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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 Plans a Market for Carbon Permits - New York Times September 1, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina Plans a Market for Carbon PermitsNew York TimesBEIJING — China plans to introduce its national market for carbon permit trading in 2016, a government official said on Sunday, adding that Beijing is close to completing rules for what will be the world's biggest emissions trading program. The nation ...China to launch carbon tra
    • China Loses Growth Momentum as Manufacturing Pulls Back - Bloomberg September 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Loses Growth Momentum as Manufacturing Pulls BackBloomberg“There's certain downward pressure in the current economic environment,” Zhang Liqun, a researcher with the State Council's Development Research Center, said in a China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing statement. “Future industrial production ...China Manufactu
    • China Home Prices Fall for Fourth Straight Month - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Home Prices Fall for Fourth Straight MonthWall Street JournalAverage new home prices fell 0.6% in August from July, moderating from the 0.8% decline in July, data provider China Real Estate Index System said late Sunday. Average new home prices declined 0.5% in June and 0.3% in May. May's decline was the first ...Slump in China
    • China: No Open Nominations For Hong Kong Leader - Huffington Post August 31, 2014
      New York TimesChina: No Open Nominations For Hong Kong LeaderHuffington PostBEIJING (AP) — China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a ...China Rest
    • China's 'bad banks' back in the spotlight - Financial Times August 31, 2014
      ReutersChina's 'bad banks' back in the spotlightFinancial TimesThe prospect of the first ever default in China's rapidly expanding shadow banking sector sent shockwaves through financial markets this year. As word spread that a Rmb3bn trust product called “China Credit Equals Gold #1” was on the verge of ...China banks seek new lending ho
    • China real-estate: A bubble bursting - CNBC August 31, 2014
      CNBCChina real-estate: A bubble burstingCNBCFor 31-year old Beijing resident Wang Yuanzhi, talk about a bubble in Chinese property is not something to be too concerned about. "If you look at the real estate market in China, it has already seen a golden decade of extreme fast growth. There will ...China's environment lawyer serves poorInquirer.netal
    • China rules out open Hong Kong chief executive poll - BBC News August 31, 2014
      BBC NewsChina rules out open Hong Kong chief executive pollBBC NewsThe Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress said in its decision that while the election would represent "historic progress", "the sovereignty, security and development interests of the country are at stake," and therefore "there is a ...
    • China complains SAT may impose American values on its best students - Los Angeles Times August 31, 2014
      CBS NewsChina complains SAT may impose American values on its best studentsLos Angeles TimesChinese students have shown an insatiable appetite for attending U.S. colleges — last year alone, more than 235,000 were enrolled at American institutions of higher education. But now, some in China are grousing that the SAT may impose American values ...​China vows t
    • China State Banks Report Surge in Soured Loans - Wall Street Journal August 31, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina State Banks Report Surge in Soured LoansWall Street JournalChina reported 7.4% economic growth in the first half from a year ago, below the 7.7% growth rate of last year. Economists are worried that China may miss the 7.5% annual growth target set by the government this year if the economy doesn't show ...China Southern Airlines
    • Who'll Win the Fight Between Russia and Ukraine? Maybe China - VICE News August 29, 2014
      VICE NewsWho'll Win the Fight Between Russia and Ukraine? Maybe ChinaVICE NewsLong ago, back before the Sino-Soviet split, back when Leave it to Beaver ruled the airwaves, the Communists of China and the Communists of the Soviet Union were the best of friends. As besties, they shared their dreams, their aspirations, and lots of ...and more »