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Surname of Ex-Official’s Wife Adds New Twist to Mystery Chinese women, like Chinese men, are identified by their surnames followed by their given names. When Chinese women marry, they almost never take their husband’s family name, and instead keep their own, which is typically that of their father’s family. China purges Bo from power, investigates […]

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    • China Faces Tricky Balance In Hong Kong's Protests - Huffington Post September 29, 2014
      BusinessweekChina Faces Tricky Balance In Hong Kong's ProtestsHuffington PostBEIJING (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma. Beijing cannot crack down too harshly on the semi-autonomous territory where a freewheeling media ensures global visibility, but ...Not Even China's
    • British Drugmaker Caught in China Bribery Scheme - Voice of America September 29, 2014
      Voice of AmericaBritish Drugmaker Caught in China Bribery SchemeVoice of AmericaBritish pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been hit with the biggest fine ever imposed by the People's Republic of China for allegedly bribing doctors and others in China's medical system to use and prescribe the company's drugs. And, this came ...and more »
    • Microsoft Launches Xbox One In China Today - Forbes September 29, 2014
      ForbesMicrosoft Launches Xbox One In China TodayForbesFor the first time ever, Xbox has landed in China. For the past 14 years, the Chinese government has banned the sale of foreign-made video game consoles in China. That's one year longer than the Xbox brand has even existed. The Xbox One marks the first ...Xbox One finally debuts in ChinaCNETThe Xbox
    • Grey money from China helps blow our property bubble - Sydney Morning Herald September 29, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldGrey money from China helps blow our property bubbleSydney Morning HeraldIs there a housing bubble in Sydney and Melbourne? Of course there is. The two markets have been distorted for years by an influx of murky money coming from China, which should be of interest to the Foreign Investment Review Board. Except that the ...and more »
    • Censors in China keep mainlanders in dark about Hong Kong protests - Los Angeles Times September 29, 2014
      Censors in China keep mainlanders in dark about Hong Kong protestsLos Angeles TimesStriking photos, videos and news about Hong Kong's ongoing democracy protests and clashes with police have exploded across TV, radio, newspapers worldwide in recent days, to say nothing of Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. But thanks to a ...
    • China Rejects Foreign Support of Pro-Democracy Protesters - Wall Street Journal September 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Rejects Foreign Support of Pro-Democracy ProtestersWall Street JournalChina rejected any foreign support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators, saying the territory is part of Chinese territory and the matter is therefore a sovereign one. Hua Chunying, China's ministry of foreign affairs spokeswoman said that ...
    • In Creating 'Martyrs' Day,' China Promotes a Vision of the Past - New York Times September 29, 2014
      New York TimesIn Creating 'Martyrs' Day,' China Promotes a Vision of the PastNew York TimesBEIJING — Eager to bolster patriotism at a time of growing tensions with neighboring countries, China will celebrate a new holiday for the first time on Tuesday to memorialize people who died in battle against foreign powers. Government officials ...and
    • Education in China - The Economist (blog) September 29, 2014
      Education in ChinaThe Economist (blog)NEARLY 7m students began their courses at Chinese universities at the start of a new academic year this month. In line behind them, a new cohort is already cramming for next year's university entrance-examination, the notorious gaokao. But some young ...and more »
    • A Glum Sign for Apple in China, as Smuggled iPhones Go Begging - New York Times September 29, 2014
      New York TimesA Glum Sign for Apple in China, as Smuggled iPhones Go BeggingNew York TimesHONG KONG — When Apple's latest iPhones went on sale this month in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York, among the hip urbanites and tech-obsessed was another group clamoring for the devices: Chinese scalpers looking to make a premium by ...China cracks down on iPhone
    • Five Reasons India Shouldn't Worry About Its Trade Deficit With China - Forbes September 28, 2014
      India TodayFive Reasons India Shouldn't Worry About Its Trade Deficit With ChinaForbesAccording to statements made by Xi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China promised to help update India's railway system, establish industrial parks in the Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, and open its markets to Indian products like ...Modi in Ne