Alle Einträge vom 6.9.2006

Economy is only partially overheated

Wednesday, 6.9.2006

“… China has no shortage of capital. Deposits are increasing faster than loans … China should not lack human capital. However, if university graduates are a measure of human capital, then there is a major problem. The lack of employment opportunities for college students has become a social problem. Statistics show that 31.7 percent of unemployed young people are this year’s college graduates … China’s economy is probably not overheated, but there are some structural problems, such as over-investment in real estate … The author Yin Xiangshuo is economics professor at Fudan University.” Quelle: People’s Daily Online. 


Der Shanghai-Skandal

Wednesday, 6.9.2006

Scandals Emerging in Shanghai as Political Season Nears “… city officials arranged for $1.2 billion of municipal pension funds to be lent to an obscure private holding company for investment in a toll expressway between Shanghai and the nearby city of Hangzhou … the highway deal may in the end prove to be a modest piece of a much larger web of corruption linking city officials, banks and developers … money from the city’s Social Security Bureau was funneled into private real estate projects as long ago as the early 1990’s …” Von Howard W. French (NYT). Dazu AP-Bericht Shanghai Pension Scandal Could Spread.


Im Wilden Westen des Fernen Ostens

Wednesday, 6.9.2006

Viola Keeve über eine Reise mit dem Sonderzug “Jadekaiser”. Quelle: Welt am Sonntag.


“Der Zug geht nach China”

Wednesday, 6.9.2006

Kunststoffe: Bayer eröffnet riesiges Chemiewerk in China “Der Leverkusener Konzern plant insgesamt Investitionen von 1,4 Milliarden Euro in [Caojing bei]Schanghai. Auch die Mitbewerber bauen ihre Präsenz im Reich der Mitte aus … Auf den neuen Anlagen wird unter anderem das Polycarbonat Makrolon hergestellt. Daraus werden CDs und DVDs hergestellt. Auch Polyurethan …” Von Johnny Erling (Die Welt).


Putonghua

Wednesday, 6.9.2006

40% Chinese cannot speak putonghua “While increasing numbers of foreign students grapple with the challenges of learning Chinese putonghua, or Mandarin …” Quelle: People’s Daily Online. 


The desire among ambitious parents to ensure their children’s worldliness

Wednesday, 6.9.2006

To Give Children an Edge, Au Pairs From China Von Ginia Bellafante (NYT).


Möbel-Museum in Suzhou geplant

Wednesday, 6.9.2006

“… The museum, free to the public, will be built in the Pingjiang District in downtown Suzhou. It will exhibit furniture made by Suzhou masters during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, which the investors have collected from across the country using their vast wealth …” Quelle: People’s Daily Online.