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China Outlines New Approval Process for World's Top Games Market

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television issued notices on April 19 that detailed the documentation and processes required to get games approved for release in the country. More concrete guidelines will likely benefit industry leaders from Tencent to Netease Inc. that’ve struggled with a government crackdown on gaming addiction and other perceived social ills. Beijing froze approvals on new titles for nine months in 2018 before restarting them in December -- c...


Thousands protest China-backed mega-dam in Myanmar

Thousands of people in northern Myanmar took to the streets on Monday to protest against the proposed reinstatement of a Chinese-backed mega-dam they say will cause huge environmental damage and bring little benefit to the country. The protest came just days ahead of a trip by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to Beijing for a summit on China's Belt and Road Initiative. Myanmar's former military junta signed a 2009 deal with Beijing to construct the Myitsone dam in Kachin state.


Sino-U.S. trade deal negotiation makes new progress: China's commerce ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) - There has been new progress in negotiating the text of a Sino-U.S. trade deal, but work remains to be done, China's commerce ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, told a regular news briefing on Thursday.
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Reuters, Gao Feng


Pakistan's PM Khan to visit China next week, sign new pacts

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit China next week to meet its leaders and deliver a keynote speech at the vast Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, the South Asian nation's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, as economic anxiety grows at home. China has pledged about $60 billion in infrastructure loans for Pakistan, touted as a success story of its Belt and Road initiative, which aims to build road and maritime trading routes across the globe.
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Khan, South Asian, Road Forum


Who Is Terry Gou? iPhone Billionaire to Run for President of Taiwan

Foxconn Technology Group assembles phones and gadgets found in almost every household in the developed world, including most of Apple Inc.’s iPhones and scores of devices for other brands. It’s a business that presents both strengths and drawbacks as Gou seeks to challenge Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a China critic whose party supports formal independence. While he’s admired as one of Taiwan’s most successful entrepreneurs -- a strong leader who can negotiate with both China and the U.S....
Tags: Science, China, Taiwan, Beijing, Apple Inc, Tsai Ing, Foxconn Technology Group, Gou, Terry Gou


China goes all-in on home grown tech in push for nuclear dominance

China, the world's biggest energy consumer, was once seen as a "shop window" for big nuclear developers to show off new technologies, with Beijing embarking on a program to build plants based on designs from France, the United States, Russia and Canada. China signed a technology transfer deal with the United States in 2006 that put the AP1000 at the "core" of its atomic energy program. It also pledged to use advanced third-generation technology in its safety review after the 2011 Fukushima nuc...
Tags: Science, France, China, Beijing, United States, Fukushima, United States Russia, Canada China


The Real Problem with China's Aircraft Carriers

At the end of the day, the Chinese reverse engineered the J-15 design from an incomplete prototype of the Sukhoi Su-33 that it acquired from Ukraine. While Chinese engineers might have gained considerable insight into the Flanker design from the T-10K-3 and other Su-27 derivatives in Beijing’s possession, because they did not develop the jet or its systems, they do not fully understand the airframe due to some of the traditional limitations inherent to reverse engineering. These gaps in knowledg...
Tags: Science, China, Ukraine, Beijing, Shenyang, Aircraft Carriers, People 's Liberation Army Navy


Boeing’s Disaster Could Turn China Into Aviation Superpower

GettyBoeing’s mishandling of the MAX-8 crisis could well end up giving the Chinese a chance to do something that no other nation has successfully achieved: break the global duopoly in commercial airplanes of Boeing and Airbus.Boeing is desperately trying to limit the damage to its reputation caused by two catastrophic MAX-8 crashes in five months. As it turns out, the greatest long-term harm to the company’s business is likely to be in China.The Chinese were the first to ground the MAX-8 after t...
Tags: Europe, Science, Indonesia, France, China, Germany, America, Beijing, Airbus, Donald Trump, Boeing, Trump, Mike Pence, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Airbus, Airbus Boeing


Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

BEIJING (AP) — The only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday.
Tags: Science, China, Beijing


Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

BEIJING (AP) — A zoo in southern China says the only known female member of one of the world’s rarest turtle species has died. The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant […]
Tags: Science, News, China, Beijing, Nation, Suzhou, Yangtze


Pentagon Officials Are Preparing for an All-Out Space War

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettyThe United States is under siege in space, and we better get ready for an all-out space war.At least, that’s the alarming scenario that a host of Trump administration officials posited on Tuesday and Wednesday at a major space conference in Colorado Springs, where Pentagon officials warned of increasingly sophisticated Russian and Chinese weapons threatening America's hundreds of satellites and the GPS, phone calls, and internet-browsing...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Washington, China, Massachusetts, Russia, India, America, Department Of Defense, Beijing, United States, Paris, Moscow, Pentagon, Air Force, Boeing


Inner electrons behave differently in aromatic hydrocarbons

In an international research collaboration between Tsinghua University in Beijing and Sorbonne University in Paris, scientists found that four hydrocarbon molecules, known for their internal ring structure, have a lower threshold for the release of excess energy than molecules without a similar ring structure, because one of their electrons decays from a higher to a lower energy level, a phenomenon called the Auger effect.
Tags: Science, Beijing, Paris, Tsinghua University, Sorbonne University


Pentagon Admits Plan to Launch 1,300 Satellites Might Not Prevent Chinese or Russian Attacks

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyA new Pentagon space agency wants to launch nearly 1,300 small satellites and, in the process, totally reinvent the way the military operates in orbit.The goal: to help the U.S. satellite constellation survive a sneak-attack by China or Russia. With hundreds of satellites in orbit, no single satellite is critically important, or so the thinking goes. If the Chinese or Russians were to knock out one or even dozens of satellites, scores more could take th...
Tags: Science, Congress, Colorado, China, Massachusetts, Russia, America, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Moscow, Pentagon, Air Force, Kennedy, Colorado Springs, U S Air Force


Biotech crops among sticking points in U.S.-China trade deal: sources

Beijing has taken years to approve new strains of GM crops, which U.S. companies and farmers have complained stalls trade by restricting the sales of new products from companies such as DowDuPont Inc, Bayer AG, and Syngenta AG. The issue is one of a host of U.S. complaints that the administration of President Donald Trump is demanding China address if it wants to end trade disputes that have cost both countries billions of dollars and slowed the global economy. GM crops and the approval proces...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Gm, Donald Trump, Syngenta AG, DowDuPont Inc Bayer AG


Pompeo: Paris Climate Deal ‘Didn’t Change a Thing’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the Paris Climate Agreement signed by the Obama administration "didn’t change a thing" regarding the carbon emissions of the more than 170 other countries that chose to sign it.“Go look at the countries that are still in the Paris agreement and see what their CO2 emissions were. It’s one thing to sign a document; it’s another thing to actually change your behavior,” Pompeo said. "Go look at Chinese carbon emissions since they entered the Paris agre...
Tags: Science, Obama, White House, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, House, Paris, Pittsburgh, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Paris Climate Agreement


Made-in-China Reactor Gains Favor at Home, U.S. Tech Falters

China’s reactor, known as the Hualong One, will be faster and easier to repair and maintain than competing foreign designs because it will be made domestically, according to Chen Hua, chief executive officer of China National Nuclear Power Co., which builds and operates nuclear power projects in the country. “We prefer the Hualong One,” Chen said in an interview Monday on the sidelines of a nuclear conference in Beijing. The global nuclear industry has been awaiting a revival in China after co...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Beijing, Chen, Hualong, Chen Hua, China National Nuclear Power Co


On-Demand Startups Are Hemorrhaging Tens of Billions a Year

Led by the deceptively relentless Wang Xing, whose acrimonious battle with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. makes the Lyft-Uber rivalry look like a game of Words With Friends, the Beijing company delivers meals to people’s doorsteps in 2,800 Chinese cities and has plunged into adjacent business like bike sharing and event ticketing. Let’s conveniently dub this elusive number the SOFA—or Single, On-demand, shortFall Aggregate. Staying in Asia, the ride-hailing juggernaut Didi Chuxing lost 4 billion y...
Tags: Asia, Science, Beijing, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Didi Chuxing, Wang Xing


Made-in-China Reactor Gains Favor at Home as U.S. Tech Trips Up

China’s homegrown reactor, known as the Hualong One, will be faster and easier to repair and maintain than competing foreign designs because it will be made domestically, according to Chen Hua, chief executive officer of China National Nuclear Power Co., which builds and operates nuclear power projects in the country. “We prefer the Hualong One,” Chen said in an interview Monday on the sidelines of a nuclear conference in Beijing. The global nuclear industry has been awaiting a revival in Chin...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Beijing, Chen, Hualong, Chen Hua, China National Nuclear Power Co


China to build 6-8 reactors a year to meet 2030 goals: exec

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will be able to build six to eight nuclear reactors a year once the approval process gets back to normal in the near future, the chairman of the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation told Reuters on Monday. "That should be enough to meet our country's 2030 development plans," he said on the sidelines of an industry conference. China did not approve any new projects for three years until it gave the nod to two new reactor complexes in southeast China earlier...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Reuters, Reuters China, David Stanway, China National Nuclear Corporation


Seven killed in China plant explosion; second deadly blast this month

A plant explosion in China's Jiangsu province has killed seven people, authorities said on Sunday, the second deadly blast in the province this month as Beijing begins a nationwide industrial safety inspection campaign. Sunday's blast involved a container of scrap metal that exploded in the outdoor yard of a metal-molding plant in a bonded area in the city of Kunshan, causing the plant to catch fire, the local government said on its official Weibo account.
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Weibo, Jiangsu, Kunshan


Huawei Profit Jumps 25% After Winning Smartphone Customers

Despite being at the center of global scrutiny, Huawei is winning customers for its networking gear as it contends with Apple Inc. for the mantle of world’s No. 2 smartphone label. After years of tension and accusations that the company makes it possible for Beijing to spy on the West, pressure on the Huawei has ratcheted up. Canada detained Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou last December at the behest of the U.S. Meng, also Huawei-founder Ren Zhengfei’s eldest daughter, faces potential ext...
Tags: Science, Beijing, West, Canada, Huawei, Apple Inc, Ren Zhengfei, Wanzhou, Huawei Profit Jumps, U S Meng


US-China trade war 'imperils' Amazon forest, experts warn

The simmering trade war between the United States and China risks devastating the Amazon rainforest as Beijing looks for ways to make up a shortfall in US-grown soya beans, experts warned on Wednesday. Over the last eight months, the US and China have slapped tariffs on more than $360 billion in two-way goods trade, weighing on the manufacturing sectors in both countries. One US export especially hard hit by the tit-for-tat measures has been soya beans, most of which are used for animal feed.
Tags: Amazon, Science, China, US, Beijing, United States, US China


Google’s AI Work in China Spurs CEO Sitdown With Pentagon Brass

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, will meet in Washington D.C. with General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to a person familiar with the situation. Dunford cited an AI lab that Google opened in Beijing in late 2017.
Tags: Google, Science, Washington, Beijing, Sundar Pichai, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Alphabet Inc, Dunford, Joseph Dunford, AI Work in China Spurs, Pentagon Brass


Rice cultivation: Balance of phosphorus and nitrogen determines growth and yield

Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences CEPLAS at the University of Cologne cooperates with partners from Beijing to develop new basic knowledge on nutrient signalling pathways in rice plants. This knowledge can contribute to greater food security.
Tags: Science, Beijing, University of Cologne, Plant Sciences CEPLAS


EU Sidesteps U.S. Calls to Ban Huawei as It Lays Out 5G Strategy

The U.S. has been pressuring European allies to bar Huawei equipment from telecommunications networks amid concerns Chinese companies could be forced to facilitate espionage by Beijing -- accusations both Huawei and the Chinese embassy in the EU have denied. In the recommendation published Tuesday, the European Commission, the bloc’s executive body, left the decision in the hands of the member states.
Tags: Science, Eu, Beijing, Huawei, EU Sidesteps U S Calls, Ban Huawei


What a Secret: The U.S. Used Super Fast Mach 3 Drones to Spy on China's Nuclear Weapons

Between 1969 and 1971, the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office deployed super-fast spy drones over China in an abortive attempt to spy on Beijing's nuclear program.
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, U S National Reconnaissance Office, Super Fast Mach


France to seal deals with China but will challenge on Belt and Road project

President Emmanuel Macron wants to forge a united European front to confront Beijing's advances. After he and Xi meet later on Monday, the two will hold further talks on Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker, heads of the EU executive. Xi arrived in France after visiting Italy, the first Western power to endorse China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative as Rome tries to revive its struggling economy.
Tags: Science, France, China, Angela Merkel, Eu, Rome, Beijing, Italy, Road, Emmanuel Macron, Jean Claude Juncker, Road Initiative


China chemical blast toll reaches 78 as inspections ordered

The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on Monday, as Beijing ordered a nationwide inspection of chemical firms four days after one of the country's worst industrial accidents. Thursday's explosion in Yancheng city, eastern Jiangsu province razed an industrial park and blew out the windows of surrounding homes. The State Council, China's cabinet, told regional authorities around the country to launch a "comprehensive investigation" into companies involved in "nitrati...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Jiangsu Province, State Council China, Yancheng


Keep Your Torpedoes Crossed: Breakthrough Could Turn U.S. Submarines into 'Aircraft Carriers'

Lots of questions, but it all seems very exciting—and likely to keep planners in Beijing and Moscow scratching their heads.
Tags: Science, Beijing, Moscow, Aircraft Carriers


China clones 'Sherlock Holmes' police dog to cut training times – report

Kunxun was cloned from a police sniffer dog in Beijing but cost of process remains an obstacle Scientists in south-west China’s Yunnan province have reportedly cloned what they called the “Sherlock Holmes of police dogs” in a programme they hope will help cut training times and costs for police dogs.The dog, named Kunxun, was cloned from a police sniffer dog by the Beijing-based Sinogene Biotechnology Company and the Yunnan Agricultural University, with support from the Ministry of Public Securi...
Tags: Science, Dogs, China, Animals, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Sherlock Holmes, Global Times, Ministry of Public Security, Yunnan province, south west China, Kunxun, Sinogene Biotechnology Company, Yunnan Agricultural University



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