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Updated 10:35 AM EDT, Thu, Apr 18, 2019

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China surpasses US having the biggest number of movie screens in the world.

China now has Biggest Number of Movie Screens in the World, Surpasses US

China has now overtaken the US as the home to more movie cinemas in the world, counting at least 40,917 screens as of Dec. 20, according to the film bureau of China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio Film, and Television (SARFT) on Tuesday as cited by the Global Times.

A driver depresses the brake pedals in a 2010 Toyota Prius February 4, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

Almost Half of Imported Brake Pads Fail China's Standards: Report

China's safety watchdog revealed that some of the imported brake pads used by global carmakers were faulty, according to a report by China Central Television on Sunday as cited by Reuters.

Matt Damon's 'The Great Wall'

Matt Damon's 'The Great Wall' Rakes in Whopping $67.4M on Opening Weekend in China

Matt Damon's The Great Wall raked in a whopping $67.4 million on its opening weekend, snatching the fourth-biggest debut of the year China, according to early estimates from the Ent Group.

The General Motors logo is displayed at Boardwalk Chevrolet on November 9, 2011 in Redwood City, California.

China Could Soon Fine US Car Makers for Price Fixing: Report

China could slap a penalty to unnamed US automakers for monopolistic behavior, a senior Chinese official warned on Wednesday in an interview with China Daily.

China has been cracked down thousands of illegal websites since April as part of its anti-pornography campaign.

China Shuts Down 2,500 Illegal Websites in Anti-Pornography Campaign

China has shut down more than 2,500 pornography and illegal websites since it started its anti-pornography campaign last April, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said on Thursday.

China appears to have installed weapons on all its strategically located artificial islands.

China Installs Weapons on Artificial Islands in South China Sea: Report

New photographic evidences revealed that China appears to have installed weapons on the artificial islands it built in the South China Sea, Reuters reported citing a US think tank report.

Foreign Ministers Meet In China

China Considers Building Armaments Factory in Thailand: Report

China is favorably considering to establish a factory in Thailand to produce and repair its armaments, welcoming Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's proposal to Beijing.

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto Visits China

China, Mexico to Deepen Relations After Trump's Win

China and Mexico have committed to strengthen their ties during a meeting between their top diplomats on Sunday (Dec. 11), as they prepare for US President-elect Donald Trump to test Washington's relationship with them.

Indian Soldiers Practice Ahead Of Republic Day

India is World's Fourth Biggest Defense Spender: IHS Markit

India is one of the top five defense spenders in the world with a total expenditure of $50.6 billion in 2016, up from $46.6 billion in 2015. It now has the fourth biggest defense budget next to Saudi Arabia and Russia, based on the 2016 Jane's Defence Budgets report, released by IHS Markit research firm on Dec. 12.

China's J-11D Jet Fighters

China to Launch J-11D Fighter Jet to Wean from Russia's Tech

China is set to launch its new J-11D fighter after it failed to secure engines from Russia on time, military analysts said, according to South China Morning Post.

Japan disputes China's claim

Japan Contests China's Claim of Firing 'Interference Bomb'

Japan on Sunday contested China's claim that Tokyo fired an 'interference bomb' while China was conducting air force military exercises over the Mikayo Strait in Okinawa Prefecture, the Japan Times reported.

Two F-35 stealth fighter jets are expected to land on Israel on Monday afternoon.

Israel Prepares to Receive Highly Advanced F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets

Israel will receive on Monday afternoon its very first F-35 stealth fighter jets, dubbed as the most advanced multi-role combat fighter aircraft in the world yet. The two F-35 fighter jets is expected to land at the Nevatim Air Force Base in the Negev.

Sri Lanka agrees to sell 80 percent stake of strategically located Hambantota port.

Sri Lanka Signs Agreement to Sell 80% Hambantota Port Stake to China

Sri Lanka signed an agreement in principle on Thursday to sell at least 80 percent of its deep-water port on the country's southern coast, near the world's busiest sea lanes, to a Chinese state-backed firm, according to The Wall Street Journal citing senior officials.

China will be needing more than 100,000 new pilots through 2035, according to a recent forecast by Boeing.

Boeing: China will Need More Than 100,000 New Pilots over Next 20 Years

Boeing Co. said in a forecast released on Monday that Chinese airlines will be needing at least 5,550 pilots per year over the next two decades as new aircraft orders and air travel demand increase.

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit China's Xinjiang region

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits China's Xinjiang; Residents Evacuated

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit China's far western region of Xinjiang on Thursday afternoon, according to the China Earthquake Administration.

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