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Rare Embryo Fossils Discovered in China Believed to Be 500 Million Years Old

Rare Embryo Fossils Discovered in China Believed to Be 500 Million Years Old

It is being reported that rare, tiny, round fossils discovered in the southern part of China appear to be at least 500 million years old and are the embryos of some kind of formerly unknown animal. The fossils are from the Cambrian period. This era dates from around 550 million to 480 million years ago […]

Tony Abbott Talks Trust in China While Slipping in Australia

Tony Abbott Talks Trust in China While Slipping in Australia

The Australian prime minister, by all accounts, is having his best week as prime minister while he is away on his Asian tour, meeting with leaders and talking business. He rapidly closed free trade agreements with Japan and South Korea before moving on to China where tensions are high, treating the Australian prime minister to […]

China and Its Southern Neighbors

China and Its Southern Neighbors

In recent years, China has shared a tumultuous relationship with its southern neighbors, according to those neighbors. To the south lies India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Malaysia. To the west lies Japan. Among these countries, there is a growing concern over China’s ascent on not only the economic world stage, but also their investments […]

Philippine Diplomacy Blunts Chinese Expansion

Philippine Diplomacy Blunts Chinese Expansion

  This June 40 sailors from the Philippine navy will land on the island of Southwest Cay. Philippine diplomacy is meant to blunt Chinese expansion into the South China Sea. Located in the Spratly Islands, South Vietnam lured the Filipino garrison away in 1975 by inviting them to a party and landing troops on the […]

American Chinese Food Foreign in China

American Chinese Food Foreign in China

Imagine living in China and missing Chinese food. For Americans visiting or living in China, it happens. That’s because much of what Americans call Chinese food is foreign to people living over there. However, now General Tso’s chicken, beef with broccoli and fortune cookies are available at least one place in China. The Chinese food […]

Tibetans Refuse Order to Fly Chinese Flag From Home, Sentenced 10 Years Prison

Tibetans Refuse Order to Fly Chinese Flag From Home, Sentenced 10 Years Prison

Two men from China’s Tibetan Autonomous Region were sentenced to 10 years in prison in a secret trial after refusing to fly Chinese flags from their home in contravention of a government order. The two men, leaders of their community in Driru County, Nagchu Prefecture, were detained by Chinese authorities Nov. 24 after refusing to display […]

Tibet Nun 133rd Self Immolation

Tibet Nun 133rd Self Immolation

As Chinese President Xi Jinping is touring Europe–Monday he visited the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels–another Tibetan Buddhist devotee has self immolated. The Tibetan nun known as Dolma is the 133rd Tibetan to self immolate in protest of Chinese rule. Dolma, 31, self immolated in Kardze, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, March 29, near Bhachoede […]

Philippines Risks Politics for Rights to South China Sea

Philippines Risks Politics for Rights to South China Sea

The Philippines took a risky political move Monday by filing an arbitration request against China to the United Nations, over disputed rights to the South China Sea. The 4,000 page memorial details evidence of what the Philippines claims is an illegal occupation of the South China Sea by China, in at least eight sea shoals […]

Philippines China Rivalry: Geopolitics of the South China Sea

Philippines China Rivalry: Geopolitics of the South China Sea

On Sunday, the Republic of the Philippines filed with the UN for arbitration on its ongoing territorial dispute with the People’s Republic of China. At issue is the control of the tiny Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The Filipino filing comes right after an incident that occurred Saturday, wherein a pair of Chinese […]

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