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CAUTION: Recalled "Deadly Cabinets" are still for sale in China

on 07/06/2016 - 04:55 pm

Last week Ikea announced that it was recalling almost 36 million chests and dressers in the US and Canada that were blamed for the deaths of at least six children. Customers who bought the furniture after 2002 in North America, where the children were crushed, are eligible for a partial refund.
 
Chinese consumers have been outraged since learning that China would NOT be included in the recall.
 
Ikea claims it is justified since its products meet the safety standards in China. "The chests and dressers confirm to all local regulations and standards," Xian Jiaxin, a company spokeswoman in Guangzhou, said in an interview. She confirmed that the furniture in question is still ...

Three Chinese Warships Heading to the South China Sea Ahead of UN Ruling

on 07/04/2016 - 06:47 pm

The Maritime Safety Administration of China posted a notice on it's official web site yesterday warning that China will hold military exercises in the South China Sea this week from Tuesday July 5th to Monday July 11th and that all civilian vessels will be prohibited from entering those area.
 
The timing is suspicious as it comes as the The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague is preparing it's decision on the South China Sea in the case initiated by the Philippines against China. Analysts are saying the drills are meant for peacekeeping while showing that China is capable of defending its territorial sovereignty. The exercises will end just one day before the UN arbitration c ...

China Regulates Dancing / Dancers Recruited in Narco Ops

on 07/02/2016 - 11:30 am

Across China, citizens have grown increasingly frustrated with what many have called a public nuisance. Some have taken it upon themselves to try to stop what Global Times has reported as 100 million people engaging in public square dancing.
 
In 2013, one man in Beijing fired a shotgun into the air and set dogs after these dancers; Wuhan residents have thown faeces at them; and most recently, a man from Guangxi shot a granny in the leg using a makeshift air gun.
 
Apparently, the government has had enough. Last week, the China Daily reported on the new five-year fitness plan that will set specific guidelines for these public dancing rituals. "Chinese square dancing, known for ...

Taiwan Fires Missile at China on it's Communist Party's 95th Anniversary

on 07/01/2016 - 06:08 pm

According to NBC News, a Taiwanese naval ship accidentally fired a supersonic missile towards China on Friday afternoon local time. A state-run news agency said that the captain of a nearby Taiwanese fishing boat was killed.
 
Taiwan's Central News Agency reports that the missle was launched during a training exercise while docked at a harbor in the southern port city of Kaohsiung and landed in waters around 46 miles to the northwest. The missile had a range of 200 miles but did not cross the Taiwan Strait's median line, which separates the two countries.
 
China's Central News Agency released a navy statement: "The mishap was likely caused by human error and that those respons ...