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 […]
- Debt-laden 'zombie' firms threaten China's economy - CNNMoney October 20, 2014Wall Street Journal (blog)Debt-laden 'zombie' firms threaten China's economyCNNMoneyEconomists concerned over rapidly rising corporate debt levels in China are sounding the alarm, warning that major changes are needed to avoid an increase in "zombie" banks and firms. After expanding at a lightning-fast rate, China's corporate de
- China is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts - The Verge October 20, 2014Cult of MacChina is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accountsThe VergeChina got its first official shipments of new iPhones last week, but a new report from web censorship watchdog Great Fire indicates Chinese users may be facing an unpleasant surprise when they try to connect to Apple services at large. As of last night ...China may be ha
- China Communist Party plenum begins in Beijing - BBC News October 20, 2014BBC NewsChina Communist Party plenum begins in BeijingBBC NewsA key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption has begun in Beijing. The plenum is the annual gathering of the 205 members of the party's Central Committee. The Chinese Communist Party has nearly ...What China Means by 'Rule of Law
- China Versus America - New York Times October 20, 2014China Versus AmericaNew York TimesSINGAPORE — Let us take it as a given that the post-1945 world order with the United States as dominant nation has begun to unravel, that China is rising to inherit the earth, that the unease of our times has much to do with that difficult transition ...
- UN Group Urges China's Wealthy to Fight Ebola - Wall Street Journal October 20, 2014Wall Street JournalUN Group Urges China's Wealthy to Fight EbolaWall Street JournalBEIJING-Chinese corporations and wealthy individuals aren't contributing enough to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa, despite the nation's deep ties to the impacted region, according to the United Nations World Food Programme's China ...UPDATE 1
- China: Don't call yourself Dumbledore - BBC News October 20, 2014BBC NewsChina: Don't call yourself DumbledoreBBC NewsChinese state media have urged citizens to think carefully when choosing an English name, so that don't they pick one with an unfortunate meaning, it appears. People are being warned against picking a name that could cause offence, or simply make no ...and more »
- Australia set to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials - Sydney Morning Herald October 20, 2014Sydney Morning HeraldAustralia set to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officialsSydney Morning HeraldIn an exclusive interview with Fairfax Media, Commander Bruce Hill, the manager of the AFP's operations in Asia, has confirmed Australia has agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt officials who have fled to Australia ..
- Why China May Avoid a US-Style Property Crash - Wall Street Journal (blog) October 20, 2014Wall Street Journal (blog)Why China May Avoid a US-Style Property CrashWall Street Journal (blog)Is there a property bubble in China, and would it pop like the ones in Japan and the U.S.? China's housing sector is in terrible shape, says a new report by Goldman Sachs . But even if the market were to collapse, the consequences may not be as bad as ...Ind
- Presumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer Abuses - New York Times October 20, 2014New York TimesPresumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer AbusesNew York TimesBEIJING — He was starved, pummeled and interrogated for days on end in an ice-cold room where sleeping, sitting or even leaning against a wall were forbidden. One beating left Wang Guanglong, a midlevel official from China's Fujian Province, partly ...and
- China's crackdown slows Tibetan refugee crossings to freedom in India - Washington Post October 20, 2014China's crackdown slows Tibetan refugee crossings to freedom in IndiaWashington PostThe International Campaign for Tibet, a Washington advocacy group, says the Chinese have conducted two large-scale military drills in Tibet since May to prepare for “combat,” as well as training sessions for police stationed inside Buddhist monasteries.and more »