Mining Tycoon Sentenced to Death for Not Being Powerful Enough to Avoid Death Penalty

Thursday, May 29, 2014
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BEIJING — Chinese mining tycoon Liu Han was sentenced to death last week after being found guilty of murder, running a “mafia-style” gang and not having enough political clout to avoid the death penalty altogether.

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NSA Warns Americans China Might Hack Their Cellphones

Friday, May 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just days after the U.S. Justice Department charged five Chinese army officers with cyber theft, the National Security Agency is warning Americans that China might be secretly monitoring…

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U.S. Court Sentences Chinese Hackers to Public Pwning

Thursday, May 22, 2014
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Suicides Among Young Students Linked to Exam-Based Education System

Friday, May 16, 2014

According to the 2014 Annual Report on China’s Education, a leading cause of suicide among elementary and middle school students is pressure from China’s exam-based education system. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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China’s Contingency Plans in the Event of North Korean Collapse

Monday, May 12, 2014
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A leaked document allegedly written by the People’s Liberation Army contains details about what China would do in the event North Korea collapses. Here are several of China’s contingency plans: Identify the hostile foreign…

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Pregnant Woman Desperately Trying to Hold Baby In Until American Airspace

Thursday, May 8, 2014
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BEIJING — Despite feeling contractions shortly after the transpacific flight took off, 38-week-pregnant passenger Chen Anqi rejected offers to turn the aircraft around and told reporters that she planned to hold her baby in until the plane entered American airspace.

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Changes in CCTV’s Cleaner Version of The Big Bang Theory

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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After pulling The Big Bang Theory from domestic streaming sites, Chinese authorities have announced that they will broadcast a “cleaner” version of the show on CCTV. Here are some of the expected changes:

  • Instead of being a theoretical physicist at Caltech, Sheldon Cooper now studies classical Chinese at a small liberal arts college.
  • To familiarize audiences with actress Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory will air after back-to-back episodes of the hit 90s sitcom Blossom.
  • The characters must mention “5,000 years of Chinese culture” at least once per episode.

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People’s Daily Discovers Massive Security Flaw in Internet

Thursday, May 1, 2014
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BEIJING — Earlier this week, state-run newspaper People’s Daily cautioned Chinese citizens against using the Internet after employees discovered a dangerous security flaw in the World Wide Web.

“We have recently uncovered an imminent zero-day threat,” the paper wrote in an editorial. “Through this exploit, individuals on the Internet are able to assume any identity they wish, even those of public figures, often without consequence.”

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