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Village Petition to Banish HIV-positive Boy becomes Controversial

Village Petition to Banish HIV-positive Boy becomes Controversial

Villagers in China's Sichuan province have asked authorities concerned to keep an HIV positive boy, 8, in isolation. The petition by villagers has become a controversial matter in China.

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Smartphone extravaganza in 2014; big-screen handsets became popular

Smartphone extravaganza in 2014; big-screen handsets became popular

The year 2014 witnessed an extravaganza of sorts on the smartphone front; with several noteworthy handsets having been launched by major vendors like Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony and Xiaomi. In addition, the year also marked the definitive arrival of Chinese handset makers in the Indian market.

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Beijing Marathon runners wear masks to keep smog away

Beijing Marathon runners wear masks to keep smog away

In spite of substantial infection covering Beijing on Sunday, a worldwide marathon proceeded, with face covers and wipes among the supplies utilized by contenders to fight the exhaust cloud.

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Carnival to Relocate its CEO Alan Buckelew to Shanghai

Carnival to Relocate its CEO Alan Buckelew to Shanghai

Asia holds great importance for Carnival Corp owing to which, the world's largest cruise operator is shifting its chief operating officer to Shanghai from Miami.

China needs to get Serious about tackling its Carbon Emissions

China needs to get Serious about tackling its Carbon Emissions

For the first time, China has emitted greenhouse gases more than the European Union on per capita basis. In fact, it emits more than America and the EU combined.

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Four-storey electronics mall in Shenzhen sells stacks of old iPhones every day

Four-storey electronics mall in Shenzhen sells stacks of old iPhones every day

In a four-storey electronics mall in Chinese city Shenzhen, stacks of old iPhones are sold every day. Despite the fact that Shenzhen is the city where millions of new Apple devices are produced at huge manufacturing plants, it is also one of China's biggest grey markets, catering to countless Chinese customers who desire an iPhone but cannot afford to purchase a new one.

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China Sinopec unit to sell 30% stake in Retail arm

China Sinopec unit to sell 30% stake in Retail arm

According to a Hong Kong stock exchange announcement, China's biggest Petrochemical Corp Sinopec has struck a deal with 25 local and foreign investors to sell 30% stake in its retail arm.

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Alibaba chooses NYSE over NASDAQ

Alibaba chooses NYSE over NASDAQ

Two years after Facebook's glitch-ridden $16 billion market debut, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, a privately owned Hangzhou-based group of Internet-based commerce businesses, doubts about NASDAQ's technology's ability to handle its $21 billion initial public offering.

NASDAQ systems collapsed under tremendous volume of orders on the first day of trading in Facebook's shares in 2012. Since then, NASDAQ's reputation is under threat.

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China asks Microsoft to explain its software’s ‘compatibility and bundling issues’ within 20 days

China asks Microsoft to explain its software’s ‘compatibility and bundling issue

According to a China Daily report, China's latest antitrust investigations have hit US software giant Microsoft. As a part of the antitrust investigations into Microsoft's business practices in China, the company has been asked by the Chinese officials to explain what they have called 'compatibility and bundling issues' with its software.

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China sets up new bureau to enhance real estate tax system

China sets up new bureau to enhance real estate tax system

In a bid to augment its land management regulations, China recently set up a Bureau of Real Estate Registration that will roll out a national system of real estate registration.

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