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China Unicom launches a cloud of its own

Watch out Amazon: China Unicom just launched what Web Hot Review is calling a “full-service” OpenStack-based cloud under the Wo-Cloud brand.<p>The …

2013: An incredible year in space

From an inspired cover version to one probe’s giant step for humanity, we look back at 2013’s most important space moments.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in amazing design<p>The year in wildlife<p><b>Want more space galleries...</b><p>Best space images of October<p>Best space …

Your culture determines what you remember

The details you remember about an event, such as your last birthday party, are determined in part by your cultural background.<p>Americans, for …

Asia

Why is China relaxing its one-child policy?

OF ALL the institutions of modern China, the one that most famously reflects the Communist Party’s determination to control its population is the one …

The Atlantic on Twitter: "China's air pollution is so awful, you can see it from space http://t.co/QGot3AfiTE http://t.co/IM9JzqZnSK"

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China Mulls Nationwide Public Smoking Ban

Chinese leaders are considering a nationwide ban on public smoking alongside a tightening of regulations for the state-run tobacco monopoly. In a …

China and local government: changing the goalposts | Financial Times

Print this page<p>What’s the big deal with GDP anyway? While many economists and policy makers worldwide have recognised that there’s more to life than …

Chinese Kids Fighting Smog with Martial Arts

At an elementary school in Shijiazhuang, China, students have been practicing a series of "anti-smog" martial arts exercises. Kick smog's ass, …

Martial Arts

China’s Xi Factor, by William H. Overholt

HONG KONG – Before China’s leadership transition earlier this year, experts said that the Chinese Communist Party was intent on preventing a …

How Quartz’s geopolitical forecasting algorithm fared in 2013

In 2013 the US and Iran struck a nuclear arms agreement, Republicans and Democrats found a way to a budget deal, and—at least so far—Japan and China have stayed away from outright war. In less-peaceful international news for 2013, Afghanistan has seemed worse by the day and Syria’s opposition has …

Geopolitics

The 14 rules for predicting future geopolitical events

Nations are eccentric. But they also have threads of repeated history through which we can discern what comes next. For five centuries, since Ivan the Terrible, for instance, Russia has been characterized by one-man rule, an exaggerated sense of identity, and an acceptance of often deadly cruelty …

Geopolitics

Why Khodorkovsky’s release does not herald change in Russia | Financial Times

As Mikhail Khodorkovsky enters a fourth day of freedom in Berlin after his stunning release from a remote prison colony last Friday, some conclusions …

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IN SEPTEMBER 2000 the heads of 147 governments pledged that they would halve the proportion of people on the Earth living in the direst poverty by …

Geography

Growing concern over Syria heritage sites

<b>A centre set up to recognise Arab cultural and natural heritage is beginning its work amid growing concerns about the preservation of historic structures in Syria.</b><p>The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage in Bahrain, which works under the auspices of Unesco - the UN's educational, scientific and …

China media condemns Japan PM for paying homage to 'devils' | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese newspapers denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, describing his visit to the Yasukuni Shrine for Japan’s war dead as paying homage to “devils” and warning that China could crush “provocative militarism”.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Yasukuni …

Attack on reporter restores passion to Ukraine demonstrations | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Protesters demanded Ukraine’s interior minister resign on Thursday after an opposition journalist known for documenting the extravagance of the country’s political elite was chased down in her car and savagely beaten in a midnight attack.<p>A protester holds a picture of journalist …