China sentences Canadian man to death

China sentences Canadian man to death

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Robert Lloyd Schellenberg told the court in Dalian: „I am not a drug smuggler” A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling in a ruling which will worsen a diplomatic row between the two countries. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year jail…

A city in China wants to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 — here’s what would happen if Earth really did have two moons

A city in China wants to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 — here’s what would happen if Earth really did have two moons

A city in China wants to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 as a way to reduce energy needs by replacing street light with artificial moonlight. Regardless of whether or not they succeed, their ambitious idea really made us wonder… What would happen if Earth had two moons? Well, it wouldn’t be pretty.…

China mission primed for Moon landing

China mission primed for Moon landing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An employee inspects a 1:8 scale model of the Chang’e-4 lunar probe China is preparing to make the first attempt at landing robotic spacecraft on the Moon’s far side. A static lander and rover are expected to be deployed to the surface in the next day, state media reports.…

China made an artificial star that’s 6 times hotter than the sun and it could be the future of energy

China made an artificial star that’s 6 times hotter than the sun and it could be the future of energy

Imagine if we could replace fossil fuels with our very own stars. And no, we’re not talking about solar power: We’re talking nuclear fusion. And recent research is helping us get there. Meet the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak, or EAST. EAST is a fusion reactor based in Hefei, China. And it can now reach temperatures…

China says it ‚will never seek hegemony’

China says it ‚will never seek hegemony’

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed that his country will not develop at the expense of other nations, in a speech marking 40 years since China introduced major economic reforms. However, he also said that the global superpower would not be told what to do by anyone. Late leader Deng Xiaoping’s…

Uber, Lyft, China and more — top tech investment bankers share their biggest hopes and fears for IPOs in 2019

Uber, Lyft, China and more — top tech investment bankers share their biggest hopes and fears for IPOs in 2019

Tech IPOs could break new records in 2019 as US bankers prepare for some of the largest private companies in the world to make their big stock market debuts. Despite a blockbuster lineup of Silicon Valley success stories, like Uber (reportedly weighing a $120 billion valuation) and Airbnb (last valued at $31 billion), there’s one…

China has threatened the US with ‚further action’ if Huawei’s CFO isn’t freed

China has threatened the US with ‚further action’ if Huawei’s CFO isn’t freed

China has upped the pressure on the US over the arrest of a senior Huawei executive in Canada, threatening „further action” if she is not released. China’s foreign ministry summoned US ambassador Terry Branstad on Sunday to lodge a „strong protest” over the detainment of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, and said the United…

China: Huawei arrest is rights abuse

China: Huawei arrest is rights abuse

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou was detained while transferring between flights in Vancouver China is demanding the release of telecoms giant Huawei’s chief financial officer, who has been detained in Canada. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company’s founder, could face extradition to the US. She was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December,…

Trump says China will ‚reduce and remove tariffs’ on car imports from the US

Trump says China will ‚reduce and remove tariffs’ on car imports from the US

President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that China will lower or remove tariffs on American-made cars coming into the country. „China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the US,” Trump tweeted. „Currently the tariff is 40%.” The move is significant as US-made cars from BMW and others are…