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- Project rallies for China-US friendship|Society|chinadaily.com.cn – The initiative was launched to support the US president's "100,000 Strong Initiative" boosting the number of young Americans studying in China and improve ties. Mike Peters reports.
Can a collection of "new China hands", people who recently have spent time studying and working in China, rally a new wave of students to come to Beijing to study?
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- China’s growing share of solar market comes at a price – The Washington Post – Yet if Chinese solar companies are eating our lunch, they’re also choking on it. Growth in global solar manufacturing capacity is outpacing global demand, and prices of solar energy products are plunging. And while U.S. politicians portray Chinese firms as heavily subsidized rivals gobbling up global market share, Chinese solar companies are suffering from some of the same ills afflicting their U.S. competitors.
Some of China’s biggest companies are losing money, shelving capital expenditure plans and looking to conserve dwindling reserves of cash. To avoid going deeper into debt, they have borrowed only a tiny fraction of $34 billion in loans available to them from the China Development Bank.
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- Beijing Orders Microbloggers to Register – WSJ.com – Users say editors at Sina Weibo appeared to be taking measures in recent months to tamp down discussion on hot topics instead of driving more traffic to them. In the past, "Sina editors would very quickly focus on" breaking news, highlighting popular subjects and people on the site, said Bill Bishop, a Beijing-based expert on China's Internet. "They seem to do that much less aggressively and much less frequently."
Many users carry on discussions of noncontroversial topics, however. Though stricter regulation may reduce the vibrancy of Sina Weibo, Mr. Bishop said, microblogging will still be the best forum to exchange and transmit information in China and will remain "an interesting business." Still, "you end up with a much less interesting long-term potential business than what people were saying six to eight months ago," he added.