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It’s the financial system, stupid – China news from April 28, 2017

Xi: Fix the financial system “Financial security is an important part of national security and a key foundation for stable and healthy development,…

The first 100 days: Did China tame Trump?

China policy is perhaps the most prominent of many issues where Trump has been unpredictable. China-bashing was at the core of Trump’s campaign stump…

A lucky escape from lightning strikes: Viral videos for April 24-28

A lucky escape A reporter in Dalian was hit by a lightning bolt when he was holding an…

Will China take over the moon? – China news from April 27, 2017

A successful test for China’s first cargo spacecraft The top headline on all Chinese central state media organs for April 27 is…

Danish Öyster Cult – China society and culture news from April 27, 2017

The People’s Daily reports that the small Danish town Ribe, plagued by an invasion of an alien oyster species, has set its sights on…

Hong Kong and Taiwan feel the Beijing squeeze – China politics and current affairs news from April 27, 2017

The Hong Kong government is preparing for the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule by arresting over a dozen key figures…

Anbang hemorrhages cash as rumors swirl about investigations – China business and technology news from April 27, 2017

Caixin notes that the life insurance and property insurance subsidiaries of Anbang Insurance Group “reported a net cash outflow of 5.7 billion yuan…

A bedroom for the sons, but not the daughter – China society and culture news from April 26, 2017

A family from the southern city of Shenzhen with quadruplet sons and an older daughter is under fire this week for showing undisguised…

Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Huawei? – China politics and current affairs news from April 26, 2017

The U.S. Treasury Department issued an administrative subpoena, undisclosed until reviewed (paywall) by the New York Times on April 26, to Chinese…

Didi cruises to the top of Chinese startups – China business and technology news from April 26, 2017

Didi Chuxing, the app that ate Uber alive in China last year to dominate the country’s ride-hailing market, is set…

Cross toppler to head China’s police? – China news from April 26, 2017

Cross-destroying Party secretary to lead security organs? The South China Morning Post reports that “well-known hardliner and close aide to Chinese President…

Five things to know about China’s first homemade aircraft carrier

China’s second aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, was designed and built completely in China. The Type 001A is a…

Xinjiang bans names ‘that smack of religious extremism’

Radio Free Asia, a U.S. government-funded media organization, reports that “authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have banned dozens…

American declared guilty of spying after two years in detention – China politics and current affairs news from April 25, 2017

A years-long saga concerning Phan Phan-Gillis, a U.S. businesswoman also known as Sandy, who was accused of espionage and detained over two years…

Made in China, by robots – China business and technology news from April 25, 2017

First labor, now robot labor: The hands that make and move goods in the world’s largest market may soon get a mechanical replacement….