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Fons Tuinstra
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Russia´s Vkontakte CEO says he was fired, flees Russia - Reuters

Pavel Durov, the founder of VKontakte, Russia's largest social network, said on Tuesday he was fired and had fled the country as allies of the Kremlin gained full control of the site.

Known as Russia's answer to Facebook, VKontakte (VK) has been the focus of an ownership battle since last April, when the United Capital Partners (UCP) fund bought 48 percent of the company's shares.
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China to allow private investment in 80 projects - Reuters

China will allow private investment in 80 projects spanning the energy, information and infrastructure sectors as part of reforms to increase privatization, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.

The 80 projects involving solar energy, hydro power, wind power, and oil and gas pipelines, previously areas monopolized by the state, will be open to public tender, Li said.

In future, other sectors such as utilities, airports and oil and gas exploration will also be open to more private investment, he told a weekly cabinet meeting.
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China Pollution Watchdog Lifts Ban on New Sinopec, CNPC Projects - Reuters

China's environmental authority has lifted a ban on new approvals for refining projects for the country's top two oil firms, Sinopec Group said, potentially freeing up billions of dollars of investment to meet rising domestic demand. Last August, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) for China – the world's No.2 consumer of oil – said it would not approve environmental impact assessments submitted by Sinopec and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) after they failed to meet 2012 pollution targets. 
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OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 15 countries - TechInAsia

China’s newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at a price equal to Xiaomi’s flagship Mi3 in China, RMB 2,000 (US$330) for the 16GB version and RMB 2,300 (US$368) for the 64GB. The phone officially goes on sale in China on May 28 on JD and Yixun. The international version of the OnePlus will be even cheaper, retailing at just $299. Moreover, it’s shipping to Western markets that Xiaomi hasn’t dared touch yet
China's newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at an equal price point to for China, RMB 2,000 (US$330).
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Yum Brands´China restaurant sales improve, shares rise - Reuters

KFC parent Yum Brands Inc (YUM.N) on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent as it recovers from an avian flu outbreak and a food safety scare that pummeled demand for chicken last year.

Shares in the company, which gets more than half of its sales from China, rose 3.8 percent in after-hours trade to $80.40.

Yum's restaurant sales in China included an increase of 11 percent at KFC and a rise of 8 percent at Pizza Hut Casual Dining.
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10,000 "Olympic Babies" Strain the Beijing System - NYT

 “Olympic Babies are Coming,” read a headline in Beijing News on Wednesday. With about 10,000 more children than usual born in Beijing in 2008, a year considered by many to be lucky both for the number eight and for being the year that China hosted the Olympic Games, the state is scrambling to find enough school spaces for 6-year-olds as they head to first grade this fall.
Six years after China hosted the Olympic Games in 2008, a surge of children entering elementary school in Beijing is putting pressure on the system, but the state has enough places for them, an official said.
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China Mobile´s New Frenemy: Tencent - WSJ

China Mobile’s new frenemy? It appears to be Tencent, China’s biggest Internet giant.

While the world’s largest mobile carrier is using Tencent’s popular mobile instant messaging and social platforms WeChat and QQ to promote the use of its high-speed mobile data services, the growing use of the Internet giant’s free voice and text messaging apps is also hurting China Mobile’s earnings.
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Snowden revelations have been ´good and bad´ for business, says Huawei CEO - Guardian

The chief executive of the Chinese network and handset supplier Huawei says that last year's Snowden revelations about the extent of western government surveillance have been "good and bad" for business.

Speaking at a global analyst summit in Shenzhen, China, where the company has its headquarters, Eric Xu said that the stories published in the Guardian and other papers "did not have a big impact on business growth" but that it had affected its relationships with its potential partners in mobile networks around the world.
Chinese networking and handset company says that network security is an increasingly important topic
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Preparing for next stops in #Lyon  tomorrow and #Milan  over the weekend; that is, if our #Ford  gets fixed on time
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Backlash Over Hong Kong´s Treatment of Mainland Visitors - NYT

The tensions between Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese visitors are bubbling up yet again — with a video showing a confrontation involving a mainland family whose child was videotaped urinating on a busy street.

But this time, the video has stirred a backlash from mainland Chinese angered by the treatment of the well-dressed young couple, raising questions about whether animosity directed at cross-border visitors has gone too far.
A video of a confrontation on a Hong Kong street is raising questions of whether the harsh treatment of mainland visitors has gone too far.
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10,000 'Olympic Babies' Strain the Beijing System
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com

Six years after China hosted the Olympic Games in 2008, a surge of children entering elementary school in Beijing is putting pressure on the

China Mobile’s New Frenemy:Tencent - Digits - WSJ
blogs.wsj.com

China Mobile's latest earnings results show how its voice traffic is being hit by the popularity of free messaging apps including Tencent's

RIGZONE - China Pollution Watchdog Lifts Ban on New Sinopec, CNPC Projects
www.rigzone.com

RIGZONE News - leading source for the latest news and information for the oil and gas industry

Snowden revelations have been 'good and bad' for business, says Huawei CEO
www.theguardian.com

Chinese networking and handset company says that network security is an increasingly important topic

OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 15 countries next...
www.techinasia.com

China's newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at an equal price point to for China, RMB

Backlash Over Hong Kong's Treatment of Mainland Visitors
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com

A video of a confrontation on a Hong Kong street is raising questions of whether the harsh treatment of mainland visitors has gone too far.

Weebly Valued at $455 Million Amid Website-Building Boom - Digits - WSJ
blogs.wsj.com

Weebly has been valued at $455 million by investors eager to cash in on a recent boom in website-creation services.

China Mobile Profit Drops as Costs Rise With IPhone Release
www.bloomberg.com

China Mobile Ltd., the world’s largest phone company by users, posted its third straight drop in quarterly profit as expenses for subsidizin

After Declaring War on Smog, China Gets Around to Updating Its Environme...
www.businessweek.com

Because the proposed law would give more power to cash-strapped local officials to impose fines on polluters, it might have some teeth

Chinese Shoemakers Are on Strike for Benefits — But Who Will Foot the Bi...
blogs.wsj.com

When workers at a major footwear factory in south China walked off the job earlier this month, demanding better social insurance benefits, t

Bankers in Hong Kong Join Fight Against Mainland Influence
www.nytimes.com

Several dozen members of Hong Kong’s financial class hope more of their number will join Occupy Central, which plans protests demanding unfe

Pork Giant WH Group Slashes IPO, Delays Pricing on Lack of Demand-IFR
www.nytimes.com

China's WH Group Ltd, the world's biggest pork company, is slashing its proposed Hong Kong initial public offering and delaying pricing of t

Air China pilots demand equal pay in open letter|Society|News|WantChinaT...
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Pilots of Air China's Airbus A330 have demanded in an open letter that their pay be raised to the equivalent of that earned by foreign pilot

Bribed Shenzhen Officials Made RMB 3.5M by Selling Hukou Quota
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Two Shenzhen personnel officials have been implicated in a kickback scandal in which hukous were siphoned off to an illegal third-party agen

Investigated by China’s Leaders, Powerful Family Has a Defender: Its Hom...
www.nytimes.com

As China pursues a graft investigation against the family of Zhou Yongkang, a former Communist Party official, the family is finding support

Why a freely convertible Yuan is needed fast – Paul Gillis | China Speak...
www.chinaspeakersbureau.info

I suspect that Chukong is actually burning cash in its VIE. That would make sense, since 89% of revenues and presumably most of the business

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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