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The China Securities Regulatory Commission will reduce the number of initial public offerings and offering sizes in response to recent market conditions

China securities regulator fires up policies to stem market fall

(From China Daily) The China Securities Regulatory Commission announced that it will reduce both the number of initial public offerings and offering sizes in response to recent market conditions after the market closed on Friday. The China Securities Finance Corporation (CSF), which facilitates margin loan services among brokerages, will also see a boost of registered capital from 24 to 100 ...
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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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Chinese stocks take another roller coaster ride

The stock market keeps falling, giving China's government more than a little pause for thought. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index broke through the 4,000 support level Thursday for the first time since April, tumbling 3.5% to 3,913. The index ...
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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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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
Fireworks at Hello Kitty theme park in Anji county, China
(From the Daily Mail) Fans were shocked to discover last year that she is not a cat, but a little girl. Now, the world’s most famous faux-feline friend, Hello Kitty, has rocked the world again, by opening her biggest ever ... Read More
Cricketing creativity unleashed - Kings XI Punjab's David Miller plays the reverse sweep in IPL 2015 - expect the reverse pull shot soon
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has unleashed this grand new wheeze of playing five day tests with a pink ball partly under floodlights, past supper time. This after realizing 21st century folks might have a few others things to do ... 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