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Fukushima's ghost towns struggle to recover amid soaring radiation levels
For towns in the 20-mile evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant, the 2011 quake is a disaster that never ends.
Jan 1st, 2014
Fukushima's radioactive water to be dumped into Pacific Ocean
No risk to public health, Japanese nuclear company TEPCO maintains.
Nov 23rd, 2013
Indian jewelry ad sparks social media storm for portrayal of woman's remarriage
An older, divorced, dark-skinned woman is portrayed as the blushing bride in a bold new ad that has been making waves in India.
Nov 4th, 2013
China's People's Daily erects phallic HQ
People's Daily building: This had to be on purpose.
May 4th, 2013
Japanese teen girls with superpowers
Unlike the bagel head "trend" awhile back, this one's the real deal: Japanese high school girls (and guys) have an online trend of performing "Makankousappou" （ often tweeted as...
Mar 30th, 2013
CNN's misinformed report on Chinese drinkers sparks 350,000 Weibo responses: The SinoFile
Hey CNN, China's actually not the world's second most drink-loving nation.
Mar 18th, 2013
English 'crippling' Chinese education, says NPC official: The SinoFile
Is this the beginning of the end for China's English frenzy?
Mar 12th, 2013
Foreigners don't know beans about China, says NPC official: The SinoFile
With deep uncertainties looming in the future for the stability of China's rise, it seems some in Beijing have forgotten the foremost lesson of Deng Xiaoping's development project.
Mar 4th, 2013
CNOOC optimistic about Nexen buy amid FIPA controversy: The SinoFile
The company cites Chinese politics and economy as a reason why the deal may not end up as planned.
Feb 26th, 2013
Hupacasath First Nation files affidavits in case against China-Canada FIPA: The SinoFile
A BC First Nation formally launches its campaign against the FIPA deal.
Feb 19th, 2013