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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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    • Obama to back Japan in China islands dispute - USA TODAY April 23, 2014
      BBC NewsObama to back Japan in China islands disputeUSA TODAYPresident Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday where he is kick starting the first part of a trip to Asia aimed in part at renewing the U.S.'s security commitment to the region. Ahead of his arrival in Japan he confirmed that America's mutual security ...Obama Asia tour: China 'the eleph […]
    • Concord Medical's China Growth Plans - Forbes April 23, 2014
      Concord Medical's China Growth PlansForbesWhen Concord Medical Services (NYSE: CCM), the largest private provider of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, first applied in January 2011 to the local Chinese government for its project in Guangzhou, approval took three years. In ... […]
    • China won't swallow 'bitter pill' of ceding sovereign rights: military official - Reuters April 23, 2014
      BBC NewsChina won't swallow 'bitter pill' of ceding sovereign rights: military officialReuters"No country should expect China to swallow the bitter pill of our sovereignty, national security or development interests being compromised," said Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission. The commission is Ch […]
    • Asia Stocks live blog: China data back in spotlight - MarketWatch (blog) April 23, 2014
      Asia Stocks live blog: China data back in spotlightMarketWatch (blog)Welcome to the Asia Stocks live blog, a running account of what the region's share markets are doing, along with other news. While China Mobile earnings and the trading debut of Japan's Seibu will factor into today's trading session, an early read on ... […]
    • China factory activity shrinks for fourth month - Reuters April 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina factory activity shrinks for fourth monthReutersChina's central bank will cut the amount of deposits rural banks must hold as reserves by between 0.5 and 2 percentage points, it said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of measures to help combat the slowing economy. CICC estimated that the reserve ...China April HSBC flash PMI ti […]
    • China Mobile Falls on Profit Drop as IPhone Boosts Costs - Bloomberg April 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Mobile Falls on Profit Drop as IPhone Boosts CostsBloombergChina Mobile Ltd. (941) fell the most in a month in Hong Kong trading after posting its third straight drop in quarterly profit as expenses for subsidizing Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPhone and building networks increased. Shares dropped 2.6 percent, the most ...Competition, Su […]
    • No Solution in Sight for China Shoe Factory Strike - ABC News April 23, 2014
      CTV NewsNo Solution in Sight for China Shoe Factory StrikeABC NewsWorkers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas. The on-off work stoppage at ...China sports shoe factory hal […]
    • Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China - Reuters April 22, 2014
      Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for ChinaReutersChina's deployment for the search - 18 warships, smaller coastguard vessels, a civilian cargo ship and an Antarctic icebreaker - has stretched the supply lines and logistics of its rapidly expanding navy, Chinese analysts and regional military attaches ...and more » […]
    • China's seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two roots - Reuters April 22, 2014
      China's seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two rootsReutersThe impoundment has created unease in Japan's government, which warns that the action could affect Japanese businesses in China. It remains unclear whether the sudden ruling by the Shanghai Maritime Court would herald the seizure of more Japanese ... […]
    • Investigated by China's Leaders, Powerful Family Has a Defender: Its Hometown - New York Times April 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalInvestigated by China's Leaders, Powerful Family Has a Defender: Its HometownNew York TimesThere is little sympathy for Mr. Zhou elsewhere in China, where some online dispatches on his case make coded reference to “House of Cards,” the dark American political drama available online here. Public awareness is growing that his downfall m […]