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A woman talks on a mobile phone next to some anti-government posters at an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Friday. Pic: AP.

CUHK poll shows waning support for Hong Kong protests

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 1:42PM UTC Comments Off A woman talks on a mobile phone next to some anti-government posters at an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Friday. Pic: AP.

Just one month ago, protests in Hong Kong were in full swing: it was mid-October, and fresh clashes between the protesters and the police were taking place in both Admiralty and Mongkok. Even then, however, some worried that fatigue could take a toll on activists and nuisances created by the protest might erode the public’s patience. Those worries have now become a reality, as a poll by the Chinese University of Hong Kong recently showed....

NSA director: China can damage US power grid

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:52AM UTC Comments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — China and “one or two” other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks to shut down the electric grid in parts of the United States. That’s according to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. The possibility of such cyberattacks by U.S. adversaries...

Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:49AM UTC Comments Off Chinese tourists visit a shopping center in Costa Mesa, California. Pic: AP.

NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change that allows Chinese visitors to come in and out of the United States multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to America's tourism industry. Estimates put the potential economic impact at up to $85 billion by 2021....

China arrests 39 in scam targeting Malaysians

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:51AM UTC Comments Off China arrests 39 in scam targeting Malaysians

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say police have busted a telephone scam ring that tricked Malaysians into wiring them money. The official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday police arrested 39 people in southern Guangdong province and confiscated ill-gotten and other funds worth more than 60 million yuan ($10 million). It says the ring was...

7 killed in China hospital knife attack

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 3:32PM UTC Comments Off 7 killed in China hospital knife attack

BEIJING (AP) — China’s official Xinhua News Agency reports that six nurses and one janitor have been killed in a knife attack at a hospital in a northeastern resort town favored by the country’s Communist Party elite. Xinhua said a 27-yead-old man was believed to have carried out the attack Thursday morning in Beidaihe, about...

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