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Did Anbang Just Secretly Spend US$1.6B to Buy a Canadian Hotel Chain?

After withdrawing its $14 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts on April Fools’ Day, China’s Anbang Insurance Group has apparently moved on to acquire a hotel group in Canada, as what appears to be an affiliate of the mainland insurer has reached an agreement to acquire InnVest, one of that nation’s largest hotel owners for C$2.1 billion (US$1.6 billion).
After withdrawing its $14 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts on April Fools’ Day, China’s Anbang Insurance Group has apparently moved on to acquire a hotel group in Canada, as what…
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Disney´s Neighbor Shanghai Village Opens Its Doors to Luxury Shoppers

China’s deal-seekers now have another destination close to home. As part of Shanghai Village’s grand debut on May 19, shoppers welcomed the opening of 140 high-end boutiques that provide customers up to 75 percent discounts on a range of big-name fashion, homeware, and lifestyle brands. Meanwhile, the adjacent Shanghai Disneyland Resort is already giving some tourists a sneak preview ahead of their June opening, and these visitors likely will spill over to new the luxury outlet and lifestyle spot located within the sprawling Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone.
Value Retail has now officially welcomed its first guests at its second luxury outlet shopping destination in China, an ode to Art Deco, Shanghai Village.
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Measuring China´s growth - Paul French

Experts use different measurements to gauge China´s economic growth, as the official GDP figure is often seen with suspicion. But other measurements like electricity usage and railway transportation also have their limitations, warns China veteran Paul French in Splash 24/7
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Why Paltry Lecturer´s Salary Has Me Churning Out Papers

As if long hours and a heavy workload weren’t enough, the way Chinese universities structure their compensation packages leaves most young lecturers scrambling to find ways to fill out their paltry wages. The basic salaries are often so low that they need to be supplemented with bonuses awarded from research grants and publications. Because of this, teachers are increasingly shirking their duties and instead focusing most of their attention on publishing just to bring home an acceptable paycheck.
As if long hours and a heavy workload weren’t enough, the way Chinese universities structure their compensation packages leaves most young lecturers scrambling to find ways to fill out their paltry wages. The basic salaries are often so low that they need to be supplemented with bonuses awarded from research grants and publications. Because of this, teachers are increasingly shirking their duties and instead focusing most of their attention on pu...
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Measuring China´s growth - Paul French

Experts use different measurements to gauge China´s economic growth, as the official GDP figure is often seen with suspicion. But other measurements like electricity usage and railway transportation also have their limitations, warns China veteran Paul French in Splash 24/7
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China Promises to Rein In Abuse of Powers by Police - CDT

Speaking to top government officials during a policy reform meeting on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to address the problems of police brutality and abuse of power by putting in place tougher regulations. The resolution follows public outrage over the death of Beijing resident Lei Yang, who suffered fatal injuries while in police custody earlier this month. Lei was detained by plainclothes police on May 7 for allegedly soliciting prostitutes at a foot massage parlor in the district of Changping. Coverage of the incident has since been controlled and online commentary tightly monitored.
Speaking to top government officials during a policy reform meeting on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to address the problems of police brutality and abuse of power by putting in place tougher regulations. The resolution follows public outrage over the death of Beijing resident Lei Yang, who suffered fatal injuries while in police custody earlier …
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Opera´s shareholders greenlight US$1.2B sale to Chinese Consortium - TechCrunch

Browser maker Opera’s proposed $1.2 billion acquisition by a consortium of Chinese companies just took a major step towards completion after its shareholders voted in favor of the deal.

Opera announced today that 90.6 percent of the outstanding share capital and 90.9 percent of the votes in the company have approved the acquisition. That’s a preliminary result that the firm will confirm for sure soon, but, if the number stays as it is or is higher, that will be enough to enable the sale to proceed. Approval from relevant authorities in Norway and China will be required further down the line.
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Alibaba Faces US Accouting Inquiry - NYT

The Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce giant, said it was under investigation by United States securities regulators over whether its accounting practices had violated federal securities laws.

Alibaba said in its annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday that it had provided the agency with documents and information about its policies for consolidating affiliated companies and its practices for related-party transactions.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating how the Chinese e-commerce giant accounts for affiliated companies and related-party transactions.
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China´s central bank fixes yuan at 2011 low against dollar

China's central bank set the fixing of the yuan at a five-year low against the dollar on Wednesday, as the greenback continues to strengthen on expectations of an imminent increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve.

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the dollar/yuan reference rate at 6.5693, against Tuesday's fixing of 6.5468. The fixing was the weakest for the yuan since 2011.
China's central bank set the dollar/yuan reference rate at 6.5693, against Tuesday's fixing of 6.5468.
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China´s National Emergency Rescue Team Founded - People´s Daily

The 320-person China Nuclear Emergency Rescue Team was officially founded on May 24, 2016. The team will be in charge of nuclear radiation protection and medical rescue, according to CCTV’s official microblog. They will control and remit nuclear accidents, and also alleviate the aftermath of accidents when they do happen.
In accordance with the framework of China's national nuclear emergency system, the team was established on the basis of existing military and nuclear industry emergency resources, a People's Daily Online report explained. The report also said that the team will lead rescue work for serious accidents, including international nuclear emergency rescues.
The 320-person China Nuclear Emergency Rescue Team was officially founded on May 24, 2016. The team will be in charge of nuclear radiation protection and medical rescue, according to CCTV’s official microblog.
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An Expat Has Time to Reflect, Now That the Party´s Over - WSJ

In the early hours of a chilly morning in February, Chinese police conducted a raid on a party in the southern city of Shenzhen. It was reported on widely, even reaching U.K. national newspapers. Hundreds of foreigners were detained overnight—including me.

I had been going to parties organized by the Real Deal group in Asia for years, and the flier for this one noted it was the four-year anniversary show, featuring DJ Frankie Lam from Hong Kong. Many of my friends, both Chinese and expats, enjoyed these events – these raves, with their electronic music – because they were different from the usual nightclub scene. Little did my girlfriend and I know how this party would end, however.
In the early hours of a chilly morning in February, Chinese police conducted a raid on a party in the southern city of Shenzhen. It was reported on widely, even reaching U.
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China´s Huaweei sues Samsung Electronics claiming mobile patent infringement - Reuters

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] said on Wednesday it has filed lawsuits against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd claiming infringement of smartphone patents, in the first such case by the Chinese firm against the world's biggest mobile maker.

Huawei has filed lawsuits in the United States and China seeking compensation for what it said was unlicensed use of fourth-generation (4G) cellular communications technology, operating systems and user interface software in Samsung phones.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] said on Wednesday it has filed lawsuits against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd claiming infringement of smartphone patents, in the first such case by the Chinese firm against the world's biggest mobile maker.
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Browser maker Opera's proposed $1.2 billion acquisition by a consortium of Chinese companies just took a major step towards completion after

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Value Retail has now officially welcomed its first guests at its second luxury outlet shopping destination in China, an ode to Art Deco, Sha

Alibaba Faces U.S. Accounting Inquiry - The New York Times
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The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating how the Chinese e-commerce giant accounts for affiliated companies and related-party

China's central bank fixes yuan at 5-year low against dollar
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China's central bank set the dollar/yuan reference rate at 6.5693, against Tuesday's fixing of 6.5468.

Measuring China´s growth – Paul French | China Speakers Bureau
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Experts use different measurements to gauge China´s economic growth, as the official GDP figure is often seen with suspicion. But other meas

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Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] said on Wednesday it has filed lawsuits against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd claiming infringement of smar

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Charlene Chu, a banking analyst who made her name warning of the risks from China’s credit binge, said a bailout in the trillions of dollars

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China has a long history of trying, but failing, to loosen its grip on the yuan.

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China has more wind installations than any other country, but its power production is still lagging.

The ordeal of left-behind children – Zhang Lijia | China Speakers Bureau
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China´s country-side has a generation of left-behind children, children who grew up while their parents worked in the big cities, some with

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Mainland men are more likely to splurge on themselves when making purchases over the internet than women – who focus more on buying daily ne

What’s holding back China’s consumption growth? | South China Morning Post
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As China’s economy slows, pressures are building up on employment and income growth, dragging down retail sales and threatening the outlook

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Cultural Revolution: still no-go area - Zhang Lijia
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Zhang Lijia The 50-year anniversary of the Cultural Revolution has passed mostly in silence. China media mentioned briefly the event was wit

Taiwan startups have to learn to make mistakes - William Bao Bean
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William Bao Bean Startups in Taiwan have huge opportunities, but they tend to be too conservative, says William Bao Bean, Managing Director

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
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 - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 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 - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago