BEIJING: Chinese scientists are testing a new cancer-killing virus drug on monkeys.
China Radio International reports that, "A potential cancer-killing virus discovered by a group of Chinese scientists is scheduled to be tested on monkeys next week. A team led by Professor Yan Guangmei from Sun Yat-Sen University has managed to extract the virus, known as M1, from a certain kind of mosquito."
Russia is refusing to receive Moldova meat imports.
According to Xinhua News, "'s decision to ban the import of meat and meat products from Moldova is unfounded, said Wednesday Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Vasile Bumacov. The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselhoznadzor) decided to ban the import of meat and meat products from Moldova into Russia starting from Oct. 27."
Charlie Crist, a Democrat, is campaigning for Florida Governor by saying it's "worth it" that over 50,000 minimum wage workers in Florida will lose their jobs.
The Daily Caller reports that, "Last night CNN’s Jake Tapper moderated a debate between Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott and former Republican Governor and current Democratic nominee Charlie Crist."
Law enforcement labor unions statewide have endorsed Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a Republican, re-election bid.
According to the Daily Caller, "Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign announced several state law enforcement unions have endorsed his reelection, despite the overwhelming opposition of most labor unions."
BEIJING: Well folks, it's been over five years since I arrived in China on October 22, 2010. Just like most expats, I came with the intent to change China, but discovered that China changed me instead.
This happens to all expats who come and stay in this country for many years. Nevertheless, there are those expats who refuse to believe that China has changed them. So, I've composed a checklist for expats in China; and if you can say, "I agree," to at least 7 out of the 10 Chinese cultural statements, then China has changed you.
Mountain lions can earn six-figures salaries from the federal government just for running on treadmills.
According to Fox News, "These and other examples of wasteful government spending were detailed by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn in his annual “Wastebook,” his final edition since he is retiring early next year."
The South Korean government of Seoul ordered a demolition crew to take down a huge cross standing near the North Korean border.
The Guardian reports that, "South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old illuminated Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as a symbol of propaganda warfare, with officials saying the structure was unsafe."