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SoftBank’s Contentious Bid for Sprint Nextel Finally Gets U.S. Government Approval

May 29, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Japan’s SoftBank has cleared its biggest regulatory hurdle in its $20.1 billion bid for Sprint Nextel with a tentative agreement to give the US government oversight over its technology suppliers—especially those from China—and veto power over a seat on Sprint’s board. The deal was put on hold over fears (especially ...

China’s Bird Flu Has Been Conquered—at Least For Now

May 22, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow China appears to have beaten back the latest strain of bird flu, according to global health authorities, but at no small cost. A total of 36 people have died, and UN experts said on Tuesday that the economy lost $6.5 billion as a result of the outbreak. The total number ...

Chinese Spy or Not, Don't Download Porn Onto a NASA Laptop

May 2, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Bo Jiang, a Chinese research scientist who worked at a NASA facility and was suspected of stealing secrets, is expected to plead guilty today–not for espionage, but for downloading porn on his work computer. Mr Bo, 31, was fired in January for taking a NASA laptop on holiday to China ...