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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 Shares Fall on Beijing's Lower Growth Target - Wall Street Journal March 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Fall on Beijing's Lower Growth TargetWall Street JournalChina stocks fell Thursday after the country lowered its growth forecast for the year, bringing concerns about a slowing economy to the fore. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.1% to 24193.04 and the Shanghai Composite Index was down 1%. Chinese Premier Li ...China No. 3 lea
    • Nine hurt in China station knife attack - BBC News March 6, 2015
      BBC NewsNine hurt in China station knife attackBBC NewsNine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, police say. The attack happened on Friday morning. Police shot one suspect dead and caught another, a statement said. No information was given on the ...China: Nine injured in rush-hour railway knife attackCNNK
    • Vietnam Protests China Construction on Disputed South China Sea Island - Wall Street Journal (blog) March 5, 2015
      The DiplomatVietnam Protests China Construction on Disputed South China Sea IslandWall Street Journal (blog)Vietnam is protesting about China's move to expand construction on the disputed Spratly islands, which Vietnam calls Truong Sa, in the South China Sea. “Vietnam strongly protests and demands that China respect Vietnam's sovereignty and immedi
    • China's Lower Growth Goal Doesn't Spook Foreign Companies - Wall Street Journal March 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Lower Growth Goal Doesn't Spook Foreign CompaniesWall Street JournalCompanies operating in China largely took the government's forecast of slowing growth in stride, with those reliant on business and government spending offering gloomier forecasts than companies focused on consumer demand. Chinese Premier Li ...China
    • The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm - NPR (blog) March 5, 2015
      NPR (blog)The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By StormNPR (blog)Two hundred million and counting: That's how many times a documentary about China's massive air pollution problem has been viewed online since the weekend. Environmentalists are hailing it as an eye-opener for Chinese citizens. The filmmaker, Chai ...Under the Dome:
    • Is China's 1929 moment coming? - Washington Post (blog) March 5, 2015
      Is China's 1929 moment coming?Washington Post (blog)It's weird to worry about China when it's still growing more than 7 percent a year, but it's a little less so when you consider how mammoth its credit bubble has gotten. The numbers are historic. China's total debt has sprouted from 153 percent of ...
    • China to narrow gap with US by increasing military spending - CNN March 5, 2015
      CNNChina to narrow gap with US by increasing military spendingCNNHong Kong (CNN) China says its military budget will increase by 10.1% in 2015, the latest in a series of double-digit increases that will narrow the still-significant gap with the United States on defense spending. According to a budget report released ...China on Long, Slow Road to ReformWall
    • China's Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates on Special Lending Tools - Wall Street Journal March 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates on Special Lending ToolsWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—China's central bank has taken a fresh move to lower borrowing costs for businesses in a weakening economy, just days after it cut policy interest rates for the second time in less than four months. The People's Bank of China has low
    • Drug Companies Face Pressure Despite China Price Pledge - Wall Street Journal March 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalDrug Companies Face Pressure Despite China Price PledgeWall Street JournalBEIJING—Global drug companies face tough going in China despite Beijing's promise to lift pharmaceutical price controls, as stiff competition and a fierce bidding process will continue to pressure prices. China's leaders on Thursday said Beijing would ...an
    • China's new terrorism law provokes anger in US, concern at home - Washington Post March 5, 2015
      The RegisterChina's new terrorism law provokes anger in US, concern at homeWashington PostBEIJING — A new draft counterterrorism law here is provoking unusually strong condemnation, from multinational companies trying to do business in China to domestic dissidents trying to stay out of jail and from global human rights groups to foreign ...‪Obama critic