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- Sinica Podcast-The China Bears are Back in Town – With Arthur Kroeber of Dragonomics
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- Monopolies Behind Beijing’s Parking Lot Blues – Caixin Online – Two czars of the parking business in car-crazy Beijing have been arrested in a case that underscores the seriousness – and perhaps one cause – of the city's massive parking shortage.
- Reading culture in the People’s Daily – China Media Project – Unpacking China’s latest policies on cultural reform, which emerged from October’s sixth plenum of the 17th Central Committee of the CCP, will be a process of many months. The October “Notice” on cultural reform is not so much a coherent program of cultural development as a mess of politics, ideology and commercial interests. And the Party’s own attempts to explain what these changes mean lead only to more befuddlement.
- xinhua-New CSRC chairman signals crackdown on insider trading | Markets | chinadaily.com.cn – In his first public speech since being named as China's top securities regulator, Guo Shuqing said on Thursday that supervision of the country's securities market will focus on cracking down on insider trading.
The comment by the new chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) was interpreted by industry experts as having set the tone for the watchdog's enforcement efforts.
"Here we make a solemn declaration: the CSRC has zero tolerance for insider trading and crimes in the securities and futures markets," said Guo at the 9th Forum on Financing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Shenzhen.
- xinhua-China’s income gap widening fast|Chinese Media|chinadaily.com.cn –
- xinhua-China’s health ministry defends controversial milk standard – Zhang Xudong, a ministry official in charge of food safety, was quoted by the People's Daily as saying the drafting panel of the latest national dairy legislation consists of 70 members, including people from the government, academia and the dairy industry. He denied the process was in any way "kidnapped" by dairy producers.
Zhang said it was right that dairy producers, crucial to the safety of their produce, should be represented in the drafting committee.
However, the initial and final drafts were all put forward by the entire panel after thorough discussions, Zhang said.
China's current dairy safety standards have stirred complaints since taking effect in June, critics arguing they are the weakest in the world and were created to accommodate calls from major dairy producers for leniency.
- Snowball Finance (雪球财经）- An Online Community of Value Investors | iChinaStock – i am an advisor
- RRR Cut is not a Shift to Easing Policies in Real Estate Sector: Official Paper – The latest move by Chinese central bank to “fine tune” its monetary policies does not mean that the government starts loosening control over the real estate sector,a state paper said.
The latest move by Chinese central bank to “fine tune” its monetary policies does not mean that the government starts loosening control over the real estate sector, and it will not help bolster housing prices either, the People’s Daily said Thursday.
- GaveKal: Did the West Strong-Arm China Into Joining Yesterday’s Global Easing Party? – MarketBeat – WSJ – GaveKal writes:
Did the PBoC have a change of heart over the state of the Chinese economy in the space of eight hours? Or was it “invited” by the world’s other central banks to be seen as “doing its part” in the global liquidity injection (it is hard to imagine that the Fed, ECB, BoE and BoJ would think of inviting the Canadians and the Swiss along for the party but forget the Chinese)? In our view, this matters tremendously because the market will now be discounting a lot more easing from the PBoC. However, if the PBoC eased to be seen as a good “global citizen” rather than in response to domestic imperatives, then the future path of Chinese monetary policy remains, in our view, uncertain and could yet prove to be less “easy” than the market expects.
- Why giving up Taiwan will not help us with China – Foreign and Defense Policy – AEI –
- China Taunting U.S. With Myanmar Sanctions Call? – China Real Time Report – WSJ –
- China’s Search for Assured Retaliation (PDF) – M. Taylor Fravel and Evan S. Medeiros
The Evolution of Chinese Nuclear Strategy and Force Structure
- >Wikileaks – The Spy files – Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries
- Review & Outlook: China’s Hard Landing – WSJ.com – The state-led growth model is leading the country into trouble.
- Trade in surveillance technology raises worries – The Washington Post – The products of what Lucas calls the “lawful intercept” industry are developed mainly in Western nations such as the United States but are sold all over the world with few restrictions. This burgeoning trade has alarmed human rights activists and privacy advocates, who call for greater regulation because the technology has ended up in the hands of repressive governments such as those of Syria, Iran and China.
- [toread] Pimco Buys Cyclical Stocks as China Moves – Bloomberg –
- Amazon.com: When we are the foreigners: What Chinese think about working with Americans eBook: John N. Doggett, Orlando R. Kelm, Haiping Tang: Kindle Store –
- 陕西干部涉嫌嫖宿幼女案件细节披露_资讯频道_凤凰网 – local Sha'anxi officials arrested for putting 12 yr old girls to work as prostitutes
- Muddy Waters Claims on China Companies Are Unproven, Arbess Says – Businessweek – Daniel Arbess a huge China bull. Wonder how much he has lost this year
- Chinese Solar CEOs Say Government Gives Them No Special Breaks – Bloomberg – Top executives at four of China’s biggest solar-panel makers said the government hasn’t given them special treatment, rebutting a U.S. complaint that they got benefits including subsidies and preferential loans.
Instead, China’s success in nurturing its solar industry comes from “the wisdom and intelligence of Chinese entrepreneurs” who are more sensitive to market trends and use the best technologies, Suntech Power Holdings Co. Chief Executive Officer Shi Zhengrong told reporters in Beijing yesterday.
- In China, IKEA Is a Swede Place for Senior Romance, Relaxation – WSJ.com –
- Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s 5 Favorite Chinese Foods – Scene Asia – WSJ –
- NBA: For Wilson Chandler, J.R. Smith, Patty Mills, Kenyon Martin and Aaron Brooks, Leaving China May Not Be Simple – WSJ.com – NBA Players Who Sought Labor Refuge May Have to Pay to Leave
- Two BlackBerry Executives Got So Drunk, They Grounded a Jet to China – Two of their executives — George Campbell, 45, of Conestogo, Ontario, and Paul Alexander Wilson, 38, of Kitchener, Ontario — boarded an Air Canada flight in Toronto on Monday that was headed directly to Beijing. In the air, the men then proceeding to get extremely drunk and rowdy, and "weren't listening to any direction that the flight crew was giving them." The plane had traveled north of Alaska when the pilots decided to turn the plane around — a Boeing 777, with 331 people on board — and land in Vancouver.
- Analysis: China brings forward easing to stay in step – Yahoo! News –
- Bronte Capital: The extent of Chinese solar subsidies and their implications – The Chinese solar makers will – with righteous indignation – point at the subsidized loan that the US Government gave Solyandra – a loan that has now gone solidly into default. They have a point – but not a good one in a court. Their problem is that the WTO agreements have a specific exemption for government loans to develop new industries and new products. The most famous recipient of these loans is (of course) Airbus who gets subsidized loans to develop every new plane. Boeing can't win that trade case because the subsidy – like the Solyandra subsidy – is international trade law compliant.
- RedTech Advisors Is Hiring TMT Analysts In Beijing And Shanghai | DigiCha – RedTech Advisors Is Hiring TMT Analysts In Beijing And Shanghai | DigiCha
- Myanmar and America: A new Great Game? | The Economist –
- Senate Wants the Military to Lock You Up Without Trial-Wired Danger Room – "Voting against the defense bill is usually considered political suicide. That’s why the bill will almost certainly pass tonight. If Obama backs down from his veto threat, get ready to see Americans at Guantanamo Bay."
- PhotoBlog – China says HIV/AIDS cases are soaring –