Confucius Institute and China’s Silent Invasion

China 10/12/18, 05:23

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ambition of being dominant in the modern world is not something secret. It has been shaping its global strategies for many years now. In President Xi Jinping’s plan of the ‘China Dream’, Confucius Institute (CI) plays a vital role to strengthen CCP’s control over educational ...

China says in ‘communication’ amid report of Trump-Xi meet

China 10/12/18, 00:36

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump next month following a dive in the U.S. stock market blamed partly on a growing trade war between the world's two largest economies.Foreign ministry spokesman ...

China says accusations against alleged spy ‘out of thin air’

China 10/11/18, 06:26

China said Thursday that accusations against an alleged Chinese spy accused of attempting to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace companies were "made out of thin air."Yanjun Xu, an operative of China's Ministry of State Security, was charged Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio, after being extradited to the U.S. ...

BMW ramps up investment in China to meet electric demand

China 10/11/18, 04:41

German automaker BMW says it is taking a majority stake in its China joint venture and investing 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in production there as it prepares to meet increased demand for electric vehicles.Munich-based BMW said Thursday it would pay 3.6 billion euros ($4.2 billion) to raise its stake ...

Chinese athletes visit NKorea in latest sign of thaw in ties

China 10/08/18, 07:42

A large group of Chinese athletes and sports officials arrived in North Korea on Monday in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between the two countries this year.The Chinese group is led by Gou Zhongwen, the director of China's General Administration of Sports. He was greeted at Pyongyang's ...

Wife says Interpol officer sent knife image as danger signal

China 10/07/18, 11:46

The wife of the missing president of Interpol says her husband sent her an image of a knife before he disappeared during a trip to their native China.Making her first public comments on the mystery surrounding Meng Hongwei's whereabouts, Grace Meng told reporters in Lyon, France on Sunday she thinks ...

4 big threats Vice President Pence says China poses to US

China 10/06/18, 03:26

The Chinese have attempted to spy on some 30 U.S. companies, the White House says, also warning that Beijing is meddling with U.S. elections. Those are among the reasons Vice President Mike Pence amplified the Trump administration’s assertion that it will no longer play nice with the Chinese communist regime. “Beijing is ...

China tech stocks Lenovo, ZTE tumble after chip hack report

China 10/05/18, 03:37

Chinese tech stocks Lenovo Group and ZTE Corp. have tumbled in Hong Kong following a news report Chinese spies might have used chips supplied by another company to hack into U.S. computer systems.Lenovo shares fell 20 percent on Friday but recovered some of that to be off 15 percent at ...

2 Chinese bishops participating in Vatican synod in a first

China 10/01/18, 08:18

Two bishops from China are coming to the Vatican this week for a global meeting of bishops in the first tangible sign of the breakthrough deal between the Vatican and Beijing over bishop nominations.The Vatican confirmed Monday that Bishops Guo Jincai of Chengde and Yang Xiaoting will participate, at the ...

China says it won’t be pushed around by US on trade

China 09/28/18, 15:10

China warned Friday that its critical relationship with the United States could break "like a glass," and used the most global of stages to warn the Trump administration it wouldn't be pushed around on trade.Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted that his country "will not be blackmailed" or bow to pressure. ...

China: Talks impossible with a US knife to Beijing’s neck

China 09/25/18, 00:38

A Chinese trade envoy says talks with Washington are impossible while the United States "holds a knife" to Beijing's neck by imposing tariff hikes.The deputy commerce minister's warning Tuesday followed Beijing's release of a report accusing President Donald Trump of bullying other countries and disrupting the global economy.In this Friday, ...

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

China 09/23/18, 21:47

X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that could ...

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

China 09/22/18, 00:34

Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.Costing upward of $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, the system aims to transport more ...