Chinese state media has released a propaganda video that lambasts India over a border dispute, sparking accusations of racism. The English-language clip, which accuses India of committing “sins”, features a Chinese actor in a turban, mockingly speaking in an Indian accent. Xinhua published the clip on Wednesday which is from a chat show discussing the ongoing Doklam stand-off. It has been met with both bewilderment and anger in Ind...

China has successfully sent “hack-proof” messages from a satellite to Earth for the first time. The Micius satellite beamed messages to two mountain-top receiving stations 645 km (400 miles) and 1,200 km away. The message was protected by exploiting quantum physics, which says any attempt to eavesdrop on it would make detectable changes. Using satellites avoids some limitations that ground-based systems introduce into quantum commu...

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has killed at least 19 people and injured 247 in China’s south-western province of Sichuan. Six tourists are thought to be among the dead, with up to 45,000 people evacuated from the area. A separate 6.6-magnitude tremor struck the remote area of XinJiang, injuring 32 people. More than 87,000 people were killed in an earthquake in Sichuan province in 2008. The quake struck at about 21:20 (13:20 GMT) on Tuesday ...

An earthquake has killed at least five people and injured more than 60 in China’s south-western province of Sichuan, officials say. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck in the sparsely-populated north of Sichuan, the US Geological Survey said. Some reports suggest the death toll could be much higher. The epicentre was close to an area popular with tourists. Sichuan province is prone to earthquakes. More than 70,000 people were killed in a quak...

China has carried out an internet drill to practise closing down websites the authorities consider to be harmful. State run media said Thursday’s exercise was also aimed at forcing internet data centres to hand over contact details of website owners. China already operates a strict internet censorship regime. Analysts say it appears to be tightening controls ahead of an important political meeting later this year. Beijing also recently b...

Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin for making Hitler salutes outside the German parliament on Saturday. Criminal proceedings have been started against the middle-aged men for using symbols from a banned organisation. The pair have been released on bail of €500 (£450; $600) each. Germany has strict laws on hate speech and symbols linked to Hitler and the Nazis. The men – aged 36 and 49 – could face a fine or a prison sente...

A popular Chinese messenger app has ditched two experimental chat robots, or “chatbots”, which were apparently voicing criticism of the government. Messenger app Tencent QQ introduced chatbots Baby Q and Little Bing, a penguin and a little girl, in March. But they have now been removed after social media users shared controversial comments that they said were made by the bots. Some of the remarks appear to criticise the Communist P...

Sri Lanka has signed a $1.1bn (£837m) deal with China for the control and development of the southern deep-sea port of Hambantota. The deal had been delayed by several months over concerns that the port could be used by the Chinese military. The government has given assurances that China will run only commercial operations from the port, on the main shipping route between Asia and Europe. Sri Lanka’s government says money from the deal w...

Apple boss Tim Cook has defended his company’s decision to comply with the Chinese government’s demand it remove VPN software from the App Store. Virtual Private Networks are often used to skirt censorship and surveillance in countries with tight restrictions on internet use. The company has been heavily criticised for removing several VPN apps, and was accused of “aiding Chinese censorship efforts”. Apple said it disagreed with China’s positi...

Outrage is growing in China over a video that appears to show mistreatment of two giant panda babies at a famed research facility in Chengdu. In the video, which has since gone viral, a staff member can be seen “dragging and throwing” the cubs. The incident has drawn criticism from Chinese netizens, who have raised concerns about animal cruelty. However, panda keeper Guo Jingpeng defended himself saying the cubs were being violent....

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to turn into an ‘arts wonderland’ at this year’s PAssionArts Festival
China / June 15, 2017

The sixth edition of the People’s Association’s community arts festival will also be heading to places such as Science Centre Singapore, Pasir Ris Beach, and Aljunied. Dance, music, and visual art come together at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park during the media preview for PAssionArts Festival 2017. (Photo: Mayo Martin)  Share this content SINGAPORE: Next month, visitors will see more than verdant greenery at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park when the ...

China billionaire Wu Xiaohui reportedly under probe
China / June 13, 2017

Chairman of Anbang Insurance taken away for investigation, sources say, amid graft crackdown on financial sector Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of Anbang Insurance who married a granddaughter of former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, was taken away by mainland authorities for investigation, the Chinese language magazine Caijing reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified sources.  This article is powered by DBestInfo Wu, one of the most high-...

Chinese woman gets cash from purse returned – a decade after she lost it
China life / June 12, 2017

A woman in eastern China has had the cash inside a purse returned a decade after she lost it, according to a news website report. The woman lost the purse that also contained an identity card and bank cards about 10 years ago when she was working in Nanjing in Jiangsu province, Thepaper.cn reported. The woman did not report the loss of the purse and the 268 yuan (US$39) inside to the police and later moved to neighbouring Anhui provi...

Man Fined For Cutting Roof Off Car To Make It Like Convertible in China
China life / June 11, 2017

A man was fined in southwest China after he cut the roof off his car to make it look a convertible, according to Chinese media reports. The man tried to flee after he was spotted by police in Luoping county in Yunnan province. The motorist drove into a nearby brick factory, but was caught by traffic officers, News.qq.com reported. Photo:163.com The man, aged 26, whose full name was not given in the reports, was driving a car in poor ...

How to Relax, Converse and Eat Well in a Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Language / June 10, 2017

It will only take 9 minutes to read this post! Get hired in China Expat Jobs in Shanghai  Don’t have time to read our article now? Don’t worry! You can download your How to Relax, Converse and Eat Well in a Chinese Restaurant PDF and read it later! Eating and drinking in Chinese culture is quite different to that of the West. The idea of Chinese dining etiquette is said to have come from the Zhou Dynasty (1045-256 BC) and is often a ...

Why Chinese Celebrities are Opening up Their Own Hot Pot Restaurants
China life / June 1, 2017

It is one of China’s favorite dining styles: hot pot (火锅), also known as Chinese fondue, an ancient dish that never seems to go out of fashion. In this special series, we explores the latest trends in the world of Chinese hot pot. In this first issue: our recent visit to Beijing’s Rock Hotpot, owned by the popular Chinese rock band Second Hand Rose. Why is it a trend for Chinese celebrities to open up their own hot pot restaurant? ...

10 Most Beautiful Chinese Actresses
China life / June 1, 2017

Most Beautiful Chinese Women Following 30 are the cute and most beautiful Chinese women pictures.   30. Gigi Lai 29. Yang Mi 28. Tang Wei 27. Ayi Jihu 26. Bobo Gan 25. Cecilia Cheung 24. Yao Chen 23. Chrissie Chau 22. Liu Shishi 21. Li Cheng Yuan 20. Liu Yifei 19. Gao Yuanyuan 18. Zhang Jingchu 17. Zhou Xun 16. Zhao Wei 15. Zhang Yuqi 14. Xu Jinglei 13. Zhang Ziyi 12. Jia 11. Yuan Li 10. Yuan Quan 9. Wang Likun 8. Jiang Qinqin 7...

The Top 10 Apps for China Travelers
China life / May 30, 2017

Apps are revolutionizing the way we travel, and nowhere is this more true than China. Downloading these apps before you get to China can make everything a whole lot easier, as it alleviates problems with the language and can help you get your bearings. That’s why we’ve listed the top 10 most useful China apps for travelers, whether it be language, directions, traveling, taxis, or restaurants.   Vehicle Apps Didi taxi...

China crackdown
China life / March 12, 2017

China’s police authority said it busted more than 380 “underground banks” last year, involving over 900 billion yuan (US$131 billion) as the authorities attempt to stem an exodus of cash flowing out of the country. The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on its website on Sunday that more than 800 suspects involved in money laundering were arrested and it found that illegal banking operations were “rampant” across the cou...