#China

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...

It Is Time To Stop The Shameful Kowtowing To China - Before It Is Too Late

Benedict Rogers | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

The term 'kowtow', an adaptation of a Chinese phrase, means, according to Wikipedia, "the act of deep respect shown by prostration, that is, kneeling ...

Clumsy Panda Falls Out Of Tree, Starts Mass Brawl

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Comedy

A clumsy panda fell out of a tree in a Chinese nature reserve, prompting a minor brawl with the other startled bears. The video showing the panda drop...

China Just Turned On The World's Largest Radio Telescope

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists in China have powered up the world’s largest radio telescope, setting in motion the state’s search for extraterrestrial life and distan...

A Giant Moon Balloon Is On The Loose And Causing Absolute Chaos

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
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Of all the things you’d imagine might cause you problems getting to work, you probably wouldn’t think the moon would be one of them. But a giant b...

China's Plan To Build A Giant Underwater Base Is Like Something Out Of James Bond

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Tech

China is stepping up efforts to build a deep-sea underwater ‘space station’ in the South China Sea. If the plans go ahead, the station would be lo...

Giant Pandas No Longer Endangered After Decade Of Conservation Efforts

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Tech

News from WWF has shown that when humans aren’t busy destroying the planet through climate change, we can actually achieve pretty remarkable things....

The US And China Just Took An Astronomical Leap Forward On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK

The US and China have ratified the world’s first comprehensive climate deal, in a hugely significant move hailed by campaigners, who urged the UK to...

Theresa May's Entrance Onto International Stage Marred By Hinkley Point Row

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK

Theresa May is heading to China for her first major global summit as Prime Minister, but faces a row with her hosts over the Hinkley Point nuclear pow...

Theresa May Should Tackle China's Forced Organ Harvesting As A Crime Against Humanity, As Mr Speaker Hosts Film Screening In Parliament With Miss World Canada

Benedict Rogers | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

It is time for the United Kingdom to lead the way in addressing this issue, just as Mrs May has championed tackling human trafficking. The United Kingdom, together with other allies, should call on the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate China's forced organ harvesting - or, failing that, conduct its own investigation.

Chinese Scientist Calls China's Plan To Build A Giant Moon Base "A Lunatic Idea"

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech

China is considering the viability of establishing a manned radar station on the moon, but one Chinese scientist has already denounced the project as ...

Missing Dog Who 'Melted Everyone's Hearts' Might Have Been Snatched By Meat Thieves

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

Animal welfare campaigners are concerned that missing street dog Gobi, who became famous after accompanying runner Dion Leonard in a 155-mile race acr...