Features by Ruth Kirchner

This land is <i>your</i> land?

China's Parliament was planning to pass a new property rights law during its annual session this week. But it looks like that's going to have to wait a little longer. Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.
Posted In: Canada

China celebrates Oscar

China has been quick to celebrate Ang Lee's Academy Award for best director, but the celebration has been a little touchy. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

China tends to its rural poor

China's Parliament kicked off its annual session yesterday. The hot topic: The rural poor. More than half of all Chinese people still live in the countryside, and they've been largely left behind by China's economic boom. Some have taken to the streets recently, and it appears the higher-ups have heard them. Premier Wen Jiabao outlined the plan to pump billions into rural areas to improve the living standards of its impoverished farmers. From Beijing, Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Economy

Stressed out business owners

A new survey shows that the world's most stressed out entrepreneurs are in East Asia. Ruth Kirchner reports.

The China Internet conundrum

After the grilling in Congress of some Internet executives on Wednesday over their business activities in China, the ball is now in the government's court. Yahoo, Google, and others say no private business can resist China alone. From Beijing, Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

China and Myanmar

Myanmar (or Burma) is not a country the US would do business with. The isolated country in East Asia has endured decades of harsh military rule, which in turn led to wide-ranging US sanctions. But China continues to stand by Myanmar, and today is giving the red-carpet treatment to the country's Prime Minister. From Beijing, Ruth Kirchner reports.

China's alternative energy plans

China, the world's second largest consumer of oil, says it will devise a strategy to up its alternative energy sources. The Chinese government wants to reduce its dependency on oil - much like the President Bush promised in his State of the Union address. But does China genuinely want to kick the habit? Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.

That pesky trade deficit

US government figures out later today are expected to show that the trade deficit with China reached a record $200 billion last year. That massive number has led to renewed calls for trade restrictions. Just yesterday, two senators proposed yanking China's normal trade status. From Beijing, Ruth Kirchner says some analysts believe that Americans are misreading the situation.

Doing business with China's censors

Next week, the House committee on International Relations will hold hearings on the ethical responsibilities of companies doing business in China. Today, there's yet another case for the committee to consider. For the second time, Yahoo stands accused of aiding the Chinese authorities in their crackdown on critics. From Beijing, Ruth Kirchner has the story.

AIDS in China

China's millions of migrant workers are the target of China's latest effort to raise awareness about HIV/Aids. Today, on World Aids Day, the government launched a campaign to educate migrant workers about the disease. Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.
Posted In: Health


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