Monthly Archives: February 2011

Chemical Plant explosion in Zhejian injured two

An explosion at a chemical plant in Zhejiang Province left two workers injured Saturday, February 27th. The plant was demanded be shut down by local residents years ago. The explosion occurred at around 8:50 pm at the Yue’an Chemical Plant … Continue reading

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If You Are the One: A Mirror of the Chinese Youth’s Values

If You Are the One (FCWR) is now the most popular reality TV dating show. It is the Chinese version of Take Me Out, which is a dating game show broadcasted in UK and Australia. The show invites 18 ladies … Continue reading

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McDonalds sells cheap burgers, weddings in Hong Kong

Billions and billions can attest to the fact that McDonalds has made the hamburger about as accessible and cheap as humanly possible.  And while McDonalds has for years been derided by food officials for its line of high fat, high … Continue reading

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Hu Shuli: The Most Feared Woman in China

Though Hu Shuli has left the Caijing Magazine, the best Chinese business and finance magazine for more than a year, she is still remembered as the founder and the best chief editor of Caijing. When Caijing was founded in 1998, … Continue reading

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How Far to the End of Death Penalty

China’s newly revised Criminal Law eliminated the death penalty for 13 economy-related crimes “to embody the humanness of the country.” The amendment marks the first time since the Criminal Law took effect in 1979 that the country has reduced the … Continue reading

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And The Numbers Continue to Grow

A preliminary estimate announced by the National Bureau of Statistics states that China’s population has increased to 1.341 billion people—a 6.3 million jump from last year. Yes, this number is growing but at a much more slower rate than in … Continue reading

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Wangfujing-censored on China’s Internet

Chinese authorities put their foot down this weekend at one of the biggest tourist attractions in Beijing: Wang Fu Jing Street. Hundreds of policemen and plain clothed officers showed up to block any “Egypt-style” protests. Reports said telecom companies blocked … Continue reading

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Rose Luqiu, the Battlefield Rose

Rose Luqiu, a 2007 Harvard Nieman Fellow, is an executive news editor of Phoenix Satellite Television, which is a Hong Kong-based television broadcaster. She is best known for being fearless in her pursuit of news, often travelling into the heart … Continue reading

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Will Huawei Ever Break into the U.S. Market?

When Huawei, the world’s second largest supplier of mobile telecommunications infrastructure equipment in the world wants to invest in the U.S. market, many issues that this Chinese company needs to address to the U.S. government before its next step. The … Continue reading

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Keep an Eye on the Moneybag: Asian Games Left Guangzhou in Huge Debt?

Doubts have been raised about Guangzhou’s massive spending in the Asian Games held last November and December. In sharp contrast to the budget that local government proposed, Zhong Nanshan, a deputy with the Guangzhou People’s Congress, claimed that the sporting … Continue reading

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