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China rewrites history books to extend Sino-Japanese war by six years

In a move expected to anger Japan, government orders amendment of school texts to move back war’s official outbreak from 1937 to 1931<p>China’s government has ordered that all Chinese history textbooks be rewritten to extend the second Sino-Japanese war by six years, a move likely to inflame relations …

China

China's anti-corruption laws have changed the way people are giving gifts for the Lunar New Year

The Chinese people go on the move every year when this holiday comes around, and this year is no exception. For the Year of Monkey, which began on Sunday and ends Saturday, more than 200 million migrant workers will return to their home villages, while their bosses — business executives — will be …

A human rights group wants your old USB drives to help overthrow Kim Jong Un

It might seem like a very small thing to do, but the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and Silicon Valley non-profit organization Forum 280 have launched the Flash Drives for Freedom campaign, seeking as many working USB memory sticks as possible.<p>The idea is to donate these memory sticks to North …

How far Chinese moms will go to have U.S. babies

It's no secret -- moms will do just about anything for their kids.<p>Some are even willing to commit visa fraud, lie to immigration officers and pay tens of thousands of dollars to shady middlemen -- as long as the payoff is a U.S. passport for their newborn.<p>An underground "birth tourism" network that …

What parents in India will do for good grades

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> The quest to be educated in India has literally scaled new heights.<p>Images of parents and family members clambering up school buildings and clinging on window ledges to pass cheat sheets to their children have left authorities in despair.<p>The incident took place on Wednesday in the …

Northwest Territories sees trade missions to China paying off

In the remote Arctic hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, on the shores of the Beaufort Sea in the Northwest Territories, rumblings of Chinese interest in funding a new research station, however unlikely, were warmly welcomed.<p>But even if it were built, it would be just one of the big changes coming to the small …

New owner of $51.8-million Vancouver mansion started as a duck farmer in China: reports

VANCOUVER — The Chinese-language Internet is lit up with details that the buyer of a $51.8-million Vancouver mansion was once a duck farmer who …

Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple Inc in Taiwan

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn …

Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn …

China’s gold consumption suggests Apple Watch Edition is aimed at China, says Om Malik

China’s voracious appetite for gold suggests that this might be the key market for the solid gold Apple Watch Edition, says former GigaOM founder Om Malik.<p>There is a love affair between the Chinese and gold jewelry. The gold consumption in that country is going through the roof. (In 2014, the …

China Shows Off Its Deadly New Cruise Missiles

DH-10 for a speedy 1100-pound delivery<p>A DH-10 land attack cruise missile (LACM) launches out of its canister, heading for parts unknown. Weighing about 1-1.5 tons (about the same size as the American Tomahawk cruise missile), it can be launched from land on a three missile transport erector launch …

Military

America: The new destination for rich Chinese shoppers

New waves of Chinese tourists will soon hit U.S. shores and big retailers are poised to cash in.<p>These high-spending travelers make most of their trips in Asia, but the U.S. is gaining popularity fast.<p>HSBC expects Chinese tourists will drive sales of luxury goods in the coming years, and describes …

Transit tax Yes side study warns No vote would double congestion costs for Metro Vancouver (with video)

Print<p>Related<p>VANCOUVER -- Traffic congestion costs Metro Vancouver’s regional economy around $1 billion each year in vehicle operating costs, lost …

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

New Year's stampede leaves 36 dead, 47 injured in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) — Grieving relatives identified the bodies of loved ones a day after a stampede during New Year's celebrations along Shanghai's …

You aren’t investing in Africa — and you’re missing out

This story has been corrected to provide the correct number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.<p>LONDON (MarketWatch) — If a financial adviser offered …

Economic Development

The next big thing for China's wealthy: Etiquette classes

For the wealthy Chinese, it's no longer enough to look the part. They're now paying big bucks to learn how to act the part too.<p>Increased global travel, business expansions and mounting interest in Western education has led China's middle and upper classes to seek out etiquette professionals to …

Charles Manson gets licence to marry woman, 26, who visits him in prison

Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.<p>Afton Elaine Burton, the raven-haired bride-to-be, said she loves the man convicted in the notorious murders of seven people, including pregnant …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

7 Lessons On Business And Success You Won’t Learn In School

Less than 3 years ago, frustrated by my lack of success, I made the decision to start reaching out to and learning from successful people.<p>There was …

Entrepreneurship

The Chinese like capitalism more than Americans

The United States may be the poster child for capitalism, but people living in China, India and Vietnam are bigger believers in the free market than Americans.<p>Pew Research surveyed people living in 44 different countries this spring. They asked a simple question: Do you agree with the following …

5 things that are huge in China, but not U.S.

Slide 1 of 6<p><b>Malls</b><p>You know where kids today <i>don’t</i> hang out? The mall. Well, unless they live in China. In the U.S., the mall is on the decline: There …

Fast Food