Pollution in Beijing Out of Control

Published on Author means

According to “Apple to Toyota Add Face Masks, Purifiers on Beijing Smog” an article by Bloomberg News, pollution levels in Beijing are reaching dangerous levels for the fifth straight day. Companies such as Apple and Toyota are giving their employees face masks to wear in order to mitigate health consequences from working in Beijing. Some… Continue reading Pollution in Beijing Out of Control

James Bond, Moviegoers Face New Nemesis: Chinese Censors

Published on Author harbaugh

Despite China’s significant increases in modernization and westernization it is still very obvious that the government plays a prominent role in censoring the actions of the citizens. Recently the government cut scenes from the new James Bond “Skyfall”. The citizens were enraged which they mainly voiced through social media such as the Chinese equivalent of… Continue reading James Bond, Moviegoers Face New Nemesis: Chinese Censors

Chinese Government Underestimated Large Jump in Price of Housing

Published on Author quinn

In China’s largest cities, Beijing and Shanghai, the estimated growth of housing prices has been greatly underestimated by the Chinese government.With the Average Selling Price Index, a government-run property index, reporting with growth 200% below accurate levels, there is fear looming about the stability of the Chinese housing market. While there are problems associated with… Continue reading Chinese Government Underestimated Large Jump in Price of Housing

Financial Transparency

Published on Author dillard

China, being the worlds foremost emerging market, has increasingly begin to head down the road of further financial transparency. Areas in China’s banking industry which have been conspicuously shadowy in the past have now become under increased regulation.  Specifically, the PBOC, the Peoples Bank of China will begin to start publishing TSF or total social… Continue reading Financial Transparency

Appearance of Consensus Breaking Down?

Published on Author claud

In a New York Times article by Keith Bradsher, the author tells readers that he sees evidence of a quickly evolving way of thinking in the country’s population. He quotes Chinese historian Yuan Weishi, who believes that “the mind-set is changing, all the way from the central government to local officials”. The author believes that… Continue reading Appearance of Consensus Breaking Down?

Missile Defense Tests

Published on Author kloster

In a new round of testing, both the United States and China have confirmed successful launches of new anti-ballistic testing systems and long-range anti-missile interceptors. The test is China’s second successful launch of similar magnitude; the other being was in January of 2010. The Defense ministry in China claims the tests are “defensive in nature and… Continue reading Missile Defense Tests

China is investing heavily in clean nuclear power from thorium

Published on Author peaseley

With all of the posts about pollution in  China this news story offers a glimmer of hope. China’s National Academy of Sciences has been given an initial budget of  350 million dollars and has already hired 140 PhD scientists in hopes of developing clean nuclear energy. Since the recent nuclear disaster in  Japan, nuclear power has fallen in the wayside… Continue reading China is investing heavily in clean nuclear power from thorium

China’s Coal Industry Faces Challenges

Published on Author tyrrell

China’s coal industry achieved production growth of 4% in the year 2012 (3.66 billion metric tons).  This growth is a good sign for a recovering industry, but growth was still 4.7% less than the previous year, according to the China National Coal Association.  Industrial indicators point to stock prices of coal as a main reason… Continue reading China’s Coal Industry Faces Challenges

Big Scary China

Published on Author Juan

Japan has crossed a little-noted threshold by providing its first military aid abroad since the end of World War II, approving a $2 million package for its military engineers to train troops in Cambodia and East Timor in disaster relief and skills like road building. Japanese warships have not only conducted joint exercises with a… Continue reading Big Scary China

China to End One-Child Policy?

Published on Author poindexter

A recent Reuters article discusses rumors floating around that China may finally end the One-Child Policy that has been implemented for over 30 years.  The rumors apparently started when President Hu Jintao was quoted as saying “maintain a low birth rate,” alluding to a possible easing of child restrictions. Economists have been arguing for years… Continue reading China to End One-Child Policy?