Dogs and the good life in China

Dogs and the good life in China

The good news for dogs in China is, that they are less likely to be eaten, if some rich person keeps them as pets. The growth in the middle class, a massive move to urbanization and other demographic changes – such as growing numbers of elderly, and people getting married and having children later than […]

Will Cancer claim China’s jailed Nobel Man of Peace?

Will Cancer claim China’s jailed Nobel Man of Peace?

Beijing, Jun 27:  China’s jailed Nobel laureate, granted medical parole for treatment of liver cancer, is receiving medical treatment from eight renowned cancer specialists in the country, prison officials said. Liu, 61, was sentenced to 11 years in jail on December, 2009 by a court in Beijing for engaging in activities designed to overthrow the […]

China consumes 300 Kenyan Donkeys a Day!

China consumes 300 Kenyan Donkeys a Day!

Did you know that donkey meat has been legalized and certified for human consumption in Kenya? But the locals don’t eat donkey meat, its  exported to China! The Chinese love Donkey Meat. The  Meat Control (amendment) Act 2012 documented donkey alongside horse as a food animal in Kenya. While butcheries have not been licensed to […]

China to combat AIDS with ‘traditional’ medicines

China to combat AIDS with ‘traditional’ medicines

Beijing:  Is China covering up an AIDS epidemic?  The news that China is going to get more HIV positive people on ‘traditional’ and ‘affordable’ traditional Chinese medicine is causing concern among the HIV-AIDS community worldwide. China will double the number of AIDS patients it treats with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), officials have said, part of […]

China transports Tibetan Water by train

China transports Tibetan Water by train

Tibet will soon become a powerful Mineral Water  (bottled water) supplier, says a report dated  Dec 28.  For the first time, China today started transporting bottled water to other parts of the country by charter trains from the Himalayan rivers in Tibet, known for its rich water resources. A train full of Tibetan bottled water […]

China has new ‘Sky Trian’

China has new ‘Sky Trian’

China’s first public suspension railway officially began operation in the south-western city of Chengdu on Monday (Nov 21), as part of a trial run. If successful,  the new mode of transport will be rolled out to other parts of the country. Dubbed the “sky train” by Chinese media, the trains are powered by lithium batteries […]

Chinese rice dilemma: Quality vs Quantity

Chinese rice dilemma: Quality vs Quantity

Rice is the seed for an ongoing debate in China. One the one hand hybrid rice has better yield. On the other hand some experts say, that hybrid rice is is low quality, does not taste as good, and requires a large amount of fertilizers and pesticides. Hybrid rice techniques could help feed 70 million […]

China-South Asia freight line launched

China-South Asia freight line launched

On Sunday, the green flag waved for the inaugural run of the China-South Asia freight service. It’s a great boost for trade links. Operation of the first China-South Asia international freight route is officially underway from Sunday, linking Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, and Katmandu in Nepal. Following the launch of regular service on […]

Is China pushing Pakistan to disarm Jihadi groups?

Is China pushing Pakistan to disarm Jihadi groups?

China’s disapproval of Pakistan’s hosting of anti-India terror organisations has prompted Islamabad to quietly start working on plans to disarm these jihadist groups,’ amid an unusually public row between the civilian government, the all-powerful military and the media over the policy shift’, according to Islamabad-based political analyst Tom Husein . Pressure has been mounting at […]

Hong Kong bid for Gay Olympics 2022

Hong Kong bid for Gay Olympics 2022

Do you know that Hong Kong hopes to be hosting the 2022 “gay Olympics”?  The international federation behind the global sports event may actually select Hong Kong in a bid to shine a light on its poor same-sex rights record. LGBTI sports organisation Out in HK is leading the bid for Hong Kong 2022. Since […]

Why China moves closer to Pakistan …

Why China moves closer to Pakistan …

An escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan is likely to increase Chinese support for Pakistan and add impetus to India’s strategic partnership with the United States. This will further polarise the subcontinent geopolitically and increase the nuclear threat in South Asia, says an article in South China Morning Post. China is now expected to […]

China worried about losing jobs to India

China worried about losing jobs to India

As China’s telecom firm Huawei starts manufacturing in India, official media in China raised the red flag, warning that Beijing needs to worry about job cuts due to shifting of production bases as economic rivalry increases between India and the world’s second largest economy. “China needs to worry about effect of industrial transfer to India on […]