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Margin calls fuel China´s dramatic stock market collapse - Guardian

What goes up, can also come down, as the old adage and the modern-day investor warning go. And that is precisely what the tens of millions of people who hold shares in China have been discovering.

Chinese stocks had doubled between last November and mid-June, to the delight of a fast-growing army of retail investors. In echoes of the dotcom bubble in the US, much of the speculation, fuelled by borrowing, has been on technology stocks. But now shares across all sectors are tumbling. After another punishing week, and despite a surprise move last week by the central bank to cut interest rates, shares are now down nearly 30% from their peak less than four weeks ago.
At the centre of this dramatic slide are individual investors borrowing from a broker to buy securities
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China´s Wanda leads US$1 bln investment in travel service LY.com - Reuters

The entertainment arm of Chinese property conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group said on Friday it would lead an almost 6 billion yuan ($967 million) investment into one of China's biggest travel websites, its first foray into online tourism.

Wanda Culture Industry Group Co said it would pay 3.58 billion yuan for an unspecified stake in LY.com. The remaining investment would come from Tencent Industrial Capital, a unit of Tencent Holdings Ltd, CITIC Capital Holdings, a unit of brokerage CITIC Ltd, as well as other institutions, it added.
The entertainment arm of Chineseproperty conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group said on Friday it wouldlead an almost 6 billion yuan ($967 million) investment into oneof China's biggest travel websites,
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Uber shows wise deference in announcing China subsidiary

Uber, the world's leading internet-based chauffeuring service provider, will establish a Chinese subsidiary, its first overseas outfit worldwide, to meet the particular needs of the Chinese market, says the company's CEO and founder Travis Kalanick, according to Caixin.com.

The Chinese subsidiary will facilitate further development of the company in China, which accounts for four of its list of top 10 cities worldwide in terms of business scale, including three of its top four list — namely Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Chengdu. Regulators in Guangzhou and Chengdu have called for the company to set up a local subsidiary for the sake of better regulation.
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Chines tourists addicted to Wi-Fi

Chinese tourists reportedly get cranky, grumpy, and overally unhappy with their travel experience if they do not have access to internet while traveling, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily.

Almost 90% of Chinese tourists think free Wi-Fi is one of the most important factors in assessing whether a trip is high quality or not, according to a survey done by Chinese travel agency Ctrip.
Chinese tourists reportedly get cranky, grumpy, and overally unhappy with their travel experience if they do not have access to internet while traveling, reports our Chinese-language sister paper ...
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At Multinationals, Chinese Factory Workers Strike for Layoff Compensation

Big strikes broke out in May at two plants in China owned by multinational firms—the German-owned auto parts manufacturer ZF TRW, which is headquartered in Michigan, and Wisconsin-based giant Ashley Furniture.

Both plants had seen orders decline in recent months, as China’s economy slows. Managers were trying to pressure workers to resign so that the companies wouldn’t have to pay proper compensation for layoffs. Chinese workers are legally entitled to one month’s severance pay for every year worked. Bosses often ignore this legal obligation, though—workers have to fight to make them comply.
Big strikes broke out in May at two plants in China owned by multinational firms—the German-owned auto parts manufacturer ZF TRW, which is headquartered in Michigan, and Wisconsin-based giant Ashley Furniture. Both plants had seen orders decline in recent months, as China's economy slows.
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Alibaba Said in Talks for More Seattle-Area Office Space - Bloomberg

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is in talks to rent more office space in the Seattle area, where founder Jack Ma first encountered the Internet while visiting the city two decades ago.
The Hangzhou, China-based e-commerce company is considering a sublease for almost 20,000 square feet (1,860 square meters) in City Center Bellevue, a 27-story office tower east of Seattle, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. The space could house about 100 employees. Alibaba last year began renting space in the landmark Decatur Building in downtown Seattle, where its lease expires soon.
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Dalian Wanda plans US$1.9 Bil Mainland Share Sale

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, the real estate developer controlled by Asia’s richest man, has repeatedly surprised markets with its willingness to take on billion dollar investments across multiple continents since its December IPO.

Now Wang Jianlin’s Hong Kong-listed firm has more news for investors, after announcing on Friday that it will launch a mainland-based share sale valued at more than RMB 12 billion ($1.9 billion).
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Home appliance maker Haier expands sales through WeChat

Home appliance maker Haier is set July 2 to formally launch a platform for "Weishang" — individual vendors conducting business through social networking app WeChat — to tap into online commerce, reports China Business News.

In a statement released July 1, Haier said it plans to recruit 30,000 individual vendors who will be authorized to sell the company's products online and receive a minimum commission of 2% for each sale.
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China Ministry posted bootleg ´Liar´s Poker´- AP

A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found.

How and why a PDF, in English, of Lewis' raucous memoir about the excesses of Wall Street in the 1980s ended up on the ministry's site remains a mystery. The ministry did not respond to multiple requests for comment this week, but on Friday morning removed the page from their website.
SHANGHAI (AP) — A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found.
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Chinese investors panicky as falling stocks give up most of year´s gains - Reuters

Chinese stocks slumped again on Friday, taking their three-week tumble to nearly 30% and wiping out most of this year’s gains, prompting regulators to launch investigations into suspected market manipulation.

Hong Kong stocks also fell as the Greek debt crisis and China’s market slump curbed investors’ risk appetite.

The Shanghai Composite Index plummeted more than 7% at one point in early trade. It ended the morning session down 3.3% at 3,785.6 points, heading for a weekly loss of nearly 10%.
Amid calls for the government to rescue the market, China’s securities regulator said it had set up a team to investigate possible market manipulation
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Chinese Stocks Just Lost 10 Times Greece´s GDP - Bloomberg

As Europeans hold their breath awaiting a referendum that will help determine Greece's future in the euro zone, a stock market slump on the other side of the world is causing barely a ripple in global markets.
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China Wary of Closer Russian Energy Ties, Ex Cnooc Economist Says - Bloomberg

China is wary of expanding energy investments in Russia because closer ties with the Kremlin could harm its relations with the U.S., according to a former researcher at China’s biggest offshore explorer.
The government in Beijing isn’t prepared to jeopardize economic links with the U.S., said Chen Wei Dong, who resigned as chief researcher for China National Offshore Oil Corp.’s Energy Economics Institute in May. The U.S. is viewed as a “global” partner while Russian ties are regional, he said.
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Margin calls fuel China's dramatic stock market collapse | Business | Th...
www.theguardian.com

At the centre of this dramatic slide are individual investors borrowing from a broker to buy securities

China's Wanda leads $1 bln investment in travel service LY.com
www.reuters.com

The entertainment arm of Chineseproperty conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group said on Friday it wouldlead an almost 6 billion yuan ($967 million)

Home alliance maker Haier expands sales through WeChat|WCT
www.wantchinatimes.com

Home appliance maker Haier is set July 2 to formally launch a platform for

Uber shows wise deference in announcing China subsidiary|WCT
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Uber, the world's leading internet-based chauffeuring service provider, will establish a Chinese subsidiary, its first overseas outfit world

AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg 'Liar's Poker'
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SHANGHAI (AP) — A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official

Chinese tourists addicted to Wi-Fi|WCT
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Chinese tourists reportedly get cranky, grumpy, and overally unhappy with their travel experience if they do not have access to internet whi

Chinese investors panicky as falling stocks give up most of year's gains...
www.theguardian.com

Amid calls for the government to rescue the market, China’s securities regulator said it had set up a team to investigate possible market ma

At Multinationals, Chinese Factory Workers Strike for Layoff Compensatio...
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Big strikes broke out in May at two plants in China owned by multinational firms—the German-owned auto parts manufacturer ZF TRW, which is h

Chinese Stocks Just Lost 10 Times Greece's GDP
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"What happens in China will turn out to be far more consequential than any sting that Greece may deliver," says HSBC's Neumann

How atheistic is China? – Ian Johnson | China Speakers Bureau
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Polling Chinese about religion is a field where western researchers fast get lost in translation, journalist Ian Johnson argues in The New Y

China PM seeks tie-ups with rich nations in emerging economies
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In recent years, China has muscled out Western nations from emerging economies, but appears to be changing tack, signing a "historic" deal w

Foreign Films Rise Again at China’s Box Office
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In the battle for China’s box office, foreign films appear to be gaining traction this year.

China stocks retreat despite new moves to stave off crash
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Chinese stocks fell on Thursday in another highly volatile session even as regulators intensified efforts to put a floor under the sliding m

Preparing for a summer break | China Speakers Bureau
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After a very hectic June, the China Speakers Bureau is preparing for a sun-induced slow down. While Asia and the US officially have no summe

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Avoid this hotel. At the checkout we were forced to pay for the minibar, for products we did not use. When we protested the owner got pretty aggressive, and made clear it was impossible they could have made a mistake. The conversation escalated and he even threatened my wife. There must be similar hotels with a good location and a reasonable price.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Excellent place and a great choice of wines. We actually never made it to the food, but enjoyed a nice wine on a sunny terrace
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Nice authentic Chinese food (not spoiled by European tastes) that is very good when you are craving for Chinese food after too much Italian. Preparation was a bit fast-food style, but tasting pretty well. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere, well, real Chinese.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago