Articles by Michelle FlorCruz
- How To Beat Beijing's Near-Impossible License Plate Lottery
December 05 2013 3:46 PM
Registering your car in traffic-congested Beijing is about to get harder. This hasn't stopped some drivers from tricking the system creatively.
- Hello Kitty Sells Champagne? Yes, Soon - In China
December 05 2013 12:59 PM
With Hello Kitty on his side, one entrepreneur is hoping a cat-branded champagne will gain popularity in Asia.
- David Cameron On China: 'We Want China To Succeed' - But Is It Too Little, Too Late?
December 05 2013 5:19 AM
Cameron was singing a different tune -- one of mutual cooperation -- during his China visit earlier this week. Some Chinese don't buy it.
- The Honor System Doesn't Work For Chinese Restaurants
December 04 2013 12:40 PM
A Chinese investor finds out that a honesty-based payment system may not be a good idea in the restaurant business.
- Chinese Patriots Rally To Nation, Not Government
December 04 2013 6:05 AM
While many Chinese conversations turn patriotic as tensions flare over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, many still can't get behind the government.
- Space Junk, Anyone?
December 03 2013 4:02 PM
Small villages near China's Chang'e-3 rocket launch site have reportedly been hit by pieces of metal from the rocket.
- Kim Jong Un's Uncle Removed From Post After High-Profile Executions
December 03 2013 10:40 AM
Jang Song Thaek has reportedly been fired from the number 2 spot, according to South Korea's National Intelligence Service.
- Canadian Authorities Say They Caught A Chinese Spy
December 02 2013 4:42 PM
A naturalized Canadian citizen, Qing Quentin Huang, has been arrested for allegedly trying to give sensitive information to the Chinese embassy in Ottawa.
- On World AIDS Day, China's Government Still Struggles To Help AIDS Victims
December 02 2013 12:42 PM
Ahead of this year's World's AIDS Day on Dec. 1, AIDS patients and protesters traveled from rural China to Beijing.
- More Money, Extra Problems: China's Wealthy Are Hiring Bodyguards
November 29 2013 3:24 PM
The hiring of bodyguards is becoming more frequent as insecurity over safety rises.
- Peaceful End To Week-Long Anti-Government Protests In Thailand
November 29 2013 1:18 PM
Protesters dispersed peacefully after making an appeal to the country's military.
- China To Japan: Get Back To Us In 44 Years
November 29 2013 11:28 AM
China's Defense ministry responded sarcastically to Japanese and American requests to revoke the Air Defense Identification Zone.
- China's Muted Response To US B-52 Flyover Disappoints Public
November 27 2013 1:04 PM
Chinese netizens aren't happy with China's reaction to America flying bombers in its newly estsablished air defense zone.
- China's Abortion Issue: Making It Free For College Students
November 27 2013 7:19 AM
A People's Congress deputy is urging free abortions for Beijing college students as many now use unregulated clinics.
- Chinese Jingoists Predict 'Six Inevitable Wars'
November 26 2013 4:04 PM
As U.S. planes defy a self-declared defense zone, a newspaper predicts wars with most of China's neighbors to regain lost territories.
- China On The Moon In December: Unveils 'Jade Rabbit' Lunar Rover
November 26 2013 12:06 PM
China's ambitious space program has set its sights on the moon before the end of the year.
- In China, Big Brother Is Watching, But So Are The Citizens
November 26 2013 9:14 AM
Local governments are relying on the public to help crack down on the misuse of government vehicles by officials.
- Chinese Thieves Return iPhone Data, Pen Apology
November 25 2013 3:39 PM
Has China been hit by a wave of compassionate criminals?
- China's Air Defense Zone Reignites Territorial Dispute - And Nationalism
November 25 2013 1:17 PM
China's demarcation of a new airspace zone includes disputed areas of the East China Sea.
- Weapons Of Mass Seduction: Swedish Underwear Co. Hands Out Hot-Pink Panties In North Korea
November 21 2013 11:51 AM
After an online contest voted Pyongyang as the destination most in need of seduction, a Swedish underwear company stepped up to the challenge.