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Obama Marriage On the Rocks

“According to the Globe, Barack and Michelle Obama’s marriage is on the rocks,” Jodi Miller reports. “Friends say Michelle tries to talk to him about their problems, but the president offers no solutions, just empty rhetoric.” Miller takes on Hillary Clinton, American IQ scores, Honey Boo Boo, Donald Trump, Dalton Trumbo and China in this edition of NewsBusted.

China’s Cyber Warriors

Patriotic Chinese youths are starting to retaliate against the negative international press China has been receiving. A huge hidden army of young patriots are waging a cyber-war against the West.

Next Media Under Attack

We frequently run Next Media Animation videos here. The company’s newspapers in Hong Kong have come under mysterious attack from masked thugs wielding knives and meat cleavers. The string of attacks have accelerated leading up to July 1 — the anniversary of the day that Hong Kong fell under the domain of mainland China.

The Showden-China Connection

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed the lack of privacy rights in the United States, but his ties to China are troublesome. Pundit Dick Morris explains.

Primates Originate in China?

The long-held belief that primates began their evolution in Africa has been called into question following the discovery in China, of the oldest known primate fossil. Writing in this month’s Nature journal, an international team of researchers announced the discovery of Archicebus achilles, a primate that lived more than 55 million years ago. Rob Muir reports for Reuters.

Marvel Kowtows to China

Marvel is releasing a special, China-only edition of Iron Man 3. Way to sell out, Marvel! The Chinese edition will have special scenes specifically written to suck up to the Chinese government.

Marvel Studios, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Co., made a joint announcement with Chinese media company DMG last Friday. The domestic, Chinese and other international versions will have similarities, but China’s will have additional prepared bonus footage made especially for the Chinese audience.

Never Say Die

China’s remote Bama County is home to a significant number of the world’s oldest people but what is the secret of a long and happy life? Today, this remains the eternal unanswered question.

“I don’t have any secret of living a long life. You need to be a good person with a balanced mind,” says Huang Xu Ping, who is currently 113. According to locals, the abundance of “sunshine, clean air and water” is reason for their longevity. But with more and more tourists coming to see them, could the trappings of the modern world end their old way of life?

The Love Park

Across the Americas and Europe, people often go online or check the newspapers to search the personals and seek out romance. But in China, personals get posted in public parks. Would-be suitors and their parents cruise locales like the People’s Park in Shanghai seeking the right partners for themselves or for their children.

China’s Ghost Cities

Vast cities are being built across China at a rate of ten a year, but they remain almost uninhabited ghost towns. It’s estimated there are 64 million empty apartments. Australia’s Dateline SBS reports.


Crackdown on Public Pooping

The Hong Kong metro wants to wipe out an unsanitary practice: Some of its patrons, supposedly mostly Chinese tourists, are defecating in public places at train and subway stations.  As part of its campaign, the metro has posted signs advising travelers to seek out toilet facilities and otherwise not to poop on the premises. H/T Apple DailyEnglish

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