Monthly Archives: March 2011

China’s Growing Economic Power Fuels Fear?

With China overtaking Japan as world’s No. 2 economy, we all saw how fast and strong the country’s economic power has grown. The country’s leading position is becoming even more influential as the financial world has undergone changes, including economic … Continue reading

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Future Price Hikes Stirred Up Personal Care Products Rush in Cities

Shortly after recovery from the salt rush, people turned to stocking up personal care products in southeastern cities in China, according to Xinhua News Agency. This round of future price hikes are led by “the big four” personal care players … Continue reading

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Expanding Business to Web Browser? Baidu Trying to Grow Even Bigger

A personal web browser is said to have been developed by Baidu and tested internally recently, according to Bloomberg News.  ”The desktop browser is being tested internally among employees at present”, according to Baidu’s spokesman Kaiser Kuo. However, he didn’t mention … Continue reading

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More Tobacco Reforms Needed, China’s Takes a First Step

I had no idea China had such a large percentage of smokers — 1 in 3 smokers in the world is Chinese! In his most recent blog update, Evan Osnos, who is an American stationed in Beijing and writing for … Continue reading

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Large Number of Students Turn to Sperm Banks For Money

Desperate times has called for desperate measures and a shift in cultural attitude for some Chinese. According to the an article by the South China Morning Post, sperm donation has become so popular among university students. According to the Guangdong sperm … Continue reading

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How Shuanghui manages crisis public relations after pork scandal

(First statement made by Shuanghui Group) On March 15, media disclosed Shuanghui uses Clenbuterol-tainted pork in their products. As the largest meat processor in China, Shuanghui Group renews the food safety fear in China and now it suffers form sales decline … Continue reading

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Students with ‘Radical Thoughts’, Consultation Needed?

Recently, Peking University, one of China’s most prestigious universities, is planning to launch a controversial program in May, which is, offering consultation to ‘troublesome students’, if the trial of this program which is ending soon is found to have worked … Continue reading

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Google Hunting for New Business in China

The fight between Google and China’s government goes on as a test done by http://www.greatfirewall.biz showed that the download speed of Gmail was 45 times slower than QQ’s (a popular instant messenger in China) speed and 8 times slower than … Continue reading

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Authority says no to indoor smoking

China, the world’s largest tobacco producer and home to a third of all smokers,is once again puffing out another attempt to curb the health effects of cigarettes, this time by renewing a commitment to banning indoor smoking. According to the … Continue reading

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Government crackdown, man jailed for urging people online to buy salt

The Chinese government has done an overall steady job making sure to strictly crackdown on political activism, social commentary or to limit foreign market share. But jailing a man for posting an online note urging people to buy salt? To … Continue reading

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