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  • Lunar South Pole
    China to land Chang'e 5 at one of the moon's poles to return samples
    According to a Sunday story in Time Magazine, China’s next moon mission will not be the previously announced Chang’e 4 landing on the far side of the moon, to take place in 2018, but a sample return mission to either the lunar South...
  •  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
    NASA's Charles Bolden calls for space cooperation with China
    According to a Tuesday story carried by the Voice of America, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden called on the United States Congress to change the law that prohibits the space agency from cooperating with China. Bolden cited the Apollo-Soyuz Test...
  • The Ritz-Carlton Sanya - celebrate at the Sand Restaurant
    The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay - celebrate at the Sand Restaurant
    As the sun sets majestically over China’s tropical Hainan Island, the ideal place to celebrate the first day of an immersive resort vacation is at the Sand restaurant and bar located within the Ritz-Carlton Sanya resort. A mere stone-throw...
  • A mosquito that can transmit yellow fever
    There may be a global catastrophe from the spread of yellow fever
    There are growing concerns that there may be a global catastrophe from the spread of yellow fever. Elsevier Health Sciences reported on May 23, 2016, the yellow fever epidemic is threatening to spread to China from Angola. This spread of yellow...
  • Discovery shows beer brewing in China began 5,000 years ago
    Discovery shows beer brewing in China began 5,000 years ago
    Chemical and physical analysis of ovens, jars, funnels, and grinding equipment found in two pits dated to between 3,400 B. C. E. 2,900 B. C. E. unearthed at Mijiaya, China indicate beer making began in China at least 5,000 years ago. Jiajing Wang...
  •  Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (C), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) and Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming (L) view a display of Chinese items from the Royal Collection
    The Chinese ambassador to the UK says the Tibet cause is doomed
    Tibetans have not been very happy about the recent words of the Chinese Ambassador to the UK in regard to Tibetan interests. Phayul.com reported on May 20, 2016, the Chinese envoy to the UK says the Tibetan cause is doomed to complete failure....
  • New Super-Man #2 Cover
    Is DC Entertainment preparing to produce movies for the China market?
    DC Comics released its full August 2016 solicitation yesterday. Among the comics slated for release is "New Super-Man" #2, a series that stars a Chinese Superman. The upcoming issue will introduce Chinese versions of Batman and Wonder...
  • Candidate Trump makes a point
    Trump on foreign policy: globalization
    The negotiations have begun to revise the trade agreements between the United States and other nations. The effort to bring jobs back to the US are part of this negotiation. Candidate Trump in his remarks about trade relations in fact started the...
  • Hilton
    Room report: Hilton Chengdu, China
    Arrival Experience: Less than a year old, this glass-lined tower is in the heart of a business district and steps from a subway station. Friendly doormen greet arrivals at the new Hilton Chengdu and walk them into the marble lobby with natural...
  • Intercontinental
    Room Report: Intercontinental Qingdao, China
    Arrival Experience: The Intercontinental Qingdao hotel, divided into four separate lodging towers, could not have a better location although it is not one of the first choices for business travelers. Just because it is not in the heart of the...
  • The Moon from Apollo 12
    Will China take an Iranian astronaut to the moon?
    A Sunday piece in SpaceWatch Middle East delves into the often discussed Chinese lunar exploration program that some suggest will culminate landing humans on the moon’s surface sometime in the 2030s. The article speculates that the Chinese...
  • Shanghai commercials advertise something magic
    Previews begin as Shanghai's massive Disney resort nears opening
    Disney's soon-to-open Shanghai park is already generating buzz ahead of its June 16 premiere thanks to a flurry of early video and images from recent cast member previews. A limited number of company employees and special guests have been...
  • Ritz Carlton
    Room Report: Ritz-Carlton Pudong Shanghai, China
    Arrival Experience: The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong is is one of the tallest towers on the Pudong side of the river and showcases exceptional Bund views from its high position (the lower floors of the building are office space). Arrivals are...
  • Tibet
    Secretary of State Kerry invested in a Chinese company that exploits Tibetans
    While often ranting about human rights abuses in China and other nations worldwide from a nation which is seen as a leading human rights abuser itself by people all over the world United States Secretary of State John Kerry has been investing in a...
  • China dead fish make for quite the cleanup: 35 tons float into lake
    China lake dead fish: Urgent cleanup before the unscrupulous sell fish at market
    Officials in China are scurrying to get the 35-tons of dead fish cleaned up that floated into a lake this week. Officials have made this clean-up an urgent task before people start selling them to consumers at local markets. This colossal fish die...
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