200 Dogs Saved From The Dinner Plate Ahead Of China’s Yulin Festival

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

Every year thousands of dogs – many of them stolen pets – are captured and transported to Yulin for an annual Chinese festival which sees the cani...

China's Rise in Smoking-Related Deaths Is a Sign of Progress

Tom Bailey | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK
Tom Bailey

According to a study in the Lancet, one in three young Chinese men will die from smoking-related diseases if current trends continue. The study includ...

China's State Newspaper Has Said Some very Fruity Things About UK Journalists

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK

The British media are full of “barbarians” and “gossip fiends” with “bad manners”, a Chinese state-run newspaper has claimed after the Que...

The Nightmare of Being Queen: It's the Job From Hell!

Bill Coles | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Bill Coles

WHAT a nightmare it must be being the Queen. Every day, every week, for years on end, you have to glad-hand flunkies and officials and smoothy-chops p...

Petrified Tourist Breaks Down As He Crawls Along Glass Walkway

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK

A petrified tourist broke down and reportedly had to be carried off a glass walkway built over a cliff in China. The man clearly had no idea just how...

Tripped Up By Trademarks: Apple Loses out on rights over "IPHONE" in China

Wayne Beynon | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

In the latest of a series of setbacks for Apple in China, a Beijing court has ruled against the global tech corporation in a trade mark battle with a ...

In an Era of Unpalatable Events Integrated Thinking Is Crucial to Business Success

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

As I write, it is just two weeks since the leak of 11.5 million files from the database of offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. This leak - the biggest in history - reveals the ways in which the world's super-rich, including leading politicians, have used offshore tax systems, leaving global foundations of power wobbling.

We Got a Global Agreement on Climate Change - We Need the Same Global Action to Regulate Tax Havens

Marina Kim | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Marina Kim

Public register is perhaps too much to ask, but the pressure should be on the introduction of the global private register accessible for the international law enforcement authorities, if we really want to fight corruption. Those countries and territories that refuse to implement the register should face sanctions.

Change LGBTQ People's Life With Science and Technology in China

Geng Le | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Geng Le

When I look back on the past decade and a half that I have spent promoting LGBT issues in China, I see that so much has changed for the better. Fifteen years ago, I could have never imagined that I would be one of the British Councils 33 Global LGBT Influencers.

Losing the Edge: Chinese Clean Energy Investment Far Outstrips Europe

Sam Maule | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Maule

Bad news for the European Union. Clean energy investment has fallen almost two-thirds since 2011, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance....

China Is Trolling America Over Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

China has trolled the USA over Donald Trump, with a state-owned newspaper saying the preposterous billionaire's rise "worries the whole world" and wea...

Why the EU Is Key to Embracing Asia's Growth

Hugo Swire | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Politics
Hugo Swire

Whether we're in politics, diplomacy or business, we all know that risk and opportunity are two sides of the same coin. Some commentators are sounding the alarm about the Chinese economic slowdown, and the impact this might have on other economies in the region and further afield. This does not change the fundamental fact that Asia is now - and will remain - a major engine for global growth, and one with which we must continue to engage.

Boy Cuts Off Own Finger After Argument With Father About Phone Use

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Tech

Think you're addicted to your smartphone? A young boy in China had to undergo emergency surgery after he deliberately cut off his finger following an...

What Really Happens To Dogs Rescued From The Meat Trade - Camille's Story

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

Camille is a little Pekingese-mix dog with saucer-huge brown eyes. Gentle and kind, he was obviously someone's pet for the first few years of his life...

Woman Found Dead In Lift One Month After It Was Switched Off

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK

The body of a woman has been found in a lift 30 days after it was wrongly switched off by maintenance engineers in the Chinese city of Xi'an. Polic...

Shocking Dashcam Video Shows Helpless Toddler Tumble From Minivan Onto Busy Road

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK

Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a toddler fell from the back of a moving minivan onto a busy road as his oblivious grandfather drove away. ...

China Is a Bully We Need to Stand Up To - Because No One Is Safe in China Today

Benedict Rogers | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Like all bullies, China will respect us more if we do so - and perhaps then, there is a chance of China changing. For at the moment, twenty years after Amnesty International's report, no one is safe in China.

Chinese Man Takes Bucket On Bus, Poops In Bucket

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Comedy

A video claiming to show a man defecating in a bucket on a public bus in China has surfaced on viral video site LiveLeak. According to the video's ...

Man Thrown From Upside Down Theme Park Ride After Seatbelt Comes Undone

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK

WARNING THIS VIDEO MAY BE DISTRESSING FOR SOME VIEWERS Sickening video footage has captured the moment that a man's seatbelt came undone, throwing ...

China Has Had Yet Another Escalator Incident

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

Dozens of people crashed to a fall after an escalator suddenly began to move in reverse, in Ningbo, China. CCTV footage captures the moment that t...

Will Islamist Extremism Force China To Fight In Syria?

Tanya Silverman | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tanya Silverman

Beijing's involvement in the Syrian conflict (seemingly, the "world's conflict") has so far concentrated on military and financial support to Bashar al-Assad. But, the People's Republic of China's reluctance to join the fight is being tested by reports of Muslim Uighur's making their way to join the multi-national ranks of ISIS.

100,000 People Trapped In Chinese Station May Make You Re-Evaluate Your Nightmare Commute

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

At least 100,000 people were trapped at a Chinese train station yesterday as they tried to escape the city for the Chinese New Year holiday. Some p...

Bricking It: Why South Africa's Politics Matters in Global Capital Markets

Lucy James | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics
Lucy James

Rewind about five years, and you couldn't escape the proclamations that a new financial and political order was about to be set by a group of promisin...

Mummified Monk Emerges From Pot After Three Years In Perfect Lotus Position

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK

A Chinese monk is to be made into a golden Buddha after remaining in the lotus position three and a half years after he was placed into a cylinder, fo...

Corporate Communications in 2016: Monkeys on Our Backs?

Gavin Devine | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK
Gavin Devine

Back to work today, and the Christmas and New Year break is already fading into memory. Like many people I took the opportunity, amongst the turkey and the tinsel, to look back at 2015, and look ahead to the Year of the Monkey. That brought into focus for me a number of issues facing the communications sector.