It’s exam season in China. Relax?

The national college entrance exam is less than two weeks away, and 9 million Chinese high school students are freaking out. That’s normal. But in a sign that Chinese educational habits are changing, teachers at…

Economic Slowdown Is Good

Summary China’s economy is slowing down from a high base. Further slowdown, probably substantial, is likely in the second half. It is a good thing for China’s economy overall. The past rapid growth depends on…

‘Big dam enhances risks of natural disasters’

BEIJING – China’s land watchdog has asked local authorities to strengthen efforts in monitoring potential geological disasters in the Three Gorges Dam region. Until June 10, the Three Gorges Dam plans to increase water discharges…

China confirms deployment of online army

The development of China’s “Online Blue Army” unit is for improving the defense capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, citied by Beijing News. Launching the “Online…

IPR protection benefits all

China has built its economy on cheap labor and at huge environmental and social costs. Now that it is the second largest economy, China must take forceful measures to promote innovation to change its economic…

Let go of “WuMaoDang” and “50- cent Party”

WuMaoDang (0.5 RMB Party) is Chinese vocabulary for Internet commentators Or Wu Mao (something of 50-cent in English) Internet commentators, people hired to post comments favorable towards the government policies in an attempt to shape…

Kim Jong-il continues new China visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il toured the eastern Chinese city of Yangzhou Monday during his third visit to China in a year. Kim was scheduled to visit Slender West Lake, Yangzhou’s main tourist attraction, Monday…

Unilever Hikes Prices after Being Fined

May 25, Consumer goods producer Unilever NV raised prices of some products in the same month that it was hit by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) with a fine of RMB 2 million…

Cultural relics in danger of commercialization

BEIJING, May 19 — China’s preservation of its cultural relics has come under fire by the public in the wake of a recent theft at a museum in Beijing’s Forbidden City and other misappropriations of…