Feb 15, 2015

China plans international tourism zone with North Korea, Russia

China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, in Pyongyang’s latest push for new investment. Jiang Chaoliang, governor of China’s northeastern Jilin province, said the province would draw ...

Feb 15, 2015

Chinese patients turn to black market for blood

China’s rising demand for health care is exposing a chronic shortage of an essential commodity: blood. With hospital blood supplies tight, desperate patients are turning to agents known as “blood heads,” who sell certificates that give patients access to state blood banks, creating a ...

Love thy neighbor? Chinese nationals who call Japan home

Feb 14, 2015

Love thy neighbor? Chinese nationals who call Japan home

by Teru Clavel

Like tempestuous lovers, China and Japan have sparred for centuries but have remained interdependent in each other’s economy, politics, culture, language and arts. However, in light of Japan’s ongoing diplomatic tussle with China over the Senkaku Islands and the government’s failure to put World ...

Feb 13, 2015

China's war on Western values

by Minxin Pei

The Chinese leadership's fight against liberalism and "Western values" — such as its intensified Internet censorship and the jailing of human rights lawyers — is directly undermining its efforts to root out official corruption, promote innovation and deepen engagement with the outside world.

Feb 13, 2015

Global economy's Chinese headwinds

by Adair Turner

Last year, interest rates were supposed to start rising in the U.S. and U.K. and quantitative easing would deliver increased inflation in Japan. Twelve months later, economic headwinds from China are a major reason why normality seems as distant as ever.

Feb 13, 2015

U.S., China to discuss repatriation of Chinese fugitives

Senior U.S. officials will meet in August with their Chinese counterparts to discuss the possibility of repatriating Chinese officials who have fled to America with billions of dollars of allegedly stolen government assets, according to a State Department official. The issue is a thorny ...

Feb 13, 2015

China offers hand to Greece, seeks long-term access to port

Premier Li Keqiang has told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that China is prepared to boost investment in the debt-ridden country after conflicting messages about the sale of the country’s biggest port. Li telephoned Tsipras to congratulate him on his election victory last month ...