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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is the new U.S. ambassador to China.
Iowa Governor to Oversee US Issues with China, Pledges to Hit Country on Human Rights and Trade

U.S. President Donald Trump appointed the longest-serving American public servant to deal with China.

A television report about North Korea's missile launch is broadcast at the Seoul Railway Station on April 1, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.
North Korea Crisis: Senior Chinese Diplomat Warns of 'Dark Forest' Unless Talks Resume

One of China's top diplomats has urged for further talks between North Korea and the United States to prevent the Korean Peninsula from turning into a nuclear "dark forest."

Thai protesters slam China's plan to blast the Mekong River.
China to Blast Pi Long Rapids in Mekong River; Environmentalists Protest Silk Road Expansion

To push for its rights over the South China Sea, China wants to bust open a portion of the Mekong River.

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to forge ahead with the CPEC.
China Mediates India-Pakistan Dispute on Kashmir to Uphold Interest in CPEC

China wants India and Pakistan to resolve differences concerning a territorial dispute over Kashmir to uphold interests in CPEC.

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A laptop computer displays Wikipedia's front page showing a darkened logo on Jan. 18, 2012 in London, England.
Chinese Version of Wikipedia in the Works

In order to compete with Wikipedia, China is building its own version of the popular online encyclopedia, according to an article by Today Online.

Carrie Lam wins the Hong Kong elections.
Preparations Underway to Celebrate 20th Year of HK Handover; Event Receives Mixed Views

To celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China by Britain, authorities are in the middle of planning festivities that reportedly cost millions of dollars, according to an article by the Straits Times.

On Wednesday, April 26, Phan-Gillis was sentenced by Chinese courts to almost four years in prison and deportation.
Sandy Phan-Gillis Deported Back to US After Two Years of Detention in China

Sandy Phan-Gillis, an American citizen, was deported back to the United States, as confirmed by the U.S. State Department on Sunday, April 30. She has been under Chinese custody for over two years for being guilty of espionage.

China-North Korea Connection
Trump Believes China Can Curb North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

Tensions in Asia are rising as a nuclear-armed North Korea threatens to make use of its missiles. However, U.S. President Donald Trump is hopeful that his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, can convince the Hermit Kingdom to soften its rhetoric, according to a report by the National Post.

Vietnamese fishermen continue to fish in the South China Sea amid China's ban.
Seasonal Fishing Moratorium Imposed by China Begins in South and East China Seas--Vietnam Enraged

Fishing boats from Vietnam were sent back as China declares the toughest fishing ban of the season.

A drone towing a cable flies over the Dadu River to another side of the Ya'an-Kangding expressway bridge being built on Dec. 20, 2016 in Ya'an, Sichuan Province of China.
China’s Xinjiang Region to Use Drones to Strengthen Border Security

A senior government official from China's northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has unveiled plans to deploy drones for surveillance of its borders as part of a campaign to improve security in the region.

Nepal Banking Industry
NRB Official: Nepal Welcomes Chinese Banks Regardless of Size

Nepal is willing to accept Chinese banks regardless of their size in China, a Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) official said.

Nepal Quake 2015
CFPA Began Reconstructing a School Damaged by Nepal Quake

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) has begun rebuilding a public school damaged by an earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015.

The National China Garden will be transformed into a $100 million landmark.
Ambitious $100 Million Chinese Garden To Be Constructed in Washington, DC

China wants a bold presence in Washington, D.C., so it will construct a garden that is worth $100 million.

Pacific Oysters
Oysters in Beach Make Denmark a Paradise for Chinese Food Lovers

Chinese food lovers are more than willing to help Denmark with its oyster invasion problem. Pacific oysters line the country’s beaches, threatening its coastal ecosystem.

More young Chinese readers are now reading e-books.
Amazon China's 2017 Reading Report Shows New Trends Among Chinese Readers

Amazon China has recently released its 2017 Reading Report. The survey shows new trends among Chinese readers.

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