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11.17.2014

Visa and MasterCard Confront China’s Stacked Deck

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Visa and MasterCard executives eager to expand in China were thrilled recently when Premier Li Keqiang seemed to suggest that a door would open to them for bank card yuan business in the country. But they had read Li wrong: The premier’s...

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11.10.2014

Popular Mental Health Treatment Has No Benefits, Experts Say

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A widely used and expensive mental illness treatment that many patients have turned to for help is in the spotlight due to suggestions it offers little help. A college student name Xiaolei and his father travelled more than 500 kilometers...

Environment

11.07.2014

China’s EIA Industry Rife with Fraud

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A farce played out at an environmental impact assessment (EIA) firm in the southern city of Shenzhen when inspectors called round in early October, this year.

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11.04.2014

Cai Jinyong: A Chinese Voice at the Top of the IFC

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Three top executives serving in recent years at the World Bank and its emerging markets financing arm International Finance Corp. (IFC) have called China home. Economist Cai Jinyong became the fourth in October 2012, when he was named IFC’...

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10.27.2014

Rise and Fall of a Coal Boomtown

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Some 187 kilometers west of Taiyuan, capital of the northern province of Shanxi, the city of Luliang is located on the dry and gullied Loess Plateau in the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River. The city, which covers 21,143 square...

Sinica Podcast

10.24.2014

Chomping at the Bitcoin

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn

After a shocking expose of Jeremy Goldkorn’s criminal past, Sinica this week moves on to examine the Bitcoin phenomenon in China. Joined by Zennon Kapron, owner of the Shanghai consultancy Kapronasia and recent author of the book Chomping...

Environment

10.23.2014

Tesla-Unicom Deal Could Spark China’s Electric Vehicle Market

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Electric vehicle firm Tesla’s major new deal with China Unicom to build EV charging infrastructure unites what is seemingly the only EV success story, pursuing a business model targeting elite customers, with China’s second largest mobile...

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10.21.2014

Revision of Securities Law Is Chance to Liberalize Market

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China’s securities law is to undergo a comprehensive revision almost a decade after the last major overhaul. Public consultation is due to start in the first half of next year, following recent comments from officials, scholars, and market...

Chinese Corporations in Africa: Saints or Sinners?

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Ojumi Okumu

“The African way of life is under attack by Chinese corporations,” argues University of Technology, Sydney doctoral candidate Onjumi Okumu. The Kenya native contends that a combination of weak governance in African mixed with no legal...

Reports

10.20.2014

The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth

David Hoffman

As recently as the fourth quarter of 2013, there were few detractors from an optimistic assessment of China’s prospects to achieve a “soft landing” and continue to enjoy relatively stable growth in the 7 to 8 percent range for the next 10...

Environment

10.16.2014

‘Paranoia’ and Public Opinion

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When permits for Chinese researchers to grow genetically modified rice and corn expired this summer, there was concern. More so, given there was little indication that the Ministry of Agriculture would renew them.

Books

10.15.2014

China’s Super Consumers

China has transformed itself from a feudal economy in the 19th century, to Mao and Communism in the 20th century, to the largest consumer market in the world by the early 21st century. China’s Super Consumers explores the extraordinary...

Conversation

10.14.2014

Will Asia Bank on China?

Zha Daojiong, Damien Ma, Wu Jianmin

Last week The New York Times reported U.S. opposition to China’s plans to launch a regional development bank to rival the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. If, as some say, the the launch is a fait accompli, should...

Environment

10.09.2014

Locals Attack Factory After Children Poisoned with Lead

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Villagers from the township of Gangkou in Jiangxi province, southeast China, have smashed up a new lead recycling plant which was due to begin operating. Unconvinced by reassurances from the owners and local government that there would be...

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