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- LECTURE SERIES » Shanghai Review
Eric Li (Chengwei Capital), “Why Democracy is Not the Answer for China” (May 28th)
- Identity Crisis Rattles Volvo’s Chinese Owner – Caixin Online
Buying the Swedish car company in 2010 was easy – maybe too easy – for increasingly frustrated executives at Zhejiang Geely
- “Tasting Splendour” Ended in Tragedy | SCMP.com
Those are the words that Ma Chi chose to greet people with on his instant-messaging service.
Then, while living in Singapore three weeks ago, the 31-year-old businessman from Luzhou , Sichuan province, sped through a stop light in his red Ferrari 599 GTO and crashed into a taxi. Ma was killed instantly. The taxi’s driver and passenger, a Japanese woman, died later in hospital.
- Rare ‘Red’ stamp fetches record ¥7.3m | SCMP.com
The unissued, large-sized “The Whole Country Is Red” stamp was sold by China Guardian Auctions after more than 20 rounds of bidding at its spring auction on Monday, becoming the single biggest stamp sale ever at a Chinese auction. The final price: 7,302,500 yuan.
- 查诺斯V.S.陈志武 华尔街大空头做空中国 – 宏观 – 21世纪网
Jim Chanos vs. Chen Zhiwu
- Cannibal serial killer arrested in Yunnan | Danwei
Yesterday AFP reported that ‘Police have detained a man suspected of murdering more than a dozen boys and young men, chopping up their bodies and selling the flesh to unsuspecting consumers’.
local Henan official arrested for raping 10+ underage girls
- 周永康：强化人权意识 认真吸取刑讯逼供教训_新闻_腾讯网
- Can China Escape the Low-Wage Trap? – NYTimes–James Fallows
I don’t think he surfs Chinese sites. Blazing fast if you stay inside the Chinese Internet//
After another several-month stay in China last year, I came up with one proxy for China’s ability to take this next step: how slow its Internet service is, compared with South Korea’s or Japan’s.
In much of America, the Internet is slow by those standards, but mainly for infrastructure reasons. In China it’s slow because of political control: censorship and the “Great Firewall” bog down everything and make much of the online universe impossible to reach. “What country ever rode to pre-eminence by fighting the reigning technology of the time?” a friend asked while I was in China last year. “Did the Brits ban steam?”
WalMart Investee Yihaodian has data leak, user info found for sale
- 央企7000亿元入陕 圈资源成最大利益诉求_产经_产业新闻_新浪财经_新浪网
SOEs spending 700B RMB to control resources in Shaanxi
- 住建部严查豆腐渣保障房 八大检查组进驻地方_新浪地产网
Ministry of Construction sends out inspection team to investigate shoddy public/subsidized housing construction
- 盛大帝国梦碎 残阳“如血” – 易观网 – 传统企业触电第一站
On the relative failure of Chen Tianqiao and Shanda. Relative compared to Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba etc
- 老榕的微博 新浪微博-随时随地分享身边的新鲜事儿
- Human Rights Record of United States in 2011|Document|chinadaily.com.cn
- Patriotism With Chinese Characteristics – NYTimes.com
I am a patriot. I would love to see a little island added to our vast territory of this great nation. But I would much prefer to see the names of countless of extinguished souls engraved on humble memorials in my country.Li Chengpeng is a writer and a blogger who has over five million followers on Sina Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. This article was adapted from a longer article posted online on the fourth anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake earlier this month. It was translated from the Chinese by Jane Weizhen Pan.
- CCP announces crackdown on officials fleeing with funds｜Politics｜News｜WantChinaTimes.com
- William Farris – Google+ – Yang Rui’s Lost Tweets Part 1: Foreign Trash and Foreign…
Yang Rui’s Lost Tweets Part 1: Foreign Trash and Foreign Bitches
- The Great Flourishing | Socialist Masterpiece, Capitalist Lawsuit
At the time of its re-creation as a ballet, “The Red Detachment” was credited to a collective creation group of the Central Ballet of China – individuals did not get creative credits during the Cultural Revolution. However, named or not, it still had individual creators – and Mr. Liang was clearly one of them. When China’s first copyright law came into effect in 1991, the China Daily reports, Mr. Liang contacted the ballet to negotiate a royalty payment; he eventually received RMB 5,000. The lawsuit has come about because Mr. Liang – who is now in his late 80s – and his daughter and son-in-law say that the initial agreement was for a ten-year term; they are asking for RMB 550,000 in compensation for royalties unpaid since then.
- Chinese Nationalism as Leadership Change Looms – NYTimes.com
- Chinese internet firms launch war of words over smartphones｜Economy｜News｜WantChinaTimes.com
A war of words subsequently began online between Qihoo 360 CEO Zhou Hongyi and Xiaomi founder Lei Jun. In a microblog post, Zhou called Lei the bully of the market, who thought no one else could enter the budget smartphone sector.
- » Watch: Protester At Xidan Pushed Off Bridge, Then Taken Away In Police Van Beijing Cream
Firefighters were brought in to inflate a bouncy tarp and position it underneath the man.
- I did it Huawei: Chinese firm adopts new approach in US market｜Economy｜News｜WantChinaTimes.com
With almost no chance to win government contracts or those related to infrastructure projects, Huawei has been forced to limit its business focuses to sectors like retail, education,and medical services, said Shen Jingyang, CEO of Huawei’s US subsidiary
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