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  1. Robotic bartenders and smart hotels: a glimpse into the futureRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | South China Morning Post

    The robotic arm takes orders via smartphone, where customers scan a QR code, select drinks off a menu and pay via mobile payments service Alipay By using algorithms and big data, TMIC is able to help global brands create products that appeal to Chinese consumers It was half-past midnight on November 12, and Alibaba had just announced a record-breaking US$30.8 billion in e-commerce purchases for Singles' Day 2018. Instead of joining the steady stream of reporters filing out of the media centre to return to their hotels, I was standing in front of a robotic arm that was twisting itself from side-to-side as it prepared the cocktail I just ordered.


  2. Chinese community in Papua New Guinea prepares for Xi's visitRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | South China Morning Post

    Sandy Gao's restaurant in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, has been closed to the public since Thursday and will not reopen until Sunday. And the Chinese businesswoman could not be happier about it.


  3. Specialty shop gears up for the holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sun-Star

    THE Christmas season is here and shopping lists have grown exponentially. Specialty store Nest Home & Fabrique Shop, situated on Gorordo Ave., Cebu City is kicking off the holiday season and its first anniversary with a Christmas bazaar called "Mugna sa Pasko."


  4. Minitrue: Public Consultation on Income Tax DeductionsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | China Digital Times

    The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.


  5. MMA fighter Loman all set for second defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sun-Star

    BAGUIO. Brave Combat Federation bantamweight champion Stephen Loman holds a light workout prior to their departure for Bahrain earlier this week to defend his title against Brazillian Felipe Efrain.


  6. Hotel chains apologize after video shows how luxury Chinese properties 'clean' roomsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | USA Today

    International chains like the Waldorf Astoria and Park Hyatt apologized and promised to review their cleaning procedures after a viral video showed maids at their Chinese properties using dirty towels to clean rooms. Hotel chains apologize after video shows how luxury Chinese properties 'clean' rooms International chains like the Waldorf Astoria and Park Hyatt apologized and promised to review their cleaning procedures after a viral video showed maids at their Chinese properties using dirty towels to clean rooms.


  7. Mosuo, the 'kingdom of women'Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | China Daily

    Editor's note: Laurence Brahm, first came to China as a fresh university exchange student from the US in 1981 and he has spent much of the past three and a half decades living and working in the country. He has been a lawyer, a writer, and now he is Founding Director of Himalayan Consensus and a Senior International Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization.


  8. Take in the beauty and serenity of nature at the seacond highest peak in Cebu.Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    WHILE many Sugbuanons are getting giddy preparing for their inter-province or overseas trips in the coming weeks, we're guessing that some of you prefer a laid-back vacation within Cebu. You might want to visit Dalaguete during the holidays for a breather from the city bustle and for that much-needed nature recharge.


  9. UPDATE 4-China Southern to quit SkyTeam, strengthen American partnershipRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Reuters

    Xiamen Airlines Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China Southern that is also a SkyTeam member, has no plans to quit the alliance, Xiamen spokesman Qiu Dapeng said on Thursday. U.S. airlines have so far struggled to gain a foothold in China, scaling back routes amid tough competition from state-backed Chinese rivals that are aggressively expanding their fleets with cut-price tickets.


  10. How search for knowledge helped lift China's reformRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | China Daily

    EDUCATION: 1974-76: MA, Chinese language and literature, Stanford University 1970-74: BA magna cum laude, Chinese language and literature, University of Minnesota Twin Cities AWARDS: 2017: Foreign Educator of the Year, presented by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs; Chinese Government Friendship Award CAREER: 2017-present: President and CEO, US-China Strong Foundation 2013-present: Nonresident senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2010-present: Senior adviser, Vermilion Partners 2014-17: Associate dean, Peking University's Yenching Academy 2014-17: Professor of management practice, Peking University's Guanghua School of Management 2008-13: Managing director and senior adviser, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Beijing 2005-08: Chairman of China operations, Shaklee Corp 1998-2005: President, National Committee on US-China Relations 1986-1998: Various senior ... (more)


  11. Bangladesh Declines to Start Repatriation of Rohingya amid ProtestsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Bangladeshi authorities have yet to start repatriation of the first group of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar from Unchiprang camp in Cox's Bazar amid protests and a lack of willingness among the refugees to leave their camps. After waiting for a day and bringing five buses to carry the Rohingya to the departure area, Bangladeshi officials said they could not be cruel to the "forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals."


  12. China's stay-at-home shoppers propel luxury salesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    Luxury brands will increasingly have to court Chinese shoppers on their home turf, as local purchases soar among a clientele who are forecast to generate nearly half the industry's sales by 2025, a study showed on Thursday. Global sales of personal luxury goods like handbags and watches are on course to grow 6 percent at constant currencies this year, on par with 2017, according to consultancy Bain and Italian manufacturers association Altagamma's report, which valued the market at 260 billion euros in 2018.


  13. Commentary: China's digital authoritarianism a global threatRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

    The U.S. trade war with China is focused on products ranging from agricultural goods to household appliances, but the United States and other democracies should worry about a different type of Chinese export: digital authoritarianism. Officials in Beijing are providing governments around the world with technology and training that enable them to control their own citizens.


  14. Root thanks England supporters for their understanding in hotel mix-upRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Haringey Independent

    England captain Joe Root has written to thank travelling fans who were relocated from their accommodation in Kandy to make way for the team during the ongoing Test against Sri Lanka. It emerged last month that the hotel both teams were expecting to stay in, the Earl's Regency just 15 minutes away from Pallekele Stadium, had not been secured by Sri Lanka Cricket and had instead been fully sold to tour groups attending the match.


  15. Jewish state appoints Christian envoy to Muslim countryRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    George Deek, appointed Thursday as Israel's first Christian-Arab ambassador. He will serve in Azerbaijan.


  16. As India eases citizenship path for Hindus, Rohingya Muslims fear expulsionRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Reuters

    Nar Singh can vividly recall the day in 2014 when Narendra Modi promised to provide refuge to Hindus suffering around the world. The 39-year-old shop owner sat awestruck inside his two-bedroom house in Pakistan's eastern Mirpur Khas district, as Modi's voice boomed from the television during his successful campaign to become India's prime minister.


  17. High-Level China US Trade Talks ResumeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Voice of America

    Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng speaks during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, April 6, 2018. China's Ministry of Commerce says high-level trade talks between officials from the world's two biggest economies have resumed.


  18. Feature: A tinge of Chinese color in PNG's APEC hosting cityRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    The International Convention Center where APEC Senior Officials' meeting was held here was a building with distinctive Papua New Guinean style. The pillars bear carvings of PNG traditional patterns, while the big meeting room at the center is decorated with tribal totem.


  19. US tariffs against mainland China are not automatically applied to Hong Kong. Photo: AFPRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Changing trade policy on Hong Kong will hurt United States just as much, city's leader Carrie Lam says in response to critical congressional report Changing trade policy on Hong Kong will hurt United States just as much, city's leader Carrie Lam says in response to critical congressional report Report recommended reviewing arrangement to treat Hong Kong and mainland as separate customs areas in export of dual-use technology Hong Kong's leader on Thursday expressed regret that a US congressional report had seen relations between the city and mainland China through "coloured lens" and said any change to the city's trade status would not benefit either side.


  20. Emirates Airline half-year profit slides 86% on oil hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago |

    An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airlines is pictured on Oct 19, 2017, after taking off from the Toulouse-Blagnac airport, near Toulouse. DUBAI: Emirates Airline on Thursday posted an 86 per cent drop in half-year profits as the Middle East's leading carrier was hit by a hike in oil prices and currency devaluations.