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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 Death
Part 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
07.23.14 Five Held in China Food Scandal Probe, Including Head of Shanghai Husi Food
The 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.
Business, Health
07.22.14 Chinese Social Media Shrinks by 7% During Internet Crackdown
According 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
07.22.14 Market Reforms, Fight against Corruption Go Hand in Hand, Expert Says
Caixin / Zhou Dongxu
Peking 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
07.22.14 Defining Taiwan’s Status Quo
Thinking Taiwan / Timothy Rich
This 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
07.22.14 China Food Scandal Spreads, Drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan
McDonald’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
07.22.14 Does Multimillion Dollar Chinese Investment Signal Detroit’s Rebirth?
/ Jonathan Kaiman
With 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.
Business, Economy
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
07.22.14 Twitter Acts Quickly on Suspect Pro-China Accounts
Just 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