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Cambridge University Press pulls sensitive journal articles in China

Cambridge University Press (CUP) has blocked online access to certain journal articles in China at the government’s request, as Beijing reins in academic freedom. The articles and book reviews...

China pips US in race to start the world’s first meltdown-proof nuclear power plant

At a small peninsula facing the East China Sea in Sanmen county in Zhejiang province sits the world’s most advanced nuclear reactor, and China’s clarion call to the clean...

Business losing out as Chinese officials strive to appear squeaky clean

Beijing is apparently starting to worry about an unintended side effect of its sweeping crackdown on graft – officials are giving the business community a wide berth. A Communist...

The Hong Kong teenager behind China’s panda-shaped solar farms being built around the world

When Hong Kong teenager Ada Li Yan-tung came up with the idea of building a solar farm shaped like a panda, she hoped merely to draw people’s attention to...

Overseas hotels and soccer clubs in crosshairs as China ramps up investment clampdown

Chinese investors will have to get specific approval from Beijing to put their money in overseas property and sports clubs under tough new restrictions released on Friday. Amid fears...

11 of the best Chinese home-made machines, from helicopters to Transformers

China’s backyard inventors have proven that the only thing standing between you and a home-made helicopter – or tank, or armoured car, or Transformer – of your very own...

Worker fined after Yangtze River town’s drinking water turns green

An employee of a water plant has been fined 2,000 yuan (US$300) for mistakenly opening the wrong valve – unleashing waste water into the drinking supply of a Yangtze...

Taiwanese man arrested over samurai sword attack at Taipei’s Presidential Office

Taiwanese authorities have arrested a 51-year-old man who allegedly attacked a military police officer with a stolen samurai sword outside the island’s Presidential Office Building on Friday. The suspect,...

China bank loans to slow as lenders rapidly exhaust annual quotas

Chinese banks are set to see a slowdown in lending growth in the second half of the year, having exhausted most of their annual credit quota, raising the spectre...

Chinese man caught stealing coins tossed for luck into pond

Police have detained an unemployed man for 10 days for stealing coins tossed into a pond for good luck in southwest China, according to a news website report. The...