Chinese regulator sanctions drop Alibaba profits

Alibaba offices in Beijing, April 13, 2021. GREG BAKER / AFP Alibaba had not published declining results for five years. But 2021 has been a particularly dark year for the Chinese e-commerce giant, hit by a series of sanctions and calls to order. After two satisfactory quarters, Chinese growth also slackened sharply from the summer, … Read more

A Chinese cosmonaut participated in a space walk for the first time

Wang Yaping orbiting the Earth is one of three people currently living on the Chinese seed space station. Their mission – Shenzhou 13 – was launched on October 16 with the launch of the Chang Zheng 2F rocket (from the Jiuquan cosmodrome in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region). The second shift started in this way … Read more

Eternos, First Marvel Production Under Chinese Direction

short Music Non Stop no Facebook Chloe Zhao, winner of the Oscar for Directing for Nomadland (2021), is given the difficult task of running the project, which has no direct connection with the other films in the franchise. The Chinese director, who declares herself a fan of Marvel, was free to bring her vision to … Read more

Eternos, first Marvel production with Chinese direction

short Music Non Stop no Facebook Chloe Zhao, winner of the Oscar for Directing for Nomadland (2021), is given the difficult task of running the project, which has no direct connection with the other films in the franchise. The Chinese director, who declares herself a fan of Marvel, was free to bring her vision to … Read more

The specter of a Chinese slowdown hangs over the global economy

Xi Jinping speaks at the opening ceremony of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on November 4, 2021. STR / AFP When the Chinese locomotive stops, all of Asia, if not all of the world economy, slows down. In the third quarter, growth in the world’s second-largest economy slowed to 4.9% year-on-year, and … Read more

Chinese tennis champion Peng Shuai accuses ex-top Communist leader of rape

Zhang Gaoli, closing the third session of the 12th National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 15, 2015. WANG ZHAO / AFP This is a new episode in the very sanitized version of the MeToo movement that China has known since 2018. On Tuesday, November 2, Chinese tennis … Read more

New Chinese demonstrator in orbit. The aim is to neutralize space debris

The Chang Zheng 3B carrier system was launched on October 24 at 21:27 (15:27 Polish time) from the Xichang spaceflight center in Sichuan province, in the southern part of the country. The aforementioned rocket has a lifting capacity of over 11 tons for a low Earth orbit (on GEO the lifting capacity is 5 tons). … Read more

U.S. and Chinese diplomats to meet in Rome on Sunday

The American Antony Blinken, in Rome, on October 30, 2021. ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP Tensions are high between the two largest economies in the world. The United States and China clash on several fronts, including trade, human rights, Taiwan and the Covid-19 pandemic. So many subjects that can be discussed between the head of American … Read more

Famous Chinese pianist Li Yundi is arrested for soliciting prostitution, jeopardizing his career and lucrative advertising contracts

Published: 22 oct 2021 14:51 GMT During the investigations that led to the arrest of the ‘Prince of the Piano’, agents discovered that the musician regularly requested sexual services. The renowned Chinese pianist Li Yundi was arrested by elements of the Public Security Office in Beijing accused of soliciting prostitution, a situation that could put … Read more

Evergrande, the indebted Chinese promoter, avoids a default

The Evergrande Center building in Shanghai, September 22, 2021. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP Evergrande is currently avoiding payment default. The ultra-indebted Chinese promoter, whose bankruptcy could shake the country’s economy, made a payment just before a deadline, state media announced on Friday (October 22nd). The real estate group, one of the largest in China, is … Read more