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Weibo Comments Suspended in Coup Rumour Aftermath Following rumours of a coup by allies of dethroned Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, Xinhua reported on Saturday that authorities have taken action against a number of websites and individuals involved in the rumours’ spread: Beijing’s Taxicab Contention As economic expansion benefits China’s growing middle class, long stagnant [...]

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    • China meat scandal hits Starbucks, BK, Papa John's - USA TODAY July 22, 2014
      USA TODAYChina meat scandal hits Starbucks, BK, Papa John'sUSA TODAYThe Chinese meat scandal morphed to at least three new, major fast-food brands and one new nation on Tuesday and more are expected to soon join the embarrassing fray. Burger King, Starbucks and Papa John's all said they, too, have stopped using any ...China food scandal spreads, dr […]
    • Uh oh, there's bubonic plague in China - Washington Post (blog) July 22, 2014
      Yahoo NewsUh oh, there's bubonic plague in ChinaWashington Post (blog)Police have sealed off the town of Yumen in China's northwestern Gansu province after one resident died of bubonic plague, according to reports. At least 151 people who came into contact with the victim have been kept in quarantine in the town of 30 ...China 'seals off' […]
    • Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal hits - Chicago Tribune July 22, 2014
      Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal hitsChicago TribuneSHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their ... […]
    • Typhoon Matmo Slams Taiwan, China Next Target - AccuWeather.com July 22, 2014
      The GuardianTyphoon Matmo Slams Taiwan, China Next TargetAccuWeather.comAfter Matmo leaves Taiwan, a second landfall is likely on the China coast Wednesday afternoon or evening local time. Areas from northern Fujian to Zhejiang will be at the greatest risk during this time. Rainfall of 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) is expected ...Typhoon Rammasun leaves dozens dea […]
    • China Tensions Choke Off Tourism to Vietnam - New York Times July 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Tensions Choke Off Tourism to VietnamNew York TimesDA NANG, Vietnam — The year began well for Mai Thanh Trung, newly employed at a travel company here that caters to Chinese tour groups. Mr. Trung said he regularly greeted charter flights from the Chinese mainland and pocketed an average monthly ...China, neighbours must discuss disputesS […]
    • A quarter of McDonald's restaurants in China may have been serving expired meat - Washington Post (blog) July 22, 2014
      A quarter of McDonald's restaurants in China may have been serving expired meatWashington Post (blog)The number of food scandals is piling up for American fast food companies in China. McDonald's, KFC, and Pizza Hut, were forced to apologize this past Sunday to Chinese fast food-goers after a local meat supplier was caught mishandling its protein. […]
    • World's largest aquatic insect specimen found in China - CNN July 22, 2014
      CNNWorld's largest aquatic insect specimen found in ChinaCNN(CNN) -- The world's largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say. According to the Insect Museum of West China, local villagers in the outskirts of Chengdu handed over ...SEE IT: Freakishly large fly disco […]
    • Hundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to come - CNN July 22, 2014
      CNNHundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to comeCNN(CNN) -- Hundreds of flights to and from eastern China were canceled or delayed Monday and state media warned that more disruptions should be expected in the next few weeks. Around 200 flights were canceled at Shanghai's two airports -- Pudong and ...Massive Flight Delays in Shanghai Ceme […]
    • China's secretive military cracks open door for glimpse inside - Reuters July 22, 2014
      ReutersChina's secretive military cracks open door for glimpse insideReutersChina has jangled regional nerves over the past few months with an increasing assertiveness over territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas, set against the backdrop of rising defense spending. But on a yearly trip for foreign reporters to a ...China insists it loves […]
    • China Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US Military - Wall Street Journal July 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US MilitaryWall Street JournalDALIAN, China—China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the ...and more » […]