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China continued last week to use its economic power and deep pockets to buy influence around the globe.  Xinhua reported that China has almost 360 investment projects in Cambodia at present, with a total amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) of 1.43 billion U.S. dollars as of 2011. China agreed to increase investments in Cambodia’s […]

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    • China's monetary policy - The Economist (blog) March 3, 2015
      The Economist (blog)China's monetary policyThe Economist (blog)CHINESE monetary policy is rarely straightforward. This weekend's interest cut was no exception. The third loosening move in little more than three months, it should be evident that China is now in all-out easing mode. But in describing its actions ...China's Rate Cut Renews Econom
    • China Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party 'Cliques' - Wall Street Journal March 3, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party 'Cliques'Wall Street JournalThe corruption fight reached deeper into China's armed forces Monday as the military reported that 14 generals were either placed under investigation or convicted by authorities in recent months. Those named ranged from a vice political commissar with ..
    • Billionaire Lawmakers Ensure the Rich Are Represented in China's Legislature - New York Times March 3, 2015
      NDTVBillionaire Lawmakers Ensure the Rich Are Represented in China's LegislatureNew York TimesBut there's a difference in China. Here, the lawmakers are the billionaires. Among the 1,271 richest Chinese people tracked by the Shanghai-based Hurun Report, a record 203, or more than one in seven, are delegates to the nation's Parliament or its ..
    • For the US and China, a Test of Diplomacy on South Sudan - New York Times March 3, 2015
      New York TimesFor the US and China, a Test of Diplomacy on South SudanNew York TimesNow, more than a year after South Sudan's leaders plunged their country into a nasty civil war, the nation has become something of a test of diplomacy between the United States and China, raising the question: Can Washington and Beijing turn their ...and more »
    • China Seen Becoming the Economic Superpower That Wasn't - Bloomberg March 3, 2015
      China Seen Becoming the Economic Superpower That Wasn'tBloomberg(Bloomberg) -- Forecasts for China to surpass the U.S. as the world's main economic power are misplaced. So says an observer who foresaw Japan's eventual demise a year before its land-price bubble began to burst. “The vulnerabilities in China today are ...China's rate cut won
    • Chinese shoppers are angry that their luxury Japanese toilet lids are made in ... - Quartz March 2, 2015
      Yahoo TravelChinese shoppers are angry that their luxury Japanese toilet lids are made in ...QuartzChinese tourists flocking to Japan to buy high-tech “smart toilet lids,” which come with built-in bidets, heat and other functions, are shocked to learn that many of these prized commodes are actually made in China. A weaker yen has boosted Chinese ...Why China
    • Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules - Reuters March 2, 2015
      ReutersExclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rulesReutersThe initial draft, published by the National People's Congress late last year, requires companies to also keep servers and user data within China, supply law enforcement authorities with communications records and censor terrorism-related Internet content.Obama
    • Only In China: Why A Smog Documentary Sends Chinese Stocks Soaring ... - Forbes March 2, 2015
      ForbesOnly In China: Why A Smog Documentary Sends Chinese Stocks Soaring ...ForbesWhen journalist Chai Jing released her documentary on China's air pollution, she probably could not have dreamed that her message would resonate so widely while boosting the share prices of so many “environmentally friendly” companies. On Monday ...
    • Why It's So Hard to Stop ISIS Propaganda - The Atlantic March 2, 2015
      The AtlanticWhy It's So Hard to Stop ISIS PropagandaThe AtlanticOn Saturday, Chai Jing, a former television journalist from China, released a feature-length documentary film that, unusually for China, took the government to task. Titled Under the Dome, the video featured Chai giving a presentation on stage, using ...Documentary on Air Pollution Grips Ch
    • Phenomenal success for new film that criticises China's environmental policy - The Guardian March 2, 2015
      Phenomenal success for new film that criticises China's environmental policyThe GuardianAs a well-known investigative reporter, Chai worked on features about China's environmental problems. But since becoming pregnant in 2013 – and discovering her baby was carrying a benign tumour in her womb – pollution has become a more personal ...