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  China high school student sells kidney to purchase iPhone, iPad A teenage high-school student in China sold his kidney for an illicit transplant operation and used the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone and iPad, state press said on Friday.  The 17-year-old boy, who was paid 22,000 yuan (US$3,500), was recruited from an online […]

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    • China: 'High possibility' of Obama-Iran nuke deal - USA TODAY July 2, 2015
      Channel News AsiaChina: 'High possibility' of Obama-Iran nuke dealUSA TODAYAs critics circle around the prospect of a nuclear deal Iran, China's foreign minister said Thursday there is a "high possibility" negotiators will strike a final deal next week. "Hopefully a consensus can be reached among the parties," foreign ...Ch
    • Fears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappears - CNN July 2, 2015
      CNNFears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappearsCNNMany visitors to China associate the Great Wall with an extensively restored stretch of Ming era wall at Badaling near Beijing, but this is far from typical of most of the structure. According to a 2014 survey done by the Great Wall of China Society ...Nearly 2000 Km of China
    • China: The Indian Ocean can't be India's backyard - Business Insider July 2, 2015
      Business InsiderChina: The Indian Ocean can't be India's backyardBusiness InsiderChinese navy ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)Soldiers of the Chinese navy stand in line on a ship before they go to the Somalia Waters on February 21, 2011 in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province of China.Perception of Indian Ocean as India's Backyard Troublesome, Says ChinaND
    • Monsters Mix With the Great Wall in Matt Damon US-China Film - ABC News July 2, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesMonsters Mix With the Great Wall in Matt Damon US-China FilmABC NewsMatt Damon, one of China's favorite Hollywood stars, said Thursday he was overwhelmed at the fans turning up at his hotel in China — not for him but for an ex-boy band singer who also appears in a Sino-Hollywood fantasy adventure movie. The singer is ...With $150-millio
    • Why China's crazy stock market is getting scary - CNNMoney July 2, 2015
      CNNMoneyWhy China's crazy stock market is getting scaryCNNMoneyYes, correct! The answer is "all of the above." China's stocks markets have been swinging wildly since the middle of last month. One minute shares are up 6%, the next they're down 5% and plunging into a bear market. The main Shanghai market lurched ...China Shares Slide a
    • China: Lesbian couple ties knot in push for same-sex marriage - CNN July 2, 2015
      CNNChina: Lesbian couple ties knot in push for same-sex marriageCNN"We've been together for so long." In their push to get same-sex unions recognized in China, Li and her partner said they were partly inspired by last week's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court decision to extend same-sex marriage rights across all 50 ...China gay couple ho
    • China nears completion of controversial airstrip in South China Sea - The Guardian July 2, 2015
      The GuardianChina nears completion of controversial airstrip in South China SeaThe GuardianChina has almost finished construction of a 3,000m runway on the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea, satellite images have shown. The airstrip – the first by China on the islands it claims in the area – has been paved and taxiways have ...Images show Chine
    • China and Japan Are Getting on Better. Will It Last? - Bloomberg July 2, 2015
      BloombergChina and Japan Are Getting on Better. Will It Last?BloombergAfter more than two years of tensions, Chinese President Xi Jinping is making a careful rapprochement with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who has long called for improved ties. Whether it lasts depends much on what Abe says in August about his ...and more »
    • Why China won't listen to Western scientists about genetically modifying the ... - Quartz July 1, 2015
      QuartzWhy China won't listen to Western scientists about genetically modifying the ...QuartzThe Chinese scientists were trying to fix the faulty genes in embryos that are known to cause the blood disorder thalassaemia. They justified their experiments by saying that they used abnormal embryos that were going to be discarded anyway. But there ...and more
    • China Adopts Sweeping National-Security Law - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Adopts Sweeping National-Security LawWall Street JournalBEIJING—China adopted a sweeping national-security law that the government says is needed to counter emerging threats but that critics say may be used to quash dissent and exclude foreign investment. Approved by the legislature's standing committee ...Jitters in Tech World