China flexes its muscles with military parade

BEIJING -- China's military has the "confidence and capability" to bolster ... and system of the party's absolute leadership over the army," the official Xinhua News Agency reported. "Always listen to and follow the party's orders," Xi said. ( read original story ...)

Companies say Apple removed their privacy apps from China

China appears to have succeeded in eliminating software programs that enable its people to view an uncensored internet. Companies that let people avoid the government filters said Saturday that their programs have been removed from Apple's app store in ... ( read original story ...)

China to build first Mars simulation base

An agreement to build a “Mars village” at Haixi prefecture in Qinghai province was signed on Tuesday, according to the China News Service. The region on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau is known for its sharp ridges and mounds of rock – known as yardangs ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan braces for second storm after Typhoon Nesat injures 103

Emergency response efforts had begun in neighbouring Zhejiang province, where more than 3,000 people had been evacuated, China News Service reported. Another typhoon, “Begonia”, is expected to make landfall in Fujian either Sunday evening or Monday ... ( read original story ...)