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She Handed Over the Cash. Then Robbery Suspect Saw Her Balance

Man accused of robbing woman at ATM in China apparently had change of heart

(Newser) - It's not clear if this story should be filed under "weird crimes" or "uplifting news." The surveillance cameras tell the tale of the person now being dubbed "the world's kindest crook," with the footage coming out of Heyuan in China's Guangdong province.... More »

As Ethiopia Finds Black Boxes, Nations Ground 737 Max 8s

China, Indonesia among those to ground planes amid investigation into Ethiopia crash

(Newser) - China's civilian aviation authority ordered all Chinese airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Monday after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia . The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the order was issued at 9am on Monday and would last nine hours. It said the... More »

Huawei Makes Big Move Against US Government

Company launches federal lawsuit

(Newser) - Chinese tech giant Huawei is fighting back against the American government's ban on federal agencies using its products and services. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Texas, the company calls for the ban the Trump administration put in place in August to be overturned, the Guardian reports.... More »

Next Move in China-Canada Feud: Calling 2 Men Spies

China alleges Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor tried to steal state secrets

(Newser) - China accused two detained Canadians on Monday of acting together to steal state secrets, just days after Canada on Friday announced it will proceed with a US extradition request for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. China arrested the two Canadians on Dec. 10 in what was widely seen as an attempt... More »

China's 'More Children' Policy Has Failed

But some couples are still being fined

(Newser) - Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. In 1980 the notorious "one-child policy" came into effect, mandating often brutal punishments for violators ranging from forced abortions and sterilizations to fines and demotions. Fast-forward 35 years,... More »

China: No Permit, No Trip to Everest Base Camp

Tourist ban aims to cut down on mountain trash

(Newser) - China is making a move to help with the trash problem on Mount Everest. Bejing is closing the base camp on the Tibet side of the peak to everyone except those with climbing permits, reports the BBC . And China hands out only 300 of those permits a year. The Tibetan... More »

As Deadline Nears, Trump May Meet With China's Xi

Trade war escalates in a month if 2 sides can't strike a deal

(Newser) - It's nearly crunch time for US and Chinese negotiators hoping to avoid a big escalation in the trade war, and it now appears that President Trump and Xi Jinping will meet face-to-face just before a crucial deadline. The Wall Street Journal reports that China has floated the idea of... More »

Intelligence Chief: N. Korea's WMDs 'Critical to Regime Survival'

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats says it's 'unlikely' Kim Jong Un will entirely give up nukes

(Newser) - In an assessment casting doubt on President Trump's goal of a nuclear-disarmed North Korea, US intelligence agencies told Congress Tuesday the North is unlikely to entirely dismantle its nuclear arsenal. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, in testimony for the Senate Intelligence Committee, noted leader Kim Jong Un has expressed... More »

China Makes Its Displeasure With the US Known

It calls out the 'unreasonable crackdown' on Huawei

(Newser) - One day before high-level trade talks are scheduled to begin in Washington, China made its displeasure toward the US known. In responding to the Justice Department's indictment of tech giant Huawei on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang released a biting statement on the US' "unreasonable... More »

US Hits Huawei, CFO With Criminal Charges

How this affects the US-China trade war will remain to be seen

(Newser) - The US Department of Justice unsealed a 13-count indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday, including against two of its affiliates and its chief financial officer, the AP and Fox News report. The felony charges, which came in the form of two separate indictments—one a 10-count grand jury... More »

China Demands US Drop Meng Wanzhou Extradition

Minister says US shouldn't seek to have Canada send over detained Huawei executive

(Newser) - China is demanding that the US drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that Meng Wanzhou's case is out... More »

Scientist Who Edited Babies' Genes May Be in Big Trouble

He Jiankui expected to face charges in China

(Newser) - A Chinese researcher who stunned the science world with his announcement in November that he had created the world's first gene-edited babies might not be free to conduct further research in the near future. Government investigators in China have concluded that He Jiankui and his team violated state regulations,... More »

Ivanka Trump Has 5 New Trademarks

In China, which is in trade negotiations with her father's administration

(Newser) - The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, reports the AP , as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China. Four trademarks, including child care centers, sunglasses, and wedding dresses, were approved on Sunday. A fifth, covering brokerage,... More »

China's Growth Slumps to Lowest Since 1990

Slowdown could hit world economy

(Newser) - "When China sneezes, the world catches a cold," according to one version of the old saying—and the country's economy appears to have at least a mild case of the sniffles. According to the latest figures from Beijing, China's economy grew by 6.6% last year,... More »

Amid Increasing Drug Recalls, FDA Focuses on 2 Factories

Agency: Factories in China, India that made blood pressure drugs have equipment, process problems

(Newser) - With the significant number of drugs and drug ingredients made overseas, it's hard for the FDA to provide airtight oversight. But two plants in China and India that pump out oft-prescribed blood pressure and heart medications are now on the agency's radar after FDA tests revealed trace amounts... More »

On the Far Side of the Moon, Cotton Grows

China's getting into extraterrestrial agriculture, sprouts seeds in moon lander

(Newser) - For the first time anybody is aware of, seeds have sprouted on a celestial body beyond Earth. The China National Space Administration released a photo Tuesday showing that cotton seeds brought to the far side of the moon by the country's Chang'e 4 lander had germinated, the South ... More »

After Unusual Retrial, China Sentences Canadian to Death

Robert Schellenberg convicted of drug smuggling as relations between nations worsen

(Newser) - A 36-year-old Canadian man may have just become a bargaining chip between China and Canada. Robert Schellenberg was sentenced to death for drug smuggling on Monday, and the Wall Street Journal reports that Beijing appears to be trying to get leverage after the arrest of a Chinese business executive in... More »

Poland: We Caught Huawei Manager Spying for China

Chinese man, former Polish security officer charged with espionage

(Newser) - Poland's Internal Security Agency has charged a Chinese manager at tech giant Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers with espionage on behalf of China, state broadcaster TVP reported Friday. Both men were arrested Tuesday. Polish security agents searched their homes as well as the offices... More »

China Releases Incredible Panorama of Moon's Far Side

China hails success of mission

(Newser) - China on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon's far side, in what its space program hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking missio n to the less-understood sector of the lunar surface. The pictures on state broadcaster CCTV showed the Jade Rabbit 2... More »

A 'Bizarre' Accusation From a Chinese Ambassador

China's ambassador to Canada calls out 'white supremacy' in an op-ed

(Newser) - China's ambassador to Canada accused the country Wednesday of "white supremacy" in calling for the release of two Canadians detained in China last month, while describing the detentions as an "act of self-defense," the AP reports. The arrests were in apparent retaliation for the arrest of... More »

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