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The Real Reason to Worry About China

The world is worried about China, but not for the right reasons. Global financial markets were roiled after the world’s second largest economy …

Amazon Launches Appstore and Developer Web Site In China

Amazon quietly launched its Appstore in China this weekend in a surprise move that paves the way for the rollout of Kindle devices in that country.<p>At the same time, Amazon also debuted its Chinese-language Web site for developers (link via Google Translate), promising that they will soon have …

China Needs Justice, Not Equality

<i>Protesters cover their eyes with white ribbons to symbolize mourning for the dissident Li Wangyang, a labour activist jailed after the 1989 crackdown</i> …

Japanese official reaches back through 1,500 years of China-Japan tension

AP Photo / Alex Brandon<p>Just as a border stand-off between China and India has ended, another Asian front may be getting dicey. Japan’s deputy prime minister on May 5 said his country and China have almost never—in their entire histories!—gotten along. “Japan has had maritime contacts [with China], …

China doesn’t want your trash anymore—and that could spell big trouble for American cities

As Americans carefully separate the paper and plastics from their trash, most probably don’t realize that their country doesn’t recycle stuff so much as export it to be recycled elsewhere. Specifically, to China. For more than five years, scrap and trash has consistently been the US’s biggest …

Dutch government to probe export of milk formula to China

<b>The Dutch government is investigating a shortage of certain brands of baby formula, as well as potentially illegal exports of the products to China.</b><p>However, the Dutch Economic Affairs ministry said there was no national shortage in the country.<p>Tainted milk scandals in China have created distrust of …

Should China Try to Feed Itself?

For China’s leaders, there was one problem in an otherwise benign inflation report for April. First, the good news: The consumer price index rose 2.4 …

How China Will Eat Your Lunch

China is like the sun melting the north pole ice cap. Every day, every year, fresh water drips into the sea. It’s gradual, but it’s noticeable.<p>“China is going to eat your lunch. They’re going to make your food more costly to produce. They’re going to make water more scarce,” says Michael …

Beijing's Blue Berets: UN Peacekeeping and the Evolution of Chinese Diplomacy

But will language barriers get in the way?<p>Reuters<p>At the Poste de Ruzizi border crossing between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the light blue berets of United Nations peacekeeping troops are clearly visible. On the Congolese side of the border, locals, businessmen, NGO workers and …

Why China doesn’t need the world

SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — The Chinese mercantilist model is increasingly problematic, as growth slows and weaknesses emerge. China may find it more …

Beijing’s Next Target in Pollution Fight is … Barbecue?

The scent of mutton skewers, dusted with chili pepper and cumin and roasting atop makeshift streetside grills, is one of the most cherished pleasures of summer in Beijing – a cheap and seductive reward for suffering through a season otherwise marked by oppressive heat and pungent, chewable air.<p>But …

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China tries to rein in microbloggers

China has launched a new drive to tame its boisterous microblogging culture by closing influential accounts belonging to writers and intellectuals …

China: what we think we know is wrong

There's been too much lazy categorisation. It's time to get microscopic about power in China, says Kerry Brown.The father of modern Chinese sociology …

Chinese internet: 'a new censorship campaign has commenced'

On 9 May, I posted the following message on Sina Weibo:<p>"The account you have been managing for years can be deleted in a second. Then you try to plot …

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That sighing sound you hear from China

2013-05-15T08:45:02.000Z<p>By: Kate Mackenzie<p>… is strategists everywhere cutting their GDP forecasts.<p>Last week Standard Chartered’s China economist …

EU may probe China over illegal telecoms firm subsidies

<b>The EU has warned it may investigate claims that Chinese telecom firms have been paid subsidies, allowing them to flood markets with cheap equipment.</b><p>The EU fears that illegal payments may be helping firms such as China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, at the expense of European producers such as …

Chinese protest at planned chemical plant over pollution fears

Thousands of protesters have gathered in the southern Chinese city of Kunming for the second time this month to voice concerns over the environmental …

Yanzhou Coal Hires Deutsche Bank, UBS for Securities Sale

Yanzhou Coal Mining Co. plans to meet with bond investors from today to discuss a possible sale of dollar-denominated subordinated notes with no …

Luxury Car Prices Fall in China Amid Government Frugality Push

Prices of imported cars in China fell the most in five months, adding to signs that demand for luxury products is slowing because of a government …

Block Says China Banks’ Bad Loans Spread Beyond Government Debt

Carson Block, the short seller who runs Muddy Waters LLC, said China’s bad-loan problem is more widespread than just local government debt and …

'Eating Bitterness': Hardship and Opportunity for Rural Women in China

Urbanization has lowered a once-high suicide rate. But life is still hard.<p>Young Xiuqiao slowly approaches the cold chamber of a rural Shaanxi Province mortuary, led by the facility's cremator, old Lao. She'd spent weeks searching for her sister, who'd gone out for migrant work and never returned …