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NBA Announces Basketball Development Curriculum in Chinese Schools

NBA Announces Basketball Development Curriculum in Chinese SchoolsNational Basketball Association(NEW YORK) -- For years the NBA has been focused on expanding the game's popularity and reach internationally. They have taken another big step in doing so as the league has announced they've agreed on a partnership with ...

Chinese Government Issues Heat Warning After Record Temperatures

Chinese Government Issues Heat Warning After Record TemperaturesWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- Temperatures in China have reached record levels this month with at least 10 people suffering from fatal cases of heatstroke.According to the BBC News, the city of Shanghai has experienced its hottest July in 140 ...

Man Detonates Small Explosive Device in Beijing Airport

Man Detonates Small Explosive Device in Beijing AirportGetty/George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- A man detonated a small explosive device in the arrival area of Beijing International Airport Saturday at 6:24 p.m. local time. State media have identified the man as 34-year-old Ji Zhongxing. Zhongxing uses a ...

Obama: US, China Must Develop ‘Firm Understanding’ on Cybersecurity

Obama: US, China Must Develop ‘Firm Understanding’ on CybersecuritySAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(PALM SPRINGS, Calif.) – President Obama Friday night sought to make a clear distinction between his administration’s domestic surveillance and cyber espionage, after the first in a series of meetings with Chinese ...

Officials: Baby Rescued from Toilet Sewer Was an ‘Accident’

Officials: Baby Rescued from Toilet Sewer Was an ‘Accident’Photodisc/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- Chinese police have found the mother of the newborn who was rescued from a sewage pipe and, according to reports, will not press charges against her, calling the toilet birth an accident.The unmarried mother, 22,  ...

Newborn Rescued from Toilet Pipe in China

Newborn Rescued from Toilet Pipe in ChinaPhotodisc/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- Dramatic and graphic video emerged over the weekend from China showing a newborn baby boy being rescued from a sewage pipe.The 5-pound infant was discovered by residents in Jinhua, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, w...

New Bird Flu Crosses Strait to Taiwan

New Bird Flu Crosses Strait to TaiwanSTR/AFP/Getty Images(TAIPEI, Taiwan) -- A Taiwanese man has contracted a deadly strain of bird flu once confined to mainland China, health officials said Wednesday. The man, 53, is thought to have imported the H7N9 virus to his native Taiwan after trav...

Major Earthquake Hits China’s Sichuan Province

Major Earthquake Hits China’s Sichuan ProvinceiStockphoto(SICHUAN, China) -- A major earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province early Saturday morning, killing over 150 people and injuring thousands more. The earthquake struck just after 8 a.m. in the hills of Sichuan province, in China’s...

Death of Lu Lingzi in Boston Marathon Bombing Shattered Parents Dreams

Death of Lu Lingzi in Boston Marathon Bombing Shattered Parents DreamsCourtesy Darson Li(BOSTON) -- Boston University graduate student Lu Lingzi, the third victim to die in the Boston Marathon bombings, was the embodiment of her parents' highest hopes, a daughter born under China's one-child policy.The ambitious 23-year-...

CDC Working to Develop Vaccine Virus Against H7N9 Avian Flu

CDC Working to Develop Vaccine Virus Against H7N9 Avian FluJames Gathany, Centers for Disease Control(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to develop and evaluate a vaccine virus against the H7N9 avian influenza, as the number of human infections and related deaths rises in Ch...

Kerry on NKorea: US Would Not Rule Out Talks, but only if Denuclearization Steps Taken

Kerry on NKorea: US Would Not Rule Out Talks, but only if Denuclearization Steps TakeniStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tokyo Sunday for the last leg of his Asia trip, reiterating the Obama Administration's pledge to seek a "peaceful resolution" on the Korean peninsula, amid increasing unease a...

Bird Flu Widens Geographic Reach in China

Bird Flu Widens Geographic Reach in ChinaiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- Officials in Beijing confirmed Saturday that a 7-year-old girl is infected with H7N9 avian influenza, widening the geographic spread of the virus that has already killed 11 people.The girl, whose parents sell live pou...

Experts Wary of Recent Bird Flu Outbreak in China

Experts Wary of Recent Bird Flu Outbreak in ChinaiStockphoto(BEIJING) -- The bird flu outbreak that has claimed six lives in China has experts on notice, but they say that while the public should be aware of the developments with the virus, there’s no reason to worry at this stage. “To da...

Officials: 6,000 Dead Pigs in River Not Affecting Shanghai’s Water

Officials: 6,000 Dead Pigs in River Not Affecting Shanghai’s WaterChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images(BEIJING) -- Shanghai authorities are trying to assure people of China's largest city that their drinking water is safe despite finding nearly 6,000 dead pigs in the river that provides water to the city's ...

China’s Economy Has Underwhelming Start, Slowest Since 2009

China’s Economy Has Underwhelming Start, Slowest Since 2009Getty/George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING, China) -- The growth of China’s economy may be showing signs of slowing down, as the nation’s industrial output started the year weaker than it has any year since 2009 and lending and retail growth slo...

China TV Kills Live Execution Plans at Last Minute

China TV Kills Live Execution Plans at Last MinuteChinaFotoPress via Getty Images(BEIJING) -- China’s state-run broadcaster, CCTV, made a grisly announcement this week.  It planned to live broadcast the execution of a Burmese drug lord and three of his henchmen for massacring 13 Chinese cre...

Year of the Snake Begins in China

Year of the Snake Begins in ChinaGeorge Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- Goodbye dragon, hello snake.  According to the Chinese lunar calendar, Monday marks the Year of the Snake.In China, it's believed the universe is made up of five elements: earth, water, fire, wood and metal.A Sn...

Boyfriend Rentals Boom During Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day

Boyfriend Rentals Boom During Chinese New Year and Valentine’s DayZoonar/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- Chinese Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day are only days apart this year, giving a boost to a new and booming business in China -- boyfriend rentals.Taobao, China's popular shopping website, says that online searches for t...

Did China Aim Radar at Japanese Ship?

Did China Aim Radar at Japanese Ship?George Doyle/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- Tokyo has lodged a formal protest against Beijing after a Chinese warship aimed a radar used to direct missiles at a Japanese naval ship, reports The New York Times.On Tuesday, Itsunori Onodera, Japan's defense ministe...

Did Chinese Hackers Attack “The New York Times” Repeatedly?

Did Chinese Hackers Attack “The New York Times” Repeatedly?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- China is denying accusations by The New York Times that hackers in the country repeatedly infiltrated the newspaper's computer systems over the past four months.The Times reported on Wednesday that Chinese hackers st...
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