One of China’s largest ever labor strikes is likely to continue and could fuel more unrest across the country, observers say.
About 30,000 workers for shoemaker Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd. continued the strike for a fourth day on Thursday in protest of unpaid social insurance and housing assistance. Hundreds of police [...]
On Friday the government of Lanzhou, China, informed its 3.6 million residents that their drinking water would be carcinogenic for the next 24 hours. Benzene, a chemical used in plastics manufacture, was the immediate cause, but that wasn’t even the most horrifying revelation to come from this [...]
The Asia-Pacific naval market is heating up, with massive quantities of new ships to boost regional navies in coming years.
According to AMI International, a US-based naval analysis firm, Asia-Pacific has already surpassed Europe as the world’s second largest naval market. AMI projects the region will spend $200 billion on new ships and submarines by [...]
United States Pacific Fleet commander Harry Binkley Harris Jr has said China’s rapid military growth and aggressiveness toward its neighbors threatens to result in a potentially disastrous miscalculation in the Asia-Pacific region, reports Huanqiu, the Chinese-language website of China’s nationalistic tabloid Global Times.
Admiral Harris criticized China at a forum held by the Australian Strategic [...]
“We will reshape the regional order as we become more powerful and Japan will simply have to accept this new reality.”
The air defense identification zone (ADIZ) that China declared in November 2013 serves several possible purposes. One is to undermine Japan’s sovereign claims over the Senkakus. Beijing may also be seeking to drive a [...]
The company that helped uncover major online security breaches from China last year says exposing the hackers had the effect of shutting them down — at least temporarily.
The United States and its military partners are reaching for new tools to counter an unconventional ”three warfares” strategy that China is using to advance aggressive territorial claims, says a Pentagon report.
It says the People’s Liberation Army is using what it calls ”legal warfare”, ”media warfare” and ”psychological warfare” to augment its arsenal of [...]
“I saw the glass window suddenly break, and then the wall started to fall from the top corner little by little,” said Mr. He, a resident living in the building, in an interview with Guangdong Television. Then, the whole thing went down.
The tragedy has cast a harsh spotlight on the quality of construction in [...]
While the Chinese Dream is ideal and serene, the Chinese Reality has the potential to be a nightmare. Recently, China experienced the embarrassment of its first junk bond default, which came on the heels of its first corporate bond default. In the coming months, a slew of Chinese bank trust products [...]
The trade pact: Why not?
Contrary to President Ma’s claim that his pro-China policy and 19 specific agreements to liberalize trade and investment with China would help boost Taiwan’s economy, in reality Taiwan’s overall economy has fared poorly. True, not a few big businesses have benefited considerably from the opening of the cross-strait economic engagement, [...]