Alle Einträge vom August, 2006

China’s new mantra: creditors first

Thursday, 31.8.2006

“… Beijing passed a new corporate bancruptcy law … it ensures better security for capital – and puts China’s workers solidly in second place …” Von Dexter Roberts. Quelle: Business Week.


You feel like crying

Thursday, 31.8.2006

Chinese threat for Ghana’s textile firms “… most of the Chinese fabrics arriving in Ghana are replicas of Ghanaian-copyrighted designs …” Quelle: BBC.


A rich historical view of the atrocities

Thursday, 31.8.2006

Publisher opens a new chapter in China’s cultural expansion “… a milestone in China’s entry into the international publishing market …”, “… Zhou Mingwei, vice-president of CFLPDA, said Chinese publishers had opened up the U.S. mainstream market …” Quelle: People’s Daily Online.


Speisewagen in Tibet entgleist

Thursday, 31.8.2006

Chinese Train Derails Delaying Thousands Quelle: NYT/ Reuters.


Getting hooked

Wednesday, 30.8.2006

“… Online gaming has exploded in China in recent years, with an estimated 13.8 million people taking part. Chinese media have expressed concern with more and more young people getting hooked, taking a heavy toll on their studies …” Quelle: NYT/ Reuters.


Wikipedia chief says no to censorship

Wednesday, 30.8.2006

“Jimmy Wales, founder of the open-forum internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, vowed yesterday he would not go down the same path as search engine Google by bowing to pressure from Beijing to censor sensitive articles. Wikipedia, whose open invitation to write and edit articles has become increasingly popular in China, has been blocked by mainland censors since October. Mainland internet users have had to rely on a similar, but heavily censored clone, put together by Chinese Web portal Baidu, which puts a positive spin on events politically sensitive to Beijing such as the Tiananmen crackdown of 1989 …” Von Raymond Ma. Quelle: AsiaMedia/SCMP.


VW-Partner in China rüstet sich für Auslands-Expansion

Wednesday, 30.8.2006

“Zur Finanzierung wird Shanghai Auto junge Aktien im Wert von 19,1 Mrd. Yuan (1,87 Mrd. Euro) an SAIC ausgeben und Vermögenswerte im Wert von 2,34 Mrd. Yuan an die Mutter übertragen. Damit steigt das Unternehmen zum größten börsennotierten Automobilproduzenten des Landes auf …” Quelle: Die Welt/ Bloomberg.


Fictional costume farces

Tuesday, 29.8.2006

TV regulator denies banning extramarital affair from prime time “… Wang Weiping, deputy director of the television drama department of SARFT reported earlier that the administration plans to promote more mainstream television dramas and limit fictional costume farces. At that time he did not say what the limits on costume dramas might be. China produced 12,447 episodes of television dramas, and 42 percent were historical costume dramas …” Quelle: People’s Daily Online.


Too much is happening too fast

Tuesday, 29.8.2006

Don’t rule out collapse … [Gordon] Chang said the only thing that prevents the Chinese people from withdrawing their savings from the banks is that they do not know the truth about the financial condition of those institutions. “A system that depends on the continued ignorance of hundreds of millions of people is inherently unstable …” Kommentar von Liu Kin-ming (The Standard).


Reich werden im Paralleluniversum

Tuesday, 29.8.2006

Online-Rollenspiele: “Ailin Gräf hat es geschafft. Die aus China stammende Hessin wurde im Online-Rollenspiel Second Life … die reichste Unternehmerin unter den mehr als 500 000 registrierten Charakteren … Die in Frankfurt ansässige Volkshochschuldozentin beschäftigt inzwischen in China 20 Grafik-Designer …” Quelle: Die Welt.


Vermischtes aus China

Tuesday, 29.8.2006

Westliche Agenturen übernehmen zunehmend “vermischte Meldungen” aus China. Eine neue Unterhaltungs-Ressource. Woman Crashes When Teaching Dog to Drive (NYT/ AP/ Xinhua). Vgl. Artikel im Guardian.


Nicht unbedingt zur Reisevorbereitung geeignet

Tuesday, 29.8.2006

Peking aus dem Blickwinkel deutscher Künstler Roland Wildberg bespricht in der Welt am Sonntag das Photobuch “Neobiota” von Christine de la Garenne und Via Lewandowsky.


Devisenreserven

Tuesday, 29.8.2006

“… According to public data, by the end of November 2005, China held around US$ 250 billion of U.S. treasury bonds of. Under pressure from the appreciation of RMB, the U.S. dollar would devalue …” Quelle: People’s Daily Online. 


The Banquet Bug

Monday, 28.8.2006

Reportageliterarischer Text von Geling Yan (NYT). Dazu Kommentar.


Concrete paves peasants’ long road from poverty

Monday, 28.8.2006

On a remarkable journey across China, The Observer’s correspondent finds that, after years of deprivation, even the poorest provinces are sharing in a new-found prosperity. View Jonathan Watts’ journey in pictures with our interactive slideshow. Quelle: The Guardian.


Despite counter-claims …

Monday, 28.8.2006

The body of evidence “Despite counter-claims that the researchers have been set-up, the report authors have stuck to their guns. ‘Believe me, I used to be a prosecutor. I knew there would be cynicism and I did my utmost to make sure that everything was satisfactorily and properly and ethically done,’ [David] Kilgour said. Despite the debate, it appears that the allegations are indeed valid…” James Rose (The Standard) zu Berichten über illegalen Organhandel. 


Sunday, 27.8.2006

Quelle: http://22catcher.com/


Fotoserie: “Lingshan, Pekings höchster Berg” (erweitert)

Sunday, 27.8.2006

Chinablätter-Seite mit Aufnahmen von Shen Yun (ca. 1.05 MB).


My face is too big and flat, like all Asians

Sunday, 27.8.2006

Facing tough job market, students seek an edge by going under the knife (People’s Daily Online)


To find so many dinosaurs, with varying sizes, dead together

Sunday, 27.8.2006

Fossils of new dinosaur species unearthed in NW China (People’s Daily Online)


Shanghai District Chief Probed in Fund Scandal (aktualisiert)

Saturday, 26.8.2006

“More than 100 investigators from Beijing have arrived in Shanghai to probe a corruption case involving government pension funds, the biggest scandal in the city for decades …”. Quelle: NYT/ Reuters. Vgl. Artikel bei People’s Daily Online.


Strassenkriminalität in Südchina

Saturday, 26.8.2006

Die Handabhacker von Kanton Von Harald Maass (FR).


Warming of relations

Saturday, 26.8.2006

Chávez says China deal ‘great wall’ against US “… A million-barrel a day oil deal and a promise by China to back Venezuela’s bid to join the United Nations security council were the main fruits of a week of meetings …” Von Jonathan Watts (The Guardian).


Chinas Akademiker auf Jobsuche

Saturday, 26.8.2006

Trotz der boomenden Wirtschaft sind viele Hochschulabsolventen im Reich der Mitte arbeitslos. Von Harald Maass. Quelle: Frankfurter Rundschau.


Yak-Käse

Saturday, 26.8.2006

Villagers in Langdu, western China, are taking advantage of improved infrastructure and help from NGOs to develop a sustainable yak cheese industry, Simon Montlake reports. Quelle: BBC.