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China's dog meat festival draws rare criticism

Jun 23, 2015

China's dog meat festival draws rare criticism

For many residents of the town of Yulin in southern China, the peak of summer is the perfect time to get together with family and friends — and consume copious amounts of dog meat. Thousands of dogs are expected to end up on the ...

China slams 'Western misconceptions' of its role in WWII

Jun 23, 2015

China slams 'Western misconceptions' of its role in WWII

Western countries have a lack of appreciation about China’s sacrifices and contributions during World War II, a senior official said Tuesday, as the government outlined plans for a military parade through central Beijing to mark the war’s end. Sino-Japan relations have long been affected ...

Heat wave kills 400 in Karachi; rain expected

Jun 23, 2015

Heat wave kills 400 in Karachi; rain expected

A devastating heat wave has killed more than 400 people in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi over the past three days, health officials said on Tuesday, as paramilitaries set up emergency medical camps in the streets. The heat wave, which coincides with major power ...

China aims to challenge U.S. dominance in air and space

Jun 23, 2015

China aims to challenge U.S. dominance in air and space

China is mounting a serious effort to challenge U.S. military superiority in air and space, forcing the Pentagon to seek new technologies and systems to stay ahead of its rapidly developing rival, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Monday. The Pentagon’s chief operating officer, ...