Chinese Autonomous Region Rocked by Bombings

Liucheng County, in China’s southern Guangxi Autonomous Region, suffered a series of 15 bombings targeting various public, mostly government buildings, leaving 7 dead so far and more than 50 injured, many of them fighting for their life. The bombs began detonating at around 3.50 pm local time and targets included a shopping mall, prison, a county government office, supermarket, transport station, hospital, staff dormitory, vegetable market and center for disease control. The government has denied that it was a terrorist attack, and

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Bon Jovi Taipei Concert Cancelled

Tonight’s (Monday September 28) Bon Jovi concert has been cancelled due to Typhoon Dujuan. John Bon Jovi and fellow band members arrived in Taiwan last night to find the Taipei municipal government had issued a stop-work order for Monday. Stop work orders are issued in Taiwan during typhoon events in the interests of public safety. Thousands of Taiwan’s Bon Jovi fans have been looking forward to the first Bon Jovi concert in Taiwan in 20 years. Bon Jovi last performed

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Typhoon Dujuan, the Moon Festival, and Bon Jovi

Tropical Storm Dujuan intensified into a typhoon this week and deviated from its predicted northward track towards Japan, and started to move northwest towards Taipei. Dujuan’s arrival coincides with Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations and a long weekend. Millions of people have gathered with family to enjoy barbecuing and moon gazing outdoors. Sunday morning, September 27, Dujuan is packing winds of 55 m/s (around 200kmh), and is expected to intensify into a category 4 typhoon before making landfall around 8pm Monday evening. Many families enjoyed barbecuing

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Japan Floods: A State of Disaster

Unprecedented rain has caused massive flooding in at least two prefectures north of Tokyo and just south of Fukushima where a nuclear power facility damaged by the the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has struggled to contain contamination. Owner of the damaged nuclear power plant, TEPCO has reported that it’s drainage pumps were overwhelmed, and massive amounts of contaminated water are being contained at the site. Other sources claim contaminated water has flowed into the sea. Dramatic scenes of destruction reminiscent of

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Chinese Propaganda Parade: Celebrating 70 Years of Military Defeat.

This week in Beijing, bus lines were placed under transport restrictions, hospitals were put under an order to provide emergency treatment only, and television stations were under order to show only programs related to World War II and the Victory Day celebrations organized by the CCP. World War II was re-branded as ‘The anti-fascist War’, with particular focus on ‘the war of resistance against Japanese aggression’. The parade was publicized as being an international event with participants from 17 nations. The

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