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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 experiencing a labor shortage, and that this shortage could lower predicted shipments for the month. The report’s unnamed “sources from …

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New $100 bill: As Federal Reserve Destroys Dollar, Chinese Yuan Rises

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 government. What is stunning about this whole counterfeiting affair is that in reality, the Federal Reserve remains the world’s greatest …

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China Issues “Guide for Civilized Tourism”

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 takes effect as the internet and world media circulated a viral story of a Chinese teenager vandalizing an ancient Egyptian …

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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 makes its way northwest. Above is some raw footage of the typhoon. Thousands of citizens were evacuated, according to Xinhua …

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Killer Hornets Plague China; Attacks Have Killed 28

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 have died due to attacks from swarms of killer hornets. The ring leader of the packs seems to be the …

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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 ended the console ban – but with a few caveats. The Wall Street Journal today reported that video game consoles …

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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 consumption on the part of the Chinese has resulted in aggressive agricultural expansion. The effort has been attempting to ensure …

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Bonds Continue to Rise, Making Investment Wise

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 make things work. The biggest loser in this battle? The stock market. Despite the high numbers reported for the month …

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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 rules the world when it comes to charm, elegance and beauty. The glowing 43 year old British love goddess stunned …

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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 forecast to move through the Luzon Straight between Taiwan and the Philippines on Saturday. In the following TRMM (Tropical rainfall …

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Baby Elephant Cries After Being Rejected By Mother

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 the mother was trying to kill her baby, and the zookeepers were forced to keep it away from its mother. …

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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 the study is to be published in the medical journal The Lancet. A little over 10,000 men were asked about …

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