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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...
  • 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...
  • World's largest economy trusts Russia as the U.S. continues their downgrades
    World's largest economy trusts Russia as the U.S. continues their downgrades
    On Feb. 2, China'sDagong rating agency provided Russia's largest gas producer a AAA rating at the same time U.S. based agencies continue their downgrades on Russian companies, bonds, and currencies. And what is most significant about China...
  • New Lincoln
    ‘New car smell’ a no-no in China
    For many American buyers, there is nothing like the “new car smell” that accompanies your new purchase.But that’s not the case in China.The Detroit News reports that Lincoln has found that its Chinese customers don’t like...
  • Hanoi Vietnam Smuggled Cats
    Vietnam to kill thousands of smuggled cats; animal rescue groups want custody
    Yesterday, Vietnam officials in Hanoi intercepted an illegal smuggling operation in which tens of thousands of cats were transported into the country from China. The cats were going to be used for human consumption. However, it is not legal to...
  • copycat art
    ‘Made in China’
    Originality in art has long been under siege. Copying from other artists is as old as the Seven Hills of Rome when sculptors of the ancient empire borrowed from the Greeks. Even Michelangelo was a forger when he carved a Cupid, buried it in a...