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Dmitry Medvedev Visits China, Strikes Oil Agreement

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been on an official trip to China since tuesday, when he arrived in Beijing after an official invite from the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. On the table for Medvedev’s visit are such activites as …

Dmitry Medvedev Sells Russian Oil to China As Russia Dies Out Dmitry Medvedev Sells Russian Oil to China As Russia Dies Out
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The party-state elite and oligarchs of Russia joined together to sign a $85 billion deal to extract Russian oil and sell it to China, through a mutual agreement between Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday. …

China: Smog Chokes Chinese Manchuria, as Overpopulated Asian Giant Burns Coal

Vast areas of China’s north-east were choking in smog on Monday, as the Asian giant grappled with yet another horrendous air pollution crisis threatening millions of lives. Schools and colleges were forced to suspend classes in Chinese Manchuria’s largest cities, …

China Smog Causes Asthma Attack For Singer, Show Canceled

China is dealing with choking, dangerous smog this week that has already hit levels of 1,000 in some areas; for context, a reading of 300 is considered a health hazard. The air quality has forced school closings and flight cancellations, …

Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed
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(image) We marvel at our technology, wear clothes as a means of status, indulge in our spices, and unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible not to live off the abundant 130 product types made by the hands of children and forced laborers. …

Apple Reducing iPhone 5C Production By Half [Report] Apple Reducing iPhone 5C Production By Half [Report]

Last month, Apple launched the iPhone 5C as the cheaper alternative to the iPhone 5S. Normally, the company would just reduce the price of the existing iPhone 5 and call it a day, but the iPhone 5C represented its effort …

Chinese Holiday to Affect Notebook Shipments Chinese Holiday to Affect Notebook Shipments

Though notebook shipments languished over the summer, manufacturers still have the holiday buying season to look forward to. Now, it appears that a labor shortage in China could restrict notebook shipments even further. DigiTimes is reporting that China is currently …

New $100 bill: As Federal Reserve Destroys Dollar, Chinese Yuan Rises New $100 bill: As Federal Reserve Destroys Dollar, Chinese Yuan Rises
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Federal Reserve, the government agency in control of the dollar fiat standard will roll out the new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech security features designed to purportedly thwart counterfeiters, on Tuesday, despite partial shutdown of the mammoth federal …

China Issues “Guide for Civilized Tourism” China Issues “Guide for Civilized Tourism”
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In China, general etiquette just became a law, specifically when you’re planning to travel. CNN reports that a massive tourism law went into effect on October 1 that aims to combat the perception of Chinese travelers behaving unpleasantly. The law …

Typhoon Fitow Pummels China’s Coast

The east coast of China sustained the ravages of Typhoon Fitow, having been warned of the impending storm Sunday by the National Meteorological Centre in a red alert (the highest level). The typhoon is expected to weaken quickly as it …

Killer Hornets Plague China; Attacks Have Killed 28
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Officials in China have warned people to steer clear of fields and wooded areas for the rest of the year, as killer hornets have been terrorizing the Chinese countryside. Thus far, approximately 600 people have been injured and 28 people …

China Ends Video Game Console Ban

Back in July, a Chinese newspaper reported on a proposed policy that would lift the long-time Chinese ban of video game consoles. The plan reportedly had the backing of the Chinese Premier. This week, China officially announced that it has …

China Buys 3 Million Hectares of Ukrainian Farmland China Buys 3 Million Hectares of Ukrainian Farmland

Reuters reported on Sunday that the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian farming firm KSG Agro that would net 3 million hectares worth of farmland to be used to feed Chinese consumers. Increasing food …

Bonds Continue to Rise, Making Investment Wise Bonds Continue to Rise, Making Investment Wise
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There has been much talk lately of a government shutdown, and for good reason. Politicians in Washington are still debating what to do about the looming debt-ceiling crisis, with Republicans still pushing for the defunding of Obamacare in order to …

Catherine Zeta-Jones: British Goddess Takes China by Storm

China may be the most populous country in the world. It may have the largest bridges, the biggest military, and the longest wall to fend off Mongolian warlords. But this weekend in China, Catherine Zeta-Jones showed us why Britannia still …

Super Typhoon Usagi Heading for Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Usagi, the most powerful storm on the planet so far in 2013, is still moving along in the Western Pacific, carrying winds as strong as 162 mph – which is equivalent to a category 5 hurricane. Usagi is …

Baby Elephant Cries After Being Rejected By Mother
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A baby elephant was recently attacked and abandoned by his own mother at a zoo in China, causing him to cry for hours. Who knew that was even possible? No one is able to tell why, but it appears that …

For First Time, U.N. Study Highlights Pacific-Asian Rape Culture

A multi-country survey recently conducted by the U.N. of Asian countries near the South Pacific sheds a terrifying light onto rape culture as it exists in nations far less fascinating to the media than India. The abstract is here, and …

iPhone 5S: As Apple declines, Samsung, Chinese smell blood iPhone 5S: As Apple declines, Samsung, Chinese smell blood
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Tomorrow, Apple is slated to bring fresh produce to the technology meat-market with an evolved iPhone 5 dubbed iPhone 5S. The Apple faithful are also expecting a cheaper version positioned towards East and South Asian markets where the computer giant …

Deloitte Fine: 14 Million Pounds, or $22 Million Deloitte Fine: 14 Million Pounds, or $22 Million

The accounting firm that advised the MG Rover Group and the Phoenix Four, Deloitte & Touche, has been fined £14 million, or roughly $22 million U.S., for a conflict of interest. The Guardian reports that the Financial Reporting Council, which …

Ghana: President Mahama’s 2012 Victory Confirmed
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“I’d always known that I was legitimately elected, and I knew that eventually justice will be served,” newly confirmed President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama said in a Friday interview. On Thursday, the Ghanaian Supreme Court upheld Mahama’s victory from …