Culture

Today In History: February 12 1912

On February 12, 1912, Hsian-T’ung, the last emperor of China, is forced to abdicate following Sun Yat-sen’s republican revolution. A provisional government was established in his place, ending 267 years of Manchu rule in China and 2,000 years of imperial rule. The former emperor, only six years old, was allowed to keep up his residence in Beijing’s Forbidden City, and he took the name of Henry Pu Yi.
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US News

US Navy Admiral: North Korea Biggest Worry in Volatile Asia

Associated Press YOKOSUKA, JAPAN— Navy Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin talked to reporters Friday about two of the biggest challenges the military faces in Asia: North Korea and the South China was his first such meeting with the media since assuming command of the Navy's 7th Fleet last September. He spoke aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. The 20,000-sailor strong 7th Fleet, based in Yokosuka, Japan, covers a region from India to the international dateline in the Pacific Ocean. The Korean Peninsula Aucoin wouldn't get into specifics, but he said the Navy is monitoring the situation closely following North Korea's…
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World News

China Pours More Scorn on French Journalist Being Forced Out

Associated Press December 28, 2015 BEIJING —China said Monday that it would impose new restrictions on media reports about domestic terrorism, as it continued to deride a French journalist being forced to leave the country after questioning Beijing's claims about the terrorist threat it official Xinhua News Agency said the restrictions are mandated under the country's new anti-terrorism law passed over the weekend, but gave few details. "The various restrictions intend to prevent copy-cat crimes, protect frontline anti-terror workers and keep society from the harm of hearsay," Xinhua said. "It is for the common good that foreign media outlets in…
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Featured

China Trying to Determine Culpability for Massive Landslide

At least 74 people are still missing after Sunday’s massive landslide in southern China that buried scores of buildings under up to 10 meters of mud and construction debris. So far two people have been confirmed killed, but on Wednesday morning rescuers found a survivor who had managed to stay alive for some 67 hours. One miraculous survival The 21-year-old man is Tian Zeming, a migrant worker from Chongqing. It took rescuers at the site in Shenzhen more than three hours to pull Tian out from the avalanche of debris. Doctors say he suffered multiple fractures and soft tissue injuries,…
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Health

China with a U.S. Group to Study Heart Health

WASHINGTON—The American Heart Association and China Tuesday formalized a partnership to educate the Chinese about cardiovascular disease and train people in CPR as ways to reduce deaths in the country. The agreement provides for exchanges of researchers, doctors and public health specialists to work alongside counterparts in the and China. It also provides for teams of scientists to work together to advance scientific knowledge of cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular disease, which includes strokes and heart attacks, is the No. 1 cause of premature death in China, as well as in many developing countries. Studies show that cardiovascular disease causes more than…
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Entertainment

Kenny G Vexes Beijing Brass with Visit to Hong Kong Protest

jazz musician Kenny G has a special place in China, where his song "Going Home" lives on as the theme to, well, getting crowds to go home.  From shops to schools, the four-minute solo is a megahit in the country. So when the saxophonist posted a photo of himself to Twitter on Wednesday at a pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong, where protesters are lobbying for less political influence from Beijing in selecting the territory's leadership, the irony of Kenny G's presence was not lost on reform supporters. In the photo, Kenny G, whose full name is Kenneth Gorelick, holds two fingers…
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Featured

Kony, The Invisible Guerrila Soldier

Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted men, is hidden in one of the most inaccessible and dangerous regions of the planet, among thousands of kilometers of dense forests and a hard geography that encompasses at least five Central African countries, several of them with their own internal conflict and a long line of atrocities and displaced. Religious leader and Commander, Kony is a global superstar: the protagonist of a famous (but doubtful) documentary which, in 2012, made him one of the most recognized faces on the internet. All a contradiction in terms if you consider his most popular photography…
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Malaysia Says That Lost Plane Ended Up In The Ocean And Assumes That There Are No Survivors

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, confirmed in a press conference that flight MH370 is lost and that there are no survivors. Malaysia Airlines sent to the relatives of the people aboard the plane a text message in which they were informed of the facts before the statements of the Prime Minister. It was said that the message was sent both to family in Malaysia as well as in Beijing. The firms "have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth," Mr Razak…
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Chinese Seismologists Recorded Incident On Ocean Floor

The Chinese press reported that seismologists in Beijing detected an incident on the ocean floor about 200 kilometers northeast of the last point of contact with the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft. The scientists pointed out that it is an area in the South China Sea where there has been previous seismic activity. The movement registered on the ocean floor could have been caused, according to Xinhua public agency, by the fall of the plane in the water. However, United States officials said that new data would lead the search for the aircraft in the Indian Ocean.
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Chinese Satellite Images Are Not the Lost Malaysian Plane

Malaysian authorities reported that Chinese satellite images allegedly showed wreckage disappeared on Saturday were wrong. Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters at a Kuala Lumpur that a Malaysian Navy aircraft had moved to where the pictures showed three objects floating but had found nothing . Hussein added that the Chinese authorities had indicated that these images had been released by mistake. The minister also denied the reports that the plane's engines traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing continued to send information after contact with the aircraft was lost. "The situation is unprecedented . MH370 ( the flight number of the missing…
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