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Greece to help ‘hundreds’ of Chinese leave Libya

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 11:57AM UTC Greece to help ‘hundreds’ of Chinese leave Libya

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greece government official says his country will help China with the evacuation of “hundreds” of its citizens from escalating violence in Libya. The official, who asked not to be named because details of the operation are still being finalized, told The Associated Press Thursday that

China denies it hacked Canadian research council

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 10:32AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China says Canada’s accusation that it was behind the hacking of a Canadian technology development organization is groundless and irresponsible.

Will Asian investors trade their gold for bitcoin?

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 8:17AM UTC Pic: AP.

Recent overlaps between gold markets and crypto-currencies are causing a few waves in the digital currency world and as Asian gold imports continue at pace, investors in the region will be keeping an eye on bitcoin market movements.

China’s new eco-conscious vegetarians

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 6:00AM UTC A curiously named vegetarian restaurant in Shanghai. Pic: James Trosh (Flickr CC)

In March I wrote about how meat and dairy consumption are rising rapidly in Asia and how the mass production of these foods is creating new and greater concerns in terms of animal welfare, human health and the environment. But while the growth of industrial farming is taking place in China, India and Southeast Asia, there is also a new counter movement of environmentally aware vegetarians and vegans.

China: Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti indicted for separatism

By Thu, Jul 31, 2014 3:50PM UTC Ilham Tohti. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken Chinese minority scholar has been indicted on separatism charges amid continuing anti-government violence in the country’s far west.

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