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Glaxo to Pay US$20 Million SEC Fine Over Bribery in China - Bloomberg

GlaxoSmithKline PLC agreed to pay $20 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle allegations that a Chinese subsidiary of the pharmaceutical company bribed foreign officials to increase product sales.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC agreed to pay $20 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle allegations that a Chinese subsidiary of the pharmaceutical company bribed foreign officials to increase product sales.
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Smoggy holiday: Beijing residents brace for hazardous air quality at start of China´s National Day - SCMP

Residents and tourists in Beijing are bracing themselves for hazardous smog during the first four days of the week-long National Day holiday, the capital’s weather forecaster says.
Air quality will start to worsen on Friday night before the start of the National Day on Saturday, with the smog level rising from “mild” to a peak of“moderate” over the following days, the Beijing Meteorological Service said.
Residents and tourists in Beijing are bracing themselves for hazardous smog during the first four days of the week-long National Day holiday, the capital’s weather forecaster says....
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Ex-Banker Tries to Blame West for China´s Economic Problems, Gets Destroyed on Social Media - WSJ

If an appeal to patriotic sentiment is how the stewards of China’s economy are planning to smooth over their policy shortcomings, they may need to come up with some other strategy.

In a widely circulated essay published this week, a retired patrician of China’s economic establishment accused the West of trying to ruin China’s development. In tone and substance, the piece echoed other current and former officials who’ve blamed unspecified “hostile Western forces” for instigating everything from feminist protests to last year’s stock-market swoon.

The message was promptly eviscerated on social media by many of the very people it was likely intended to convince.
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China banned from buying donkeys - CNN

Gelatin produced from donkey hide is a key ingredient of one of China's favorite traditional remedies, known as ejiao, which is used to treat a range of ailments from colds to insomnia.

But as the rising power shifts towards advanced industry and away from traditional agriculture, donkeys are in decline. State statistics show the population has fallen from 11 million to six million over the last 20 years.
China is now increasingly looking to Africa to boost its stocks, and imports donkeys from countries across the continent. But flourishing trade has hit several roadblocks.
China's demand for donkey products, used in traditional remedies, is proving problematic for African suppliers and causing economic and environmental issues.
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Former Guangzhou party chief Wan Qingliang jailed for life for corruption - Reuters

A Chinese court has jailed Guangzhou’s former Communist Party boss for life after finding him guilty of corruption, the latest official to fall in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping war on graft.
Wan Qingliang, who received his sentence on Friday, was put under party investigation in 2014 before being handed over to legal authorities for prosecution.
The court in Nanning said on its official microblog that Wan had taken more than 100 million yuan (HK$116 million) in bribes, gifts and from extortion in exchange for help with promotions and project approvals.
Wan, who took more than 100 million yuan in bribes, gifts and extortion, spared death sentence
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Wang Jianlin warns China property is "big bubble", but strategist says only top tier cities a worry - CNBC

Property price jumps in China's top tier cities have many worried about an asset bubble, but there's still "some way to go" on prices, an Asia strategist told CNBC.

Concerns about China's property market were stoked when China's richest man, real estate magnate Wang Jianlin, told broadcaster CNN on Wednesday that the country's property market was the "biggest bubble in history."

But Sean Yokota, SEB Bank's Asia strategy head, told CNBC's "The Rundown," that prices were near flat in many cities.
Price jumps in China's top tier cities have many worried about an asset bubble, but there’s still "some way to go" on prices, a strategist told CNBC.
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The ABCs on China´s New Work Permit System for Foreigners - China Law Blog

China recently initiated a pilot program for foreigner work permits that integrates foreigner entry employment licenses and foreign expert employment licenses into one “foreigner employment permit.” The PRC State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) has been tasked with carrying out this new program. This pilot program is intended to streamline current application and administration procedures and processes and to attract more high level foreign talent to China. SAFEA will begin implementing the pilot program next month (October) in a few cities and provinces, including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanghai, Anhui, Shandong, Guangdong, Sichuan and Ningxia. The program will then go national on April 1, 2017.
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China´s Steel Majors March to Beijing´s Call, Including the Bao-Wu Merger

Much is being made of a megamerger between the publicly traded arm of Shanghai Baosteel Group Corp., the second-biggest Chinese steel mill by output, and the listed unit of Wuhan Iron & Steel Group Corp., its No. 6 steelmaker.

Profitable Baosteel will issue new shares to swap with the loss-making smaller firm. The Chinese press is full of the deal, saying it will rival ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) in size and hailing it as an example of Beijing's drive to consolidate the steel industry and tackle overcapacity.
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Samsung apologizes for Note 7 concerns in China - ZDNet

Samsung Electronics has apologized to consumers in China for causing worries over the Galaxy Note 7 explosions and not properly explaining safety.

However, it maintained that the handsets sold in the country were not faulty and that reported explosive incidents there were caused by external heating. Such reported incidents totalled five as of Tuesday.
Samsung has apologized to consumers in China for causing worries over Galaxy Note 7 explosions, but maintains that the handsets sold there have no problems.
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Apple´s first China R&D lab reportedly will create hardware - CNET

Apple's new landlord in China has revealed some details about the company's first R&D center in the country. The facility, with 500 employees, "will focus on developing advanced technologies, including computer hardware and communications, audio and video equipment and other devices," the state-owned Zhongguancun Science Park Administrative Committee said Thursday in a social media post obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
The new center will focus on "developing advanced technologies, including computer hardware and communications, audio and video equipment."
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China´s New Silk Road Hinges on Small Pakistan Port - Bloomberg

“Doesn’t it just look like Mars?” says a Pakistan Army lieutenant colonel, as laborers toil under the blinding sun, building a road across the barren deserts of Balochistan.

Against a backdrop of scorched mountains, workers cut steel bars and prepare rock for crushing near a viaduct that crosses a dry river bed. In the distance, a truck kicks up dust, bringing materials to the site. Army vehicles patrol the road with signal jammers, while snipers scan the hills—the lair of armed separatists and bandits until a military campaign cleared most of them out a few years ago.
Mountains, disputed territory and armed rebels lie in the way of China's route to the Arabian Sea.
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Could this smog-eating tower end pollution? - CNN

One of the 21st century's bleakest problems, air pollution leads to the premature death of 3 million people every year, according to a study published in the journal Nature last year. That number is set to double by 2050.

It's no surprise that the biggest polluters are also the most at risk: China, which boasts one of the world's fastest growing economies, also has the world's "deadliest" air, according to the World Health Organization.
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has unveiled his Smog Free Tower, a seven-meter (23 foot) tall structure that purifies 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour.
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Glaxo to Pay $20 Million SEC Fine Over Bribery in China
www.bloomberg.com

GlaxoSmithKline PLC agreed to pay $20 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle allegations that a Chinese subsidiary

The ABCs on China's New Work Permit System for Foreigners | China Law Blog
www.chinalawblog.com

China recently initiated a pilot program for foreigner work permits that integrates foreigner entry employment licenses and foreign expert e

China's Steel Majors March to Beijing's Call, Including the Bao-Wu Merger
agmetalminer.com

China's Bao-Wu merger underlies a larger plan for the nation/company's entire steel sector. One that won't reduce overcapacity fast enough f

Ex-Banker Tries to Blame West for China’s Economic Problems, Gets Destro...
blogs.wsj.com

If an appeal to patriotic sentiment is how the stewards of China’s economy are planning to smooth over their policy shortcomings, they may n

​Samsung apologizes for Note 7 concerns in China | ZDNet
www.zdnet.com

Samsung has apologized to consumers in China for causing worries over Galaxy Note 7 explosions, but maintains that the handsets sold there h

China banned from buying donkeys - CNN.com
www.cnn.com

China's demand for donkey products, used in traditional remedies, is proving problematic for African suppliers and causing economic and envi

Apple's first China R&D lab reportedly will create hardware - CNET
www.cnet.com

The new center will focus on "developing advanced technologies, including computer hardware and communications, audio and video equipment."

China’s New Silk Road Hinges on a Small Pakistan Port
www.bloomberg.com

Mountains, disputed territory and armed rebels lie in the way of China's route to the Arabian Sea.

Chinese property bubble? We’re not there yet, pro says
www.cnbc.com

Price jumps in China's top tier cities have many worried about an asset bubble, but there’s still "some way to go" on prices, a strategist t

Could this smog-eating tower end pollution in China? - CNN.com
www.cnn.com

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has unveiled his Smog Free Tower, a seven-meter (23 foot) tall structure that purifies 30,000 cubic meters o

Samsung slammed by Chinese state TV over Note 7 recall 'discrimination'
www.reuters.com

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has slammed South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS) for what it said was "discrimination"

Hinkley Point: ministers sign go-ahead for nuclear power plant | UK news...
www.theguardian.com

Representatives of British, Chinese and French governments attend ceremony giving final authorisation for power station

Alipay Everywhere from Alibaba and Ant Financial lets you ask total stra...
qz.com

A new feature released in Shanghai lets users ask for favors from anyone that's nearby

2 GW solar project in China will be world’s largest
reneweconomy.com.au

China’s largest private investor group is developing a 2 GW solar farm in the Ningxia region which will be made up of some 6 million solar p

Cosco Eyes Hanjin Terminals After $738 Million Abu Dhabi Deal
www.bloomberg.com

China Cosco Shipping Corp., owner of Asia’s biggest container-shipping company, said it could consider buying some container-terminal assets

China's Fosun to invest in $6.9 billion Chinese high-speed rail project
www.reuters.com

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd (0656.HK) said on Thursday it will invest in a 46.2 billion yuan ($6.92 billion) private-partne

Chinese Business Tycoon Released from Prison After 16-year Sentence
en.yibada.com

A wealthy Chinese businessman was released from prison after serving his 16-year sentence.

Growing property bubble is China economy’s biggest risk, warns Bank of C...
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Skyrocketing home prices increase wealth gap and financial woes, economist warns

The term ´middle class` is only confusing - Arthur Kroeber
chinaherald2.blogspot.be

Arthur Kroeber The term ´middle class´ shows up in almost every analysis on China. But economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China's Economy:

Trust sells better than ads - William Bao Bean
chinaherald2.blogspot.be

William Bao Bean Ads suck, says China veteran William Bao Bean. In Asia companies first build up trust, and then might sell now and then. "W

Went there last night and was surprised by the impressive ambiance, excellent food and impeccable service. Pleasant staff made you feel at home, while the food was good, although varied from dish to dish. The fish appetizer and main dish were great, and next to them others slightly disappointing - in our beef dish actually the veggies were excellent, while the beef was slightly tasteless. We took the apple cake as dessert and that should be banned, so good is it. The restaurant is a bit in the middle of nowwhere in the old port, although they just opened last night the new headquarters of the port authority next door. You need a car to get there, so fortunately, there was no lack of parking places, despite the ongoing party at the neighbors.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
The sun was helping yesterday a bit, but this terras was a very enjoyable place to have lunch. Relatively healthy and tasty bagels and juices, friendly staff and enough other customers to show we were not the only onces who liked this place.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
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 - 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 - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
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We hoped Tong Fong would offer a good alternative for other Chinese stores like Sun Wah in Antwerp (but hard to get to by car) and Amazing Oriental in Breda - a bit further out. But the choice at Tong Fong was very limited, compared to the other stores. Parking was no problem, but otherwise we were disappointed.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month 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 - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago