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Chinese reactions to Trump’s tweets

Xi stays cool as Trump tweets tough Last night Donald Trump tweeted, “The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult…

A giant sinkhole and other viral videos from China March 27-31, 2017

Parents of wrongfully executed man to get $388,998

The Global Times reports that the Hebei Provincial High People’s Court announced on Wednesday that the state will award 2.68 million yuan ($388,998)…

France, now India: Chinese government calls for protection of its citizens

As China’s presence across the globe grows, the Chinese government is more and more frequently having to defend the interests of its citizens…

Fake Disney parks: Executive signs unauthorized deals with Chinese cities

The New York Times reports (paywall) that a Walt Disney executive named Meng Dekai 孟德楷 had signed deals with a number of Chinese…

Will China start sorting its waste?

China to get serious about waste sorting There are signs that the Chinese government is looking to implement a waste-sorting system for disposing…

Too many corpses to bury: China’s new campaign for cremation

On a Friday afternoon in March, a few weeks before China’s annual Tomb-Sweeping Festival (清明节 qīngmíng jié), two workers in the Babaoshan Revolutionary…

Is China losing its taste for ivory?

Writing in the Washington Post, Simon Denyer reports that “China will close 67 ivory carving factories and retail shops on…

Second bump in Australia-China relations in a week

After news yesterday that the Australian government had pulled an increasingly controversial bill to establish extradition procedures with China, diplomats of both…

Internet finance risks remain high among Chinese smartphone users

There are about 700 million smartphone users in China and many of them are sending money through apps for transactions, as well as…

Xi plants trees, Trump plans smog

Xi goes green as Trump destroys environmental protections The top story on the websites of Chinese central state media Xinhua News Agency and People’s…

New laws to take effect on April 1, 2017

New national laws and regulations Housing transfer fees and other administrative charges suspended In order to reduce the burden on enterprises and individuals and promote…

China aims to boost organ donation

There is a surging demand for human organs in China, and the country has hired about 2,000 “organ donation facilitators,” whose main job…

Is the Sri Lanka-China deal ‘inviting trouble’ with India?

According to Reuters, Sri Lanka has negotiated with China Merchants Port Holdings to “cut its stake in a strategic port project by…

Billions and billions for ride-share giant Didi and Tesla

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing service, which bought Uber’s business in the country last year, is negotiating a $6 billion investment deal…