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Inside China's plan to field the world's first 2-seat stealth fighter jet

A still image from a music video showing twin-seat version of China's advanced J-20 fighter jet. Aviation Industry Corporation of China/Bilibili China has announced plans to build a new two-seat variant of the J-20 fifth-generation fighter that Chinese officials say will dramatically increase the platform's offensive capabilities. The variant's new features would be major changes for the jet, but all of these changes should be regarded as notional at best right now. Visit Business Insi...
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Tesla begins delivering Model Y vehicles in China, after reducing the pre-order sales price by 30%

Tesla Model Y Tesla Tesla has started Model Y deliveries in China. The automaker announced earlier this month it had started manufacturing the SUV crossover in its Shanghai Gigafactory, making it the second model Tesla is producing in China. China could be central to Tesla's success, accounting for potentially 400,000 sales in 2022, according to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla has begun delivering Model Y vehicles in Shanghai, China, t...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Wedbush, Shanghai China, South China Morning Post, China China, Barbara Smith, Model Y, NIO, Daniel Ives, Pudong Shanghai


Chinese troops are learning battlefield English to talk to 'enemy' troops in the disputed South China Sea

Chinese troops patrol at Woody Island, in the Paracel Archipelago, January 29, 2016. Reuters/Stringer Chinese troops stationed in the South China Sea are learning battlefield English to avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments during engagements with other forces there. Improved language skills will help avoid misunderstandings, and a recent exercise in Paracel Islands included drills using English, according to a Chinese state broadcaster. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
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Hong Kong: 11 more national security arrests over attempted boat escape to Taiwan

Eleven people, aged 18 to 72, have been arrested on suspicion of helping 12 democracy activists flee Hong Kong by boat last yearHong Kong police have arrested 11 people under the national security law for allegedly helping 12 pro-democracy activists accused of attempting to flee the city by boat for Taiwan last year, local media and activists reported on Thursday.Police arrested eight men and three women aged 18 to 72 for “assisting offenders”, according to the South China Morning Post, which ci...
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China's air force unveiled a new twin-seat version of its J-20 stealth fighter jet in a music video

A still image from a music video showing twin-seat version of China's advanced J-20 fighter jet. Aviation Industry Corporation of China/Bilibili The video shows the computer-generated warplanes flying in formation as a patriotic song is performed. Analysts say a variant that could accommodate two pilots would provide more offensive capabilities. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China's air force has revealed a new twin-seat version of its most advanced fighter jet...
Tags: Hong Kong, London, China, Trends, Asia Pacific, PLA, South China Morning Post, Janes, People s Liberation Army, Royal United Services Institute, Chinese Air Force, Song Zhongping, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Zhuhai Guangdong, Kristin Huang, Fighter Jet


Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is under house arrest, is accused of breaching COVID-19 rules by booking out a Vancouver restaurant for Christmas

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Don MacKinnon/AFP via Getty Images Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is accused of fraud, may have violated COVID-19 guidelines while under house arrest, a Canadian court heard Tuesday. According to the South China Morning Post, Meng booked out a restaurant for 14 people at Christmas, which prosecutors argued contravenes local coronavirus guidelines. Under her house-arrest terms, Meng is allowed to leave home between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., provided she is accompanied by a ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, Politics, China, US, Trends, Canada, News UK, Tencent, Vancouver, Huawei, Cbc, Clark, Liu, South China Morning Post, Vancouver Canada


China is going on a warship-building spree to extend its reach and guard its growing aircraft carrier fleet

Chinese warships and fighter jets in the South China Sea. Stringer/Reuters The Chinese navy is expanding its warship fleet as its responsibilities and ambitions grow. Dozens of destroyers and frigates are thought to be in the works, but it will take more than hardware to make the plan work, observers say. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It is an aggressive plan and if it works out, China will have a fleet of battleships to match its ambitions for a blue-water navy over ...
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China wants to modify the engines on its J-20 stealth fighter to match the US's F-22

J-20 stealth fighters REUTERS/Stringer Chinese engineers have been directed to modify the engine on the J-20 until it matches America's F-22 Raptor, an insider says. The pandemic and other issues have caused delays, with warning that China risks falling behind in long-term aircraft development. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China will cease using the Russian engine currently fitted on China's new generation J-20 stealth fighter jet, replacing it with an upgraded home-...
Tags: China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Stealth Fighter, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Cac, Macau, PLA, US Air Force, Shenzhen


The Chinese air force's record number of flights around Taiwan is really a message to the world, experts say

A Chinese air force J-31 stealth fighter. REUTERS/Alex Lee Chinese air force aircraft entered Taiwan's air-defense identification zone on 91 days from January to November, according to a Taipei-based think tank. Analysts say Beijing's strategy is more about sending a message to the US and the world than it is an attempt to wear down the Taiwanese military and public. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Beijing made a record number of incursions into Taiwan's air defence ...
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The death of a 22-year-old Chinese tech employee shows the industry's toxic '996' work culture, championed by top execs like Jack Ma

Pinduoduo users attend the company's listing ceremony at the Shanghai Tower on July 26, 2018. Yin Liqin/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images A 22-year-old employee of Pinduoduo, a Chinese e-commerce platform, collapsed and died after leaving work at 1:30 a.m. on December 29. Pinduoduo gave no official cause of death, but the woman has been hailed as the latest victim of the "996" culture fuelling China's tech industry. "996" sees staffers work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., s...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, Death, Japan, Elon Musk, News, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, News UK, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, Xinjiang, Jack Ma


Tesla has begun producing Model Y vehicles in China, and has reduced the pre-order sales price by 30%

Tesla Model Y Tesla Tesla has shaved 30% off the price it originally announced for its China-produced Model Y electric vehicles. The automaker announced Friday it had started manufacturing the SUV crossover in its Shanghai Gigafactory, making it the second model Tesla is producing in China. China could be central to Tesla's success, accounting for potentially 400,000 sales in 2022, according to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla has begun...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Wedbush, Shanghai China, South China Morning Post, China China, Model Y, NIO, Daniel Ives, Tesla Tesla, Pudong Shanghai


China's largest military cargo plane flew to a base in the South China Sea, but it's not clear why

A Chinese military Y-20 transport aircraft at the opening day of the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, Guangdong, November 6, 2018. Visual China Group via Getty Images The Chinese military was probably testing the capabilities of its transport aircraft, which satellite images showed on the militarized reef in the Spratly Islands on Christmas Day, one analyst said. Days after the plane appeared there, Chinese forces began three simultaneous drills in waters off Hainan, about 1,200 km north of t...
Tags: China, Singapore, US, Trends, Getty Images, Beijing, United States, Vietnam, US Navy, PLA, Visual China Group, Nanyang Technological University, South China Sea, McCain, Shandong, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies


Using High Tech To Preserve Imagery Of India’s Ancient Cave Paintings

In the 1990s, art historian Benoy Behl developed his own low-light photography techniques to capture the famous Buddhist murals in the Ajanta caves. Since then, he’s been using digital technology to correct for the deterioration that time and the breath of visitors have caused in the paintings, so that we can see their imagery in something like its original state. – South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
Tags: Art, India, Visual, Buddhist, South China Morning Post, 12.30.20, Benoy Behl


A rare joint exercise with Russian planes highlights the limitations of China's bombers

A Chinese H-6 bomber over the Western Pacific Ocean, October 27, 2013 Reuters Shorter range and smaller payloads than Russian and US bombers mean China's aircraft cannot be viewed as long-distance strategic bombers. But China is developing next-generation bombers to extend its military reach and give it an intercontinental capacity. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A joint patrol between China and Russia has underlined shortcomings of Chinese bombers that could hold back...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, China, Russia, US, Trends, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Song, Pacific, China Russia, South China Morning Post, Janes, East China Sea, Western Pacific Ocean


The coronavirus was circulating in Europe and China months before officials identified the outbreak in Wuhan, studies show

A man walks past a billboard that reads "All together, without fear," in Naples, Italy, March 22, 2020. Carlo Hermann /AFP/Getty December 31 marks the anniversary of the first confirmed coronavirus cases in Wuhan. But a growing body of evidence suggest the virus was circulating in China and some European countries months before that. In the US, meanwhile, a study found that some people had coronavirus antibodies in December 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Almost e...
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A dry dock being built on the South China Sea looks big enough to handle China's newest aircraft carriers

China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier, called the Shandong, is seen at a port in Dalian. REUTERS/Stringer Satellite images show that a dry dock under construction at Yulin Naval Base on China's Hainan Island will be able to accommodate the giant warships. China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier, the Shandong, was commissioned at that base in December 2019, and military sources say the new dock is being built for the new Type 002 aircraft carriers. Visit Bu...
Tags: China, US, America, Trends, Taiwan, Aircraft Carrier, Beijing, Ford, South China Sea, Shandong, Naval Academy, South China Morning Post, Hainan, Dalian, CSIS, Kaohsiung


A 63-year-old COVID-19 patient in Hong Kong who escaped the hospital was caught by police after a 2-day manhunt

A security guard stands inside the intensive care unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong on November 8, 2019. Philip FONG / AFP A COVID-19 patient who escaped a Hong Kong hospital on Friday has been caught after a 54-hour, city-wide manhunt. Li Wan-keung, 63, was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital last Monday, the South China Morning Post reported. But on Friday, Li fled down a stairwell, hiding by wearing a jacket over his medical gown, police said. Police captured Li in the Mong...
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Why CP Group’s US$10b Tesco deal has Thai traders up in arms - South China Morning Post

Why CP Group’s US$10b Tesco deal has Thai traders up in arms   South China Morning Post
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China has five COVID-19 vaccines in the final phase of state approval, according to health officials

Zeng Yixin, Vice Minister of China's National Health Commission and head of the vaccine task force, speaks during a news conference on COVID-19 vaccination, in Beijing on Dec.19. Tingshu Wang/Reuters Five COVID-19 vaccines made in China have entered the final sprint for state approval, said officials in a press conference on Saturday, according to Xinhua News Agency.  More than a million Chinese citizens have already been inoculated by vaccines approved for emergency use.  "This will g...
Tags: China, Trends, Beijing, Healthcare, Vaccine, Nhc, Reuters, Xinhua, Xinhua News Agency, South China Morning Post, Zheng, China Xinhua News, National Health Commission, Wang Wenbin, Coronavirus, COVID-19


‘Keep the skin moist and look pale’: men’s skincare in China booms - South China Morning Post

‘Keep the skin moist and look pale’: men’s skincare in China booms   South China Morning Post
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Giant, Centuries-Old Headless Buddha Discovered In Chinese City

“The 9m-high (30-foot) statue, with its head missing, was uncovered on a cliff between two high-rise residential buildings in the Nanan district of Chongqing. It is not clear when the statue was carved” — it’s believed to date to the Qing dynasty — “and local authorities are still investigating its cultural value.” – South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
Tags: Art, Visual, Chongqing, South China Morning Post, 12.15.20, Nanan


China's first homemade aircraft carrier is done with its 3rd sea trial but still may not be ready for combat

The commissioning ceremony of Shandong aircraft carrier at a port in Sanya in Hainan Province, December 17, 2019. Xinhua/Li Gang via Getty Images The Shandon, China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, is back in port in Dalian after 23 days at sea. A report of satellite images showing a submarine with the carrier could signal the trial yielded positive results on the water, one analyst said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The first built-in-China aircraft carr...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Ukraine, Taiwan, Aircraft Carrier, Beijing, United States, Hawaii, Cctv, Ioc, State, Shandong, Naval Academy, South China Morning Post, Lu


Taiwan launches its first stealthy 'carrier killer' corvette as it strengthens its defenses against China

A Tuo Chiang-class corvette during an official ceremony in Yilan, Taiwan, Decemebr 15, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang The new corvette, Ta Jiang, is armed with anti-ship missiles and stealth technology that will allow it take out much larger vessels. The domestically produced warship, along with a new high-speed minelayer, are part of a programme to develop Taiwan's asymmetric warfare capacity. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Taiwan has launched its first missile corvette desig...
Tags: Navy, China, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, Taipei, PLA, Corvette, Kuomintang, Tsai Ing wen, Tsai, Huang, Yilan Taiwan, South China Morning Post, People s Liberation Army, Suao


A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 1 year, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 73 million people and killed more than 1...
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The life and career of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who just announced he's leaving Silicon Valley for Hawaii

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.2 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $180 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several h...
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Chinese Landscapes Painted By AI Bot Fool Humans More Than Half The Time: Study

“[Princeton undergraduate Alice] Xue trained an algorithm using 2,192 traditional Chinese landscape paintings collected from art museums. The resulting AI-generated paintings were mistaken for being made by humans 55 per cent of the time.” – South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
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Chinese and South Korean companies are buying lots of land near Japanese military bases, and Japan is suspicious

An F-35A at Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. Japan Air Self Defense Force At least 80 plots of land near sensitive sites in Japan have been sold to Chinese and South Korean companies in the past decade, and transactions are increasing. The intent of the buyers is not clear, but "we do not believe it can be a coincidence," an official within the Japanese Cabinet Secretariat said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A suspicious increase in the number of foreign companies purc...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, China, Russia, Trends, Tokyo, US Air Force, Senkaku Islands, South China Morning Post, Okinawa, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, Julian Ryall, Tsushima, Kongou, Japan Air Self Defense Force, Masan


A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 12 months, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 64 million people and killed nearly 1.5 ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China, Russia


China's manmade islands in the South China Sea are vulnerable to attack and may not be worth much in a war

A photo taken from a Philippine military plane shows land reclamation by China on Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo China's facilities in the disputed Spratly Islands have alarmed rival South China Sea claimants, but a military magazine says those facilities have significant weaknesses. The article, published by a Chinese military-affiliated magazine, argues the facilities' size and location makes them hard to defend and the...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Beijing, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thomson Reuters, Chinese Navy, South China Sea, South China Morning Post, Ritchie, Mischief Reef, Spratly Islands, Hainan, Palawan


China now holds the world's last giant, single-dish telescope after the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed

China's 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST). Xinhua/Liu Xu via Getty Images China's Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is the largest and last remaining giant, single-dish telescope after Arecibo's collapse. As China's moon mission advances, experts say the via its resolution and sensitivity, the FAST telescope will help produce critical research over the next decades. Opened in 2016, in November, Chinese state media reported that FAST could welcome foreign scien...
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