China’s April Inflation Accelerates, Lending Surges

China’s inflation accelerated, new lending topped economists’ estimates and property prices rose by a record, highlighting the threat of overheating in the fastest- growing major economy.

China census goes past mainland borders for 1st time

Xin Dingding China Daily 11.05.2010
China census goes past mainland borders for 1st time

Foreigners and people from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan will, for the first time, be included in China's national census starting on Nov 1.

2 million Chinese willing to study in Taiwan

Around two million university students in China, accounting for slightly 30 percent of total such students there, are willing to seek advanced studies in Taiwan, far exceeding the quota of 2,000 planned by Taiwan's Ministry of Education, according...

2010 Jimei Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Race to kick off this month

The annual dragon boat race is going to kick off this month again in Jimei Dragon Pool. According to the organizing committee, titled as "2010 Lianfa Jiagen Cup Jinxian Cup Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Race ", will be held 29th to 30th this month.

Man kills eight in China's Jiangxi province stabbing rampage

A man stabbed to death eight people including his wife, elderly mother and young daughter in a village in southeastern China, the latest in a spate of rampage attacks that have shocked the nation.

Chinese expert: China crash prediction 'illogical'

China's economy will slow and possibly "crash" within a year as declines in stock and commodity prices signal the nation's property bubble is set to burst, predicted Marc Faber, a Hong Kong based investment adviser. Dr Faber's forecast is illogica...

Would Chinese consumers 'go green' -- if given the choice?

In Qingdao city on the eastern coast of China, Tsingtao beer is the pride of the people. The brewery is the central attraction. More than 3,000 wide-eyed tourists visit every day, filing off buses to marvel at the production site of their favorite...

China ends its HIV travel ban

Neil McKinnon 05.05.2010
China ends its HIV travel ban

On April 27, China announced that it had lifted a 20-year-old travel ban on foreign visitors with HIV, but the country's visa application still asks people to disclose their health status.

China May ‘Crash’ in Next 9 to 12 Months, Faber Says

Shiyin Chen and Haslinda Amin BusinessWeek 04.05.2010
China May ‘Crash’ in Next 9 to 12 Months, Faber Says

Investor Marc Faber said China’s economy will slow and possibly “crash” within a year as declines in stock and commodity prices signal the nation’s property bubble is set to burst.

Shanghai Expo designer denies mascot copy of Gumby

Shanghai Expo designer denies mascot copy of Gumby

The Shanghai Expo mascot Haibao, a plump sky blue cartoon figure shaped like a stick person, is the latest target of claims event organizers may have "borrowed" some creativity for the event.


Shanghai kicked off the six-month World Expo on Friday with a star-studded gala ceremony set to end in a lavish blaze of fireworks and light along the city's river-front.


China Construction Bank has unveiled plans for Asia's biggest ever rights issue — an $11 billion lunge for cash undertaken as the bank's capital adequacy ratio slips below the required level.

Mui Cheuk-yin

Internationally renowned dancer Mui Cheuk-yin will join the Hong Kong SAR's a capella singers - the Yat Po Singers - to present a musical production on local traditional legends for Expo 2010 Shanghai China.


That's an awful lot of ducks and dumplings. The largest ever World's Fair blasts off tonight with a massive fireworks display over Shanghai. China expects about 400,000 daily visitors to consume 547 tons of food each day, from buns at 70 cents for...

Organized-crime triads targeted

Bill Gertz The Washington Times 30.04.2010

China's notorious organized crime groups known as triads, which once thrived in collaboration with communist clandestine services, still operate large-scale criminal enterprises but are facing pressure from local authorities.

Knife Wielding Man Stabs 19 At Chinese School

A man entered a Chinese school Wednesday and stabbed 18 students and a teacher. The attack occurred on the same day another man was executed for stabbing eight children last month at their school.

Security tightened for Shanghai expo

Taipei Times 29.04.2010
Security tightened for Shanghai expo

Security was tight yesterday as world leaders prepared to fly into Shanghai for the opening of the World Expo, an opportunity for China’s financial capital to show its face to the world.

300,000 mainland-Taiwan couples tie knot

The Chinese mainland and Taiwan have witnessed more than 300,000 cross-Straits marriages since travel from Taiwan to the mainland was first permitted in 1987, statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs show.


Heavy snow hampered relief efforts on Thursday following last week's devastating earthquake in the mainly Tibetan Yushu area of north-west China's Qinghai province, as the death toll has climbed to nearly 2,200.


Huang Guangyu, the founder of Hong Kong-listed Gome Electrical Appliances Holdings Ltd., and once China’s richest individual, went on trial in Beijing today for insider trading and bribery after 15 months in custody.

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