Monthly Archives: March 2011

A truly global university: New York University starts work on “NYU Shanghai”

Universities over the years have rapidly ventured into China to get a slice of tasty oriental pie, from abroad programs, year abroad, collaborative projects and exchange programs. But no major educational institution gone so far as to create a full-fledged … Continue reading

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Hospitals Involved in Rampant Kidney Trade in China

26-year-old Hunan resident Hu Jie was enticed to sell his kidney for paying the gambling debts. Although later he regretted and decided not to do this, he still lost a kidney subject to threats and restraints. His Kidney was removed … Continue reading

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NYU makes its’ mark in Shanghai

China and the United States further collaborative efforts with the construction of a new jointly owned university in Shanghai. New York University (NYU) teamed up with East-China Normal University (ECNU) to create a new liberal arts and science college, NYU … Continue reading

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Prominent Chinese Blogger Arrested As Virtual Onslaught Continues

Chinese police formally arrested renowned blogger Ran Yunfei Monday on subversion charges for his alleged role in organizing pro-democracy uprisings in China. Ran is just one of the roughly 100 activists – many of whom are active on blogging sites … Continue reading

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First Hotel To Open By Hong Kong Billionaire In 2011

Billionaire Fong Yun Wah, the leader of the real estate company Hip Shing Hong, plans to make its debut in Hong Kong’s thriving hotel industry in the fourth quarter of this year. The schedule is to open an 88-room boutique … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama Is Retiring From His Political Role

The Dalai Lama’s proposal of retirement from his political role in the Tibetan government-in-exile has finally been accepted by its parliament. His retirement indicates the ending of the 370-year-old tradition as Dalai Lama being the lifelong leader in the theocratic … Continue reading

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China improves its official system

There has long been a joke about “the best thing” online:  Drive a car made in German, marry a Japanese girl, wear swiss-made watch, and be a Chinese official. There is no denying that Chinese officials enjoy more privileges than … Continue reading

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PREVIEW: Incoming U.S. ambassador to China to speak at USC

U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former governor of Washington Gary Locke will become the newest U.S. Ambassador to China in April.  As I reported earlier, this appointment comes at a time when the majority of Americans believe China, not the … Continue reading

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China’s Human Rights – and Wrongs

Political turmoil and citizen activism in China are currently comprised of  well-intended fights resulting in harmful consequences. The United Nations and human rights organizations such as Amnesty International recognize – and have chosen to confront – China’s recent mistreatment of … Continue reading

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Chinese Authors Fight with the Internet Monopolist Baidu

The famous authors in China united together to fight with Baidu Baidu Library has become a national focus recently. On Mar.15th, the Day of Consumers’ Rights and Interests, over 50 famous authors, including Han Han, Jia Pingwa and Li Chengpeng, … Continue reading

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