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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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    • Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing - USA TODAY April 20, 2014
      Indian ExpressAutomakers unveil China-focused models in BeijingUSA TODAYBEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this ...GM to battle VW in China wit […]
    • "China's Warren Buffett" Has Just Sold Off His China Assets - Forbes April 20, 2014
      "China's Warren Buffett" Has Just Sold Off His China AssetsForbesHe started as a salesman of plastic flowers and bought big in the wake of riots in Hong Kong at the time of China's Cultural Revolution, snapping up bargains. He was also an early investor in Mainland China, jumping in before it became fashionable.and more » […]
    • Investigating Family's Wealth, China's Leader Signals a Change - New York Times April 20, 2014
      NDTVInvestigating Family's Wealth, China's Leader Signals a ChangeNew York TimesHONG KONG — His son landed contracts to sell equipment to state oil fields and thousands of filling stations across China. His son's mother-in-law held stakes in pipelines and natural gas pumps from Sichuan Province in the west to the southern isle of ...Severing a […]
    • Lewis Hamilton eases to victory in China GP for Mercedes - BBC Sport April 20, 2014
      BBC SportLewis Hamilton eases to victory in China GP for MercedesBBC SportLewis Hamilton took a dominant victory in the Chinese Grand Prix to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career. Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg took second, fighting back to beat Ferrari's Fernando Alonso after a poor start ...Lewis Hamilton wins […]
    • Tesla to Start Model S Sales to China's Elusive Motorists - Bloomberg April 20, 2014
      Tesla to Start Model S Sales to China's Elusive MotoristsBloombergTesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) is poised to begin deliveries of the Model S sedan in China as Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tests the reluctance of consumers in the world's largest auto market to buy electric cars. The billionaire chairman, who's in ...and more » […]
    • Manufacturing Gains in U.S. as China Stalls: Global Economy - Bloomberg April 20, 2014
      Manufacturing Gains in U.S. as China Stalls: Global EconomyBloombergIn the euro zone, a report may indicate factories are growing at a steady pace in April, while similar figures out of China will probably signal factories in the world's second-biggest economy are pulling back, though not as severely as in March ...and more » […]
    • Fiat and Chrysler to build Jeep models in China - USA TODAY April 19, 2014
      Fiat and Chrysler to build Jeep models in ChinaUSA TODAYROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.Fiat Chrysler strikes deal to produce Jeeps in China […]
    • Deadly Clash Reported on Border of China and Vietnam - New York Times April 19, 2014
      IBNLiveDeadly Clash Reported on Border of China and VietnamNew York TimesBEIJING — Five Chinese civilians and two Vietnamese border guards died Friday during a clash between Vietnamese border guards and Chinese citizens who were trying to enter Vietnam illegally, according to official Vietnamese news reports on Friday and ...Seven killed in China-Vietnam bor […]
    • 2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective - The Atlantic April 19, 2014
      The Atlantic2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in PerspectiveThe AtlanticI've written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China's biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true ...Report: One […]
    • China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station - Los Angeles Times April 19, 2014
      China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway stationLos Angeles TimesBEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into action, ...and more » […]