December 11, 2017

Starbucks Chinese gourmet

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Starbucks opened a super-sized gourmet location in China — here’s what it looks like By Kate Taylor From Business Insider Starbucks has opened a stunning location in China that is 300 times bigger than the average coffee shop. On Tuesday, Starbucks opened the 30,000-square-foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai. The location has gourmet drinks — like […]

The Chinese blockage in the global waste disposal system

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By Jamie Robertson Business reporter, From BBC News Imagine the world as a global waste disposal system. Now imagine it with a blockage. And what if that waste is backing up around the world, reappearing in places where you really don’t want it to be. That blockage is about to happen in China and the […]

Six future cruise ships being added to Royal Caribbean’s Fleet

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From Cruise Fever Royal Caribbean, known for their award winning cruise ships, currently has six cruise ships that are either on order or are currently under construction These six ships, (two Oasis class, two Quantum Ultra class, and two Icon class) will all go into service in the next seven years and promise to raise the […]

BMW hopes AI-managed electric bike roads will ease traffic

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By Jon Fingas From engadget In some cities, the most common electric vehicles are likely to be two-wheelers like bikes and motorcycles. But cities aren’t really designed for them — you have to compete with cars on the road and at charging stations. BMW and Tongji University think they can do better: they’ve developed a […]

Rebuilding the Caribbean will be pricey, but some are vying to finance its recovery

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Masaō Ashtine, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Updated 10:01 am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 From New Haven Register (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Masaō Ashtine, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (THE CONVERSATION) November 20 marked the end of the Atlantic hurricane […]

Alibaba pushes deeper into retail with $2.88 billion investment

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By BRIAN DEAGON From Investors Business Daily China e-commerce leader Alibaba (BABA) on Monday said it will invest $2.88 billion for a 36.16% stake in Hong Kong-based Sun Art Retail as part of a strategic alliance to expand opportunities in the nation’s food and grocery retailing sector.  OffSun Art Retail operates 446 “hypermarket complexes” in […]

Italian surgeon who is definitely not a supervillain says he just completed the first human head transplant

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Medical advancements are happening all the time, and medical ethics seems to be having a hard time keeping up. The latest (and perhaps most unsettling) example of this is Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero’s unceasing desire to perform the first human head transplant. Well, in an announcement today, Canavero claims he’s […]

Letter to Bahamas Tribune242: China is on the rise

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By BRIAN ELLIS PLUMMER From Tribune242 EDITOR, The Tribune. WE live in a multipolar world. The United States (US) is no longer the undisputed leader of the world. China is a direct challenge to US hegemony. Venezuela is also a threat to the old world order because she is influencing Latin America and the Caribbean. […]

How gendercide fuels trafficking of brides to China

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The Economist From Freedom United As a result of gendercide in China, the country is facing a new problem. A severely skewed sex ratio means there are far more men than women — making it harder to find a wife. As the demand for brides increases, traffickers are looking to China’s northern and southern neighbors.The […]

China’s JD.com leads $19M investment in Southeast Asian online fashion brand Pomelo

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by Jon Russell From TechCrunch This year has seen unprecedented interest in Southeast Asia’s startups from Chinese tech firms, and today we can add another deal to the pile. JD.com, the close rival to Alibaba, has led a $19 million investment in Bangkok-headquartered online fashion brand Pomelo. The deal, which is the largest Series B […]