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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 lifts brokerage curb in sign of market confidence - Reuters November 24, 2015
      ReutersChina lifts brokerage curb in sign of market confidenceReutersBut China's crackdown on financial markets in the wake of a stock slump in the summer continued as anti-corruption investigators opened probes into two of China's largest brokerages and censured four insurance executives. In further news to rattle the ...Asian stocks finish in the
    • Apple Seeks to Launch Apple Pay in China by February - Wall Street Journal November 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalApple Seeks to Launch Apple Pay in China by FebruaryWall Street JournalBEIJING—Apple Inc. seeks by early February to launch its new Apple Pay electronic-payment service in China—a vibrant but fiercely competitive market for digital money—according to people familiar with its discussions. The Cupertino, Calif., company ...Apple Pay Expected
    • China's Clout in Malaysia Set to Grow After 1MDB Deal - Wall Street Journal November 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Clout in Malaysia Set to Grow After 1MDB DealWall Street JournalChina's $2.3 billion deal to buy power assets from a debt-ridden Malaysian government-investment fund could give Beijing greater sway in the Southeast Asia nation and pave the way for Chinese companies to win a string of coveted infrastructure deals.1MDB: sca
    • US must push for economic liberalization in China - The Hill (blog) November 24, 2015
      Yahoo NewsUS must push for economic liberalization in ChinaThe Hill (blog)Conflict is looming in the South China Sea. China's behavior there in recent years, like the infamous 9 dash line, has been a cynical manipulation of important and longstanding norms of international law. The U.S.'s “freedom of navigation” operation ...Philippines takes South
    • China is cutting mobile phone services in its Muslim-heavy far west - Quartz November 24, 2015
      MashableChina is cutting mobile phone services in its Muslim-heavy far westQuartzChina's government shut down mobile phone service in the far west territory of Xinjiang for residents using common tools to evade internet censorship after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, The New York Times reported today (Nov. 24). Beijing has publicly ...China cuts phones of X
    • China 'used flamethrowers' on terror suspects - CNBC November 24, 2015
      CNBCChina 'used flamethrowers' on terror suspectsCNBCChinese paramilitaries used flamethrowers to smoke terror suspects out of a cave, according to a detailed account of the manhunt that China said resulted in the deaths of 28 "terrorists." According to reports by Reuters and the South China Morning Post ...Joining the fight against Isis
    • China wants to build a high-speed rail link to a newly open Iran - Quartz November 24, 2015
      China wants to build a high-speed rail link to a newly open IranQuartzThe route of the proposed China-Iran railway.(China Daily/Li Yi). Central Asia already has rail infrastructure that can move goods between China and the region, but a major problem is that Central Asian countries use a different width of track than ...and more »
    • China and US Say They've Made Strides in Trade Talks - New York Times November 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina and US Say They've Made Strides in Trade TalksNew York TimesGUANGZHOU, China — In their first top-level trade talks since President Obama hosted China's leader in September, the United States and China said on Monday that they had made progress on sticking points, including preventing the theft of trade ...China, US Promise Bett
    • China Cuts Mobile Service of Xinjiang Residents Evading Internet Filters - New York Times November 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina Cuts Mobile Service of Xinjiang Residents Evading Internet FiltersNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese government is shutting down the mobile service of residents in Xinjiang who use software that lets them circumvent Internet filters, escalating an already aggressive electronic surveillance strategy in the country's fractious ...Ch
    • As China's Workforce Dwindles, the World Scrambles for Alternatives - Wall Street Journal November 23, 2015
      As China's Workforce Dwindles, the World Scrambles for AlternativesWall Street JournalLast month, China announced it was abolishing its decades-old policy restricting most couples to one child. But that won't likely put much of a dent in the country's looming demographic problem because relatively few Chinese prefer to have more than ...and mo