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China’s weekend interest-rate cut failed to boost its stocks

China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in bid to end market rout

(Agencies) China froze share offers and set up a market-stabilization fund on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal said, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-drive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy. Beijing's reported suspension of initial public offers (IPOs) came a few hours after extraordinary announcements by major brokers and fund managers, which collectively ...
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Jack Ma says entrepreneurs should be grateful to customers

Jack Ma’s tips for success in business

Want to be a successful entrepreneur in these hard times? Jack Ma, e-commerce giant Alibaba’s billionaire founder, has some useful tips for you. He jotted them after being inspired by some people he met during his travels. Never think of ...
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Tech industry upset with wording of China law

China’s new national security law is causing consternation throughout the global technology industry. “New language in the rules calls for a ‘national security review’ of the technology industry — including network and other products and services — and foreign investment ...
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The Pentagon report said China has been raising "tension" in the Asia-Pacific region

China angered by new U.S. military strategy report

(From Reuters) China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Friday after the Pentagon's updated National Military Strategy slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as ...
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The plan was to resettle 5.5 million Hong Kongers in a new "city state" to be established between Coleraine and Londonderry

Revealed: Plan to move Hong Kong populace to Ulster

(From Irish Independent) Even at the time it must have seemed like a truly bizarre idea. In the midst of the Northern Ireland Troubles, it was ...
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Chinese Yuan class diesel-electric submarine

Thai Navy to buy three Chinese submarines

(From the Nation) The Royal Thai Navy has resolved to buy three submarines from China in a government-to-government contract worth Bt36 billion, Navy Commander-in-Chief Adm ...
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Norman Bailey adds: A bakers’ dozen of Israeli initiatives

In the Middle East Israel is playing poker with a hand made up entirely of Jokers and doing so remarkably well.  Relations with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and the Kurds are improving in leaps and bounds, There are even ...

How much of the $100 billion Iran spent on nukes was embezzled?

Western officials warned against drawing any conclusions from the departure of Iran's chief negotiator from the Vienna nuclear talks. Last week Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, declared that Iran never will allow inspections of nuclear facilities or give details ...

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Kpop Street fashion
(From hellokpop.com) One of the things that I’ve observed from Kpop fans, aside from dedicating time supporting their idols, is how they dress. Of course there are Kpop cosplayers and Kpop cover groups who mimic artists, but that is another ... Read More
A memorial archway in Tangyacheng Site, Xianfeng county, Hubei province
Historical structures from the ethnically diverse Tusi Sites in southwest China are stepping into the pantheon of world cultural treasures. A memorial archway in Tangyacheng Site, Xianfeng county, Hubei province China gained its 48th World Heritage Site on Saturday when the ... Read More
Travis Ishikawa
Travis Ishikawa, a first baseman for the San Francisco Giants, was designated for assignment by the team on July 3 to help clear space on the 40-man roster, the second time the team has done so this season. The Giants ... Read More
Tanjung Aru "sunset beach," Kota Kinabalu
(From On The Road Asia) The flight from Johor to KK was uneventful though the scenery as we descended on the northeastern coast of Borneo was quite spectacular. We’d booked a two bedroom apartment out of town via Booking.com for ... Read More