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Ivory Imports to Halt in China Ahead of Visit by Prince William

Ivory Imports to Halt in China Ahead of Visit by Prince William

China has proclaimed a one-year ban on African ivory imports ahead of next week’s presence of Britain’s Prince William, who is in strong opposition regarding ivory trade. China will cease all ivory imports until February of 2016, according to the country’s State Forestry Administration. The ban will include all carvings obtained after 1975. Prince William […]

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Ruled an ‘Accident’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Ruled an ‘Accident’

The 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was announced as an ‘accident’ and everyone on board thought to be dead. The head of civil aviation authority said this Thursday at a press conference. This person also said the disappearance was an accident, as the plane was declared on the seafloor of the Indian […]

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 […]

Earthquake in China Kills Two and Creates Stampede at Primary School

Earthquake in China Kills Two and Creates Stampede at Primary School

On Saturday, a 5.9 earthquake that hit the remote Sichuan province of southwestern China resulted in the deaths of at least two people, according to WXII12 News. Panic ensued at a primary school in the province, causing the students to stampede. The earthquake occurred in a mountainous region of the Sichuan province. According to the […]

Tibet Warned Not to Fantasize About Independence

Tibet Warned Not to Fantasize About Independence

Officials in Tibet have been warned not to fantasize about independence from China. Tibetan officials that either follow the Dalai Lama or that support separatism can expect to be strictly punished, according to top Chinese officials. The crackdown on pro-independence efforts follows a report by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), which found that too many local […]

Moon Orbited by China

Moon Orbited by China

China is rapidly ascending as a pre-eminent force in the exploration of the vast frontier beyond earth’s skies. In the wake of a host of poor news coming from the field of space travel and tourism, China is in a lonely position as a positive outlier this week, after having successfully returned a spacecraft nicknamed […]

Three Schoolchildren Stabbed in China

Three Schoolchildren Stabbed in China

Three schoolchildren were viciously attacked and stabbed in China by an unknown assailant. The incident occurred in the southeastern province of Jiangxi in Luojia Village, while the children were on their way home from school for noon break. One of the young first-graders was stabbed to death. The other two children suffered severe injuries and […]

Halloween Subway Riders in Beijing Warned Against Costume Wearing

Halloween Subway Riders in Beijing Warned Against Costume Wearing

Halloween celebrating in Beijing is not highly appreciated by the local police force, as they have warned subway riders from wearing Halloween costumes. State-run newspaper said this Friday that the costumes could cause “trouble” or “panic.” The paper also said that local police have the power to arrest anyone that intends to “upset order.” Authorities hope to […]

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