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Germ-pocalypse on the Horizon?

A pharmacy manager, retrieves a bottle of antibiotics from the shelf  in Miami on August 7, 2007. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A pharmacy manager, retrieves a bottle of antibiotics from the shelf in Miami on August 7, 2007. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Researchers in China have made a truly frightening discovery. They found a gene in an E. coli bacteria that programs the bacteria to be resistant to...

  • Local prosecutor Han Miao books a hotel room for his lady friend on July 17, 2015, an incident that later became a scandal. (The Beijing News)

    CHINA TRANSLATED: Violators of Ethics, or Good Comrades of the Party?

    This news summary was originally dispatched as part of Epoch Times China email newsletters. Subscribe to the newsletters by filling your email in the “China D-brief”... Read more

  • He Huaihong (L), professor of philosophy at Peking University in Beijing, and Cheng Li, director, John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution, discuss moral decay and ethical awakening in China, at Brookings on Nov. 6. (Gary Feuerberg/Epoch Times)

    Confucian Scholar Confronts the Lack of Trust and Kindness in China

    WASHINGTON—In a book recently published by Brookings Institution Press, Chinese professor He Huaihong proposes a new social ethics for a society that many observers, both... Read more

  • An elderly man rests on a bench in Beijing on Jan. 3, 2014. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Empty Nesters': China’s Graying Population Up Close

    “Four generations under one roof” is a common Chinese idiom, an indicator of a successful and prosperous life. Now, just getting two generations in the... Read more

  • From left to right: Henry Li, Lee Edwards, Yuan Weijing, Chen Guangcheng, Marion Smith, Reggie Littlejohn, and Yang Jianli. (Initiatives for China)

    How to Deal With China, According to the Victims of Communism

    For decades now the United States has faced a thorny problem: its bilateral relationship with China is built on a fiction. The fiction is that... Read more

  • This picture taken on November 8, 2015 shows a residential block covered in smog in Shenyang, China's Liaoning province.  A swathe of China was blanketed with dangerous acrid smog after levels of the most dangerous particulates reached almost 50 times World Health Organization maximums.         CHINA OUT      AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    PHOTOS: Smog in Parts of China Is so Bad Now That People Can Hardly Take It

    A large chunk of China was covered with putrid smog on Monday as a report from the World Health Organization said the levels of dangerous... Read more

  • Young orphaned Chinese children drink milk from bottles at a foster care center on April 2, 2014 in Beijing. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    China’s New Two-Child Policy: Throwing a Bone to the Public as the Economy Declines

    On Oct. 29, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee published its bulletin of seven key points. The first... Read more

  • An Internet cafe in Beijing, China, on May 12, 2011. (Gou Yige/AFP/Getty Images)

    It’s Official: ‘Spreading Rumors’ Online in China Will Get You in Jail

    According to a new piece of Chinese legislation signed into law on Nov. 1, netizens found guilty of “spreading rumors” or “fabricated information” online can... Read more

  • Protestors demonstrate against the meeting in Singapore between Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Nov. 7, 2015, in Taipei, Taiwan. (Ashley Pon/Getty Images)

    Taiwan President’s Meeting With Xi Jinping a Step Back, Opposition Says

    The leaders of China and Taiwan met on Nov. 7 in Singapore, marking the first time heads of the once-bitter rival states saw each other... Read more

  • Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou at the National Palace in Santo Domingo, on July 13, 2015. (Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images)

    Taiwan, Chinese Presidents to Meet for First Time Since ’49

    TAIPEI, Taiwan—Taiwan’s president will meet Saturday with his counterpart from once icy political rival China, the Taiwanese side said, a historic first culminating nearly eight years... Read more

  • A family selecting baby formula in the imported baby products section of a supermarket in Beijing, on Aug. 4, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Students Abroad Make Quick Money on Milk Powder

    Overstepping the limitations of their student visas, some Chinese living in Germany have made a business of hoarding locally produced milk powder and shipping it... Read more

  • The picture shows some signatures collected in a campaign to sue the former Chinese leader. (Minghui.org)

    Citizens in China Step Forward to Support Prosecution of Jiang Zemin

    Over 1,500 Chinese citizens from the central China province of Hunan have recently signed their names in support of a campaign to lodge criminal complaints... Read more

  • Cartoonist and political satirist Bai Budan speaks during an interview outside his home in a traditional hutong alley in central Beijing on Oct. 16, 2015. Cartoons used as political satire have been rare in China since the 1949 Communist Revolution, though some began gaining notice about three years ago. In particular, single-panel cartoons from an artist known as Rebel Pepper were widely circulated on social media. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    Cartoonists a Casualty of China’s Intolerance of Dissent

    BEIJING—Bai Budan took a morning stroll on Tiananmen Square to find inspiration for a new series of satirical cartoons, an art form only barely alive... Read more

  • A young Chinese girl selects fruit at a supermarket in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province on September 10, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Removal of One-Child Policy Could Boost Chinese Economy

    The Chinese Communist Party’s decision last week to abandon the one-child policy, a draconian mandate dating back to 1979, was a necessary pivot in the... Read more

  • Close up of clear cut natural forest in Fentongzhai Nature Reserve (Greenpeace)

    Extensive Logging in the Name of ‘Forest Restoration’ Threatens Natural Habitat of Pandas

    In the heart of the Giant Panda Sanctuaries in Sichuan Province, a shocking 3,200 acres, equivalent to 1,814 football fields, of natural forest have been... Read more

  • Children playing in the schoolyard of the once-bustling Technical Secondary School in Rudong, Jiangsu province,  on April 17, 2015. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Changes Its One-Child Policy, but Will It Change China?

    The Chinese Communist Party’s top leadership emerged from a four-day-long meeting on Oct. 29, where it was supposed to chart a bold course of vigorous... Read more

  • An elderly Chinese woman caries a baby on the outskirts of Chongqing, China, on March 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    China Decides to End One-Child Policy, Allow 2 Children

    BEIJING—China’s ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that the country will start allowing all married couples to have two children, abolishing an unpopular policy that has... Read more

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