Thousands May Have Died Due to Bogus Statin Risks, Says Big Pharma Funded Study

Bogus claims about the risk of statins – the group of medicines that are said to fight cholesterol – may have resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, researchers have said, after a study found the drugs do not cause the claimed side effects that have deterred many from using them. The research, conducted by … Continue reading Thousands May Have Died Due to Bogus Statin Risks, Says Big Pharma Funded Study

Shanxi alleviates poverty through ecological restoration

A forest restoration in Luliang, Shanxi. (Photo/www.forestry.gov.cn) North China’s Shanxi province has made progress in poverty alleviation through forest restoration. Last year, the province lifted about 649,000 impoverished people out of poverty and reduced poverty incidence to 1.1 percent, down from 3.9 percent in 2017. Shanxi has established more than 2,500 cooperatives to plant trees … Continue reading Shanxi alleviates poverty through ecological restoration

China releases documentary on ‘comfort women’

A documentary about 22 Chinese “comfort women” survivors, titled Twenty Two, was lauded by celebrities and the Chinese public as the film opened on Monday, the International Memorial Day for Comfort Women. According to data from Maoyan, a Chinese online film database, Twenty Two grossed 3.51 million yuan ($524,000) at the box office on Monday … Continue reading China releases documentary on ‘comfort women’

Dandong angry at US sanctions as Chinese border town hit by ‘bullying measures’

Unilateral sanctions issued by the US following a slew of resolutions from the UN Security Council have inflicted serious damage on the local economy of Dandong in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province, putting many local residents out of work and forcing businesses to close, local residents and experts said on Monday. Residents in the border city … Continue reading Dandong angry at US sanctions as Chinese border town hit by ‘bullying measures’

Experts say Moody’s credit rating a ‘misjudgment’

Moody’s Investors Service on May 24 downgraded China’s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings from Aa3 to A1, but changed the outlook from “negative” to “stable.” Experts said the move showed the rater’s lack of knowledge about China’s policy arrangement for government debt. Last March, the company lowered its outlook on China’s sovereign … Continue reading Experts say Moody’s credit rating a ‘misjudgment’

DNA Study Finds 20 Percent of Russians Related to Queen of England

Every fifth contemporary Russian is related to the British Royal House of Windsor, and such a wide spread of the noble genes amongst Russians might be attributed to the extensive blood ties between Imperial Russia’s nobility and their European counterparts, and the social chaos entailing the Russian Revolution 100 years ago. Kristian Rouz – Recent … Continue reading DNA Study Finds 20 Percent of Russians Related to Queen of England

To Mercedes-Benz: Don’t dare challenge China’s core interests

Mercedes-Benz China apologized on Tuesday for its parent company quoting the Dalai Lama in an “extremely wrong message” on social media. The apology came after a post on Mercedes-Benz’s Instagram account showed a luxury vehicle and quoted the Dalai Lama saying “Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.” The post … Continue reading To Mercedes-Benz: Don’t dare challenge China’s core interests