Monthly Archives: January 2011

Qian Yunhui’s Death: the Buried Truth

The death of Qian Yunhui is coming to turning point. A newly found watch with a micro recorder proved his death was an accident, according to the late report by Chinadaily. Debate over his death was sparked around the country … Continue reading

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Does the Form of Charity Really Matter?

China’s most famous philanthropist Chen Guangbiao made headlines this week for giving away cash in both mainland China and Taiwan. According to The Wall Street Journal’s report, roughly $344,000 has been handed out to the poor only in Taiwan. Chen’s … Continue reading

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Opening & Closing Doors?

For the first time ever, China now sends more students overseas to the United States more than any other country in the world. According an annual “Open Doors” report, there was a 30 percent increase over last year of Chinese … Continue reading

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A Life or Death Issue

A  new report released from Shanghai cites that that there were a total of eight teens that committed suicide in 2010. What was interesting about the survey was that it said that six of those eight committed suicide because of … Continue reading

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Big-Bang: China approves testing property tax in two cities

Chinese citizens reading about the new property tax policy. In a historic first, Beijing is launching property taxes in two major cities, Shanghai and Chongqing. The move is aimed curbing surging prices and control inflation, a major cause of concern … Continue reading

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Super-Size me!!- China plans to develop the world’s largest city!

If you think New York City is huge, try 53 times that and you will get a picture of what China’s new metropolis will look like. Nine cities in China will be merged in the Pearl River Delta to create … Continue reading

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Made in….Vietnam???

For as long as I can remember the most common symbol of quality was that “Made in China” stamp that adorns items all across the board from the electronics we use to the clothing items that fill our wardrobe. Even … Continue reading

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Time to Cater to the Chinese Consumer

China’s no longer just a place for low-cost manufacturing. What is their next big business frontier? The Chinese Consumer. In the last year, Chinese saw a 42% a rise in income with over half of the entire population believing they … Continue reading

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PROFILE: Keith Bradsher, New York Times Hong Kong bureau chief

Keith Bradsher has been the New York Times Hong Kong bureau chief since 2002.  Prior to Hong Kong, Bradsher worked for the Times as Detroit bureau chief, Washington correspondent, and New York correspondent. Bradsher was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Davos, Problems on the Horizon for China in 2011

We’ve heard this argument before: China could be the next Japan. But what do economists and political theorists mean when they equate the economic downturn of Japan in the 1980s to the continual growth of the Chinese economy heading into … Continue reading

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