"Sinocism is the Presidential Daily Brief for China hands"- Evan Osnos, New Yorker Correspondent and National Book Award Winner
- Wild Siberian tiger found in Heilongjiang – People’s Daily Online –
- China’s preferred donor standard: Cardiac death – People’s Daily Online –
- China issues white paper on addressing climate change – People’s Daily Online –
- 人民日报-人民网 – classic people’s daily front page today
- 对舆情不能有“鸵鸟心态”（声音）–时政–人民网 – People’s Daily-Yu Zhengsheng: You can’t bury your head like an ostrich in the face of public sentiment
- 解放军组建战略规划部–军事–人民网 – people’s daily–PLA establishes a strategic planning department
- 无偿献血怎么变成了高价卖血-中国青年报 – blood-selling a problem again in china? from china youth daily
- 4 punished for AIDS attack rumor|Society|chinadaily.com.cn – URUMQI – Four people have been given public security punishments for spreading rumors of a group of HIV/AIDS carriers attempting to deliberately transmit their virus by contaminating food
- Over half of luxury consumption occurs overseas |Economy|chinadaily.com.cn – More than 50 percent of luxury purchases by Chinese consumers take place overseas, of which half take place in duty-free shops, according to a report issued on Monday.
The 2011 China Luxury Report was jointly released by the Research Center for Luxury Goods and Services at Beijing’s University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Fortune Character, a lifestyle magazine targeted at wealthy people.
- Man executed over child rape in E China|Society|chinadaily.com.cn – Penn State coach will get off easy// HANGZHOU – A man in east China’s Zhejiang province was executed Tuesday afternoon for raping teenage girls, local authorities said
- xinhua-Microblogs strengthen cultural ties between Chinese, foreigners –
- xinhua-Chinese president urges writers, artists to produce “great works” –
- 成都变相松动限购令 执行一周被叫停 – 宏观 – 21世纪网 – Chengdu tries to loosen housing restrictions, slapped down after a week
- Strong Society, Smart State –
- TC Cribs: Inside Sina’s Weibo Microblog (TCTV) | TechCrunch – Sarah Lacy visited Weibo’s headquarters to see what life inside the microblog was like
- StockTwits Launches Canadian Ticker Streams! | StockTwits Blog –
- World Bank Sees Soft Landing for China as Asia Withstands Europe: EconomyW – Bloomberg –
- Focus Media Denies Short Seller’s Report After 39% Decline – Bloomberg –
- China’s 2012 Passenger-Car Sales Forecast to Rise as Much as 10% – Businessweek –
- China Plays Down Sea Spats After Obama Challenge at Summit – Businessweek –
- Taiwan’s Ma Will Seek China Peace Deal When Conditions Right – Businessweek –
- 1 visionary + 3 launchers + 1,500 employees = ? | Space Exploration | Air & Space Magazine– Is SpaceX changing the rocket equation?..After nearly a decade of struggling to reach this point, Musk isn’t about to reveal the finer details of how he and his privately held company have created the Falcon and Dragon. They don’t even file patents, Musk says, because “we try not to provide a recipe by which China can copy us and we find our inventions coming right back at us.”
- The Useless Tree: Yan Xuetong, History and Philosophy –
- Who audits China? | China Accounting Blog | Paul Gillis –
- Cultural Exchange Offers Respite in U.S.-China Tensions – NYTimes.com – BEIJING — It was the kind of moment that the organizers of the Asia Society’s cultural mission to China had been hoping for. As the Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed an eclectic, quirky concert showcasing American culture, one of China’s rising political stars gave her blessing, standing up to wave to the crowd between pieces.
- In Search of Leverage With China – NYTimes.com – “Europe’s ambitious agenda with China could be undermined by the euro crisis,” said Mathieu Duchâtel, a foreign policy expert in Beijing for the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. “China is sure to ask the E.U. to end its arms embargo and for the E.U. to grant China market economy status.”
- China Bends to U.S. Complaint on Solar Panels, but Weighs Retaliation – NYTimes.com –
- China’s Expanding Role in Global Mergers and Acquisitions Markets | RAND –
- A cold winter for Chinese steel? | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times – FT.com– Pity the Chinese steelmaker. Having enjoyed years of unprecedented boom, 2011 has been a bit tough. First came the sudden pullback in railway investment, then more recently evidence of a slowdown in construction demand.And it looks like just the opening phase of a troubled patch for the industry.
- Chinese luxury: immune or human? | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times – FT.com – Can mainland China’s love affair with luxury goods withstand a downturn in the global economy? Yes, say retailers – naturally.
- Muddy Waters Shatters Focus Media | DigiCha – post by me
- Lack of ethics is ruining Chinese Web-Global Times – on Ai weiwei publishing the editor’s cell phone number
- Focus Media VP Vehemently Refutes 3 Key Muddy Water Allegations | iChinaStock –
- McClatchy blog | China Rises– The Global Times is a state-run tabloid with a reputation for nationalism and feisty rhetoric. But today, it posted an editorial describing the rules of online civility. The outer limits of good taste, apparently, stop at the personal cell phone number of Editor-in-Chief Hu Xijin.Ai Weiwei, artist provocateur and critic of the Chinese Communist Party, on Sunday publicly posted Hu’s digits along with others he deemed emblematic of the “wu mao” — 50 cents, the amount allegedly paid to Chinese state propaganda operatives for each online postin
- 2009—Sina, Focus Media drop merger plan | Reuters– two years ago//SHANGHAI, Sept 28 2009 (Reuters) – Sina Corp (SINA.O) and Focus Media Holding Ltd (FMCN.O) said on Monday they would effectively scrap their $1.4 billion merger after months of government stonewalling over a deal that would have created China’s biggest private sector media company.
At the same time, Sina, China’s biggest Web portal, announced that a group led by its management team would buy about 10 percent of the company for $180 million, which could be used for future acquisitions and corporate purposes.
- 发改委否认宽带垄断案和解：仍在调查取证-搜狐IT – NDRC denies a settlement in the china unicom/telecom broadband monopoly investigation
- Bloomberg’s Plan for World Domination – The Daily Beast – With an army of reporters and wonky information services, the media company is expanding from Wall Street to Washington, Where it hopes to control—even more.
- Xunlei, despite canceling IPO, is still raising U.S. copyright concerns | VentureBeat– U.S. Representative Scott Garrett, who oversees the Congressional Finance Committee, then wrote a letter to SEC chairman Mary Schapiro on November 10 pointing out, among other things, the U.S. copyrights that Xunlei is likely violating. Garrett’s letter cites Pilarowski’s column in the Times.Garrett asks several pointed questions, the crux of which is this one: “Does the Commission have a standing policy regarding the approval of foreign companies to be listed on U.S. exchanges where there is evidence that a company’s business model is likely to be in violation of U.S. law?”
- Sen. Schumer Urges Audit Watchdog to Act on China – WSJ.com– Audit War coming? US-listed china firms at risk $china//A prominent senator is expected to urge the U.S. auditing-oversight agency to refuse to allow Chinese accounting firms to audit U.S.-traded companies until American inspectors are allowed to evaluate the firms’ work.
Inspectors at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board conduct regular reviews of audit firms with U.S.-traded clients, even if the auditors and their clients are based overseas, to assess their performance and make sure they are complying with auditing standards. But the Chinese government, citing sovereignty concerns, hasn’t allowed the U.S. inspectors into China to review the work of Chinese audit firms.
- Commuting times in Beijing longer-global times – Beijing residents took an average of 43.6 minutes per day to get to work last year, according to a report released by Beijing Union University (BUU). The report said women need a little more time than men to make the trip.
- Letao CEO: I’m Cutting 80% of Ad Expenditure – Let’s Stop the E-Commerce Price Wars | Tech in Asia – Speaking very frankly to Sina Tech news – indeed, much more candidly that most CEOs ever do – Bi Sheng said he often feels that the entire e-commerce sector in China is not sustainable as it stands at the moment. He added, “This July I felt that the entire market is not right,” and that gut reaction prompted him to slash 80 percent of Letao’s expenditure on advertising in a bid to reduce wastage. He revealed that his site was spending 350,000 RMB ($55,000) per month last year on Baidu’s ad platform, and that had doubled to 700k earlier this year. So, presumably after these cost-savings, Letao will spend just 140,000 RMB per month on those online ads. It’s not clear how much it is spending on other forms of critical advertising in this sector, such as outdoor ads in major cities.
- 江南春的微博 新浪微博-随时随地分享身边的新鲜事儿 – focus ceo jason jiang sina weibo acount discussion of muddy water charges and comments
- Issue 545 21-11-2011 – Economic Observer News- China business, politics, law, and social issues – When one vendor wants to offer a group deal, they will now get applications from ten group buying sites that are willing to partner up.
~ The vendors can demand almost anything from the partners – exclusive sales, free advertisements etc. – and this has weighed heavily on the profitability of these sites.
~ For example, group buying websites will offer discounted movie tickets at nine yuan, all of which they will pass on to the cinema. That leaves nothing to pay for advertising, which in the case of bigger players like Lashou.com (拉手网), is estimated at around 30 million yuan a month.
~ There are now so many disreputable group purchase companies in operation that consumers and companies have little trust in them.
- Silence Not Necessarily Golden for China’s Next Leaders – China Real Time Report – WSJ –
- Expedia, Inc. Acquires Stake in eLong, Inc. from Renren Inc. – MarketWatch –
- 宽带反垄断案现转机 _政经频道_财新网 – 中国电信和中国联通公司已经与国家发改委进行了充分沟通，或有可能达成和解协议，两家公司认错并承诺整改，国家发改委将中止调查。
- Buying Focus Media on Advice of Goldman Sachs Lost Owners 66% – Businessweek – Catherine Leung, Goldman Sachs’s Hong Kong-based analyst on the stock, raised her price estimate to $45 from $42 on Nov. 18, a day after Focus Media reported profit that beat analysts’ predictions by 12 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Bank of America’s Eddie Leung boosted his price forecast to $41 from $39, saying “execution remains solid,” according to a Nov. 18 note from the Hong Kong-based analyst.
- Empty Fort Strategy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia –
- 庞中英：TPP就是一出“空城计”_评论_环球网 –
- The roots of the UC-Davis pepper-spraying – Salon.com –