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Chinese court upholds Ai Weiwei’s US$2.4 mil. tax fine

A Chinese court on Friday upheld a US$2.4 million fine for tax evasion against the country’s most famous dissident, Ai Weiwei, after barring him from attending the hearing, in a case that critics accuse Beijing of using to muzzle the outspoken artist.  Read more

China’s population of Internet users increases to a staggering 538 million

China’s population of Internet users, already the world’s biggest, has risen to 538 million, driven by rapid growth in wireless Web surfing, an industry group said Thursday.  Read more

China to probe U.S., South Korean solar materials imports

China will open investigations into imported U.S. and South Korean solar-grade polysilicon, the country’s trade ministry said on Friday, in the latest instance of growing tensions between major solar manufacturers.  Read more

Taiwanese most financially literate group in Asia-Pacific: poll

Taiwanese people and New Zealanders are the most financially literate groups compared with people from 12 other areas in the Asia-Pacific region, a Master Card survey showed Thursday.  Read more

A Year After the Wenzhou Train Crash, Burying Continues

Chinese citizens almost one year ago were outraged to see government officials pushing into a dirt pit the ruins of a wrecked rail car left from the deadly Wenzhou train crash, literally burying a visible reminder of one of the world’s worst high-speed rail accidents.  Read more


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