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Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 3:31PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, says its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew....

Is China’s love affair with Western fast food at an end?

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 12:28PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

In a country overrun with hole-in-the-wall restaurants and mutton-selling street vendors, Western food chains in China have come to represent prosperity and social advancement. The Chinese domestic food market has become so riddled with food violations and health scandals that the likes of McDonald's and KFC offer more than just standard Western foods - they offer foods with Western standards. ...

Xi bolsters Latin America ties with string of lucrative deals

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 10:26AM UTC Comments Off Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, and China's President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony at Revolution Palace in Havana, Cuba this week. Pic: AP.

China's President Xi Jinping wrapped up a four-country tour of Latin America this week after signing a string of lucrative deals, further challenging the United States’ long-running economic dominance in the region....

3 patients at Chinese nursing home castrated

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 5:18PM UTC Comments Off 3 patients at Chinese nursing home castrated

BEIJING (AP) — Police in northeastern China have detained a man accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home. The official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday that two of the patients at the home in Qinggang County in Heilongjiang province were bedridden and the third was mentally handicapped. It said...

Tropical storm Matmo batters eastern China

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 5:10PM UTC Comments Off A motorcyclist passes under a fallen in Taipei, Taiwan where Typhoon Matmo struck earlier. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Typhoon Matmo is bringing stormy weather to parts of eastern China on the heels of another typhoon that killed at least 56 people....

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