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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng to join conservative US think tank

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 09:28am by Reuters in New York

    ... at Witherspoon, which is based in Princeton, New Jersey, for the next three years. He will also be affiliated with The Catholic University of America and the more liberal-leaning Lantos Foundation ... agreed to let Chen accept an offer from New York University to become a visiting scholar. Chen released a statement in June this year, accusing NYU of asking him to leave as a result of “great, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1322677/chinese-dissident-chen-guangcheng-join-conservative-us-think-tank
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Microsoft investors push for Bill Gates to step down

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:51am by Reuters in New York and Seattle

    ... Reuters in New York and Seattle The investors are concerned that Gates’ role as chairman could block new strategies Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter. While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322709/microsoft-investors-push-bill-gates-step-down
  3. News - China - CRIME

    'Let my father defend himself' says son of graft-accused Bo Xilai

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 01:49pm by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times in Beijing Bo's son breaks silence before trial Bo Guagua, the younger son of former Politburo member Bo Xilai, has made a rare public comment ahead of his father's corruption trial tomorrow, saying he had been unable to communicate with his parents for a year and a half and drawing attention to their "clandestine detention". In a statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1298023/bo-xilais-son-calls-fair-trial-disgraced-chinese-leader
  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    US fashion designers take trunk shows to China

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 09:51am by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York New York fashion houses look to expansion in Chinese market Rag & Bone, Marchesa and Proenza Schouler, among the top in their class of cool, youngish New ... “There was a sense of excitement on both sides about discovery,” she said. “We are always inspired by the juxtaposition between the old and the new,” said Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1292980/us-fashion-designers-take-trunk-shows-china
  5. News - World - Houston-based company admits destroying evidence after US Gulf oil spill

    Halliburton agrees to plead guilty in Gulf oil spill case

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:23pm by Associated Press in New Orleans

    ... Associated Press in New Orleans Halliburton admits destroying crucial evidence Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 ... was filed in federal court in Louisiana. Halliburton has agreed to pay the maximum fine, be on probation for three years and continue to co-operate with the government’s criminal investigation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1291143/halliburton-agrees-plead-guilty-gulf-oil-spill-case
  6. News - Asia

    North Korea demands dissolution of UN command in South Korea

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 01:00pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York Envoy says US is using command force to prepare for war against North Korea North Korea’s UN envoy demanded the dissolution of the United Nations Command ... to a new war at any moment.” He reiterated North Korea’s surprise offer last Saturday of wide-ranging senior-level talks with the United States “to defuse tension on the Korean peninsula and ensure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1266592/north-korea-demands-dissolution-un-command-south-korea
  7. News - China

    Tibetan leader accuses China of ‘sham’ trials

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 11:51am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... because repression is the cause of self-immolation,” Sangay told The Associated Press. He said he had asked Tibetans around the world not to celebrate the Lunar New Year this month out of respect ... to overseas Tibetan rights groups. A court in the southwestern province of Sichuan sentenced a Tibetan man to death with a two-year reprieve and gave his nephew a 10-year prison sentence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1141777/tibetan-leader-accuses-china-sham-trials
  8. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Judgment day for Bonds, Clemens, Sosa at Hall

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 07:26am by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York There’s a chance the podium under the chandeliers in the gold-and-ivory-coloured Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unused. With the cloud ... rendering a news conference unnecessary. About 600 people are eligible to vote in the BBWAA election, all members of the organisation for 10 consecutive years at any point. Results will be announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1123678/judgment-day-bonds-clemens-sosa-hall
  9. News - China

    Untangling the Wen family's web of riches

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... to the 2007 cable. In the winter of that year, just before he began his second term as premier, Wen called for new measures to fight corruption, particularly among high-ranking officials. The speech ... The New York Times in Beijing The premier's relatives control US$2.7 billion in assets, much of it hidden behind a complex network of holdings, business records show The Wens' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1070742/untangling-wen-familys-web-riches
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Children who smoke menthol cigarettes more likely to get addicted, study finds

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 10:51am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Children who experiment with menthol cigarettes are more likely to become habitual smokers than their peers who start out with the regular variety, according to a US ... cent more likely to become regular smokers over the next few years, compared to those experimenting with regular cigarettes. Menthol is added to cigarettes to give them a minty “refreshing” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1073814/children-who-smoke-menthol-cigarettes-more-likely-get-addicted-study

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