Baby gene experiment by Chinese researcher ‘foolish and dangerous’: Experts

The first people to be gene-edited, a pair of baby twin girls in China, may have been mutated in a way that they are likely to die young, researchers said, calling the action “very dangerous” and “foolish”. Continue Reading

Starbucks opens ‘silent cafe’ in China

Leading American coffee chain Starbucks has opened a ‘silent cafe’ in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, in which nearly half of the staff are hearing-impaired, as part of an initiative to support the employment for people with disabilities. Continue Reading

10 Chinese nationals arrested for trafficking Pak girls

At least 10 Chinese nationals, including a woman, have been arrested in Pakistan for allegedly luring young Pakistani girls into fake marriages then forcing them into prostitution in China, the country’s premier probe agency has said. The Federal Investigating Agency… Continue Reading

China pursuing ‘new world media order’ to suppress criticism: watchdog

China is trying to establish a “new world media order” to prevent and counter criticism, a project that threatens press freedom globally, watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned in a report released Monday. Continue Reading