China Readings for October 10th

  • Chinese City Wants CNY60 Bln Further Financial Stability Loans: Media – Local government in Wenzhou, an entrepreneurial city in the eastern province of Zhejiang that is grappling with a credit crunch, has filed an application for 60 billion yuan worth of one-year loans
    Local government in Wenzhou, an entrepreneurial city in the eastern province of Zhejiang that is grappling with a credit crunch, has filed an application for 60 billion yuan worth of one-year loans, media reports said.

    The application was filed in late September by the city government, calling for support from the provincial government, the Hong Kong Economic Daily reported, citing government sources.

  • China’s Hu urges unification with rival Taiwan – Yahoo! News – China's President Hu Jintao has used the centennial of a revolution that ended imperial rule to make an appeal to further relations with Taiwan.

    Hu said at a ceremony in Beijing Sunday that China and Taiwan should end antagonisms, "heal wounds of the past and work together to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation."

  • "Same bed different dreams": Asia’s rise – threat or opportunity? -iTunes – Podcasts – London School of Economics – "Same bed different dreams": Asia's rise – threat or opportunity? The view from Australia [Audio]
    ReleasedOct 05, 2011

    Speaker(s): Malcolm Turnbull | The world economy is being transformed by the rise of Asia

  • Syria’s protesters turn to Facebook to expose ‘citizen spies’ | World news | The Observer – A pair of eyes watched from a shop as a group of young men were chased down a Damascus side street by security forces. Just in time, a resident opened his door to hide them.

    It was another Friday in Duma, a north-eastern suburb of the capital, where courageous protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime show no sign of abating. But on this occasion things were about to go badly wrong for the protesters. Within minutes, their pursuers had been directed by an informer to the house where they were hiding. As some escaped to the roof of the three-storey house and jumped to the adjacent building, Jihad Shalhoub, 43, fell, grabbing a balcony banister on his way down.