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China denounces Thai politicians for backing Hong Kong protests | News | Al Jazeera

Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong had posted a photo with Thai opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The Chinese embassy in Bangkok has condemned Thai politicians for showing support to Hong Kong activists amid mass anti-Beijing protests, saying that such a move could harm the relationship between the two countries. The criticism was echoed …

Understanding the limits of being LGBT in China

HOMOSEXUALITY has been a controversial topic across the legal and moral domains in China. Homosexual acts were officially decriminalised in 1997, but Chinese laws have yet to properly recognise or protect same-sex couples in the forms of marriage or de facto relationships. However, a recent development has given hope to …

What’s Driving China’s Noodle Revival? – Bloomberg

By one humble metric, the Chinese economy is changing quickly – and perhaps permanently. For 30 years, perhaps the most revealing prognosticator of the Chinese economy has been the humble $0.25 instant-noodle bowl. Between 2001 and 2011, the peak of China’s boom, instant-noodle sales increased 140%, to 43 billion bowls and packets, as …