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Extradition process starts for China´s most wanted female fugitive

The process of extraditing Yang Xiuzhiu, China's most wanted female fugitive corrupt official, has begun via related international rules 10 years after she was arrested in May 2005 in the Netherlands, reports Huanqiu.com, the online Chinese edition of China's Global Times.

Yang, formerly deputy chief of Zhejiang province's construction bureau, fled the country with family members in April 2003, going through Singapore and the United States before arriving in the Netherlands. She was arrested in Rotterdam.
The process of extraditing Yang Xiuzhiu, China's most wanted female fugitive corrupt official, has begun via related international rules 10 years after she was arrested in May 2005 in the ...
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Why dissidents matter less in China - Ian Johnson on Peter Hessler

Journalist Ian Johnson describes his friend and colleague Peter Hessler for The New York Review of Books and analyses his often controversial take on China. For example his take on dissidents in China. " Hessler’s four books have sold 385,000 copies in the US, a figure that easily makes him the most influential popular writer on China in decades." 
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Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos - NPR

For the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial step long considered off limits.

Junjiu Huang and his colleagues at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, performed a series of experiments involving 86 human embryos to see if they could make changes in a gene known as HBB, which causes the sometimes fatal blood disorder beta-thalassemia.

The report, in the journal Protein & Cell, was immediately condemned by other scientists and watchdog groups, who argue the research is unsafe, premature and raises disturbing ethical concerns.
By editing the genes in embryos in the lab, Chinese scientists showed that it's possible to change hereditary traits that cause a blood disorder. But the work also created unintended mutations.
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China says to increase policy support for cooling economy - Reuters

China will do more to bolster its cooling economy as its policymakers still have room to increase support, a senior official at the country's top economic planner said on Friday.

Li Yangzhe, the head of the economic operation office at the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), said China is confident it can keep its economic growth at a reasonable level.

The economy expanded at a six-year low of 7 percent in the first quarter.
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Why mostly foreign firms get fined - Sara Hsu

Mercedes-Benz was the latest who humbly accepted a US$56 million fine for monopolistic behavior. Economic analyst Sara Hsu looks in the Diplomat at China´s anti-monopoly laws, and why mostly foreign companies get fined.
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Associate of Zhou Yongkang. China´s Fallen Security Chief, Admits Taking Bribes - NYT

In early December 2012, a senior official from Sichuan Province in southwestern China became the first prominent figure to fall in an anticorruption crackdown that would eventually net tens of thousands of Communist Party officials. After losing his job, his freedom and his coveted party membership, the official, Li Chuncheng, confessed to taking bribes in a one-day trial this week, a court said.

The court in the city of Xianning in central China made it clear that the real purpose of Mr. Li’s trial was to build a case against a much more powerful official, the former security chief Zhou Yongkang. Mr. Zhou lost his own freedom about a year after Mr. Li did, in the highest-level corruption case in the more than 65 years that the Communist Party has ruled China.
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VPNs join Google, Facebook, Instagram behind China´s Great Firewall

Google has been steadily strangled and Gmail finally blocked more effectively than ever. Instagram and Flickr recently went black, while Microsoft Outlook was hacked. In the past few days, virtual private network (VPN) services, the tools that many people use here to evade online censorship, came under renewed attack.

Brick by brick, China is building its Great Firewall steadily higher, experts say. It infuriates netizens, exasperates foreign business executives, and appears to contradict China's pretensions to be a global superpower – and its celebrated opening to the outside world.
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Why mostly foreign firms get fined - Sara Hsu

Mercedes-Benz was the latest who humbly accepted a US$56 million fine for monopolistic behavior. Economic analyst Sara Hsu looks in the Diplomat at China´s anti-monopoly laws, and why mostly foreign companies get fined.
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China says employment resilient despite slower economic growth - Reuters

China said on Friday that urban employment held up in the first quarter even as economic growth slowed to a 6-year low, but the labor ministry warned that authorities cannot be "blindly optimistic" as the pace of job creation is slowing.

The urban unemployment rate was at 4.05 percent at the end of March, little changed from 4.1 percent at the end of 2014.
China said on Friday that urban employment held up in the first quarter even as economic growth slowed to a 6-year low, but the labor ministry warned that authorities cannot be "blindly optimistic" as the pace of job creation is slowing. The urban unemployment rate was at 4.05 percent at the end of March, little changed from 4.1 percent at the end of 2014. "The pace of urban job creation is slowing as economic growth weakens. Employment indicator...
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ICBC Topples Wells Fargo as World´s Most Valuable Bank - Bloomberg

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. is winning its duel with Wells Fargo & Co. for the title of world’s most valuable bank as China’s government rolls out stimulus and a buying frenzy drives up the nation’s stocks.
Since overtaking the 163-year-old Wells Fargo on April 7, Beijing-based ICBC has widened the gap. ICBC’s market capitalization was $315 billion on Thursday, 11 percent more than Wells Fargo in San Francisco.
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The Chinese Government Has a Resignation Problem - WSJ

In 1966, Chinese leader Mao Zedong insisted to university students that “it’s right to rebel.”

Half a century later, an increasing number of the country’s civil servants seem to be of the opinion that it’s right to resign.

In a wide-ranging article that appeared in the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper People’s Daily on Wednesday, three government employees talked about the pressures of working in China’s bureaucracy that led two of them to quit (in Chinese).
In 1966, Chinese leader Mao Zedong insisted to university students that “it’s right to rebel." Half a century later, an increasing number of the country’s civil servants seem to be of the opinion that it’s right to resign.
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Official turns in 55 million RMB in ´Clean Politics´ Money - ChinaSmack

A public servant in Guizhou, who has accepted over 380 bribes over the last 16 years, has turned in over 55 million RMB to authorities on his own accord, before any case was brought against him. The bribes, which he received from businessman, restaurant owners, property developers and others, included almost 40 million RMB, 90,000 USD, 220,000 HKD, 10,000 GBP and 5000 grams of gold. The man decided to turn in the money after becoming nervous as bribes became more and more frequent, for higher and higher amounts, hoping that turning in the money would dispel others suspicions about him.
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Extradition process starts for China's most wanted female fugitive|WantC...
www.wantchinatimes.com

The process of extraditing Yang Xiuzhiu, China's most wanted female fugitive corrupt official, has begun via related international rules 10

China's Great Firewall gets higher
www.afr.com

Google has been steadily strangled and Gmail finally blocked more effectively than ever. Instagram and Flickr recently went black, while Mic

Why mostly foreign firms get fined - Sara Hsu
www.chinaherald.net

+Sara Hsu Mercedes-Benz was the latest who humbly accepted a US$56 million fine for monopolistic behavior. Economic analyst Sara Hsu looks i

Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos
www.npr.org

By editing the genes in embryos in the lab, Chinese scientists showed that it's possible to change hereditary traits that cause a blood diso

China says employment resilient despite slower economic growth
finance.yahoo.com

China said on Friday that urban employment held up in the first quarter even as economic growth slowed to a 6-year low, but the labor minist

Work Tensions Rise in China, Despite Calls for Harmony
blogs.wsj.com

Labor disputes continued to swell in China over the first three months of this year, as slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy

Rumors of China Unicom restructure spurs share price surge|WantChinaTime...
www.wantchinatimes.com

Despite a denial from China Unicom, news on the company's restructuring plan has spurred its share price surging near 30% in recent several

Why mostly foreign firms get fined – Sara Hsu | China Speakers Bureau
www.chinaspeakersbureau.info

Other foreign firms have been investigated for anti-competitive behavior, including Microsoft, Qualcomm, and GlaxoSmithKline. More than 1000

The Chinese Government Has a Resignation Problem
blogs.wsj.com

In 1966, Chinese leader Mao Zedong insisted to university students that “it’s right to rebel." Half a century later, an increasing number of

Associate of Zhou Yongkang, China’s Fallen Security Chief, Admits Taking...
www.nytimes.com

A court in central China made clear that the real purpose of Li Chuncheng’s trial this week was to build a case against Mr. Zhou.

Official turns in 55 million RMB in “Clean Politics” Money
www.chinasmack.com

A public servant in Guizhou, who has accepted over 380 bribes over the last 16 years, has turned in over 55 million RMB to authorities on hi

Domestic violence victim in China wins death sentence reprieve | World n...
www.theguardian.com

Woman who killed husband benefits from China’s changing approach to domestic violence cases

Why dissidents matter less in China – Ian Johnson on Peter Hessler | Chi...
www.chinaspeakersbureau.info

Journalist Ian Johnson describes his friend and colleague Peter Hessler for The New York Review of Books and analyses his often controversia

'Apple's branding is stronger but our product is better,' says Huawei ex...
www.cnet.com

Huawei's Richard Yu explains why the new TalkBand B2 watch and P8 smartphone will help the Chinese company build trust.

Will China’s New Anti-Terrorism Law Mean the End of Privacy?
www.chinafile.com

A newly drafted Chinese anti-terrorism law, if enacted in its current form, will empower Beijing to expand its already nearly unchecked poli

Short Work Stays In China: Work Visa Now Probably Require
www.chinalawblog.com

China is really cracking down on visa requirements for those who work there, even for just a short time.

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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 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
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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