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2 hrs ago | Burmanet

Global Times: Sino-Myanmar "strategic railway" plan ran aground, MOU expired

According to a report by Eleven Group on the 20th, Myanmar Ministry of Railway Transportation formally released information that the Sino-Myanmar Kyaukpyu-Kunming Railway project has run aground.


Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, China,

6 hrs ago | Korea Herald

[Editorial] Humane China

There are palpable changes in China's relations with South and North Korea. In short, China is closer than ever with South Korea and on worse terms than ever with the North.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, China, South Korea,

11 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 years old suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

Prostitutes in a remote province of China - some of them as young as 15 - are suffering from high rates of sexually transmitted diseases , unplanned pregnancy and prevalent abortions, a study by an award-winning researcher has found.


Related Topix: World News, China

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Joan L. Fishback

<![CDATA[RICHMOND, Ind. - Joan L. Fishback age 92, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community. Born August 23, 1921, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Edward E. and Elizabeth Biggert Landers, Joan graduated from high school in Newton, Massachusetts. She earned a physical therapy license from Bouve School in Boston. During World War II, Joan was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was the first physical therapist to serve in the China-Burma-India Theater, where she set up and ran the therapy programs at army hospitals in Calcutta, India and Kunming, China. After being discharged in 1946, she completed a bachelor's degree at Tufts University and then worked as a physical therapist at the Boston Veteran Administration Hospital, ultimately becoming chief therapist. In Richmond, Joan worked as a physical therapist for Colonial Crest Convalescent Center, served on the boards of R.S.V.P. and Meals-on-Wheels, and was active in the Society for Preservation and Use of Resources. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels herself for over 20 years and was active in First Friends Meeting and numerous other organizations. Survivors include her son, Paul (Barbara) Fishback of Grandville, Michigan, and two grandchildren, Margaret Fishback and Andrew Fishback, both of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William Fishback who died on March 9, 2014, and brother, Edward Landers Jr. who died serving his country during the war. A memorial service for Joan L. Fishback will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community in the Community Room, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial gifts may be made to: Girls Inc. of Wayne County, P.O. Box 43, Richmond, IN 47374 and Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at


Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, Boston, IN, World News, India, China, Tufts University

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Santa Paula Times

Irion's company crafting beneficial US/China business relationships

China is evolving and William 'Bill' Irion and his company are there, working with government officials and businesses on crafting mutually beneficial relationships.


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The Nation

Dealing with Asian tensions, seeking shared opportunities

Asians are now awake to the fear of armed conflict. A recent Pew Survey of 11 Asian countries reports that more than half those surveyed expressed such concerns that tensions over rocks and islets claimed by China could spill over.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, China, Asia, Prison, Opinion

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Kyaukphyu-Kunming Railway Not Dead Yet: Chinese Envoy

Beijing intends to push ahead with plans to build a railway linking western Burma with China, but will do so only with the support of the Burmese government and people, according to China's envoy to Burma.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

China cracks down on online rumors, porn

Chinese authorities have tightened already rigorous Internet controls by cracking down on online pornography and what state media called "rumormongers" and "slanderous content."


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News,

Wall Street Journal

Run Like Hell: China Releases New Anti-Terror...

What do you do when someone in a skull-and-bones sweatshirt and ski mask lunges at you with a knife while carrying a bomb under his arm? Don't panic.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Terrorism, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Chosun Ilbo

N.Korean Defectors, Helpers Arrested in China

Twenty-nine North Korean defectors and five of their South Korean helpers were arrested in China on July 15-17.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, South Korea, China, Activism

Bangkok Post

Chinese railway in Myanmar scrapped

A planned rail project to give China access to the Indian Ocean through Myanmar has been cancelled due to strong public objections and delays, a senior official said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: China, World News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

People's Daily Online

Lobster vs cat: catch me if you can

A fight between a lobster and three cats recently took place on the bank of Daguan River in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province.


Related Topix: China, World News

Hospitality Net

Dusit Fudu Hotels & Resorts Reveals Aggressive Chinese Expansion Plans

Dusit Fudu Hotels & Resorts, the Chinese joint venture hotel management company between leading Asian hospitality group Dusit International and local partners Changzhou Qiao Yu Group, has announced the signing of 15 hotel management agreements in its first year of operation.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News,

Seeking Alpha

New Oriental Education: Are Out-Of-Date Websites To Blame For POP Kids Enrollment Decline?

New Oriental Education is experiencing a drop in enrollments at its POP Kids children's ESL classes that may be due to more than just a program revamp.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, World News, China, Asia,


Yuantong Temple

Situated in the downtown region of Kunming City, Yuantong Temple is among the oldest and largest temples in Kunming, boasting a history of more than 1200 years.


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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Rail coaches in Rangoon.

A proposed railway to link the planned industrial hub in Arakan State with China has been abandoned due to concerns over the potential cost and environmental impact of the project, according to a Myanma Railways official.


Related Topix: Burma, World News, China

Sat Jul 19, 2014


14 saved after SW China tunnel collapse

A worker receives treatment in an ambulance after he was saved from a railway tunnel collapse in Funing County of Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Wenshan, southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 20, 2014.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News,

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Economist

Claws!: A strange, new fossil arthropod

This fearsomely armed critter, called Lyrarapax unguispinus, terrorised the seabed in what is now south-west China some 515m years ago, during the Cambrian period.


Related Topix: China, World News, Weird

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Ten provinces among targets of latest anti-graft inspections

Wang Qishan, secretary of the CCDI, said inspectors could investigate any place, department, enterprise or sector where they suspected severe graft.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014


The knife attack that changed Kunming

China is in the midst of a massive security crackdown after a series of terror attacks it blames on Muslims from the Uighur ethnic minority in north-west Xinjiang province.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought