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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 Signs Agreement With 20 Other Nations to Establish International ... - New York Times October 24, 2014
      ABC NewsChina Signs Agreement With 20 Other Nations to Establish International ...New York TimesThe bank, proposed a year ago by President Xi Jinping of China, is to offer financing for infrastructure projects in underdeveloped countries across Asia. China, which has promised to contribute much of the initial $50 billion in capital, sees it as a ...China, 20
    • Gold Demand in India, China on the Rise - Wall Street Journal October 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGold Demand in India, China on the RiseWall Street JournalAppetite for physical gold in India and China has rebounded in recent days, with low prices boosting demand during India's Diwali festival, the country's biggest gold-buying occasion of the year. Demand surrounding this year's Diwali festival, which ...and more »
    • China Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets. - New York Times October 24, 2014
      Toronto StarChina Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets.New York TimesThere has been plenty of discussion lately about signs that China's economy is slowing down, focused on details of a possible housing bubble and vast sums of bad loans that the country will have to reckon with. But put aside the challenges China faces ...China's future growthTh
    • China Launches Experimental Moon Orbiter - ABC News October 24, 2014
      ABC NewsChina Launches Experimental Moon OrbiterABC NewsThe eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a Chinese spacecraft land on the moon, retrieve samples and return to Earth. That would make burgeoning space power China only the third country after the United States and Russia ...To the moon and back: Lunar mission to test Chin
    • China's property prices fall in September - BBC News October 24, 2014
      BBC NewsChina's property prices fall in SeptemberBBC NewsChina has said its property prices fell 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector. The government measures property prices across its 70 biggest cities. It said new home prices in 69 of those cities had shown month-on-month ...Chinese home prices fall for fifth month in
    • Asia Pacific|UN Human Rights Panel Urges China to Allow Free Elections in ... - New York Times October 24, 2014
      The GuardianAsia Pacific|UN Human Rights Panel Urges China to Allow Free Elections in ...New York TimesHONG KONG — The United Nations Human Rights Committee urged China on Thursday to allow elections in Hong Kong without restrictions on who can run as a candidate. The move appeared likely to draw strong criticism from Beijing, where officials ...China furiou
    • Height discrimination - The Economist October 24, 2014
      The EconomistHeight discriminationThe EconomistWHEN two security guards in Dalian in north-east China got their first month's pay packet earlier this year, they questioned why each received different amounts for identical work. The company responded that one man was 5cm (two inches) taller than his ...
    • Mark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for Facebook - New York Times (blog) October 24, 2014
      ForbesMark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for FacebookNew York Times (blog)Facebook's social network is almost completely blocked in China, but maybe Mark Zuckerberg hopes to charm his way past the government's censors — by speaking to them in their own language. On Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive,
    • China Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With Caveats - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With CaveatsNew York TimesBEIJING — Communist Party leaders, seeking to address widespread dissatisfaction with China's politicized and corrupt judiciary, endorsed a raft of legal changes on Thursday to foster a more predictable legal system while keeping the courts under the ...China Vows to Strengthe
    • Yan Lianke on Writing in China - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesYan Lianke on Writing in ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — China's efforts to promote socialism in the late 1950s and early 1960s resulted in what is euphemistically known as the three years of natural disasters, during which more than 30 million people starved to death. One evening when I was a ...