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    Russian and Chinese espionage threat to U.S. high
    Russia and China are the two biggest espionage threats to the U.S. according to James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, as he testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 26.Clapper briefed the Senate committee on...
  • People Celebrate the Spring Festival in China
    2015 Year of the Wood Goat
    This year most of the world in one way or another either celebrated , or was at least aware of, Chinese New Year on February 19th.The celebration usually lasts several days, and in some areas can last an entire week.There is some discrepancy,...
  • A young Tibetan monk
    Young Tibetan monks are being forced to disrobe by China
    Tensions between Tibetans and the Chinese authorities persist as usual at this time. Phayul.com reported on Feb. 26, 2015, China has been forcing monks under 19-years-old to disrobe. The Chinese authorities who are in Qinghai Province have also...
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    China's wealthy pay big bucks to learn Western manners
    It was reported by the BBC on Monday that there's quite the culture clash taking place among China's wealthy. In the upscale Sanlitun district of Beijing a class of people, mainly women, are sitting up straight in their chairs while a...
  • "West Lake 30-4" (2013, copper plate etching) by Yan Sanchun
    Yan Sanchun captures memories of West Lake at Chelsea gallery show
    Chambers Fine Art in Chelsea is featuring a collection of works by Yan Sanchun for the exhibition West Lake. For this show, Sanchun presents several paintings and copper plate etchings of West Lake located in the city of Hangzhou, which is...
  • Buddha statue reveals inside a 1,000-year-old mummy
    Buddha statue reveals inside a 1,000-year-old mummy
    A medical center in the Netherlands recently conducted a series of tests on a Buddha statue and found some interesting things about the statue. According to the Feb. 21 report from the Toronto Sun and the Feb. 23 report from Unexplained Mysteries,...
  • Arlington Heights company charged with illegal export/import of military items
    Arlington Heights company charged with illegal export/import of military items
    It was released this morning that the president of Vibgyor Optical Systems Inc., a former employee and the company itself, located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, were indicted on federal charges for unlawfully exporting and importing military...
  • Nicaragua Canal route
    Nicaragua Canal project continues to draw ire, skepticism
    China is currently helping to fund a massive canal project in Nicaragua to rival the Panama Canal, one the United States’ most important trade routes. While it may seem like a radical idea and a threat to American interests, it’s much...
  • Chinese New Year of the Sheep lesson plans, party activities for kids
    Chinese New Year of the Sheep lesson plans, party activities for kids
    Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival, begins late January or early February on the western calendar. CNY 2015 starts Feb. 19. It's Year of the Sheep or Goat. Here are easy, inexpensive ideas to throw a Chinese New Year festival in...
  • Blood donation
    Black market steps in to help with China's blood 'famine'
    China’s newest blood problem is one that they’ve created all on their own and a black market is emerging to solve it. According to Reuters on Feb. 16, “blood heads” are selling certificates to patients who wouldn’t be...
  • Jurassic mammals discovered in China
    Jurassic mammals discovered in China
    Two shrew-sized ancient mammals have been discovered in China by scientists from the University of Chicago and the Beijing Museum of Natural History. Both animals were related and present the earliest evidence of mammal diversification that has...
  • China grabs U.S. economic partner in new free trade agreement with Australia
    China grabs U.S. economic partner in new free trade agreement with Australia
    On Feb. 12, an official out of Australia announced that they have solidified a new free trade agreement with China that is expected to become active sometime in the second quarter of this year. Basing this agreement off of similar free trade...
  • Baby girl pregnant at birth with twin 10-week-old fetuses stuns scientists
    Baby girl pregnant at birth with twin 10-week-old fetuses stuns scientists
    A baby girl pregnant with two 10-week-old fetuses was born at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong. The two fetuses inside the pregnant baby girl had each a spine, intestines, bones with bone marrow, "primitive" brain matter, an anus, a...
  • 17-pound gold nugget: Chinese herdsman finds 17-pound nugget, shaped like China
    17-pound gold nugget: Chinese herdsman finds 17-pound nugget, shaped like China
    A 17-pound gold nugget was found by a Chinese herdsman, walking his fields in the western Xinjiang Uygur region of China. All that glitters is not gold, but this massive, glitzy rock found under the feet of our humble shepherd was, in fact, solid...
  • Vietnam Cats
    Vietnam kills thousands of seized cats
    Hanoi police forces in Vietnam seized three tons of cats last week that were found to be illegally smuggled into the country from China. While consuming cats in Vietnam is a criminal offense, the underground cat meat trade is big business. Every...