt after significantly increasing its U.S. Treasuries holdings.


Philippine President Moves To Defuse Tensions With China

After giving out strong warnings regarding China's reclamation and military activities in the disputed part of South China Sea, the Philippines' President Benigno Aquino III is now moving to defuse tensions with Beijing.

Vin Diesel / Fast & Furious 7

China’s Influence Over Hollywood Movies Is Growing

The new movies "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Fast and Furious 7" kicked off successfully in China and both pulled in hundreds of millions of dollars more than it did in the U.S. The giant successes of those box-office movies demonstrate China's growing influence and control over Hollywood at present.

Amtrak Train Crash

Amtrak Train Sped Up Before Accident -NTSB

Speed was potentially a major factor in the Amtrak train crash on Tuesday which killed eight people, and the installation of safety technologies could prevent similar accidents from happening in the future, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Nagasaki Bombing

China Trying To Block Japan’s Push For Hiroshima Commemoration At UN

China on Tuesday clashed with Japan at the United Nations (UN) Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty when it attempted to block the latter's bid for world leaders to commemorate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings' 70th anniversary.

Giant Panda

Police Arrest 10 In China For Killing And Selling Parts Of Giant Panda

Police have arrested 10 individuals in China's southwestern region for killing and selling the body parts of a female wild giant panda, a rare animal, according to Chinese state Media on Wednesday.

NSA Spying / USA Freedom Act

USA Freedom Act Gets House Approval To End NSA Phone Data Collection

In a bid to put an end to the National Security Agency's (NSA) domestic surveillance and phone data collection, the House on Wednesday moved to pass the USA Freedom Act.

Nepal Earthquake / U.S. Marines

Nepal Earthquake: Helicopter Carrying 6 U.S. Marines Declared Missing

Military officials on Tuesday announced that a helicopter carrying six U.S. marines on a relief mission for the Nepal earthquake victims is missing and is now the subject of a search mission.

Chinese Military / People's Liberation Army (PLA)

Wearables Banned By China's PLA Over Security Fears

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has banned wearable gadgets including smartwatches over cybersecurity fears.

Chinese Tourists

Li Jinyuan Of Chinese Firm Tiens Group Treats 6,400 Employees To French Vacation

Chinese firm Tiens Group, headed by billionaire Li Jinyuan, treated 6,400 of its employees to a four-day vacation in Paris, France.

Chicago Approves US$5.5M Compensation For Survivors Of Police Torture In 70s And 80s

Chicago has on Wednesday approved a US$5.5-million compensation for survivors of police brutality and torture under the hands of former police commander Jon Burge's group, in a bid to end a dark chapter in its past.

Drug Smuggling Suspect Peter Gardner Faces Possible Death Sentence In China

Peter Gardner, the Australian-Kiwi accused of drug smuggling in China, is facing a possible death sentence for allegedly trying to smuggle a record volume of methamphetamine, which is also known as "ice."

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