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China seeks to boost military numbers amid war threats; relaxes restrictions on physical standards and allows mental illness


China’s military has relaxed its height, eyesight and weight requirements for soldiers in an effort to attract more educated personnel, the state-owned China Daily newspaper said today. Male recruits can now be 1.6 meters tall (5 foot 2 inches), down from 1.62 meters, while the minimum height for women will reduced by the same margin … Continue reading

China’s exports gain steam but imports fall, signalling weaker domestic demand


China‘s exports gained steam in May thanks to firmer global demand, data showed on Sunday, but an unexpected fall in imports signaled weaker domestic demand that could continue to weigh on the world’s second-largest economy. Exports rose 7 percent in May from a year earlier, quickening from April’s 0.9 percent rise, while imports fell 1.6 … Continue reading

Debt crisis looms in China’s Jiangsu province


The nightmare scenario for China’s leaders as they try to wean the country off a diet of easy credit and breakneck expansion is a local government buckling under the weight of its own debt. Few provinces fit that bill quite like Jiangsu, home to China’s most indebted local government. Hefty borrowings through banks, investment trusts … Continue reading

China believes shipbuilder is “too big to fail” – does China share the same belief about itself?


An appeal for government financial support from China’s biggest private shipbuilder presents authorities with some stark choices between protecting a big employer and its jobs or letting the firm go under to ease pressure on a sector suffering from overcapacity and sharply falling new orders. Since Beijing appears intent on telling investors it is serious … Continue reading

Chinese official says police job to beat people


A surprising statement by a government official in eastern China’s Jiangsu province has captured the attention of internet users after it was caught on video and posted online on Sunday. “If the police don’t beat people, what’s the point of keeping them?” said an unidentified official of a complaint bureau in Suzhou. “The police are … Continue reading

Central authority fails to face up to surge in emigration


The surge of emigration was not something that was talked about in China until yesterday. The news broke when CCTV made special footage on emigration, which indicates the seriousness of the issue. Another graver piece of news is that even CCTV dared not persuade rich people not to emigrate, but only reminded them that they … Continue reading

China requiring people to visit their aged parents


Visit your parents. That’s an order. So says China, whose national legislature on Friday amended its law on the elderly to require that adult children visit their aged parents “often” – or risk being sued by them. The amendment does not specify how frequently such visits should occur. State media say the new clause will … Continue reading

China’s anti-corruption drive triggers frantic property dump among officials


Real estate agents in provinces such as Guangdong and Jiangsu have been frantically trying to push deals for a torrent of second-hand flats suddenly released on the market – many of which belong to government officials, the Oriental Morning Post reported on Monday. With an imminent state-led corruption crackdown looming, nervous Chinese officials – some … Continue reading

Changzhou, China


In Changzhou there is a historical theme park called Yancheng ChunQiu Land. It is a beautiful park built up to illustrate a part of Chinese history called Spring and Autumn period. From around year 770 BC to 476 BC there was a period in Chinese history called Spring and Autumn period. During this time the … Continue reading

120,000 North Koreans to work in China


Hong Kong’s Singtao Daily reports, “News about North Korea’s export of 120,000 workers to China appeared for the first time on Chinese Mainland media. The first group of them, about 30 in number, have already worked for nearly 6 months in a hotel at Jiangsu’s Waxi Village, the richest village in China. They are mostly … Continue reading

China’s state media advocates democratic decision-making


Foreign agencies report from Beijing, and SCMP says in its report entitled “Listen to protesters, authorities told” that after weekend riots, China’s “top Communist Party mouthpiece yesterday urged authorities to listen to people’s concerns about pollution, after fears over a new industrial waste water pipeline sparked weekend riots. “‘The public’s awareness of environmental issues and … Continue reading

China: Thousands of protesters occupied Qidong government office


Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reports, “A mass of people broke into Jiangsu Province’s Qidong City Government yesterday morning in protest of a waste water discharge project, which they claimed would cause pollution.” According to China’s official Xinhua News Agency, several thousand people took part in the demonstration. “Xinhua reports, about 6:00 am, a large-scale mass … Continue reading

Morning Fisherman – Nanjing, China (Chris H Lynn)


Morning Fisherman is a video from the “Reconstructing Scenic views from Seventeenth Century Chinese Landscape Painting” series, produced by Chris H. Lynn Location: Xuanwu Lake, Nanjing, China

Chinese cities built on toxic time bombs


Across the mainland, many once grimy industrial cities have enjoyed a makeover. Where countless factories once stood, now there are towering office blocks, luxury apartments and underground shopping malls. The air, usually, is cleaner and there are parks and tree-lined roads. But out of sight – in the soil, and in the water table – … Continue reading

AES to sell most of China assets for $134 million


Power company AES Corp will sell a majority of its businesses in China for a total of $134 million, as it is unable to pass on higher coal costs in a state-regulated industry. The sale of about 2,727 MW gross capacity of the plants is expected to close by the second half of 2012, the … Continue reading

Frog invasion spawns fears of earthquake


Tens of thousands of frogs have appeared on suburban roads in Wuhan and Nanjing , prompting fears among residents that they could be signalling an imminent earthquake. However, earthquake authorities in both cities say that massed ranks of the amphibians do not herald quakes. A resident in the town of Dunkou in Wuhan, the capital … Continue reading

Harmful addictive food additive on sale in Nanjing, China


Jiangsu Satellite TV reports that there is a pork additive on sale in Nanjing called “King of Kings of Pork Seasoning” that gives stewed pork a special flavour, but is addictive like poppy. A chef told the reporter the additive was banned by law and he never ate pork seasoned with such additive, but the … Continue reading

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