BEIJING: Many journalists take field trips across China to witness national developments. Government officials tout programs that have helped the country move forward. The nation’s progress in the past three decades should be deemed remarkable, but much of the rural countryside, especially in western China, seems stuck in a bygone era.
As the U.S. may soon come to grips with a devastating fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama signed an executive order, without needing Congressional approval, to give cross-the-board pay rasises to federal employees, which would include’s a bump in pay for the White House’s court jester, Vice President Joe Biden.
U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D.-Tx.) contends that bullet-proof retractable doors, not armed guards, can protect students amidst deadly shootouts.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "according to the Houston Democrat, 'schools should be ‘a safe refuge for our children and teachers,' which can be achieved with equipping our schools with retractable doors that would turn classrooms into panic rooms."
Gangsta' Rapper Chris Brown and pop star singer, Rihanna, show the look of love as they cuddle together at a Christmas Day basketball game.
According to the Daily Mail of London, "Rihanna and Chris Brown’s relationship is certainly complicated but, for now at least, it's game on. The Diamonds singer, 24, left Barbados to spend Christmas Day with the R&B performer, 23, in Los Angeles."
A petition drive calling for CNN TV host, Piers Morgan, to get deported from the U.S., is raising some serious concerns among many citizens of Great Britain. They would prefer the pompous TV reporter stay in the United States of America.
BEIJING: After an abysmal year for the Shanghai Stock Exchange, it stands likely to enjoy a major rebound for the upcoming year. One should note that stock markets fluctuate, so what comes up must go down, and what goes down must come up.
Perhaps, the dramatic downturn and growling bear market had placed Shanghai Stock Exchange shares at the appropriate market valuation and possibly many publicly listed companies on the SSE Board could be undervalued at the moment. That being said, this could be the right time to start buying into the market.
Militant Muslims have risen to power in Uzbekistan and taken control of the airwaves to forbid broadcasting shows that celebrate Christmas.
The BBC News reports that, "television viewers in Uzbekistan looking for the familiar features of Father Christmas on their screens this year will be disappointed following an unofficial ban by the state broadcaster."
NBC's Meet the Press TV host David Gregory believes that MSM journalists should be above the law when it comes to stringent gun regulations in Washington D.C. He proudly showed off his personal weaponry to blast the Second amendment of the U.S. Constitution.