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Chinese official's alleged $33 million bribe stash rivals Eiffel Tower

Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of bribe-taking, in the country’s largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday. If all that money was in 100 yuan notes, China’s largest cash denomination, it ...

In Guangdong, nervy Chinese ramp up Ebola watch

Oct 31, 2014

In Guangdong, nervy Chinese ramp up Ebola watch

by Yimou Lee

Chinese authorities have identified the southern province of Guangdong, home to Asia’s biggest African population, as a front line in their efforts to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from entering mainland China. The province, bordering Hong Kong, has proven susceptible to infectious diseases in ...

Oct 31, 2014

North Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter. ...

Oct 29, 2014

'Let him jump,' Chinese say over scam involving suicide

A Chinese man has staged repeated suicide attempts to extort cash, reports said Wednesday, provoking some online commentators to applaud his business acumen, while others called on him to jump to his death. The 47-year-old, surnamed Li, was pictured on different sets of scaffolding ...