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Wednesday, 9.8.2006

China to promote wild animal hunt “China is to auction licences for foreigners to hunt wild animals, including endangered species, according to local media …” Quelle: BBC.

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Grim reality

Wednesday, 9.8.2006

China works hard to resolve energy problems “… Different from the central government, local governments have shown continuous enthusiasm in investment and projects. It seems that they have much higher motivation in achieving GDP growth rather than fulfilling the energy-saving goals …” Kommentar der People’s Daily Online.


China Union and Wal – Mart Talks in Limbo

Wednesday, 9.8.2006

… Guo [Wencai] said unionization would not harm Wal-Mart’s development in China. China aimed to establish unions in 60 percent of foreign companies operating in the country by year-end, he added. Official Chinese unions are largely conduits for official policy and rarely encourage workers to strike. The government opposes labor groups outside its control. Quelle: NYT/ Reuters.


Chinese Tech Buffs Slake Thirst for U.S. TV Shows

Wednesday, 9.8.2006

“… he spends night after night creating Chinese subtitles for American sitcoms and dramas for a mushrooming audience of Chinese viewers who download them from the Internet free through services like BitTorrent …”, “… making American popular culture available in near-real time free to Chinese audiences, dodging Chinese censors and American copyright lawyers ..” Bericht von Howard W. French (NYT).


When the city is forbidding …

Wednesday, 9.8.2006

Frugal Traveler – Dead Ends and Dumplings in Beijing Von Matt Gross (NYT).


A politician in Buddhist robes and Italian shoes

Wednesday, 9.8.2006

“The Dalai Lama used to be an acknowledged religious leader, which is an undoubted fact, but what he has done makes him unworthy of the title,” said [party chief of China's Tibet Autonomous Region] Zhang Qingli in an interview with the German weekly Der SpiegelQuelle: People’s Daily Online/ Xinhua.


China has been improving its soft power, its ability to attract others

Wednesday, 9.8.2006

Ãœber Äusserungen von “Joseph Nye, the creator of the political notion of soft power and a leading professor for international relations at Harvard University.” Quelle: China Daily/ Xinhua.


Shanghai rich hire undeclared Filipino servants

Wednesday, 9.8.2006

“… A major reason … is that they can speak English with the children at home …” Quelle: China Daily.


China rethinks bird flu history

Wednesday, 9.8.2006

China has announced that its first human bird flu death came two years earlier than previously reported, state media has said. Quelle: BBC. Dazu Artikel des Guardian.


Wednesday, 9.8.2006

“China’s preparations for the 2008 Olympics are on schedule and going smoothly, Games officials said as the clock ticked to exactly two years before the opening ceremony … Despite Tuesday marking another grey, murky and humid summer day, BOCOG officials even claimed they were confident of good weather for the same time in 2008 …”Bericht von Cindy Sui (The Standard/ AFP).


Tide turns for river boatmen

Wednesday, 9.8.2006

Families making a living on China’s Grand Canal face life ashore as ports develop, writes Alfred Cang (The Standard/ Reuters).


Wednesday, 9.8.2006

Oldtimer aus Hamburg legen Shanghai lahm Quelle: Die Welt/ dpa.


Wednesday, 9.8.2006

Chinas Hauptstadt will Olympia-Wetter 2008 bestimmen Wegen der Vorhersage wurde der Eröffnungstermin verschoben. Das größte Stahlwerk der Stadt muss umziehen, damit es das Klima nicht beeinflusst. Auch ein Teil der Bürger wird zwangsbeurlaubt. Von Johnny Erling (Die Welt).