As smaller economies rejoice in the forming of the New Development Bank (NDB) led by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), down in South Asia Bangladesh seems to be already ramping up to join the bank.
The Chinese city of Chongqing has come up with a novel way to counter problems of “sidewalk rage” – by separating mobile users from other pedestrians. They have created a special lane to let them text and browse in peace.
No cerebellum: this is the diagnosis for a Chinese woman who has reached the age of 24 without knowing her dizziness and nausea had really serious roots. This discovery adds her to a club of just nine known survivors who have lived without “little brain.”
Heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization say that the crisis in Ukraine is spilling beyond the borders of the country and needs immediate action, while stressing that the only solution to the conflict lies in dialogue and consensus.
The European Union is in a kind of box, and new sanctions against Russia just illustrate its policy of “the four Ds”, which is divert, deflect, deceive and deny, financial commentator Mitchell Feierstein told RT.
China and Russia are to build one of the largest ports in northeast Asia on Russia's Sea of Japan coast, Chinese media reports. It is the latest step by Beijing and Moscow to bring their economies closer, and diversify from Western influence.
The United States could provide offensively geared weapons to the Japanese military within five years, Tokyo officials say. The discussions between the two countries come as Japan’s rivalry with China intensifies and alliances shift among Pacific powers.
Beijing may be a fierce critic of the current Dalai Lama, but it is against having no Dalai Lama at all. That’s why China opposes the Dalai Lama’s plans not to reincarnate in a new body after his eventual death.