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China’s Statistics Bureau Staff Made $500,000 in ‘Unauthorized’ Profit, Antigraft Team Finds

For years, China’s statistics bureau has faced doubts among analysts about the reliability of its data. Now, the ruling Communist Party itself is questioning the quality of its statistics.

Lego Admits It Was a ‘Mistake’ Refusing Ai Weiwei Bricks for Art Exhibition

The billionaire family that owns Danish toy company Lego A/S said it was a “mistake” to refuse Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei’s request for a bulk order of its iconic bricks.

Filipino Militants Plotted to Kidnap Boxer Manny Pacquiao

These same extremists planned to kill the president and beheaded Canadian hostage John Ridsdel

Chinese female fencers nearly robbed in Rio while attending Olympics test event

In a bad omen for China's Olympics dreams, a group of Chinese women fencers were almost robbed on the street in front of Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana beach over the weekend. [ more › ]

Wen Jiabao immortalized as a 'Hero of Taiwan'

A park in the Taiwanese port city of Keelung recently unveiled a statue of a "Hero of Taiwan" -- former Chinese premier Wen Jiabao. [ more › ]

China’s People’s Daily Vents Anger at YouTube over Lost Subscribers

People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist Party, is mad as hell at YouTube -- and it’s not going to take it anymore.

Restaurant fined for serving giant salamander that was too expensive

The customer was outraged. "The highest price I have heard people paying for a giant salamander in Guilin was 1,400 yuan per kilo." [ more › ]

'Curious' Jinan man arrested for watching ISIS videos

It turns out that porn isn't the only thing you shouldn't be watching online. [ more › ]

Desperate Measures: People’s Daily Raps Local Officials over China Labor Unrest

A Chinese city’s push to ban construction workers from publicly protesting unpaid wages has drawn disapproval from the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper, signaling official discord over efforts to curb rising labor unrest.

North Korea’s Ruling Workers’ Party Will Stage a Rare Convention on May 6

It will be the first time the country's only political party has held a congress since 1980

China Poised to Approve Crackdown on Foreign NGOs

Chinese lawmakers are on the verge of approving a contentious law that treats overseas nonprofit groups as potential security threats.

How China’s Debt Fix Could Make Things Much Worse

Instead of China fixing a corporate zombie problem threatening to overwhelm the world’s second largest economy, Beijing may be about to create a bigger one.

PPAR adoptable cat of April 2016: Barbie girl!

Barbie is a beautiful three-color kitty with lovely round head, pink nose and big eyes. She is a friendly puss and gets along well with other cats. Barbie would be an excellent family member to an animal loving family. [ more › ]

5 Things to Know About China’s Ant Financial

China’s most valuable financial technology company, Ant Financial Services Group, just completed a fresh $4.5 billion funding round from new and existing investors--giving it a valuation of roughly $60 billion.

Haunted by Specter of U.S. Financial Crisis, Shanghai Restricts Subprime-Style Loans

Shanghai authorities are getting serious about reining in subprime-style loans in the city’s housing market – and property brokerages are feeling the brunt of the crackdown.

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