Tag: China

At end of China visit, DPM Teo highlights good relations and commonalities between Singapore and China

Yan’an, Shaanxi: At the end of his six-day visit to China, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean emphasized the similarities between Singapore and China, even if the former is much smaller in size than the latter. DPM Teo also noted the good ties between the...

Protesters warn of Chinese ‘invasion’ of Philippines

Protesters descended on the Chinese embassy in Manila on Tuesday to oppose the Asian superpower's growing sway in the Philippines and as tensions rise over Beijing's presence in the disputed South China Sea. Filipino flag-waving marchers chanted "China out" and brandished a banner saying "Defend...

China and North Korea open new border crossing

A Chinese city has opened a new border crossing with North Korea -- fitted with radiation detectors -- even as talks between Washington and Pyongyang have languished over disagreements for nuclear sanctions relief. The new highway border crossing opened in the northeastern city of Ji'an...

Faulty facial recognition system on his phone costs man his entire savings

Facial recognition and similar biometrics systems are regarded as the next big step towards better security. For an unfortunate man in China, however, a faulty security feature cost him his entire life savings. The man identified only as Yuan noticed that all his money had...

China and Its Western Critics

HONG KONG – In Washington, DC, a bipartisan consensus about China has emerged: the United States is facing a trade-manipulating, authoritarian intellectual-property thief that represents a strategic threat to the US and its allies and deserves to be punished. But the consensus is wrong....

China data breaches: 33-mil unprotected job applicant profiles leaked

Cybercrimes remain a global threat. Even a superpower like China has not been spared. Increasingly, cybercriminals in China are attacking industrial facilities. Huge databases containing the personal details of 33 million candidates of online recruitment sites such as 51Job, lagou, and Zhilian have been laid...

Thief returns money to woman at ATM upon noticing she had no more money left in her account

Heyuan—Last month, a woman was robbed at knifepoint at an ATM in Heyuan, China. However the thief subsequently changed his mind about robbing her when he saw that she had no more money left in her bank account. He was of course still arrested by...

China pushing towards being pollution-free by 2020

With leading air pollution app IQAir having recently released its 2018 data, China has emerged as a surprise leader in reducing air pollution when just ten years ago, China had 16 out of 20 of the planet's most polluted cities. Once again, world attention is...

Better healthcare for China’s vulnerable in full swing

China is gaining momentum in its healthcare delivery systems designed for people who need them most. Pregnant women, infants, and seniors are targeted groups for China’s improving medical services, according to the country's national Xinhua news agency and a 2018 World Bank Report. Last year, over...

Facebook has no chance in China yet

Facebook is not making any headway in doing business with China. This was according to a Facebook senior official, who chose to be unidentified, in a recent report. Earlier, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg cited the American social media network will soon be developing a new...