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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 Criticizes U.S., Philippine War Games in South China Sea - Bloomberg April 21, 2015
      BloombergChina Criticizes U.S., Philippine War Games in South China SeaBloombergWar games in the South China Sea between the Philippines and its allies are inappropriate and run counter to efforts to ease tensions in the waters, China's state-run Global Times said in an editorial. The comments come as more than 11,000 soldiers ...Philippines Shows Photo
    • Foreign Companies at Risk From Proposed Chinese Law - Wall Street Journal April 20, 2015
      Wall Street JournalForeign Companies at Risk From Proposed Chinese LawWall Street JournalMajor foreign companies and several Chinese Internet companies with U.S. stock-exchange listings are using a corporate structure in China in a way that may be rendered illegal under a proposed law. The Wall Street Journal, working with Dow Jones Risk ...and more »
    • Shares gain on China stimulus; Greece worries weigh on euro - Reuters April 20, 2015
      ReutersShares gain on China stimulus; Greece worries weigh on euroReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - Equity markets rebounded on Monday after China took steps to stimulate its economy and Wall Street also rose on corporate earnings, while the euro weakened further on worries about Greece. The Chinese central bank on Sunday ...Tech Shares Lead U.S. Stocks Rebound; E
    • Wall Street rallies on China stimulus ahead of tech earnings - Reuters April 20, 2015
      ReutersWall Street rallies on China stimulus ahead of tech earningsReuters(Reuters) - Wall Street ended sharply higher on Monday after China moved to stimulate its slowing economy while investors bought up technology stocks on cautious optimism on upcoming earnings reports. In the second industry-wide cut in two months, ...Stocks close higher on China stimul
    • China Frees Up $200 Billion for Lending to Stimulate Economy - New York Times April 20, 2015
      New York TimesChina Frees Up $200 Billion for Lending to Stimulate EconomyNew York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese policy makers are dealing with a financial conundrum. Overall economic growth is slipping, which argues for looser monetary policy. But the risk is that any new money is diverted to the country's frothy stock markets. Against this ...Even $200 bil
    • Chinese Property Developer Kaisa Defaults on Debt - New York Times April 20, 2015
      New York TimesChinese Property Developer Kaisa Defaults on DebtNew York TimesThe troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa Group has defaulted on its overseas debt, a situation that could make Western investors more wary of the country's real estate market. Once a darling of global money managers, the developer, with its trail ...Kaisa Defaults on Dolla
    • China and Pakistan launch economic corridor plan worth $46 billion - Reuters April 20, 2015
      ReutersChina and Pakistan launch economic corridor plan worth $46 billionReutersChina's President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan to oversee the signing of agreements aimed at establishing a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor between Pakistan's southern Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea and China's western Xinjiang region. The plan ...China invests
    • Will the US say yes to a 'Made in China' car? - CNN April 20, 2015
      CNNWill the US say yes to a 'Made in China' car?CNNCEO Håkan Samuelsson said Volvo planned to sell 1,500 Chinese-made S60 Inscription sedans in 2015 and 5,000 annually in subsequent years. For many U.S. consumers, China is still more closely linked with cheap clothing and electronics than luxury ...Shanghai motor show drives home China's claim
    • China really wants a rising stock market - Fortune April 20, 2015
      FortuneChina really wants a rising stock marketFortuneThe big reserve cut in China over the weekend—a 1 percentage point reduction in banks' reserve-requirement ratio, the largest such reduction since 2008—seemed to be about pumping more lending into an economy which struggled through the first quarter ...China Stocks Drop on Record Turnover as Margin C
    • IBM Venture With China Stirs Concerns - New York Times April 20, 2015
      New York TimesIBM Venture With China Stirs ConcernsNew York TimesHONG KONG — Shen Changxiang, who once supervised the cybersecurity of China's strategic missile arsenal and spearheaded computer security research for the navy, has warned of the perils of his country's reliance on American technology.and more »