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5 Steps to Securing Internships in China

Whether you're still in school or recently graduated, internships will be at the forefront of your mind as you start to think seriously about …

Amazon Launches Appstore and Developer Web Site In China

Amazon quietly launched its Appstore in China this weekend in a surprise move that paves the way for the rollout of Kindle devices in that country.<p>At the same time, Amazon also debuted its Chinese-language Web site for developers (link via Google Translate), promising that they will soon have …

China Needs Justice, Not Equality

<i>Protesters cover their eyes with white ribbons to symbolize mourning for the dissident Li Wangyang, a labour activist jailed after the 1989 crackdown</i> …

Prostitution Thriving In China: The Dark Underbelly of Economic Prosperity

Officially illegal since the 1949 Communist takeover, prostitution is nonetheless a widespread, mostly underground, industry in China.<p>Perhaps no …

Rat 'Mutton' And Bird Flu: Strange Days For Meat Eaters In Shanghai

The past couple of months have been unsettling ones for meat eaters in Shanghai.<p>In March, more than 16,000 dead pigs showed up in a stretch of the Huangpu River — a main source of the city's drinking water.<p>Local officials insisted both the water and the city's pork supply were safe, but they never …

China doesn’t want your trash anymore—and that could spell big trouble for American cities

As Americans carefully separate the paper and plastics from their trash, most probably don’t realize that their country doesn’t recycle stuff so much as export it to be recycled elsewhere. Specifically, to China. For more than five years, scrap and trash has consistently been the US’s biggest …

American Cities

The 7 Craziest Chinese Petitions Submitted to the White House

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Chinese citizens, frustrated by censorship in their own country, are using the White …

How China Will Eat Your Lunch

China is like the sun melting the north pole ice cap. Every day, every year, fresh water drips into the sea. It’s gradual, but it’s noticeable.<p>“China is going to eat your lunch. They’re going to make your food more costly to produce. They’re going to make water more scarce,” says Michael …

Rat meat and Chinese food safety

<b>The latest food scandal in China - which has seen rat meat passed off as lamb - has raised more questions about food safety in the country.</b><p>It seems that barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal.<p>But the latest case - even by Chinese standards - was truly …

Agriculture

Beijing's Blue Berets: UN Peacekeeping and the Evolution of Chinese Diplomacy

But will language barriers get in the way?<p>Reuters<p>At the Poste de Ruzizi border crossing between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the light blue berets of United Nations peacekeeping troops are clearly visible. On the Congolese side of the border, locals, businessmen, NGO workers and …

Why China doesn’t need the world

SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — The Chinese mercantilist model is increasingly problematic, as growth slows and weaknesses emerge. China may find it more …

China

Beijing’s Next Target in Pollution Fight is … Barbecue?

The scent of mutton skewers, dusted with chili pepper and cumin and roasting atop makeshift streetside grills, is one of the most cherished pleasures of summer in Beijing – a cheap and seductive reward for suffering through a season otherwise marked by oppressive heat and pungent, chewable air.<p>But …

Highlighting LA Lakers' Top Free Agent Target at Every Position

With no picks in the upcoming draft, free agency will be the Los Angeles Lakers’ only means (barring a trade) of re-tooling the roster on the heels of perhaps the most disappointing season in franchise history.<p>But even then there’s a catch.<p>See, the Lakers are shoulder-deep into luxury tax territory …

Grizzlies rally past Thunder for OT win to take 3-1 series lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Grizzlies pulled off a huge rally to move within a victory of the franchise's first Western Conference final.<p>Tony Allen scored …

LeBron James, Heat stymie Bulls for 3-1 series cushion

CHICAGO -- LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn't even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to …

Basketball

Borussia Dortmund want Kevin De Bruyne, Christian Erksen, or Christian Benteke to replace Mario Götze

With Mario Götze on his way to Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund are looking for a replacement. They have a few players in mind.<p>Many have been wondering what Borussia Dortmund have planned in order to replace the departing Mario Götze at the end of the season. Reports out of Germany are suggesting …

Paris Saint-Germain's night of celebration turns sour as rioting fans see victory celebrations abandoned

Celebrations to honour the French football club Paris Saint Germain's first league title in 19 years had to be cut short following violent scenes in which fans fought with riot police, leaving 30 people injured and leading to 21 arrests.<p>Paris police commissioner Bernard Boucault said three police …

Angelina Jolie reveals she has had preventive double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie has revealed she has had a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, and has gone public with the …

William Kapris: Papua New Guinea's most notorious bank robber escapes jail

Papua New Guinea's notorious bank robber, William Kapris, has escaped from the country's main prison during a mass breakout, just three years after he last broke out from the same maximum security jail.<p>Kapris, who escaped with 32 high-risk prisoners, sparked a manhunt across the Pacific nation in …

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