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Florida Artist Smashes Chinese Vase Worth $1 Million Florida Artist Smashes Chinese Vase Worth $1 Million

A Florida artist made a statement on Monday, by smashing the work of a fellow artist in a Miami gallery. The offending artist, Maximo Caminero, 51, picked up a $1 million vase by famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and proceeded …

Chinese New Year Traditions Still Going Strong Chinese New Year Traditions Still Going Strong

The Chinese New Year starts today and we say goodbye to the year of the snake and hello to the year of the horse. Each of the animals that are used to represent one of the 12 cycles of the …

China Destroys 6 Tons Of Ivory In Symbolic Move China Destroys 6 Tons Of Ivory In Symbolic Move

China sent a strong message to illegal ivory traders by destroying 6 tons of illegal ivory from its stockpile on Monday. This was done in Dongguan in southern Guangdong province where the illegal trade is rampant. This is unprecedented move …

Wal-Mart Recalls Tainted Donkey Meat In China Wal-Mart Recalls Tainted Donkey Meat In China
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Wal-Mart is recalling donkey meat at some of its stores in China. Donkey meat may not appeal to some Western palates, but in China they eat donkey. Tests revealed that donkey meat which was sold to Chinese consumers contained DNA …

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

Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year

After it was reported that smartphone shipments rose over 6% in the second quarter of 2013, analysts continued to predict record sales for the smartphone market. Smartphones have even, for the first time, overtaken feature phone sales. Today, DigiTimes Research …

Google Translator Toolkit Makes App Localization Easier Google Translator Toolkit Makes App Localization Easier
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In my line of work and as an Asian Studies minor, I come upon a lot of Japanese and Chinese Web sites. Even though I took three years of Japanese, I still rely on the all might Google Translate to …

Chinese Working Conditions Give Apple a Rotten Spot Chinese Working Conditions Give Apple a Rotten Spot

According to a recent article, Apple’s clean image has recently taken a hit after The New York Times reported about the conditions in which some of the factories of its Chinese network have been found. The employees building the iPad, …

Chinese Military Takes Hot Potato Way Too Seriously Chinese Military Takes Hot Potato Way Too Seriously

Remind me never to join the People’s Liberation Army of China. Footage revealed last weekend on YouTube shows a training exercise from the PLA where soldiers pass around a live grenade to have it thrown into a hole. The soldiers …

Google Search By Voice Learns Chinese (In Limited Fashion)
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Many products are initially available in English, and then branch out into languages like French, Italian, German, and Spanish.  (There’s even an acronym, FIGS.)  But Google Search by voice broke with tradition – and started to make its way into a huge market – by moving straight from English to Mandarin Chinese today.

Google Shows Off 2 New Toolbar Labs
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Google has introduced two new Google Toolbar Labs features. There is one with "My Location," and a simplified Chinese Toolbar.

"One of the best things about working on the Google Toolbar team is that when someone says ‘Wouldn’t it be great if Toolbar could…,’ our answer is usually ‘Yes! Let’s build it!"’ And then it’s just a question of when," the Toolbar Product Team says.