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Illinois Man Charged with Kidnapping Chinese Scholar Pleads Not Guilty

An Illinois man charged with kidnapping Chinese student Yingying Zhang pleaded not guilty Thursday and will go on trial Sept. 12. Brendt Christensen entered his plea at his brief arraignment before a federal judge in Urbana, Illinois, south of Chicago. Zhang has been missing since June 9. Investigators are sure she is dead, but have not found her body. Some of her relatives who came to Illinois from China to help with the search were in the courtroom Thursday. Zhang came to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign as a…

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Entertainment 

AMC Theatres on Chinese Restrictions: Wanda “Has Never Been a Source of Acquisition Funding”

China’s top banking regulators have ordered the country’s largest financial institutions to stop lending to tycoon Wang Jianlin’s Wanda to finance its overseas entertainment acquisitions. read more … Read the referenced story here… AMC Theatres on Chinese Restrictions: Wanda “Has Never Been a Source of Acquisition Funding”

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Science 

Beam Me Up, Scotty … Sort Of. Chinese Scientists ‘Teleport’ Photon To Space

Enlarge this image Quantum satellite “Micius” flies past the quantum teleportation experiment platform in Tibet. Chinese scientists have announced they successfully “teleported” information on a photon from Earth to space, spanning a distance of more than 300 miles. Jin Liwang/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jin Liwang/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images These days, advances in science seem to be sounding more like science fiction. Chinese scientists have announced they successfully “teleported” information on a photon from Earth to space, spanning a distance of more than 300 miles. So is…

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Travel 

A Cosmopolitan Chinese Trifecta: Guangzhou, Macau and Hong Kong

Three Asian cities in five days, after a 15-hour flight, crossing the International Date Line and entering another hemisphere. Exhausting? Yes. Exotic and exhilarating? Yes and another yes. … via JustLuxe.com … Read there referenced story here: A Cosmopolitan Chinese Trifecta: Guangzhou, Macau and Hong Kong

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