How Chinese science fiction went from underground magazines to Netflix extravaganza

For a few days in October 2023, the capital of the science fiction world was Chengdu, China. Fans traveled from around the world as Worldcon, sci-fi’s

Fired scientists in Canada failed to acknowledge links to China, newly released records say

Two scientists at a high-security infectious disease laboratory in Canada lost their jobs after reviews found they failed to protect sensitive material and information and did not

New version of Taiwan history book published

Anew version of the “General History of Taiwan,” a history book first published more than 100 years ago, was revealed at a ceremony in Beijing this week, according

New national security law deepens angst over civil liberties, gov’t says business as usual

As Hong Kong moves toward enacting a new national security law, four years after the enforcement of a similar law that all but wiped out dissent and

Press center opens for China’s annual legislative, political consultative sessions

A press center for China’s upcoming annual legislative and political consultative sessions opened Tuesday at the Media Center Hotel in Beijing. The second session of the 14th National People’s

Embattled former foreign minister steps down as member of the legislature

China's former foreign minister, Qin Gang, who has been missing from public view since last June, has resigned from the national legislature, state media reported yesterday.

Feleti Teo is named Tuvalu’s new prime minister after elections that ousted Taiwan supporter

Tuvalu's former Attorney General Feleti Teo was named prime minister of the tiny South Pacific nation yesterday after elections a month ago ousted the last government

Chinese C919 jet in spotlight at Singapore air show, but not quite ready to compete internationally

China’s C919 single-aisle jet made its international debut at the Singapore Airshow, attracting masses of visitors and hundreds of orders, but analysts say it still has

Two Chinese bloggers in exile says ‘police are interrogating their followers’

Two prominent Chinese bloggers in exile said that police were investigating their millions of followers on international social media platforms, in an escalation of Beijing’s attempts

Gov’t demands the US stop any official contact with Taiwan following a congressional visit

China responded sternly late last week to a U.S. congressional delegation’s visit to Taiwan, demanding the U.S. stop any official contact with the self-governing island. “China

Taiwan’s giant chipmaker TSMC opens first plant in Japan as part of key global expansion

Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. opened Saturday in an official ceremony its first semiconductor plant in Japan as part of its ongoing global expansion.

Beijing plans to send San Diego Zoo more pandas, reintroducing ‘panda diplomacy’

China plans to send a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing its longstanding gesture of friendship toward the United States

US Congress members praise Taiwan in a visit that’s certain to draw China’s scrutiny

A group of United States Congress members met with Taiwan’s leader yesterday in a show of support that’s certain to draw scrutiny from China, which opposes such visits

Chinese police probe unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation’s top policing agency and other parts

Heavy snow hits north and central China, disrupting traffic and canceling classes

Heavy snow has blanketed northern and central China, disrupting traffic and forcing schools to cancel classes. Flights and intercity train traffic on which much of

Hong Kong sees population increase in 2023

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) saw an increase in population in 2023 thanks to a net inflow of residents, official data showed this week.

Former senior provincial political advisor under investigation

Hu Qiang, formerly a senior political advisor in east China’s Jiangxi Province, has been placed under investigation by the country’s top anti-graft body for suspected severe

Chinese-Australian blogger won’t appeal suspended death sentence

A China-born Australian democracy blogger will not appeal his suspended death sentence imposed by a Beijing court, with his family saying yesterday a legal challenge would be

Central bank cuts key interest rate in latest move to boost its ailing property sector

China’s central bank announced yesterday that it cut its 5-year loan prime rate while leaving its 1-year rate unchanged in the latest move to ease pressures on

Taiwan protests after China boards a tourist boat near Kinmen Island

Taiwan yesterday protested China’s boarding of a tourist boat, as tensions rise around the Kinmen archipelago, which lies a short distance off China’s coast but is

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