China Hails Birth of Single, Male Royal Baby

Friday, July 26, 2013
Prince William and Kate Middleton

LONDON — Hours after the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, China’s ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, congratulated Prince William and Kate Middleton on their delivery of a “healthy, single, male child.”

“I would like to deliver my heartfelt best wishes to Prince William and Kate on the arrival of this male child, which has made their family complete and absolved them of any emotional or practical need to procreate further.”

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Xi Jinping Issues Warrant for Daenerys Targaryen

Friday, July 19, 2013
Xi and Daenerys

JING’S LANDING — Almost 70 years after House Targaryen was defeated along with The Usurper Chiang Kai-shek during the Chinese Civil War, the Small Council of the Politburo…

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Burning Coal Reduces Life Expectancy by 5.5 Years

Friday, July 12, 2013

A study released this week shows that citizens in northern China live an average of 5.5 years less, partly due to pollution from burning coal for heat. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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I’m Concerned about the Declining Quality of TED Talks

Monday, July 8, 2013
Photo © James Duncan Davidson

by Eric X. Li

I’ve been a fan of the TED conference since its inception and believe it to be a powerful platform to share potentially world-changing ideas with a mass audience. Which is why I was so ambivalent when organizers asked me to speak at TEDGlobal 2013.

On the one hand, I was honored to be among the roster of accomplished speakers but, on the other hand, I wondered about the respectability of a conference that failed to see through my cheap, nationalistic delusions and low-level sophistry.

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Lei Zhengfu Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

Friday, July 5, 2013

Lei Zhengfu, a former Chongqing official, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison and fined 300,000 yuan for taking bribes. The investigation began after a sex tape of him was leaked online. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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