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Russian-Chinese computer-assisted air defense drills begins

Airspace Security - 2016 Date : December 12, 2017 Reporter : BNN BEIJING, China - In a bid to bolster cooperation between the two countries’ armies, Russia and China began the second ever computer-assisted air defense drills. The first ever ‘Airspace Security - 2016’ was held in May last year and this year, the six-day Russian-Chinese air defense drills is set to work out joint planning of combat operations. China’s Defense Ministry said that the drills will bolster cooperation between the two countries’ ...Full Story

POLITICS

As China and Russia grow in power, NATO expresses fears

Date : November 17, 2017 Reporter : BNN NATO Supreme Allied Commander PARIS, France - With reports indicating a major worldwide shift in power from North America and western Europe to China and Russia - NATO officials have pointed out how this could lead to conflict.  On Thursday, a senior NATO ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Skype removed from Apple, Android app stores in China

Date : November 23, 2017 Reporter : BNN Skype calls and messages began in October this year BEIJING, China - Citing non-compliance of local law, Skype, and several other apps were reportedly removed from the Apple and Android app stores in China. In a statement, Apple said that Skype's call and messaging service was ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Tesla set to enter China with new factory in Shanghai

Date : October 24, 2017 Reporter : BNN The Wall Street Journal SHANGHAI, China - In a bid to enter the world’s largest market for automobiles, China - the California-based carmaker, Tesla is now said to have closed a deal with Shanghai to set up a new factory. According to a report in The ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Xi Jinping is China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong

Date : October 25, 2017 Reporter : BNN Communist Party Congress BEIJING, China - In a unanimous vote conducted at the end of China’s most important twice-a-decade political meeting, the Communist Party Congress, the country’s president Xi Jinping was elevated to the level of founder Mao ...Full Story

HISTORY

Hong Kong Marks Handover Anniversary With Lowered Expectations

Date : June 29, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ VoA 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty HONG KONG - Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty with a show of military might, tight security and the presence of China's leader Xi Jinping, but also with lowered expectations among ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Asia Pacific vows marine retort as ‘bully’ China approves plans for underwater spy network

Date : June 1, 2017 Reporter : BNN In disputed South China Sea BEIJING, China - In a bid to further establish its dominance in the disputed resource-rich, China on Wednesday said that it has approved a plan to build an underwater observation network across the disputed East and South China ...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

China vows not to close the doors on global internet

Date : December 5, 2017 Reporter : BNN President Xi Jinping has stressed BEIJING, China - Addressing the situation in China in connection with the global internet, Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed that the country will not close its door to the global internet. At the country's largest ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Russian-Chinese computer-assisted air defense drills begins

Date : December 12, 2017 Reporter : BNN Airspace Security - 2016 BEIJING, China - In a bid to bolster cooperation between the two countries’ armies, Russia and China began the second ever computer-assisted air defense drills. The first ever ‘Airspace Security - 2016’ was held in ...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

Hong Kong Singer, Actress Josie Ho Making New Music

Date : September 14, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ VoA Singer and actress is putting out new music HONG KONG - To say that Josie Ho has been busy is an understatement. The Hong Kong singer and actress is putting out new music, touring Asia and has shot a new travel show on TLC. Together with her indie rock band, Josie and the ...Full Story

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