China: The Bitcoin Capital of the World?

Eilidh Wagstaff | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eilidh Wagstaff

China is still a contender for the title of 'Bitcoin capital of the world'. It's the centre of Bitcoin trading, it's a major miner of the currency and it's home to the largest number of Bitcoin wallets in the world. But what does that say about the state of Bitcoin worldwide if there is virtually no mainstream adoption of the currency in one of its leading territories? For Bitcoin evangelists, it's a depressing thought.

State-Run Newspaper In Beijing Calls China-US War 'Inevitable'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

A state–run newspaper in Beijing published an editorial on Tuesday calling war between China and the US "inevitable" if Washington doesn’t stop it...

I Had to Walk the Great Wall of China Before I Could Face My Mother's Death

Linzi Marks | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linzi Marks

Looking back I realised that if I hadn't joined the challenge and stood there at that point in time, I might never have addressed all of the built-up pain and emotion that was eating away inside me. It gave me the safe space I needed to open up and really start healing.

There's A Building In China That Looks Like The USS Enterprise

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech

An eccentric Chinese businessman has paid tribute to his favourite sci-fi TV show by building an office block resembling the USS Enterprise. "Uber-...

Service Exports - Clearly Visible

Nora Senior | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Nora Senior

As a UK service exporter, I feel somewhat aggrieved. Overlooked and invisible. Despite the strong and strengthening performance of service sector exports, we are often perceived as the poor relation to manufacturers. Indeed the government usually refers to the service sector as 'invisible exports', quite apt when considering where the focus of current investment is placed.

Chinese Professors Makes Students Walk Over Him To Encourage Them To 'Throw Eggs At Obama'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Chinese professor asked his students to walk over him so they would learn to challenge authority - and have the courage to "throw eggs" at Barack Ob...

Google's Algorithm Update Is Not For The Western World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

So if I was a betting man I'd say, based on its track record of innovative and disruptive strategies, that Google is currently setting itself up to exploit the growing opportunity for international calls and data throughout the emerging world. Which will of course, help sell a lot of phones. Watch out for a tie up with service partners in India very soon.

Is This the Dawn of an Economic Revolution?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Claudia Delpero

When we hear the same story from different sources, we usually start paying attention. This month, several organisations alerted us to the broken links between economic growth and people's wellbeing. More importantly, it appears that governments are taking notice. Could this be the dawn of an economic revolution? Let's look at the story.

The Real Reason Labour Won't Do a Deal With the SNP

Mark Flanagan | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Ed Miliband has made it clear, on numerous occasions, he won't get into bed with Nicola Sturgeon. In fact some of his most passionate responses have come when dealing with this question. We now know Russell Brand has more chance of securing a cabinet position as there is clearly a very good chance he and Ed have at least shared a bed.

Inspiring Teen Has Carried His Disabled Friend To School Every Day For Three Years

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Chinese student has been melting hearts across the country's social networking site Weibo this week after pictures emerged of him carrying his frien...

Diplomacy Is Key in Animal Welfare

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

Without animal welfare laws in place the situation is still extremely uncertain for rescuers and the animals alike. Cats are officially not classed as food in China which means they should not be subject to any seizure and quarantine inspections. The constant uphill task which we will all continue to approach diplomatically is how to explain this.

The Taller Than Mountain, Deeper Than Ocean Friendship - Notes on a China-Pakistan Love-in

Catriona Luke | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

On a world globe if you trace your finger due south from Gwadar, the port on Makran coast in Pakistan's far west, it ends up, uninterupted by land, i...

Did China's State-Run News Agency Purchase Twitter Followers?

Tom Grundy | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Grundy

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua may have purchased followers on Twitter, according the co-founder of TwitterAudit, a tool designed to detect fake users on the popular social media platform.

Tech Tip: Don't Mention Dictators When Promoting Your New Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech

Chinese video giant LeTV landed itself in fairly hot water a couple of weeks ago when it compared Apple to Hitler in a poster that was meant to show A...

US Blocks China From Updating The World's Largest Supercomputer

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Tech

The US government has blocked a shipment of tens of thousands of Intel processors that would have been used to upgrade China's supercomputer Tianhe-2....

Wine of the Week: Château Hansen Cabernet-Gernischt 2012, China

Tom Cannavan | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

I do like to bring you something a little bit different as my Wine of the Week, so how about an organic wine from Inner Mongolia in China? That's certainly not an everyday find in the UK, but in fact China is becoming a very important player on the world wine stage with rapid expansion of their vineyards to serve both local and export markets.

World Health Day 2015- How Safe Is Our Food?

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

7 April 2015 marks World Health Day when delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health meet in Rungis Paris to discuss the importance of Food Safety.

The Day I Traveled to China and Got Doyle Brunson's Autograph

Ellis Shuman | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

Walking around Macau, between the APT poker sessions, I visited the ruined façade of The Cathedral of St. Paul built in 1602 and the Fortaleza do Monte, the fortress with cannons aimed across the city skyline at the famous Casino Lisboa Hotel. Most of my time was spent standing behind the poker tables, rooting for the Titan Poker players.

The Continued Detention of the Chinese Feminist Activists Is a Turning Point - For Better or Worse

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK
Jemimah Steinfeld

Chinese women can't rely on the government to come to their aid. But when the government does the exact opposite, and actually arrests them, the situation gets a whole lot worse. China's current leader Xi Jinping has intensified a crackdown on dissent.

The Music Industry - Another Political Underrepresentation

Cohan Chew | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

Since the end of the 90s, music seems to have given up on politics. This seems shockingly strange considering that the noughties saw the world's worst terrorist attack, controversial terrorist legislation and a couple of illegal wars instigated by the West.

Incredible Scenes As Passers-By Rescue Man Stuck Under Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
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Amazing footage has emerged of total strangers coming to the aid of a man who was stuck under a bus after a traffic accident. The man, Chang Suibin...


Daniel Lightwing | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Lightwing

X plus Y does a great job of mirroring some of my own feelings. I can easily relate to the socially awkward young Nathan, away from home for the first time, in an unfamiliar land. In the true story, one major difference is that I was interested in China since long before the maths competitions. It started at about the age of 13 when I started reading Chinese novels.

Planet Appetite: Madrid Fusion International Gastronomy Summit 2015, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

We've all heard of those grand Chinese banquets with innumerable courses including delicacies like sea slugs and bird's nests, but at Madrid Fusion this year I caught a glimpse of the future. Goods from China dominate our shops but my suspicion is that Chinese food is going to take over our restaurant menus - and I don't mean chop suey and egg fried rice.

Bitcoin Giveaway Fuels Interest in China As Citizens Look to Invest

Tom Grundy | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Grundy

Bitcoin expert Leo Weese, who co-founded the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, said that citizens are turning to cryptocurrencies as an investment opportunity and as a result of mistrust in the Chinese stock markets.

No, Chinese Women Don't All Want British Men

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemimah Steinfeld

Enter the British men of the London Underground. With their sharpened suits and iPhones in hand, they look every bit like a Chinese girl's dream. Part of this attraction is their evocation of wealth and fashion. Then add in the Brit factor.