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Slimming Cups?

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Cupping is a recognised form of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Many of us are already familiar with it. Even if we haven’t tried it ourselves, we would have seen the bruises that result from the procedure on men and women we see on the streets. According to TCM literature, cupping has the following… Continue reading

China Crapping

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In 1993, Longman’s Dictionary of English Language and Culture was banned. Its entry for “Bangkok” described Thailand’s capital as a city known for its Buddhist temples and “a place where there are a lot of prostitutes”. Thai authorities said that the publication had eroded the good moral standards of the Thais. The Thai Foreign Ministry… Continue reading

Sweet Distraction

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When China’s President Xi Jinping pledged to fight corruption, he probably meant it. Once powerful former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang is now under investigation after it has been revealed that when Zhou was in charge, his department spent more money than the military. Conspiracy theorists speculate that Xi is just trying to get rid… Continue reading

Medieval Mindsets

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In the 16th century, an Italian astronomer by the name of Galileo Galilei designed the then state of the art telescopes and spent many years observing the heavens. His observations were to confirm the deductions of late Nicholas Copernicus’ heliocentric theory – that it was the earth that revolved around the sun and not vice… Continue reading