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1.8 mn social networking accounts shut in China's antipornography crackdown

Sep 20, 2014

1.8 mn social networking accounts shut in China's antipornography crackdown

China's Cyperspace Administration has closed nearly 1.8 million accounts on social networking and instant messaging services since it launched its antipornography campaign in April, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. #Social Networking #China #Communist Party #Instant messaging #pornogrpahy #antipornography crackdow
Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State

Sep 20, 2014

Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State

DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighbouring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into Turkey. Thousands of Kurds crossed the frontier on Friday, fearing an imminent attack on the border town of Ayn alArab, known as Kobani in Kurdish, as Islamic State (IS) fighters advanced after seizing dozens of nearby villages over the past two days. "I call on the international community to use every means as soon as possible to protect Kobani," Barzani, the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, said in a statement #facebook #China #Japan #Syria #Technology #markets #United Kingdom #Turkey #Mexico
German Muslims condemn Islamic State in nationwide day of prayer

Sep 20, 2014

German Muslims condemn Islamic State in nationwide day of prayer

BERLIN (Reuters) German Muslims condemned the actions of Islamic State in a nationwide day of prayer on Friday and vowed to stem the tide of youngsters heading to join radical militants in Syria and Iraq. In Berlin, where Friday prayers spilled out onto a busy central street, politicians and nonMuslims joined about a thousand faithful to protest against the radical Islamists. #United States #India #China #Syria #Technology #France #Russia #Italy #Argentina #Mexico
Russian vote monitor denounces London pressure in Scottish "no" vote

Sep 20, 2014

Russian vote monitor denounces London pressure in Scottish "no" vote

MOSCOW (Reuters) The director of a proKremlin vote monitoring agency which sent observers to Scotland's referendum denounced the result on Friday, saying Scots were pressured into rejecting independence to avoid comparisons with Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine. "All strength and resources were thrown into preventing Scotland from splitting, and people were de facto threatened that if they secede...there will be all sorts of troubles," said Georgy Fyodorov, head of a Russian vote monitoring group. #United States #India #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion

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Bidding for 2024 Olympics would only fuel corruption in India

Jan 14, 2014

Bidding for 2024 Olympics would only fuel corruption in India

I think it is time to lose the "Superpower vanity" we Indians have and get down to the business of getting our hands dirty doing real work. That is how you will convince the world that we are indeed worthy of that tag. Not by shouting from the rooftops. #Sports #India #China #Olympics #Olympic Games #LetterstoFP #2024 Olympic Games
India should use reciprocity, not just with US but also with China

Dec 18, 2013

India should use reciprocity, not just with US but also with China

US diplomats in India should be subject to a very strict implementation of Indian law. #United States #China #LetterstoFP #Devyani Khobragade #Devyani

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India should use reciprocity, not just with US but also with China

Sep 19, 2014

GSK fined in China bribery case

A court has fined British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline three billion yuan (£299 million) and sentenced its British former manager in China and others to prison for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products, a state news agency reported... #China #GlaxoSmithKline Inc
India should use reciprocity, not just with US but also with China

Sep 20, 2014

Metta World Peace Blog: Getting Ready for China

I have been to China before, but living and playing there will be an exciting experience.  There are some things I am looking forward to in China and some things I will miss about being in the USA. 1) Chengdu is known for their panda population and v... #China #GlaxoSmithKline Inc
India should use reciprocity, not just with US but also with China

Sep 20, 2014

Oculus open-sources original Rift developer kit's firmware, schematics, and mechanics

Kicking off the Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles this weekend, Oculus's Nirav Patel announced that the original Oculus Rift developer kit (DK1) is now fully open-source , with the exception of the pieces that aren't actually in production any... #China #GlaxoSmithKline Inc