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Visitors from #Shanghai  arrived with some nice paintings for our walls in #Brasschaat
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Brookings: Xi Jinping´s Africa Policy: The First Year

"During the first year of the Xi administration, China's policy toward Africa has shown several new trends that illustrate Beijing's evolving priorities and strategies in the continent. These new trends foreseeably will have significant implications for the future of Africa and Sino-Africa relations."
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2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective - the Atlantic

Everyone "knows" that China is badly polluted. I've written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China's biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true for modern industrialized life in general. But China is an extreme case, and an extremely important one because of its scale.

Here are two simple charts, neither of them brand-new but both easily comprehensible, that help dramatize how different the situation is there. The first, by Steven Andrews for China Dialogue via ChinaFile, compares official Chinese classifications of "good" air conditions with those in Europe or North America. 
No one now alive has experienced anything similar in North America or Europe, except in the middle of a forest fire or a volcanic eruption.
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I know what you mean, Niklas. I'm sure everyone expects a certain level of pollution in China as it develops and because it is the world's factory, however the key point here is that the Chinese government is not tackling this smog crisis in an honest and sincere fashion. It is putting profit before the welfare of its people and trying to downplay the hazards to the health of its citizens. In the end, however, they are fooling themselves. As the Chinese say, 自欺欺人 (deceiving yourself as well as others).
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Super-rich earn fortunes in China´s car industry - Rupert Hoogewerf

China´s billionaires not only spend a huge part of their money on luxury cars, they also make it from the car-industry, says Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun Rich list in the China Daily.25 Percent of the super-rich in the automotive industry come from China. 
Rupert Hoogewerf China´s billionaires not only spend a huge part of their money on luxury cars, they also make it from the car-industry, says Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun Rich list in the China Daily.25 Percent of t...
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Alibaba's Alipay payment service says konichiwa to Japan as it inks deal with Rakuten
Alipay, China’s popular third-party payment service from tech giant Alibaba, will now be integrated onto Rakuten Global Market, the international e-commerce branch of “Japan’s Amazon.” According to an official statement from Rakuten, 250 shops on Rakuten Global Market will open up...
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Deadly Clash Between Vietnamese Border Guards and Chinese Migrants Reported - NYT

Five Chinese civilians and two Vietnamese border guards died on Friday during a shootout between Vietnamese border guards and Chinese citizens who were trying to enter Vietnam illegally, according to official Vietnamese news reports.

The gunfight began after the guards had detained 16 Chinese around noon and were holding them inside a border post to return to the Chinese authorities, the reports said. The detainees then grabbed one or more AK-47 assault rifles from the guards and at some point began firing, the reports said.
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In his first year China´s Xi puts unprecedented focus on Africa - BusinessWeek

A little over a year ago, Xi Jinping embarked on his first foreign trip as China’s president, making stops in Russia and Africa. Over the past 13 months, his administration has focused unprecedented attention on strengthening economic and political ties in Africa, according to a new policy briefing by Brookings Institution scholar Yun Sun.

While China’s People’s Liberation Army has long maintained what Sun calls a “tacit operating principle of ‘no troops on foreign soil,’” last spring Beijing sent 170 combat troops from the PLA Special Force to accompany the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali. In the past, only Chinese engineers and medical personnel had ever been dispatched to foreign soils under a UN mandate.
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Chinese government trade union to mediate shoe factory strike by tens of thousands of workers - AP

Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute.

More than 40,000 workers went on strike this week against Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd., bringing production to a halt at the manufacturer, which makes shoes for companies including Nike and Adidas. About 1,000 workers marched down a street Friday after workers rejected a company proposal.
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Corruption Case Cracks Door on China´s Internet Police - WSJ

A small corruption case in southern China, recently unearthed by the dogged Southern Weekly newspaper, offers an illuminating peak at one corner of China’s shadowy Internet-censorship machinery.

A story published Thursday but since removed from the Southern Weekly website, calls attention to the conviction in December of Wei Yining, a former official with the Internet division of the Haikou police, on charges of accepting a little over 700,000 yuan ($112,000) in bribes.
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´Naked officials´ removed from posts in China

Several Chinese officials in a city in southern China were removed from their posts in March because their spouses or children were living overseas.

The removals of the officials — popularly referred to as "naked officials" in Chinese — was in accordance with the latest regulations in the promotion and appointment of officials released in January this year, in which spouses or children of officials are restricted from living outside China.
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Deadly Clash Between Vietnamese Border Guards and Chinese Migrants Reported
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Seven people died during the gunfight Friday, which began after migrants grabbed one or more assault rifles from the guards and began firing

Brookings: Xi Jinping’s Africa Policy: The First Year
www.cfr.org

"During the first year of the Xi administration, China's policy toward Africa has shown several new trends that illustrate Beijing's evolvin

In His First Year, China's Xi Puts Unprecedented Focus on Africa
www.businessweek.com

For the first time, Beijing last spring sent combat troops, albeit only 170, on a peace-keeping mission to Mali

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The U.S. Navy is christening the first ship of its newest class of destroyers.

Corruption Case Cracks Door on China’s Internet Police - China Real Time...
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A small corruption case in southern China offers an illuminating peak at one corner of China’s shadowy Internet-censorship machinery.

'Naked officials' removed from posts in China|Society|News|WantChinaTime...
www.wantchinatimes.com

Several Chinese officials in a city in southern China were removed from their posts in March because their spouses or children were living o

Weibo Stock Rises 19% on First Day Despite Investor Concerns
mashable.com

Weibo ended its first day of trading on a positive note despite investor concerns in about its IPO recent days.

Chinese Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Lanzhou Water Pollution · Global Voices
globalvoicesonline.org

Tap water in Lanzhou was found to have benzene levels 20 times the national safety limit.

Yuan Depreciation Is Deeper Than You Think - China Real Time Report - WSJ
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The U.S. Treasury has been up in arms about China’s move to devalue the yuan. But China's currency has depreciated this year even more than

Why Weibo's IPO is expected to disappoint
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Weibo's initial public offering is being called a disappointment before it even happens. The company, described by many as the "Chinese Twit

Why China Needs to Let More Companies Go Bankrupt - China Real Time Repo...
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China needs to let more companies go bust. That was the message from several executives as the latest string of loan defaults among real-est

Veolia Water model questioned after pollution issues surface|Economy|New...
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French water company Veolia Water, one of the world's three largest water treatment companies, has become the No.2 water management firm in

Fake Google exec dupes Tencent founder Ma Huateng|Society|News|WantChina...
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A Chinese netizen posing as a Google executive has finally come clean, but not after duping Ma Huateng (Pony Ma), the founder of Chinese int

Weibo Sells Fewer Shares Than Expected in Much-Anticipated IPO - China R...
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Weibo Corp., China's version of Twitter, raised $286 million in its initial public offering in New York, falling short of expectations.

Why Sina weibo´s valuation is too high – Shaun Rein | China Speakers Bureau
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Alibaba: great numbers, despite growing competition – Shaun Rein | China...
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Can China urbanize in a sustainable way? – Sara Hsu | China Speakers Bureau
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The plan outline looks good, but the devil, as always, is in the details. Will the environment really be protected? Will increased urbanizat

Strong economy, no stimulus needed now – Shaun Rein | China Speakers Bureau
www.chinaspeakersbureau.info

The key is that a lot of analysts have said that the Chinese economy was in a downturn and there were fears like Lehman (like crisis). That

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
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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 - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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