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

  | Dec 20, 2016 11:18 PM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 19, 2016 08:21 AM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 19, 2016 03:33 AM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 15, 2016 10:44 PM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 15, 2016 10:14 PM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 14, 2016 11:14 PM EST

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. read more

China Considers Building Armaments Factory in Thailand: Report

  | Dec 14, 2016 02:00 AM EST

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. read more

China, Mexico to Deepen Relations After Trump's Win

  | Dec 13, 2016 09:47 AM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 13, 2016 07:58 AM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 12, 2016 01:27 AM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 11, 2016 10:38 PM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 11, 2016 07:48 PM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 08, 2016 11:20 PM EST

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. read more

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

  | Dec 08, 2016 07:34 AM EST

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. read more

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits China's Xinjiang; Residents Evacuated

  | Dec 08, 2016 05:13 AM EST

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

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