Chinese government officials have delayed Apple from selling iPhone6 in the mainland. Accordingly, iPhone6 smuggling rings are booming in Hong Kong and local police officers are attempting to crack down on them.
According to China Radio International, "Hong Kong customs and marine police have foiled a smuggling case involving new iPhones headed for the Chinese mainland. The marine police stopped a speedboat and found 138 iPhone 6 and other computer hardware."
BEIJING: Major players in the Japanese business community are visiting China in efforts to reduce tensions between Tokyo and Beijing.
Channel NewsAsia reports that, "A large business delegation left Japan Monday (Sep 22) for China with hopes of being granted an audience with President Xi Jinping as the two countries take baby steps towards patching up tattered relations."
Sen. Kay Hagan (D.-N.C.) has bailed out on a confidential hearing to address the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threat to U.S. citizens. Instead, she participated in a meet-and-greet with Wall Street's leading bankers.
Townhall reports that, "Records indicate that Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) did not attend a classified hearing that focused on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) due to a fundraiser that was held for her in New York City."
BEIJING: President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia has made significant achievements to combat corruption in his country. The nation, formerly recognized as the haven for cocaine drug lords and Leftist guerilla militants, is transforming into a more stable country with strong economic growth rates.
In an exclusive interview with the Dallas Blog, Juan Abisambra, a Beijing-based business consultant for JCR Consulting, explained how Colombia has attracted more attention from potential Chinese investors while more Colombian companies are seeking to expand here in China.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has launched a new jihad video game that teaches children how to suicidebomb Jews and Americans.
Russia Today reports that, "Islamic State (IS) militants have released a jihadist video game trailer in which the aim is to destroy Iraqi and US forces, Arabic media report. The game, styling itself as a Grand Theft Auto adaptation, appears specifically aimed at young people."
Medical officials in Western Africa have confirmed that a French doctor has been struck by ebola and she's expected to return to her home country soon.
The BBC News reports that, "A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say. It follows a warning by the World Bank that the epidemic is threatening economic disaster across West Africa."
When eco-activists are not spreading an alarmist message of global warming, they love to attend U.S. government-sponsored booze fests.
According to the Daily Caller, "The National Science Foundation and Defense Department are being investigated by senators for signing off on taxpayer funding that went toward partying and coffee drinking at a climate change research nonprofit."
Diamond mines in Canada are booming in the Northwest Territories.
The Geology news website reports that, "Throughout the 20th century most people would never have thought about Canada being an important producer of diamonds.  Their knowledge of diamonds was fixed on mining operations in Africa and diamond trading centers in Europe."
BEIJING: China has succesfully tapped into a major shale gas reserve in the Chongqing Basin.
China Radio International reports that, "It's been confirmed that China's first shale gas field has over 100 billion cubic meters of proven reserves. The Ministry of Land and Resources says the field, which is located in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, is highly productive, with daily output at each gas well exceeding 100,000 cubic meters."