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7% of dads encourage their daughters to play football - England player Kelly Smith MBE on why we need to do more



UK, EAST MEETS WEST June 15, 2016


Only 20% of dads encourage their sons to play football and only 7% encourage their daughters to play.   A new study reveals the negative stereotypes that fathers in the UK give off to their daughters are preventing girls fr...

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Attack in Orlando - The facts on Chinese and American Alligators



CHINA , EAST MEETS WEST June 15, 2016


Police in Orlando today are searching for a missing 2-year-old boy who was dragged into a lagoon by an alligator. It's reported the child was paddling in waters close to his parents on a 5 star Disneyland resort.   ...

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Ian McKellen Spotted at Chinese Marriage Market



THAT'S ODD, CHINA , CULTURE, EAST MEETS WEST June 13, 2016


Sir Ian McKellen has been spotted advertising himself at Shanghai's marriage market. Shanghaiist reports that the veteran actor held a sign, saying:   ''Ian, 5'11' 77 Years Cambridge University House in London Still Ac...

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Airbus to Assemble Helicopters in China



TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS, CHINA , EAST MEETS WEST June 13, 2016


European aviation giant Airbus is set to assemble helicopters in China, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The announcement is linked to an order for 100 aircraft by a consortium of Chinese firms. Opening in 2018, the facitli...

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First Air Route from Manchester to China Opens



BUSINESS, CHINA , UK, TRAVEL, EAST MEETS WEST June 10, 2016


The first ever direct flight between Manchester and Beijing has launched. Hainan Airlines will fly the route four times a week, becoming the first Chinese airline to fly directly to a UK city outside London. According to ITV New...

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