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China Just Revealed a Major State Secret: Nearly 20% of its Farmland is Polluted

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Almost one-fifth of China’s farmland is polluted, according to a government reportreleased this week. Officials have acknowledged the country’s problems with water and air pollution, but the extent of soil contamination has been a closely guarded “state secret,” for fear of incriminating certain provinces or companies. 311 more words


PressTV: Dollar dying; multi-polar world in offing

Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:55PM GMT

By F. William Engdahl

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Washington’s decision to go for the military coup in Ukraine was intended to rupture the emerging cooperation between key Eurasian nations that ultimately would have isolated the power of US hegemony and opened the door for a genuine multi-polar world where peaceful cooperation replaced military threats and sole Superpower domination. 1,792 more words


The team took in some of the sights before and after a pre-ABACE meeting in Shanghai.

The meeting with our Partners, DeerJet,  was held over a traditional Shanghai lunch. Some highlights included the 1,000 year old egg, tofu and squirrel fish. A visit to the Yu Garden and museum portraying the history of Shanghai were on the agenda too. 89 more words


Self Immolation: A Reality

The world seems to look away and ignore the fact that more than 125 people have taken part in self-immolation protests within Tibet; an act of sacrifice where Tibetans have chosen to set themselves alight. 87 more words


For Lenox Pearl Platinum Bone China 5Piece Place Setting

When you think of formal dinnerware, lenox is probably one of, if not the first, brand name you think of. Since its very foundation in 1889, … 234 more words


Starbase Jet embarked on its Asian Tour this weekend, which will see the team visit the three cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore.

Day 1&2: The Team has arrived in China
Departed: Houston
Destination: Shanghai
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777

After about 30 hours, including a 7-hour delay in Detroit, the Starbase Jet team finally arrived into Shanghai, China at about 10pm local time. 106 more words

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China's Ecological Tragedy

When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind – Or Destroy it

 By Jonathan Watts (2010 Faber and Faber)

 Book Review

 (Yesterday the… 545 more words