Monthly Archives: July 2011

Updates on the Wenzhou train crash

Premier Wen Jiabao has made a speech at the site of the train crash, promising an investigation into the accident which would ‘stand the test of time’.  Numerous comments have been made, mocking the CCP’s idea of history, but that’s … Continue reading

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What the Simpsons can teach us about the Wenzhou train crash

The train crash in Wenzhou has been at the front and centre of news in China this week and understandably so. The implications stemming from this incident are profound. Before we take a look at that however, there’s an old … Continue reading

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China’s Dalai Lama policy: sheer idiocy or Machiavellian genius?

Whilst ruminating over the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP)  latest Dalai-Lama-related fits of apoplexy, I wondered how a major world power could act so very much like a spoilt child. I’m not talking about the Chinese anger towards Obama’s meeting with … Continue reading

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Media mogul Wendi Deng – out of touch with Chinese audiences?

In what appears to be an indictment on the film-making skills of the mysterious Chinese wife of News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng, her debut film ‘Snow Flower and The Secret Fan’ has been met with resounding indifference by … Continue reading

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How long can China’s current economic trajectory last?

How long can China’s economic trajectory last? That’s the big question now, isn’t it? Recently we looked at a top-ten list of problems that the Chinese government will need to face. In terms of economic issues we listed real-estate prices … Continue reading

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A top 10 list of problems for China’s new leadership

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been battening down the hatches in preparation for the leadership handover next year. At this point, we’ll see the new politburo standing committee, and President Hu Jintao in all likelihood will be replaced by Xi … Continue reading

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Sunday roundup

Each week we’ll be bringing you link to the most insightful or entertaining news and commentary on China – all the handy links under one roof, so to speak. The Wall Street Journal’s China Blog has a great primer on … Continue reading

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