- Crazy for culture|Heritage|chinadaily.com.cn – A former billionaire has blown his entire fortune on saving old relics and houses, which he's turning into the country's largest private folk art museum. Zhang Zixuan reports.
Residents of Shaanxi province's Guanzhong thought Wang Yongchao was crazy. The former billionaire has sold all his seven companies and spent all his money on old daily-use items and shabby houses.
- City preserves part of heritage wall, moves most |Society|chinadaily.com.cn – The city of Changsha decides to preserve one sixth of 1,000-year-old city walls, saying that the bulk of the heritage structure will be moved out of flood concerns.
The decision followed heated discussions over the fate of the 120-meter relics, which were discovered November at a construction site of a high-end shopping mall in downtown Changsha, capital of Hunan Province.
- Infection cases ‘not SARS’|Society|chinadaily.com.cn – Swine, bird flu also ruled out; final investigation report due this week
BEIJING – A final epidemiological investigation report on the PLA 252 Hospital infections that sparked speculation of a SARS outbreak will be issued in a week, and SARS is not the culprit, said an army source.
- Mao’s Red Flag Returning to Drive China Leaders From Audi: Cars – Businessweek – Chairman Mao Zedong’s Red Flag limousine is making a comeback after a $280 million overhaul, seeking to regain its standing as the ride of Chinese leaders from Volkswagen AG’s Audi.
China FAW Group Corp., which built the first Hongqi — as the brand is known in Chinese — for Mao in 1958, received state approval this month to make the C131, reviving the Red Flag’s production after it was discontinued in 2010. The sedan will be the official car for minister-level officials, according to the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily website.
- 明起外地车无环保证无法进京_新闻中心_新浪网 – new Beijing traffic restrictions on non Beijing registered cars starts 2.28, just for 2 meetings, or perhaps will be made permanent
- 文保命名疑“乌龙” 绮园被拆？ – 新京报网 –
- 中石化为员工团购奔驰__鲜橙互动 南都网 南方都市报 新闻互动网站 南都数字报 – Sinopec arranges group buying discount of Mercedes cars for employees. Nice to work for SOE these days
- Ford Faces China Hurdles in Expansion Plans – WSJ.com – Ford Motor Co. is facing stiff industrywide regulatory obstacles to future growth in China, even as the auto maker launches a $490 million plant to boost its presence there.
- 归真堂被指冒名人发微博 李开复潘石屹任志强表不满_资讯频道_凤凰网 –
- 北京10年抽干地下2800昆明湖 拟人工回灌地下水_新闻_腾讯网 –
- China denies shooting at Vietnamese boat – Xinhua | English.news.cn – China's maritime law enforcement agency declared on Sunday that recent media reports of Chinese patrol ships shooting at a Vietnamese fishing boat were untrue.
- China to enhance hospital security amid rising doctor-patient tensions – Xinhua | English.news.cn – The Ministry of Health plans to set up a security network that will allow for rapid police response to conflicts in hospitals, hoping to prevent fights between doctors and patients from disrupting overloaded hospitals.
Doctor-patient relationships have become a major public concern in China following frequent reports of quarrels and even physical attacks.
- Half-blooded kids of Chinese showbiz stars – Xinhua | English.news.cn –
- 不可高估资本外逃_杂志频道_财新网 – 资本外逃对中国来说并不是一个大问题，市场不必过于恐慌，但资本流入将在2012年明显放缓
- China’s Billionaire Lawmakers Make U.S. Peers Look Like Paupers- Bloomberg –
- Weibos: China clamps down on popular microblogs – CSMonitor.com –
- Briton discovers new section of Great Wall of China – Telegraph –
- Caving to China’s demands – The Washington Post Ombudsman – On Feb. 13, The Post published the transcript of an interview with China’s vice president, Xi Jinping. It took up more than half of an inside page on the day the future leader of the People’s Republic arrived in Washington for an official visit.
The next day, The Post ran an unusual explanatory correction about the interview, which, it turns out, wasn’t much of an interview at all.
In publishing the transcript, which was more press release or propaganda than news, The Post set a bad precedent with the authoritarian government in Beijing…
ne of The Post’s two China correspondents, Pulitzer Prize winner Andrew Higgins, has not been given a permanent visa to report from inside China since he was hired in 2009. I assume that’s because Higgins was fearless in his description of the pro-democracy Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989 when he worked in Beijing for other publications. The Chinese do not forget.//thought because of his reporting on inner mongolian independence movement?
- 网络安全与中美关系 – Brookings Institution –
- 观察者-徐开彬的普世关怀-徐开彬：刘瑜的学术水平 – 据说刘瑜是中国目前炙手可热的公众意见领袖，而且拥有哥伦比亚大学博士学位、前剑桥大学讲师的经历，更是让人仰慕不已。怀着景仰的心情，本人找到刘瑜目前任职的清华大学政治学系。看到其所谓的学术成果后，不禁感叹不已。
- Civil servant’s son sets teen girl on fire after being rejected | Ministry of Tofu 豆腐部 – disturbing pictures. Weibo making a big difference in getting her justice
- 卫生部：河北保定发热疫情确诊 排除是SARS_新闻_腾讯网 –
- 合肥17岁少女戴面具讲述被官二代浇油毁容始末_新闻_腾讯网 –
- Laos Sates Culture Lust With Luang Prabang’s Papaya Body Scrubs – Bloomberg –
- Model Worker: Danwei Founder Jeremy Goldkorn | Agenda – Beijing’s premier Business Lifestyle Magazine –
- Cybersecurity and U.S.-China Relations – Brookings Institution – Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Director, John L. Thornton China Center
Peter W. Singer, Director, 21st Century Defense Initiative
- Rolling Stone Mobile – Politics – Politics: Arizona Debate: Conservative Chickens Come Home to Roost –