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Chinese man rides rickshaw to London for games It’s a tale of Olympian proportions: A man, a rickshaw, and a slow journey from a Chinese village to London through 16 countries.  Read more China steps up stimulus spending at local level China is stepping up stimulus spending at the local level seeking to counter its [...]

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China, Malaysia launch first joint industrial park, pledge closer cooperation China and Malaysia on Sunday launched their first joint industrial park in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, pledging to further strengthen cooperation between the two nations.   Shale Gas Targets on China’s Front Burner Commercial production is zero, and no one knows how much [...]

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Weibo Comments Suspended in Coup Rumour Aftermath Following rumours of a coup by allies of dethroned Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, Xinhua reported on Saturday that authorities have taken action against a number of websites and individuals involved in the rumours’ spread: Beijing’s Taxicab Contention As economic expansion benefits China’s growing middle class, long stagnant [...]

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    • Building the dream - The Economist April 17, 2014
      the DiplomatBuilding the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...Can China's New Urbanization Plan Work?the DiplomatUrbani […]
    • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap - Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014
      Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gapLos Angeles TimesBEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put ... […]
    • My Listicle: 5 Things Americans Get Wrong About China - Forbes April 17, 2014
      My Listicle: 5 Things Americans Get Wrong About ChinaForbesLast week I spoke to a Chinese business delegation visiting at Forbes. These were mostly genuine entrepreneurs, not the state-favored moguls we often read about. However, a few in the group had made one of our lists, either individually or by their ... […]
    • Xi dreams of shaking docile China from its slumber - Financial Times April 17, 2014
      Space.comXi dreams of shaking docile China from its slumberFinancial TimesFor the first three decades of economic reform and growth, China followed Deng Xiaoping's advice to “hide brilliance, cherish obscurity” in global affairs, keeping a low profile as it expanded to become the world's second-biggest economy. The current ...Commentary: China to f […]
    • Twenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China's censors - CNN April 17, 2014
      CNNTwenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China's censorsCNN(CNN) -- Twenty-five years ago, Chinese college students in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an began gathering to publicly mourn the death of a purged high-level official, Hu Yaobang. A week later, thousands of students marched into Tiananmen Square for Hu's ...China […]
    • Nearly One-Fifth of China's Arable Land Is Contaminated - Wall Street Journal April 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalNearly One-Fifth of China's Arable Land Is ContaminatedWall Street JournalBEIJING—Nearly one-fifth of China's arable land is polluted, China's environmental ministry said. The new report confirms the worst fears of environmentalists and researchers about the effects of decades of rapid industrialization on the country's […]
    • Japan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputes - Reuters April 17, 2014
      the DiplomatJapan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputesReutersSino-Japanese ties have been strained by a territorial row over tiny disputed isles in the East China Sea and perceptions in Beijing that Abe wants to rewrite Japan's wartime history and tone down past apologies. "China's growth is a chance for Japan ...China […]
    • China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists - The Guardian April 17, 2014
      The GuardianChina's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientistsThe GuardianChina's air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific Ocean and altering weather patterns in North America, according to scientists in the US. A team from Texas, California and Washington state has found that pollution from Asia, much o […]
    • China's Slowdown Likely to Spur Stimulus, Not Reforms - Wall Street Journal April 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Slowdown Likely to Spur Stimulus, Not ReformsWall Street JournalBEIJING—China's slowdown in growth, widely expected to continue through the second quarter at least, will boost pressure on Beijing to dial up stimulus measures and dial back structural reforms, economists said. On Wednesday, China reported that ...China has […]
    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bindCNN (blog)To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...and more » […]