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A summary of issues with Garena (Re-post)

This is probably not the first time, nor the last time this type of post would be created, but I feel that this has to be addressed. Riot has neglected Garena for way too long, and with the rumors of the contract between Riot and Garena coming to an end, I feel that this is a good time to address it.
This post is a consolidation of various sources and other posts, along with some personal opinions as a player on the SG/MY server of Garena.
For those unaware, Garena is a server provider that Riot licensed League of Legends to for it to host in the South-East Asian regions, in countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia.


Hiding Content:
Garena has always had hidden content. We never got to see last year's end of year statistics; we never have patch notes linked in the client; we never have a lot of the features that Riot's Client have. We have the basics, but not the luxuries.
Also, they have also made it impossible for users to reroll Skin Shards into Prestige/Mystic skins. On the one occasion where their system was bugged, a user got it but Garena quickly took it away from him and gave him Skin Shards.
Reddit Post Regarding Issue
Imgur of Garena "Support" Replying
Garena advocates gambling among it's users. 24/7, we have this thing called 'Lucky Crates', which are borderline scams. They usually contain 1-2 rare items, or a set of rare items, for a low RP cost but also have the chance to contain useless items such as 10 Orange Essence and 10 Blue Essence.
Recently, they have also launched a "Poro Pillionare", where you can spin a lucky wheel in order to win skins, 'shards', and BE/OE. The 'shards' can be used to buy skins, even exclusive ones such as PAX TWISTED FATE:
The Wheel Of Luck
Their Shop
Blatant Money Grabs:
Garena has released K/DA Prestige Evelynn to their store as part of a gambling game. If you can guess 1 out of 9, you win the skin, and you can pay a small amount of RP to remove a guess, meaning for 1840 RP you get:
K/DA Prestige Evelynn
6 Masterwork Chests + Key
5 Hextech Chests + Key
3 Emotes
5 K/DA Orbs
K/DA Bag
The fact that just the 11 chests alone are worth 1840 means that the value of this is dropped drastically.
Screenshot of the cash-grab in the Garena Client - Credit to u/smexxyhexxy
e-Sports Betting:
Citing this recent Reddit post, Garena has been using the e-Sports scene of LoL in order to make money for themselves. This has been occurring since many seasons ago, but this is the first time there is conclusive evidence of this - unhealthy for the e-Sports scene in general.
Here are links to the video in question:
YouTube (Starts at around 10 minutes)
Streamable Backup
Image 1 | Image 2
Citing this article on Bitcoin List, Garena has been using their launcher (for those unaware, Garena has their own platform in which you must use to launch LoL on) to install a cryptominer onto the systems of those playing LoL, and as a result the GPU and CPU rate of the computers have gone down drastically, while players attribute the issue to unoptimisation. Thankfully, it seems to have gone, although from personal experience I still feel there is something draining my GPU at all times when the launcher uses about 30% of it. EVEN THE ACTUAL GAME ONLY TAKES UP 40%
Random Server Merges:
Recently, the Indonesian server of Garena merged with the Singapore/Malaysian server. Aside from the fact that it mixes up people that speak very different languages in the same server, according to this post made by Garena themselves (it is in Indonesian so I'll translate), the Indonesian users will lose their:
- Match-Making Rating and Rank
- Username and Clubs
- Friends list and Honor level
- All champion Mastery Points
- All current Hextech crafting shards
This is an obvious change; imagine yourself as an NA player, suddenly stripped of your username and rank, along with that M7 Yasuo you spent so long to earn, only to be forced to transfer to a server which does not speak English, and has worse ping. Yeah, that would really suck.
Quoting from this post:
In Vietnam you can have a nice meal with 2$ (i am not even kidding) and our average salary income in Vietnam is about 250$-350$ or even lower. So the skin prices before the "big change" was very cheap and accessible for everyone with an average income. Notice that we have different RP ratio in Vietnam server: - 149 RP for a 750 RP skin (cost 1.75$) - 199 RP for a 975 RP skin (cost 2.5$) - 299 RP for a 1350 RP skin (cost 3.75$) - 399 RP for a 1820 RP skin (cost 5$) - 799 RP for an Ultimate skin (cost 10$) 
The average income for an American household is 4.5k a month according to CNBC, so by that calculation, it would cost roughly:
27 USD for a 750 RP skin
38 USD for a 975 RP skin
56 USD for a 1350 RP skin
75 USD for a 1820 RP skin
150 USD for an Ultimate skin
If that sounds ridiculous to you, then yes, it is.
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Daily Transfer News Thread - 07/20/2018

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OK that is it folks as far as tonight's Transfer Centre is concerned, however, fear not as we will be back again first thing tomorrow morning with more gossip and updates from across the globe...


On the latest episode of Transfer Talk, Keith Downie explains why a "massive standoff" over transfer funds at Newcastle has led to Rafael Benitez rejecting two contract offers.


Barcelona have launched a third bid, this time in excess of £55m, for Chelsea forward Willian, Sky Sports News understands.


Sky Sports Fantasy Football reveal how new Liverpool signing Alisson compares to the Premier League’s best goalkeepers.


Brazil great Ronaldo has backed compatriot Vinicius Junior to live up to expectations at Real Madrid after the highly rated teenager's arrival at the Bernabeu.
A deal was struck in May 2017 to take the forward from Flamengo to Madrid but only now, with Vinicius Junior having turned 18 this month, has he moved to Spain.
Ronaldo said: "Vinicius is a player with a lot of quality and talent. He's the biggest prospect for the future of Brazilian football. You arrive at an amazing new home. This is where I was the happiest playing football and where I achieved the most important things in my career.
"It may be difficult at first, but it's the best place you could be. All players dream of wearing the Real Madrid jersey and now he has the opportunity to show that he has been sacrificing to achieve his dream."


The Transfer Centre rounds up of all the latest summer transfer stories from SSN today...


Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward is convinced he can take his game to another level after completing a switch to Leicester from Liverpool.
Ward becomes the Foxes' fourth signing of the summer transfer window, and will offer competition to Kasper Schmeichel and Eldin Jakupovic.
"I'm delighted to be here and I'm really looking forward to the future with this football club," Ward said to LCFC TV.
"I've come here to develop my all-round game and hopefully help deliver some more success. The club has had that in recent years and hopefully there's more to come in the future."


Sunderland have signed free agent Glen Loovens on a two-year deal.
The experienced Dutchman is new boss Jack Ross' seventh signing of the summer following the acquisitions of Tom Flanagan, Chris Maguire, Jon McLaughlin, Alim Ozturk, Reece James and Dylan McGeouch.
Loovens joins the Black Cats after a five-year spell at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.


Everton are in advanced talks to sign Watford forward Richarlison in a deal which could be worth a £50m, according to Sky sources.
Richarlison, 21, signed for Watford last summer for £13m from Fluminense when current Everton manager Marco Silva was in charge at Vicarage Road.
The Brazilian forward made a big impression on his arrival to the Premier League, scoring five goals in his first 12 appearances.
A £50m deal would see Richarlison become Everton's club-record signing, overtaking the £45m the Toffees paid for Gylfi Sigurdsson last summer.


Sunderland have offered Glenn Loovens a contract.
The veteran defender is a free agent after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.
The Black Cats have also agreed a fee of around £700,000 with Reading for midfielder George Evans.
The player will have a medical over the weekend.


James McClean is on the verge of joining Stoke City from West Bromwich Albion after undergoing a medical on Friday.
The deal is expected to be completed over the weekend.
The Republic of Ireland international will become Stoke's fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Benik Afobe, Adam Federici and Oghenekaro Peter Etebo.


Wales international goalkeeper Danny Ward has completed his move from Liverpool to Leicester.
Sky Sports News understands Leicester have paid £12.5m for the 25-year-old, who leaves Anfield a day after Liverpool completed the record-breaking transfer of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson.
Ward joined Liverpool from hometown club Wrexham in 2012 but only mustered three first-team appearances during his time at Anfield.


Southampton midfielder Sofiane Boufal has joined Celta Vigo on a season-long loan.
The 24-year-old Morocco international joined the Saints from Lille in August 2016, making 59 appearances and scoring four goals.
However, Boufal does not feature in the plans of manager Mark Hughes for the new campaign having fallen out of favour towards the end of the last season.


Carlisle have signed Sheffield United midfielder Regan Slater on a six-month loan.
Regan came through the Blades academy and, age 17, became their youngest ever player to score on their debut in a 4-2 EFL Trophy win over Grimsby.
Now 18, Regan has since featured for Sheffield United in a Championship game against Preston and in the FA Cup against Ipswich Town.
The move remains subject to the clearance of the necessary paperwork.


Swansea are showing strong interest in Manchester City youngster Bersant Celina, Sky Sports News understands.
The two clubs have held initial talks over a potential deal.
Celina spent last season on loan at Ipswich Town in the Championship, where he scored eight goals in 35 appearances.


Fleetwood have signed midfielder James Wallace and striker Chris Long.
Wallace, 26, who has been on trial following his release by Tranmere, has put pen to paper on a short-term contract.
Former Burnley forward Long, 23, who had a loan spell with Fleetwood in 2016, scoring four goals in 18 appearances, has agreed a two-year deal.


Brighton & Hove Albion wide man Solly March has signed a new deal at the south coast club club keeping him at the Amex until 2022.
March, who turns 24 today, made 36 Premier League appearances for Brighton last season, scoring his first top-flight goal against Bournemouth last September.


Forward Erik Lamela has agreed a new contract with Tottenham that keeps the Argentina international at the north London club until the summer of 2022.


Jack Colback has rejoined Championship side Nottingham Forest on a season-long from Newcastle.
Sky sources reported last week that Colback was in talks to return to the City Ground after spending the second half of last season at Forest.
Colback made 16 appearances for Aitor Karana's side last term, scoring one goal.
Newcastle-born midfielder Colback is a graduate of the Sunderland academy. He made 135 appearances on Wearside before becoming the first player in more than 15 years to move directly from Sunderland to Newcastle.
The 27-year-old has a year left to run on his contract at Newcastle.
Colback is Forest boss Karanka seventh signing of the summer following the acquisitions of Costel Pantilimon, Jack Robinson, Joao Carvalho, Diogo Goncalves, El Hilal Soudani and Lewis Grabban.


Ched Evans has made a season-long loan move from Sheffield United to Fleetwood.
The former Wales international, who was in his second spell at Bramall Lane, had failed to break into Chris Wilder's side and thought a loan period and regular football would benefit him.
The 29-year-old became Joey Barton's eighth signing of the summer on Friday and trained for the first team with his new teammates at Poolfoot Farm.


Blackburn Rovers midfielder Bradley Dack has agreed a new three-year contract at Ewood Park.


Rangers have agreed a deal to sign Liverpool winger Ryan Kent on a season-long loan, according to Sky sources.
Kent, 21, is a graduate from Liverpool's academy and spent last season on loan at Bundesliga side Freiburg and Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City but only made 18 appearances across both spells.
The England U20 international signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool in August 2017.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has made nine signings since taking charge at Ibrox.


Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson admits he was "blown away" by Salford when competing for the same player this summer.
Salford showed their financial mettle this week when they signed Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney.
"I actually competed with Salford for two players," he said. "I got one of them, Liam Donnelly, and completely lost out on the other one, who they blew us away with money. That's a club that's going places but that's what you are competing with.
"Obviously they have a lot of backing and a good manager, so they are an attractive prospect for players now.
"It's a hard one, you see Adam Rooney who has done very well here and scored a lot of goals, dropping down to a Conference side. It's tough, it's getting tougher."


Rangers are hopeful of securing a deal to sign Liverpool winger Ryan Kent on a season-long loan, according to Sky sources.
The 21-year-old – a Liverpool academy graduate – spent last season on loan at German club Freiburg and Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City.
Kent, who has represented England at U18 and U20 level, signed a new long-term deal at Liverpool last summer.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has made nine signings since taking charge at Ibrox and has already signed Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria on a season-long loan as well as Jon Flanagan on a free transfer following his release from the Reds.






Sunderland winger Callum McManaman has joined Wigan for an undisclosed fee.
The 27-year-old has signed an intial one year deal at the DW Stadium.
McManaman started his career with the Latics as a teenager before leaving for West Brom in 2015.


Brighton boss Chris Hughton says his club's recruitment process is ongoing...


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Daniel Sturridge scored the second goal as Liverpool continued their pre-season programme with a defeat of Blackburn. (Pictures courtesy of LFCTV)


Defender Paul Watson has signed for Dundee United on a two-year deal.


Midfielder James Wallace has become Fleetwood's sixth summer signing after joining on a short-term contract.


Huddersfield have signed Monaco striker Adama Diakhaby for an undisclosed fee.
The 22-year-old is capped at Under-21 level for France and has signed a deal until 2021 with the option of a further year.


Aston Villa have announced "significant investment" from NSWE, a company that is jointly owned and controlled by businessman Nassef Sawiris’ group NNS and businessman Wes Edens.
Current owner Dr Tony Xia will become co-chairman and remain on the board.
In a statement, Villa say: "The club’s management remain focused on strengthening the squad and are fully aligned with the new investors who are supportive of their ambitions."


Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola says he was not disappointed to miss out on signing Jorginho.
The midfielder looked set to join City but eventually signed for Chelsea to play under his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.
"Not disappointed. We tried. It was already done," said Guardiola.
"All my advice for the players is they have to play where they want to go. It would have been a mistake for us and for him if he came here when he wanted to go with Maurizio."


Tottenham have also confirmed Heung-min Son will represent South Korea at the Asian Games.
The tournament begins on August 14, four days after the start of the new Premier League season.
A Spurs statement said: "Son will now join up with the squad ahead of our tour of the United States where we will compete in the International Champions Cup against AS Roma (San Diego), Barcelona (Los Angeles) and AC Milan (Minneapolis) and will also be available for our opening game of the Premier League season away at Newcastle United before travelling to Indonesia to represent South Korea at the Asian Games."


Fulham are close to agreeing a deal with Besiktas to sign goalkeeper Fabricio Ramirez, Sky Sports News understands.
Known just as ‘Fabri’ – the former Spain U20 is wanted to provide competition for Marcus Bettinelli following David Button’s switch to Brighton.
The Whites are also interested in signing Espanyol defender David Lopez but the Catalan club are holding out for his £35.8m release clause.
Reports in Spain claim Fulham have so far offered just £18m for the 28-year-old.


Heung-min Son has signed a new five-year contract, keeping him at Tottenham until 2023.
Sky Sports News reported back in May that the South Korea international was set for talks over a new deal. Son scored 18 goals in 53 appearances last season.


Anything Real can do... Atletico Madrid have unveiled their new No 14, Rodri, who returns to the club from Villarreal having previously played in the club's youth ranks.


See which players make the top 10 most expensive Premier League transfers, following Alisson Becker's move to Liverpool.


Here are the latest rumours from our friends at Football Whispers...


Rotherham United have signed defender Billy Jones.
The 31-year-old has penned a two-year deal after ending a four-year spell with Sunderland.


Vinicius Junior has been presented as a Real Madrid player today.
The 18-year-old has joined from Flamengo for a reported £40m fee.


Brighton have completed the signing of South Africa international Percy Tau from Mamelodi Sundowns for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old striker has agreed a four-year deal and will be loaned out ahead of the new season.
"Percy is a player we have highlighted for the future, and there is no doubting his talent, having been voted South African player of the season," manager Chris Hughton told the club website.


Chelsea have made initial contact with Juventus with the hope of signing Gonzalo Higuain, according to Sky in Italy.
After Juve completed the £105m signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last week, the Serie A club need to sell some players due to UEFA's FFP rules.
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri worked with Higuain at Napoli before the striker joined Juventus in 2016, and Sky in Italy believe Sarri is keen to link up with the 30-year-old again at Stamford Bridge.


Get the latest from the transfer market courtesy of Sky Sports News.


Roma have made a £31.3m offer to Bordeaux to sign Everton target Malcom, Sky in Italy are reporting.
A response from the French Ligue 1 club is expected in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Sky in Italy understand the player has already agreed personal terms with Roma after a positive meeting between his agents and sporting director Monchi on Thursday.
Sky sources reported earlier this week that Everton were in advanced talks with Bordeaux over a £30m deal for the young Brazilian, and were discussing a five-year deal worth £80,0000 per week.
Malcom burst onto the scene last season and was a target for Tottenham in January before they signed Lucas Moura from PSG.


Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in signing Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich, according to Bild.
The Chile midfielder would reportedly set them back €31m (£27.75m).


Goalkeeper Deyan Iliev has signed a new contract with Arsenal.
The 23-year-old, who joined the Gunners in 2012, played eight times for the Under-23s last season, and was also included in the first-team squad for the Carabao Cup win over Norwich in October.


What does the signing of Alisson mean for Liverpool goalkeepers Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet?
"Nothing in the moment," said manager Jurgen Klopp last night.
"Liverpool needs just the highest quality goalkeepers and that's what we have at the moment, we'll see now what we do in the next few weeks.
"Loris played outstanding [against Blackburn] tonight. Since we started the pre-season - people have obviously never been in a difficult situation so they think it's funny to make some noise at the moment when he touches the ball or catches the ball and stuff like that, but that's how it is.
"But no, at the moment we have three outstanding goalkeepers and two very young and very talented goalkeepers but we need that, so I'm happy about that."


Crawley Town have signed midfielder Filipe Morais on a three-year contract.
The 32-year-old has joined after his contract with Bolton expired last month.


Arsenal boss Unai Emery is ready to sell Danny Welbeck, according to The Sun.
Everton reportedly could stump up £15m for the England striker, who has not yet been offered an extension to his contact, which is up in a year.
Goalkeeper David Ospina and forward Lucas Perez could also apparently be put on the market.




Cesc Fabregas has expressed his desire to see team-mate Eden Hazard stay at Chelsea.
Hazard is reportedly wanted by Real Madrid and said after the World Cup that "it might be time to discover something different".
"I won’t lie, I speak to him often," Fabregas said at Chelsea’s first press conference on their tour of Australia.
"He is the best player at the club and we need a Chelsea to keep the best players. He knows the fans love him and a player we love to play with. For sure, we want him to stay."


Derby have signed Florian Jozefzoon from Brentford for an undisclosed fee.
Jozefzoon has penned a three-year deal with Derby after rejecting a move to Leeds.
"Florian is a player that I have been tracking since I first got the job here so it’s fantastic for us to get the deal done," said Derby boss Frank Lampard.
"I watched him at Brentford last season and he is an exciting player. He is willing to run at and in behind defenders so his speed and creativity make him another really strong addition to our squad."


Arsene Wenger is in contention to become manager of Japan's national team, according to the Daily Mail.
Since leaving Arsenal, the Frenchman has been linked with Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain.
However, speculation over an advance by the Japan FA has emerged while several Chinese clubs are also said to fancy the 68-year-old.


Raheem Sterling reportedly fears his chances of earning a new deal at Manchester City have taken a step back after the World Cup.
The Daily Telegraph say Sterling decided to delay contract talks until after his return from Russia in the hope his value would increase, but there has in fact been little change.
Sterling has two years left on his current deal and Pep Guardiola is said to want to push for a resolution over the next few weeks.


Lots of transfer talk in today's national papers...


Could one of the summer's big transfer rumours be over? Maybe...
Neymar has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, but has said that he plans to stay at Paris St-Germain.
"I'll stay. I have a contract with PSG and I've chosen to be there for the challenge, for new things and higher goals," he told Fox Sports.
"I won't change my head about it. I hope we can have a successful season, with new silverware, too. The press enjoys creating rumours, but everyone knows how much I care about PSG."


Tottenham are said to have joined the race for Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha.
The Ivorian was reported to be at the top of new Everton boss Marco Silva's target list, but according to the Daily Mirror, Spurs are now also plotting a swoop.
The rival part-exchange bids could apparently see Spurs offer Moussa Sissoko in a swap, while Everton could put Yannick Bolasie on the table.
Meanwhile, The Sun claims Zaha wants to leave Selhurst Park - although bosses could hold out for up to £70million.


Liverpool confirmed the signing of Alisson last night in a deal that makes him the world's most expensive goalkeeper.
Scroll down to see all the details and reaction, including Jurgen Klopp calling him one of the "world’s best goalkeepers."


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News roundup for the previous week.
In International news
  1. Ice cream gift from Vladimir Putin to Xi Jinping warms ties between Russia, China at G20 summit
  2. French stage anti-racism protest after Chinese man's death
  3. China’s Advance in Latin America: Geostrategic Implications for Europe, the US, and the Region Itself
  4. G20 ‘staircase snub’ for Obama was United States’ decision, reveals Chinese official
  5. Asia's Most Innovative Universities (China has 22 among top 75, the most of any country, India has only 2.)
  6. Yao's pivot from China to U.S. became center's biggest move: Eight-time All-Star became a gracious global ambassador of game
  7. To become a global leader, China must first be ready to do some heavy lifting
  8. Thousands rally in Paris to protest crime targeting Chinese | At least 13,000 people attended a rally in Paris on Sunday to protest against what they say is a crime wave targeting the Chinese community in France, police said, after a Chinese textile designer died after being mugged last month
  9. Russia Supports China’s Stance on South China Sea
  10. Chinese Tourists Targeted by Upcoming Las Vegas Casinos: “The Chinese do quite enjoy a very Chinese experience,” Fitch Ratings gambling analyst Alex Bumazhny stated. “They do gravitate toward Asian amenities.”
  11. Made in China G20 and its geoeconomic significance
  12. China’s Sports Diplomacy in Africa: Who Gets What?
  13. Chinese Red Star scores 6 goals to win in first KHL home game: The KHL’s first Chinese team is formed by a mix of Russian, European and North American skaters, and only includes five Chinese players at the moment. The team was set up as a vehicle to promote and popularize ice-hockey
  14. Canada joins Alibaba's new online hub in bid to access Chinese market: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alibaba founder Jack Ma announced the launch of a Canadian "pavilion" on the Tmall platform
  15. China, Turkey pledge to deepen counter-terrorism cooperation
  16. Russia, China Building Yuan-Based Alliance Against Dollar: According to Andrei Ivanov, head of the trade financing department at Sberbank CIB, shifting to national currencies should be considered in the perspective of Silk Road integration plans
  17. Saudi Arabia ‘ready’ to meet China energy demand: “The Kingdom is ready to fulfil the rising energy demand in China in the coming decades,” the SPA quoted Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih as stating
  18. Turkey, China sign energy, nuclear security agreements at G20
  19. Giant panda no longer endangered - WWF: The giant panda's population grew by 17 percent in the decade leading up to 2014, announced the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  20. Kyrgyzstan says Uighur militant groups behind attack on China's embassy
  21. China's metro tech takes Iran onto faster track - Business
  22. Australia’s growing fear of Chinese business is drenched in hypocrisy
  23. PH, China eye intensified trade, financial ties: Specifically, the Philippine and Chinese governments would like to “revitalize” cooperation in five key areas: agricultural trade; bilateral financial cooperation through currency swap; customs; project financing; and tourism
  24. UAE, China trade to hit $80b in two years: The UAE is one of China's top trading markets in the Middle East and is a strategically important trading hub in terms of imports, exports and re-exports. UAE's open visa policy for China has indeed been a huge boost to the business and trade
  25. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull insists Australia's friction with China is modest, despite being given "disproporionate attention". Mr Turnbull insists Australia has an independent foreign policy and does not have to choose between China and the US, amid growing tensions between the two super powers
  26. The broad relationship between Singapore and China is in "working shape", with bilateral cooperation progressing on many fronts including a new government-led project in Chongqing, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
  27. Taiwan Tourism Companies plan massive protest on 9/12 (mainland tourism to Taiwan declined 55% overall, "Free"/No-Guide tourists from mainland declined 16%)
  28. Jack Ma: I'm not worried about anti-China sentiment on US campaign trail, people will come to their senses after the election. (lol)
  29. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that Britain and China were enjoying a 'golden era' and the strategic partnership would not be derailed by her decision on whether to back a part-Chinese funded power station at Hinkley Point
  30. India, China plan military drill on terror
  31. Yao Ming, the 'emperor' of Houston and Chinese basketball
  32. Obama's Pivot to Asia Fails to Deter China
  33. Russia and China Taunt NATO with Show of Friendship in the South China Sea
  34. Indonesia leans toward China: China, Indonesia’s top trading partner, is seen as a friendly counterpart with strong innovation in its digital economy, especially in e-commerce and financial technology, said Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry vice chairwoman for international relations
  35. China claimed seven gold medals to top the standings after the first day of competition at the Rio Paralympics
  36. Careless Consumption: Developed Countries Responsible for Worsening Pollution in East Asia ''Although global pollution is largely generated in developing countries, it is foreign demand that drives much of the goods production and associated pollution.''
  37. China’s military arrive in Syria to help Russia!
  38. China has bought back to the country one-third of those on its top 100 list of most-wanted corruption suspects who have fled overseas. Over the past 2 years, since setting up a team to chase graft suspects across the globe, returned 1,915 people from more than 70 countries along with $1.12 billion
  39. China, the US, and Europe have pledged their support for a new deal to cut down carbon dioxide emissions by airlines, which is due to be finalized at a meeting of the U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organisation in September and slated to go into effect from 2021
In Domestic news
  1. China wary after record voter turnout for crucial Hong Kong election
  2. Hong Kong election: Youth protest leaders win LegCo seats - BBC News
  3. 60 per cent of Chinese women control family finances: Report
  4. China blames "dark shadow of the Stars and Stripes" for Hong Kong independence push
  5. China warns Hong Kong democracy activists after election - BBC News
  6. China Opens First Space Travel Theme Park, Hopes to Take Tourists to Near Outer Space
  7. Liu Yang, 38, hailed as the first Chinese woman in space, became one of the three new part-time vice-presidents of the All-China Women's Federation. Liu credited its efforts in promoting women's development as a major reason why the country began to enroll female astronauts
  8. China is making "big stride" in quality education: UNESCO chief
  9. Luxury clubs closed in China amid graft crackdown
  10. China Pushes Ahead with Independent Committees to Select Top Court Officials
  11. How one man is saving China's endangered bees
  12. Should Genetically Modified Foods Be Legalized? A crop of genetically modified corn found in western China has brought the controversial topic of genetically modified foods back into the national conversation
In SciTech news
  1. Science-led economies: China is focusing on collaborative centres that tap into the success of it's basic research labs and spin out their findings into practical technologies (S8)
  2. Nvidia partners with Baidu to build a self-driving car AI
  3. China Pushes Coding for Kids in Effort to Tackle Innovation Gap
  4. Is China the world's new scientific superpower? - Technology & Science
  5. Revival of Aging Ukrainian Aircraft AN-225 May Serve Chinese Space Program: AN-225 is currently the biggest aircraft in the world, with a takeoff mass amounting to 640 tons and a working load of 250 tons
  6. China: High-tech transformation. Chinese researchers are benefiting as the government looks to science to lead the economic transition to become a world-leader in the production of high-value technology
  7. Chinese scientists convert sand into soil with new method
  8. Huawei talks up cloud ambition, rides IoT elevators with Schindler: Chinese networking equipment vendor outlines future cloud deployments it says are necessary to facilitate enterprise transformation and inks new partnership to build "smart" elevators
  9. Terminator-like liquid metal machine now can 'jump' and 'run': new discoveries on liquid metal made by a joint team of scientists from CAS and Tsinghua University that were published in global academic journals this year
  10. JD's first-ever self-driving delivery vehicle to hit roads soon: The company formed a partnership with robot maker Siasun earlier this year to automate its logistic network and to develop delivery drones and driverless vehicles
  11. Lowering the cost and environmental footprint of white LEDs: Kuang-Lieh Lu, Yang-Fang Chen and colleagues developed more cost-effective and environmentally friendly white LEDs using graphene and a strontium-based, metal-organic framework (MOF) that does not include rare-earth elements
  12. China's homegrown AI sector takes off: China looks to build a native artificial intelligence industry reaching 100 billion yuan ($14.9 billion) by 2018, with over 100 such firms materializing so far
  13. China's Quantum Science Satellite is operating well in orbit after testing and will begin its experiments this month, according to the project's lead scientist Pan Jianwei
  14. The Chinese Academy of Sciences unveiled 60 new science and technology projects to accomplish in the next 5 years. The areas cover organ repair and reconstruction, water pollution control, research on Moon samples, a low-frequency radio telescope and a ground application system for the Mars mission
  15. China successfully develops quantum radar system
  16. First gravitational waves form after 10 million years: Technology Islamabad, the University of Heidelberg and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has now calculated this for the first time using an extensive simulation
  17. Nobel Winner Says China Should Not Build Particle Collider: ChenNing Yang called costs a bottomless pit, comparing to US project that cost $3b then scrapped. Wang Yifang believes collider will attract overseas talent, cultivate young scientists at home, and be a leap for China in high-energy science
  18. Nano-lipid particles from edible ginger could improve drug delivery for colon cancer: according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University...and Southwest University in China
  19. Chinese scientists are developing a family of high altitude airships that can help with Earth observation, maritime monitoring and communication signal relays
  20. China betting on advanced robots. According to the International Federation of Robotics, Chinese are creating an “industrial internet” which gathers information and uses it across manufacturing networks. Their robots are connected systems with advanced sensors, sophisticated software and actuators
  21. China Plans To Build A Deep-Sea ‘Space Station’ In South China Sea: If the plans go ahead, the station would be located 3000 metres below the surface, inhabited by humans, and would be used to hunt for minerals. There are also concerns that it would be used for military purposes
  22. The new breed of cutting-edge catalysts Advances in catalyst research could create a superhighway to clean energy sources and more-sustainable chemical industry. Chinese Academy of Sciences Can Li has used platinum and cobalt oxide nanoparticles to create a catalyst for splitting water with sunlight
  23. Sugar transforms a traditional Chinese medicine into a cruise missile: tests of triptolide in human cells and mice are vastly improved by the chemical attachment of glucose to the triptolide molecule. Preferentially seeks out cancer cells
  24. More Chinese contestants active in robot competition- China.org.cn
  25. China Accomplishes Five Petawatt Laser Pulse Output
In Economic news
  1. China Holds Three High Cards In Hand To Gain Bigger Say In Global Economy At G20 Summit: "Beijing is betting on its key role in a new multilateral bank and in an alternative currency, as well as its pull with the rest of the developing world"
  2. Four Considerations on the Chinese Economy
  3. China Box Office: Growth Returns in August After Prolonged Downturn
  4. Microsoft to sell off MSN China
  5. China Is About to Get Serious With Bad Debt
  6. China's banks had provided a total of 7.26 trillion yuan ($1.09 trillion) in "green credit" by the end of June this year, part of its efforts to steer its economy onto a more environmentally friendly course
  7. Taiwanese travel firms feel the pinch with fewer Chinese tourists
  8. China's Export Machine Is Grabbing More of the Global Market - China’s global export share climbed to 14.6, the highest proportion of exports ever in IMF data going back to 1980, "All the talk we have heard over the last few years about China losing its global competitive advantage is nonsense"
  9. Russian, Chinese Investment Funds Set Up Joint Fund Worth $500Mln: the joint fund will invest in agriculture, transport, retail and tourism projects
  10. Jim Rogers on Oil, Gold and Why China Is a Buy
  11. Behind China’s E-Commerce Success Story: Economists agree that consumption is the most stable component in GDP composition as compared to investments and exports. More significant is the sheer size of the retail market, with e-commerce in China estimated to reach USD 899.09 billion in 2016
  12. ‘Created’ in China: Shenzhen is making hardware like Silicon Valley makes apps
  13. Charting China’s rise to trading superpower
  14. Fast Food Giants Unload Their China Units Amid Increased Competition
  15. The Man Who Incubated Drone Giant DJI Wants China To Fly High On Tech: Prof. Li Zexiang of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has funded a number of student-led projects, including electric boat engine maker ePropulsion and robotics start-up Quotient Kinematics Machine
  16. China's Reform of SOEs May Look a Little Odd to the West: Goldman
  17. China's evolving trade picture, in charts: China now accounts for more than 12 percent of world exports, more than any other single country in the world, according to the IMF. Domestic value added has grown sharply, and especially so in "knowledge intensive" production
  18. In North Korea, China's Xiaomi gets the people's pulses racing
  19. Cashing In On Low Prices, China's Oil Imports Surge: reports indicate that reserves may now be reaching full capacity
In Military news
  1. War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable (August 2016 RAND Study on War between China and United States)
  2. PLA Navy eyes China’s deep-sea underwater glider after successful test shows it rivals US vessel: Chinese military’s interest piqued after Haiyi-7000 makes it 5,751 metres down world’s deepest ocean trench
  3. China's Air Force Apparently Receives First L-15 Jet Trainer
  4. China Holds Military Drill with "Local Fishermen": A joint operations system involving the navy, coastguard, and local fishermen has been fine-tuned in recent years through joint drills,” a PLA Navy media outlet said
  5. China says developing new type of long-range bomber
  6. China’s Surface-to-Air Defense Missiles Get Major Upgrade
  7. China: Military deployment along Indian border non-aggressive
  8. Picture: PLZ-05 below firing the ERFB-BBBRA. Rocket Assisted Norinco 155mm projectile has a range of 53KM. It can be GPS guided and with a maximum rate of fire of up to eight rounds a minute
  9. The People's Liberation Army has equipped all of its ground force aviation units with advanced WZ-10 combat helicopters
  10. The US, China, and Anti-Satellite Weapons: Skewed Perceptions, pre-emptive attack on satellites as asymmetric warfare China could use. China’s military dependence on satellites may be greater than US. Perhaps why some US officials argue the US should refuse limits on use of anti-satellite weapons
Other Notables
  1. Obama urges Beijing to avoid flexing its muscles in South China Sea (lmao @ the comments. "oh but it's RT", same thing on CNN actually)
  2. How Modern Cleanses Are an Ancient Taoist Tradition: ‘Bigu,’ a method where people purge their bodies of harmful toxins through fasting, has been practiced by the Chinese for over 2,000 years
  3. Meanwhile in China: Over 100 excavators dismantle overpass bridge
  4. Is rural China safe for living?
  5. The Heat— China Peacekeeping 09/01/2016
  6. Sinophobia, the last acceptable racism
  7. A young construction worker has shot to fame on the internet after videos of him performing death-defying acrobatics on construction site equipment wowed Chinese netizens
  8. G20 in China: Performance and fireworks on 1st day of summit
  9. English-language books on China's Rise?
  10. Italy-China movie cooperation dominates talks in Venice: Current status and future chances of filmmaking collaboration between the two countries were widely addressed at special event "Focus on China" promoted by Italy's National Association of Cinematographic Audiovisual Multimedia Industries
  11. Chinese soldier is hailed as the 'prettiest bodyguard' after being spotted at G20 summit
  12. British Pub Claims Its Ghost Was Stolen, Demands Chinese Artist Return It. Lu Pingyuan said the ghost agreed to be captured for an art exhibition (lol)
  13. Answer on Quora Regarding Chinese Technologies
  14. Exhibition on "ever victorious" Chinese general opens in U.S.: Sun Li-jen, known as Jungle Fox or Rommel of the East during World War II
  15. Shariah With Chinese Characteristics: A Scholar Looks at the Muslim Hui
  16. A 24-year-old graduate from a rural village in central China's Henan Province posted her calligraphy works online recently in an attempt to raise money for her badly-injured mother who is recovering from a traffic accident
  17. A Chinese dad who runs a factory used his resources and nearly $70,000 to build a 13-foot-tall working mecha robot suit for his son
  18. Higher Brothers - Black Cab (Official Music Video) | China
  19. unified moral code of China
  20. How did the Ottoman Empire successfully fight against Western powers when the Qing Empire failed, despite both having inferior technology?
  21. Treasures of the Tang trail - The influence of ancient China on Kyoto and Nara is now attracting more Chinese visitors keen to glimpse their own past
  22. 100 more state-of-the-art 4D cinemas coming to China: 4D cinemas provide audiences with a 360-degree immersive viewing experiences and seats that can simulate scents, rumbles, wind, water and other sensory phenomenon, as well as having full motion capabilities
  23. The History of China (Youtube series)
  24. WWE Signs Seven Chinese Recruits Ahead of Shanghai Live Event
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In International news
  1. Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson
  2. Trump hangs tough on Germany, eases on China
  3. China warns US over arms sales to Taiwan
  4. South Korea accuses China of trade retaliation in response to US missile defense
  5. Chinese media claims Tillerson visit was a home run — for China
  6. Saudi Arabia and China just hit the 'next level' for strategic collaboration, Saudi CEO says
  7. After Saudi king, China warmly welcomes Israel's prime minister
  8. Nepal committed to One China policy: Deuba tells delegation from Beijing
  9. Chinese mainland is home to two of the top three universities in Asia, according to research published by the Times Higher Education. In total, Chinese mainland has 54 institutions in the listing of top 300 universities in Asia
  10. Trump’s Top Diplomat Goes to China, Promptly Bends Over - Rex Tillerson gives in immediately
  11. Tillerson has offered to reschedule talks with his NATO allies after snubbing April's meeting. His decision, to prioritize a meeting with China, was described as "unprecedented."
  12. China, Israel announce innovative comprehensive partnership
  13. Frank Wu discusses hate crimes against the Asian American community
  14. Myanmar refugees seek shelter in China
  15. Li Keqiang visit: Chinese Premier arrives in Australia for five-day tour
  16. Did Rex Tillerson Misspeak or Intentionally Kowtow to China?
  17. The New Era in China-U.S. Relations Begins
  18. Chinese official denied visa to attend U.S. planetary science conference: denial did not extend to other Chinese scientists: Head said more than 20 people from Chinese universities, academies and scientific institutes were at the symposium
  19. Chinese tourist wounded in London terror attack
  20. The Chinese embassy in Indonesia has accused local customs officials of targeting Chinese tourists and demanding they give them illicit “tips” at border controls, advised Chinese tourists not to succumb to pressure to pay illegal tips to customs or other officials
  21. UN Security Council approves China’s resolution: called on countries to "strengthen the process of regional economic cooperation...including through regional development initiatives such as the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road (the Belt and Road) Initiative"
  22. Japan PM Shinzo Abe embroiled in land-sale scandal
  23. Chinese premier assures stability in South China Sea to boost trade
  24. South Korea salvage operation brings up Sewol ferry 3 years after disaster
  25. Sri Lanka, China discuss ways to step up military cooperation
  26. High-speed diplomacy: Exporting China’s train technology. China and Thailand came to an agreement to link the Chinese border with Laos and ports on Thailand’s coast. In Turkey, China helped link Ankara with Istanbul. In Indonesia the Jakarta-Bandung line will begin this year
  27. China, Australia agree to promote trade liberalization
  28. China captures more than 2,500 fugitives who fled overseas
  29. Anti-Chinese Attitudes in Mongolia through Generational Imprinting
  30. China and the European Union (EU) are being forced to thaw their decade-long tensions and unite to push for free trade because of U.S. President Donald Trump policies and his "America First" mantra
  31. China-led AIIB approves 13 new members, Canada joins: approved applicants include eight non-Asian countries - Canada, Belgium, Ethiopia, Hungary, Ireland, Peru, Republic of Sudan and Venezuela - and five regional members - Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Armenia, Fiji and Timor Leste
In Domestic news
  1. Beijing shuts last coal power plant in switch to natural gas
  2. Hays Report: China and Malaysia had the highest management roles held by women in the region, both at 35%. Christine Wright, Managing Director of Hays in Asia, said "It's worth noticing that China has led Asia for the number of management roles held by women consistently in the past five years"
  3. 80% of Chinese students return home – MoE: According the ministry’s figures, around 36% of the students who went abroad in 2016 studied a postgraduate degree, while 31% went for an undergraduate degree
  4. Editorial: China’s New Civil Code Will Be a Cornerstone for Reforms
  5. Top 10 billionaires with largest influence on Chinese social media: The top 10 entrepreneurs on China's social media Sina Weibo are not all from the richest families in the country
  6. 2 years behind bars for student who set fire/explosion to bin outside Hong Kong legislature
  7. Shortening the journey to championships: Feng, ranked No 4 in the world, claimed the Chinese mainland's first major title when she won the LPGA Championship in 2012. Following in Feng's footsteps, Lin Xiyu, Feng Simin and Yan Jing, Shi Yuting and talented amateur Wang Ziyi are all showing promise
  8. Senior CPC leader calls for media integration
  9. China Focus: Beijing pioneers medical reforms to strengthen health care
  10. How the smartphone brought young Chinese back to bicycles
  11. "How I Help Pull China's Rural Poor out of Poverty"
  12. China rolls out plan to revitalize traditional crafts
  13. China to Boost Ice Hockey Development with Yet Another Program: "Chinese Ice Hockey Plan for 2022," was launched by the Winter Sports Management Center of the General Administration of Sport of China. Goal to fill the ice hockey players' pool for the 2022 Winter Olympics
  14. Strict new traffic regulations come into effect in Shanghai
In SciTech news
  1. Chinese police debut new anti-drone gun that shoots illegal UAVs from the sky
  2. China starts building huge cosmic-ray observatory to study the evolution of the universe: Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) will attempt to search for the origin of cosmic rays, study the evolution of the universe and celestial bodies, as well as to push the frontier of physics
  3. Chinese hackers win 2017 world hacking contest
  4. When China stops copying Western tech giants is when they should start worrying
  5. US risks falling behind China in Supercomputing by 2020: Taihu Light triple the previous record-setting numbers of Tianhe-2. Achieved using Chinese designed 28nm SOC architecture. Coupled with high performance computing advancements, three Chinese research teams finalists for 2016 Gordon Bell prize
  6. Ancient skulls found in China could belong to an unknown human species
  7. China's police are now shooting down drones with radio-jamming rifles: The rifles don't come cheap, at 250,000 yuan ($36,265) each, and they will have a range of roughly 1 km (0.6 miles)
  8. Mate 9 Durability Test - Bend Test, Scratch and BURN test
  9. Changing weather patterns are trapping pollution over Chinese cities: study published in journal Science Advances. In the high polar regions where sea ice is decreasing and snowfall is increasing, this keeps cold air from getting into the eastern parts of China where it would flush out air pollution
  10. Chinese researchers announce designer baby breakthrough: Chinese researchers used a genome editing technique called CRISPR to rid normal embryos of hereditary diseases that cause blood disorders and other ailments
  11. Regular Tea Consumption Reduces Risk of Neurocognitive Disorders in Older Adults, Study Says: “Based on current knowledge, this long term benefit of tea consumption is due to the bioactive compounds in tea leaves, such as catechins, theaflavins, thearubigins and L-theanine,” Dr. Feng said
  12. Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10
  13. NSA, DOE say China's supercomputing advances put U.S. at risk
  14. Huawei P10 and P10 Plus high-end smartphones. Bonus: Watch 2
  15. China And Israel Tech Ties Grow Closer With $10M Deal For 3 AI Centers: house R&D facilities that will work toward commercialization of artificial intelligence
  16. Chinese scientists repurpose silkworms as virus shredders: researchers transformed a popular gene-editing tool into a weapon that the silkworm can use to shred deadly viral strains into fragments, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Virology
  17. CRISPR May Speed Pig-to-Human Transplants: George Church and cofounder Luhan Yang's eGenesis developing two different designs. One is for a pig with a “humanized” immune system and the other is for a pig cleansed of risky viruses
  18. Earliest Mushroom Fossils Found in China: They are well-preserved in Burmese amber and are the first ever complete mushroom fossils ever found
  19. China’s push to become a tech superpower trigger alarms abroad: China’s technological might alongside efforts to restructure its industrial policy through a scheme known as Made in China 2025. Billions of dollars have been pumped into research and the acquisition of overseas assets
  20. Inside Tencent's AI Lab: How It Created China's Own AlphaGo In A Year. AI Lab was officially established in April 2016. Currently has over 50 AI scientists (90% of them with PhDs) and over 200 engineers focused on computer vision, voice recognition, natural language process, and machine learning
  21. China’s Hybrid Kinetic targets Tesla with Italian styling, turbine range extender: designed by famed Pininfarina, creator of the Maserati Birdcage and many Ferraris, uses a small turbine as a generator when battery charge runs out, range of over 600 miles on both battery and turbine power
  22. China is on the path to global technology dominance
  23. Chinese scientists breed world's first 'space mangoes': "Space mangoes are expected to be insect-resistant, of higher quality and provide more output," said Peng Longrong, head of the project
In Economic news
  1. How Bitcoin Could Save China’s Economy
  2. UN agency: China has explosive growth in patent applications. The U.N.'s intellectual property agency says China is showing "quite extraordinary" growth in international patent applications, putting Chinese applicants on track to outpace their U.S. counterparts within two to three years
  3. Secretive billionaire Duan Yongping reveals how he toppled Apple in China
  4. Tencent becomes China’s first $100 billion brand
  5. WIPO chief calls China's patent application growth "extraordinary": "China-based filers are behind much of the growth in international patent and trademark filings...as the country continues its journey from 'Made in China' to 'Created in China'," WIPO Director General Francis Gurry explained
  6. China's extreme income inequality appears to be improving after decades of deterioration -Quartz
  7. Chinese company Geely saves UK company from closure, creates local jobs while fast-tracking transition to Electric Vehicles
  8. Chinese investors look to hockey as NHL tries to expand footprint
  9. China May Set New Rules to Curb ‘Irrational’ Outbound Investment This Year: The state foreign exchange regulator has said the government will more closely monitor "irrational" investment in property, entertainment, sports, and other sectors
  10. Why Airbnb won't find a home in China anytime soon
  11. Trump's U.S. jobs push may open doors to China in Mexico: ICBC bank
  12. China Bets on Sensitive U.S. Start-Ups, Worrying the Pentagon
  13. China to cultivate more skilled workers
  14. Competition From China Reduced Innovation in the US
In Military news
  1. Beijing Goes Global: China Expands Marine Force 400%, First Overseas Military Base Almost Complete
  2. Bangladesh Navy Commissions Two Type 035G Diesel-Electric Submarines from China: First ever in of history Bangladesh Navy has inducted two submarines BNS Nobojatra’ andBNS Joyjatra’ to its fleet
  3. China to boost marine corps by 400pc to enforce growing world influence: This includes plans to deploy detachments to secure the ports of Djibouti, on the strategically significant Horn of Africa maritime chokepoint, and Gwadar in southwest Pakistan
  4. China, Pakistan agree to further increase military cooperation: China’s leadership appreciated Pakistan’s fight against terrorism with a special mention of eliminating Al Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the East Turkmenistan Islamic Movement (ETIM)
  5. Can China leapfrog the US in the scramble for the world’s best aircraft carrier? Ma Weiming, a top engineer working on the project, said on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress that China had made breakthroughs in its advanced ­arresting gear (AAG) system, while the US had stumbled
  6. 5 Ways Russia and China Could Sink America's Aircraft Carriers
  7. PLA Navy replaces ceremonial sabers with traditional Jian sword (x-post MilitaryPorn)
  8. Wei Yiyin, CASIC deputy general manager, confirmed the company is focusing on the development of a long-endurance stealth drone and a near-space drone. "can play an important role in high-resolution reconnaissance, long-distance precision strikes, anti-submarine operations and aerial combat"
  9. Russia, China making gains on US military power: “It’s not just one area or few areas. If you look at the evolution of [China’s] military over the last 15 years … it’s rather astonishing. Ballistic missiles, air defense, aircraft, electronic warfare, naval vessels” Ochmanek said
  10. Taiwan confirms China's deployment of DF-16 missiles: The DF-16 represents an increased threat to Taiwan because it is difficult to intercept with anti-ballistic missiles systems such as the MIM-104 Patriot PAC-3
  11. How China is preparing for cyberwar: Chinese military analysts often write of the PLA’s need to seize information dominance at the beginning stages of a conflict with a technologically advanced adversary through cyber attacks against command and control computers as well as satellite networks
  12. Battle Lasers! US, Russia, China Develop Brighter Beams for Blasting Enemies. China presented its Silent Hunter laser system at the International Defense Exhibition and Conferencein February. Low Altitude Guard II land mobile complex, was presented at a defense exhibition in South Africa
  13. Chinese President Xi Jinping again called for deeper military-civilian integration and emphasized science and technology innovation as the key to upgrading the technological capabilities of the People's Liberation Army
Other Notables
  1. The Legacy Of The Mississippi Delta Chinese
  2. DJI – Mavic Pro: The Art of Form
  3. Chinese maths textbooks to be translated for UK schools
  4. Pictures: Hailuogou, a wonderful glacier forest park
  5. Chinese Deaf Dance Team - Thousand Hands of Buddha
  6. Chinese woman making a DIY lunch at work
  7. Chinese man without hands sells clay figures that he makes for a living
  8. Bus stops in Suzhou
  9. Thoughts on the argument that china will be hamstrung because it is surrounded by hostile neighbors
  10. China welcomes Disney film’s gay content
  11. Foreign Internet Celebrities Skip China’s Firewall By Using Chinese Social Media Sites
  12. Could The Chinese Be The Next Dominant Force In Competitive Surfing? As the Chinese gear up for their first furore into competitive surfing at the ISA's this year, we look forward to the future. Despite a distinct lack of interest in surfing, they have set their sights to qualify for 2024 Olympics
  13. Panda Diplomacy: The World’s Cutest Ambassadors. It’s thought to have started as early as the Tang Dynasty in the 7th century when Empress Wu Zeitan sent a pair of bears (believed to be pandas) to Japan. This Chinese policy of sending pandas as diplomat gifts was revived in 1941
  14. Why China Must Confront North Korea
  15. How China ended the era of western domination
  16. Legendary sunken treasure discovered in Southwestern China - Xinhua
  17. Question, Are people overstating the importance of Military Alliances for China's Foreign Policy and its competition with America?
  18. Sinology by Andy Rothman - Trump, Trade & China Part II
  19. Global Times: Novel exploring excesses of 1950s land reform draws criticism from Maoists
  20. West must drop double standards on terror
  21. 16 women who changed Chinese art
  22. Unravelling the Tang: The Qiu Fu and Pang Xun (858-860), and Huang Chao Rebellions (878-880)
  23. Jenna Cook: The adopted girl claimed by 50 birth families - BBC News
  24. Why do Chinese students have higher test scores than Americans?
  25. Chinese Army in (Pakistan) 23rd March Parade
  26. 'My Life, My China’: Chinese journalist refused to cave in for the BBC - CGTN
  27. Huangguoshu Waterfall Shows Charm
  28. Chinese web novels help American man to conquer drug addiction
  29. Question: How much did the Cultural Revolution really Destroy?
  30. Translation of Chen Shou's official JS biography
  31. Chinese Opera Singer Nails The Impossible Alien Diva Song From Fifth Element
  32. Train route runs through an apartment block in Chongqing, China (x-post interestingasfuck)
  33. Pictures: Amazing Yuanyang Terrace in Yunnan, China
  34. Chinese peacekeeper puts love for daughter in sketches: During his posting in the West African nation, he missed his daughter a lot. "I wanted to give a special memento to my daughter," said Du
  35. Shennong: The God-King of Chinese Medicine and Agriculture
  36. Article in WSJ claims China is using pandas for "Geopolitical Domination"
  37. Korean here: what is your opinion about the installation of THAAD in korea and the subsequent boycott of Korean Goods?
  38. Translation of Huangfu Song's official HHS biography
  39. Western Documentary trying to smear China backfires as many western commenters defend China
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