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Beijing's Streets: Anything but Pedestrian

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Like elsewhere in Chinese life, pedestrians have accepted their place on Beijing's streets. They've embraced patience. I, on the other hand, find myself regularly glaring at unsuspecting drivers, unaffected, as they wiz past me, tires barely missing my toes.

These Photos Of Beijing's Color Run Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Elliott Snyder | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

Few events make for a better photo op than a Color Run. Several thousands of people took part in the paint race's first edition in Beijing, China, on ...

Chinese Police Say Activist Suspicious Death Was Suicide

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

BEIJING — Police concluded a Chinese activist found hanging in his hospital room committed suicide, dismissing allegations of foul play from his...

LOOK: D.C.'s Sister Cities Around The World

Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When you cross the city limits of plenty of locales around the nation, you'll see signs announcing sister-city relationships with places...

LOOK: China's Incredible Mushroom Cloud

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

A mushroom-like cloud was spotted over Beijing last week, closely resembling the explosion of an atomic bomb, reports China Daily. The huge cloud e...

Angry Crowd Shouts, Throws Eggs At Beijing Apple Store After iPhone 4S Launch Delayed

AP | JOE MCDONALD | Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology

BEIJING — Raw eggs splattered and streaked the gleaming windows of Beijing's Apple store Friday, hurled by angry and frustrated shoppers when th...

WATCH:Elite Triathlete Wins Race For Sick Teammate

AP | Danielle Cadet | Posted 09.16.2011 | Impact

Lucas Verzbicas put his own long-distance running ambitions on hold to win a gold medal for a friend who was diagnosed with cancer, the Associated Pre...

How Chinese Inflation Could Impact The U.S.

The New York Times | Keith Bradsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- When garment buyers from New York show up next month at China's annual trade shows to bargain over next autumn's fashions, many will face s...

Beijing launches lunar probe

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China launched an unmanned lunar probe yesterday....

Annexed by China - for good or ill

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

To the casual visitor, the most obvious sign of China in Africa is also the most fleeting indication of the country's deepening engagement with the c...

Upgrades and Downgrades: Hewlett-Packard Finds A Friend

Minyanville | Minyanville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stocks resumed their tug of war when the worst August in nine years was quickly followed by the strongest start to September since 1998. Robust manuf...

The ten-day traffic jam driving China mad

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a list of the top places to spend the summer, a motorway just outside Beijing beneath a pall of smog and battered by ferocious heat would probably...

Elderly Farmer Recaptured

Radio Free Asia | Radio Free Asia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Uyghur man runs afoul of Chinese authorities on his 11th trip to protest in Beijing....

Beijing Hooters Is Nothing to Hoot About

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

Distortion is often present in the foreign media about China. Facts are adjusted or ignored in order to tell a simple story that fits neatly with readers' pre-conceived notions and fears.

Beijing Will Install Giant Deodorant Guns To Battle Landfill Smell

The Guardian | Jonathan Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Beijing is to install 100 deodorant guns at a stinking landfill site on the edge of the city in a bid to dampen complaints about the capital's rubbish...

Beijing Sandstorm 2010: PHOTOS Of Major China Storm

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A major Beijing sandstorm is blasting the Chinese capital today, March 20, 2010 -- the most severe sandstorm in China this year, according to scientis...

In global recession, China continues breakneck expansion

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China predicted that it would achieve over 8 percent growth this year, and indeed the economic superpower has fulfilled its growth target. In fact, Ch...

China opposes sending Goldstone report to UN Security Council

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China will oppose discussing the Goldstone report at the United Nations Security Council, Chinese members of parliament told a delegation of visiting ...

7,500 tax dodgers apply for IRS amnesty program

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Some 7,500 international tax dodgers have applied for an amnesty program that promises no jail time and reduced penalties for tax cheats who come forward, the Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday.

The tax dodgers were hiding money in more than 70 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. Accounts ranged from just over $10,000 to more than $100 million.

Response to the program has been unprecedented, IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said.

"The whole idea of this program was to get people in and get them on the right side of the law," Shulman said.

The IRS long has had a policy that certain tax evaders who come forward before they are contacted by the agency usually can avoid jail time as long as they agree to pay back taxes, interest and hefty penalties. Drug dealers and money launderers need not apply. But if the money was earned legally, tax evaders can usually avoid criminal prosecution.

Chinese hit back in row over Briton's execution

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The execution of British citizen Akmal Shaikh by China sparked a diplomatic war of words between London and Beijing today. ...

Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stories compiled by Gizem Yarbil, Connie Kargbo, Channtal Fleischfresser, Christine Kiernan, Ivette Feliciano, and Mohammad al-Kassim, and edited by ...

Chinese leader dashes hope for sanctions against Iran

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday that his country intends to strengthen its cooperation with Iran, an indication Beijing would oppose growing ...

China tests interceptor missile

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

News of test comes on heels of Beijing's objections over US missile sales to Taiwan....

Today: Chinese stealing U.S. secrets, Europe elects leader

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stories compiled by Gizem Yarbil, Connie Kargbo, Channtal Fleischfresser, Christine Kiernan, Ivette Feliciano, and Mohammad al-Kassim, and edited by ...

China: We oppose sending Goldstone report to UN Security Council

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China will oppose discussing the Goldstone report at the United Nations Security Council, Chinese members of parliament told a delegation of visiting ...