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Mega default on January 31 could devastate China’s banking system


On Friday, Chinese state media reported that China Credit Trust Co. warned investors that they may not be repaid when one of its wealth management products matures on January 31, the first day of the Year of the Horse. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China sold the China Credit Trust product to its customers … Continue reading

Can China stop organ trafficking?


Guo Bin, a six-year-old boy from Shanxi province, in northern China, thought the sky had gone permanently dark when he woke up, one day this summer, bloody-faced and crying near his parents’ home. “We originally thought he had fallen down and smashed his face,” Guo’s father, a farmer, told a local television station. “We didn’t notice that … Continue reading

China’s coming terrorism wave


Prediction time: China will experience unprecedented terrorism over the next few years. On October 28, a carload of Xinjiang residents made headlines by crashing into a Tiananmen Square crowd, killing two people while injuring 38. Then, on October 30, a series of explosions rocked the provincial Communist Party headquarters in Shanxi province, killing one person … Continue reading

China to cut coal use and shut polluters in bid to clear the air


China unveiled comprehensive new measures to tackle air pollution on Thursday, with plans to slash coal consumption and close polluting mills, factories and smelters, but experts said implementing the bold targets would be a major challenge. China has been under heavy pressure to address the causes of air pollution after thick, hazardous smog engulfed much … Continue reading

China: Hong Kong doctor offers revolutionary treatment to blinded Chinese six-year-old


A six-year-old Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out by a woman believed to be his aunt may one day see again after a Hong Kong hospital offered him “electronic eyes”. Hong Kong-based eye expert Dennis Lam said his team would provide the treatment for free to Guo Bin – known as Bin-Bin – … Continue reading

China: Police say woman who gouged out boy’s eyes was aunt who later killed herself


Chinese authorities said Wednesday that they suspect that the woman who gouged out a 6-year-old boy’s eyes was his aunt who later killed herself, adding a surprising twist to a gruesome case with conflicting details. The attack on the boy horrified the Chinese public and added to outrage over violence against children in the wake … Continue reading

Chinese boy has his eyes gouged out


It’s beyond horrifying: a six-year-old Chinese boy lured into a field has his eyes gouged out by an assailant, blinding him forever — even more unthinkably, the woman suspected of committing the monstrous crime may have been trying to harvest the child’s corneas for cash. According to China state media via Reuters, the boy, who was from … Continue reading

China’s Communist party takes page from Mao’s playbook


China’s Communist party has unleashed a rectification campaign of a scale and tone not seen in more than a decade as the leadership seeks to address the frustration over corrupt officials while avoiding bold political reforms. As investors wait for party chief Xi Jinping to initiate long-delayed economic reforms and liberals in China push for political change, … Continue reading

Instagram and Chinese art


When I first saw someone instagram a photo on Facebook, it reminded me of my parent’s wedding picture. I thought, “Oh how nice, looks very retro chic.” Then it became too much. Not everything needs to have a sense of nostalgia. I remember one of friends instagramed a plate of pickles and salami I had … Continue reading

Chinese officials find misbehavior now carries cost


The Chinese have become largely inured to tales of voracious officials stockpiling luxury apartments, $30,000 Swiss watches or enough stolen cash to buy their mistress a Porsche. “Something has shifted,” Zhu Ruifeng, a Beijing journalist who has exposed more than a hundred cases of alleged corruption, said of how quickly officials are now responding to … Continue reading

China: Foxconn security guards beat workers resulting in riot


Global Times reports: “Foxconn was forced to shut down its plant in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province Monday after a fight broke out among 2,000 of its workers late Sunday, leaving some 40 people injured, the Taiwan electronics giant said. “The brawl occurred at about 11 pm Sunday in a worker dormitory. Around 5,000 policemen were sent … Continue reading

The grievances of Chinese farmers; an endless story


More than six decades after the end of feudalism in China, land-rights still remains the number one problem facing Chinese farmers, despite the law implemented in 1990 articulating that “agricultural land must be formally contracted to farmers who will have limited but sufficient freedom on the using of the land, for a term of 30 years”. … Continue reading

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