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News roundup for the previous week.

In International news

  1. Russia and China are making true high speed cargo trains for 2 day transport instead of 2 weeks between Asia and Europe around 2030: The broader plan is to extend the Moscow-Kazan rail line all the way to Beijing, into China’s existing 19,000+ kilometer HSR system, and into Belt and Road Initiative

  2. Russia likely to mull action if THAAD deployment goes ahead: envoy. China and Russia have strongly opposed the plan, saying it could hurt their strategic security interests

  3. Partners in Innovation: Swiss Ambassador to China. Global Times (GT) reporter Zhang Xin interviewed the Swiss Ambassador to China Jean-Jacques de Dardel, who talks about the further deepening bilateral cooperations and China’s important role in the world economy

  4. Mattis says no need for dramatic U.S. military moves in South China Sea: "At this time, we do not see any need for dramatic military moves at all," Mattis told a news conference in Tokyo, stressing that the focus should be on diplomacy

  5. After the 'Blockade': China's Push into Nepal. The damage done to Nepal-India relations lingers, opening the door for China

  6. Thailand and China: Brothers in arms. Bangkok looks to Beijing for military supplies after US relations sour. Thailand also has adopted positions that favor China when it comes to the South China Sea and the Mekong River region

  7. Hong Kong holds anti-Trump protest

  8. Chinese master's student is 'beaten to death by British boyfriend'

  9. Mainland plans to provide Taiwan residents equal national treatment to help them integrate into mainland society

  10. China to become #1 economy by 2050, US to fall behind India, Russia to top Europe – PwC

  11. Russia, China disagree with Trump on Iran

  12. A Chinese-Mexican tie-up unveiled plans to invest over $200 million in a Mexican car plant in a welcome sign of confidence even as threats from U.S. President Donald Trump have paralysed investment plans by U.S. companies

  13. Israel's Technion University is set to open a campus in China's Guangdong Province simultaneously with another one being set up in New York City, U.S. The move is symbolic of a new trend between the three countries called the "Tech Triangle."

  14. China is eager to capitalize on Trump’s early missteps: China, for entirely self-interested reasons, is delighted with many of Donald Trump’s early moves. The new president’s antagonism towards Mexico “could make it easier for China to become the country’s – and Latin America’s – top trade partner.”

  15. Fatal shooting of Jiansheng Chen causes uproar among Chinese Americans: "Civil Rights," a WeChat public account founded in 2013 to support the legal rights of Chinese Americans, has also called for Chinese-American communities to support Mr. Chen and his family

  16. Reuters is publishing pro China article in the US vs China south china sea issue

  17. Joyous Africans Take to the Rails, With Chinas Help

  18. Behind the scenes, Tillerson tones down rhetoric on South China Sea (lol)

  19. China Intensifies Effort to Establish Leading Role in Asia, Dislodge U.S.

  20. 7% of Catholic Priests in Australia Accused of Sexually Abusing Children (in light of improving relations with the Vatican, this story made me ask if China needs such a thing)

  21. ‘Emotion mustn’t override reason’: Churkin questions Trump’s tensions with Iran & China (EXCLUSIVE)

  22. Taiwan’s sixth communist party seeks to forge close ties with mainland China

  23. Sri Lanka eyes China free trade deal this year, PM to visit in May

  24. Trump, in letter to China's Xi, seeks 'constructive relationship': after an acrimonious phone call between Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a senior non-U.S. Western diplomat said China was likely to be in no rush to set up such a call

  25. China Politely Asks US Government to Read a History Book

  26. Chinese-built dam now generating electricity in Sudan: The project, which started in May 2010, can store up to 3 billion cubic meters of water and provides water for 7 million people in Sudan. One third of the country's population will benefit from the project

  27. With eye on Trump, Russia and China strengthen alliance

  28. Trump backs One China policy in call with China's Xi | Reuters

  29. China-UK ‘Golden Era’ of Economic Relations at Full Speed Ahead: Current U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has also affirmed British commitment to its ties with China

  30. Trump Tells Xi US Will Honor One China Policy: White House sent a letter from Trump to Xi wishing him a happy Chinese New Year. But there were indications the administration recognized it needed to do more, concluded Xi would take a call only if Trump publicly committed to upholding the policy

  31. US panel warns Trump ditching one-China policy is ‘exceedingly dangerous’: “The rest of Asia looks at what the administration’s doing on Taiwan, and nobody agrees with it. The rest of Asia does not want to follow the US to war with China over the question of Taiwan.”

  32. China and Vatican Near Pivotal Deal on Bishops

  33. Chinese soldier Wang Qi to visit home after 5 decades in India

  34. Three returning Chinese citizens assaulted by Vietnam border guards for refusing to pay tip, one left with 4 broken ribs [Chinese]

  35. Trump: 'Good Chemistry' With Japan’s Leader, 'Getting Along Very Well' With China. "Discussed a lot of subjects. It was a long talk. We are working on that as we speak. We have conversations with various representatives of China. Think it will work out very well for everybody.”

  36. Trump’s larval-pupal metamorphosis on China policy

  37. ISIS relases music video supporting Islamic militants of Xinjiang separatism

In Domestic news

  1. First Vertical Forest In Asia (Nanjing) To Have Over 3,000 Plants And Turns CO2 Into 132 Pounds Of Oxygen Per Day

  2. 1,576 foreigners became permanent Chinese residents i 2016, an increase of 163 percent

  3. China is Now the World's Biggest Producer of Solar Energy

  4. Reports Reveal Beijing To Cut Coal Use By 30% In 2017

  5. Environment: China deploys big data to clear smog

  6. China to launch green certificates for renewable power in July: In a pilot program, the NDRC said solar and wind producers would be issued tradeable certificates, proving that electricity has been generated through renewable energy sources

  7. No Compensation for Parents of 13-Year Old Girl Who Splurged USD36,000 On Male Live-Streamer

  8. China to store all foreigners’ fingerprints upon entry – with new rule starting in Shenzhen

  9. Family rescued from dangling cliff-edge truck

  10. China is About to Build a Vertical Forest to Combat City Smog

  11. How Chinese universities can achieve world-class status

  12. Pedal power revival in China as bike-share apps race for glory: Unlock them with an app, drop them off anywhere, and nip past lanes of stationary car traffic. The humble bicycle is seeing a revival in China as a new generation of start-ups help tackle urban congestion and pollution

  13. Why It's So Hard To Make Games In China

  14. China Moves To Implement More Sustainable Ag Practices, Which is Good For Everybody

  15. Ancient bones unearthed in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, have led archaeologists to suggest that the area may have been home to wild crocodiles thousands of years ago

  16. The Cyberspace Administration of China issued a draft outline of measures to bolster online ­security, saying the commission would assess whether products such as servers or internet services could be hijacked by an outside party, and the privacy of users compromised

In SciTech news

  1. China AI patent submissions shoot up: China has led growth in artificial intelligence-related patent applications in recent years, while total U.S. submissions remained by far the highest, data compiled by Japanese company Astamuse showed. China grew about 190% in the five-year period from 2010

  2. Artificial Intelligence and LED Can Now Diagnose Cataract: scientists in China used an artificial neural network named CC-Cruiser. This network was developed based on the way neurons are arranged in the brain region that deals with vision

  3. Shifting Chinese tech sector gives reason for optimism – Transition from imitator to innovator raises prospect of big gains for investors

  4. Top 7 Countries With The Most STEM Graduates: The World Economic Forum said China has now a total of 4.7 million students graduating from the fields of science, technology, math, and engineering. Furthermore, there are a total of 30,000 Ph.Ds every year

  5. China scientists develop diseases and insects resistant rice with genome-wide chip: "The use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers have caused environmental and food safety problems," said Zhang Qifa. "But the genome-wide chip helps develop a new variety to cope with the problem."

  6. Cosmic test backs 'quantum spookiness': Physicists harness starlight to support the case for entanglement. At the University of Vienna, along with colleagues in China, Germany and the United States, developed a new version of the Bell test

  7. The West is struggling to build out safer reactors, but China shows no such delays. Building new conventional reactors, as well as investing in R&D to build next-generation hardware, such as thorium molten-salt reactors, high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, and sodium-cooled fast reactors

  8. The $400 4K Virtual Reality PC Headset (PiMAX VR Headset)

  9. Catch wave power in floating nets – Zhong Lin Wang proposes a radically different way to harvest renewable energy from the ocean using nanogenerator networks.

  10. Plan for $10 Billion Chip Plant Shows China's Growing Pull

  11. Xiaomi Mi Air 13 Review – 13.3" Laptop with GPU!

  12. Russian, Chinese Scientists Team Up to Unravel the Mysteries of Earthquakes: The researchers received a grant for the study of modern tectonics and rheological features of the lithosphere in the North-East Asia

In Economic news

  1. Why foreign companies are shutting shop in China: Seagate joined a spate of foreign companies to shutter operations in China in recent years, for various reasons, but most have attributed the country’s high tax regime, rising labour costs and fierce competition from domestic companies

  2. 'Economic patriotism': China’s bank brands strongest in world. For the first time, the combined brand value of China’s lenders has surpassed the US – Brand Finance. Why? China’s consumers demonstrate less "cynicism" and more "domestic loyalty and economic patriotism" as opposed to western consumers

  3. State-of-the-Art Chinese Manufacturing: MIT Technology Review talks with Harvard Business School professor Willy Shih, an expert in manufacturing and technology. Listen in as they discuss his extensive tour of top factories in China, the future of advanced manufacturing, and what it means for the US

  4. EU to phase out China solar panel duties

  5. China to lift foreign-local partnership laws for the manufacturing and selling of foreign electric cars in China

  6. Goodbye Petrodollar: Russia and China Dump US Treasuries, Buy Gold

  7. RPT-UPDATE 1-China services sector extends strong growth in Jan but pace eases-Caixin PMI

  8. This Is How Xiaomi Keeps The Cost Of Its Smartphones So Low

  9. China Export, Import Growth Rebounds to Multiyear Highs in January

  10. Australian wine exports to China climb by 40pc to $520 million in 2016

  11. China January exports rise 7.9%, beating forecasts, trade surplus at $51.35 billion

  12. A Long Way From Mexico: Company Bets China Has an Appetite for Taco Bell

  13. Starbucks taps into China’s WeChat app with gifting feature

In Military news

  1. China encroaches on US dominance in artificially intelligent weapons

  2. Here Comes China's First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier: It is called Shandong. Like Liaoning, Shandong will also utilize a STOBAR. Although China has constructed traditional steam-powered catapults it apparently wants to leapfrog to the latest Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System technology

  3. China, US should steer clear of conflict as ‘neither can afford it’ – Chinese FM

  4. China’s Got A New Weapon To Rival America’s Hellfire In The War On Terrorism: AR-2 has a range of 5 miles and a maximum speed of 450 miles per hour. It is well-suited for strikes against bunkers, houses, armored vehicles, and personnel

  5. China sails warships near islands Mattis vowed to defend for Japan

  6. New Chinese missile makes latest appearance in drills: DF-16 has a range of 1,000 km (620 m). Final stage can adjust its trajectory to strike slow moving targets and evade anti-missile defenses, believed to be accurate to within as little as 5 meters (16 ft), similar to a cruise missile

  7. Foreign Customer Testing China’s CH-4 Networked Drones: Networked attack drones could be a formidable force multiplier in a battlefield scenario with each drone ‘assigned’ to one or several target which eliminates the need for bombing populated areas such as during the war in Yemen or Syria

Other Notables

  1. What can China do to improve the Western media coverage?

  2. TFBoys star Roy Wang Yuan addresses Youth Forum at United Nations TFBOYS成员王源在联合国总部青年论坛上用英语发言

  3. Long-hair dancing by China's Va people

  4. Chinese-Australian descent Russell Jack – president of Bendigo Chinese-Australian Golden Dragon history museum

  5. The Tourism Victoria – Golden Dragon Museum Television Commercial for China (Subtitled)

  6. How Beijing can capitalize on Trump’s hotheadedness

  7. 'If trade stops, war starts,' warns Alibaba founder Jack Ma

  8. China from Above: The Future Is Now

  9. How To Use Chengyu (成语) Properly

  10. Russian Woman Volunteers to Help Ease Spring Festival Train Rush

  11. Scientists unlock secrets of oldest surviving global trade map: The origins and secrets of the 17th Century 'Selden Map of China' – the world's oldest surviving merchant map – have been revealed by scientists using state-of-the-art imaging techniques

  12. Is Trump trying to drive a wedge between Russia and China?

  13. A brief history of Hong Kong’s triad gangs

  14. Tomb of ancient general and princess discovered in China

  15. G.E.M.【光年之外 LIGHT YEARS AWAY 】男女對唱

  16. why is asian media and movies not as aggressive in demonizing the west as US media is at demonizing the east?

  17. When Does Plastic Surgery Become Racial Transformation

  18. Lu Xiaojun – Olympic Weightlifting Motivation

  19. The Leading Power In East Asia Will Be Japan — Not China

  20. CGTN reported this – They're really improving

  21. The diary of a foreign daughter-in-law during Spring Festival in South China

  22. A US-trained scientist was deported, then became the 'father of Chinese rocketry': The head of the US Navy at the time was quoted as saying that Qian’s deportation was "the stupidest thing this country ever did. He was no more a communist than I was and we forced him to go.”

  23. Eighty Percent of Chinese Students Who Convert to Christianity Abroad Abandon Faith After Returning Home

  24. DC’s new Chinese Super-Man faces off against a 1930s Yellow Peril caricature in storyline written by Chinese-American artist: DC began with this Yellow Peril image Yang says, a stereotype used to dehumanise…now DC has taken its most important symbol, Superman S, and stuck it on a Chinese character

  25. China’s hipster indicator

  26. How Xi Jinping's global ambitions could thrive as Trump turns inward

  27. South China Sea: Will Donald Trump and Beijing go to war?

  28. Cui Jian and Chui Wan: the changing sound of Chinese rock music

  29. China’s transgender Oprah

  30. cover of Newsweek foreshadowing in December

  31. Shanghai Tower unveils world's highest art space: Grammy-winning composer and producer Simon Franglen, who is behind famous theme songs from Hollywood blockbusters "Avatar" and "Titanic", was commissioned to create the symphony that will play in this venue

  32. China may not be as strong as you think (George Friedman warning)

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