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Six Chinese models in Victoria’s Secret show Shanghai 2017


Compared to just two Asians out of 44 models in 2015, Victoria’s Secret annual show in Paris 2016 featured four models from China (total 51). The latest news is that the next lingerie fashion show “will take place in Shanghai in November 2017, marking the first time the ultra-glam annual affair in Asia.” Six Chinese … Continue reading

China to build a $160 billion deep-sea equipment industry in Shanghai, and submerge into Mariana Trench


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: Shanghai plans to make a breakthrough in key deep sea submersible, surveying and exploration technologies by 2020. It is now building a 5000-ton scientific survey master ship, the Zhangqian, and will put it into operation in 2016. It has completed … Continue reading

Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin returns to Beijing in challenge to President Xi Jinping


I have pointed out in my book Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements (Expanded 2nd Edition) that there are three black boxes in China: The CCP Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), the group of powerful elders who control China behind the scene and the secret police. I described how Xi Jinping obtained the powerful elders’ support for his cyclone … Continue reading

China’s ivory craze kills 100,000 elephants


China‘s skyrocketing appetite for ivory is leading to the unsustainable slaughter of African elephants. As prices for precious ivory goods have surged in China, the number of poached elephants has also escalated. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, said 100,000 African elephants have been killed for their ivory in just the past three years. … Continue reading

Hong Kong music: Clockenflap and PUSH collaborate on new project


Last Saturday marked the launch of a new dance music series titled ‘Electriq,’ birthed by the creative heads over at Clockenflap and Hong Kong’s leading dance music promoters PUSH. The project was set to launch last month but with the recent events of Occupy Central, it proved that Hong Kong was not in a festive mood, and … Continue reading

Hong Kong pops the China bubble; the “China Dream” is a hoax


The Hong Kong protesters know that what’s hailed in the West as ‘the China dream’ is a hoax. Whatever comes next with the demonstrations in Hong Kong, they’ve already performed a historic service. To wit, they remind us of the silliness of the China infatuation so prevalent among pundits and intellectuals who don’t live in … Continue reading

Is China’s basic education a success, or does it destroy the morality of society?


Chinese educators and education experts believe China has extraordinary basic education. They think this education gives millions of students solid knowledge and basic skills, which is the point why our education is good. The experts think the only failure of Chinese education is at university level. They criticise the poor higher education system as the … Continue reading

China’s supersonic submarine


Researchers in China are reporting that they’ve taken a big step towards creating a truly revolutionary submarine. For years, the nation has been dedicated to the expansion of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Submarine Force. Aside from wanting a fleet that could rival those of other superpowers, the growing fleet is seen as a … Continue reading

China’s new education reform will fail again


China‘s Education Department published the new rules of the college entrance examination. Shanghai and Zhejiang provinces are going to be the experimental regions of the new system. Unfortunately, no matter how the Chinese government acts on the education system, all reforms are sure to be failures. The government is still unaware of the lack of … Continue reading

Hundreds of commercial flights to East China cancelled; military manoeuvres suspected


Hundreds of flights to and from eastern China were cancelled or delayed Monday and state media warned that more disruptions should be expected in the next few weeks. Around 200 flights were canceled at Shanghai‘s two airports — Pudong and Hongqiao — which are among the country’s busiest airline hubs. Another 120 flights were delayed … Continue reading

China’s Xi goes to South America to break US dominance


Reuters today reported on Xi Jinping’s goal of pushing for the developing world’s rights. Reuters quote Chinese President Xi Jinping as saying in an interview with South American media, “China would try to better play the role of a responsible major power and promote the rights of the developing world.” However, Reuters says that there … Continue reading

Shanghai women’s liberal views on sex during the Mao Era; beginnings of the illicit sex industry


The following stories are first-hand recollections of life in China during the years immediately after the Communists took power (1949-1951). They are written by Chan Kai Yee, author of Tiananmen‘s Tremendous Achievements (see link in right sidebar). We would recommend this book for those interested in more first-hand perspectives of life in China, particularly the … Continue reading

Dating and marriage in China soon after the Communist takeover (part 1)


The following stories are first-hand recollections of life in China during the years immediately after the Communists took power (1949-1951). They are written by Chan Kai Yee, author of Tiananmen‘s Tremendous Achievements (see link in right sidebar). We would recommend this book for those interested in more first-hand perspectives of life in China, particularly the … Continue reading

A showdown is looming in Hong Kong, with China threatening to send in its army


For years after the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, China’s leaders surprised the world by adhering scrupulously to Hong Kong’s unusual political set-up of “one country, two systems”. Under the terms of the handover, Hong Kong was to retain a high degree of autonomy for 50 years, an ingenious solution for … Continue reading

China’s new 3-D printed houses


Additive manufacturing (aka. 3-D printing) has triggered a revolution in fabrication, with applications ranging from consumer goods to artificial bones and organs. However, it is in the field of construction that the technology is making what may prove to be some of its greatest contributions. In addition to being much more safe and cost-effective than … Continue reading

China seizes Japanese ship for “failure to return ship leased before World War II”


Shanghai Marine Court has seized a huge Japanese ore carrier to enforce its verdict on a dispute over a defunct Japanese company‘s failure to return a ship rented 80 years ago. Singtao Daily says that the ship Baosteel Emotion was a new ore carrier built in 2011. It is 320 meters long and 54 meters … Continue reading

How to sell real estate to Chinese buyers


With Chinese housing prices starting to slide, Chinese investment in international real estate is increasing dramatically, and it’s a lot easier than you thought to be able to sell to them. Only two things are required to make these sales: you must be a realtor, and you must be willing to learn how. Paul Salo … Continue reading

The real China housing collapse: Actual buildings


They don’t build ‘em like they used to, and when it comes to housing in China, that’s probably a good thing. According to the official Xinhua news agency, the price behind the breakneck pace of China’s construction boom since the reform and opening is becoming clear, with buildings collapses frequently involving those constructed in the … Continue reading

China opens door further to foreign stock investors


China has relaxed rules to allow more foreign participation in its main stock market, in the latest step towards liberalising the financial system in the world’s second-largest economy. From Thursday, foreign investors on the Shanghai stock exchange will be allowed to invest in more products and can invest up to 30 percent in a single … Continue reading

Britain could miss out on crazy, pointless war with China, says important American


Cuts to Britain’s armed forces mean the country will be ‘left on the sidelines’ when America invades China. Robert Gates, former US defence secretary, stressed that Britain would no longer be America’s ‘full crazy partner in war’. He said: “Your military will be dropping food from its only helicopter while the US Marines are surging … Continue reading

China parents count cost of sending children to overseas universities


Jack Ma, one of China’s best-known entrepreneurs, thinks business success in China has nothing to do with prestigious foreign degrees: “When you want to judge whether a person . . . is excellent or not don’t look at whether they went to Harvard or Stanford,” he is famous for saying. More and more Chinese parents apparently disagree with the … Continue reading

China says world’s worst pollution has benefits


Commentaries by two of China’s most influential news outlets suggesting that an ongoing air pollution crisis was not without a silver lining drew a withering reaction on Tuesday from internet users and other media. In online commentaries on Monday, state broadcaster CCTV and the widely read tabloid the Global Times, published by the Communist Party’s … Continue reading

China: Flights delayed as air pollution hits record in Shanghai


Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Friday in China’s commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning. The incident is especially embarrassing at a time when China seeks to build Shanghai into a global business hub … Continue reading

China’s supposed top world education ranking is designed to deceive


The Program of International Student Assessment (PISA) scores for 15 year olds around the world were recently released. While these scores do offer some indication as to how students from a given country compare, we should be reticent to make took much of these scores. Shanghai in particular is a city where much ado has been made about apparently high … Continue reading

China’s free trade zone plans herald quicker FX reforms


China plans to roll out financial sector reforms in the Shanghai special economic zone in the next three months and most will be implemented in a year, suggesting authorities are accelerating the pace of dismantling capital account controls. A People’s Bank of China (PBOC) statement on Wednesday for the first time gave a timeline for … Continue reading

Beijing sets sights on a new China


China has pledged to make the most sweeping changes to the economy and the country’s social fabric in nearly three decades with a 60-point reform plan that may start showing results within weeks. Some financial and fiscal reforms are likely to be the first out of the blocks, analysts said, but more wrenching changes such … Continue reading

“The Web Behind The Wall” explains China’s complicated startup industry


“The Web Behind The Wall” is an e-book published by TechNode (TechCrunch‘s partner for next month’s Shanghai event) that wants to be “the #1 resource for foreign tech companies to understand China.” The book is a quick but highly informative read about China’s startup ecosystem, which has proven impenetrable for tech giants like Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon. But … Continue reading

Authors accept censors’ rules to sell in China


Chinese readers of Ezra F. Vogel’s sprawling biography of China’s reformist leader Deng Xiaoping may have missed a few details that appeared in the original English edition. The Chinese version did not mention that Chinese newspapers had been ordered to ignore the Communist implosion across Eastern Europe in the late 1980s. Nor that General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, … Continue reading

China: Two type 054A frigates launched over three days, three more being built


On September 30, a Shanghai web user revealed that a new China-made Type 054A frigate completed fitting-out and was successfully launched. It is said that from September 28 to 30, two such frigates were launched at an interval of only three days. On September 28, a certain shipyard launched another Type 054A smoothly. Sources say … Continue reading

Facebook and other banned sites to be accessible in China free trade zone


Facebook, Twitter and other websites deemed sensitive and blocked by the Chinese government will be accessible in a planned free-trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. Citing unidentified government sources, the Hong Kong newspaper also said authorities would welcome bids from foreign telecoms firms for licences to provide Internet … Continue reading

Cracks appear in the Great Firewall of China


The South China Morning Post exclusively reported Tuesday (24th Sept. 2013) that the Chinese government is to allow a partial hole to be created in what has been dubbed the ‘Great Firewall of China‘. Residents of a specific portion of Shanghai are to be allowed virtually unrestricted access to the internet, including sites that have … Continue reading

Rich Chinese hire American surrogate mothers for up to $120,000 a child


Surrogacy agencies in China and the United States are catering to wealthy Chinese who want a baby outside the country’s restrictive family planning policies, who are unable to conceive themselves, or who are seeking US citizenship for their children. “I would be surprised if you called me back in four months and that number hadn’t … Continue reading

Hacking US secrets, China pushes for drones


For almost two years, hackers based in Shanghai went after one foreign defense contractor after another, at least 20 in all. Their target, according to an American cybersecurity company that monitored the attacks, was the technology behind the United States’ clear lead in military drones. “I believe this is the largest campaign we’ve seen that … Continue reading

Is China really ready for the next influenza outbreak?


Reports on China’s recent response to the outbreak of novel influenza have reflected broad international satisfaction. While we share this satisfaction, we are nonetheless concerned that the international public health community overestimates China’s ability to effectively contain and control a future returning, or newly occurring influenza outbreak. The influenza virus – a leading cause of … Continue reading

Longer wait for China residency permits irk foreign firms


Foreign executives in China are upset at a new rule that allows authorities to hold passports for up to 15 working days when processing and renewing residency permits, saying it could disrupt essential business travel within China and abroad. The changes are evidence to those who argue China is becoming a harder place to do business, especially … Continue reading

Thousands of dead fish found in Chinese river after toxic spill


Thousands of dead fish have been found floating in a river in central China following a toxic spill, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of pollution scandals to hit the country’s water supplies. Xinhua said 300 workers had dredged around 100,000 kilograms of dead fish from a 40-km (25-mile) stretch … Continue reading

Chinese students find Australia’s capital city too quiet for study


The majority of Chinese do not consider Canberra as a study destination and those that do find it too quiet, ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has found. Ms Gallagher is in China, with University of Canberra vice-chancellor Stephen Parker and Australian National University vice-chancellor Ian Young, to promote Canberra as a tertiary education and business … Continue reading

Under cover at the Shanghai marriage market


The Shanghai Marriage Market or, to be politically correct, Matchmaking Corner, takes place every Saturday and Sunday from noon until around five in the evening. Hundreds of parents hang the “resumes” of their sons or daughters across the park and exchange contact information with parents interested in their child’s romantic credentials in order to plant … Continue reading

The birds and the bees in China


The peaceful water town of Tongli is home to a museum one would not expect to find in modern mainland China: a sex museum. The sculpture in the main courtyard that depicts a very small man with deformed limbs and features, giant feet, and an enormous erect penis might give off a vulgar impression of … Continue reading

China’s Shanghai Tower: A massive urban green space


The newly-topped 632 metre (over 2000 feet) Shanghai Tower is currently the world’s second tallest structure, outdone only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. But equally impressive is what it will have going on inside. In addition to 521,000 square meters of floor space, 106 elevators, a weight of 1,200 metric tons, and the ability … Continue reading

Analysis: Why China is better than you think


The “imminent” demise of China will have to be postponed…again. The risk to third quarter growth forecasts in the market are now to the upside. On  Thursday, HSBC’s China Flash PMI data showed a sharp rebound to 50.1 in August from 47.7 in July. Consensus estimates had it rising slightly to 48.2. Today’s manufacturing data is consistent with headline … Continue reading

China wants fewer curbs in free trade zones to lure foreign investment


China hopes to suspend its laws governing foreign investment in proposed free trade zones, the cabinet said, in a sign the world’s second-biggest economy could open further to foreign competition. The State Council, China’s cabinet, will ask senior members of the National People’s Congress, or parliament, for the power to suspend laws and regulations governing … Continue reading

China: Seventy police make graft claims against top Shanghai judge


The acting president of the Shanghai High Court has been accused of corruption and abuse of power during his time as a provincial police chief. The accusations levelled at Cui Yadong were contained in a letter signed by 70 police officers, who said that, while head of the police in Guizhou province, he used his … Continue reading

Heat wave in China


For the entire month of July and the first half of August, eastern China baked in a record-breaking heat wave. Nineteen provinces endured   above-normal temperatures. Shanghai broke its all-time record high three times in as many weeks. The current record – 40.8 degrees Celsius (105.4°F) – was set on August 7, 2013. At least 40 people … Continue reading

Australian law firm says world offers China shallow legal services


After unveiling a merger aimed at grabbing more of China’s legal work, King & Wood Mallesons has accused the world’s leading law firms of offering “shallow” services to Chinese clients. Global managing partner Stuart Fuller said King & Wood Mallesons was seeking to reverse the practice of foreign firms entering the China market “with fairly shallow … Continue reading

China’s PLA needs to reform and become hi-tech


A Chinese academic says the military must prepare to fight hi-tech wars in future, and he confirms that a senior officer faces a corruption investigation. The Chinese military should spare no effort to wipe out corruption and initiate creative reforms to build a modern army capable of dealing with multiple challenges, a professor at the … Continue reading

China to invest $375 billion on energy conservation, pollution


China plans to invest 2.3 trillion yuan ($375 billion) in energy saving and emission-reduction projects in the five years through 2015 to clean up its environment, the China Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing a senior government official. The plan, which has been approved by the State Council, is on top of a 1.85 trillion … Continue reading

Australia warned of China economy danger


Former Australian prime minister John Howard has warned Australia not to become mesmerised by China, and instead focus on maintaining an efficient and productive economy. In a major speech to the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Mr Howard said he believed Australia must stay diversified and not become reliant on the mining industry. China … Continue reading

China: Six dead in Shanghai shooting spree


A 62-year-old employee at a private chemical factory in Shanghai killed four colleagues, a taxi driver and a sentry at a local military compound on Saturday night in a rare shooting spree that shocked China’s largest city and saw parts of it sealed off in a large police operation. The man, identified only by his … Continue reading

China: Panic during David Beckham’s visit


Drama ended David Beckham‘s visit to Shanghai at one of the universities. When the Englishman entered the stadium, seven people were trampled. Beckham is a recently retired footballer who flew to China to promote the game for a week, at the request of the local league. The drama took place during the Thursday meeting with … Continue reading

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