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Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), announces Beijing as the city to host the the 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing beats Almaty to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Beijing has become the first city to host both Summer and Winter Olympic Games after beating Kazakhstan's Almaty to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics, China Daily reports. Following a closed-door vote by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members, President Thomas Bach announced that Beijing is the winner of 2022 Winter Olympics during the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur Friday afternoon ...
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China goes after ‘malicious short sellers’

When all else fails blame the "malicious" short sellers. In order to find the culprits behind the 30% crash in the Chinese stock market this summer, Chinese authorities are pursuing short traders in overseas jurisdictions. Traders who sell short would ...
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Forex riddle: China’s foreign reserves fall for 4 straight quarters

China's foreign exchange reserve has been falling for four consecutive quarters, the longest period since 1998, but economists and analysts don't know why. For the second quarter, the largest forex reserve in the world fell $36.2 billion to $3.69 trillion, ...
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US spied on Japan government, companies: WikiLeaks

(From AFP) The US spy agency targeted Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major firms for years, WikiLeaks said on Friday, in the latest ...
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A man fishes from the shore as a French Police helicopter flies as part of a search for debris in Saint-Andre de la Reunion on July 30

Australia increasingly confident debris found is from MH370

(From AFP) Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said Friday that they were “increasingly confident” the wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island was ...
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2 of the 4 Indian teachers kidnapped by IS in Libya released

Two of the four Indian lecturers abducted in Libya by Islamic State militants have been released and brought back safely to the University of Sirte,the Ministry of External ...
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Francesco Sisci to Norman Bailey: China is Western but not Western

Norman I think you are asking the real question of questions, as Thomas Aquinas would say. The answer is somewhat confusedin my mind. In a very small way, as this is the point I was trying to address in my booklet ...
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Norman Bailey asks: Whose reality does China perceive?

Whose reality?  The reality of the West, which the Chinese see as a dying societal paradigm?  Or the reality of the most recent resurgence of the Chinese Empire, so often defeated and so often resurrected?  Even in its worst moments ...

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Many dating apps in Asia are as much about old-school courtship or friendship
(From AFP) Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. Many dating apps in Asia are as ... Read More
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(China Daily) There are some places in the world that one wants to return again and again. After my first visit to Boracay, a small island in the Philippines, in March of last year, I knew that I would return ... Read More