All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘China’

Apple Announces Partnerships For Environmental Efforts In China

Apple announced that it is expanding its renewable energy and environmental protection efforts in China. This includes a multi-year project with World Wildlife Fund, which the company says will “significantly increase” responsibly managed forests across the country. The two strive to protect a million acres of forests, which provide fiber for pulp, paper, and wood products. Apple says its goal …

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Apple Is Literally Hitler, Says Chinese CEO

It’s not uncommon to hear someone lash out at Apple for being restrictive, but this takes it to a whole other level. Chinese streaming platform Leshi TV, also known as LeTV, is expected to launch a smartphone next month. When you’re entering the smartphone market, one of your major competitors is Apple – so it makes sense that you’d want …

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Sephora Doesn’t Trust Its Asian Customers? Allegedly Deactivated Accounts According To Race

As beauty supply giant Sephora could be about to learn the hard way, what seems like a simple and logical solution is actually grounds for a MAJOR lawsuit. Trouble began brewing Friday morning when Sephora made the following announcement on its Facebook page: The reality is that in taking steps to restore website functionality, some of our loyal North American …

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iPhone 6 Lands in China October 17

Apple has announced that the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will be available to purchase in China on October 17. Pre-orders will kick off on October 10. “We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “With support for TD-LTE …

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Google Capital Backs InnoLight, Its 9th Company

Google Capital, along with Lightspeed China Partners, co-led a Series C round of funding totaling $38 million into InnoLight Technology, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. This would be Google Capital’s first investment in China. InnoLight makes high-speed optical receivers used by computer servers. This marks the ninth investment by Google Capital, the growth-stage investment arm …

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Gold Prices: Hong Kong To The Rescue?

Much of the recent fluctuation in gold prices was blamed on the improving American economy. The changing economic landscape in the United States is considered key for determining the long-term market value of the precious metal As such, gold suffered a drop in value as the US dollar strengthened; there is also the expectation that interest rates are due to …

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Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested by Chinese Government

Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chan’s son, most recently made headlines indirectly when his father stated that he was to receive none of his $130 million inheritance. Jackie Chan stated that “If he is capable, he can make his own money,. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money.” Instead of giving the money to his son after …

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Earthquake Kills at Least 398 People in China

At 4:30 pm local time (4:30 am EST), a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Chinese province of Yunnan. The epicenter of the quake was recorded some 230 miles northeast of Kunming, the capital of the Yunnan province. Current estimates state that at least 398 people have died and another 1,801 have suffered injuries of some degree. Thus far, 7,000 emergency …

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Chinese Fisherman Nets Whale Shark

A Chinese fisherman netted a 14-foot-long 4,000 pound whale shark over the weekend, and was able to strap the carcass to the roof of a truck and haul it to a fish market in Xiaozhi. Fishing for the endangered whale shark is illegal in China, but Fujian province Captain Cai Chengzhu claims that the massive fish was accidently caught in …

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Liu Yiqian: Why Is Everyone Mad At This Chinese Billionaire?

People are mad at Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian and the reason may shock you. This wealthy individual decided to splash the cash a few days ago, spending a whopping $36 million for a 500-year-old artifact. The “chicken cup” as it’s known, is one of a few precious porcelain cups that remain from the Ming Dynasty. The cup earned its name …

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Kim Jong-Un Furious Over Viral Dance Video

North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un is said to be very displeased over a parody video, which features the Supreme Leader dancing his way through absurd situations to a Chinese pop song. According to South Korean newspaper The Chosunilbo, North Korea asked China to stop the spread of the YouTube clip, as it “seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority.” China …

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China Bubonic Plague: City Quarantined, One Dead

In China bubonic plague has forced officials to quarantine parts of the city of Yumen, which is located in the northwestern portion of the country. A 38-year-old man in that city died of bubonic plague last week. He had reportedly been in contact with a dead marmot, which is a type of squirrel-like rodent. Close to 100,000 people have been …

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