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Glaxo receives record fine in China

Changsha - The Chinese government has fined U.K. pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline $490 million (3 billion yuan) after a court found the firm guilty of bribery.

China insists wealthy countries should improve emission targets

Beijing - Wealthy countries should increase their emission commitments if a global pact on climate change is to be reached next year, China's top UN climate negotiator said Friday.

China's Xi meets Modi in trip to India

Chinese President Xi Jinping began his three-day visit to India on September 17, as India and China, the two most populous countries in the world, look to boost economic ties and investment opportunities, and resolve border problems.

Lincoln Log production moves back to the U.S.

Though perhaps thought of more as a nostalgic toy when compared to its more popular competitors like Lego and Mega Blox, Lincoln Logs are still in production — and production has mostly moved from China to the U.S.

China tries Uighur professor for separatism

- Chinese authorities put a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority on trial for separatism Wednesday as critics warned the prosecution will worsen tensions in violence-wracked Xinjiang.

Rare sturgeon, porpoise face extinction in China's Yangtze River

China's Yangtze River is home to many rare species. However, pollution and the country's rapacious need for dams is threatening at least two rare species: the Chinese sturgeon and the finless porpoise.

Is new lane for smart phone users simply feeding our addiction?

Our cellphones have become genuine hazards in our hands. Just look down a busy street corner and see how many tops of people’s heads you see, instead of faces. We simply do not watch where we are going anyone, and it’s becoming quite the problem.

Paleontologists discover pterosaur that resembles 'Avatar' beast

Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a 120 million-year-old pterosaur that bears a striking resemblance to a winged creature in James Cameron's movie 'Avatar.' Unearthed in China, the pterosaur also bears a pouch similar to a pelican's.

Black bear cub does funny dance with pole at Canadian golf course

A family of black bears made up a foursome when they wandered onto a golf course in the Kootenays in B.C. Monday and golfers captured a cub on camera playing around with a flagstick on a green. As Mom and siblings ate grass, the little guy pole-danced.

Three condemned to die for 'China's 9/11' mass stabbing

Beijing - Three men were condemned to death Friday and a pregnant woman given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, a court said, an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang.

Chinese activist's trial postponed as lawyers protest

Beijing - Defence lawyers for a respected Chinese activist who organised protests against censorship boycotted his trial Friday forcing it to be postponed.The case is the latest step in a crackdown on dissent that has alarmed rights groups.

China plans new route to Mount Kailash from India

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to announce the opening of a new route for Indian pilgrims traveling to the sacred sites of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar in Tibet, via north-east India.

China warplane interception 'unsafe', 'unprofessional': U.S. official

Beijing - A Chinese fighter jet's interception of a U.S. surveillance aircraft last month was "unsafe and unprofessional", a U.S. official said Tuesday as a top White House adviser concluded a visit to Beijing.

Sorrow and frustration of MH370 families six months on

Beijing - Grieving family members of passengers aboard MH370 held an emotional gathering in Beijing on Monday, six months after the plane disappeared, demanding answers and accusing Chinese authorities of turning against them.

Obama's China visit will be 'important milestone': Rice

Beijing - President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to China represents an "important milestone" in US-China relations, the top White House national security aide said Monday at a meeting with officials in Beijing.

Op-Ed: Western Russian-Ukraine Invasion Charades

Washington and its western cohorts are currently ratcheting up their "Russia invaded Ukraine" charades because President Obama's fraudulent follies in Ukraine are failing miserably.

Mooncakes part of the tradition of the Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mooncake Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival is an important harvest festival celebrated in China and Vietnam. Dating back over 3,500 years to the Shang Dynasty (16th to 10th century BCE), the festival has been a public holiday in China since 2008.

Boy finds ancient Chinese sword in river

Shanghai - An ancient sword has accidentally been discovered by an 11-year-old boy playing in a river in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province.

New Scorsese project brings big names to corporate film

Although it sounds like the lineup for a new blockbuster movie, Martin Scorsese is directing Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in a corporate short film to promote a new resort in Macau, a Special Administrative Region of China.

Gold prices rise with news of Ukraine ceasefire

After two and a half months of steadily declining prices, gold has recovered slightly after reports of a potential ceasefire in the Ukraine. A ceasefire could have a confusing, short term effect on the U.S. and Western European markets.
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