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Brand China struggles under the weight of product recalls


China is struggling to protect its brand; the country has been hit repeatedly over the last several months with product recalls that would make Ford blush. First it was the diethylene glycol as glycerin problems in Panama that can only be described as tragic – Beijing’s assertion that the blame fell to the Panamanians, a sad […]

Event: Lost in Translation – Why China’s rise is good for the world


                                                                         A CHINA BRIEFING SYMPOSIUM                                      “Lost In Translation – What Chinese Business Communicates To The World”                                                                    (Why China’s Rise Is Good For The World)                                                                   Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 10am to 2pm,                                                    Lunch at Le Royal Meridien, 789 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai                                                                          Keynote Speaker: JAMES FALLOWS                     […]

China Embraces a Changed Africa


By Andy Scott Part Three: Requiem for a New Africa War, poverty, corruption, the drumbeat continues to beat throughout all of Africa. Just a few years ago it all seemed so full of hope, South Africa was emerging from the shadow of apartheid, nations throughout the continent were throwing of the colonial yoke of their […]

Hainan Airlines to launch non-stop Beijing-Seattle route


SHANGHAI, Aug. 13 – Hainan Airlines has applied to operate non-stop flights between Beijing and Seattle starting next June authorities at the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced. Hainan Airlines will become the fourth carrier to operate flights between the mainland and the United States, joining Air China, China Eastern, and China Southern. The proposed Beijing-Seattle route would […]

Macau’s development outshines that of Beijing’s Olympics


The tiny ex-Portuguese colony of Macau, just tacked onto South China and a 40 minute jet foil ride away from Hong Kong, is undergoing some serious investment and opportunities abound for the international hospitality and services industry. Now is the time, when all the hype is on Beijing, to take a look at what is […]

U.N. report says patent filings on the rise in Asia


China and its fast-growing Asian neighbors lead to a 4.7 percent rise in worldwide patent filings in 2005, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said today. The U.N. agency reported that 600,000 patents were granted in 2005, the last period for which complete figures were available. The vast majority went to Japan, the United States, China, […]

IOC president warns Beijing Olympic events could be postponed


Air pollution in Beijing could cause some Olympic events to be postponed if the matter is not resolved in a year’s time warned Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee. Speaking yesterday at events marking the one year countdown till the Beijing Games kick off, Rogge specifically warned that high endurance events such as marathons and […]

Chinese river dolphin first mammal to become extinct in 50 years


China’s white river dolphin, known as the baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) appears to now be extinct, according to a team of biologists that spent six weeks searching for it in its usual habitat of the Yangtze River. This makes it the first mammal globally to become extinct in the past 50 years, despite private attempts to preserve […]

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