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A Packed Cathedral

Why would 20 or 30 Chinese stand outside a church in -2 Celsius weather for two hours? Most immediately, because there was no sitting or standing room inside the church. 850 more words


Tea Does Not Grow In London

When we hear the words, “afternoon tea,” most of us think of the very English tradition. And it has come to my attention that there is a notion that tea, itself, comes from England. 308 more words

Tea Basics

Incredible 50-foot 'dragon' dinosaur unearthed by Chinese farmers

HONG KONG (CNN) — Paleontologists have discovered a 50-foot “dragon” dinosaur species in China that may have roamed the earth 160 million years ago during the Late Jurassic period. 330 more words


How Fast Will China Grow?

By Justin Yifu Lin
Project Syndicate

BEIJING – In the 35 years since China’s transition to a market economy began, the country has grown at an average rate of 9.8% – an explosive and unprecedented rise. 264 more words

Emerging Markets

Anonymous' #teamriddler In 7 Day Hijack Of Chinese Government Site

Anonymous activists supporting Tibet have had a busy week. Twitter threads were hot with reports of a major attack, in which the server of a Chinese government website, that covers the area of Yushul in eastern Tibet’s Kham region, was hacked. 54 more words

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New on 500px : Traditional fishing 传统渔业 by Daniel_Metz

This place with this magical scenery is called Xialong (under the dragon 下龙). This is located on the Li River, a few kilometers upstream of Xingping. 104 more words

Real Estate And Mortgage

China steps up Internet censorship by cracking down on VPNs

Beijing is blocking Internet services that let users bypass the Great Firewall of China.

“China has the upper hand when it comes to blocking sites and services.” says Karl Kathuria, CEO of Psiphon, a Toronto-based VPN company. 223 more words