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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘China’

Jackie Chan Confirms Once Again That He’s Not Dead

Jackie Chan is one of the best martial artists/stunt actors to have ever lived. That doesn’t mean he’s invincible though. His stunts are oftentimes dangerous, and people use that as an excuse to start spreading rumors that he has died. Now the man himself has addressed those rumors. On his blog late last month, Chan said that he started hearing …

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Japan Scrambles Jets: Chinese Military Plane Breaches Int’l Airspace

A frustrating dispute in the south Pacific has all of Southeast Asia on high alert as China has seemingly escalated the conflict by flying a military craft through international airspace near Chinese islands. Reuters reports the Chinese plane was a Y-8 early warning craft, and flew over the islands of Okinawa and Miyako around noon, repeating its route over the …

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Second iPhone Electrocution Case Emerges In China

Earlier this week, news began circulating that a young woman was killed when she was electrocuted by her iPhone. Police and Apple are still investigating the incident, but many believe that the deadly shock was due to a problem with the phone’s charger. Now another iPhone electrocution incident has occurred in China. Want China Times is reporting that Wu Jiantong …

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Yahoo Acquires Ztelic, a Beijing-Based Social Analytics Startup

Yahoo is keeping the acquisitions coming at a fast and furious pace, today announcing that they have snatched up eight employees from Beijing-based Ztelic in a “talent acquisition.” Ztelic is a social data analytics startup that first launched last year. Yahoo is bringing the team over to aid in research and development. Here’s what the company had to say on …

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Foxconn Raises Age Limit For Hiring

Ever since Foxconn became Apple’s main manufacturer of the iPhone, the Chinese company has become the focus of many human rights and worker’s rights organizations around the world. Through Apple, the company has become one of the most closely watched manufacturing operations in the world. Largely due to poor past inspections of its working conditions, Foxconn has raised worker pay …

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Electrocuted By iPhone? Woman’s Family Says So

The family of a woman in China who died while reportedly answering her iPhone say her body showed signs of electrocution, and they want answers. Ma Ailun was charging her phone–which she bought at an official Apple store in China–last week when she received a call and answered it with the charger plugged in. She allegedly received a shock so …

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China to End Video Game Console Ban, With a Catch

For 13 years, China has officially banned the sale of video game consoles in its country. Now, a new Chinese economic plan reveals that the ban may soon come to an end – but with a catch. The South China Morning Post today reported that a policy blueprint for a “Shanghai free trade zone” would allow for the sale of …

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Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets later this decade. Analyst firm ABI Research is now predicting that Russia will be rise to become the 7th-largest smartphone …

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Somebody’s Already Made A Movie About Edward Snowden

Well, that was fast. I humorously pondered earlier this week that a movie based on Edward Snowden’s life would be eventually made. Little did I know that a group of Hong Kong filmmakers would join forces to make a five minute short film about Snowden’s leaking of NSA documents and his run from a U.S. embarrassed by the revelations. Here’s …

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China: Knife Attacks Kill 24 in Riots

As riots in western China continue, the violence of clashes between police and protesters is escalating. Recent rioting in northwest China has left 24 people dead this week. Official Chinese news agency Xinhua is reporting that 24 people were killed by rioters in Lukqun Township in China‘s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Wednesday. At around 6 am local time, the …

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Rioting In Western China Leaves 27 Dead

Rioting in western China’s Xinjiang province has left at least 27 dead at the hands of “knife-wielding mobs” according to Chinese authorities. The province, which is home to a significant Uyghur minority, and is among the poorest provinces in the country, has been seen numerous outbreaks of violence over the years, but this is the worst rioting since 2009. The …

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Edward Snowden Will Release NSA Documents If He’s Caught

Over the past month, a number of NSA spy programs have been revealed thanks to some leaked documents that came from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. It appears that he’s not done leaking either, and things could get much interesting if he’s caught. Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist that wrote the original stories on the NSA surveillance program, told The …

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