Saturday, 12 February 2011

Corrupt tobacco boss made bureau a family business

It’s a classic case study in corruption: one man, with two identities, in charge of a government bureau employing more than 20 relatives that spent up to two million yuan (HK$2.36 million) a month on entertainment.

Interpol global complex in Tanglin to be ready by 2013

A building smack in the middle of the busy Tanglin area will become home to international policing agency Interpol’s new global complex.

Stuxnet: How it seeks and destroys

The malicious software which came to be known as Stuxnet was not only the most sophisticated piece of malware ever invented, but it also had a specific target: computers produced by Germany’s Siemens company that are used by Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Carrefour faces tough times in China

# Shopper attacked by two security guards after dispute over prices
# Fined by Chinese government for fraudulent pricing
# Closed three stores in last six months - first closures since entering the country in 1995
# Expansion slowed from high of 112 stores in 2007 to 30 last year

China's High-Speed Rail

Friday, 11 February 2011

Beaten lawyers await apology

Eight lawyers in Heilongjiang who were brutally beaten by court officials while trying to attend a trial on January 24 are still waiting for an apology that might never come.

Land of free spenders

In a skit aired by China’s state-owned CCTV last September, four children - each wearing a national flag representing China, the United States, India and Brazil - were lined up for a race.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

War on independent Web cafes worries Net users

A plan to shut down tens of thousands of independent internet cafes across the mainland is stoking fears that officials are further tightening their grip on the circulation of online information.

Monday, 7 February 2011

There’s nothing inevitable about China’s economic rise

Open any major business publication these days and the chances are you will come across an article about how China is destined to overtake the United States as the world’s dominant economy.

Euro recovering its strength, thanks to Chinese debt support

The euro has defied predictions of its demise by rising almost 8 per cent against the dollar since mid-January, in large part owing to Chinese confidence in the debt-ridden euro zone, analysts say.

China saw more people divorce than marry in 2010

A total of 1.96 million couples applied for divorce last year, and only 1.2 million tied the knot, the Legal Evening News quoted the civil affairs ministry as saying.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Answering the call of the Wild Wild East

More young Americans and Europeans are heading to Asia for work and executive education