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 […]
- China's Anta challenges Nike - Financial Times February 8, 2016Financial TimesChina's Anta challenges NikeFinancial TimesChina has been on a buying spree of late, and not just for Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta. ChemChina's acquisition has been forced to share the headlines with a remarkable shopping binge by China's top football clubs, with interesting implications ...Revealed: How one man's obse
- Forget China? India reports higher GDP - CNBC February 8, 2016CNBCForget China? India reports higher GDPCNBCMove over, China. On Monday, India, the world's third largest economy, announced it expanded by 7.3 percent in the last quarter, making it one of the world's fastest growing economies. This gives investors another reason to stay bullish on India as ...India outpaces China in 2015 economic growthBBC News
- A Less Bombastic View On China Emerging - Forbes February 8, 2016ForbesA Less Bombastic View On China EmergingForbesLooking for China believers. Anybody out there? In September, the U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said he wanted to strengthen ties with China, including a possible stock-exchange link. MSCI is back to reconsidering the A-shares for its ...China seeks to calm fears, but growth concerns persis
- Chinese Who Violated One-Child Policy Remain Wary of Relaxed Rules - New York Times February 8, 2016New York TimesChinese Who Violated One-Child Policy Remain Wary of Relaxed RulesNew York TimesHe was born outside the one-child limit China set for most urban couples, and lacked a hukou, the crucial household registration document all citizens need to attend state schools, receive health care, get married, open a bank account, or even buy ...
- Why does China continue to protect North Korea? It has a lot less to do with communism than you'd think - The Independent February 8, 2016The IndependentWhy does China continue to protect North Korea? It has a lot less to do with communism than you'd thinkThe IndependentOne reason that China and North Korea are so close is because of their shared revolutionary history and their joint struggle against the Americans during the Korean War. Perhaps 250,000 North Koreans and 100,000 Chinese we
- The smell of success? $115 bottles of British air sold to Chinese buyers - CNN International February 8, 2016CNN InternationalThe smell of success? $115 bottles of British air sold to Chinese buyersCNN InternationalDe Watts says the 580 ml (about 20 oz) glass jars have been flying out the door, many headed for pollution-plagued Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Since launching late last year, his air farming company Aethaer has sold hundreds of ...and mo
- Traditional Red Envelopes Are Going Digital Thanks To China's Largest Internet Companies - TechCrunch February 8, 2016TechCrunchTraditional Red Envelopes Are Going Digital Thanks To China's Largest Internet CompaniesTechCrunchGetting a fat hongbao, or red envelope, stuffed with crisp new notes is one of the hallmarks of Chinese New Year, which starts today and runs for two weeks. As China's tech companies build their financial services, they want to convince peopl
- 5 Things to Know About the Chinese New Year - TIME February 8, 2016TIME5 Things to Know About the Chinese New YearTIMEMonday marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, China's biggest and most ceremonious holiday. Though China officially operates on the international Gregorian calendar, the traditional lunisolar calendar maintains ceremonial significance, and ...Chinese New Year traditions: a brief guideVoxA co
- China's foreign currency stockpile fell nearly $100 billion last month - CNNMoney February 8, 2016CNNMoneyChina's foreign currency stockpile fell nearly $100 billion last monthCNNMoneyThe $3.23 trillion China has left "still represents a substantial war chest," said Rajiv Biswas, chief Asia-Pacific economist at IHS Global Insight. But he warned that "the mathematics around this rapid pace of depletion of FX reserves in recent months .
- China Struggles for Balance in Response to North Korea's Boldness - New York Times February 7, 2016New York TimesChina Struggles for Balance in Response to North Korea's BoldnessNew York TimesBEIJING — When the veteran Chinese diplomat Wu Dawei left for North Korea last week, he probably knew he had been dispatched on mission impossible: to persuade the country's young leader, Kim Jong-un, to climb down from his threat to launch a rocket ...Only