British private institutions being bought by Chinese firms

Hundreds of independent schools left in dire financial straits by the coronavirus pandemic are being targeted by Chinese investors, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Experts anticipate a ‘feeding frenzy’ as firms, including some run by high-ranking members of the ruling Chinese Communist party, seek to expand their influence over Britain’s education system. Seventeen schools … Read more

British private institutions being bought by Chinese firms

Hundreds of independent schools left in dire financial straits by the coronavirus pandemic are being targeted by Chinese investors, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Experts anticipate a ‘feeding frenzy’ as firms, including some run by high-ranking members of the ruling Chinese Communist party, seek to expand their influence over Britain’s education system. Seventeen schools … Read more

Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan air space after ‘collusion’ with US 

Eight Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan air space in response to ‘collusion’ between the island and the US Four J-16s, four JH-7s and an electronic craft entered Taiwan’s air defence zone In response, Taiwan’s air force deployed its missile defence system Beijing said it was responding to ‘collusion’ with the US, Taiwan’s main backer  By … Read more

Chinese bomb disposal rookie undergoes training as huge fireball erupts behind him 

Oops, wrong wire! Chinese bomb disposal rookie undergoes training as huge fireball erupts behind him Dramatic images captured an intense training session for the Chinese military’s bomb disposal team The exercise aimed at improving servicemen’s ‘technical and tactical levels’, state media reported One of the images shows a young trainee holding an explosive device while standing near … Read more

East China Sea: Chinese coast guard ships ‘armed with autocannon’ enter Japanese waters

China today has sent two coast guard vessels into Japan’s territorial waters amid rising tensions between the two countries over the disputed islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese ships, including one equipped with what appeared to be an cannon, intruded into the waters near the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands on Tuesday morning, reported Japanese media. … Read more

East China Sea: Chinese coast guard ships ‘armed with autocannon’ enter Japanese waters

China today has sent two coast guard vessels to Japan’s territorial waters amid rising tensions between the two countries over the disputed islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese ships, including one equipped with what appeared to be an autocannon, intruded into the contiguous zone near the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands on Tuesday morning, reported … Read more

Burberry repays Bank of England loan on Chinese sales boost

Burberry repays Bank of England loan after a sales bounce-back in China By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 14 February 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 14 February 2021 Boost: Burberry’s online sales in China grew by a ‘triple digit’ percentage in the third quarter Burberry has repaid its Bank of England loan … Read more

David Beckham shares a video speaking Chinese to mark the start of Lunar New Year

David Beckham has shared a video speaking Mandarin – China’s official language, to mark the start of Lunar New Year. The former footballer, 45, posted the video on his Instagram for his 65.3million followers on Friday.  He donned a red jumper to mark the occasion as he shot a goal into the net at the … Read more

Chinese New Year: Is the investment case as strong as an Ox?

Today is Chinese New Year and those celebrating will welcome in the Year of the Ox, which symbolises strength and determination. These traits wouldn’t go amiss after events of the last 12 months which has seen the coronavirus pandemic engulf the world. But China, despite being the likely origin of the deadly virus, has been … Read more

Cambridge University ‘received “generous gift” from Chinese software giant Tencent

Cambridge University ‘received “generous gift” from Chinese software giant with links to country’s spy agency’ to fund engineering fellowship Cambridge University has followed Oxford in being linked with China’s Tencent  Software firm with links to China’s communist regime gave ‘gift’ to the university  The ‘generous gift’ helped Cambridge to fund research into quantum computers  By … Read more