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China Warns of “Grim” Trade Future

China warned on Wednesday of a “grim” outlook for trade after a surprise fall in June exports, raising fresh concerns about the extent of the slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy and increasing the pressure on the government to act.

China’s reform-minded new leaders, including Premier Li Keqiang, have shown a tolerance for slower

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China’s Dog Meat Festival Continues as Planned Amid Protest

Dog Meat Festival In China Will Kick Off As Planned, Despite Protest From Animal Rights Activists

Animal rights activist Du Yufeng organizing a protest at the 2012 Yulin Dog Meat Festival, according to the description that accompanied the Vimeo video from which this screenshot was taken,

Despite widespread outrage, a dog meat festival in

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China Labels U.S. as Worlds Biggest Cyber Villain

China’s official news agency has slammed the United States as the world’s “biggest villain” following new revelations about Washington’s cyber espionage against Chinese companies and institutions.

“These, along with previous allegations, are clearly troubling signs. They demonstrate that the United States, which has long been trying to play innocent as a victim of cyber

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China Introduces Execution for Pollution

China has introduced “harsher punishments” for breaking the nation’s environmental protection laws: reckless violators of pollution standards in the world’s biggest and fastest-growing economy now face execution.

A resident walks on the banks of a polluted river filled with dumped garbage at a suburban area of Taiyuan, Shanxi province.(Reuters / Stringer)

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China Demanding NSA Surveillance Explanation

BEIJING – (AP) — China on Monday joined calls for Washington to provide explanations following disclosures of National Security Agency programs which collect millions of telephone records and track foreign Internet activity on U.S. networks.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters that Washington needs to heed international concerns expressed since the programs were

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10,000 Chinese Lineup to Buy Gold

Sometimes one must see to believe, in this case believe just how massive the raw demand for the shiny, barbarous relic is in China during times of relative monetary stability (in this case the Dragon Boat Festival). Now assume runaway inflation as we saw in 2011 China, which may be unleashed by something as catalytic

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China React’s to Snowden’s Claims of China Being Hacked by U.S.

The China Daily, the Chinese government’s English-language mouthpiece, couldn’t have been handed a better story. On June 13, Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency who exposed a vast American electronic surveillance program before fleeing to Hong Kong, told the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s leading English-language daily, that the

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3 Chinese Astronauts Lift-off to Experimental Space Lab

Shenzhou 10 takes three astronauts to experimental space laboratory where they will give a lecture to students on Earth

Chinese astronauts, from left, Wang Yaping, mission commander Nie Haisheng and Zhang Xiaoguang prepare to board the Shenzhou-10. Photograph: AFP/Getty

A Chinese-manned spacecraft has blasted off with three astronauts on

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Xi Jinping , Obama Agree to Curb N. Korea, Cyber Attacks

Officials say US and Chinese presidents have pledged following talks to work towards denuclearising Pyongyang.

The US and China have agreed that they cannot accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and pledged to work closely to end Pyongyang’s weapons programme, a senior US national security official has said.

Tom Donilon said the US President Barack

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China Produces World’s Fastest Supercomputer

China appears to have once again taken the lead from the United States in the burgeoning supercomputing wars, developing a supercomputer that is twice as fast as anything America has to offer.

The Tianhe-2 supercomputer from China is slated to become the fastest in the world.

The new Tianhe-2 supercomputer, nicknamed the Milkyway-2, was

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Former U.S. Diplomat Scammed Over 10 Million in Visa Bribes

Michael T. Sestak, former head of the non-immigrant visa department at the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, and his co-conspirators earned at least US$10 million from about 500 clients in their visa fraud scam last year, according to US investigators.

 

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China Adds 7 New Taboo Topics to Avoid Talking About

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They’re like George Carlin’s seven dirty words, except it’s not the FCC who’s banning them, but the Communist Party of China.

In a directive reportedly distributed last month to local party committees, China’s top propaganda officials issued new restrictions banning discussion of seven topics deemed to be “dangerous Western influences.”

Titled “The Current Situation

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China: Poultry Factory Burns, Killing 119

Explosions and fire tore through parts of a poultry plant in northeast China on Monday, killing at least 119 people in one of the country’s worst factory accidents in recent years.

Relatives of fire victims mourn

Residents near the factory, the Baoyuanfeng Poultry Plant, in the Jilin Province town of Mishazi, heard

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China to Conduct Huge “Digitized Troop” Drills

China is to test its modern ‘digitized’ military units in an exercise next month. The Chinese military says developing such units is among its priorities for modernizing the armed forces.

‘Digitized’ troops are taking advantage of modern information technology to succeed on the battlefield. Integrated computerized systems are used to gather intelligence, assess the

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F-35B and Other U.S. Weapons Systems Hacked by China

Many of the Pentagon’s most advanced weapon systems — including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and PAC-3 Patriot missile system — were compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a classified document obtained by the Washington Post.

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The list of weapons was part of an earlier DoD report condemning

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Australian Intelligence Headquarters Blueprints Stolen by China

SECRET and highly sensitive blueprints outlining the layout of Australia’s top spy agency’s new headquarters have been stolen by Chinese hackers, the ABC says.

ASIO’s new headquarters is planned for the shores of Lake Burley-Griffin Source: News Limited

The documents contained details of the ASIO building’s floor plans, communication cabling layouts, server locations

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Broken Elevator Decapitates Woman

IN A scene right out of a horror film, a 24-year-old intern nurse in Shenzhen, China, was decapitated after she tried to step out of a malfunctioning lift, only for the half-opened lift to suddenly plunge to the basement, dragging her body for about 4 metres.

The woman, surnamed Wang, died instantly in the

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China Manipulating for Regime Change in North Korea

The sudden reduction in aggressive rhetoric and actions by North Korea has led to suggestions that Pyongyang has realized it has pushed its only ally in the region to the brink of severing its friendship.

The announcement in Pyongyang on May 13 of the promotion of Jang Jong-nam to

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North Koreans Kidnap Chinese Fishermen

The Chinese embassy in North Korea is “working on” securing the release of the crew of a Chinese fishing boat held by unidentified armed North Koreans, who are reportedly seeking a ransom.

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China Shielding Businesses Producing Toxic Rice

Nearly half the rice and rice products on sale in Guangzhou contain too much cadmium, a toxin and carcinogen that can damage the kidneys, a three-month investigation by the city’s food safety authorities found.

Inspectors from Guangzhou’s Food and Drug Administration checked 18 samples from local markets between January and March, and found

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