China National Tobacco Corp. Makes More Cigarettes Than The Next Five Largest Tobacco Companies In The World Combined
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 13, 2014 10:58 PM EST|
China has a major health crisis with 365 million smokers, but one state-run Chinese company doesn't mind that number at all. The China National Tobacco Corp. has a monopoly in the China market enabling it to produce more than one-third of the world's cigarettes including more than 40 percent of all tobacco sold worldwide.
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 13, 2014 03:36 AM EST|
Oblivious to sticky international borders, Kuzya, the Siberian Tiger that was rescued as a cub by Russian President Vladimir Putin, apparently has returned from China to Russia's far east. Kuzya created a bit of an international incident when he wandered cross the Sino-Russian border two months ago, swimming across the Amur River into China. Conservationists expressed concern that the tiger would become poacher prey.
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 12, 2014 04:53 PM EST|
The chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee said Friday that federal agents were zeroing in on proof that North Korea was behind the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment computer network.
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 11, 2014 01:53 AM EST|
A lot of negative publicity surrounding American football was shown to have borne bad fruit Wednesday with a Bloomberg Politics Poll revealing that half of all Americans say they would not want a son to play football.
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 09, 2014 06:04 PM EST|
Joaquin Phoenix fans, have no fear, the actor is still being weird. And ladies, he's still single.
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 09, 2014 02:59 PM EST|
Johnny Football will start Sunday. That was the word from Cleveland Browns camp on Tuesday as multiple sources reported that Coach Mike Pettine will pull struggling starter Brian Hoyer and insert the much-ballyhooed former Heisman Trophy winner into the quarterback spot.
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 08, 2014 08:53 PM EST|
Reflecting Taiwan's new political reality, a high-powered mainland delegation including Alibaba's Jack Ma visiting this week beginning Tuesday was expected to receive an underwhelming welcome, according to island officials and analysts. Ma, a former Chinese commerce minister, was leading a delegate of top mainland officials and business leaders on an eight-day visit to Taiwan.
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 08, 2014 08:51 PM EST|
Fashion blogger Zoella, otherwise known as Zoe Suggs, was outed this week for not being the sole author of her recently published novel that has shot up to the top 10 of the New York Times Young Adult Best-Sellers list. While the 24-year-old Brit rose to prominence on YouTube for viral breakout videos about fashion, make-up and boys, boys, and more boys, her writing skill came under immediate fire following publication of "Girl Online" last month.
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 06, 2014 07:30 PM EST|
A Chinese man was extradited to Boston on Friday to face federal charges on suspicion of smuggling components manufactured in Massachusetts that could be used to make nuclear weapons in Iran.
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 05, 2014 11:00 PM EST|
Even as the newly nominated commander of the U.S. Pacific Command called North Korea the biggest threat to Asian security, a former top People's Liberation Army general said China would not "go to war for North Korea."
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 05, 2014 09:00 PM EST|
Once one of China's most powerful leaders, former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang was arrested early Saturday and expelled from the Communist Party. Zhou was charged with a lengthy list of corruption, and other, infractions, including taking pay-offs and selling state secrets.
|Dan Weisman |||Dec 05, 2014 08:35 AM EST|
'Tis the season for giving holiday toys to kids and 'tis the season to avoid these top-10 worst toys, as listed by the World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) consumer watchdog group.
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