Christl Leong

Blast Hits Fujian Paraxylene Chemical Plant

  | Apr 07, 2015 07:32 AM EDT

An explosion at a paraxylene plant in Zhangzhou, Fujian province has sparked a major fire Monday night, just days after violent protests broke out in China's southern Guangdong against the construction of a similar petrochemical plant. read more

South China Sea Gas Field Boasts 100 Cubic Meter Yield

  | Feb 11, 2015 12:34 AM EST

China's recently discovered gas field in the disputed South China Sea could yield up to 100 billion cubic meters of natural gas, the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) said on Saturday. read more

Call To Ban ‘Western Values’ From Chinese Education Sparks Debate

  | Feb 10, 2015 12:25 AM EST

China's Education Minister Yuan Guiren's call to ban textbooks promoting Western values from Chinese universities have sparked intense debate among members of the academe, most of whom reject the notion that foreign pedagogy poses a threat to the Communist Party's survival. read more

Paris Terror Attacks: Six Still At Large

  | Jan 13, 2015 01:43 AM EST

At least six men believed to have been involved in the Paris terror attacks last week that saw the deaths of 17 people, remain at large. read more

Avon Charged With Millions For China Bribery

  | Dec 18, 2014 05:33 AM EST

The world's leading direct seller of beauty merchandise, Avon Products, Inc. has been fined US$135 million after its China subsidiary pleaded guilty to bribery charges on Wednesday. read more

Overeager Chinese Passenger Mistakenly Deploys Plane Emergency Slide

  | Dec 17, 2014 06:46 AM EST

A Chinese passenger eager to alight from his China Eastern flight upon arrival earlier this month caused a two-hour delay after attempting to use the emergency door for a quicker exit. read more

China Rejects International Climate Oversight At UN Conference In Lima

  | Dec 12, 2014 02:45 AM EST

China has rejected international oversight of its pledged cuts on carbon emissions even as more than 190 countries work towards a new deal that would combat global climate change. read more

Chinese National Charged With Stealing Classified U.S. Military Information

  | Dec 11, 2014 05:23 AM EST

U.S. authorities have arrested a Chinese national for allegedly transporting sensitive proprietary information for the development of titanium used in the manufacture of U.S. Air Force fighter jets. read more

India, Russia Primed For Oil Deal, Boosts Trad

  | Dec 10, 2014 05:16 AM EST

India and Russia are poised to strengthen bilateral trade ties with the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi on Wednesday. read more

Pro-Russia Separatists Broke ‘Day of Silence’ –Ukraine

  | Dec 10, 2014 05:15 AM EST

Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russian-backed rebels in the east of violating the "Day of Silence," just hours after both sides acquiesced to pave the way for a lasting ceasefire, the fourth such attempt since peace talks in Minsk began in September. read more

Senate Report Finds CIA Torture Program A Bust, Violates American Values

  | Dec 10, 2014 12:42 AM EST

The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s "enhanced interrogation program" in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, released on Tuesday, has exposed the agency's failures and laid bare to the extent of brutality Washington's chief spying agency had enforced during the Bush-era. read more

Syria Calls For UN Sanctions Against Israel, Citing Damascus Air Strike

  | Dec 09, 2014 01:37 AM EST

The Syrian government on Monday called on the United Nations to impose sanctions on Israel for the bombing of Damascus airport and Dimas, an attack which officials condemned as a "heinous" crime against Syrian sovereignty. read more

Remains Of South African AQAP Hostage In Yemen Heads Home

  | Dec 08, 2014 08:22 AM EST

The remains of South African al-Qaeda hostage Pierre Korkie, 56, who was killed on Saturday along with American national Luke Somers during a botched U.S.-led rescue operation in Yemen, will be flown home to his his wife and two children. read more

CIA Interrogation Report Poses Risk To U.S. National Security, Foreign Policy

  | Dec 08, 2014 04:54 AM EST

The impending release of a highly controversial report detailing the Central Intelligence Agency's "enhanced interrogation techniques" following the 9/11 terror attacks has defense officials and Republican lawmakers in an uproar over its consequences on U.S. national security and foreign policy. read more

Are U.S.-China Educational Partnerships A Threat To Academic Freedom?

  | Dec 07, 2014 10:14 PM EST

The growth of U.S.-China educational partnerships in recent years has raised the question of academic freedom and whether American learning - characteristic for its liberal nature and regard for universal values - is being compromised in favor of multi-million dollar subsidies. read more

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