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At UN, China Tries to Influence Fight Over Internet Control

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NY TIimes | 6:00 AM

Over the last six months, United Nations diplomats have negotiated over the text of a document set to define the policies and frameworks of how the Internet is governed in [...]
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Smog alert: Will Chinese buy clean Canadian air for $14 a bottle?

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

In China, a nation plagued by air pollution, Canadian entrepreneurs have begun selling bottled clean air. “Essentially we’re selling air,” Troy Paquette, [...]
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Uber’s Expansion in China Reportedly Fueled by Interns

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Interns outnumber full-time employees 10 to 1 in some offices. Uber is facing accusations that it underpays and exploits labour in China, a market in which 30 percent of its [...]
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Lower end of the market adds to China’s mass appeal

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

If 500 stormtroopers posing on the Great Wall of China don’t give a film a boost, then nothing will. As markets digest the implications of the Federal Reserve’s [...]
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China summons US envoy to protest US authorisation of Taiwan arms sales

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China summoned the US charge d’affaires in Beijing to protest against the US administration’s authorisation of $1.83 billion arms sales to Taiwan and said it [...]
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Mao Zedong’s letter to UK politician sells for GBP 600,000

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A letter from Mao Zedong calling on the leader of the British Labour Party in 1937 for help against Japanese invaders sold for more than GBP 600,000 (850,000 euros) at [...]
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In China, Diners Pay for Clean Air With Their Entree

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Has clean air become such a luxury in China that restaurants can charge patrons for it? That question raged on Tuesday after Xinhua, the state news agency, reported that a [...]
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A restaurant in China is charging its customers for breathing

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

The pollution in China is so bad, a restaurant started putting a surcharge on top of customers’ food bills as an “air cleaning fee”. A restaurant in [...]
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China again promises to clean up air ahead of 2022 Games

China again promises to clean up air ahead of 2022 Games

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China promised again on Tuesday to take steps to reduce air pollution in the run-up to the 2022 Winter Olympics, to be held in Beijing and a nearby city, after a choking pall [...]
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Thaw in China-Russia Relations Hasn’t Trickled Down

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Lured by warming relations between the two countries, Li Lihua, a Chinese entrepreneur, has invested all of her money in this frigid Russian outpost on the border with her [...]
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Chinese buy up bottles of fresh air from Canada

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Canadian company which started out as a joke bottling Rocky Mountains air has seen its product fly off the shelves in pollution-hit China, with first shipment selling out in [...]
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Disputed South China Sea island will soon be home to a new Chinese filling station

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Shanghaiist | 6:00 AM

Chinese petroleum giant Sinopec plans on building a filling station on an island in the South China Sea, as China continues to build up infrastructure on the disputed [...]
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US Navy Commander Implies China Has Eroded Safety of South China Sea

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

A senior American naval commander has implicitly accused China of creating “so-called military zones” close to artificial islands it has built in the South China [...]
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Why are Chinese fishermen destroying coral reefs in the South China Sea?

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

What I came across on a reef far out in the middle of the South China Sea has left me shocked and confused. I’d been told that Chinese fishermen were deliberately [...]
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China’s Internet Forum May Provide A Peek At Its Cyber-Ambitions

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Heads of state, including the prime ministers of Pakistan and Russia, and major technology firms will gather Wednesday in Wuzhen, a picturesque little town of canals and [...]
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