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From TheJournal.ie Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific Tiangong-1

Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific

The remote location of its landing made it difficult for stargazers to witness the event.

From TheJournal.ie China slaps tit-for-tat tariffs on 128 US products Trade War

China slaps tit-for-tat tariffs on 128 US products

The tariffs follow weeks of rhetoric that has raised fears of a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese space station set to plummet back to Earth in the coming days Tiangong-1

Chinese space station set to plummet back to Earth in the coming days

Chinese authorities said it will offer a “splendid” show similar to a meteor shower.

From TheJournal.ie China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing Diplomatic Relations

China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing

It was Kim’s first trip abroad since taking power in North Korea.

From TheJournal.ie Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas Do Not Panic

Debris from space station hurtling towards Earth not expected to hit populated areas

One expert said the odds of being struck by space debris are 10 million times less likely than getting hit by lightening.

From TheJournal.ie Speculation is rife that Kim Jong Un just took a special armoured train into China Foreign Trip

Speculation is rife that Kim Jong Un just took a special armoured train into China

The meeting would dismiss suggestions that China has been sidelined by North Korea holding summits with the US and South Korea.

From TheJournal.ie China's building the world's fastest wind tunnel to test planes ... and possibly missiles Speed Of Sound

China's building the world's fastest wind tunnel to test planes ... and possibly missiles

The 265-metre-long tunnel can be used to test hypersonic aircraft that can travel 25 times the speed of sound.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not afraid of a trade war': China hits back and threatens US with tariffs Trade War

'We're not afraid of a trade war': China hits back and threatens US with tariffs

Yesterday, Donald Trump hit China with tariffs of up to $60 billion of imports.

From TheJournal.ie 'The first of many' - Trump hits China with tariffs on up to $60 billion of imports Don't Push Too Far

'The first of many' - Trump hits China with tariffs on up to $60 billion of imports

The move sent stocks diving amid rising market fears the United States could provoke a trade war.

From TheJournal.ie Irish globetrotters will soon have their choice of Chinese cities to fly to Far East

Irish globetrotters will soon have their choice of Chinese cities to fly to

Flights to Hong Kong and Beijing are both starting in June.

From TheJournal.ie China clears path for Xi Jinping to rule for life Absolute Power

China clears path for Xi Jinping to rule for life

The parliament voted 2,958 in favour and two against abolishing presidential term limits.

From The42 Atletico Madrid duo became the latest stars to move to China Pastures New

Atletico Madrid duo became the latest stars to move to China

Nicolas Gaitan and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco will line up in the Chinese Superleague with Daliam Yinfang.

From TheJournal.ie China wants US man 'severely punished' after thumb stolen from ancient Terracotta Warrior Terracotta Thief

China wants US man 'severely punished' after thumb stolen from ancient Terracotta Warrior

The man is alleged to have snuck into the closed exhibit and took a selfie with the terracotta figure before stealing the thumb.

From TheJournal.ie Buzzfeed has joined forces with a massive Beijing firm to bring its content to China Gimme Dem Clicks

Buzzfeed has joined forces with a massive Beijing firm to bring its content to China

Bytedance will select what it broadcasts of BuzzFeed’s content to avoid the wrath of Chinese censors.

From TheJournal.ie Canadian professor accused of spying for China and acquiring 'very sensitive information' Montreal

Canadian professor accused of spying for China and acquiring 'very sensitive information'

Ishiang Shih’s brother was arrested by the FBI last week.

From TheJournal.ie Ethical questions raised after these monkeys were cloned in China Medical Research

Ethical questions raised after these monkeys were cloned in China

The same technique was used to clone Dolly the Sheep.

From The42 Mascherano leaves Barcelona to link up with former Man City boss in China Making A Fortune

Mascherano leaves Barcelona to link up with former Man City boss in China

The Argentina midfielder is joining Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune.

From The42 Mascherano leaving Barcelona after seven seasons to head to China Stalwart

Mascherano leaving Barcelona after seven seasons to head to China

The Catalan giants have announced the Argentine international is departing in this window.

From TheJournal.ie 'No hope of survivors' onboard Iranian tanker which burst into flames The Sanchi

'No hope of survivors' onboard Iranian tanker which burst into flames

Only three bodies have been recovered.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters still battling oil tanker blaze after almost a week China

Firefighters still battling oil tanker blaze after almost a week

One body has been found but 31 sailors – mainly Iranians – remain missing.

From TheJournal.ie Tech giant Samsung sued in France over alleged child labour in its Chinese factories Child Labour

Tech giant Samsung sued in France over alleged child labour in its Chinese factories

“We are asking the justice system to sanction the unacceptable gap between Samsung’s ethical commitments and the reality in its factories.”

From TheJournal.ie Massive oil tanker 'in danger of exploding' off Chinese coast as 32 sailors remain missing Potential Disaster

Massive oil tanker 'in danger of exploding' off Chinese coast as 32 sailors remain missing

The crisis began on Saturday when the Iranian tanker collided with a Hong Kong-registered freighter.

From The42 A year on from being made the world's best-paid player, Tevez poised to end miserable China spell Wantaway

A year on from being made the world's best-paid player, Tevez poised to end miserable China spell

The former Manchester United striker could seal a return to Boca Juniors.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea seizes ship that was allegedly selling oil in secret to North Korea Red Handed

South Korea seizes ship that was allegedly selling oil in secret to North Korea

It follows US President Donald Trump’s tweets about the alleged transfer of oil.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says China has been caught 'RED HANDED' letting oil into North Korea Not Happy

Donald Trump says China has been caught 'RED HANDED' letting oil into North Korea

China has backed UN sanctions on North Korea that restrict oil supplies.

From The42 Boyhood club Boca shut down claims of imminent Tevez return from China Say Nothing

Boyhood club Boca shut down claims of imminent Tevez return from China

The Argentine side say they are ‘oblivious to any negotiation’ that may exist between Tevez and Shanghai Shenhua over his contract.

From TheJournal.ie Beijing evictions of migrant workers stir widespread anger Mass Evictions

Beijing evictions of migrant workers stir widespread anger

“They are chasing people away from apartments and smashing things.”

From TheJournal.ie Chinese kindergarten teacher used needles to 'discipline' children for not sleeping Punishment

Chinese kindergarten teacher used needles to 'discipline' children for not sleeping

The case prompted Chinese authorities to call for an “immediate” investigation into all kindergartens across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Two killed and 30 injured as Chinese port flattened by major explosion Ningbo

Two killed and 30 injured as Chinese port flattened by major explosion

Photos show cars twisted and mangled by the force of the explosion.

From TheJournal.ie LGBT people in China pursuing marriages of convenience in order to disguise their real relationships Sham Marriage

LGBT people in China pursuing marriages of convenience in order to disguise their real relationships

When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. Gay men.

From The42 Taxing times loom for Carlos Tevez and China's wantaway foreign stars Very Homesick Boy

Taxing times loom for Carlos Tevez and China's wantaway foreign stars

The transfer levy greatly stymied the Chinese league’s spending in the summer.

From TheJournal.ie Criminal investigation launched after 14-year-old Russian dies following Shanghai Fashion Week China

Criminal investigation launched after 14-year-old Russian dies following Shanghai Fashion Week

Investigators in the Perm region where Vlada Dzyuba lived are looking in to whether her death was caused by negligence.

From TheJournal.ie China relaxed its one-child policy - now there's a baby boom Labour Force

China relaxed its one-child policy - now there's a baby boom

Almost 12 million Chinese babies were born in the first eight months of the year.

From The42 Whistleblower claims 10,000 Chinese athletes involved in state-backed doping in 80s and 90s Drugs In Sport

Whistleblower claims 10,000 Chinese athletes involved in state-backed doping in 80s and 90s

Doctor Xue Yinxian says all medals won during the period should be handed back.

From TheJournal.ie Facial recognition used to publicly shame jaywalkers and toilet paper thieves in China The Future Is Here

Facial recognition used to publicly shame jaywalkers and toilet paper thieves in China

Facial recognition is being used in a whole host of ways in China, and police say it is making the country safer.

From TheJournal.ie India is set to get its first bullet train thanks to Japan Warming Relations

India is set to get its first bullet train thanks to Japan

A 500km journey will be cut from eight hours to just over two hours when services start.

From The42 Tevez's battered Shanghai Shenhua 'just like Man United' Setback

Tevez's battered Shanghai Shenhua 'just like Man United'

The 33-year-old climbed off the bench for the second half to score just his third Chinese Super League goal.

From TheJournal.ie In China, parodying the national anthem could now put you in jail for 15 days Freedom Of Speech

In China, parodying the national anthem could now put you in jail for 15 days

Under the new law, the song can no longer be used as background music in public places.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation Mixed Message

Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation

His comments are at odds with remarks made by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea ally China joins UN Security Council in condemning missile launch over Japan UN Security Council

North Korea ally China joins UN Security Council in condemning missile launch over Japan

North Korea’s only major ally said “we are going to make a necessary response”.