Small Explosion at U.S. Embassy in Beijing

From the Washington Post.

Explosion outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing injures the suspected bomber

July 26 

 A 26-year-old man detonated a homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, injuring only himself and filling the air with smoke, police and witnesses said. Continue reading Small Explosion at U.S. Embassy in Beijing

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Chinese Government Limits Actors’ Pay

From The Guardian.  Link to the article is at the end of this post.

China caps film star pay, citing ‘money worship’ and fake contracts

Lead actors’ pay packets restricted to 70% of total wages for the cast of a show

‘Yin-yang’ contracts said to belong to Fan Bingbing were posted online.
 ‘Yin-yang’ contracts said to belong to Fan Bingbing were posted online. Photograph: Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

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Chinese Warships Conduct Drills Near Taiwan

Article from Reuters.  Link to the article is at the end.  Reuters is a great source for honest news.

JUNE 26, 2018

Chinese warships drill in waters near Taiwan

Reuters Staff

BEIJING (Reuters) – A formation of Chinese warships has been holding daily combat drills for more than a week in waters near Taiwan, China’s state media said on Tuesday, amid heightened tension between Beijing and the self-ruled island.

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Singles Day Sales Hit Record High in 2017

From the New York Times.  Visit the source (link on the title) to see more images.

Alibaba’s Singles Day Sales Hit New Record of $25.3 Billion

On the eve of the annual Singles Day event in China, deliverymen sorted packages in Beijing.CreditFred Dufour/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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Trump’s Meeting with Xi Jinping on Asia Trip

From CNN.  Visit the source for videos and related articles.

Trump: ‘I don’t blame China’ for taking advantage of US on trade

Beijing (CNN) President Donald Trump lavished praise on China for the very trade practices he once lambasted as unfair during a remarkable morning session in Beijing.

Emerging after two hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump said he doesn’t fault China for taking advantage of differences between the way the two countries do business. Continue reading Trump’s Meeting with Xi Jinping on Asia Trip