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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 and the world - The Economist January 30, 2015
      China and the worldThe EconomistTHE International Monetary Fund is meant to be the firefighter of the world economy. Recently, though, it is China that has responded to the ringing of alarms. First, it lent Argentina cash to replenish its dwindling foreign-exchange reserves. Next ...and more »
    • China: Overborrowed and overbuilt - Financial Times January 29, 2015
      Financial TimesChina: Overborrowed and overbuiltFinancial Timeshe last time China was the world's largest economy Beijing was a city of about 700,000 people, and its Wangjing district was nothing but a jumble of barren man-made hills built to protect the capital from barbarian invaders to the north. That was 1890 ...Here is why India will keep growing f
    • China's new playground: America's backyard - CNBC January 29, 2015
      CNBCChina's new playground: America's backyardCNBCChina is moving into the United States' backyard—but it's not clear if this is a bad thing for anyone. Beijing is directing an increasing amount investment into Latin America, raising sphere-of-influence worries in the U.S. and trepidation among some ...
    • China Further Tightens Grip on the Internet - New York Times January 29, 2015
      New York TimesChina Further Tightens Grip on the InternetNew York TimesBEIJING — Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursing the nation's smothering cyberpolice as she tries — and fails — to ...Is this North Korea? Chinese net
    • Alibaba vows to fight fakes - and China's government - USA TODAY January 29, 2015
      MarketWatchAlibaba vows to fight fakes - and China's governmentUSA TODAYBEIJING — Billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma, who practices China's traditional martial art tai chi, has delivered fighting talk this week as his Internet giant, Alibaba, boldly moves to counter strong criticism by the Chinese government of its ...​China sets new regulations for
    • Why China Is Nervous About Its Role in the World - TIME January 29, 2015
      TIMEWhy China Is Nervous About Its Role in the WorldTIMEHong Kong based Vietnamese demonstrators carry Vietnam's flag during a protest against China's territory claim in Hong Kong May 25, 2014. Around 200 people marched on Sunday to declare Paracel Islands belong to Vietnam. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu ...and more »
    • Pentagon Pauses New Exchanges With China - Wall Street Journal January 29, 2015
      Wall Street JournalPentagon Pauses New Exchanges With ChinaWall Street JournalThe Pentagon put on hold an effort to expand defense ties with China, saying it wouldn't agree to a major new military exchange until the two countries can agree on rules for airborne encounters between their warplanes. The delay, which doesn't affect ...China to widen an
    • China Wary as Violence Spills From North Korea - New York Times January 29, 2015
      New York TimesChina Wary as Violence Spills From North KoreaNew York TimesHELONG, China — On a cold, clear winter day last month, a North Korean soldier packed a pistol and slipped across the frozen Tumen River into northeastern China. He trekked about a mile to the tiny village of Jidi Tun. Then at dusk he opened fire on ...
    • China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope - NPR (blog) January 28, 2015
      NPR (blog)China Continues To Push The (Fake) EnvelopeNPR (blog)Nobody does fake like China. In 2011, a fake Apple store popped up in the southwestern city of Kunming. It looked so authentic, even some employees thought it was real. This year, three farmers in central China set up a fake local government. This ...and more »
    • New Rules in China Upset Western Tech Companies - New York Times January 28, 2015
      New York TimesNew Rules in China Upset Western Tech CompaniesNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called back doors into hardware and software ...US Business Groups Ask China to Post