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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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    • Obama, on China's Turf, Presents US as a Better Partner for Africa - New York Times July 29, 2015
      New York TimesObama, on China's Turf, Presents US as a Better Partner for AfricaNew York TimesADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Without ever quite saying so explicitly, President Obama used his four-day trip to Africa to suggest that the United States offers an alternative to China's aggressive courtship of the continent. At a time when China has ...In Ethio
    • China military exercises set to deepen concerns in region - Financial Times July 29, 2015
      Financial TimesChina military exercises set to deepen concerns in regionFinancial TimesMore than 100 Chinese naval ships and dozens of aircraft fired live ammunition over the contested South China Sea this week in military manoeuvres that are likely to raise the political temperature in the region. The demonstration of firepower ...China conducts South China
    • China's crusade to remove crosses from churches 'is for safety concerns' - The Guardian July 29, 2015
      The GuardianChina's crusade to remove crosses from churches 'is for safety concerns'The GuardianIn fact, there is growing anger among China's rapidly growing Christian community over the campaign, which has affected both Catholic and Protestant congregations. Last Friday, a group of Catholic clergy – including an 89-year-old bishop – took
    • Lens | Helping China's Mentally Ill and Their Families - New York Times (blog) July 29, 2015
      New York Times (blog)Lens | Helping China's Mentally Ill and Their FamiliesNew York Times (blog)Yuyang Liu, who documented the lives of the severely mentally ill and their families in China, has won the Ian Parry scholarship that recognizes young photographers at the beginning of their career. The award is named for the Sunday Times photographer ...See
    • China stocks stage late rally to snap 3-day losing streak - CNBC July 29, 2015
      CNBCChina stocks stage late rally to snap 3-day losing streakCNBCChinese stocks rebounded on Wednesday, taking the lead in a broader recovery in Asian markets, that was encouraged by Beijing's determination to stabilize its equity markets and a positive finish on Wall Street overnight. Meanwhile, investors were in a ...China's stock-market crash ha
    • Charts and maps: How Japan's companies are beating China's in overseas M&A - Quartz July 29, 2015
      Charts and maps: How Japan's companies are beating China's in overseas M&AQuartzChinese companies' overseas shopping sprees have been well documented in recent years, after Beijing encouraged its own inefficient, bloated state-owned enterprises to “go out,” and acquire knowledge and expertise by gobbling up foreign enterprises.and more »
    • Even jail can't stop China tycoon from tainting stocks - Sydney Morning Herald July 29, 2015
      Sydney Morning HeraldEven jail can't stop China tycoon from tainting stocksSydney Morning HeraldChina's epic ploy to convince the world its stock market is safe is no match for the Huang Guangyu caper. Skepticism greeted news this week that the billionaire and one-time richest man of China had somehow pulled off a deal to consolidate control of ...
    • China has a major bubble problem - CNNMoney July 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyChina has a major bubble problemCNNMoneyChina has a problem: Its citizens are among the best savers in the world, but they don't have enough places to stick their money -- a reality that's contributing to the formation of asset bubbles. For years, the investment of choice in China was ...and more »
    • Ethnic Tensions in Xinjiang Complicate China-Turkey Ties - New York Times July 29, 2015
      New York TimesEthnic Tensions in Xinjiang Complicate China-Turkey TiesNew York TimesBEIJING — For many Chinese, the images coming out of Turkey this month have been ferocious and frightening. Online video clips and photographs from Istanbul have shown Turkish and ethnic Uighur protesters burning a Chinese flag outside China's ...Turkey president Erdogan
    • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global InternetWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People's Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China's Communist Party. Ye Zheng ...and more »