Chinese researcher behind genetically edited babies is now under investigation and suspended without pay

Chinese researcher behind genetically edited babies is now under investigation and suspended without pay

He Jiankui, largely unknown until yesterday, is an associate professor at Shenzhen’s Southern University of Science and Technology of China (南方科技大学 or SUSTC). The Guangdong province-based researcher said he used gene-editing tool CRISPR on embryos of seven different couples during IVF treatment, resulting in the birth of twin girls this month. CRISPR is a molecular…

Chinese stocks plunge into the weekend as investors sweat ahead of Trump and Xi’s crucial meeting

Chinese stocks plunge into the weekend as investors sweat ahead of Trump and Xi’s crucial meeting

Chinese stocks slumped into the weekend Friday, ahead of a crucial week in the future of the trade war between Beijing and Washington. The Shanghai Composite, China’s benchmark share index, dropped just shy of 2.5% of its value on the day, driven by investor jitters about the trade war ahead of next week’s G20 meeting…

Chinese dog owners are being assigned a social credit score to keep them in check — and it seems to be working

Chinese dog owners are being assigned a social credit score to keep them in check — and it seems to be working

Keep your dog on a leash. Make sure your pet doesn’t bark. Clean up after them. These are the rules that have been enforced over the last year in Jinan, eastern China, which launched its „Civilized Dog-Raising Credit Score System” system to enforce responsible dog ownership, according to Sixth Tone. Over the last few years,…

A mysterious Chinese fund that promised £600 million to UK startups fired its CEO and there’s no sign of the cash

A mysterious Chinese fund that promised £600 million to UK startups fired its CEO and there’s no sign of the cash

A Chinese company promising up to £600 million ($767 million) to invest in British tech startups has fired its CEO, failed to make a meaningful investment, and delayed payments to one of its suppliers. Cocoon Networks, a subsidiary of Cocoon Global that is backed by China’s Hanxin Capital and China Equity Group, fired its English-speaking…

US sanctions Chinese military over Russia

US sanctions Chinese military over Russia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The sanctions relate to China’s purchase of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles. It says such purchases contravene US sanctions on Moscow introduced in response to Russian actions in Ukraine…