China economy grows 6.7% in second quarter

China economy grows 6.7% in second quarter

Image copyright Getty Images China’s economy grew at an annual pace of 6.7% in the three months to June, official data showed, meeting forecasts for the period. That marked a slight slowdown from a 6.8% expansion recorded in the previous quarter. The data comes as the government has been fighting to curb growing debt and…

China industrial park explosion kills 19

China industrial park explosion kills 19

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The blast occurred at a plant which makes chemicals for the food and pharmaceutical industries An explosion at an industrial park in China’s Sichuan province has left 19 people dead and 12 others injured, officials say. In a statement quoted by Reuters, the authorities in Jiang’an county said the blast…

China ‚shocked’ by US trade actions

China ‚shocked’ by US trade actions

Image copyright Getty Images China said it is „shocked” after the US announced plans for fresh tariffs, escalating a trade war between the two countries. The US listed $200bn (£150bn) worth of additional products it intends to place tariffs on as soon as September. The move comes just days after the two countries imposed tit-for-tat…

US fires next shot in China trade war

US fires next shot in China trade war

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Neither the US nor China appear willing to back down The US has ramped up its trade war with China, listing $200bn (£150bn) worth of additional products it plans to place tariffs on as soon as September. The move comes just days after the two countries imposed tit-for-tat tariffs…

China ‚home foam’ gas key to ozone mystery

China ‚home foam’ gas key to ozone mystery

Image copyright NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption The ozone hole over Antarctica in the year 2000 Cut-price Chinese home insulation is being blamed for a massive rise in emissions of a gas, highly damaging to the Earth’s protective ozone layer. The Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) found widespread use of CFC-11 in China, even though the…

China and the EU are teaming up to fight back against Trump’s trade war

China and the EU are teaming up to fight back against Trump’s trade war

Vincent Kessler/Reuters; Evan Vucci/AP Photo; Jochen Zick/Getty Images; Lintao Zhang/Getty Images; Jenny Cheng/Business Insider The European Union and China are teaming up to rewrite global trade rules, their latest move as part of the trade conflict President Donald Trump has launched as part of his „America First” agenda. The two powers usually find themselves on…

All the ways China could keep its eyes and ears on the US-North Korea summit without being there

All the ways China could keep its eyes and ears on the US-North Korea summit without being there

Reuters US officials are reportedly bracing for China to covertly make its presence known at the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. As the June 12 meeting in Singapore draws near, US intelligence officials are reportedly expecting China — which is believed to have conducted intelligence operations in…

China hacked US Navy contractor – reports

China hacked US Navy contractor – reports

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The data is said to include missile plans for US submarines The FBI is investigating after the Chinese government hacked a US Navy contractor and stole highly sensitive security data, US media say. Data stolen in the breach include plans for a supersonic missile project, US officials told the Washington…

China is so adamant about crushing dissent and promoting moral values that couches are now banned from videos

China is so adamant about crushing dissent and promoting moral values that couches are now banned from videos

Chinese shoppers sleep on a sofa in the showroom of the IKEA store in Beijing, China. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking them with signs inviting customers to try them out. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images China is clamping down on the portrayal of all kinds of „obscene” behaviors online,…