Friday, 31 May 2013

Drink to good health

New findings show that the antioxidant resveratrol, which is only present in red and not white wine, is believed to help in the fight against cancer

Robberies of cashed-up Chinese tourists rise steeply in Paris

Mainlanders' preference for carrying large amounts of cash makes them easy targets

Boy’s graffiti in Egypt leaves Chinese cringing

Ding Jinhao was here.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Chinese wonder why their tourists behave so badly

From faking marriage certificates to get honeymoon discounts in the Maldives to letting children defecate on the floor of a Taiwan airport, Chinese tourists have recently found themselves at the centre of controversy and anger.

AP article on Todd's death "inaccurate, misleading and mischievous"

Singapore's Ambassador to the United States, Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, has described a recent article by the Associated Press (AP) on American researcher Shane Todd's death as "inaccurate, misleading, and mischievous".

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

3-D printers help China jet development take off

Use of 3-D printing means China’s aviation industry is saving money and materials and could soon rival manufacturers in the US

Sick workers pay price for Chinese growth

As China boomed around 200 men set out from Shuangxi’s rural idyll to build its infrastructure and skyscrapers. Now lung disease from dust has killed a quarter of them and 100 more are waiting to die.

Investigation officer denies he mentioned bolts, nuts or pulleys

The last day of the coroner’s inquiry into the death of American engineer Shane Todd ended with conflicting accounts from his parents and an investigation officer called to the scene of the death.

Osaka mayor: Probe comfort women issue

Japan cannot be forgiven with people like him still around.

Japan's sex slave legacy remains open wound


Monday, 27 May 2013

Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombings called ‘divine punishment’ by South Korean daily

Well said.

Governments toughen stance on environmental protesters amid Kunming, Chengdu actions

Concerns over social stability sidelined as authorities view 'economic growth' as priority

Kunming restricts face mask and T-shirt sales ‘to prevent more environmental protests’

Kunming has banned bulk-buying of face masks and the sale of white T-shirts and has regulated photocopying in an effort to avoid another public protest after two demonstrations against a petrochemical plant had embarrassed the city’s government.

Nanjing teenager exposed as perpetrator of Temple of Luxor graffiti attack

Tourist from Nanjing carried out graffiti attack in Temple of Luxor, his parents confirm

GI liberators were big trouble in 1944 Normandy, says new book

More often than not, GIs who came as liberators were just sex-obsessed thugs, says researcher

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Alarming drop in Chinese graduates landing jobs

As universities annually pump out triple the graduates they groomed a decade ago, the proportion landing jobs has fallen to an alarming new low

Guangzhou rice scare shows open government remains elusive

Cover-up of cadmium scandal reveals authorities’ reluctance to comply with 2007 rule on non-classified information

Xi warns officials they’ll be held responsible for pollution ‘for life’

Officials will be held responsible ‘for life’ if projects are found to harm environment

Whither the COE system?

Transport minister’s point about car ownership may have social implications

‘I was here’ Chinese carving on ancient Egyptian wall is decried on Weibo

“I tried to wipe it with a paper towel, but it didn’t come off. I didn’t dare to use water because the relic was more than 3,000 years old,” a disgraced Shen said on his Sina Weibo account. He said he apologised to the tour guide but still felt ashamed even after he was told it wasn’t his fault.

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