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The Brands Hoping to Popularize Baijiu Beyond China

The Brands Hoping to Popularize Baijiu Beyond China | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Chinese baijiu is the world's most consumed alcoholic beverage, but it's hardly a global drink. Some distillers are hoping to change that.
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could THIS be the reason their population is so much larger than ours?  

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Chinese museum offers $15,000 to anyone who can crack this ancient bone riddle

Chinese museum offers $15,000 to anyone who can crack this ancient bone riddle | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Deciphering just one character of the 3,000-year-old 'oracle bones' riddle will net you $15,000 from a museum in China.
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can you solve this?

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A student who worked in a Chinese iPhone factory explains why manufacturing jobs aren't coming back

A student who worked in a Chinese iPhone factory explains why manufacturing jobs aren't coming back | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Dejian Zeng spent a summer working undercover building iPhones in a Pegatron factory and says it won't be easy for Trump to bring manufacturing jobs back.
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obligatory unpaid overtime - it's cultural - they win

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China clears key hurdle to buy Chicago Stock Exchange

China clears key hurdle to buy Chicago Stock Exchange | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A group of Chinese investors has received security approval to acquire the 134-year-old Chicago Stock Exchange, despite concerns raised by some in Congress.
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4 to 1 in favor of China - that is one reason we need TRUMP (watch the video)

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China has stopped accepting recycling from other nations — and that's a problem

China has stopped accepting recycling from other nations — and that's a problem | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
China will turn away 24 types of recyclable material imported from the U.S. and other countries due to concerns over contamination.
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somebody's trash is someone else's treasure? apparently, no more from the Chinese viewpoint. But - perhaps the world should look at Sweden - their system is so efficient that they have run out of trash and are looking for more to keep their recycling plants busy!

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A Chinese umbrella-sharing startup just lost nearly all of its 300,000 umbrellas

A Chinese umbrella-sharing startup just lost nearly all of its 300,000 umbrellas | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
In May, Bloomberg ran a story titled "China Is the Future of the Sharing Economy." "Conditions," it promised, "are ideal for the sector to thrive." Maybe not.
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how in the heck do you lose 300,000 umbrellas?  IMO - this "sharing" concept is just another new - and passing - fad.

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Chinese family of 500 takes rare photo at reunion

Chinese family of 500 takes rare photo at reunion | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A family in China tracked down seven generations of living descendants for the ultimate family photo.
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Mao would have a stroke!

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China will abandon its one-child policy after almost 40 years

China will abandon its one-child policy after almost 40 years | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
China is abandoning its longstanding one-child policy, and will officially allow couples to have two children, Xinhua says.
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I wonder if they ever broadcast reruns of Eight is Enough...  

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