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Deadly Flooding in South and Central China Causes Millions in Economic Losses
Extreme weather has been battering numerous provinces in the south and central regions of China for weeks, causing an unaccounted for amount of damage and resulting in numerous deaths and scores missing, while inflicting millions...
In Bizarre Surgery, Chinese Scientists Make Male Rats Give Birth
Scientists from the Naval Medical University in Shanghai have successfully coaxed male rats to give birth via Cesarean section, in a rather unorthodox experiment.  The successful experiment was announced via a report on BioRxiv (pronounced...
Son of China’s Richest Man Criticized by State Media for His Infatuation/Wanda Withdraws From AMC
The man is Wang Sicong, the only son of China's richest man, and the woman is a young online celebrity. People thought the scandal would destroy the girl, but it turns out more people have...
Archaeological Discoveries at China’s Sanxingdui Provide Fresh Look Into a Mysterious Civilization
On April 19, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang personally visited the archeological site of Sanxingdui in Sichuan Province, southwest China, where he told the site staff to "excavate, preserve, and investigate thoroughly."  Sanxingdui ( 三星堆), located...
Tesla’s China Operations Come Under Fire as Beijing Eyes Electric Car Industry
The leading producer of electric vehicles has found itself in a suspicious storm of criticism in China after a Tesla owner made a widely publicized protest at a car show in Shanghai.   On April 19,...
Xi Jinping Targets Jack Ma’s Alibaba
China’s leading tech company in the crossfire between rival Communist Party factions In many ways, Alibaba Group is the face of China’s tech industry, penetrating every aspect of Chinese life with its products, from Taobao...
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Aging Population Imperils Prospects for Chinese Economy’s Growth
China Insights Going by official statistics published by the Chinese government, the Chinese economy will overtake the U.S. by 2028, having grown by 2.3 percent in 2020 while most other industrialized countries saw negative GDP...
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Taiwan and Allies Counter Mainland China’s Pineapple Ban
China Insights On March 1, Communist China imposed a ban on pineapple imports from Taiwan, having announced the action days prior. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office, claimed that the ban was implemented...
Why Alibaba’s Jack Ma Disappeared, Then Reappeared
Three months ago, China’s wealthiest man suffered a setback so massive that it could only have been caused by China’s most powerful man. Chinese financial services company Ant Group owns the country’s biggest online payment...
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One-Fifth of Chinese Submariners Suffer Psychological Problems: Study
A recent survey of Chinese submarine crews deployed to the South China Sea shows that 21 percent of the sailors suffer from psychological problems. The rare study points to a worrying trend in the Chinese...