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Chinese Water

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On April 24, 2014
Hard to see the problem: Beijing’s water authorities have defended their plan to ease the capital’s water shortage by processing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, a mainland newspaper reported. The capital’s municipal government has announced a project to build a desalination plan in Tangshan in Hebei province to process one million tonnes of […]

Shoe Strike

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On April 17, 2014

Chinese workers making shoes for American manufacturers are on strike: More than 30,000 staff at the Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) factory in Dongguan city have been striking for several days in prot

Smog Drones

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On March 8, 2014
I’m sure that dumping more chemicals in the air is the answer to the problem of Chinese smog: Government agencies are to test a new design of aerial drone to see whether it might help tackle the air pollution that often blankets much of the mainland, state media reported. The vehicle will spray chemicals that […]

China Solar

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On January 25, 2014

While we all know of the environmental disaster that is China and the huge problems the Chinese government has had in managing that pollution, especially given the emphasis it places on economic growt

Foxconn Labor Strife

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On August 16, 2013
Glad to see workers in China fighting back against their conditions of work at Foxconn. Of course, I’m sure that the computer industry will move the factory to Vietnam or Cambodia. After all, given the lack of profits made by Apple and Foxconn, there’s no way they companies can afford to pay these workers enough […]

Model?

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On June 29, 2013

Interesting story here: On June 25, Chinese officials were confronted with what appears to be the first public legal challenge arising from the Snowden affair. Xie Yanyi, a Beijing-based human rights

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JMSDF in Action!

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On June 24, 2013
What a wonderful image of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense force in action!   Note the sinking PLAN carrier Liaoning in the background.  Obviously there’s been some sort of dreadful accident– apparently near the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands– and the Hyuga is rendering desperately needed assistance to the Chinese ship. Those Ospreys are undoubtedly rescuing scores of Chinese […]
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