From the maproom LiveJournal link:
Author Claims Chinese Visited Americas and Made Maps in 2200 BChttp://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2006/12/author_claims_chinese_visited_americas_and_made_maps_in_2200_bc.phtml
If you thought Gavin Menzies's claim that the Chinese discovered America in 1421 was risible, if you thought Liu Gang's purported 1418 map was a fraud, you'd better brace yourself: a Virginia author argues that the Chinese visited America around...
From the Christian Science Monitor:
Consumer tidal wave on the way: China's middle class
Due to the fruits of economic liberalization, analysts say that China is poised for a consumer-products revolution. By Peter Fordhttp://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0102/p01s02-woap.html?s=hns
India poised for pharmaceutical boom
India is revamping its drug industry, hoping to duplicate success of its IT sector. By Mark Sappenfieldhttp://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0102/p06s01-wosc.html?s=hns
Nepal's goddesses: religious abuse?
Nepal's Supreme Court will rule on whether a tradition of using children as living goddesses is a crime. By Bikash Sangraulahttp://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0102/p07s02-wosc.html?s=hns
Next big test of power to seize property?
The US Supreme Court will examine whether a private company can demand payment in exchange for not seizing private property. By Warren Richeyhttp://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0102/p02s01-usju.html?s=hns