Friday, 3 May 2013

Water officials go online to expose shoddy work on dam in eastern Guangdong

Trio go online to allege faulty work on 'tofu' project near Shantou contributed to earlier collapses and puts public at risk

Headmistress in Hebei held as two girls die after eating poisoned yoghurt

Principal arrested after pupils from a rival kindergarten die from drinking poisoned yogurt

Sex scandals spark alarm at number of unqualified teachers in China

An increased demand for English instructors has allowed some foreigners with fake certification to take advantage of poor controls

Rat meat sold as lamb in Shanghai

If you have ordered lamb or mutton for hotpot in Shanghai over the last four years, you might have been served rat, fox or mink, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

Global Times blasts social media's 'excessive' supervision of luxury military vehicles

After China’s online community posted startling photos of luxury cars bearing military licence plates - flouting new restrictions that came into effect on Wednesday, China’s nationalist tabloid newspaper The Global Times promptly fired back against what it called “excessive” supervision.

China unlikely to have cold war-style confrontation with US, says report

China will likely use its growing power to try to force its way with Japan but it is doubtful that Beijing will enter a Cold War-style confrontation with the United States, a study said on Thursday.

Chinese mothers beat Wall Street to force gold price rebound

Attempts by Wall Street funds to drive down bullion value through short selling thwarted by Asian mothers swooping in to buy for weddings

Valet staffs take $1m Ferrari for joyride at Sentosa

Xi makes The Economist cover again, but Beijing’s censors are unimpressed

Beijing may have taken umbrage at the headline of The Economist’s May 4 issue, which reads: “Let’s party like it’s 1793”.

Let's party like it's 1793

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Will looking to the law solve society’s morality problems?

Government policies offering benefits to people who help those in need are good, but do not necessarily address the root of the issue

Chinese Way of Doing Business: In Cash We Trust


Working in China comes with health risks

The country's pollution has driven away expats and made locals discontent

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Norwegian jailed 6 weeks for beating up taxi driver

This is what the mother fucker looks like.

Chinese Malaysians turn against government over race policies

Voters weary of bias rally around opposition parties in first serious electoral threat to ruling coalition in more than four decades

Gamblers not so anonymous: Beijing keeps closer eye on Macau

With little fanfare, China is sending an official with a 'tough cop' reputation to be its top man in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, as Beijing puts tackling corruption centre stage.


Monday, 29 April 2013

Millions in CIA "ghost money" paid to Afghan president's office: New York Times

Tens of millions of U.S. dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, according to the New York Times, citing current and former advisers to the Afghan leader.


Chinese military cracks down on license plates and corruption

China's new leadership is seeking to dismantle a system of privilege which has allowed the drivers of military vehicles to do as they please on the roads.