China

Beijing targets universities with Western ties in values crackdown

Beijing targets universities with...

April 26

BEIJING — China is stepping up pressure on educational institutions, including many that run joint programmes with leading Western universities, as President Xi Jinping’s...

Chinese defence ministry’s PLA poster a big Photoshop fail

Chinese defence ministry’s PLA poster...

April 25

BEIJING — It was supposed to be a visual celebration, but an official poster to mark the 68th anniversary of the Chinese navy has instead been a massive Photoshop fail for China...

Ice-cream shop cashier cheats 8 HK banks out of S$250,000 using stolen credit card details

Ice-cream shop cashier cheats 8 HK...

April 25

HONG KONG — An ice-cream shop cashier in Hong Kong admitted on Tuesday (April 25) to cheating eight banks out of more than HK$1.4 million (S$250,530) using credit card details...

Endangered crested ibis chick hatched in China after mother bird undergoes artificial insemination

Endangered crested ibis chick hatched...

April 25

HONG KONG — The first crested ibis has hatched after its mother underwent artificial insemination as part of a programme in south-west China to protect the species’ numbers,...

China’s cosmetic surgery boom doesn’t look pretty when it comes to profits

China’s cosmetic surgery boom doesn’t...

April 25

HONG KONG — China’s cosmetic surgery industry is expected to double in size over the next three years, fuelling intense competition among hospitals and suppliers to woo the...

Resistance is futile: China’s conquest plan for robot industry

Resistance is futile: China’s...

April 25

BEIJING — Scenes from China’s quest to dominate the robotic future: At startup E-Deodar, a human-looking droid serves coffee to employees who are building US$15,000 (S$20,900)...

Converting coal would help China’s smog at climate’s expense

Converting coal would help China’s...

April 25

BEIJING — China’s conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there’s a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast...

Xi urges restraint on N Korea in call to Trump

April 25

BEIJING — President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Mr Xi Jinping, discussed growing tensions over North Korea’s advancing nuclear arms programme, with Mr Xi urging...

In shadow of China’s reef city, Philippines seeks upgrade for Thitu islanders

In shadow of China’s reef city,...

April 25

THITU ISLAND (SOUTH CHINA SEA) — If the Filipinos on the remote South China Sea island of Thitu had binoculars, they might just be envious of how their neighbours on the next...