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Fake iPads on sale in China

Top News: Terrible winter weather hit the restive province of Xinjiang, damaging or flattening 100,000 homes. Temperatures dropped to minus 45 degrees Fahrenheit and over three feet of snow fell.

Mac Rumor Alert: What Apple's "iTablet" could mean for Asia

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Here comes, maybe, Apple's "iTablet." Or "iSlate." Or "iWhatever." Apple's so-called "Jesus Tablet" has been described as the ultimate gadget: A netbook, e-book reader, movie player and games platform all in one. It's going to revolutionize publishing, and education. No mention yet on solving Middle East peace, but surely it's only a matter of time.

The Fantastic Five: Best photos of the week

BOSTON — From GlobalPost's editors, a selection of the best pictures of the week. A shopper is reflected in a puddle of water next to the window of a clothing store in downtown Madrid, Jan. 19, 2010. The picture has been rotated 180 degrees. (Susana Vera/Reuters)

Taiwan rocks: They're loud. They're angry. They hate the Chinese government.

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The first time Taiwanese metal band Chthonic toured America, audiences didn't exactly give them a warm welcome. "They stood there with open mouths, and some shouted that they wanted to see the headline band instead," recalled bassist Doris Yeh, in an interview early this month. But Chthonic would typically silence the hecklers with their first tight, bone-crunching number. "I don't think they were prepared for seeing a band from the Orient," said Yeh. "They were shocked by our outfits and songs."

China v. Google: Beijing fights back

BEIIJING, China – After days of circumspect near-silence amid an international debate on Chinese censorship and surveillance that began more than a week ago when Google threatened to quit its operations here, China came out swinging Friday. In a statement posted to its website, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday’s tough speech from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threatened to harm U.S.-China relations.

Kidnapping in China

HONG KONG, China — In November, kidnappers seized 11-year-old Chen Hao in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The captors demanded 1 million yuan, or $146,000, for the boy’s return. His distraught parents agreed to pay part of the ransom up front. But their actions were not enough and the next day Hao’s dismembered body was discovered. A month earlier, 11-year-old Yi Yichen was kidnapped and murdered, his body dumped in the sea.

U.S. foreign policy, 2.0

The internet is the land of the free. That's the bottom line from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who in a wide-ranging speech today about how the web intersects with U.S. foreign policy, also addressed the ongoing battle between Google and China. As for the Google-China flap Clinton was blunt, urging Beijing to fully investigate Google's claims that it suffered cyber attacks in China:

Google vs. China

Top News: Increasing tensions between the West and China have dominated the news cycles recently. In the military realm, the U.S. sold PAC-3 air defense missiles, along with other weaponry to Taiwan. In response, China tested a new technology that intercepts and destroys missiles in mid-air. China refused to openly link the test with the U.S.’ sale of arms and also would not say if the new technology was successful.  

Police shut down Mr. Gay China competition in Beijing

BEIJING, China — It was no match: eight stocky policemen against eight young gay men. The eight contestants for Mr. Gay China did not stand a chance. The officers — whom one organizer described as “definitely not cute” — stomped into Beijing’s upscale LAN club Friday night to tell Ben Zhang, the man behind China’s first ever national gay beauty pageant, that the show could not go on.

Economic worries in Indonesia? Blame the Chinese.

CIPULIR, Indonesia — They say it’s all about location, location, location. But here, sitting outside her store in the corner of the fourth floor of a crowded indoor garments market, Ibu Nasution says the only threat to her business is the Chinese. “When they get here, nobody will buy these clothes anymore. We won’t be able to pay our debts. We won’t be able to eat. Things are going to get bad,” she said, sitting on a dusty stack of tightly wrapped T-shirts.
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