All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘China’

China Earthquake Damages Homes, No Casualties Reported

China: Earthquake damage in Xinjiang today is limited to some homes, officials say, and there have been no casualties reported. However, the quake measured a strong 6.9 magnitude according to the U.S. Geological Survey and several strong aftershocks continued for at least two hours afterward. An earthquake in the same area in 2008 caused significant damage to several homes with …

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Bing Says It’s Not Censoring Chinese Search Results In The U.S.

If you know anything about the Internet, you’re well aware of the Great Firewall of China. The country polices what its citizens can and can not see on the Internet which means search engines wanting to operate in the country must censor their own results. Bing, being a search engine that operates in China, must censor its results like everybody …

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Bird Flu Spikes in China as 23 More Cases Reported

This past week, 23 people in China have been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, in addition to the previous week that saw 24 new cases which confirms this virus is becoming more active. In the newest cases, reported from several different provinces of China, was a 38-year-old man who …

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Smart TVs Expected to be in Sales Majority in China

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), TV manufacturers focused on two features that they hope will sell their devices in the stagnating TV market. One is ultra HD (UHD) TV, an increased resolution that is predicted to become popular, but only when prices for UHD displays drop for the consumer market and a corresponding wealth of 4K content is …

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Falun Gong Likely Not Behind China’s Internet Woes

In a strange turn of events, it’s looking the internet outage suffered by hundreds of millions was due to simple error. On January 21st, millions of Chinese internet users who typed in the name of their favorite websites were instead redirected. Disturbingly enough to Chinese officials, the redirection took them to the page of a U.S. company called Dynamic Internet …

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Chinese Mother Left Homeless In Search Of Son

If there was ever a story that revealed the depth of a mother’s love, this is it. A Chinese woman, Ye Jinxiu, has been on a 17-year search for her son who was kidnapped in 1993. In her unyielding search for him, she lost her home, her family her husband and everything that she knew before her boy was stolen …

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Chen Guangbiao Now Trying to Buy Wall Street Journal

Chen Guangbiao, a Chinese businessman and philanthropist completely unknown in the United States before this month, first made news in the United States through his proposal to purchase the New York Times. On January 5, Chen published an opinion piece in the state-owned, Chinese-based paper, the Global Times. In that letter, Chen stated his serious intentions about acquiring the New …

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China Destroys 6 Tons Of Ivory In Symbolic Move

China sent a strong message to illegal ivory traders by destroying 6 tons of illegal ivory from its stockpile on Monday. This was done in Dongguan in southern Guangdong province where the illegal trade is rampant. This is unprecedented move is expected go a long way in vindicating China from criticism of tolerating poaching. China is arguably the biggest marketplace …

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Wal-Mart Recalls Tainted Donkey Meat In China

Wal-Mart is recalling donkey meat at some of its stores in China. Donkey meat may not appeal to some Western palates, but in China they eat donkey. Tests revealed that donkey meat which was sold to Chinese consumers contained DNA of other animals. Wal-Mart’s China CEO, Greg Foran said, “We are deeply sorry for this whole affair. It is a deep …

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Chinese Mobile Subscriptions Continued to Rise in November

Having a sizable chunk of the world’s population, tech manufacturers and service providers rightly see China as a huge potential growth market. As smartphone and tablet technologies begins to proliferate throughout the country, more and more of China’s citizens are now becoming mobile subscribers. According to a new DigiTimes report, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s …

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iPhone 5s Available for Pre-Order in China

On the heels of Apple announcing on Sunday a partnership with China Mobile to sell the iPhone in that country, pre-orders for the iPhone 5s and 5c were made available on Christmas day in the Middle Kingdom. China Mobile commenced accepting pre-registration via its website, and through a customer service hotline on December 25. The iPhone will be available in …

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New Magic Sweetener That’s All Natural

There’s some good news out there for soda producers and drinkers. An obscure melon from China has given the soda industry a chance to create a sweetener that is both tasty and lacking negativity that comes with artificial ingredients. The melon that everyone’s talking about was once cultivated by Buddhist monks who used it to sweeten their tea. The only …

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