Macau Offers Citizens $10 in Chips to Celebrate Anniversary of Merger with Mainland

Monday, December 22, 2014
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MACAU — As part of planned celebrations to mark 15 years since partnering with the Chinese, the board of directors of the Macau International Resort and Casino offered its resident employees, which the management refers to as “citizens,” US$10 worth of chips redeemable at any one of its 2,730 blackjack tables.

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China Pulls All Copies of “The Interview” from Pirated DVD Stores

Friday, December 19, 2014
The Interview

BEIJING — In response to multiple threats aimed at pirated DVD stores across the country, China has decided to pull all bootlegged copies of The Interview until further notice.

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China Creates Ministry Dedicated to Reminding the World That Japan Is Bad

Monday, December 15, 2014
Ministry of Japan Is Bad seal

NANJING — To commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, China’s State Council has established an entirely new ministry dedicated to reminding the world that Japan is bad.

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U.S. Tech Leaders Welcome Man Responsible for Blocking Their Sites

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Mark Zuckerberg and Lu Wei

BEIJING — This week, photos surfaced which show American tech leaders rolling out the red carpet to welcome Lu Wei, the Chinese official responsible for blocking their sites, keeping their sites blocked and perhaps blocking them in the future.

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STUDY: U.S. Now More Racist Against Blacks than China

Friday, December 5, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to a new study by the NAACP, China is no longer the most racist country when it comes to discrimination against black people. Due to the high-profile cases of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, which sparked protests across the country, that distinction now belongs to the United States.

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Expat Decides Partly Overheard Chinese Conversation “Probably Racist”

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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BEIJING — While traveling on the Line 10 subway after finishing his tutoring work Monday evening, Beijing-based Jake Gryczynski spent approximately 35 seconds attempting to decipher a loud conversation between two middle-aged Chinese women before deciding that what they were saying was “probably racist.”

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China, U.S. Agree to Focus on Environment Shortly Before It Collapses

Monday, November 17, 2014
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BEIJING — In an unprecedented step toward curbing climate change, Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama agreed last week to focus on the environment shortly before it collapses entirely.

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Leaders of China, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam to Settle Island Disputes with Fight to the Death

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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BEIJING — Hailed as one of the biggest success stories to come out of APEC, the heads-of-state of China, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam agreed on Tuesday to settle their territory disputes in the South China Sea with a classic, no-holds-barred fight to the death.

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Beijing Euthanizes Poor People Ahead of APEC

Friday, November 7, 2014
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BEIJING — To ensure world leaders see a clean and beautiful city, the Beijing government has euthanized millions of the city’s poor ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which begins today.

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Yao Ming Shot by Poachers

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Yao Ming

NAIROBI — Former basketball star Yao Ming has been shot and killed by ivory poachers in Kenya, sources confirmed yesterday.

The longtime anti-poaching activist was reportedly feeding on vegetation near one of his preferred watering holes in Aberdares National Park when he was ambushed by hunters, who shot him three times with a high-powered rifle.

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