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Premier Li Keqiang and the leaders of the Greater Mekong Subregion Summit join hands against poverty in Bangkok in 2014.
The U.N. Mission to Alleviate Extreme Poverty Worldwide by 2030

Chinese President Xi Jinping was evidently struck by the severe poverty that he witnessed on his first domestic inspection tour of 2015 in the Yunnan Province in mid-January.

A man surfs the Internet on his laptop at a cafe in China.
China Under Fire for Internet Regulations Seen in the West

Although the recent VPN issue regarding China has led to further discussion of Beijing's democratic credentials, the topic is by no means new.

Baby’s day out? Toddler takes the bus alone in China
Baby on board: Toddler takes the bus alone in China

A rather unnerving video out of Changsha showing a baby climbing on to a public bus while his family is nowhere to be seen has made waves online.

First Lady Michelle Obama (L) is greeted before a presentation on free speech at Peking University.
China’s Critics Are 'Western Public Crying for Attention'

It seems the morale of Xinhua, the official press agency of the People's Republic of China, has been bolstered by the praise received by Premier Li Keqiang at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, last week.

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A Chinese woman smokes a cigarette.
Big Tobacco Targets Chinese Females in the ‘She Economy’

The start of 2015 is a news-filled period for China. The economy is in a period of slower growth, the government is acting upon discussions with international counterparts regarding large-scale projects, the environment is high on Beijing's agenda (with President Xi Jinping likening it to one's own life) and tobacco-smoking reforms are due to take effect.

Bill Maher
‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle Hating Iraqi ‘Savages’ Is Not Very Christian: Bill Maher

It appears that stand-up comedian Bill Maher and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are on the same page when it comes to the Clint Eastwood film “American Sniper.”

Married couples in China.
Is There a Connection Between Millennial Attitudes and China’s Marriage Rate?

In the days leading up to China's annual Spring Festival, a Beijing freelance writer attempted to reconcile parents and unmarried children this week, as young Chinese throughout the country anticipate the inevitable "So, have you met anyone yet?" conversation.

A Chinese woman wears a mask outside the Forbidden City due to heavy haze.
Greenpeace Joins Forces with Chinese Filmmaker in Fight Against Air Pollution

In addition to the announcement of its most recent data on air pollution in China, Greenpeace released a short film by notable Chinese director Jia Zhangke on Thursday.

China is expected to receive remittances from overseas Chinese worth $66 billion, according to the World Bank.
World’s Economies Anticipate RMB Internationalization

As part of his historic appearance at the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting this week, China's Premier Li Keqiang sealed an agreement with the Swiss government.

Kaci Fennell
Miss Jamaica Tops 10 Most Beautiful Miss Universe 2014 Contestants List

Before they battle it out on the Miss Universe 2014 coronation night on Jan. 25, 88 beauty queens from all over the world competed during the preliminary competition on Jan. 21 in Doral, Miami, where 15 semi-finalists will be chosen.

A Chinese economy expert has predicted an upcoming decline in the country's automotive industry.
China’s Automotive Industry to Experience Decline in 2015, Says Expert

A Chinese economy expert predicts a decline in China’s automotive sector in 2015 as the country’s economic growth had been reportedly nailed at only 7.4 percent last year.

Pope Francis
Filipino Author Calls Pope Francis Evil, Challenges Him To ‘Sparring Duel UFC Style’

While Pope Francis was in the Philippines for the final leg of his Asian tour, Filipino Marlene Aguilar took to Facebook to call him a demon’s minion.

Chevrolet Silverado
Oregon Man, 27, Sandwiched Between 2 Trucks Survives In His Chevy Silverado

Kaleb Whitby, 27, was driving a Chevy Silverado when he was sandwiched between two colliding trucks. Miraculously, the only injuries were only a few scratches on his right hand and a bruise on his left eyebrow, CNN reported.

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