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The New York Times said the attacks coincided with its report into claims that the family of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao had amassed a multi-billion dollar fortune

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...stly outside the Times offices. The security firm found that in an attempt to hide the origin of the attack, it had been routed through computers in US universities which, the paper said, “matches the subterfuge used in many other attacks that Mandiant has tracked to China”. The Times said experts had found that the attacks “started from the same university computers used by the...

SADC leaders called for the EU and US to lift Zimbabwe sanctions after endorsing Robert Mugabe's win

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...eaders following elections marred by violence and allegations of rigging. Robert Mugabe has governed Zimbabwe, a former British colony until 1964, from independence in 1980. Related search articles:current events in zimbabwe 2013 current events in Zimbabwe my zimbabwe news latest zimbabwe current events academic qualifications for Robert Mugabe PROPHECY ON ZIMBABWE creature found at lake kariba...

China is not keen on dairy foods production and many Chinese people are uncomfortable with the very idea of cheese

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...even where people keep cows and goats, locally-made cheese simply does not exist. The Chinese may be in all other respects the world’s most inventive eaters, but they have paid little attention to the creative possibilities of milk. Perhaps it is because the soybean and tofu gave them the nutrition offered by dairy foods elsewhere. But it is also widely believed that the ancient Chinese avoi...

David Siegel and his wife Jackie were the subjects of the recent documentary The Queen of Versailles, about their ongoing quest to build the largest house in America

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...ou don’t see or hear is the true story behind any success that I have achieved. I started this company over 42 years ago. At that time, I lived in a very modest home. I converted my garage into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you. We didn’t eat in fancy restaurants or take expensive vacations because every do...

Facebook has been dealt another blow after Zynga announced that it was slashing its outlook for the year

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...of its revenue, announced that it was slashing its outlook for the year. Facebook shares had slipped by 2.5% to $21.41 by Friday afternoon after Zynga announced that its number of paying customers had fallen. Analysts have once again reduced their expectations for Facebook over fears that the company is overly dependent on the struggling maker of FarmVille and Mafia Wars. At one point Zynga’...

BlackBerry has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the company co-founded by Ryan Seacrest that makes a keyboard case for the iPhone

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...blatant infringement against BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard, and we will vigorously protect our intellectual property against any company that attempts to copy our unique design,” said Steve Zipperstein, BlackBerry’s general counsel and chief legal officer, in a statement. The suit seeks a trial by jury to obtain compensation for the copyright violation. On Saturday, Typo issued a...

Hundreds of millions of people are celebrating Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, the most important annual holiday in much of Asia

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...lebrated the evening with victims of earthquakes and landslides in western China, state TV reported. In Taiwan, President Ma Ying-jeou handed out traditional red envelopes containing money – in this case one Taiwanese dollar ($0.03) – to people at a temple in Taipei. Fireworks were also let off in Sydney. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard wished the 900,000 Australians of Chinese...

Sandra Bullock is suing watch company ToyWatch she claims used her image in advertising without her permission

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Sandra Bullock is suing watch company ToyWatch she claims used her image in advertising without her permission. Now Sandra Bullock is the subject of a lawsuit by an insurance company that wants to determine if it should pay out if she wins her case. Sandra Bullock is suing watch company ToyWatch she claims used her image in advertising without her permission The legal maneuver is being taken by...

Zimbabwe starts voting in key referendum on a new constitution, amid simmering political tensions

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...o-one was seriously injured, the incident is a reminder of the violence lurking close to the surface in Zimbabwe. On Tuesday, a Zanu-PF official was injured after his house was petrol-bombed by unknown assailants in Makoni district, in north-eastern Zimbabwe. And in February, the 12-year-old son of an MDC activist died in an alleged arson attack in the eastern farming district of Headlands. Polls...

Robert Mugabe has won a seventh term in office as Zimbabwe’s president

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...election showed the MDC had been trounced, winning just 49 seats compared with Zanu-PF’s 158. In a news conference before the presidential result was announced, Morgan Tsvangirai said Zimbabwe was “in mourning”. “The fraudulent and stolen election has launched Zimbabwe into a constitutional, political and economic crisis,” he said. He said he would produce a dossier...

Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has already said it will not recognize the election results, alleging fraud

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...results, alleging fraud Its treasurer Roy Bennett said there should be a wave of social disobedience in order to bring the regime to a halt. “I’m calling on the people of Zimbabwe, who are our constituents and who we represent in the positions we hold, for passive resistance and for total disengagement,” he said. “And let Zanu-PF rule and rule by themselves and bring the co...

The US and UK have expressed concerns after Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe won a seventh term in office

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...ers being turned away from polling stations. British Foreign Minister William Hague urged a thorough investigation of all allegations of violations. The US and UK have expressed concerns after Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe won a seventh term in office Meanwhile the European Union which maintains sanctions on Robert Mugabe and his senior aides, said it was worried about “alleged i...

Vladimir Tretchikoff's Chinese Girl portrait is thought to be the world's most reproduced painting

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Vladimir Tretchikoff’s Chinese Girl portrait, thought to be the world’s most reproduced painting, has fetched £982,050 ($1,570,000) at Bonhams auction in London. The sum, which includes a 12% buyer’s premium, was around twice what had been predicted by auction house Bonhams. It was thought the portrait of a young Chinese girl with green-hued skin and ruby lips would fetch up to...

Anonymous’ message urged Chinese people to join the group and stage their own protests against the regime

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Almost 500 Chinese websites have been defaced in an Anonymous attack, the hacking group claims. Targets hit in the mass defacement included government sites, its official agencies, trade groups and many others. A message put on the hacked sites said the attack was carried out to protest against the Chinese government’s strict control of its citizens. The message urged Chinese people to join...

Chinese hackers stole plans for Australia's new intelligence hub

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...ship. “We have enormous areas of co-operation with China,” he said. The claims were made in a report on Chinese cyber-espionage by ABC’s Four Corners investigative programme on Monday night. Chinese hackers stole plans for Australia’s new intelligence hub The programme alleged that blueprints to the new intelligence headquarters in Canberra – due to be finished last...

Lü Lingzi, the third person killed in the Boston Marathon attacks, was a 23-year-old Chinese graduate student at Boston University

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Lü Lingzi, the third person killed in the Boston Marathon attacks, was a 23-year-old Chinese graduate student at Boston University who came to the U.S. because it was her “dream to get a better education”. Lü Lingzi was attending the Boston Marathon with her friend Zhou Danling, a student of actuarial science at BU, who was originally said to be in a coma at Boston Medical Center but showing sign...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev enters a gas station in Cambridge, Massachusetts, wearing a gray hoodie and carrying snacks on Thursday evening

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Danny, aka Jiang Lantan, is a 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur whose Mercedes was carjacked by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev last Thursday evening. The incident occurred at almost 11p.m. when the man, who has asked to only be identified by his American nickname Danny, but now known by Chinese bloggers as Jiang Lantan, had just pulled his car to the curb on Brighton Avenue...

He Leisheng explained that the snow ordeal was simply a small part of his extraordinary child-rearing regime for his son Duo Duo

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...meticulously detailed weekly schedules that cover every minute of his day, from the moment he wakes at 6:00 a.m. to bedtime at 8:30 p.m. The schedule includes motivation sessions during which his parents deliver a series of special phrases – written by He Liesheng – to Duo Duo on a daily basis to encourage him to improve himself. The approach has caused a rift between He Liesheng and his wife, He...

Chinese ship Haixun 01 detected a sound in the southern Indian Ocean consistent with a black box ping while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines plane

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...covery occurred more than 350 miles from where the Australians say sustained and repeated pings were found Sunday. Video of the Chinese ship appeared to show an extra pinger on board. That pinger would just need to get wet for it to start transmitting – noise that could then get picked up by the ship’s search crews, said Anish Patel, president of pinger maker Dukane Seacom. The company suppl...

Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola Company CEO, is placing a metal box, which the company says contains the formula, inside a five-foot high safe

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...#8217;t say if the keypad and hand scanner were there for show or were part of the security measures in place to protect the formula. The legend of the recipe goes that Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 by Atlanta pharmacist John S. Pemberton. To keep the crucial recipe a secret he did not write it down, and it was only known to a handful of people. However, in 1919 Coca-Cola Company needed a bank lo...

Morgan Tsvangirai has filed court challenge against Robert Mugabe poll win

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...nitors praised the poll for being peaceful but noted some irregularities. Western observers were not invited to witness the July 31 vote. But a local observer group, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) and its network of 7,000 observers, has said that about one million voters – mainly in urban areas – were “systematically disenfranchised” by being omitted from the...

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has left the US embassy in Beijing after taking refuge there for a week

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...ssy is obliged to consider whether there is a real risk that the person could be killed or seriously injured if they were handed over to the local authorities. And if there is, then they could be held accountable if they give the person up. How Chen Guangcheng gained entry to the embassy is unknown – whether he walked in by himself or was smuggled in by diplomats past Chinese security guards...

Boxun, a website based in the United States, claims that Neil Heywood was poisoned with potassium cyanide

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...as undermined China’s planning for a leadership reshuffle later this year. This is a new twist in a story which has precious few facts. Boxun, a website based in the United States, claims that Neil Heywood was poisoned with potassium cyanide. That rumor was repeated by people using Chinese micro-blogging sites and has been picked up by some Western newspapers. Neil Heywood died in the city o...

Chinese New Year begins on Sunday, when the new moon is seen in the sky

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...unfortunate events for the family throughout the year.” The new year is traditionally brought in with fireworks and firecrackers, but residents of Beijing have been asked to set off fewer this year, in an attempt to minimize additional pollution in the frequently smog-bound city. Related search articles:Chinese chinese new year new moon when When does the Lunar New Year in Asia take...

Japan has accused China of violating its airspace for the first time after a Chinese government plane flew near disputed East China Sea islands

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...elong to China’s State Oceanic Administration – a state body tasked with law enforcement in Chinese waters. Japan’s defence ministry said it was the first intrusion into Japan’s air space by a Chinese government aircraft since the military began keeping records, public broadcaster NHK reported. Last year, Japan said two Chinese military planes flew near the area, but did no...