Online Private Tutors Banned in China

China announced on Wednesday, September 8, that private tutors who conducted online classes in houses, hotels, or coffee shops, are banned to make sure that tutoring for profit is completely stopped.  Reuters reported that Chinese authorities prohibited payment-based tutoring in …

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Lafarge Found Guilty of Selling Cement to ISIS

France’s top court has found the cement giant Lafarge guilty of complicity in a crime against humanity for financing the Daesh/ISIS groups in the Syrian civil war. Lafarge was accused of paying about $13.5 million and providing construction materials such …

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Chinese Government Shuts Down American Chamber of Commerce in Chengdu

Chinese authorities have shut down the American Chamber of Commerce in the southwestern city of Chengdu due to unspecified reasons.  According to the statement from the Chamber that was seen by Reuters, it can “no longer carry out any activities …

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Amazon Blocks 10 Billion Product Listings Amid Intensified Counterfeit Crackdown

Seattle-based e-commerce giant Amazon announced on Monday that it blocked more than 10 billion suspicious listings last year before any of its offerings could get officially sold on its platform, the first of the tech firm regarding the anti-counterfeiting initiative …

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