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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 evacuates 571 from Yemen, suspends anti-piracy patrols - Yahoo News March 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina evacuates 571 from Yemen, suspends anti-piracy patrolsYahoo NewsThe official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday that the 449 Chinese and six people of other unspecified nationalities who left the Yemeni coastal city of Al-Hodayda had arrived in Djibouti, which is located directly across the southern tip of the Red ...China Evacuates
    • Rhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese Students - New York Times March 31, 2015
      New York TimesRhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese StudentsNew York TimesThe move into China, announced Monday, is the first step in what the program expects to be its biggest expansion since it made women eligible in the 1970s. It is meant to cultivate a more diverse crop of young people the program hopes will become ...and more »
    • As China Expands Its Navy, the US Grows Wary - Wall Street Journal March 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAs China Expands Its Navy, the US Grows WaryWall Street JournalChina's navy chief, Adm. Wu Shengli, strolled the Harvard University campus in a tweed blazer and slacks during a visit to the U.S. last fall, joking with students and quizzing school officials about enrolling some of his officers. A few days earlier ...and more »
    • China Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web Traffic - New York Times March 30, 2015
      New York TimesChina Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web TrafficNew York TimesBut in a recent series of attacks on websites that try to help Internet users in China circumvent this censorship, the Great Firewall appears to have been used instead as a weapon, diverting a portion of the torrents of Internet traffic that flow ...These Activists Are Plottin
    • China to Delay Some Bank Technology Rules - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina to Delay Some Bank Technology RulesWall Street JournalBEIJING—China has agreed to delay implementation of some bank technology rules that have sparked heavy lobbying from the U.S. government and technology companies due to protectionist concerns, a senior U.S. Treasury official said Monday. While it is ...Jack Lew to discuss China te
    • Iran nuclear talks: What China brings to the negotiating table - Christian Science Monitor March 30, 2015
      Christian Science MonitorIran nuclear talks: What China brings to the negotiating tableChristian Science Monitor“When the two parties came across irresolvable problems, they would come to China, which would 'lubricate' the negotiation and put things back on track,” former Chinese ambassador to Iran Hua Liming told the state-run news agency Xinhua a
    • Chinese court jails man for growing beard - USA TODAY March 30, 2015
      USA TODAYChinese court jails man for growing beardUSA TODAYBEIJING — A court in China sentenced a man from the country's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region to six years in jail for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" that included growing a beard, state-run media reported over the weekend. The man's wife was ...China jails a Muslim for si
    • Photos: Inside China's unknown mega-city - Quartz March 30, 2015
      QuartzPhotos: Inside China's unknown mega-cityQuartzTim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing. Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor ...
    • China Shares Surge on Easing Hopes - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Surge on Easing HopesWall Street JournalChinese stocks surged Monday after Beijing signaled it can ease monetary policy to lift sluggish growth, with indexes in Hong Kong and Shanghai chalking up their biggest one-day gains in months. Capital flows into Hong Kong from China using the Stock ...Foreigners Head for Exits as China
    • All of the countries joining China's alternative to the World Bank - Quartz March 30, 2015
      QuartzAll of the countries joining China's alternative to the World BankQuartzUnable to increase its voice in the current institutions—China commands just 6.47% of the vote in the Asian Development Bank, 5.17% in the World Bank, and 3.81% in the International Monetary Fund—China is building its own alternative. The bank is ...China outsmarts US diplomac