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Weak Pricing for Prada’s IPO

Image courtesy of Flickr Italian fashion powerhouse Prada has been selling its shares on the lower end of its expectations spectrum in its IPO, according to the Wall Street Journal and various other sources that place the blame on slumping … Continue reading

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Salt Retailers Hike Prices but the Government Fights Back

Salt retailers are taking advantage of the panic that has seized many Chinese who believe iodized salt will save them from radiation sickness, as Kristie Hang describes. Scenes in supermarkets look like those from Wal Mart on Black Friday in … Continue reading

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Factory Suicides in China: Are Consumers Responsible?

This month, Wired magazine gives a frightening window into the  life of electronic workers in China. In “My Gadget Guilt,” Joel Johnson, who has been writing about gadgets for years, grapples with his guilt over the recent rash of suicides … Continue reading

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Afraid to Return Home For The New Year

Chinese New Year is next week and according to CCTV, over 2.8 billion people are expected to be people are estimated to take trips home over the next 40 days to pay their respects at home.

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Does China Do It Better?

Time Magazine has released an op-ed article arguing that China is beating the U.S. in its own game of capitalism. Titled Chinese Model: Why China Does Capitalism Better Than The U.S.,  the article suggests that since the global recession, China has … Continue reading

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China Tries Even Harder to Push Only Standard Mandarin

Ever since imperial China, Chinese emperors and their government have been trying ferociously to push a standard Chinese language despite the fact that there are many ethnic minorities in China that have their own culture, language/languages, and way of life. … Continue reading

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Be Filial or Get Sued?

According to the China Daily, a new law in China allows parents to sue their children who do not perform their filial duties.

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HK Ranked as World’s Freest Economy, China Tanks Survey

Hong Kong ranked Number One 17 Years in a row as the world’s freest economy.  The Wall Street Journal ranked 183 countries based on 10 measures that evaluate such things as openness to trade and investment, government size, fiscal soundness, … Continue reading

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RMB going International?

The Bank of China just announced that they will be starting a program to allow trade between The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries including Hong Kong and Macau and China to occur in renminbi. The Bank of China … Continue reading

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