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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's October factory growth unexpectedly hits five-month low: official PMI - Reuters November 1, 2014
      ReutersChina's October factory growth unexpectedly hits five-month low: official PMIReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity unexpectedly fell to a five-month low in October as firms fought slowing orders and rising costs in the cooling economy, reinforcing views that the country's growth outlook is hazy at best. The official ...Chi
    • New US General Seeks China Air Safety Dialogue - ABC News November 1, 2014
      USA NEWSNew US General Seeks China Air Safety DialogueABC NewsThe U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific said Saturday she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air that have added to regional tensions. Gen. Lori Robinson said she anticipates a speaking engagement at ...New US Pacific Air Force command
    • China's secret submarine caves extend Xi Jinping's naval reach - Sydney Morning Herald November 1, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina's secret submarine caves extend Xi Jinping's naval reachSydney Morning HeraldFrom this pen the subs can venture in and out of the contested South China Sea hidden from the prying eyes of reconnaissance planes deployed by the United States Navy, which for the past half century has enjoyed almost unfettered access to the wa
    • As China's real estate market cools, the nation's new property moguls look to ... - Sydney Morning Herald November 1, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldAs China's real estate market cools, the nation's new property moguls look to ...Sydney Morning HeraldIn exhibition halls in China's major capital cities, prospective buyers are just as likely to come across promoters for house and land packages in suburban Melbourne, or off-the-plan inner-city apartments in central Sydney
    • China Experimental Moon Orbiter Returns - ABC News November 1, 2014
      RapplerChina Experimental Moon Orbiter ReturnsABC NewsChina on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day trip marked the first time in almost four decades that ...China recovers experimental lunar orbiter, mo
    • Falling Chinese Bank Deposits Add to Warning Signs on Economy - Bloomberg October 31, 2014
      BloombergFalling Chinese Bank Deposits Add to Warning Signs on EconomyBloombergFour of the five biggest banks, led by Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (601398), posted a drop in deposits as they reported third-quarter earnings this week. Central bank data showed it was the first quarterly decline for the nation's ...UPDATE 3-China banks
    • Allegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South Korea - TIME October 31, 2014
      TIMEAllegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South KoreaTIMEAll students living in China and South Korea who took the SAT on Oct. 11 will have their test scores delayed and reviewed because of allegations of widespread cheating, officials from the College Board and its global test administration and security ...Chinese and South Korean
    • China corruption: Record cash find in official's home - BBC News October 31, 2014
      BBC NewsChina corruption: Record cash find in official's homeBBC NewsAnti-corruption investigators in China have confirmed the reported seizure of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home in May - the biggest such haul to date. More than 200m yuan (£20m) were found and four out of 16 counting machines broke ...China: Millions in Cash Fo
    • China and Russia Said to Block Creation of Antarctic Marine Reserves - New York Times October 31, 2014
      China and Russia Said to Block Creation of Antarctic Marine ReservesNew York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — International talks in Australia on establishing two marine reserve areas, each larger than Texas, in the waters around Antarctica ended in failure on Friday, with some delegates to the negotiations saying that China and Russia had ...China And Russia Block
    • China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia - Reuters October 31, 2014
      ReutersChina to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in LiberiaReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China will dispatch an elite unit of the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa ...China To Send Elite Army Unit To E