China shuts down 3,918 illegal websites

Beijing: A total of 3,918 illegal websites were shut down by China’s internet watchdogs from April to June ... according to the CAC statement on Saturday, Xinhua News Agency reported. Up to 316 cases related to illegal websites were handed to judicial ... ( read original story ...)

China opens cinema theatre in disputed South China Sea island

China has opened a modern cinema theatre on Yongxing Island ... a 3D perforated screen for viewers to indulge in the pleasure of big screen, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Chen Zijian, general manager of Hainan Film Company, which operates the ... ( read original story ...)

Woman in east China ‘steals’ prize orchid worth US$3 million

A woman caused panic at a garden centre in eastern China recently when instead of leaving with the ... called to say that one of their most precious specimens was missing, news portal Iqilu.com reported on Saturday. Chinese bike-share firm closes after ... ( read original story ...)

Chelsea apology to China for player’s offensive online posts

Chelsea apologized to China on Sunday for social media comments by Brazilian player Kenedy which it accepted "caused great offense and hurt the feelings" of the country during the Premier League champions' pre-season tour. The 21-year-old Kenedy has been ... ( read original story ...)

China flexes military muscle in a show of force to the West

Construction of the base — ­focused on logistics, says Beijing — began last year. China’s Xinhua news agency said: “The base will ensure China’s performance of missions such as escorting, peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and west Asia. ( read original story ...)

China’s Diesel, Gasoline Exports Surge to Ease Domestic Glut

Diesel shipments in first half jump 21% to almost 328,500 b/d Gasoline exports rise 8% in first half to nearly 222,000 b/d China’s diesel and gasoline exports surged in the first half of the year as a domestic supply glut and slowing demand growth ... ( read original story ...)

2 Canadian Cavalia employees jailed in China for smoking pot

Two Quebec employees with the Montreal-based equestrian multimedia show Cavalia have been imprisoned in China for allegedly smoking marijuana and are facing deportation, Radio-Canada has learned. On July 14, Chinese police visited a hotel in Beijing where ... ( read original story ...)

China bans Justin Bieber, citing past ‘bad behaviour’

BEIJING -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been barred from performing in China due to what officials call past instances of "bad behaviour." In a statement posted on its website on Tuesday, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said that while the ... ( read original story ...)