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Send Rat Infested Lyubov Orlova Ghost Ship to China

The Lyubov Orlova is a ghost ship that has been adrift in the North Atlantic for about a year.  It was built in 1976  and named after a Soviet female actress and singer.  Lyubov Orlova roughly translates to fallopian tubes, according to a pamphlet I found laying on the ground. The ship is believed to […]

China Current Events: December 16

China deploys ‘highly efficient’ rover onto Moon’s surface Experts say China’s ability to soft-land a spacecraft on the Moon represents a major step forwards for a country that appears determined to push deeper and deeper into space Dishwashers in high demand in Hong Kong amid shortage People who wash dishes at restaurants in Hong Kong […]

China Current Events April

Michael Jordan’s China Lawsuit Takes a Sad Turn You may recall that Michael Jordan sued a Chinese sportswear company in 2012, claiming that they infringed upon Jordan’s Chinese name and several logos that were similar to those used by Jordan or his sponsors.  Read more Asian Megacities. Seoul vs. Shanghai vs. Beijing Excellent/fascinating/incisive/development analysis of […]

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Current Events in China: April 1

Now In China’s Rivers: Decomposing Humans “Based on our overall measuring results in past years, water quality not only remained normal, but in some cases has even improved,” said Li Lei, deputy environmental bureau chief of Lanzhou, last week.  Read more China’s losing battle against state-backed polluters When Zijin Mining Group threatened to move its […]

Current Events in China: March 29

Why China Is Finally Abandoning Its One Child Policy One of the first announcements by the new administration taking charge in China this month was that the one child policy, which has been in effect since 1979, will be phased out. The end of this most repulsive of social policies is good news for human […]

Current Events in China: March 28

Video captures China sinkhole tragedy A 25-year-old man in China has died after a sinkhole opened up and swallowed him. See video Chinese navy makes waves in South China Sea A Chinese navy flotilla is conducting military drills at an island chain that is claimed by nearby Malaysia in a rare and provocative visit to […]

China Current Events: March 27

China, Vietnam Clash Over Disputed Islands China is once again at odds with a maritime neighbor over disputed islands, this time — as often — leading to a little shooting and a lot of posturing.  Read more China’s exploitation of Latin American natural resources raises concern Economic benefits countered by environmental damage and fears over […]

China Current Events: March 26

China Reportedly To Buy Russian Subs, Fighter Jets China has reportedly signed a deal to buy new submarines and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, the first such arms deal in nearly a decade.  Read more Myanmar pivots uneasily away from China Long in the shadow of its powerful neighbor, the increasingly open, independent country […]

Current Events in China: March 25

Behind China’s Switch to High-End Exports As rising labor costs push manufacturing of T-shirts, jeans and the like out of China, the country has been able to offset that loss by grabbing the high end.  Read more Search for love in China fuels ‘ghost marriages’; grave robbing Wei Guohua finally found his Mrs. Right – […]

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    • China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade - USA TODAY September 3, 2015
      USA TODAYChina marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in paradeUSA TODAYBEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed his nation as major world power and force for peace Thursday as he presided over a massive military parade marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. Speaking from atop the Gate of ...China military parade co
    • China's Economic Slowdown: We May Have Seen Peak Coal - Forbes September 3, 2015
      ForbesChina's Economic Slowdown: We May Have Seen Peak CoalForbesA cyclist resorts to wearing a mask in Beijing covered by heavy smog on Jun. 23. China's cities are often hit by heavy pollution, blamed on coal burning by power stations and industry, as well as vehicle use. The issue has become a major source of ...and more »
    • Jack Lew: We're going to hold China accountable - CNBC September 3, 2015
      CNBCJack Lew: We're going to hold China accountableCNBCTreasury Secretary Jack Lew, in an exclusive interview with CNBC, diplomatically but firmly criticized China's handling of its currency devaluation. He also said the recent trading turmoil isn't a major concern at this point, but "I keep my eye on the ...and more »
    • China poses threat to global growth, IMF warns - BBC News September 3, 2015
      BBC NewsChina poses threat to global growth, IMF warnsBBC NewsSlower growth in China and continuing stock market uncertainty pose a threat to global economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has warned. China's slowdown appears to have bigger repercussions for other countries than had been expected, the ...IMF Says China Slowdown, Other Risks Thr
    • China building two aircraft carriers: Taiwan defense ministry report - Yahoo News September 3, 2015
      China building two aircraft carriers: Taiwan defense ministry reportYahoo NewsTAIPEI (Reuters) - China is building two aircraft carriers that will be the same size as its sole carrier, a 60,000-tonne refurbished Soviet-era ship, according to a new Taiwanese Defence Ministry report on the capabilities of the People's Liberation ...and more »
    • China is buying about one-fifth of the world's Apple Watches - Quartz September 3, 2015
      China is buying about one-fifth of the world's Apple WatchesQuartzSince the device's release in May, research firm RedTech Advisors/TalkingData estimates that over 1 million of the watches have been sold in China. Sales for the three-month period ending in June topped out at over 626,000, which the company calculates ...and more »
    • Five ways India can benefit from China's slowdown - Quartz September 3, 2015
      The New YorkerFive ways India can benefit from China's slowdownQuartzWith the recent stock market crash, it is clear that China is in the middle of a crisis—and there is no easy way out. As the second largest economy in the world that primarily relies on global demand to drive its growth, China's slowdown will have ...China's Economic Slowdown
    • Witnessing Japan's surrender in China - BBC News September 3, 2015
      BBC NewsWitnessing Japan's surrender in ChinaBBC NewsIn September 1945, China's long and bloody war with Japan finally came to an end - millions had died and thousands of foreigners were held in internment camps. As Japan surrendered, my great-uncle was sent to Shanghai to find out what had happened to ...and more »
    • In a First, Chinese Navy Sails Off Alaska - New York Times September 3, 2015
      New York TimesIn a First, Chinese Navy Sails Off AlaskaNew York TimesThe Arctic has become hotly contested as the United States, Russia and China, among other nations, have expanded their economic and security interests. A growing number of vessels have been traveling north through the Bering Strait, and the Coast Guard ...Chinese ships spotted off Alaska co
    • The chart signalling another 50% drop for China - CNBC September 2, 2015
      CNBCThe chart signalling another 50% drop for ChinaCNBCThe frightening pace of declines in China's benchmark stock index is not over, according to several market analysts, with predictions that the market could half in value over the next six to nine months. The Shanghai Composite index - still in its ...Most Asia Stocks Rise, After U.S. Rally, With Chi