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shanghai smog

Shanghai dealing with record levels of smog

The city of Shanghai faced record levels of smog, which led to flight cancellations on Friday, December 6, 2013. The current situation also led to shortages of face masks, which is causing many foreigners to reconsider their long-term plans...
Japan food

Traditional food from Japan added to world heritage list

Traditional Japanese food has been added by the United Nations cultural organization to its cultural heritage list. With this, Japanese cuisine has become the second national cuisine in the world to receive such honor. The decision was announced...
seoul

South Korea taking measures to tighten rules on hiring foreign performers

A joint inspection of local companies will be conducted in Seoul in regards to hiring foreign artists in South Korea. The inspection will be conducted by the ministries of gender equality, justice and labor in order to control an increasing...
philippines

Philippine typhoon victims receiving treatment one month late

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on December 3, 2013 that a number of people who sustained serious injuries when Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines had to wait almost one month in order to receive their treatment. Julie Hall,...
mullah

Mullah Fazlullah returns to tribal areas in Pakistan

The new leader of outlawed Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah has returned to the unruly tribal areas of Pakistan. Reports say that he was first based in neighboring Afghanistan, ever since the military operations in Swat back in 2009. Several...
job

University students in Japan begin job hunt

Japanese students who are all set to graduate in 2015 have already started their job hunt on December 1, 2013, as this is the period when companies start their recruitment activities. The job information service companies in Tokyo held seminars...
china launches lunar probe

China announces launch of lunar probe on December 2, 2013

The Chang’e-3 lunar probe has been launched by China, in addition to the country’s first moon rover aboard on December 2, 2013. The latest mission represents an important step toward the country’s deep exploration into space. The...
milk shortage

Milk shortage in China forces dairy companies to hike prices

In recent times, China has been dealing with a shortage of dairy products. The shortage is caused by a lack of dairy cattle. Due to the current situation, many dairy companies in the country are thinking of increasing their prices. These...
china cargo

Heavy cargo flights land in Istanbul from China

The AN-225 is the biggest cargo plane in the world and will carry two green-energy tram cars from Hebei province in China to Istanbul. The aircraft has become the first high-quality air transport made with domestically built equipment of this...
shenzhen

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in China opens new terminal

A brand new terminal at the Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport was opened on Thursday, November 28, 2013. The new terminal is built for flights which are focused on the Southeast Asia destinations. The huge building is shaped like an airplane...