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Richard Marx Recalls His Battle With the Chinese Mafia in New Memoir

Singer-songwriter Richard Marx shares a surreal and scary story of a concert gone dangerously awry in Taiwan in a new excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Stories to Tell, out July 6th via Simon and Schuster.  In the chapter, “The Tale of Taipei,” Marx recounts his adventures in Southeast Asia, where he played giant, packed stadiums following the incredible success of his 1989 album, Repeat Offender. The shows were, for the most […]

todayJuly 16, 2021 1


Chinese Astronauts Score Firsts on New Space Station

Just a couple of weeks after arriving at China’s new space station, two astronauts have performed the first spacewalk at the orbiting outpost. Sunday’s extravehicular activity (EVA), as spacewalks are officially known, was also the first to be performed as a pair by Chinese astronauts, as its only other spacewalk in 2008 involved a single crew member. A video clip of the EVA shows astronaut Liu Boming working on the […]

todayJuly 6, 2021 1


Chinese sellers on Amazon in hot demand by VCs and e-commerce roll-ups – 98bmp

Chinese merchants selling on Amazon are having a moment. The scruffy exporters are used to roaming about suburban factory areas and dealing with constant cash flow strain, but suddenly they find themselves having coffee with top Chinese venture capital firms and investment representatives from internet giants, who come with big checks to hunt down the next Shein or Anker. While VCs can provide the money for them to scale quickly, […]

todayJune 22, 2021 3


Tesla hops on Chinese social media to police posts that damage its brand

A Tesla owner in China gave a public apology on social media for uploading a video on his TikTok account with a staged “brake failure” incident.The legal department of Tesla China seems to have accused the user for false defamation, which resulted in a new TikTok video where he revokes his previous “claims.”In his apology, the EV owner admits that his Model X had never had a brake issue over […]

todayJune 2, 2021 3


Chinese hackathon reportedly revealed iOS breach, exploited it to spy on Uyghurs

When Apple announced in a 2019 blog post that it had patched a security vulnerability in its iOS operating system, the company sought to reassure its customers. The attack that had exploited the vulnerability, Apple said, was “narrowly focused” on websites featuring content related to the Uyghur community.It has since emerged that the vulnerability in question was discovered at China’s principal hacking competition, the Tianfu Cup, where a professional hacker […]

todayMay 27, 2021 2


US removes Xiaomi’s designation as a Communist Chinese Military Company – 98bmp

Xiaomi, one of China’s high-profile tech firms that fell in the crosshairs of the Trump administration, has been removed from a U.S. government blacklist that designated it as a Communist Chinese Military Company. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has vacated the Department of Defence’s designation of Xiaomi as a CCMC in January, a document filed on May 25 shows. In February, Xiaomi sued the U.S. government […]

todayMay 26, 2021 2


Fox News guest insists all Chinese Americans should denounce China over the coronavirus

Most of my immediate ancestors were Germans who came to this country in the 1860s and ‘70s following the Great Cinnamon Strudel and Kartoffelpuffer Famine of 1862. Actually, I have no idea why the fuck they came here. It couldn’t possibly be because they envisioned that glorious future day when one of their descendants would spend literally hours perched atop a nascent sofa sinkhole drinking Mountain Dew Baja Blast and […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 2 2


Inter Milan Is Threatened by Challenges at Suning, Its Chinese Owner

HONG KONG — The new, high-rolling Chinese owner was supposed to return Inter Milan to its glory days. It spent heavily on prolific scorers like Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen. After five years of investment, the storied Milan soccer club is within striking distance of its first Italian league title in a decade.Now the bill has come due — and Inter Milan’s future is suddenly in doubt.Suning, an electronics retailer […]

todayMarch 16, 2021 5 1 2


Chinese Super League Champions Jiangsu FC cease operations due to financial problems

Chinese Super League champions Jiangsu FC have "ceased operations", the club said on Sunday, underlining the financial problems coursing through football in the country. Jiangsu, who won the domestic title for the first time just three months ago, is owned by the conglomerate Suning - which also owns Italian giants Inter Milan. Chinese media said that Jiangsu have not officially dissolved and could yet have a lifeline if new investors […]

todayMarch 1, 2021 4