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China uses whistles, water, police on protests

ELAINE KURTENBACH My Way News 27.02.2011
China uses whistles, water, police on protests

Large numbers of police - and new tactics like shrill whistles and street cleaning trucks - squelched overt protests in China for a second Sunday in a row after more calls for peaceful gatherings modeled on recent democratic movements in the Middl...

China charges subversion for protest repostings

ANITA CHANG The Washington Post 24.02.2011
China charges subversion for protest repostings

China filed subversion charges against Internet users who reposted a call for protests as the authoritarian government enforced its crackdown against any Middle East-style democracy movement, activists said.


China rounds up 100 activists to rapidly quash pro-democracy 'Jasmine Revolution' organised online

Chinese authorities moved quickly and with force to quash a pro-democracy 'Jasmine Revolution', believed to have been inspired by the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa.

Macau police break up fracas between Chinese tourists and guides

A group of Chinese tourists were rescued by police after being trapped for hours on a tour bus by a crowd of around 100 tour guides in Macau, a radio report said Tuesday.


China Wedding Expo 2011 (Spring) Commences in February

Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd. 14.02.2011
China Wedding Expo 2011 (Spring) Commences in February

China Wedding Expo is scheduled to be held from Feb.23-26, 2011, concurrently at the INTEX Shanghai, Shanghaimart and Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center.

Macau's Ho to restart legal action against family-lawyer

Macau gaming magnate Stanley Ho is set to take fresh legal action against family members, his lawyer said on Tuesday, in the latest U-turn in a dynastic tussle for control over one of Asia's largest fortunes.


China creates rare earth strategic reserves

China is building up strategic reserves of rare earth metals in a move that could give it better control over the resource so indispensable to high tech products, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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According to Chinese astrology, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, which some predictions say will bring prosperity, while others argue it means volatility in the markets.


China's Zijin to pay extra $3 mln for toxic leaks

Farah Master, David Holmes Reuters Africa 01.02.2011
China's Zijin to pay extra $3 mln for toxic leaks

Chinese gold miner Zijin Mining will fork out 20 million yuan ($3 million), its latest penalty for its key role in hazardous waste water leaks last year, a court judgement showed on Monday.

China to create largest mega city in the world with 42 million people

Malcolm Moore, Peter Foster Telegraph 27.01.2011
China to create largest mega city in the world with 42 million people

China is planning to create the world's biggest mega city by merging nine cities to create a metropolis twice the size of Wales with a population of 42 million.


SJM's Ho takes legal action against family-lawyer

A lawyer acting on behalf of Macau gambling magnate Stanley Ho on Thursday said he had filed a court claim against his children to recover his assets, adding a new twist to the ongoing feud over the casino empire.

Customs officers in Hong Kong and Macau have jointly smashed a syndicate which has been selling counterfeit goods on the Internet.


China bonuses outdo Hong Kong, Singapore: report

Chris Oliver MarketWatch 20.01.2011
China bonuses outdo Hong Kong, Singapore: report

Chinese companies plan to pay out larger discretionary 2010 year-end bonuses, as a percentage of base salary, than companies in Hong Kong or Singapore, according a quarterly survey released Thursday by recruitment firm Hudson.

Hong Kong mom goes missing in Taiwan

The Standard 07.01.2011

A Hong Kong woman has disappeared after leaving her daughter towards the end of a Taiwan tour.


Siberian Tiger Kills Bus Driver in China

A rare Siberian tiger attacked and killed a tour bus driver in northern China while the man's horrified passengers watched, Chinese media reported.

China, Hong Kong lap up Bordeaux wine

Suzanne Mustacich AFP 06.01.2011
China, Hong Kong lap up Bordeaux wine

China and Hong Kong's unquenchable thirst for Bordeaux wine has made their combined market, worth 333 million euros (430 million dollars), the number-one export client for Bordeaux in value terms, the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) says.


Beijing Residents Rush to Register Cars to Meet Quota System

Residents in Beijing, the city ranked as having the world’s worst traffic, rushed to apply for new vehicle licenses under a quota system started Jan. 1 as China’s government seeks to ease the congestion.

Rice noodles prompt latest China food scare

Large amounts of rice noodles made with rotten grain and potentially carcinogenic additives are being sold in south China, state press said Friday, in the country's latest food safety scare.


Hu Jintao Visits Poor Beijing Families, Vows to Narrow China's Wealth Gap

Chinese President Hu Jintao visited low-income families in Beijing yesterday in a gesture to show the government is trying to narrow the widening wealth gap in the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

Tainted milk activist released from Chinese prison: reports

Chinese rights advocate Zhao Lianhai, who was sentenced to prison last month for helping families of victims of tainted milk to seek compensation, has been released on medical parole, a Hong Kong representative to China's legislature said Wednesday.



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