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Kenyon Martin is Officially an Unrestricted Free Agent

Kenyon Martin is Officially an Unrestricted Free Agent

ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Let the bidding begin: Kenyon Martin is officially free to sign anywhere in the NBA after he was cleared to return to the NBA two weeks ahead of schedule.
Martin had been playing with the Xinj…

FBI Raises Concerns About Cyber Attacks from China and Russia

FBI Raises Concerns About Cyber Attacks from China and Russia

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Threats from cyber-espionage, computer crime, and attacks on critical infrastructure will surpass terrorism as the number-one threat facing the United States, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified Tuesday.Mueller and Na…

Death on an Escalator: China’s Evolving Childcare

Death on an Escalator: China’s Evolving Childcare

Death on an Escalator: China’s Evolving Childcare(BEIJING) — A 9-year-old boy died Sunday while riding an escalator in a busy Beijing mall.  Reports are he was ascending unaccompanied from the fifth to the sixth floors.  His mother wor…

Chinese Soldiers Play Pass the Grenade?

Chinese Soldiers Play Pass the Grenade?

JupiterImages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Chinese military inspires wonder and fear in some quarters – particularly in this day and age when China and the United States engage in a near-daily mutual bashing over issues ranging from trade and cu…

Auspicious Beginnings: More Babies Born During Year of Dragon

Auspicious Beginnings: More Babies Born During Year of Dragon

ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) — Monday is Chinese New Year, and it marks the beginning of the year of the dragon, which only comes around every 12 years.In Chinese culture, it is considered good fortune to be born…

New Panda Conservations Project Enlists Ex-NBA Star

New Panda Conservations Project Enlists Ex-NBA Star

China Photos/Getty Images(DUJIANGYAN, China) — The Chinese city of Dujiangyan Wednesday hosted two of China’s most iconic treasures — the Giant Panda and former NBA basketball player Yao Ming.Yao Ming was chosen to inaugurate a new protected ar…

FBI Investigating US-China Commission Data Breach

FBI Investigating US-China Commission Data Breach

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The FBI is investigating claims made by an Indian computer-hacking group that India’s intelligence services intercepted the communications of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.The d…

Bird Flu Strain That Killed Man Won’t Spread, China Officials Say

Bird Flu Strain That Killed Man Won’t Spread, China Officials Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — A Chinese bus driver died after complications from the bird flu virus Saturday, but after genetic analysis, the strain contracted by the man can’t spread from person-to-person, the country’s health officia…

Time Travel: Samoa and Tokelau to Move a Day Ahead

Time Travel: Samoa and Tokelau to Move a Day Ahead

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(APIA, Samoa) — Samoa and Tokelau have decided to take the day off, but not in the traditional sense. The tiny Pacific nations will be moving to the other side of the international dateline at midnight Thursday night, jumping 24 …

Chinese Activist Jailed for Nine Years

Chinese Activist Jailed for Nine Years

Getty/Geor​ge Doyle/Thin​kstock(BEIJING) — A Chinese activist was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday for inciting subversion.Chen Wei, who was arrested along with several activists during a government crackdown in February, was sentenced …

Hong Kong Slaughters Birds After Avian Flu Scare

Hong Kong Slaughters Birds After Avian Flu Scare

AFP/Getty Images(HONG KONG) — Hong Kong health officials slaughtered nearly 20,000 birds after they discovered a dead bird in a poultry market was infected with the virus that causes bird flu, according to Bloomberg News.The culling is one of a series…

China Recognizes Kim Jong Il’s Son as His Heir Apparent

China Recognizes Kim Jong Il’s Son as His Heir Apparent

Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BEIJING) — On the day that his late father’s body went on display in Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un received an important boost from North Korea’s most important ally.China announced Tuesday that it would recognize h…

Christian Bale ‘Nauseous’ over Treatment of Human Rights Activist

Christian Bale ‘Nauseous’ over Treatment of Human Rights Activist

MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Christian Bale is disheartened by China’s treatment of a blind human rights activist under house arrest who the actor attempted to visit last week.A CNN crew shot the confrontation, in which The Dark Knight st…

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