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Doctor becomes NYC's first Ebola patient
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Three others are quarantined after a doctor who worked in Africa tests positive for the virus.

China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank
Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei gives a speech during the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China and 21 other Asian nations have signed on to the new international bank opposed by Washington as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.(AP Photo/Takaki Yajima, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.
Canadian couple accused of spying in China held in near isolation
Peter Garratt, one of the sons of Canadian couple Kevin and Julia Dawn Garratt who are being investigated in China for threatening national security, stands outside his parents' coffee shop as he talks to Reuters journalists in Dandong, Liaoning provinceBy Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - A Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea has been kept in near isolation for more than 80 days, their son said, and they have repeatedly been denied access to legal counsel. Treatment of the couple, who are being h...
China and 20 other countries sign MOU on regional bank
Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (R) toasts with guests at the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 24, 2014China and 20 other countries moved forward on Friday towards setting up an Asian infrastructure lender seen as a counterweight to Western-backed international development banks.
China one of top 3 destinations for expats
Many Chinese want to emigrate, but plenty of expats are happy heading the opposite direction.
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Survey Says: China Expats dig cost of living, unpleased with health & education
InterNations.org has recently released the results of their Expat Insider Survey 2014, a polling of nearly 14,000 expats around the globe which aims to “provide a comprehensive picture of life abroad: Focusing on the general quality of life, it identifies the most popular expat destinations. Topics covered include work, family, relationships and romance, ...

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China property decline continues - Financial Times

China property decline continues
Financial Times
In the third quarter China's economy registered its slowest pace of expansion since the depths of the global financial crisis, largely as a result of the property market slowdown. With 7.3 per cent growth in the third quarter from the same period a year earlier, the ...

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Facebook Hits The Same Wall As Apple In China
The leaders of Facebook and Apple were in China this past week on separate missions with the same goal: gain better transparency and more access to the Chinese market. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was in Beijing for an event at a local university, and Apple's Tim Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to review […]

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Air pollution policy making and social media in Beijing, 2011-2013
This article is by Johan van de Ven, whose undergraduate dissertation at Oxford University examined the effects of factors such as environmental movements, diplomacy and social media on air pollution policy-making in China. In a study conducted from June to December 2013, I quantitatively and qualitatively examined a variety of social media and mainstream media articles related to air pollution  and compared the results with government statements and policy making events, with the aim of answering the question: Was social media primarily responsible for government action on air pollution in China?
The results of a Baidu.com image search for 雾霾 (wumai), the Chinese characters for smog.  The results of a Baidu.com image search for 雾霾 (wumai), the Chinese characters for smog. PM2.5
Surrounded on three sides by mountains and in close proximity to a large number of coal-fired power plants, Beijing has been afflicted by serious air pollution for many years. This pollution is exacerbated by the rapidly increasing number of cars in the Chinese capital, but only since 2011 has t...

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Apple Pay and China
The recent concerns of Apple Pay helping itself to more than one payment of a user’s registered card could be a big issue for China, where “money con men” are serious issues. Too often are there cases reported of people who have been tricked — and nearly bankrupted — by those con men. Apple finds itself in a very precarious situation in China. A recent hack, which involved its iCloud service in China, comes after it launched the iPhone 6 late, likely due to security concerns (not the concerns you’d think Apple’d be concerned about!). Having also being chased by Communist Party-dictated media in the annual 15 March “consumer awareness and rights gala”, the last thing Apple would probably want to do is to rub more consumers the wrong way — by emptying their bank accounts more times than they gave Apple authorisation to do so. China’s “card world” is also hopelessly outdated. The sight of dot-matrix printers taking a long time to finish the printing of a receipt is not something that i...

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China climbs to 88th in the latest FIFA rankings
&$ BEIJING, Oct. 24 -- China climbed to 88th on the October edition of the overall FIFA world rankings, nine positions higher than last month, according to the FIFA website. China also made it to the top 10 on the continental table, ranking ninth by overtaking Qatar, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. The Chinese men's team played two warm-up games in October and won both. China beat Thailand 3-0 on October 10 in Changsha, which was taken as a revenge for last year's 5-1 ...

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