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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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    • Human rights groups attack China draft security law - Financial Times May 24, 2015
      Financial TimesHuman rights groups attack China draft security lawFinancial TimesThe vaguely worded draft law “includes a broad and ill-defined definition of 'national security', and provisions that would allow prosecution of dissenting views, religious beliefs, information online, and challenges to China's 'cyber sovereignty ...
    • Apple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9 - Apple Insider May 24, 2015
      Apple InsiderApple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9Apple InsiderBizarrely enough, Apple's Maps in China are better than Apple Maps in Europe or the United States. Those improvements are likely to trickle back to the rest of us in enhancements due for iOS 9 and the next OS X (as well as in the navigation maps on
    • Sterile mosquitoes released in China to fight dengue fever - The Guardian May 24, 2015
      The GuardianSterile mosquitoes released in China to fight dengue feverThe GuardianThis spring, a team of scientists has been driving around a small island in Guangzhou, southern China, releasing more than half a million mosquitoes from plastic pots on board trucks. Rather than chasing the researchers away, families have welcomed ...
    • China, Taiwan meet to promote solid relations, economic gains - Los Angeles Times May 23, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesChina, Taiwan meet to promote solid relations, economic gainsLos Angeles TimesNegotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday in an effort to maintain momentum for better relations that have resulted in economic gains. The ministers, appearing keen to sustain seven years of closer ties, discussed privately topics such as tourism ...Protesters
    • China's CO2 emissions have been plummeting lately. What's going on? - Vox May 23, 2015
      VoxChina's CO2 emissions have been plummeting lately. What's going on?VoxArguably the most important climate story in the world right now is the question of what's happening in China. A recent analysis by Greenpeace International found that China's carbon dioxide emissions have plunged nearly 5 percent, year over year, in ...and more »
    • China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway - BBC News May 23, 2015
      BBC NewsChina, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railwayBBC NewsA Chinese scheme to build an east-west railway across South America, cutting across parts of the Amazon rain forest, has moved a step closer after Peru agreed to study the proposal. The scheme would link Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic shores.China and Peru agree to study transco
    • The scramble for the South China Sea - Aljazeera.com May 23, 2015
      Aljazeera.comThe scramble for the South China SeaAljazeera.comChina claims nearly all of the South China Sea, on the basis of lines on Chinese maps published in the 1940s and locking it into disputes with several Southeast Asian neighbours. On the face of it, it looks like China is trying to annex the area. It is ...US Flies Over a Chinese Project at Sea, an
    • China Floods Leave At Least 57 Dead, 13 Missing - Huffington Post May 23, 2015
      The GuardianChina Floods Leave At Least 57 Dead, 13 MissingHuffington PostBEIJING (AP) — The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday. At least ...Dozens dead in China floodi
    • China says US South China Sea actions 'irresponsible, dangerous' - Reuters May 22, 2015
      ReutersChina says US South China Sea actions 'irresponsible, dangerous'Reuters"China will continue to closely monitor the relevant area and take the necessary and appropriate measures to prevent harm to the safety of China's islands and reefs as well as any sea and air accidents." A Pentagon spokesman called the mission "routine
    • China cracks down on cleavage at cosplay convention - CNN May 22, 2015
      CNNChina cracks down on cleavage at cosplay conventionCNN(CNN) Organizers of Asia's largest digital entertainment expo -- where scantily clad models usually dress up as characters from comic books, movies and video games -- say they will levy a fine of $800 on women who reveal "more than two centimeters of ...and more »