China develops Windows and Android killer - CNNMoney

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) The goal: decrease China's reliance on U.S. software companies. The state-controlled Xinhua News Agency reported the announcement on Sunday, citing U.S. surveillance as one of the reasons Chinese engineers are developing their own operating system for desktop computers and mobile devices. The new software would compete

Property bubble is 'major risk to China' - Financial Times

The Yujiapu development aims to replicate Wall StreetOn desolate salt flats on the far outskirts of China’s sixth-largest city, dozens of enormous half-built skyscrapers stand as a monument to the excess and optimism of the Chinese real estate market.As physical manifestations of China’s property bubble go, few examples can beat this

China defends intercepting US Navy plane - Yahoo News

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast.Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun called the U.S. accusations "groundless" in a statement issued Saturday night. He said the Chinese pilot conducted

China Understands What The West Doesn't: Africa Is Our Next Superpower - Forbes

Not that “Africa” is a country, of course, but it helps to look at broad, continent-wide trends. People are reluctant to the idea of demographics as the great driver of history. In the general case, this might be true. But the 21st century will see an unprecedented situation: one where every continent will face large-scale aging and slowing dem

China Says 8 Executed in Western Region; Charges Stem From Separatist Attacks - New York Times

HONG KONG — The authorities in Xinjiang, the ethnically divided region in far western China, said on Saturday that eight people had been executed on c

Chinese Intercepts of US Planes Expose Limits of Warming Ties - Wall Street Journal

Updated Aug. 24, 2014 3:33 p.m. ETU.S. Navy planes have had a series of dangerously close encounters with Chinese fighter jets during routine patrols above the South China Sea, U.S. officials said, in what they described as an alarming trend that may involve rogue pilots.The incidents complicate what has been an unusually cooperative period for

China media: Mongolia ties - BBC News

Media in China discuss China-Mongolia ties as President Xi Jinping visits the neighbouring country.Mr Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to visit the neighbouring country in more than a decade. He started his

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has offended China with his comments ... - Sydney Morning Herald

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has offended China with his comments. Photo: ReutersBeijing: In case he had any lingering doubts, the Chinese foreign ministry has made clear their worsening opinion of Clive Palmer.The miner-turned-politician's rant on live television against China's communist "mongrels" who "shoot their own

China Baby Boom Wagers Go Bust on Child Cost Burden - Bloomberg

Nine months after stock-market wagers on a baby boom in China reached record levels, the bets have turned into some of the nation’s biggest losers as living costs deter couples from having more than one child. While milk-powder producers Biostime International Holdings Ltd. and Yashili International Holdings Ltd. surged to all-time highs after the

Natural Gas Production Falls Short in China - New York Times

SHOUYANG, China — Jin Peisheng, a drilling rig foreman, knows the challenges of trying to extract natural gas from a coal s

China Says 5 in Sect Killed Woman Who Wouldn't Join - New York Times

HONG KONG — Five defendants went on trial in eastern China on Thursday, accused of beating and kicking a woman to death in a McDonald’s restaurant after she resisted their attempt to recruit her into a sect that has been condemned by the government as a malignant cult.The trial, in the Shandong Province city of Yantai, has been widely publicized

What China wants - The Economist

AN ALARMING assumption is taking hold in some quarters of both Beijing and Washington, DC. Within a few years, China’s economy will overtake America’s in size (on a purchasing-power basis, it is already on the cusp of doing so). Its armed forces, though still dwarfed by those of the United States, are growing fast in strength; in any war in East As

China's state media jab US on Ferguson - Los Angeles Times

With the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., ongoing, countries including China have sensed a chance to strike back at what they see as the United States' preachiness and hypocrisy on human rights. This week, comments by U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf seemed to offer a new, irresistible opportunity for China’s state-run media.Facing outside

China tries five cult members for McDonald's murder - Washington Post

BEIJING — Five people went on trial Thursday in China on charges of beating a woman to death in a McDonald’s restaurant after unsuccessfully trying to recruit her to join their Christian cult.They

China economy fears deepen as August HSBC flash PMI at three-month low - Reuters

By Xiaoyi Shao and Gui Qing KohBEIJINGThu Aug 21, 2014 12:08am EDTBEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August as output and new orders moderated, a preliminary private survey showed on Thursday, heightening concerns about increasing softness in the economy.The tepid reading came as China's

destiny inspires China's maritime claims - Financial Times

China’s creeping occupation of the South China Sea is not primarily motivated by oil, let alone by its diminishing stock of fish. It is about two things: strategic position, and what the nationalists running the country today view as its “manifest d

China paving the way for big Xbox One sales - PCWorld

China has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country’s emerging console sector.Microsoft’s Chinese partner BesTV revealed the figure in a Tuesday earnings statement. The Chinese version of the Xbox One goes on in China on Sept. 23, after the country ended a 13-year-old ban on

China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price Rigging - New York Times

HONG KONG — Chinese regulators on Wednesday intensified their antitrust scrutiny of multinationals, finding 12 Japanese auto parts and bearings manufacturers guilty of fixing

5 Tibetans Are Said to Die In Chinese Police Custody - New York Times

HONG KONG — Five Tibetans have died in police custody in southwestern China after a protest last week during which residents were shot and wounded, according to the exiled Tibetan government and other groups abroad. The accounts described a flaring of tensions in a mountainous area of Sichuan Province that has long been in turmoil over the Chinese

North Korea Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese ... - Business Insider

Bobby Yip/REUTERSTanks roll past the podium during a military parade in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung.

With Racist Slur, Clive Palmer Inflames Australia-China Ties - Businessweek

Not long ago, mining tycoon Clive Palmer was eager to work closely with Chinese partners. In particular, the Australian businessman-turned-politician teamed up with state-owned Citic Pacific (267:HK) on a $2.5 billion plan to extract low-grade iron ore from the outback, the world’s biggest such project.Palmer doesn’t seem to feel as positive about