CNR: Out-of-control Chinese rocket expected to crash back to Earth this weekend

The Long March 5B launched the China Space Station core module in April. The rocket is now spiralling back to Earth. Getty/China News Service It sounds like the plot of a Bruce Willis movie: The Pentagon says it’s tracking a large Chinese rocket body that’s out of control and expected to reenter Earth’s atmosphere this…Continue Reading

This Is the Worst Big Keanu Reeves Movie

With the Academy Awards ceremony less than a week old, Keanu Reeves fans may remember his role at prior year’s ceremony, presenting first-time Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho with the Best Original Screenplay honor for his black comedy “Parasite.” Although the 56-year-old actor has never been nominated for an Academy AwardContinue Reading

This Chinese Airport was the World’s Busiest Last Year

It’s safe to say 2020 was a horrendous year for air travel.Recently published world data on passenger traffic by the Airports Council International (ACI) makes this abundantly clear.The report states that passenger traffic at airports dropped by 64.6% – highlighting the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on air travel.With China’s relatively quick recovery from the coronavirus outbreak,…Continue Reading

Chinese T.V. Shows Censor Western Clothing Brands

Online platforms that stream dance, singing and comedy shows are pixelating performers’ T-shirts and sneakers amid a nationalistic fervor.The sneakers of a contestant on the stand-up comedy series “Roast” were blurred.Credit…Tencent VideoApril 9, 2021HONG KONG — Viewers of some of China’s most popular online variety shows were recently greeted by a curious sight: a blur…Continue Reading

UK sanctions four Chinese officials over Uighur human rights abuses

Four Chinese officials will be sanctioned by the UK over “appalling violations” of human rights against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, the foreign secretary has announced.Sanctions have also been placed on an official body – Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps Public Security Bureau. The US, Canada and the European Union have also introduced sanctions, with…Continue Reading

US military to keep wary eye on Chinese and Russian space ambitions under President Biden

Home News Space junk created by a 2007 Chinese anti-satellite test hit a Russian satellite on Jan. 22, 2013. (Image credit: Courtesy of Analytical Graphics, Inc.) The space ambitions of Russia and China will likely stay front and center for the U.S. military during the administration of President Joe Biden, experts say.During the presidency of…Continue Reading

China Esports Weekly: Chinese Sports Media Titan Sports Joins Peace Elite League, Chinese Celebrity Zitao Huang Invests in GK Gaming

(Source: LGD Gaming) China’s esports industry has seen several significant partnerships and sponsorships in the last week. The Chinese Honor of Kings and Peacekeeper Elite competitive scene attracted investments from traditional media and entertainment industries. Among the top stories in China’s esports industry, the Chinese traditional sports media Titan Sports Media Group acquired Chinese Peacekeeper…Continue Reading

Ten Chinese Tech Companies Fined for Violation of Antitrust Laws

(Source: Reuters) Ten companies have been fined for malpractice in past mergers and acquisitions deals, according to a statement from the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) on Friday. Among them are some of China’s biggest tech behemoths including Baidu, Tencent, and Didi Chuxing. Each company has been fined 500,000 yuan ($77,000) – while a…Continue Reading

Chinese Scientists Invent Illuminating Fabric That Can Display Text

Fudan University researchers hope the invention can shape different wearable technologies. (Source: Fudan University) Scientists from Fudan University have developed a smart fabric with a display system that allows users to turn their clothing into a digital screen. Researchers hope that the invention will revolutionize the next generation of wearable technology. The 6 meter-long, 25…Continue Reading

VC Investment into Chinese EdTech Startups Must Address Systematic Shifts in Education

China’s long and illustrious history with education, which takes center stage in a family’s social standing, has prompted a wave of EdTech start-ups. Over the past half decade, China has led global growth in education-based VC investment, now accounting for half of all spending in the sector. According to data from HolonIQ, eight of the 14 EdTech unicorns…Continue Reading