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China is building a very unique space plane for $200,000 tourist flights
Oct 5, 2016

Though a lot of the space-faring focus is on getting to the moon or Mars, would-be space tourists are still waiting for some semi-affordable trips into orbit. Now China is looking to step in and fill the void.

China lost control of its space station and now it's falling back to Earth
Sep 21, 2016

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … Tiangong-1 space station.

Banned: Why Ghostbusters won't be busting anything in China
Jul 13, 2016

"China doesn't like movies with ghosts" is maybe (but maybe not) not the reason the new Ghostbusters won't be released there.

After bombing in the U.S., Warcraft just became the highest-grossing video game film in history
Jun 21, 2016

Forget Resident Evil and Tomb Raider — there’s a new video game film at the top of the heap.

Here's a trailer for Monster Hunt, the highest grossing Chinese film of all time
Jul 28, 2015

A new movie called Monster Hunt just became China's biggest homegrown box-office hit, and now you can see what's bringing the crowds in.

Behold China's illegal, $48 million World of Warcraft theme park
Jul 4, 2015

If hanging out in the virtual MMORPG land of World of Warcraft just isn't enough escapism for you these days, you're in luck—someone went and built a massive, $48 million Warcraft theme park in China. The only problem? It's massively, hugely illegal.

Check out the space station China plans to have fully operational in less than a decade
Oct 17, 2014

Sure, the U.S. might be easing up on its spacefaring ambitions due to NASA budget cuts — but that doesn’t mean other countries aren’t champing at the bit to stake out a corner of the heavens.

Chinese engineers developing giant Star Wars-esque ‘crab walker’ tanks
Sep 24, 2014

Remember those epic Separatist OG-9 Homing Droids that popped up in the battle scenes of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones? So does the Chinese military, apparently.

China claims to be developing supersonic submarine that could reach California in less than two hours
Aug 26, 2014

Scientists in China claim they’ve figured out how to design a submarine that can travel at supersonic speeds — and potentially get from China to California in approximately 100 minutes.

Haunting photos of 'China's Atlantis,' a 600-year-old city that sank underwater
Jul 30, 2014

This is what happens when a 300,000-person city sinks underwater. It’s not exactly the lost city of Atlantis, but it's pretty darn close.

Bazinga! Chinese government bans geek sitcom The Big Bang Theory
Apr 28, 2014

Bad news for Big Bang Theory fans living abroad, because the Chinese government is demanding the hit geek sitcom be yanked from the nation’s interwebs.

This Chinese gang got arrested for stealing ... inside World of Warcraft
Dec 30, 2013

Just because something you stole doesn't actually exist, doesn't mean you won't go to jail all the same.

Chinese military blasts Pacific Rim as 'American propaganda'
Aug 27, 2013

The Chinese box office haul for Pacific Rim helped get it on the road to a sequel — but an official in the People’s Liberation Army thinks the sci-fi flick is just 2+ hours of “American propaganda.”

Why Chinese fans are NOT happy with that extra Iron Man 3 footage
May 2, 2013

Turns out, U.S. fans didn't miss much with that China-specific footage for Iron Man 3.

The extra Looper scenes you never saw (but Chinese audiences will)
Dec 17, 2012

If you're looking forward to the new twisty-timey noir flick Looper, and don't live in China, you're out of luck—you'll be missing out on at least a few extra scenes that didn't make the U.S. cut.