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American Restaurants in China Supplied With Rotten Meat

Workers produce food at the Shanghai Husi Food Co., part of the OSI Group, a U.S. food processor, in Shanghai on July 20, 2014. Shanghai city officials have shut down the plant for producing fast-food products using expired meat. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers produce food at the Shanghai Husi Food Co., part of the OSI Group, a U.S. food processor, in Shanghai on July 20, 2014. Shanghai city officials have shut down the plant for producing fast-food products using expired meat. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Five major American fast food retailers have cancelled all orders from a Chinese supplier after learning from a TV report that the supplier was using...

  • Demonstrators rally against the Occupy Central movement to show their support to the Hong Kong government in Hong Kong on July 15, 2014. Hong Kong's chief executive has submitted a report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee on political reform, saying that the majority of Hong Kong people are eager to have universal suffrage in the chief executive election in 2017, and activists pledge to take over the city if their demands are not met. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Peter Humphrey of ChinaWhys, a business risk consultancy in China, is interviewed by China Central Television while awaiting trial. Humphrey and his wife, Yu Yingzeng, were prosecuted on July 14 for collecting private information of Chinese citizens—but the case seems to have a shady political background. (Screenshot/Beijing Times)

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  • Rui Chenggang, anchor of China Central Televison (CCTV), talks during a CCTV televised debate focusing on China's growth at the World Economic Forum on January 29, 2010 in Davos. Rui was taken away by governmental anti-corruption organization for investigation on July 11, 2014. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)

    Host of China Central Television Taken Away for Investigation

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  • The changed Ming Pao headline: “Hundreds practice for occupation movement, police clears scene by physically removing people.” (Courtesy of RTHK)

    Hong Kong Newspaper Director Halts Press, Tampers With Headline

    HONG KONG—Both censored and uncensored copies of the Ming Pao newspaper circulated in Hong Kong on July 2 after the editorial director altered the front... Read more

  • A Chinese college graduate holds a handmade poster saying: "Don't enroll in Advertising Design — you'll throw up due to too much overtime." (Screenshot/

    Chinese College Grads Warn Off Newcomers With Online Antics

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  • A mass of protesters march through Hong Kong's streets in support of universal suffrage on July 1. The march has become a tradition since 2003, when communist authorities in China attempted to pass a controversial anti-sedition law. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)

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  • Former Chinese Communist Party Jiang Zemin (R) attends the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People on Nov. 8, 2012 in Beijing, China. Rumors of Jiang and his mistresses have been passed around on Chinese internet unhampered, in contravention to custom. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

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  • Guo Zhenxi, director of the Financial Channel at Chinese Central Television, was recently arrested and is under investigation for bribery, reports say. (Screenshot/

    Executives at China State Broadcaster Reported Arrested in Anti-Corruption Drive

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  • The All China Lawyers Association has proposed punishing lawyers who speak out against the government. (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Bar Association Tells Lawyers to Shut Up

    “Improper speech” by lawyers on the Internet is no longer allowed, according to the All China Lawyers Association, the state-controlled equivalent of the country’s bar... Read more

  • Two children confirmed to be suffering from lead poisoning, stand in their home March 16, 2007 in Chaxian County of Hunan Province, China. About 100 people from four villages, most of them children, were confirmed to be suffering from lead poisoning resulting from a nearby smelting plant that was closed down after running for 12 years. Most recently, over 300 children in Dapu Town, Hengdong County of Hunan Province show high levels of lead in their blood. The town’s mayor says they’ve been chewing on their pencils, it’s not from the chemical factory in town. (China Photos/Getty Images)

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  • A Chinese policeman tries to resolve a traffic dispute between the driver of a luxury Porsche and another car after an accident in Beijing on Aug. 9, 2011. For the past decade China has had the highest annual number of traffic accident deaths in the world. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Several dozen confiscated coffins are dumped outside the Xindian Village of Tongcheng, Anqing City, May 24, 2014.
In the small insert at top right, seven-year-old Hu Menghan weeps while holding a portrait of her late grandmother, 83-year-old Zheng Shifang. Zheng hanged herself on May 23 to avoid being cremated under the new law taking effect June 1. Luting Village, Luting Township in Tongcheng, Anqing City, Anhui Province, May 24, 2014. (Epoch Times)

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  • SWAT Team members in Chengdu, China, 2005. Over the last six months the Chinese regime has beefed up its security forces to face off against domestic unrest. (China Photos/Getty Images)

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  • Students (front) wearing t-shirts saying 'fear nothing' walk into the exam room to sit the 2014 college entrance exam in Bozhou, east China's Anhui province on June 7, 2014. 9.4 million students took the exam this year, while another one million declined to. (AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Chinese in Liaoning Province will need to register with their real names from June onwards, if they want to buy materials that may be used in explosive devices, including matches, cigarette lighters, gas tanks, fireworks, and retail gasoline. (Screenshot via

    Matches and Lighters Now Restricted in China Anti-Terror Campaign

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