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China displays discomfort with American surveillance over the East China Sea as fighter jets buzz a U.S. spy plane

Intercept of a U.S. aircraft Date : May 20, 2017 Reporter : BNN BEIJING, China - China’s growing mistrust and discomfort with American surveillance in the East China Sea became apparent this week after Chinese jets were accused of intercepting a U.S. aircraft in the region.> BNN The U.S. military said in a statement on Friday that two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 jets have conducted an "unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. aircraft. U.S. officials have stated that one of the Chinese jets came as close as 150ft (45m) to the ...Full Story

POLITICS

China displays discomfort with American surveillance over the East China Sea as fighter jets buzz a U.S. spy plane

Date : May 20, 2017 Reporter : BNN Intercept of a U.S. aircraft BEIJING, China - China’s growing mistrust and discomfort with American surveillance in the East China Sea became apparent this week after Chinese jets were accused of intercepting a U.S. aircraft in the region.> BNN The ...Full Story

BUSINESS

How China is making U.S. anxious in the Indian Ocean region

Date : May 6, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Military leadership in India BEIJING, China - Following a meeting with the military leadership in India, U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift publicly questioned the intent of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative in the maritime ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Huawei revenues hit $60.8 billion in 2015

Date : April 3, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network According to its 2015 annual report SHENZHEN, China - Chinese hardware maker, Huawei has reported a 37 percent revenue growth for 2015.> Big News Network The company has said that its 2015 revenue hit $60.8 billion, fuelled by 73 percent growth in its consumer ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Missing Chinese billionaire targeted over stocks crash

Date : February 3, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Xiao, founder of Beijing-based Tomorrow Group Hong Kong - A Chinese billionaire who went missing from Hong Kong and is believed to have been abducted by mainland security agents is reportedly under investigation in connection with China's 2015 stocks crash. Local media say ...Full Story

HISTORY

China to build international maritime judicial center

Date : March 13, 2016 Reporter : ANINEWS safeguard national sovereignty, maritime rights Beijing, Mar.13 (ANI): Supreme People's Court (SPC) president Zhou Qiang on Sunday said China will built 'international maritime judicial centre' to help protect the country's sovereignty and rights at sea. ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Tense China-Japan relations overshadow the case of Chinese 'comfort women'

Date : May 7, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet An estimated 200,000 women across Asia were kidnapped BEIJING -- Disputes over Japan's wartime past have escalated between Beijing and Tokyo, but the case of Chinese comfort women is being ignored in their own country. An estimated 200,000 women across Asia were kidnapped or ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

China plans panda preserve 3 times size of Yellowstone

Date : March 30, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Preserve for the giant panda Beijing - China is planning to create a preserve for the giant panda that will be three times the size of Yellowstone National Park in the western US. The panda preserve will link parts of three western provinces to provide an ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Japan, China, South Korea Hold Ministerial Talks

Date : March 21, 2015 Reporter : Trend Talks on reducing regional tensions The foreign ministers South Korea, China and Japan met in Seoul on Saturday for talks focussed on reducing regional tensions caused by their territorial and historical disputes. The three top diplomats met after a series of ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

New bacteria discovered that could reset medicine to the Dark Ages

Date : November 21, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Discovered bacteria resistant to all antibiotics BEIJING, China - The world is facing a possible post-antibiotic era that could reset modern medicine to the Dark Ages, according to scientists who have discovered bacteria resistant to all antibiotics. The findings of the study were ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Chinese cruise market sees unprecedented expansion

Date : October 19, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Cruises from Chinese ports SHANGHAI, China - The Asian cruise market is seeing an unprecedented influx of new cruise ships offering roundtrip cruises from Chinese ports, particularly Shanghai. News about ships being deployed to what is set to become the ...Full Story

SPORTS

Gao Hongbo steps down as Chinas World Cup dream all but over

Date : October 11, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Qualification for the 2018 World Cup China became the second Asian nation -- after Qatar -- to lose their coach in the final round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup. More will surely follow. Dreams of Russia are as good as over for China. While it was obvious ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

ICBC (Asia) Sponsors Finale Performance of the Hong Kong Arts Festival for Three Consecutive Years

Date : March 31, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival on a perfect note HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2015) - ICBC (Asia) sustained its support for Hong Kong's cultural and artistic development with its third exclusive sponsorship of the Finale Performance of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. This ...Full Story

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