All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘China’

iPhone To China – Big Boost to Apple

Apple has signed an iPhone deal with China Mobile. “China is an extremely important market for Apple,” Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, said in a statement. Cook continued – “Our partnership with China Mobile presents us the opportunity to bring iPhone to the customers of the world’s largest network.” With more than 760 million customers, the Chinese firm was just …

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Rare Chinese Turtles Hatch at NYC Zoo

Five rare Chinese big-headed turtles, scientifically known as Platysternon megacephalum, were born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo in November. The 7-inch-long turtle gets its name because its skull is so large that its head is unable to retract into its shell. The five at Prospect Park represent the first successful breeding of the species within a zoo …

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China Moon Landing: Jade Rabbit Reaches Moon’s Surface

China made history on Saturday by successfully landing its first unmanned spacecraft on the moon. The Chang’e-3  reached the moon at about 9.12 p.m Saturday and delivered “Yutu”, nicknamed “Jade Rabbit”. Yutu is a solar powered, six-wheeled robotic rover, equipped with at least four cameras and a number of  mechanical devices for sampling and analyzing the moon’s surface. On Saturday, Zheng Yong-Chun, …

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China Bans Banks From Accepting Bitcoins

For some time now, the digital currency known as “bitcoins” has been ballooning in value thanks to a lot of speculation and the promise that the money will be finite. Currency 101 dictates that the more of something there is, the less value it has, a process known as inflation. This is why it would make sense to barter with …

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Jen Arnold of “Little Couple” Diagnosed with Cancer

39-year-old Jen Arnold, star of TLC’s “The Little Couple,” has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The news was first reported by People in an exclusive statement. “I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and am currently undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy,” Arnold said. Arnold and husband, Bill Klein are the stars of …

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Joe Biden Visits China Amid Air Zone Tensions

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Asia as tensions are escalating between China and Japan over a newly established Chinese air defense identification zone in the East China Sea. The tensions center around the tiny Senkaku Islands (known as the Diaoyu in China) which are within the new air defense zone. Although Japan has controlled the islands for many …

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Obama Urges Airlines To Obey China’s Rules

The New York Times reports that the Obama administration has asked that American commercial airlines obey the wishes of China and submit notification of flights into their airspace in advance. The move comes as the United States finds itself drawn into the midst of mounting tension between Japan and China over the control of uninhabited islands in the East Sea. …

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U.S. B-52’s Enter Airspace Claimed by China

Two unarmed U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers entered a Chinese air defense zone on Monday, defying China’s expanding claim over an island chain in the East China Sea. The flight occurred without incident, and the Pentagon declared on Tuesday that the flyover was not significant of any reaction to China’s expanding declaration of sovereignty over the archipelago which that country …

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China Witnessed B-52s Entering Defense Zone

On Tuesday, two U.S. B-52 bombers flew over the East China Sea as part of a previously planned training exercise; however, no notification was given to Beijing. In the past, the lack of notification may not have raised any eyebrows. Unfortunately, that is not the case this time. The training exercise occurred in the aftermath of China’s recent attempt to …

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Study Suggests Staggered National Flu Vaccinations For China

A new study from a combined team of American and Chinese scientists is suggesting that China implement a new national flu vaccine strategy. The paper, published today in the journal PLOS Medicine, states that China should use a staggered flu vaccination procedure for different regions of the country. “This research suggests the need for staggered timing of vaccination in three …

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One-Child Policy To Be Relaxed By China Amid Labor Force Concerns

China seems to be loosening on its One-Child policy as part of economic reforms. Other Communist party plans are re-education through labor policy and increased mobility for the rural population. This was announced by Chinese state media on Friday, days after the conclusion of a meeting of top Communist party leaders in Beijing. The reforms were arrived at after four …

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China Announces New One Child Policy

In an announcement made on Friday, China leaders decided they would gradually start easing up on its decades old, one child policy. The new law states that parents can have two children if either parent was an only child. The new law represents a significant change in China’s future economy and population. The one child policy was first introduced in …

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