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China ‘guru’ promoting group sex faces arrest Police are looking for China’s leading Tantra guru, Qin Mingyuan, after they closed down three of his meditation centers for allegedly encouraging group sex and wife swapping.   Read more Chinese, Russian warships gather for joint drill Chinese and Russian warships gathered at the eastern Chinese harbor of Qingdao [...]

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    • McDonald's in Hong Kong, Japan nix China chicken - USA TODAY July 25, 2014
      USA TODAYMcDonald's in Hong Kong, Japan nix China chickenUSA TODAYThe Hong Kong government this week banned any food products from Husi China, which affected McDonald's and other restaurant companies. McDonald's spokesperson Becca Hary says its Hong Kong restaurants sourced produce, small percentages of ...McDonald's Japan Calls Foul on C […]
    • Chinese Christians fight back as government tears down crosses - Fox News July 25, 2014
      Fox NewsChinese Christians fight back as government tears down crossesFox NewsIn this photo taken July 15, 2014, Pastor Tao Chongyin, left, speaks with church member Fan Liang'an in front of the Wuxi Christian Church with the words "Church of Jesus" in red, in Longwan, Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Across ... […]
    • Inflatable Giant Golden Toad Sparks Internet Crackdown in China - NBCNews.com July 25, 2014
      NBCNews.comInflatable Giant Golden Toad Sparks Internet Crackdown in ChinaNBCNews.comBEIJING - The 77-foot-tall golden inflatable toad was supposed to inspire enthusiasm for traditional Chinese art. But no sooner had the replica amphibian been seen floating on a lake in a Beijing park than it prompted a wave of subversive humor online.China: Bans inflatable […]
    • In China, a single plague death means an entire city quarantined - The Guardian July 25, 2014
      The GuardianIn China, a single plague death means an entire city quarantinedThe GuardianEmergency response workers await their orders in the village where a Chinese farmer contracted bubonic plague 'China drew the wrong lesson from Sars: that quarantine was the magic bullet' ... emergency workers near Yumen. Photograph: Europics.Town 'sealed o […]
    • River in China mysteriously turns blood-red overnight - Gizmodo July 25, 2014
      Slate Magazine (blog)River in China mysteriously turns blood-red overnightGizmodoThe residents of Wenzhou, China, woke up last Thursday to discover that the inner city river had turned blood-red. Everyone is puzzled, as this has never happened before and nobody knows the cause yet. China Radio International reports: Inspectors from ...A Chinese River Just Tu […]
    • Turning Ethiopia Into China's China - Businessweek July 25, 2014
      BusinessweekTurning Ethiopia Into China's ChinaBusinessweekEthiopian workers walking through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa in June chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. The company's president, just arrived from China, spotted them through the window, sprang up ...and more » […]
    • China Plans Extension of Railroad to India Through Tibet - New York Times July 25, 2014
      Reuters IndiaChina Plans Extension of Railroad to India Through TibetNew York TimesBEIJING — China plans to extend by 2020 a railroad on the high trans-Himalayan plateau of Tibet to the borders of India, Bhutan and Nepal, according to a report in People's Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party. The extension ...China plans railway […]
    • China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare - Reuters July 25, 2014
      ReutersChina probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scareReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as ...Meat-Supplier […]
    • Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly - USA TODAY July 25, 2014
      USA TODAYReport: China to declare Qualcomm a monopolyUSA TODAYBEIJING — Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday. Regulators have completed an investigation of Qualcomm, the China Daily ...Will China Change The Game For Qualcomm?ForbesQua […]
    • China's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for Years - New York Times July 25, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for YearsNew York TimesHONG KONG — Under pressure to reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions, the Chinese government is considering a mandatory cap on coal use, the main source of carbon pollution from fossil fuels. But it would be an adjustable ceiling that would allow ...China and As […]