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Unsafe Children’s Vaccines Have Caused an Uproar in China
Reports showing that a Chinese company sold and shipped over 250,000 unsafe doses of an infant vaccine have created massive public outrage, while the communist authorities act to censor information and discussion about the scandal....
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Economic Trouble Is Threatening China’s Investment Projects
In the small Balkan nation of Montenegro, Chinese loans are driving the construction of a 165-kilometer (103-mile) expressway through a challenging stretch of mountainous territory. But the Montenegrin government has more to worry about than...
The Fact and Fiction of China’s New Laser Rifle
Chinese scientists claim to have built a laser rifle, the ZKZM-500, that can fire 1,000 shots on a single charge and is effective up to half a mile (800 meters). According to reports, the weapon...
A Chinese Dissident’s Wife May Have Become Beijing’s Diplomatic Tool
Following eight years of house arrest, Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Prize for Peace laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, arrived in Germany on Tuesday, July 10. Her brother, Liu Hui, remains in China....
This Chinese Province Is Restricting Abortion to Increase Birth Rates
Now, instead of requiring permission to give birth, women in southern China’s Jiangxi Province require permission to have an abortion. Introduced in 1980, China’s infamous one-child-policy resulted in a massive decrease in the population and...
What’s Happening to ‘Made in China 2025’?
Since 2015, the Chinese government has been promoting the slogan “Made in China 2025,” which refers to Beijing’s goal of transforming China from a producer of cheap goods to a competitive powerhouse of cutting-edge high-tech...
Chopsticks: More Than an Eating Utensil
Legend has it that chopsticks were invented by Emperor Yu the Great, who was once stranded on an island and started cooking some meat. His hunger uncontrollable, he used two twigs to remove the delicious...
Behind the Suicide of a Young Chinese Woman
On June 20, a 19-year-old woman in western China jumped off a building, killing herself two years after she was sexually assaulted by her teacher. Identified by her surname Li, the woman had been diagnosed...
Watch Out for China, Not Russia, Says Former U.S. Secretary of State
According to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Americans give Russia too much credit when it comes to thinking about an international rivalry. Now 81, Albright served under the Clinton administration in the 1990s....