Articles Tagged with china

2015 Volkswagen Passat Aims To Be Big In China

2015 Volkswagen Passat

As new 2015 models are released, a new Volkswagen Passat is included among them. It is not, however, aimed primarily at the U.S. or European markets, as it has been in the past, but is instead aimed towards the largest emerging automotive market: China. The Volkswagen Passat has seen sales sliding in its traditional markets… Read more »

Wider Parking Spaces For China’s Women Drivers Spark Sexism Debate

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A mall in China is currently under fire for allotting wider parking spaces for their women patrons. Dashijiedaduhui – or “World Metropolis”, a popular mall in the northern port city of Dalian, China, has recently unveiled parking spaces specially made for women drivers. Each of these parking spaces are 30 centimeters (11.811 inches) wider than… Read more »

Dalai Lama Decrys Anti-Muslim Violence During Birthday Celebration

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Tenzin Gyasto, the 14th Dalai Lama, celebrated his 79th birthday with an address in which he spoke out against violence targeting Muslim minorities in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The Dalai Lama spoke before tens of thousands of Buddhists, CNN reports. Hollywood actor Richard Gere was among the crowd there to hear the Buddhist leader speak… Read more »

Xi Jinping, China President, Visits South Korea, Snubs Pyongyang

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Chinese president Xi Jinping landed Thursday in Seoul for a state visit with Park Geun-Hye, marking his first trip ever to the Korean peninsula. Xi Jinping’s South Korea visit raised questions regarding the current state of his country’s relationship with North Korea, and it’s baby-faced strongman, Kim Jong Un. A week before Xi landed in… Read more »

Woman Drops Cell Phone In Cesspool, Two Die Jumping In To Get It Back

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A bizarre and senseless tragedy unfolded last week in China’s northern Henan province, when two people died trying to retrieve a cell phone that a woman had dropped — into a festering cesspool. The cell phone was worth $300, a lot of money in a country where, despite widespread fears of China’s coming economic dominance,… Read more »

Tiananmen Square 25 Years Later: Mourning, Struggle, But Little Progress

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The Chinese government tightened security in and around Beijing this week, in anticipation of the 25 year anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest of June 3-4, 1989. Fox News reports that the government’s tight security affected not only mourners who traveled to the public square, but also the friends and family of many of the… Read more »

Breaking: Explosions Rock Market In China’s Xinjiang Region

Explosions rock China

A series of explosions are being reported from the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang. According to CNN, multiple explosions rocked a crowded marketplace in the capital city of Urumqi, causing an unspecified number of casualties. The incident happened after two vehicles, probably armed with explosives, plowed into a crowded marketplace at around 7:50 am… Read more »

Is China Preparing For ‘Inevitable’ War In South China Sea?

A report in a Chinese journal suggests China will fight wars of aggression over the next 50 years.

Is China preparing for an ‘inevitable war’ (or inevitable wars) in the South China Sea? When you hear that question, chances are that it conjures up images of xenophobic conspiracy theorists looking for additional reasons to stockpile an arsenal while they wait for a doomsday scenario half way around the world. After all, we’ve all… Read more »

Xbox One Launching In China This September

Xbox One heading to China

The Xbox One might be lagging behind sales numbers of the PS4 but that doesn’t mean Microsoft is all doom and gloom these days. One recent report said the Xbox One has just topped the five million sold mark. A new report now claims the next generation console is going to be launching in China… Read more »

Two Chinese Teachers Sentenced To Die For Sexually Abusing Students

Chinese teachers sexual abuse death sentencess

Two Chinese school teachers in just this past week received death sentences for sexual abuse of students — an issue which is seen as a growing and frightening problem in China and has led to a series of protests by middle-class parents in the sprawling country of nearly 1.4 billion people. On Tuesday, 59-year-old teacher… Read more »

Hybrid Cars in China, A Growing Trend

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Hybrid vehicles are becoming much more popular these days. And the trend is not solely based in the United States, where the hybrid engine originated, but is now quite popular in other countries as well. Although hybrids have topped the popularity list of cars sold there, recently there have been wide-scale efforts by foreign and… Read more »

Pollution In China Allows Person To Auction Jar Of Mountain Air For $860

Beijing artist Liang Kegang sold a jar of Mountain Air From France for $860

The air pollution levels in China have been above the standard permissible levels for quite some time. To protest the Government’s apathy and drive his point home, Beijing artist Liang Kegang brought and then successfully auctioned off a sealed jar containing mountain air collected from Provence, France. Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business… Read more »

Flight MH370: China Demands Hard Evidence Plane Crashed In Indian Ocean

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may indeed have crashed into the Indian Ocean, as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced Monday morning, but the Chinese government isn’t satisfied. China demanded Monday that Malaysian officials hand over all the hard evidence they’ve found to support the conclusion that Flight MH370 ditched in remote waters about 1,500 miles… Read more »