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Private health insurance: lacking impact - Jeffrey Towson

While health care insurance has been high on China´s political agenda, the impact of private insurance is still very limited, writes Peking University professor Jeffrey Towson in the Asia Nikkei. Before turning to possible solution, he paints the grim picture.
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China Isn´t Leading But Pondering

The US presidential election has been done with for over two months, and the clear winner, we’re told, is China.

China, readers of various newspaper and media sites are informed, is moving into the vacuum created by the anxiety and uncertainty produced by President-elect Donald Trump’s policy statements, tweets, and pronouncements. The Modern Middle Kingdom is looking to guide the world in climate change initiatives, renewable energy programs, high-speed rail and other infrastructure, health care, education--pretty much everything that Trump is looking to subvert or slaughter, the story goes. The world isn’t looking to Washington any longer for leadership, readers are told, but to Beijing, and President Xi Jinping’s presence in this year’s summit in Davos is proof.

But such conclusions aren’t prognostication; they’re projection—in the classic psychological definition, wherein someone attributes to others qualities that they see themselves as lacking. And the reason one can be sure that’s the case here is that China's leaders haven’t said they’re ready and willing to steer the world in place of the United States.
The US presidential election has been done with for over two months, and the clear winner, we’re told, is China. China, readers of various newspaper and media sites are informed, is moving into the vacuum created by the an...
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Record China´s outbound foreign direct investment into Europe - MERICS

China’s global outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) soared to record levels in 2016, jumping to almost 200 billion US dollars. The European Union continues to be a favorite destination for Chinese investors, according to a newly published analysis by MERICS and Rhodium Group. Chinese FDI in the EU totaled more than EUR 35 billion in 2016, an increase of 77 per cent from 2015. With 11 billion Euro of completed deals, Germany was the largest recipient, accounting for 31 per cent of total Chinese investment in Europe.
China’s global outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) soared to record levels in 2016, jumping to almost 200 billion US dollars. The European Union continues to be a favorite destination for Chinese investors, according to a newly published analysis by MERICS and Rhodium Group. Chinese FDI in the EU totaled more than EUR 35 billion in 2016, an increase of 77 per cent from 2015. With 11 billion Euro of completed deals, Germany was the largest r...
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For Dutch citizens living abroad. Today I registered as a voter for the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Netherlands. It was - compared to the past - very easy. And after Trump and Brexit I believe they might actually need my vote. Take care to register before February 1
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Consider voting for https://eelcokeij.com/, who's pretty much the only one trying to make life better for us expats. Not like the rest of them, who consider is traitors, and would take our passports away if given half a chance.
eelcokeij.com - Eelco Keij - Voor Nederlanders in het buitenland
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China suspends plans for 85 coal power plants

China is taking some steps to curb pollution (it doesn't have much choice), but one of its most recent steps may be more of a happy accident. The country's National Energy Administration is suspending 85 planned or in-progress coal power plants -- not because they're threats to the environment and public health (which they are), but because they don't fit in with China's latest Five Year Plan. It's targeting a coal capacity limit of 1,100GW, but the plants would have brought it to 1,250GW. While that's still an increase over the current 920GW capacity, it's definitely an improvement.
It's not an intentional bid to save the planet, but we'll take it.
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Private health insurance: lacking impact - Jeffrey Towson

While health care insurance has been high on China´s political agenda, the impact of private insurance is still very limited, writes Peking University professor Jeffrey Towson in the Asia Nikkei. Before turning to possible solution, he paints the grim picture.
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China unveils new plan to further open economy to foreign investment - Reuters

China's cabinet issued measures on Tuesday to further open the world's second-largest economy to foreign investment, including easing limits on investment in banks and other financial institutions.

China will lower restrictions on foreign investment in banking, securities, investment management, futures, insurance, credit ratings and accounting sectors, the State Council said in a statement posted on its website.

No further details were provided, nor a timetable for their implementation.
China's cabinet issued measures on Tuesday to further open the world's second-largest economy to foreign investment, including easing limits on investment in banks and other financial institutions.
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Beijing to Spend USD 2.6 Billion on Pollution Allevation in 2017, but Sets Air Quality Goal at Twice WHO Standard

Beijing will spend RMB 18.2 billion (USD 2.6 billion) on pollution alleviation in 2017, although the municipal government has only set its PM2.5 air quality goal at an average level of 60, over twice the level recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Beijing will spend RMB 18.2 billion (USD 2.6 billion) on pollution alleviation in 2017, although the municipal government has only set its PM2.5 air quality goal at an average level of 60, over twice the level recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The government indicated that it will limit the use of diesel vehicles within the Sixth Ring Road; removing 300,000 older vehicles from the road; and building 3,000 more electric car charg...
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Hey, if Beijing could be under 60 90% of the time it would be a miracle.
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How Weibo Reflects China´s National Pride and Shame

Over the past seven years, wildly popular Chinese microblogging site Weibo has shown the complex, ever-changing face of China to the world. Today, global media outlets scour Weibo in their research on China-related issues, while users themselves — aware of the site’s subjection to international scrutiny — modify what they post accordingly.

While Weibo posts cannot be boiled down to give a single overarching image of China, two key themes still emerge. First, Chinese Weibo users often display an acute sense of shame, which mainly stems from their previous failures to respond to news of global issues in acceptable ways. Second, netizens often take to Weibo in order to express national pride, especially when the Chinese government responds swiftly and reliably to humanitarian disasters in foreign lands.
Posts on the popular microblogging site offer a confused picture of how users want others to perceive their country.
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No Capital Controls Here! China´s CIC Set to Boost US Investments in 2017

Despite reports of capital controls and a slackening in outbound investment, the head of China’s largest sovereign wealth fund expects the guardian of China’s foreign reserves to invest more in the US in 2017 than it did in 2016.

China Investment Corporation (CIC) is looking for more opportunities in alternative investments in the US, including private equity and hedge funds, the fund’s chairman, Ding Xuedong, told the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong on Monday, according to an account in Reuters.
Despite reports of capital controls and a slackening in outbound investment, the head of China’s largest sovereign wealth fund expects the guardian of China’s foreign reserves to invest more in the…
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Why Bitcoin´s Survival May Not Depend On China

Recent Bitcoin price behavior, due to the happenings in China, has raised the question of whether the digital currency can survive without the support of the world’s largest country where a majority of its related activities are considered to be taking place.

However, insiders’ views and a keen look at the turn of events show that China has presented the world with an exemplary opportunity to make the Bitcoin market less dependent on it.
Recently, China has presented the world with an exemplary opportunity to make the Bitcoin market less dependent on it.
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More than 500 rented bikes - many vandalised - left dumped in piles near Chinese city park - SCMP

More than 500 bikes rented out by bike-sharing firms, including Mobike and Ofo, have been left piled up – many of them vandalised – in Shenzhen, mainland media reported.
Residents and motorists have previously complained about shared bikes being left in roads creating a nuisance, including blocking traffic, leading to calls for the city’s government, in Guangdong province, to better regulate the service.
Shenzhen residents’ complaints about discarded bikes, offered by bike-sharing firms such as Mobike and Ofo, have led to calls for better city regulation of service
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Private health insurance: lacking impact - Jeffrey Towson
chinaherald2.blogspot.be

Jeffrey Towson While health care insurance has been high on China´s political agenda, the impact of private insurance is still very limited,

China unveils new plan to further open economy to foreign investment
www.reuters.com

China's cabinet issued measures on Tuesday to further open the world's second-largest economy to foreign investment, including easing limits

China Isn't Leading But Pondering
politicsfromtheprovinces.blogspot.com

The US presidential election has been done with for over two months, and the clear winner, we’re told, is China. China, readers of various n

Beijing to Spend USD 2.6 Billion on Pollution Alleviation in 2017, but S...
www.thebeijinger.com

Beijing will spend RMB 18.2 billion (USD 2.6 billion) on pollution alleviation in 2017, although the municipal government has only set its P

COFDI2017 - Papers on China - Publications - Mercator Institute for Chin...
www.merics.org

China’s global outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) soared to record levels in 2016, jumping to almost 200 billion US dollars. The Euro

China suspends plans for 85 coal power plants
www.engadget.com

It's not an intentional bid to save the planet, but we'll take it.

Why Bitcoin’s Survival May Not Depend On China
cointelegraph.com

Recently, China has presented the world with an exemplary opportunity to make the Bitcoin market less dependent on it.

More than 500 rented bikes – many vandalised – left dumped in piles near...
www.scmp.com

Shenzhen residents’ complaints about discarded bikes, offered by bike-sharing firms such as Mobike and Ofo, have led to calls for better cit

China’s Disappearing Rural Schools: Teacher Keeps School Open for Two St...
www.whatsonweibo.com

In a rapidly urbanizing China, small rural schools are slowly disappearing. As children move out to the cities with their parents, some scho

Riding on its AI research, Baidu opens AR lab
www.techinasia.com

China’s top search engine envisages AR being increasingly helpful in searching the internet.

China tightens grip on app stores - CNET
www.cnet.com

There's no Google Play Store in China, but there are plenty of imitators. And now, they all have to register with the government.

Bernanke: Trump’s view on China’s yuan doesn’t ‘fit with reality’
www.cnbc.com

Fed ex-chief Bernanke said on Monday that Trump calling China a currency manipulator doesn’t “fit with reality,” and warned about a trade wa

Asset Management Association of China Releases Guidelines for Foreign Pr...
www.natlawreview.com

On Jan. 5, the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) released guidelines for foreign asset managers to launch private investment fund

UN Says China’s E-Waste Has Doubled Since 2010
www.sixthtone.com

Chinese consumers are discarding more and more electronics, but pollution from unregulated recycling remains a problem.

LeEco founder Jia raises $2.4b from group with help from fellow Shanxi b...
www.globaltimes.cn

Jia Yueting, the billionaire chairman of Chinese technology group LeEco, is on his way to clear up public concerns about the company’s liqui

Chinese Super League rules on number of foreigners to be reduced - reports
www.espnfc.com

Media reports claim the Chinese Football Association is to reduce the number of foreign players Chinese Super League teams can field in each

Silk Road route back in business as China train rolls into London | Worl...
www.theguardian.com

After 16 days and 7,456 miles, the locomotive’s arrival heralds the dawn of a new commercial era

Het was prachtig vandaag. Zon, veel mensen, huisgemaakt ijs, huisgemaakte notentaart, huisgemaakt brood. Moeilijk om een plekje in de cafetaria te krijgen, maar toch gelukt. Ook nog een demonstratie met jachtvogels. Het is niet elke zondag zo druk (en ook niet zo´n goed weer) Het is overigens geen hostel.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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 - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 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 - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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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 - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months 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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years 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 - 6 years ago
reviewed 6 years ago