Monday, October 22, 2018
A Chinese national living in California has been jailed over a scheme to smuggle sensitive space and military communications technology to China. Si Chen was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison Monday, after she pleaded guilty in July to...

Energy record

Chinese researchers have taken what they say is a major step forward for the development of a new generation of solar cells. Manufacturers have long used silicon to make solar panels because the material was the most efficient at converting...

Lombok earthquake

More than 500 hikers are stranded on an Indonesian mountain popular with tourists after a powerful earthquake caused a landslide. Food has been dropped from the air for the hikers, who are from a number of different countries, as helicopters...
A man has set off a small explosive device close to the US embassy in Beijing, officials have confirmed. Apart from the bomber, there were no other injuries reported and officials say police responded immediately. A statement from the US embassy...
The plane, operated by US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon, causing a blaze that firefighters have been tackling. About 67 passengers were thought to be on board, officials told the BBC. The number...
Hong Kong's currency regime is coming under mounting strain as the US Federal Reserve steps up the pace of monetary tightening, threatening to set off an unpredictable chain of events in the world’s most over-stretched financial system. The enclave’s US dollar peg...

Emperor or President?

The announcement Sunday that China will drop term limits on the presidency clears the way for Xi Jinping to rule the country indefinitely. However, analysts warned that what initially seems like a demonstration of absolute power could actually be a sign...

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