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  • 1,000 cats rescued on their way to being slaughtered
    1,000 cats rescued via social media: Stolen pets saved from restaurant slaughter
    Social media played a big part in the rescue of 1,000 cats, which were stolen from their owners and on their way to becoming dinner in various restaurants in China. Cat meat is a delicacy in certain areas of the country and these cats, many of...
  • 1,000 cats rescued in China
    1,000 cats rescued in China: Cats rescued from restaurant tables, fur traders
    Police in China rescued over 1,000 cats that were kidnapped off the streets in China’s Liaoning Province. Thanks to efforts by cat owners on social media, the pet and stray cats were recovered before they were sold off. Officials said the...
  • New airport being built in Beijing
    New airport being built in Beijing
    How much does it cost to build an airport? Apparently $13 billion, at least that’s how much the Civil Aviation Administration of China is spending to build a new airport in Beijing reported Channel News Asia on December 26, 2014.China...
  • The three wise men at the Vatican
    Who were the three kings/wise men of the Orient?
    Many of you may be familiar with the classic Christmas carol “We Three Kings of Orient Are”, some may be listening to it now, and yes, some may be tired of hearing it.Let's re-examine a mystery that has never been fully addressed...
  •  Ring in the New Year at the Hanshan Temple in Suzhou China
    Ring in the New Year at the Hanshan Temple in Suzhou China
    In Suzhou, China locals and visitors literally ring in the New Year at the Hanshan Temple Bell Ringing Festival. Held on December 31st, the festival welcomes the New Year in Suzhou. Hanshan Temple, over 1400 years old, is one of the ten most...
  • An epic edible gingerbread house at the Honggiao Hilton Shanghai
    Feast your eyes on this epic gingerbread house at the Hilton Shanghai Hoggiao
    Happy holidays. We just had to share this photo of Shanghai’s largest gingerbread house that’s now on display at the entrance to the Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao. The whimsical structure actually is scented like gingerbread and has eatable...
  • Food being unloaded for the Ebola countries
    China to use internet to help WFP fight Ebola
    Technology can be a vital tool in the fight against the Ebola virus. The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) is launching an online fundraiser with Tencent, a major internet company.The funds will help the UN World Food Programme (WFP)...
  • Chinese surgical staff fired for taking selfies in OR
    Surgical staff fired by Chinese hospital for taking selfies in OR
    While plenty of people see nothing wrong with the current obsession of taking selfies anywhere and everywhere, there are others who view the need by some to constantly post pictures of themselves, not only annoying, but also highly inappropriate,...
  • A Dream of Red Mansions
    Review: A Dream of Red Mansions
    A Dream of Red Mansionsis one of China’s four great classical novels, and is considered by many to be the best of historical Chinese fiction. Written by Cao Xueqin in the middle of the 18th Century under the ruling Qing Dynasty, the work is...
  • Building BRICS: Will U.S. take China’s Silk Road?
    Building BRICS: Will U.S. take China’s Silk Road?
    What do former presidential candidate/comedienne Roseanne Barr, Oklahoma state Sen. Constance Johnsonand the founder of American University in Moscow have in common today? They all want the U.S. to go a lot farther than President Obama did in...
  • China steps into U.S. currency war against Russia and offers Putin major support
    China steps into U.S. currency war against Russia and offers Putin major support
    Over the past month, attacks on both oil and the Rouble have created economic turmoil around the world, and especially in the economies of Russia and the European Union. And despite the fact that the United States has chosen Ukraine as ground zero...
  • China's shame: Chinese village expels 8-year-old HIV positive boy
    China's shame: Chinese village expels 8-year-old HIV positive boy
    A Chinese boy, 8, abandoned by his mother at birth, was ostracized and expelled by his small communalvillage afterthe boy'sguardianslearned his mother had passed the HIV virus to her son at birth. Over 200 villagers reportedly signed the...
  • Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama says he would rather be the last than have a stupid successor
    The Dalai Lama is certainly one of the most recognizable spiritual leaders in the world today. For many, the Dalai Lama is more an individual figure, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize who has lived in exile since 1959, than a member of a long...
  • As U.S. and European businesses decline, China now ready to buy them up
    As U.S. and European businesses decline, China now ready to buy them up
    With a continuing spiral downward in oil prices and global deflation over the past two months, the next trump card on the West is about to be played as China prepares for a massive new influx of acquisitions and trade agreements that will place...
  • China sees Britain as next big investment hub
    China sees Britain as next big investment hub
    One of the interesting dichotomies of a global economy is that quite often, one sector, region, or nation will be in recession or decline while other economies are in a growth phase. And during these times, the potential for investing in, or...