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Could Hong Kong, after a merger with Shenzhen, help China’s One Belt One Road thrive?


According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) June 2016 research report “Neoliberalism: Oversold?” which was described as “a political bombshell … that caused a near-panic among advocates of free market policies” by the Foreign Policy analyst Rick Rowden [Note 1] , what ‘capital account liberalisation’ brings to developing countries is “the pervasiveness of booms and … Continue reading

China cloning on an ‘industrial scale’


The cloning methods may not be novel – but the application of mass production is You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China. Feeding time produces a frenzy as the animals strain against the railings around their pens. But this is … Continue reading

China: Hong Kong doctor offers revolutionary treatment to blinded Chinese six-year-old


A six-year-old Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out by a woman believed to be his aunt may one day see again after a Hong Kong hospital offered him “electronic eyes”. Hong Kong-based eye expert Dennis Lam said his team would provide the treatment for free to Guo Bin – known as Bin-Bin – … Continue reading

China: Spending a penny could cost 100 yuan in Shenzhen


People with a poor aim are to be fined if they miss their mark when using public toilets in Shenzhen, officials said – provoking online derision over how the rule will be enforced. The penalty will apply to those who urinate outside the bowl of facilities in Shenzhen, although draft regulations did not specify a … Continue reading

China wants fewer curbs in free trade zones to lure foreign investment


China hopes to suspend its laws governing foreign investment in proposed free trade zones, the cabinet said, in a sign the world’s second-biggest economy could open further to foreign competition. The State Council, China’s cabinet, will ask senior members of the National People’s Congress, or parliament, for the power to suspend laws and regulations governing … Continue reading

China launches trial carbon trading scheme


It is well-known that when rolling out a new and significant policy, Chinese officials are extraordinary cautious. Those who expect radical shifts over night are always left disappointed. So it should come as no surprise that the latest development in Chinese climate policy is small-scale. Nonetheless we shouldn’t underestimate the significance and potential of the … Continue reading

China: Outrage among lawyers after official calls them ‘cowards’


A local Communist Party official’s denigration of lawyers as cowardly has caused uproar among legal practitioners in China. Hu Shimin, in charge of legal affairs in Weishi county in Henan called lawyers, “cowards,” for having to deal with local citizens petitioning his superiors. By exposing incompetence or corruption, petitioners can often embarrass lower level authorities. … Continue reading

Construction of China’s tallest building stopped because of corrosive salt in concrete


Scheduled to be the tallest tower in China and the second tallest building in the world by 2015, Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 660-meter-high Ping’an International Finance Center has received a major unexpected set back. Following an industry wide inspection conducted last week, Shenzhen government officials have discovered a low-quality sea sand has been used by developers to create substandard concrete for KPF’s … Continue reading

China’s city of the future may include the “farmscraper”


Architects are often pushing the boundaries of the possible, often in response to challenges posed by the ongoing problems of urban sprawl, pollution, and overpopulation. And in China, where one-fifth of the world’s total population lives and urban population density reaches into the thousands per square kilometre, forward-looking architects are finding a receptive audience. Consider … Continue reading

China: NPC passes first mental health law


SCMP reports: “After more than a quarter century of discussion, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee has passed the first national mental health law, including a ban on forced confinement. “Psychiatrists called the law, which also requires all full-service hospitals to set up psychiatric departments, a major step towards improving mental health care for millions … Continue reading

China: Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands protester Fang Xiaosong detained in Shenzhen


SCMP reports: “The only mainlander to set foot on the disputed Diaoyu Islands during the protest sail from Hong Kong in August was taken from his Shenzhen home by police and detained for 15 hours, a leading Hong Kong activist confirmed yesterday. “Shenzhen security personnel plucked Fang Xiaosong and three housemates from their residence at … Continue reading

China: Migrant workers’ rights groups report forced evictions


Workers’ rights groups in the manufacturing hub of Shenzhen are being forcibly evicted from their offices, scholars have said in an open letter, urging an end to the crackdown. About 10 groups that offer help to the millions of migrant workers living and working in Shenzhen have reported random inspections and evictions, some of which … Continue reading

Chinese authorities outsourced law enforcement to triad gangs


Shenzhen ‘officer’ killed on duty initially portrayed as a hero – yet he was part of a triad extortion gang to which local cadres had outsourced ‘urban management.’ Zhao Xiaoqiang used to sell kebabs on Shenzhen’s streets at night, one of 30 million street hawkers on the mainland who deal daily with the urban management … Continue reading

Officials rounded up for economic crimes in Guangdong, China


SCMP reports, Guangdong party boss Wang Yang has “launched a high-profile campaign against economic crimes” since February. “More than a thousand party cadres and civil servants across the province are under investigation.” “As part of the campaign, 300 armed police, under the command of the Guangdong government, raided the office of a property developer in … Continue reading

Tainted children’s clothes scandal in China


A finding of cancer-causing chemicals on children’s clothes sparked public fear yesterday, after a report aired on national state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). The station’s Weekly Quality Report investigative programme carried the report, claiming that a recent Beijing Consumer Association test of 63 samples of children’s clothes sold on the mainland revealed that nearly … Continue reading

Guangdong free-trade zone plans criticised


The three experimental development zones in Guangdong have agreed to set up joint conferences to solve problems ranging from vicious competition among them to overlapping of industrial strategies, but some analysts are sceptical about the drive. Nansha in Guangzhou, Qianhai in Shenzhen and Hengqin in Zhuhai , which have been written into China’s 12th five-year … Continue reading

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