China is a disruptive force, U.S. Pacific military chief says

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. military's Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region on Thursday and urged countries in the area to build capabilities and work together to ensure free and open seas. Admiral Harry ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing Olympics could help end NHL-IOC standoff

Since saying "I do" to the International Olympic Committee in 1998 the National Hockey League and Winter Games have endured an often tumultuous relationship, one that ended last year in an acrimonious separation. In sporting terms this had been an arranged ... ( read original story ...)

Chinese airlines permit mobile phones on flight mode

Spring Airlines, the country’s largest budget carrier, followed suit today, announcing that it will allow mobile phones to be used in flight mode from next month. China’s restrictions on the use of portable electronic devices on flights came with tough ... ( read original story ...)

Mobile technology: Built on speed and convenience

Mintel’s Beauty Retailing China 2017 report found that almost 50% of Chinese beauty consumers aged 20-49 used mobile payment when buying beauty or personal care products in the six months to November 2016. “Mobile payment is becoming commonplace in ... ( read original story ...)

Google looks longingly at China but it won’t get its own way

Ultimately, China doesn’t need Google ... the world’s most popular video streaming platform, the market leading mobile operating system, the second most popular app store, as well as other services. In other words, a business will struggle to operate ... ( read original story ...)

China’s non-financial investment abroad falls

29.4% year-on-year drop comes amid govt crackdown on speculative overseas deals BEIJING •China last year posted its first decline in non-financial outbound direct investment since it began publishing the data in 2003, as firms backed off from speculative ... ( read original story ...)

Trial of Beijing’s new airport to be held next year: officials

Trial of the Beijing’s new international airport, which is tipped to be the largest in the world after its completion, is likely to start from October 2019, officials said on Thursday. The airport, which is located 46-km south of downtown Beijing on the ... ( read original story ...)

As Pax Americana crumbles, Taiwan is in Beijing’s crosshairs

Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party have got their imperialist salami slicer working overtime. After their success in gobbling up the South China Sea while four United States presidents were distracted or couldn’t be bothered to react, Xi and the ... ( read original story ...)