Back to the future: In a nod to China's growing influence on world trade, parts of the nation of...

|By:, SA News Editor

Back to the future: In a nod to China's growing influence on world trade, parts of the nation of Samoa will skip Dec. 30 to align itself on the same side as the international date line as East Asia. "They will lose the date of December 30th 2011 forever, but they will gain a lot of great business opportunities,” crows the People's Daily.