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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 US Move on Solar-Equipment Imports - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      China Criticizes US Move on Solar-Equipment ImportsWall Street JournalLast week, the U.S. Commerce Department said Yingli Green and other companies shipped billions of dollars of solar equipment to the U.S. at unfairly low prices last year, and the department in turn levied provisional tariffs on those firms. China's ...and more »
    • Chinese Officials Descend on Microsoft Offices - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Officials Descend on Microsoft OfficesWall Street JournalTwo people familiar with the inquiry said Chinese corporate regulatory officials made surprise visits to Microsoft's offices in four Chinese cities. It wasn't clear what the probe was focused on. The company hasn't been accused of wrongdoing. China's ...Mi
    • China Moves Against 2 Churches in Campaign Against Christianity - New York Times July 28, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves Against 2 Churches in Campaign Against ChristianityNew York TimesBEIJING — In another sign of the authorities' efforts to contain one of China's fastest-growing religions, a government demolition campaign against public symbols of the Christian faith has toppled crosses at two more churches in the coastal province ...Chine
    • China Criticizes New US Tariffs on Solar Products - New York Times July 28, 2014
      ReutersChina Criticizes New US Tariffs on Solar ProductsNew York TimesBEIJING — China's Commerce Ministry castigated the United States on Monday for setting new import duties on Chinese solar products, saying Washington's actions risked damaging the industry in both countries. On Friday, the United States Commerce ...China condemns US anti-dumping
    • Meat Supplier to Beef Up China Management - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMeat Supplier to Beef Up China ManagementWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—The U.S. owner of an embattled Shanghai meat supplier on Monday said it is assigning new managers to its China business following allegations it sold expired meat to fast-food chains such as McDonald's Corp. MCD +0.39% McDonald's Corp.Fast-Food Supplier Suspends
    • Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not Fixable - Forbes July 28, 2014
      Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not FixableForbesDespite record Q3 results announced last week, investors fled Qualcomm Incorporated stock. The company, while reporting earnings, disclosed serious problems with licensees and others in China. The San Diego-based firm should be able to negotiate its ...and more »
    • JD.com, Tencent Offer Early Preorders of Microsoft's Xbox in China - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalJD.com, Tencent Offer Early Preorders of Microsoft's Xbox in ChinaWall Street Journal"Launching Xbox One sales in China through JD.com's Weixin and Mobile QQ entry points underscores the strength of these platforms with young and sophisticated Chinese consumers," said Shuang Du, a JD.com vice president. Weixin is the Ch
    • Horrifying 'River Of Blood' Appears in China - Mashable July 28, 2014
      Voice of AmericaHorrifying 'River Of Blood' Appears in ChinaMashableLocals in the Chinese city of Wenzhou woke up to a mysteriously blood-red river Thursday morning. According to China Radio International, the river began to redden at 6 a.m. local time, baffling residents who have spent their entire lives in the town ...China's Wenzhou River T
    • News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption Campaign - NPR (blog) July 27, 2014
      NPR (blog)News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption CampaignNPR (blog)Chinese often complain that corruption is endemic in every sector of their society. So it may come as no surprise that a government anti-corruption drive has swept up 25,000 officials in the first half of this year. The drive's victims include everyone ...and more »
    • China Adds East China Sea Drills to Spate of Military Exercises - Bloomberg July 27, 2014
      China Adds East China Sea Drills to Spate of Military ExercisesBloombergChina begins five days of drills in the East China Sea tomorrow, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on its website yesterday. Those exercises, which the ministry called routine, come while China is holding live-fire drills off Beibu Bay, or ...