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Crackdown on shark fishing opposed by Japan, China

Mar 14, 2013
Japan and China have failed to block new restrictions on shark fishing at an international conference in Thailand.
Posted In: animals, Japan, China, endangered species

Chinese province offers 'clean air tourism' to suffering urbanites

Mar 13, 2013
China's southeastern province of Fujian enjoys some of China's cleanest air. Provincial officials have launched a 'clean air tourism' campaign to court Chinese who live in cities like Beijing, where pollution levels have been at record highs this year.
Posted In: tourism, China, clean air, smog

Caught in the cross fire? Coca-Cola accused of illegal mapping in China

Mar 13, 2013
The government of the Yunnan province in Western China is going after Coca-Cola. Officials say the company has been illegally mapping the province with GPS devices.
Posted In: China, gps, Coca-cola

Chinese consumers hit tough times

Mar 11, 2013
Global markets are mixed this morning after China reported that inflation hit a ten-month high in February and consumer spending came in worse than expected.
Posted In: China, consumer spending, inflation

Is China's one-child policy on the way out?

Mar 11, 2013
China's government has announced plans to remove power from the agency that oversees the country's controversial one-child policy. Observers say this could spell the beginning of the end for the rule.
Posted In: China, public policy, family

Seizing homes, seizing lives: The anatomy of a Shanghai land grab

Mar 5, 2013
The story of Maggie Lane, a Shanghai land grab gone wrong. Forty million Chinese people have lost their homes to local governments, bent on boosting GDP. The incoming government of Xi Jinping may change that.
Posted In: China, land grab, Shanghai

China aims high for economic growth

Mar 5, 2013
China's National People's Congress convenes today as it concludes its once-in-a-decade transition of power. In his final address to the Congress, outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao set an ambitious economic growth target of 7.5 percent.
Posted In: China, Wen Jiabao, GDP

China to get its own FDA

Mar 5, 2013
Public anger over unsafe food and drugs is widespread in China. The country's new leader, Xi Jinping, is setting up an agency equivalent to America's Food and Drug Administration to tackle the problem.
Posted In: China, FDA, food and drink, food safety

Markets reel over Italy election, China housing tax

Mar 4, 2013
From China's new housing tax to the sequester here in the U.S., global markets have a lot of news to digest this morning.
Posted In: sequester, italy, China

Sequestration: How China sees the prospect of U.S. military cuts

Feb 27, 2013
China is a rising military power in the Pacific and the U.S. is partly a counterbalance, but U.S. military sequester spending cuts may turn out to be a mixed blessing for China.
Posted In: China, sequester, military

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