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lots of real estate trust products coming due this year. 4x 2011 amount. 175.8B RMB worth.
Caixin cover story on bad loans now online
- CapitalVue News: Shanxi Coal Boss Detained By Discipline Commission
related to liu zhijun case
- Amazon.com: China’s Environmental Challenges (China Today) (9780745660912): Judith Shapiro: Books
In this trailblazing book, noted China specialist and environmentalist Judith Shapiro investigates China’s struggle to achieve sustainable development against a backdrop of acute rural poverty and soaring middle class consumption. Using five core analytical concepts to explore the complexities of this struggle – the implications of globalization, the challenges of governance; contested national identity, the evolution of civil society and problems of environmental justice and equity – Shapiro poses a number of pressing questions: Do the Chinese people have the right to the higher living standards enjoyed in the developed world? Are China’s environmental problems so severe that they may shake the government’s stability, legitimacy and control? To what extent are China’s environmental problems due to patterns of Western consumption? And in a world of increasing limits on resources and pollution “sinks,” is it even possible to build an equitable system in which people enjoy equal access to resources without taking them from successive generations, from the poor, or from other species?
- Consolations at the End of the World: Book Review: China’s Environmental Challenges
Judith Shapiro’s readable new book, China’s Environmental Challenges, untangles these contradictions and provides a snapshot of China as it teeters on the edge of unprecedented ecological limits. Shapiro was one of the few Americans to enter China before relations between the two countries were normalized in 1978 and now teaches global environmental politics at American University. In the book, she looks at how national identity, government structure and civil society play into China’s approach to environmental issues.
- ‘One-way bet’ on selling coal to China could unravel | beyondbrics
Add to all this gloomy news one more item: more analysts are joining the camp that believes China might not be a long-term structural importer of thermal coal. This could mark a very important shift.
- Evergrande Fights Scathing Report With Wall Street Titans – Deal Journal – WSJ
Since then, sell-side analysts covering the stock have come out in the company’s defense, prompting Evergrande to release a statement on Sunday highlighting the investment banks’ swift counterattacks against Citron.In the statement titled “Eight Famous Investment Banks Support Evergrande to Dispel Rumors Spread by A Short Seller,” Evergrande said the efforts by these firms have helped stabilize its stock and restore market confidence.
The eight banks Evergrande names include Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse AG, UBS AG, Macquarie Group and DBS Group Holdings. (Though Evergrande erroneously refers to the Swiss bank as “Suisse Credit” throughout the statement.)
- EA Poaches Top Microsoft Talent in China as it Ramps Up for Free-to-Play Era | PandoDaily
In a coup that signals its accelerating shift to a freemium model, gaming company EA has conducted a talent raid on Microsoft’s Shanghai office, poaching dozens of its top developers to build a global ecommerce platform that will drive in-game purchases.Since luring Microsoft development manager Junbo Zhang to its Shanghai office, EA has hired at least 50 developers from Microsoft for its ecommerce division, including some of its most experienced staff, according to multiple sources. The highly respected Zhang had been responsible for overseeing Microsoft’s ecommerce team.
- Evolving attitudes to foreigners – Globaltimes.cn
Four years ago, Beijing sang “Beijing Welcomes You” for the 100-day countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games, but now the city has added an “if” during the 100-day crackdown on illegal foreigners. Beijing welcomes you if you are not an illegal immigrant, have not overstayed your visa or are working with the right visa…
Instead of relying on tips for exposing illegal foreigners, China’s National People’s Congress is considering updating the country’s current laws to regulate the entrance, residence and working status of foreigners in accordance with new conditions.
If the new law is approved, police will have more power to directly handle illegal entries and related cases, and a special custody house will be set up for foreigners who break the law.
- Shanghai Subway Tells Scantily Clad Women To Expect Sexual Harassment | Tea Leaf Nation
- China’s Jiaolong submersible has hidden military goals: Duowei｜Politics｜News｜WantChinaTimes.com
- Stealth Fighters Are Hard: Modernization of China’s Aerial Arsenal Encounters Obstacles | Offiziere.ch
China has a brand-new jet fighter. Only it’s not really brand-new at all. The emergence of the much-touted Shenyang J-16, following years of speculation, represents a surprising twist in China’s more than decade-long effort to build a world-class air force — and a reminder to outsiders that even Beijing with its tight central control, extensive manufacturing base and apparent deep pockets cannot perform aerospace miracles.
- Americans in China | This American Life
profiles kaiser kuo
- China urges ASEAN to be independent – Xinhua | English.news.cn
“ASEAN should exercise its independent judgment to move this region forward. If ASEAN takes sides, it would lose its relevance,” Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Fu Ying told The Nation in an exclusive interview over the weekend.
- The Jamestown Foundation: From Strength to Strength: Military Exercises Bolster Sino-Thai Relations
- The East is Drunk: Hammered and Sickled in China | The Awl
The pressure to drink, and drink a lot, is so great that even Mormon Jon Huntsman admitted he tippled while serving as U.S. Ambassador to China.
- Politics – James Fallows – 5 Signs the United States Is Undergoing a Coup – The Atlantic
How would you characterize a legal system that knowledgeable observers assume will not follow the law and instead will advance a particular party-faction agenda? That’s how we used to talk about the Chinese courts when I was living there. Now it’s how law professors are describing the Supreme Court of the John Roberts era.
- China’s biggest, least populated city of Xisha born in disputed waters – Politics & Society – Morning Whistle – Latest chinese economic, financial, business, political and society news
- China mobile sees 150% surge in data traffic – Companies & Industries – Morning Whistle – Latest chinese economic, financial, business, political and society news
imagine the surge as smartphones proliferate
- Experts warn on China’s “reckless” wind power expansion — Morning Whistle –
Hebei province recently approved an offshore wind power project, China’s third, which will have totalled installed capacity of 560 megawatts. The two existing projects are the
102-megawatt Donghai Bridge Wind Power project in Shanghai and the Rudong Offshore Intertidal Zone Wind Power project in Jiangsu.All is not good, however. A project insider told the China Economic Times recently that “the whole Donghai Bridge Wind Power project is a ‘freak’: onshore turbines were directly moved to offshore wind farms and can’t function properly, the turbines automatically shut down and large amounts of investment are wasted”.
caijing has set up a micro-site on the citron attack on evergrande
People’s Daily on making movies even more “beautiful”, on the close of the shanghai film festival
- Chinese army urged to ensure stability of Xinjiang – People’s Daily Online
- Skyscraper frenzy brings loan risks to new heights – People’s Daily Online
- 惠州涉黑大佬胡炜昇被捕 [鲜橙热闻]__鲜橙互动 南都网 南方都市报 新闻互动网站 南都数字报
more on the arrest of the US passport holding, alleged mob boss in guangdong. nice pics
- 地方政法委备受诟病 被指干预司法_多维新闻网
duowei reporting “castigation” of many provincial politics and law committees, for interference in judicial process. follows recent duowei reports on this issue, including the one claiming confirmation of pbsc having 7 members at 18th party congress
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