Tag Archives: China

EU officials meet Chinese leaders

Euro Observer Top EU officials Van Rompuy and Barroso will meet Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing at a regular summit on Tuesday. The EU is keen for China to invest in its bail-out funds and to stop buying Iranian … Continue reading

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Lenovo CEO gives his $3 million bonus to line workers and other lower-level employees

Kevin Smith Business Insider The CEO of Lenovo Yang Yuanqing has done something unusual among his CEO counterparts. Yuanqing distributed his $3 million bonus among the company’s 10,000 lower level workers. ZDNet reports that, “the ‘Yuanqing rewards’ averaged out at 2,000 … Continue reading

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Organ trading, donation make headlines

Jared Yee BioEdge A worldwide illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding, according to the World Health Organisation. According to WHO, the illegal trade in kidneys has risen to an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs– one … Continue reading

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China Warns Australia to Choose “Godfather” – China or U.S.

John Daly oilprice.com It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized. The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers, who are often able to voice sentiments too … Continue reading

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The End of Globalisation – World – October 2008

Journeyman Pictures The global financial machine has ground perilously close to a halt. This timely film explores what went wrong with economic globalisation. How could the financial world have miscalculated so badly? We define what globalisation means in terms of … Continue reading

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‘IMF, WB continue to ignore emerging countries’

Press TV An economist says the IMF and World Bank use their limited funds to bailout European countries while “there aren’t the funds available to invest in the developed world.” The leaders of the BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, China, … Continue reading

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Chinese Man Grows World’s Most Expensive Tea from Panda Dung

NTD TV These days pandas are doing more than just eating bamboo and practicing kung fu. One panda in China’s Sichuan Province is now mastering the art of tea farming. Here’s the story of this panda’s unusual contribution to tea … Continue reading

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Exploding Watermelons, Latest Food Scandal in China

NTD TV Chinese consumers have been hit by yet another food safety scandal. This time, it’s exploding watermelons. Farmers in eastern Jiangsu province say they used a chemical to make the watermelons grow faster, so they could make more money. … Continue reading

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White rice increases risk of Type 2 diabetes

Stephanie Burns EurekAlert Research: White rice consumption and risk of Type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis and systematic review. The risk of type 2 diabetes is significantly increased if white rice is eaten regularly, claims a study published today on bmj.com. … Continue reading

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Chinese Workers Demanding Better Wages, Conditions, Real Union Protections

Lijia Zhang AlterNet Two weeks ago, Foxconn Technology, an electronic giant, announced it would increase its workers’ salaries by as much as 25%. The move was probably the result of pressure from the increasingly rights-conscious workers and international concerns about … Continue reading

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