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Shila Amzah the only Malay singer to be nominated at the Global Chinese Music Awards

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Malaysian Chinese radio station 988 has just announced the list of nominees for the Outstanding Regional Artiste (Malaysia) category of the 17th Global Chinese Music Awards (GCMA 2017), and Shila Amzah is the only Malay singer in the running. If the KL-born Hong Kong-based singer wins, then she will represent Malaysia at the Chinese-language awards show, […] Entertainment –

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Juan Mata rejects mega-money Chinese Super League offer to extend Manchester United stay

Mata is expected to extend his stay at Manchester United by a further year Thursday, October 12, 2017 Juan Mata has turned down a money-spinning move to join the Chinese Super League and is now likely to extend his stay at Old Trafford. Mata is expected to stay at United with boss Jose Mourinho poised to trigger a clause in his contract that would extend his stay by a year. The Spain international was approached by representatives from China to gauge his interest in moving and was offered a huge rise…

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A Rare Collection of Bronze Age Chinese Bells Tells a Story of Ancient Innovation

In the year 433 BCE, Marquis Yi of the state of Zeng was laid to rest in his four-room tomb along with his most prized possessions. These included 21 young women; bronze weapons, elaborate bronze vessels and fittings for chariots; and most famously, an enormous set of bronze bells arranged into a single musical instrument that likely required five people to play. In his afterlife, the Marquis would have everything necessary to remain happy and comfortable and to prove that he was a man of substance—the bronze bells were perhaps the most…

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News: UK seeks to attract Chinese visitors ahead of Golden Week

The UK could look forward to a rise in visitors from China in the coming week as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday begin. Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than ever. Latest official statistics show that there were a record number of visits from China to the UK in the first quarter of 2017. From January to March this year, there were 54,000 visits from China, up 27 per cent on the same period…

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Chinese man charged over US hack attacks

A Chinese man has been arrested in the US for allegedly selling malware used to hack into American companies. US authorities claim in court papers that Yu Pingan bought and sold malicious software including the rarely used Sakula program. That malware has been implicated in the 2014 hack attack on the US federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Information on a huge number of US workers employed in sensitive or secret work was stolen in that data breach. Software bugs Mr Pingan was arrested earlier this week soon after he…

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Chinese 'cyber-court' launched for online cases

China has launched a digital “cyber-court” to help deal with a rise in the number of internet-related claims, according to state media. The Hangzhou Internet Court opened on Friday and heard its first case – a copyright infringement dispute between an online writer and a web company. Legal agents in Hangzhou and Beijing accessed the court via their computers and the trial lasted 20 minutes. The court’s focus will be civil cases, including online shopping disputes. Judges were sworn in and the first case was presented on a large screen…

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