Tag: China

Malaysia decides on US company Ocean Infinity to resume search for missing aircraft MH370

Malaysia decides on US company Ocean Infinity to resume search for missing aircraft MH370

Asia, Breaking News, Current News, Government, International News, Latest News, Mainstream Headline News, Monitoring, News Headlines, News Today, Plane, World News Today
The Malaysian Government has confirmed it has chosen a company to begin a new search for MH370 and is now negotiating the terms of the deal. It has notified the families of the 239 people lost aboard MH370 that it is negotiating the terms and conditions of the search with US company Ocean Infinity. The seabed exploration company had offered to look for the missing Boeing 777 aircraft on a no-find, no-fee basis. MH370 disappeared over the southern Indian Ocean in March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The initial search of the ocean floor was suspended in January after no trace of the plane was found on the ocean floor. Advice sent today to MH370 families states that the MH370 Response team, "received several proposals from interested parties to search for MH
Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

Asia, Economy, Government, International News, Latest News, News Headlines, News Today, UK, USA, Whom It May, World News Today
The Philippines and China are at odds as to which of the country has rights to Reed Bank, an 8,866 square-kilometer table mount 80 kilometers from the Philippine island of Palawan. The Philippines is ready to let drilling restart there, after it has been halted two years ago when the disagreement had began publicly. China believes more than 90% of the sea including Reed Bank to be its own – despite the July 2016 arbitration verdict saying otherwise. Thusly, they would not appreciate the drilling from Philippines. Therein lies a question, will China allow the Philippines to continue drilling to sustain their friendship, which keeps China’s chief rival the United States at bay, or start an altercation. Strong push-back would risk letting the United States tighten its grip on the Philippin
Chinese scientists set new distance record for quantum communication

Chinese scientists set new distance record for quantum communication

Asia, Latest News, Mainstream Headline News, Space, World News Today
Chinese scientists have reported the successful transmission of entangled photons across 1,200 km using satellite technology, over 10 times the distance achieved by land-based optical fibers, in a feat that could help with the development of communication networks over vast distances. The research, led by Professor Pan Jianwei from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), was published in the US journal Science on Friday. "This work lays a reliable technical foundation for large-scale quantum networking and quantum communication experimental research, as well as experimental testing of basic principles of physics, such as general theory of relativity and quantum gravity, in outer space in the future," Pan told Xinhua News Agency in an interview. Entangling or "linking" quantum particles to...
Chinese tour operators halt travel to North Korea

Chinese tour operators halt travel to North Korea

Asia, Breaking News, Government, Health, International News, Latest News, Mainstream Headline News, Military, News Headlines, North Korea, World News Today
Amid escalating military tension on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese tour operators have canceled travel packages to North Korea, according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. The report said Sunday that state-owned China International Travel Services and Ctrip.com International -- the biggest tour operators in the country -- had halted travel to North Korea. Air China has also decided to cancel its flight schedules between Beijing and Pyongyang. The airline has carried passengers to North Korea since 2008. China has opposed the North’s nuclear tests and missile launches as such attempts could provoke military clashes. No Chinese senior officials attended the military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, according to local media reports.   Source: The Korean Herald
China Reminds North Korea That Trump Is A ‘Man Who Honors His Promises’ And His Threats

China Reminds North Korea That Trump Is A ‘Man Who Honors His Promises’ And His Threats

Mainstream Headline News
China warned its troublesome neighbor that it might want to think twice before conducting another nuclear test. President Donald Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday about the “menace of North Korea,” and the two sides agreed to work together to solve the problem on the Korean Peninsula. The president has said, though, that “if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.” Trump has made it clear the U.S. will use the “full range of military capabilities” to defend itself and its allies while maintaining force would not be a first option. There is evidence that North Korea may be preparing for a sixth nuclear test, but China, the North’s “friendly neighbor,” is trying to convince Pyongyang to reconsider. A paper known to float Chinese foreign policy ideas s
A 7,500 mile journey on a 2,000 year old trade route – First direct train sets off from Britain to China

A 7,500 mile journey on a 2,000 year old trade route – First direct train sets off from Britain to China

Asia, Current News, Economy, Europe, International News, Latest News, Mainstream Headline News, News Headlines, News Today
LONDON, U.K. - Marking history, the first direct train from Britain to China set off with thirty containers of British produced goods, on a 7,500 mile journey on Monday morning. The first rail freight service, DB Cargo locomotive, set out carrying whisky, soft drinks, vitamins, pharmaceuticals and baby products from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex’s DP World London Gateway rail terminal. The train that is set to arrive at Yiwu, eastern China on April 27, will pass through the Channel Tunnel into France and on to Belgium. It will also call in Duisburg, Germany, through Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Kazahkstan. According to officials, the journey is more economical than air freight and faster than sea freight. The service, which is part of China’s One Belt, One Road programme of reviving
China bans burqas and ‘abnormal’ beards

China bans burqas and ‘abnormal’ beards

Border News, Government, Latest News, Mainstream Headline News
Government claims it is cracking down on 'extremism' but human rights groups say religious freedom under attack. China has banned burqas, veils and “abnormal” beards in a predominantly Muslim province in what it claims is a crackdown on religious extremism. The measures, which also force people to watch state television, follow decades of ethnic and religious discrimination against Xinjiang’s 10 million-strong ethic Uyghur population. New regulations, to come into force on Saturday, require government workers in airports, railway stations and other public places “dissuade” women who fully cover their faces and bodies from entering and report them to police. They also prohibit the “abnormal growing of beards and naming of children to exaggerate religious fervour”, without giving s
‘Largest Pandemic in 100 Years’ Threatens China as Bird Flu Spreads 

‘Largest Pandemic in 100 Years’ Threatens China as Bird Flu Spreads 

Health, Latest News, Science
(RT)-China could be facing the worst bout of bird flu to hit the country in a century, with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) accounting for the deaths of 79 people in January from the 192 human cases reported so far. The outbreak has been described as the “worst season since the virus first appeared in the country in 2013,” by members of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Guan Yi, an expert in emerging viral diseases at the University of Hong Kong in China, said the surge in human cases is a cause for grave concern. "We are facing the largest pandemic threat in the last 100 years," he told Science. Between December 20, 2016 and January 16, 2017, a total of 918 laboratory-confirmed cases of human infections as well as 359 deaths from H7N9 worldwide have been re
MH370 search suspended by China, Malaysia and Australia.

MH370 search suspended by China, Malaysia and Australia.

Latest News, Mainstream Headline News
The search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared three years ago with 239 on board has been suspended. In a statement, Australia, Malaysia and China said the decision was taken with "sadness" after a fruitless search in more than 120,000 sq km (46,300 miles) of the Indian Ocean. Families of the victims called it an "irresponsible" move that must be reconsidered. Flight MH370 vanished en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur in 2014. So far only seven of the 20 pieces of recovered debris have been identified as definitely or highly likely to be from the Boeing 777. A report in November 2016 said the plane probably made a "high and increasing rate of descent" into the Indian Ocean. Tuesday's joint statement said "no new information has been discovered to determine the specific...
Chinese state media tells Donald Trump’s team to ‘prepare for military clash’ 

Chinese state media tells Donald Trump’s team to ‘prepare for military clash’ 

Government, Latest News
The US should "prepare for a military clash", a state run Chinese tabloid newspaper has warned. Less than 24 hours after US Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson appeared to call for a blockade of South China Sea islands, a strongly-worded English editorial in the Global Times accused the former ExxonMobil chief executive of "rabble-rousing". He "had better bone up on nuclear power strategies if he wants to force a big nuclear power to withdraw from its own territories", the paper, which is known for writing hawkish editorials, said. However, despite being state run, it does not necessarily reflect government policy. In its first response to Mr Tillerson’s comments, China’s foreign ministry stressed the importance of mutual respect and cooperation with the US. At a daily bri