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Anti-Japan protests spread across China

Anti-Japan protests have spread across Chinese cities with protesters smashing Japanese branded cars and restaurants. Protesters are expressing their anger against the visit by Japanese activists and lawmakers to the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which is claimed by both countries.  Read more

Shell plans at least $1 billion a year China shale gas investment

Royal Dutch Shell plans to spend at least $1 billion a year exploiting China’s potentially vast resources of shale gas, the firm’s top China executive said, part of an aggressive strategy to expand in the world’s biggest energy market.  Read more

Japan and the US to conduct Diaoyutai recapture drill

Between Aug. 21 and Sept. 26, a military exercise will be held by the US Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force aimed at recapturing the Diaoyutai islands from China, according to Chinese state broadcaster China National Radio run by the government.  Read more

Clean energy sources generate more electricity in China

Sources of clean energy generated 106.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in July, up 31 percent from a year ago, according to figures released by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) Tuesday.  Read more

The Killing of a Miner in Zambia

Steady undercurrents of dissatisfaction among workers and mine management culminated in yet another tragedy at the Collum Coal Mine.  Read more

Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers’ hours and safety

Facing mounting criticism, factories have made significant changes, but bigger steps are ahead for electronics supplier.  Read more

Taiwan eases rules to attract, retain foreign talent

Taiwan’s government is working on a plan to make it easier to recruit more professionals from overseas and keep them in the country by streamlining immigration regulations.  Read more

Ouch! Kobe Bryant Drops 68 in China Exhibition Game

Did Kobe Bryant just burnish his already shining legend in China, or did he commit that gravest of Chinese sins — causing his hosts to lose face?  Read more

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