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How I Made It: Stephen Cheung went from cutting threads in a sweatshop to cutting global trade deals
The gig: Stephen Cheung, 37, is president of World Trade Center Los Angeles, which is charged with promoting local businesses overseas and attracting foreign investment to the region. Before that, Cheung worked as director of international trade for the Port of L.A. and served as an aide to two...
1177 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles County California China Chinese language Overseas Chinese Hong Kong Standard Mandarin Han Chinese Los Angeles
China Jan. bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013
BEIJING (AP) - China's national health authority says an outbreak of bird flu killed 79 people around the country in January, the highest monthly death toll from the H7N9 strain in at least three years. More than 250 cases of H7N9 flu have been reported to the National Health and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | People's Republic of China Standard Mandarin Hong Kong Guangzhou Shanghai Beijing Economy of the People's Republic of China China
‘God of war & wealth’ bombed with fireworks in shocking Taiwanese ritual (VIDEO)
Chinese New Year celebrations have come to an end in spectacular fashion, particularly on the island of Taiwan, where Taitung City residents have been busy 'bombing' Master Handan. Read Full Article at
144 points by Russia Today | God Chinese New Year People's Republic of China Standard Mandarin Fireworks Religion China Taiwan Province
Missing China billionaire taken from Hong Kong hotel in wheelchair: source
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Missing China-born billionaire Xiao Jianhua was whisked in a wheelchair from a luxury Hong Kong hotel in the early hours of Jan 27 with his head covered, a source close to the businessman told Reuters.
417 points by Reuters | Mainland China China Hong Kong People's Republic of China Mainland Chinese language Standard Mandarin Economy of the People's Republic of China
Jitters in Hong Kong over billionaire's disappearance
Reported abduction of Xiao Jianhua by Chinese agents unnveres businessmen with links to semi-autonomous territory.
610 points by Al Jazeera English | People's Republic of China Standard Mandarin Qing Dynasty Hong Kong China Mandarin Chinese Chinese language Mainland China
Chinese-language films soar over national Mid-Autumn Festival holiday
The film “A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three” topped China’s box office last week, grossing $37.7 million in its opening five days.  The Chinese-Hong Kong fantasy-comedy film, directed by Jeffrey Lau, grossed $6.26 million on its first day, Sept. 14, according to data from film industry consulting firm...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Film Hong Kong Movie theater Chinese language China Standard Mandarin Han Chinese Box office