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China’s Crackdown on Qat Chewers

The plant, a staple in Middle Eastern cities, has become popular in China for its mild buzz—but the government says it’s a dangerous gateway drug.

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Boy Attempting to Feed Bear at Chinese Zoo Gets His Arm Bitten Off

A 9-year-old boy in China lost his arm after a bear attacked him at a zoo in China.Read more…

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Hong Kong Protests Turn Violent Once Again in Lead-Up to Talks

Confrontation between protesters and police turned violent once again early Sunday morning in Hong Kong. As Reuters reports, the pro-democracy movement, which has been demonstrating for the past three weeks, launched a new attack in spite of news that the movement’s leaders and members of Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing government would meet next week.Read more…

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Subtitle Issues Might Hurt Guardians of the Galaxy in China

Last week, the talk surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy was that it seemed to be on pace to gross over $800 million internationally. However, this week has revealed a possible roadblock. China Daily reports that poor subtitle translations might hinder the film’s popularity in China. China Daily says the translation … More »

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China throws weight behind HK leader

China’s state media strongly back Hong Kong’s embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as “chaos”.

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Protesters Balk at Hong Kong Leader’s Call to End Demonstrations

Hong Kong’s Beijing-approved leader, Leung Chun-ying, has called for an end of the pro-democracy demonstrations being held in the semiautonomous city by tens of thousands of its citizens. He has taken specific aim at Occupy Central With Love and Peace, one of the two major organizing groups, saying, “Occupy Central founders had said repeatedly that if the movement is getting out of control, they would call for it to stop. I’m now asking them to fulfill the promise they made to society and stop this campaign immediately.”Read more…

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Parallels between Tiananmen Square, Hong Kong too obvious to ignore

What happens in Hong Kong over the coming days will tell us a lot about where China is heading in the era of Xi Jinping

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Fate of Hong Kong protests rests in Xi Jinping's hands

What happens in Hong Kong over the coming days will tell us a lot about where China is heading in the era of Xi Jinping

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Police Launch Tear Gas Into Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protest Crowd

Protests that began peacefully late Friday night in the semiautonomous city of Hong Kong escalated on Sunday when riot police fired tear gas into the sitting crowds in an attempt to clear protestors from the downtown government center.Read more…

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Vendor Admits Serving Probably Delicious Noodles Laced With Opium

A noodle vendor in the Shaanxi province of China has been detained after police discovered that he’d been lacing his noodles with powdered poppy, a move that kept his customers coming back for more.Read more…

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China Is Making Near-Perfect Fake American Driver’s Licenses

Good news, underage drinkers: China is making fake driver’s licenses now.Read more…

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Jack Ma heads China rich list

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is China’s richest person following his company’s record listing, according to a wealth survey by the Hurun Report.

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China’s Bloody Health Care Battle

Patient violence against doctors in China is shockingly common, and it’s increasing as more citizens get insured. Could the US see this kind of violence under Obamacare?

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China Loses Top Tennis Star Li Na

Arguably one of the most popular tennis players in the world, China’s Li Na helped bring the sport to Asia. Now, her sudden retirement has the country asking ‘what’s next?’

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Fines and jail for GSK China bribery

China fines pharmaceuticals firm GSK $490m for bribery and jails executives, state media report

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Shoe Company Executives Vanish​ With All The Shoe Money

In what looks like the exact legal definition of a criminal conspiracy, the CFO of “China’s Urban Footwear Company” Ultrasonic has informed the public and the firm’s Supervisory Board that its CEO and COO have “apparently left their homes and are not traceable.” Also: The money’s gone.Read more…

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Chinese Court Rules Woman’s Virginity Is Worth $5,000

It’s not clear what the legal justification is for this, but eh, who cares: a Chinese court ruled today that a woman’s virginity is worth about $5,000. The ruling came down in a case where a woman sued her boyfriend for taking her virginity while he was secretly already married. Read more…

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President Xi leads commemoration of Chinese victory day to mark Japanese surrender in 1945

China commemorated Japan’s World War II surrender in a campaign to remind the world of Tokyo’s historical aggression amid tense ties between the countries

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‘Made in China’ Now Being Made in Africa

The cost of labor in China is going up, so Chinese manufacturers are moving to Africa, and they’re playing all the angles.

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