|07.23.14||Chinese Blogger Jailed For ‘Rumor-Mongering’A Chinese blogger known for criticizing the ruling Communist Party was sentenced on Wednesday to six-and-a-half years in jail, state media said, as authorities pursue a crackdown on online “rumors”.||Law, Media, Politics, Technology|
|07.23.14||Dozens Placed in Quarantine After China Plague DeathPart of a city in north-west China has been sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.||Health, Society|
Five Held in China Food Scandal Probe, Including Head of Shanghai Husi Food
/ BRENDA GOH AND PAUL CARSTENThe five detained include the head of the company—Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a unit of U.S.-based OSI Group LLC—and the firm’s quality manager, the police said in an online statement. It gave no other details.
|07.22.14||Chinese Social Media Shrinks by 7% During Internet CrackdownAccording to China Internet Network Information Center, the number of Chinese Internet users logging on to social media websites declined by 7.4% percent in the first half of 2014 amid a year of slow Internet usage growth.||Law, Media, Technology|
Market Reforms, Fight against Corruption Go Hand in Hand, Expert Says
Caixin / Zhou DongxuPeking University’s Li Chengyan argues the party is taking a two-pronged approach to reform, and institutional changes at local level will help make anti-graft campaign’s gains permanent.
|Economy, Politics, Society|
Defining Taiwan’s Status Quo
Thinking Taiwan / Timothy RichThis month, the Democratic Progressive Party chairperson proposed a controversial amednment to the party charter that includes a freeze on the party’s independence clause.
|History, Military, Politics|
China Food Scandal Spreads, Drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan
/ ADAM JOURDANMcDonald’s Corp and KFC’s parent Yum Brands Inc apologized to Chinese customers on Monday after it emerged that Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a unit of U.S.-based OSI Group LLC, had supplied expired meat to the two chains.
|Business, Health, Society|
Does Multimillion Dollar Chinese Investment Signal Detroit’s Rebirth?
/ Jonathan KaimanWith a weak US dollar, strong yuan and China’s own real estate market cooling after years of explosive growth, Detroit is an attractive—but high-risk—option for Chinese property developers.
|07.22.14||Heard in the Hutong: Will China’s Rise Lead to Conflict?With Xi Jinping currently finishing up a trip to South America following a meeting of BRICS leaders in Brazil, China Real Time hit the streets of Beijing to find out what residents think about China’s place in the world.||Law, Politics, Society|
Twitter Acts Quickly on Suspect Pro-China Accounts
/ ANDREW JACOBSJust hours after The New York Times posted an article about bogus Twitter accounts dedicated to spreading pro-China propaganda—and a Tibetan advocacy group demanded that the company take action—Twitter appears to have hit the kill switch on a score of...
|Law, Politics, Society|