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News Apps Pun­ished for Spread­ing Il­le­gal Con­tent 805,032

A num­ber of top news apps, in­clud­ing Toutiao, ifeng News and Netease News, were pe­nal­ized and or­dered to sus­pend their ser­vice by the Chi­nese me­dia watch­dog for spread­ing vul­gar and porno­graphic con­tent.

Rus­sian Army on War Foot­ing 584,822

Ac­cord­ing to Rus­sian me­dia, the Rus­sian army is on a war foot­ing fol­low­ing the US air strikes on tar­gets in Syria.

Ali­pay Fined by PBOC 494,725

Ali­pay, the pay­ment plat­form un­der China’s big­gest on­line shop­ping web­site Alibaba, was re­cently fined 180,000 yuan (US$27,692) by the Peo­ple’s Bank of China (PBOC) for poorly pro­tect­ing cus­tomers’ per­sonal in­for­ma­tion, pub­lish­ing false data in its ad­ver­tis­ing and mis­us­ing cus­tomers’ fi­nan­cial in­for­ma­tion.

ZTE Barred from Buy­ing Amer­i­can Parts 381,004

China’s 13th Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress elected new gov­ern­ment lead­ers on March 17. Xi Jin­ping re­mains the Chi­nese Pres­i­dent and Wang Qis­han, for­mer di­rec­tor of the Com­mu­nist Party of China’s Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­plinary Su­per­vi­sion, was elected vice-pres­i­dent.

Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Apol­o­gizes for the 2010 Hostage In­ci­dent 268,686

Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte re­cently made an open apol­ogy to China for the 2010 hostage in­ci­dent, in which a for­mer Philip­pine po­lice­man hi­jacked a tourist bus in Manila and killed eight Hong Kong tourists. The Philip­pine po­lice were crit­i­cized for its late re­sponse to the cri­sis.

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