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China’s Filthy Air Prompts Mask Rush, Sale of Fresh Air in Cans

China’s Filthy Air Prompts Mask Rush, Sale of Fresh Air in CansiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- For the fourth time this year, a murky haze has descended over north China, leaving residents of Beijing choking on toxic smog.  China's air hasn't been this bad since 1954, according to the state-run People's Da...

US Software Developer Caught Outsourcing His Job to China

US Software Developer Caught Outsourcing His Job to ChinaCiaran Griffin/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A software developer was busted for outsourcing his job to a programmer in China while he surfed the Web at work.The case was described by Andrew Valentine, a principal with Verizon Enterprise Solutions, who publi...

Toxic Pollution Engulfs China; State TV Warns Residents to Stay Inside

Toxic Pollution Engulfs China; State TV Warns Residents to Stay InsideGetty/George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING, China) -- China is grappling with a wave of toxic pollution that has engulfed the country. In Beijing, the US Embassy monitoring index recorded a level of 755 or “beyond index.” According to the World ...

Apple CEO Expects China to Overtake US as Company’s Top Market

Apple CEO Expects China to Overtake US as Company’s Top MarketJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- Apple's CEO says he expects China to trump the U.S. and become the company's number-one market in the future."China is currently our second largest market.  I believe it will become our first.  I belie...

Nestle Purina, Del Monte Pull Chinese Dog Treats

Nestle Purina, Del Monte Pull Chinese Dog TreatsFile photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Both Del Monte and Nestle Purina announced this week that they are voluntarily pulling popular chicken jerky dog treats made in China off the market after the New York State Department of Agriculture fou...

Journalists Fighting for Press Freedom Reach Deal with Chinese Officials?

Journalists Fighting for Press Freedom Reach Deal with Chinese Officials?George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- A rare, public outcry in China by journalists demanding increased press freedom has taken a turn.Staffers at the Southern Weekly clashed with Communist Party officials after an editorial calling for reform was censor...

Chinese Newspaper Fights for Press Freedom

Chinese Newspaper Fights for Press FreedomGeorge Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- In Guangzhou, China, a rare public fight over press freedom continues. Reporters and editors from the newspaper the Southern Weekly are negotiating a return to work after objecting to government censorship. A New Yea...

Hoping to Avoid Baggage Fees, Flyer Wears 70 Pieces of Clothing

Hoping to Avoid Baggage Fees, Flyer Wears 70 Pieces of ClothingiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A budget-minded passenger in China was willing to put a little sweat equity into saving some money on airline baggage fees on a recent flight to Kenya. According to Guangzhou Daily, when the unidentified man discover...

Japan Accuses China of Intruding Air Space, Scrambles Fighter Jets

Japan Accuses China of Intruding Air Space, Scrambles Fighter JetsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- Japan lodged a protest against Beijing on Thursday after a Chinese government airplane was spotted near the disputed Senkaku Islands, prompting Tokyo to scramble F-15 fighter jets, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura...

US Intelligence: China Economy to Surpass US by 2030

US Intelligence: China Economy to Surpass US by 2030iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A report on global trends prepared by the U.S. intelligence community notes that by 2030 China is likely to have surpassed the United States as the world’s largest economy. The report suggests the United Stat...

Feds: China and Iran Smuggling Ring Busted

Feds: China and Iran Smuggling Ring BustedComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Four men, including two Iranians, were indicted Tuesday in federal court in New York for allegedly attempting to smuggle military helicopter parts and carbon fiber that can be used in nuclear centrifuges from the U.S. i...

Chinese Paper Mistakes Spoof Story on Kim Jong Un for News

Chinese Paper Mistakes Spoof Story on Kim Jong Un for NewsEd Jones/AFP/GettyImages(BEIJING) -- The spoof newspaper The Onion apparently made some hearts flutter in China, thanks to a phony story it ran naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un the paper's "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2012.The Chinese state-controll...

In Cambodia, Obama Hails ‘Constructive’ US-China Relationship

In Cambodia, Obama Hails ‘Constructive’ US-China RelationshipJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(PHNOM PENH, Cambodia) -- President Obama on Tuesday said the United States and China have taken a “cooperative and constructive approach” to their relationship, as he came face to face with the rising economic p...

China Announces Next Generation of Leaders

China Announces Next Generation of LeadersGeorge Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- The leadership torch in China has officially been passed.The country's 91-year-old Communist party announced on Thursday a new generation of leaders led by former Vice President Xi Jinping.  He takes over as Gen...

Blind Dates and Matchmaking for Babies in China

Blind Dates and Matchmaking for Babies in ChinaCourtesy Deng Family(BEIJING) -- Parents in China are so worried about their children finding a spouse that they often arrange blind dates or pressure their children to attend matchmaking events.  Still, some parents are taking it to a new extreme...

Wrench Inventor Claims Sears Stole His Idea, Took It to China

Wrench Inventor Claims Sears Stole His Idea, Took It to ChinaABC News(CABOT, Pa.) -- In the small town of Cabot, Pa., Dan Brown is the proud inventor of the Bionic Wrench, a product made solely in Pennsylvania.His goal from day one was to make his invention in America.This time last year, Brown's factory was buz...

China Hints at New Leadership

China Hints at New LeadershipGeorge Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China has given its strongest indication yet of who its next generation of leaders will be.At the close of the week-long Communist party meeting, China’s state run news agency, Xinhua, released a list of the te...

Superpower in Transition: China’s National Congress Kicks Off

Superpower in Transition: China’s National Congress Kicks OffGOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- Just days after the U.S. election, China is gearing up to announce its own new leadership.The 18th National Congress kicked off in Beijing Thursday, signaling a transition of power at the top of the Communist P...

China’s Party Congress Begins Power Transfer

China’s Party Congress Begins Power TransferGetty/George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- The U.S. isn’t the only country that is choosing its future leadership this week. A Communist Party congress got under way late Wednesday night and will see a new set of leaders unveiled. All 2,000 delega...

New Syria Peace Plan Comes from China

New Syria Peace Plan Comes from ChinaJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- China has decided it too wants a shot at trying to find a solution to the 19-month long conflict in Syria between government and rebel forces that shows no signs of ending.On his visit to Beijing Thursday, United...

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