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 […]
- China's Anti-Graft Fridays - Daily Beast January 31, 2015Daily BeastChina's Anti-Graft FridaysDaily BeastHONG KONG — Let's call them anti-graft Fridays. China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) typically rolls out news at the end of the work week, announcing major busts before weekend revelry kicks into gear. It's the designated ...and more »
- China and the world - The Economist January 31, 2015China and the worldThe EconomistTHE International Monetary Fund is meant to be the firefighter of the world economy. Recently, though, it is China that has responded to the ringing of alarms. First, it lent Argentina cash to replenish its dwindling foreign-exchange reserves. Next ...and more »
- China Nears Peak Coal, But Its Rustbelt Pays the Price - Huffington Post January 31, 2015China Nears Peak Coal, But Its Rustbelt Pays the PriceHuffington PostChina's great coal boom is grinding to a halt, and the consequences for both the global climate and hundreds of millions of Chinese factory workers could be dramatic. Three trends have dominated the debate over China and climate change for the past ...
- New species of long-necked 'dragon' dinosaur discovered in China - Fox News January 30, 2015Fox NewsNew species of long-necked 'dragon' dinosaur discovered in ChinaFox NewsA new species of long-necked dinosaur was discovered by Canadian paleontologists from bones discovered in central China, according to the "Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology." Dubbed the Qijianglong (“dragon of Quijang”), the sauropod has a neck that ...'
- China's Great Firewall Gets Taller - Wall Street Journal January 30, 2015Wall Street JournalChina's Great Firewall Gets TallerWall Street JournalChina's government has unveiled a smarter and stricter Internet filter, riling web users and widening the divide between China's Internet and the World Wide Web. A recent upgrade to China's web filters, commonly referred to as the Great Firewall, has ...China Further
- China says no room for 'western values' in university education - The Guardian January 30, 2015The GuardianChina says no room for 'western values' in university educationThe Guardian“Never let textbooks promoting western values appear in our classes,” minister Yuan Guiren said, according to a report late Thursday by China's official Xinhua news agency. “Remarks that slander the leadership of the Communist Party of China” and ...The Twil
- China Warns Against 'Western Values' in Imported Textbooks - New York Times (blog) January 30, 2015New York Times (blog)China Warns Against 'Western Values' in Imported TextbooksNew York Times (blog)In law school at Peking University in the late 1970s, Li Keqiang, now China's premier, was an avid student of English and helped translate texts that gave his generation its first, exhilarating exposure to Western legal ideals after the death of
- NBA Signs Deal With Chinese Internet Giant - New York Times January 30, 2015Wall Street JournalNBA Signs Deal With Chinese Internet GiantNew York TimesThe N.B.A. announced a five-year deal Thursday with the Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Limited to carry games, highlights and other league content on its digital platforms. The deal is worth at least $500 million, said a person briefed on the ...Tencent to Become NBA's E
- The cost of doing business in China - CNNMoney January 29, 2015CNNMoneyThe cost of doing business in ChinaCNNMoneyThe letter, addressed to a Chinese government council on "cyberspace affairs," was signed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, Consumer Electronics Association and others. All have major roles in U.S.-China trade.Security Experts Wary of China's Cybersecurity
- China Wary as Violence Spills From North Korea - New York Times January 29, 2015New York TimesChina Wary as Violence Spills From North KoreaNew York TimesHELONG, China — On a cold, clear winter day last month, a North Korean soldier packed a pistol and slipped across the frozen Tumen River into northeastern China. He trekked about a mile to the tiny village of Jidi Tun. Then at dusk he opened fire on ...