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A breakthrough on trade in Asia

A breakthrough on trade in Asia

Strange bedfellows of 2015: As the Obama administration pushes toward a major new trade agreement in Asia this spring, it is developing two unlikely allies: Chinese officials abroad, who are signaling that they want in, and Republicans in Congress, who appear willing to support what would be one of President […]

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Say “ni hao” to Jack Ma’s Amazon-style volatility

Say “ni hao” to Jack Ma’s Amazon-style volatility

Jack Ma is a force of nature, and he pushes Alibaba in unexpected directions. Like counterpart Jeff Bezos at Amazon, Ma has built online retail dominance. But “predictable” isn’t a word to describe either company. The Chinese group’s stock tumbled more than 10 percent on Thursday following its latest financial […]

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China’s Hottest Tech Giants Join the ‘War on Pollution’

China’s Hottest Tech Giants Join the ‘War on Pollution’

China’s hottest tech giants – Alibaba, Xiaomi, and Baidu – are making a splash on a global scale. But even as they battle for market shares, they are also helping Chinese people fight against pollution with newly released tech products that monitor air, water, and food pollution. While the government […]

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Blogging China

This Month In Bans: Cleavage, Uber, And Burqas

This Month In Bans: Cleavage, Uber, And Burqas

One of the nicer perks of being a mover and shaker in a one-party system is that you can pretty much declare anything is illegal and people just have to deal with it. This is a new monthly column that looks back at all that was banned in China in the past month…

By January 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
No Room for ‘Western Values’ in University Education

No Room for ‘Western Values’ in University Education

Agence France-Presse reports that China’s Ministry of Education has unveiled new rules banning textbooks that promote western values: “Never let textbooks promoting western values appear in our classes,” minister Yuan Guiren said, according to a report late Thursday by China’s official Xinhua news agency. “Remarks that slander the leadership of the Communist Party of China” and “smear socialism” must never appear in college classrooms, he added according to Xinhua. …

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China to Curb Computer, Phone Purchases in Xinjiang

China to Curb Computer, Phone Purchases in Xinjiang

Reuters Sue-Lin Wong reports on a new policy in Xinjiang requiring those wishing to purchase personal computers and cell phones to register personal details, and enhancing surveillance in electronics stores. This is the latest move by authorities to tighten restrictions in the western region in response to an upswing in violence in recent years. …

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