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Why Did Park Geun-hye Mark the End of World War II in Beijing?

China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye in front of Chinese and South Korean national flags during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, in Beijing, November 10, 2014 (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters). Many [...]

While You're Stuck At Work, This Man Has Been Happily Traveling The World In A DIY Rickshaw

Since 2001, Chen Guanming has been on a 105,630-mile, worldwide tour to promote the Olympics. He traveled to 1,764 cities in his native China for the Beijing Games in 2008, then through 22 countries and on to London in 2012 in time for their 2012 Winter Games, and now he's working his way through the Americas for Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Show More Summary

Stocks plunge on weak China data reignites fear

Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, noted that the official PMI weakened in advance of the Apec summit previous year in Beijing and before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, “when similar efforts were made to ensure blue skies”. Stocks in North America were mixed on Wednesday, as traders anticipated a reprieve from bad news about

If China had to choose, it would be South Korea

North Korea is still technically China's ally, but Beijing prefers to trade with Seoul.

Beijing Turns Into Ghost Town as It Gears Up for Military Parade

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The parade gives President Xi Jinping a chance to dispel, if only briefly, some of the problems hounding him ahead of his first state visit to America.

China Deploys Trained Monkeys To Clear Skies For WWII Parade

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

BEIJING (AP) -- China is leaning on the animal kingdom - including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys - to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly. To minimize the chances of birds striking engines...Show More Summary

A Dust Pile the Size of Arizona is Slowly Moving Across China

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In China, west and slightly south of Beijing, lies the Ordos Basin. It resembles a teenager’s messy room—one corner is flat and clear, and the other is a giant pile of debris. And when we say, “giant,” we mean “the size of a state”—nd it’s on the move. Read more...

China’s Prescription for Victory Day Parade: Find Another Hospital

Beijing authorities have closed off some of the most frequently used hospitals as parts of the city go into lockdown mode for Thursday's WW2 parade.

Putin Heads To China For WWII Victory Events, Business Deals

Russia still trying to court China as Putin makes plans to partake in WWII celebrations in Beijing.

China cracks down ahead of WWII anniversary parade

Beijing is in the final stages of preparations for a massive parade Thursday, which will show off some of the country's newest military hardware and mark China's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

The real reason to worry about China isn’t what you might think

Pay no attention to that Party member behind the curtain. The great and powerful Chinese government has spoken. Stocks are going up, and economic growth isn't going down. (That should work, right?) Well, no. Beijing is finding out that gravity applies to financial markets just as much as anything else. What goes up, at least for no reason, […]

Crippling US Foreign Policy Draws Russia, China Closer Together

Washington’s policy in the South China Sea, Ukraine and Syria has been a “failure,” pushing Moscow and Beijing closer together to counter a unipolar world, said Daniel Patrick Welch, an activist and outspoken critic of US foreign policy, Press TV reported.

On eve of World War Two parade, China's Xi slams 'fiendish' Japanese invaders

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that Japanese invaders of the country before and during World War Two behaved with barbarity and tried to slaughter the people into surrender, as China gears up for a military parade to mark the war's end.

Pakistan says 'almost all' Uighur militants eliminated

BEIJING (Reuters) - Almost all members of the Uighur militant group the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) have been eliminated from Pakistan, the country's president said on Wednesday during a visit to Beijing.

Putin Arrives in Beijing for WWII Parade, Meetings With Chinese Leadership

Putin arrived in the Chinese capital of Beijing on Wednesday to take part in celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II and to meet with high-ranking Chinese officials.

Russian Defense Minister Praises Ties With China

Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow highly appreciates the developments in bilateral relations with Beijing in the defense sector.

OPPO Find 9 tipped for September 19th launch

An invite posted to Weibo hints that the OPPO Find 9 smartphone may be launched in Beijing on September 19th.

China stocks edge back ahead of parade

Shanghai Composite ends day only slightly lower as Beijing seen to be lending support.

70 Years Ago: Japan's Surrender in World War II

China celebrates on Wednesday the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in the Second World War, when the Soviet Union came to Beijing’s aide on the eastern front.

Communists' version of China's wartime record frustrates Taiwan

Maj. Tao Shin-jun, a 97-year-old veteran of China's fight against Japan in World War II, tears up when asked about Thursday's military parade in Beijing marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the conflict. It's not that Tao is sentimental - he's angry.

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