China

China

State in east Asia

China has influenced the course of international development for thousands of years. With more than 1.35 billion people, China accounts for roughly 20 percent of the total world population. After decades of rapid economic growth, China overtook Japan to become the world's second largest economy in 2010.

China's international expansion, growing domestic market, raw material requirements, role as the world's factory, and related environmental issues have far-reaching implications for people and development around the world.

China stands at the head of the economic class of the original BRIC countries, which also include Brazil, Russia and India. After sustaining decades of annual GDP growth exceeding 10 percent, China overtook Japan in 2010 to become the world's second largest economy behind the U.S.

China's rapid economic growth and development is accompanied by the dramatic rise and growth of so-called mega-cities. People across China and other developing countries flock to cities in search of greater opportunity and higher living standards. The fruits of their labors and the economic advantages of cities' financial, human and social capital help fuel development and urbanization.

China's history is the world's history in many respects. With nearly 4,000 years of continuous history and culture, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations. China has been the world's greatest power for all but several hundred of the last two thousand years. Ancient China is credited with four of the world's great inventions: paper, printing, gunpowder and the compass.

Timeline

January 28, 2020

The Gates Foundation spends $10 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak in China and Africa.

December 27, 2019

China successfully launches its largest carrier rocket, The Long March-5 rocket, from Wenchang space launch center in south China's Hainan Province.

September 23, 2019

China's top climate officials Brown and Xie Zhenhua announces a new university partnership focussing on climate research and policy.

July 31, 2019

Beijing-based startup iSpace plans to launch up to eight commercial rocket next year, after becoming China's first privately funded firm to put a satellite into orbit.

July 25, 2019

National Geographic announces New Natural History Special 'The Hidden Kingdoms of China'

Nat Geo and Nat Geo WILD announced today the new two-hour wildlife special The Hidden Kingdoms of China, which premieres this winter in 172 countries and 43 languages.

July 10, 2019

Mission Bio launches in China and announces distribution partnership with Novogene.

Mission Bio, the pioneer in targeted single-cell DNA analysis and precision genomics, today announced that it has launched sales in China through a distribution agreement with Novogene, a leading provider of genomic services and solutions globally.

May 6, 2019

China's central bank announces it will cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for small- and medium-sized banks, freeing up around RMB 280 billion (around $41.4 billion) for loans to the country's startup companies and private businesses.

December 30, 2018

China launches The Chang'e-4 from Xichang.

December 27, 2018

China reaches far side of the moon, landing a vehicle at 10:26 a.m. Beijing time at its target for the first time in history.

November 2018

Authorities present artist Ai Weiwei with $2.3m tax demand, which is paid by donations from his supporters.

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June 12, 2020
Gizmochina
A new leak has revealed that Xiaomi is gearing up for the launch of a new gaming monitor and power bank with a 30,000mAh battery pack. The news was shared by Ishan Agarwal and Pricebaba that has revealed a large monitor with a 165Hz refresh rate display panel and Mi Power Bank 3 will soon ...
Tom Daly
June 12, 2020
IN
China's Zijin Mining said on Friday it would acquire Guyana Goldfields for C$323 million ($238 million), bringing an end to a protracted takeover battle for the Canada-listed gold miner.
Press Trust of India
June 12, 2020
@bsindia
Gandhi has questioned the government over a standoff between India and China at the border in eastern Ladakh amid troops build-up on both sides
Dilip Kumar Jha
June 12, 2020
@bsindia
Prices surge 3.5-12% from recent lows about a month ago with silver futures topping recovery chart among metals; crude futures for near-month delivery surged by as much as 41.7%
June 12, 2020
Gizmochina
Xiaomi has launched Mi Notebook Pro 15 2020 models in China powered by 10th gen Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors based on 14nm architecture (Comet Lake). These laptops also come with a dedicated NVIDIA MX350 GPU. The new Mi Notebook Pro 15 2020 is available in two variants. The only difference between both ...
Laila Kearney
June 12, 2020
U.S.
When the novel coronavirus first appeared in the United States, North Dakota was in the envious position of having more money in its state coffers than it had budgeted.
June 12, 2020
News18
A US C-40A, a military version of the Boeing 737, entered Taiwan air space with permission, though it did not land at any Taiwan airports, Taiwan's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
Ryan Woo
June 12, 2020
U.S.
The Chinese Beidou navigation network will be complete this month when its final satellite goes into orbit, giving China greater independence from U.S.-owned GPS and heating up competition in a sector long dominated by the United States.
Tribune News Service
June 12, 2020
Tribuneindia News Service
Ajay Banerjee Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 11 Even as diplomatic talks are on between India and China, the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is currently witnessing its biggest-ever military bui
Zee Media Bureau
June 12, 2020
Zee News
As many as 1.7 lakh accounts on the microblogging site Twitter were suspended on Thursday for posting and sharing information which were termed as deceptive narratives that favoured the Chinese government.
Ana Swanson and Don Clark
June 11, 2020
www.nytimes.com
New legislation aimed at supporting the semiconductor industry is a sign of shifting consensus in Washington, where industrial plans are now in vogue
Lily Kuo and Helen Davidson
June 11, 2020
the Guardian
A vigil in Hong Kong to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Zoom has been criticised for shutting accounts of activists linked to the commemorations. Photograph: Miguel Candela/Sopa Images/Rex/Shutterstock
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
June 11, 2020
Mail Online
Football season is less than 100 days, but due to social distancing stadiums may be left empty. Now, a tech firm aims to provide sounds of the crowd by playing cheering of remote fans during the game.
Sanjana Shivdas
June 11, 2020
IN
Major auto parts supplier Visteon Corp on Thursday forecast global production volumes for the auto industry to fall between 20% and 25% this year and warned it would be a couple of years before they returned to 2019 levels.
Simon Osborne
June 11, 2020
Express.co.uk
BRITISH bank HSBC has been accused of 'kowtowing' to China by supporting its plans for Hong Kong as the row over the territory's sovereignty intensified.
Paul Mozur
June 11, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Though the account was restored, the digital commemoration of the 1989 crackdown in Beijing spotlights thorny questions for a company with operations in both the United States and China.
Reuters Editorial
June 11, 2020
IN
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd, China's largest jeweller by market value, reported a 36.6% drop in annual profit as COVID-19 and a surge in international gold prices dampened retail demand, but said it will continue to expand in China.
Ben Adams
June 11, 2020
FierceBiotech
French Big Pharma Sanofi, looking to bolster its cancer R&D, has penned a new pact with Alphamab Oncology that focuses on HER2-positive breast cancer.
Brenda Goh
June 11, 2020
U.S.
The Chinese joint venture of SoftBank Group Corp-owned Arm Ltd rejected on Thursday allegations of misconduct made by its investors against its CEO and said it would take legal action, escalating an internal spat.
Rita Liao
June 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Before June each year, content and media platforms in China anxiously anticipate a new round of censorship as the government tightens access to information in the lead-up to the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. This year, Chinese users lost access to two podcast apps -- Pocket Casts and Castro Podcasts. Neither app is searchable [...]
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