#China

Actions, Not Words, Will Help North Korea's Refugees

James Burt | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK
James Burt

Displacement and suffering have shaped the human landscape of the Korean peninsula. Annexed in 1910 and occupied until 1945 by the Empire of Japan, be...

Denial, And What It Tells Us About Today's Human Rights Battles

Benedict Rogers | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Denial was an inspiration and a challenge to me on many levels. It is a reminder that when we step up and fight injustice, instead of taking the more comfortable option of 'settling', then as long as we are willing to work hard, conduct painstaking research, develop careful strategy and build a strong team, we can indeed win.

How China's Growing Appetite For African Donkey Hides Is Threatening Survival In Developing Countries

Maria Khan | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Maria Khan

Image credit: SPANA Working animals. Sound familiar? Probably not. Did you know that there are nearly 200 million horses, donkeys, camels and elephan...

Tiger That Killed Man Who Scaled Zoo Fence To Avoid Buying Ticket Is Shot Dead

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK

A man has been killed after he climbed into a tiger’s enclosure at a Chinese zoo. The attack occurred on Saturday at a resort on Dongqian Lake in ea...

Luxury Cruise Company Launches Ultimate 'Gap Yah' Trip Costing £46,000

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Ever since the infamous “Gap Yah” video was released in 2010, taking a year out has been seen as an opportunity for privileged rich kids to party....

Theresa May Is The Bridge Between Donald And Xi Jinping In Post-Brexit Future

Alexander Temerko | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Alexander Temerko

The Trump presidency offers a chance for Britain to reposition itself as a truly global power, with real political and economic ambitions, and boasting interests around the world again. It is an opportunity we must be ready to grasp.

Theresa May Invokes Thatcher-Reagan Era To Woo Trump

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has stepped up her Donald Trump charm offensive with a call for the US and Britain to join forces to avoid “the eclipse of the West” b...

This Video Of 19 Buildings Reduced To Rubble In 10 Seconds Is Totally Mesmerising

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK

This is the incredible moment 19 blocks of flats were reduced to rubble in just 10 seconds. Five tons of explosives were used to clear the Hankou Binj...

Kashmir: The Unresolved Crisis

Julie Cooper | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

If the Prime Minister truly wants us to be a global outward looking country, she needs to look at the global impact the continued uncertainty over Kashmir's future is having and encourage all sides to resume talks. We cannot continue to champion our freedoms here at home whilst allowing them to be deprived to people abroad.

China's Building A Computer So Powerful It Will Make A Quintillion Calculations In A Single Second

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech

China has revealed that it plans to build a computer so powerful that it will be able to perform 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 calculations every second. ...

China Just Scrapped Over 100 Coal-Fired Power Stations To Stop An Environmental Disaster

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech

China has cancelled 103 coal-fired power plants in a dramatic bid to meet its own energy targets, the government announced this week. The state has co...

In The Name Of Confucius: How China Is Invading Western Universities With Communist Propaganda

Benedict Rogers | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Fifteen years ago, I travelled to Qufu, the birthplace of China's most famous philosopher, Confucius, who lived from 551-479 BC. I had lived in and travelled around China, including Hong Kong, for much of the previous decade and wanted to learn more about the source of so much of Chinese culture's ancient wisdom before returning to Britain.

2016: Goodbye And Good Riddance

Robin Lustig | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

The lesson to be learnt from Syria, we are told, is that this appalling tragedy is the kind of thing that happens when foreign powers turn their backs on tyranny and refuse to intervene. The lesson to be learnt from Iraq, on the other hand -- and Libya, and Yemen, come to that -- is that chaos, violence and human suffering on an unimaginable scale are what follow when foreign powers intervene.

Make China Great Again: Six Ways Trump's Energy And Climate Policies Work... For China

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics
Assaad W Razzouk

Mid-way through the two-week negotiation sessions at the UN climate talks in Morocco in November, results of the US presidential election landed with a thud. An oil and gas-funded climate sceptic was elected president of the richest country in the world, the very same country leading climate change efforts over the past eight years.

Diplomatic Row Erupts As China Lodges Protest Over Trump's Taiwan Call

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK

A diplomatic row erupted on Saturday after US President-Elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, prompting an official...

Treading The Course Of History: A Perspective On Overseas Investment

Tehreem Husain | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Tehreem Husain

According to the FT, China will become one of the biggest cross border investor by the end of this decade with global offshore assets tripling from $6...

What Does China's Approval Of The First Contemporary Non-Animal Testing Method Mean For Cruelty-Free Cosmetics?

Troy Seidle | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Troy Seidle

Last week, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) approved the first contemporary non-animal testing method that can be used for safety tests in cosmetics. This is encouraging news for consumers and animals.

Why Anastasia Lin Should Win Miss World

Benedict Rogers | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

If she wins it would be a victory for the values of human rights, peace, compassion and love, and a rebuke to the thugs in Beijing who denied her the chance a year ago. As a Christian, I believe in the ultimate Comeback Kid, the man who the world thought they'd killed and who then rose again.

Donald Trump Reaction: The World As We Know It Is A World That Never Was

Craig Berry | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Craig Berry

The world will become more illiberal as a result, but we must not overlook the extent to which liberalism had only become selectively embedded in world order to begin with due to its hitherto compatibility with American imperialism. Trump's election may in future be seen as a decisive break with liberalism, but the earlier turn to neoliberalism had already signalled that liberalism and American imperialism had become increasingly incompatible.

North Korea Asks China To Block Mocking Searches For ‘Fatty’ Kim Jong Un

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

Chinese websites are censoring searches for “Kim Fatty the Third” after North Korean officials complained about the nickname commonly used to mock...

President Donald Trump: The World Turned Upside Down?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Donald Trump, who may prove to be the most unprepared, uninformed president ever to enter office, shows no sign of having applied much thought to such questions and is inclined to shoot from the hip. Despite some conciliatory language since his victory, the rest of us can only hope he'd only be shooting metaphorically.

Trump: My Hopes, Fears, Prayers And Reflections

Benedict Rogers | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

The immediate consequences of the US election result have been chilling. In Moscow, Beijing and Pyongyang, as well as among Islamic extremists and Burma's Buddhist nationalists, and in almost every authoritarian regime in the world, there have been celebrations. May President-elect Trump prove us all wrong...

An Open Letter To Pope Francis On China

Benedict Rogers | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Instead of compromise with Beijing, I urge you - Holy Father - to follow in the footsteps of the Apostles, and lead a revolution for peaceful change in China.

10,000 Applications For China Receptionist Job - Why?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

The government job is deemed an 'iron rice bowl' (an occupation with guaranteed job security and income). With the importance of feeding your family, one Sina noted that the China Democratic League job was a "golden rice bowl" as a result of its notable desirability.

Pressure Mounts To Free 'World's Saddest Polar Bear' As A Million People Back Campaign

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

Pressure is mounting on Chinese authorities to release the “world’s saddest polar bear” from a shopping mall as more than one million people bac...