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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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China to Shift Economy, Loosen One Child Policy

A reform document released by China’s Communist party, after a four day-long meeting of its top officials, includes a flood of sweeping changes to reportedly attempt to undo decades of failed expansion plans, according to Reuters. Among the reform plans are allowances that would accelerate capital account convertibility and scrap residency restrictions in small cities and townships. There are also …

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Jimmy Kimmel: Should He Be the One Fired for Remark?

There have still been many protests over the weekend because of the ABC network and Jimmy Kimmel situation that occured last month on the show. People are touting signs all over the country that say things like, “Fire Jimmy Kimmel” and “No Fake Apology”. The question is, who should really be fired, if anyone, for the events that transpired? The …

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Explosions in North China Caused by Bombs

One person is dead and eight are injured from explosions in China. These blasts happened near office buildings controlled by the Shanxi Communist Party Committee that is located in Taiyuan, China. The explosions began around 7:40 in the morning on Wednesday, local time. According to the official Xinhua news agency, “Judging from the scattering of small metal balls, it is …

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Tiananmen Square Shut Down After Car Crash

Tiananmen Square was shut down on Monday after a sport utility vehicle drove over a sidewalk and into a crowd of tourists and other pedestrians. The vehicle maneuvered between two of the steel barricades that separate the street from the sidewalk, and traveled nearly 500 yards before crashing into a bridge, killing five and injuring 38. According to Chinese state …

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Foxconn Opens $25 Million Research Center

According to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, Foxconn Electronics this week officially opened a new research and development facility in Nanning, China. Foxconn reportedly sunk $24.6 million into the facility. The report states that the center will be used for research and development, as well as testing and certification of various products. The facility is expected to have individual labs for projects …

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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 visiting the Anhui province of China, an online chat with some Chinese “netizens” on the popular news website, Xinhuanet.com, and …

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Dmitry Medvedev Sells Russian Oil to China As Russia Dies Out

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. Rosneft, Russia’s biggest producer of oil, under the grip of oligarchs will fuel China’s turbocharged growth with an additional 70 …

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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, including the culturally rich metropolis of Harbin. Road traffic was paralyzed as visibility was drastically compromised, while local airports were …

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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, and one performer had to cancel her show after suffering a respiratory infection and asthma attack. 63-year old jazz singer …

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Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed

(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. Right now, according to an updated report for this year by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, there are 29.8 million …

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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 to try something different this time around. As it turns out, different is not always better. Chinese Tech site C …

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