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Chinese Tourists Drawing Criticism—Even From Beijing

Chinese Tourists Drawing Criticism—Even From Beijing

Tourists have long been stereotyped. The “ugly American” has been parodied plenty with white sneakers, a baseball hat and the expectation to get by everywhere in English. But, the last group of tourists drawing considerable scrutiny and criticism for their behavior abroad – even from their own government in Beijing – are the Chinese. As […]

China Removes Senior Diplomat Accused of Corruption From Office

China Removes Senior Diplomat Accused of Corruption From Office

In China, Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Kunsheng has been removed from office. He is under investigation, reports the BBC News, as the first top diplomat targeted by the anti-corruption campaign that was instituted by President Xi Jinping. Zhang Kunsheng has been described as “violating discipline,” by the foreign ministry. That is a term in wide […]

Chinese Court Jails Pilot Three Years for 2010 Crash

Chinese Court Jails Pilot Three Years for 2010 Crash

A pilot was sentenced to three years in jail by a Chinese court for his role in a plane crash in 2010 in Heilongjiang province. The Henan Airlines plane crash resulted in the deaths of 44 passengers, according to a Breaking News report by BBC News. The pilot, Captain Qi Quanjun, had 96 people aboard […]

China Economy Passes U.S. as World’s Largest

China Economy Passes U.S. as World’s Largest

The Chinese economy has now passed the U.S. economy as the largest economy in the world, at least according to data provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF has projected that China will produce $17.6 trillion, which edges the $17.4 trillion that the U.S. is expected to produce. Just a decade and a […]

Preventing and Protecting Graffiti on Historical Sites

Preventing and Protecting Graffiti on Historical Sites

Authorities in Rome have levied a hefty fine on a Russian tourist who carved his initial into a brick in the Colosseum. Last year a Chinese teen-aged tourist carved graffiti into a 3,500 year-old temple in Luxor, Egypt. Acts like these are considered to be vandalism and draw a hue and cry from historians and […]

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