Alle Einträge vom 24.8.2006

Funeral strippers

Thursday, 24.8.2006

“Five people have been detained in China for running striptease send-offs at funerals, state media say. The once-common events are held to boost the number of mourners, as large crowds are seen as a mark of honour. But the arrests, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, could signal the end of the rural tradition …” Quelle: BBC.


Experts not banking on WTO pledge

Thursday, 24.8.2006

“China is unlikely to live up to its World Trade Organization commitment to provide full market access to foreign banks by the end of this year, experts said in Washington …”, “‘…it is unlikely that the Chinese government will immediately remove all hurdles to foreign banks operations to create a level play field,’ said Vickie Tillman, executive vice president of global ratings agency Standard and Poor’s credit market services … ” Quelle: The Standard/ AFP.


Chinesische Bürgerrechtler berufen sich auf Merkel

Thursday, 24.8.2006

Ein Besuch der Bundeskanzlerin bei einem Autorenehepaar [Chen Guidi und Chun Tao] führt in Peking zu einer außergewöhnlichen Debatte. Vor allem wird das Treffen als Zeichen für mehr Offenheit gewertet. Von Johnny Erling Quelle: Die Welt.


Mutual benefits and win-win

Thursday, 24.8.2006

People’s Daily Online berichtet über das “central meeting on foreign affairs work” am 21.8..


Aging first without becoming affluent (aktualisiert)

Thursday, 24.8.2006

China’s Aging Population to Slow Economy: Report (NYT/ Reuters). Vgl. ausführlichen Artikel bei People’s Daily Online: Who will support China’s development in 50 years?