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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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    • Sanction China For Its Support Of North Korea...And So Much More - Forbes February 13, 2016
      ForbesSanction China For Its Support Of North Korea...And So Much MoreForbesLike North Korea, China has little informed public support within its borders, has a state-run economy that impoverishes its people, routinely jails (or in the case of North Korea, murders) influential public figures, and appears to be quite ...China urges UN action to make North Kor
    • Fishing for China: How a little lobster is making a big impact - CBC.ca February 13, 2016
      CBC.caFishing for China: How a little lobster is making a big impactCBC.caEverywhere you go in Shanghai, you see a love of seafood, a growing demand for quality and the means to pay for it. China's middle class is now between 300 million and 400 million, and growing. Perhaps the question isn't how much more will demand grow ...
    • Chinese Start to Lose Confidence in Their Currency - New York Times February 13, 2016
      New York TimesChinese Start to Lose Confidence in Their CurrencyNew York TimesHONG KONG — As the Chinese economy stumbles, wealthy families are increasingly trying to move large sums of money out of the country, worried that the value of the currency will fall and their savings will be worth less.Can China Cope With the Stampede From Its Currency?Newsweekall
    • China's Factories Hunt for Growing Markets - Wall Street Journal February 13, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina's Factories Hunt for Growing MarketsWall Street JournalSHENZHEN, China—As global investors fret over the health of China's stuttering economy, some battered manufacturers in the industrial south are pinning their hopes on moving up the technology ladder. Inside the factory of struggling electronics maker ...
    • How US is directly competing with China for power in Southeast Asia - Economic Times February 13, 2016
      How US is directly competing with China for power in Southeast AsiaEconomic TimesWhile the leaders will certainly discuss regional security issues, including territorial disputes in the South China Sea, North Korea's nuclear program and counterterrorism, they will devote equal time to economic issues, including the U.S.-led Trans ...and more »
    • China central bank: speculators should not dominate sentiment - Reuters February 13, 2016
      ReutersChina central bank: speculators should not dominate sentimentReutersBEIJING Speculators should not be allowed to dominate market sentiment regarding China's foreign exchange reserves and it was quite normal for reserves to fall as well as rise, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan was quoted as saying on Saturday.China's Central Bank Says No
    • China criticises Britain for 'interfering' in case of missing Hong Kong booksellers - The Guardian February 13, 2016
      The GuardianChina criticises Britain for 'interfering' in case of missing Hong Kong booksellersThe GuardianBritain on Friday released a report describing the disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and published books critical of Chinese politics, as a “serious breach” of an agreement signed with Beijing before Hong Kong was handed ba
    • White House to Cruz: We'll veto your China bill - Politico February 12, 2016
      PoliticoWhite House to Cruz: We'll veto your China billPolitico"While we continue to impress upon China the imperative of respecting human rights and releasing Liu Xiaobo, as well as other political prisoners, we do not believe Sen. Cruz's ploy to rename a street in Washington, D.C. is an effective way to achieve ...Senate passes 'provoca
    • China's New Tech Economy Could Offset Slowdown: Kai-Fu Lee - Forbes February 12, 2016
      ForbesChina's New Tech Economy Could Offset Slowdown: Kai-Fu LeeForbesChinese New Year is going on but Kai-Fu Lee isn't celebrating much, at least not in China. He's been in New York City this week making the rounds with his message that China's new tech economy is far from reaching a plateau. In fact, he's contending ...
    • Latin America: China's power play right under the U.S. - CNNMoney February 12, 2016
      CNNMoneyLatin America: China's power play right under the U.S.CNNMoneyThe Chinese government too has greatly expanded relations with Latin America. China hosted all Latin American presidents in Beijing for the first time last year and China's President Xi Jinping pledged to invest $250 billion in the region over the next ...and more »