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  • GOP throws up impeachment shield around Trump

    05/20/2019 6:18:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2019 | Stephen Collinson
    Republicans are moving fast to squelch Justin Amash's rebellion against Donald Trump before his conclusion that the President "engaged in impeachable conduct" -- the first by a GOP lawmaker -- can gather momentum. But Democrats who want a more hardline strategy against the President are seizing on the Michigan congressman's sudden intervention to pile pressure on their own leaders for tougher action. Amash's act of conscience on Saturday sparked immediate speculation over whether a tiny leak in the Republican dam could grow into a torrent of support running away from the President.
  • Police raid activist dinner party in China

    05/13/2014 11:44:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2014 2:18 AM EDT
    Chinese police broke up a dinner party attended by activists in the eastern city of Hangzhou Tuesday night and detained a dozen people, according to an activist who attended the dinner. Activist and blogger Wang Wusi said he and another 10 people were released after spending about two hours in police custody. He said police held Wen Kejian until Wednesday morning, when he was released although without his cell phone or computer. Wen is a signatory of Charter 08, a document calling for democracy and the end of one-party rule in China. …
  • China Property Collapse Has Begun

    04/15/2014 8:03:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 13, 2014 | by Gordon B. Chang
    Nothing is going right for Hangzhou at this moment. Walmart will be closing its Zhaohui store in that city on April 23 as a part of its overall plan to dump marginal locations—about 9% of the total—in China. Thanks to the world’s largest retailer, another large block of space in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, will go on the market at a time when there is generally too much supply. The problem is especially pronounced in the city’s premium office market. Hangzhou’s Grade A office buildings at the end of 2013 had, according to Jones Lang LaSalle, an average...
  • Gays & Straights [In China] Fight HIV/AIDS

    07/27/2010 8:10:24 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 8 replies
    Shanghai Daily ^ | July 27, 2010 | Xu WenWen
    "I'm HIV-positive and I'm gay. Now you may ask questions," says Murong Feng, a 32-year-old AIDS activist speaking recently at an AIDS education event at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. Some students stand up and applaud. Some go to the stage to embrace him or shake his hand. This is the high point of a series of discussions and activities to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. . . . . (Snip) . . . . China's Ministry of Health reported in late 2009 that the number of HIV-infected people and those with AIDS has been steadily increasing over the past...
  • China Olympics - An American tourist killed by a Chinese assailant in Beijing

    08/09/2008 1:25:31 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 50 replies · 560+ views
    AFP via translation | August 9, 2008
    via translation- ALERT - An American tourist killed by a Chinese in Beijing BEIJING - An American tourist was killed Saturday in Beijing by Chinese who then committed suicide in the aftermath of the early Olympic Games, announced the China New Agency.
  • Chinese Tires Blamed for Fatal Van Accident

    06/25/2007 3:50:23 PM PDT · by ears_to_hear · 50 replies · 2,096+ views
    consumer affairs ^ | 6/25/07 | Million Similar Tires Sold in U.S.
    First it was pet food, then toothpaste, then toy trains. Now it's tires. A lawsuit blames cheap Chinese tires for a fatal traffic accident in Pennsylvania. The suit says tread separation caused a cargo van carrying four passengers to crash, killing two passengers and injuring the other two. The light truck tires were sold under the names Westlake, Telluride, Compass and YKS... The case is reminiscent of the huge Firestone tire recall of 2000, when faulty tires were blamed for a series of accidents and rollovers, many involving the Ford Explorer. "This is a prime example of a private lawsuit...
  • Chen warns of China 'mandate' to invade

    07/31/2004 2:45:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies · 1,192+ views
    Singapore Strait Times ^ | 7/31/04 | Singapore Strait Times
    TAIPEI - Proposed Chinese legislation that would give a mandate for the reunification of Taiwan with the mainland would provide a legal basis for an attack on the island, Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has said. Mr Chen, speaking for the first time on the mainland's proposal to adopt a reunification law, said he was very concerned about it. 'China is undertaking a legal battle. If Taiwan does not follow, it will undertake a military battle,' he was quoted by the United Daily News as saying during a visit to the southern county of Tainan late on Thursday. 'The reunification law...