Category Archives: East Asia

RPT-UPDATE 2-Vale reroutes China-bound iron cargo to Italy | Metals & Mining | Reuters

Vale reroutes China-bound iron cargo to Italy via RPT-UPDATE 2-Vale reroutes China-bound iron cargo to Italy | Metals & Mining | Reuters. Advertisements

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Chinese elite visa curbs next salvo in the ideological war with the US?

Washington’s outgoing ambassador to China, John Huntsman, made it clear in his farewell speech that relations were less than favorable between the world’s two superpowers. While curbing visas may be the next step in a game of diplomatic tit for … Continue reading

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#China Urges Respect for Burmese Junta’s Rebranding Effort #Burma #Myanmar

“China has praised Burma’s new government for promoting democracy. Beijing denounced other countries for criticizing its close neighbor’s new administration, which was sworn in this week.” China Urges Respect for New Burma Government | Southeast Asia | English VOA Burmese … Continue reading

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Geithner: inflexible currencies are biggest monetary problem | Reuters

“…Both French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Chinese officials have said it is time to consider bringing the yuan into the basket of currencies that constitutes the SDR, which is currently restricted to the dollar, euro, yen and pound. Geithner suggested … Continue reading

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Will Chinese ascendency set free speech back 50 years? #China

The following story reminded me of when I was a kid in the Bay Area during the growing free speech movement at Cal Berkeley. Peking University to Offer Consultations to Students with “Radical Thoughts” and Others | China Digital Times … Continue reading

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Lambo demo and the wealth divide

There is something not quite right about the reasoning of the car owner in this story…I can’t put my finger on it…but, as a protest on National Consumer Day, destroying a $250K car ($500 – $750K according to this report) … Continue reading

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Wen Jiabao acknowledges ‘social stability’ problems

China’s Premier Wen Jiabao opened the National People’s Congress acknowledging that China’s rapid growth has come at the expense of income equality and the environment. China’s extraordinary economic growth was fueled in an atmosphere of very light regulation by strong … Continue reading

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A test of China’s grassroots communication system

Much is being made of the heavy handed treatment of the press during the ‘Jasmine’ protests in China.  The reality is there was a tepid response to the call to the streets, however the call was widely disseminated in a coordinated … Continue reading

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Chinese Paper Takes Down Story on Great Firewall’s Creator – Alexis Madrigal – Technology – The Atlantic

To my eyes, there was something a tiny bit subversive in the interview. The story’s lead is that Binxing uses six virtual private networks to test and circumvent his own Internet filtering system. But he follows up that admission by … Continue reading

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Chinese train driver manual – in English? | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times – FT.com

Why did train operators have to translate the manual for the Chinese made train from English into Chinese? Chinese train driver manual – in English? | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times – FT.com.

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