All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘China’

Plague Found in China, City of Yumen Sealed Off

Chinese state media reported Tuesday that the city of Yumen has been sealed off since last week, after a 38-year-old man died of bubonic plague. Yumen, which has a population of roughly 30,000, is situated in the northwestern province of Gansu, and is presently surrounded by police at roadblocks. No residents are allowed to leave the established perimeter, and travelers …

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Xi Jinping Meets with US; Talk Economy & Security

When Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the President of the People’s Republic of China, came into office a little over one year ago, he faced several monumental challenges as the leader of the world’s largest and potentially most powerful country. The main issue plaguing Xi was China’s economy, which had …

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Angela Merkel Calls U.S. Spying Allegation ‘Serious’

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel said in a news conference in Beijing Monday that if allegations that a German man had been working as a double agent for the U.S. are true, “it would be a serious case.” According to intelligence sources, a 31-year-old employee of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency admitted to slipping classified documents to a U.S. contact. …

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If You Drop Your Phone in a Septic Tank, Just Let It Go Man

As a 28-year-old whose screws up a lot, I in no way feel qualified to dispense life advice on most topics. Having said that, I feel pretty confident in issuing this one small token of advice: If you drop your smartphone in an open-pit toilet, just let it go, man, it’s lost. In fact, if you drop anything into an …

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Chloe Bennet Says Acting Career Took Off When She Changed Her Name

Actress Chloe Bennet believes her luck in Hollywood changed within days of adopting a new surname. The 22-year-old actress was born Chloe Wang, the daughter of a Chinese father and Caucasian mother in Chicago, IL. “I was having trouble booking things with my last name. I think it was hard for people to cast me as an ethnic, as an …

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Pinocchio Rex, T-Rex’s Cousin, Unearthed In China

The skeleton of a new tyrannosaur was found at a construction site in China. The skeleton was identified as the cousin of the T-Rex, and named “Pinocchio Rex” for its lengthy nose. Scientists at the Edinburgh University in the U.K. named the new dinosaur Qianzhousaurus sinensis. They also described the creature as having a height of up to 9 meters. The …

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China Explosion: President Xi Vows “Decisive Action”

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed action against the terrorist strike yesterday. His visit to the region, focused on combating terrorism, coincided with the attack. China’s Xinjiang province was rocked by an explosion yesterday at a train station. Assailants attacked civilians with knives, then set off explosives. The coordinated nature of the attack left officials to believe it was motivated …

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Xbox One Launching in China in September, a Year After Lift on Console Ban

Fourteen years ago, China enacted a console ban as the Ministry of Culture derided both the political and violent content in many games. Sure, black market console sales skyrocketed–but it was technically illegal to sell consoles like the Xbox 360 and PS3 in China. Last September, the country officially lifted the ban. Game consoles are now allowed to be sold …

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Bill Gates Urges Philanthropy From China’s Wealthiest

Bill Gates may be known as the richest man in the world, but that doesn’t mean he can solve every global problem himself. The co-founder of Microsoft is once again urging China’s wealthiest people to tackle the country’s poverty levels. “China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people … I hope that more people of insight will put their talents …

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Chinese Beards Considered Potential Hazards

Chinese officials are calling beards “potential hazards” and are even offering financial rewards for informants who notify them of people who have beards or women who wear veils over their faces. The Chinese officials believe that the beards and veils can be used to disguise an individuals identity and make it easier for them to participate in terrorism. They are …

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Justin Bieber Offends China, Asks for Trial Delay

After being called out by Mad Men actor Jon Hamm in an interview with Men’s Fitness magazine in which Hamm called the 20-year old a “s**thead,” Canadian pop musician Justin Bieber continues to live up the name. On Monday, his lawyers filed a motion saying they needed more time to prepare his case for trial which is set for May …

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Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, To Visit China

It looks like Chuck Hagel will be missing out on the NCAA men’s basketball championship game Monday night. Hagel, the U.S. defense secretary, will be making a trip out of the country on Monday. Hagel will be heading to China to start off his work week and while there it is expected he will visit China’s sole aircraft carrier. Washington’s …

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