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  • Chinese leader takes broad yet selective aim at corruption

    When it comes to fighting government corruption, few Chinese leaders have had as ruthless a reputation as Emperor Hongwu, founder of the Ming Dynasty. After taking the throne in the 14th century, he embarked on a fierce cleanup campaign, executing tainted...
  • China services sector booms in June, suggest economy steadying

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Activity in China's services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 15 months in June, a private survey showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs that the broader economy is stabilizing. The services purchasing managers' index (PMI)...
  • News to use: Travel tips and trips

    News to use: Travel tips and trips
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently: CruiseBrothers.com has Bermuda cruises on Holland America Line in May and June 2015 priced from $799 per person double occupancy....
  • The average Chinese motorist loses 9 days a year stuck in traffic

     
    Filed under: China, Etc. Sitting at a complete stop in traffic might be one of the worst sensations in the world, and navigation system maker TomTom knows all about it. The company has been creating an annual traffic jam index for several years now, but...
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • La policía dispersa a manifestantes en el distrito financiero de Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Cientos de policías dispersaron el miércoles por la fuerza a manifestantes que pateaban y gritaban desde el distrito financiero de Hong Kong, donde permanecían tras una demostración masiva en demanda de más democracia de los...
  • 'War and Gold' explains the chaotic history of money

    "War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt" by Kwasi Kwarteng; Public Affairs/Perseus Books (442 pages, $28.99) One of my souvenirs is a note from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. I paid a vendor in Victoria Falls $3 for it, and that...
  • How far will China's president take his anti-corruption crusade?

    BEIJING When Xi Jinping assumed China's top leadership post last year, skeptics doubted he'd follow through on vows to crack down on "tigers" and "flies" corrupt high-level officials and lowly bureaucrats. After all, the Chinese people have heard official...
  • Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies

    Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies
    Japan on Tuesday announced a reinterpretation of its pacifist post-World War II Constitution that allows the country's military to help defend the United States and other allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the decision by the Cabinet to adjust the...
  • China's Xi to visit South Korea, suggesting impatience with North

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Korea on Thursday, and in a break with tradition, he will visit South Korea instead of China’s old ally in the North. Chinese presidents have visited Pyongyang before Seoul since South...
  • Police arrest 511 after Hong Kong democracy rally

    Police arrest 511 after Hong Kong democracy rally
    Police in Hong Kong on Wednesday arrested at least 511 demonstrators who refused to leave city streets following one of the largest pro-democracy protests in the former British territory since its return to Chinese rule in 1997. Demonstrators were...