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In its latest issue, Hong Kong-based news magazine Asia Weekly writes that the two young women in the vehicle when Ling Gu, son of high-level Communist Party official Ling Jihua, died upon impact after crashing his Ferrari on March 18 this year were Tashi Dolma (Zhaxi Zhuoma), daughter of a deputy director of the Qinghai Provincial Public Security Department, and Yang Ji, then a student at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, reportedly the daughter of a well-known living Buddha also from Qinghai.
According to Asia Weekly, Yang passed away unexpectedly last month despite showing signs of positive recovery from the serious injuries she sustained in the accident. The magazine claims both the women are ethnic Tibetans and were each 25 years old at the time of the accident.
-- Hangeng selected as ‘Best Asia Act’ over Super Junior for 2012 MTV EMA Known as “the most influential male celebrity in China”, Chinese Mando-pop singer and actor Han Geng is undoubtedly dominating Southeast Asia. In 2005, he debuted in South Korea as the only Chinese member of Super Junior & the leader of its Chinese squad SJ-M but eventually left to focus on a solo career in 2009.
-- What Can Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese Firms do to Enter the US? Bureaucracy and tedious cross culture management are hard. Huawei and ZTE are just now learning what every foreign business entrant to China has already found out the hard way: You can’t ignore the bureaucrats and regulators.
China US Focus
-- The Role China Ought to Play in the World My view is that she should serve as a major global value enhancer in several fundamental aspects; as a great strategic power, which could redefine the China-U.S. relationship; as a major bearer of international responsibility in various functional areas, making her contribute substantially to the global political economy, security, and ecology; and as a courageous as well as prudent restrainer of abusive power, for both world liberty and justice.
-- China's Diya Group to make colossal investments in Sri Lanka Diya Investment and Management Group Beijing, China one of the biggest trading and real estate companies would be entering Sri Lanka with an investment package running into several billion of dollars.
-- Red State Why China wants Mitt Romney to win.
-- Decoding the Debate on Manufacturing and China We're competitive in energy costs, labor productivity, and other factors. Reshoring has already begun. Both the candidates recognize the possibilities, which is why the ad war on China and manufacturing has been underway since this summer.
-- China's Virtual Supermarkets The stores — spanning 1,200 square meters (roughly 12,900 square feet) in virtual space and stocking about 1,000 items each — will “exist” in blank city spaces, and shoppers can find and “enter” them using their smartphones and augmented reality.
-- China’s foreign investment shopping spree is about to explode—but first we need to set global rules While WTO entry hasn’t changed the fundamentally interventionist nature of China’s government policies, it has forced China to assess all trade-related laws and regulations for WTO compliance. But when it comes to Chinese companies looking to invest abroad, there still isn’t a global framework that would raise the bar for how Chinese companies operate.
-- Eurozone's rollercoaster ride unsettles Asia One explanation for the diplomatic attitude could be found in Japan's application for a free trade deal with Europe. China has one and so does South Korea, but Japan has been slow off the mark.
-- Latin America's view: 'We can't look up to Europe anymore' One of the most noteworthy critics of the dominance of markets over politics is Roberto Lavagna, the economy minister soon after Argentina's debt crisis of the early 2000s.
The National Interest
-- The Crisis of Globalization The world seems headed toward a currency war, with at least twelve countries beyond China manipulating their currencies against the dollar for trade advantage. The free flow of capital also is being curtailed as banks become more and more nationalistic and nations erect regulatory barriers.
The New York Times
-- Europeans Urged to Fight Modern Slavery The newly released British data show authorities identified 946 trafficking victims last year, an increase from 710 in 2010. A government study said criminal gangs were behind the trade and the majority of victims here were from China, Nigeria and Eastern Europe.
-- Why Chinese And African Traders Are Not On Good Terms "The way it looks, one day there will be a big fight with them,” Shaibu said. “One day there will be blood.” He told Reuters in a recent interview.
The Wall Street Journal
-- Where Well-Off Chinese Are Looking to Immigrate On a recent Saturday, some 140 developers from more than 20 countries showcased their properties to Chinese buyers in an expo held in Beijing.
-- Employees Protest Bain, Romney As Their Jobs Are Outsourced To China As the company prepares to replace workers at an Illinois plant by offshoring jobs to China, soon-to-be laid off workers have been protesting both Bain Capital and the corporate values instilled by the company’s former CEO, Mitt Romney.
-- Apple schedules November "MFi" conference in Shenzhen, China Licensed third-party accessory manufacturers will meet in Shenzhen, China, November 7-9 at an Apple-sponsored "Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad" (MFi) conference.
-- Chinese officials to hold talks in Manila
-- Deeper Sino-Latin American trade cooperation urged
-- Fixed investment increases in September
-- Germany recruiting Chinese health workers
-- Telecom sector not in trouble
-- BRICS can build optimism
-- The satellite space race
The Economic Observer
-- Shaking Up Beijing’s Taxi Market
-- Senior Chinese leader, Pakistani president vow to boost ties
-- China's mixed performance reason for cautious confidence
-- China's growth likely to bottom out: HK analysts
-- Safeguarding people's rights essential to maintaining social stability: CPC county chief
-- Xinhua Insight: Political restructuring plays important role in China's reform
-- China to conduct exercise in East China Sea
-- China calls for more int'l attention, input to promote prosperity in Africa
-- China, Russia have great potential to promote mutual investment: Chinese official
-- Japan should learn to get along with neighbors, says FM
-- U.S. urged to create fair environment for Chinese investment
-- Diaoyu Islands stance reiterated in China-U.S. ministers' meetings
-- China's Middle East envoy to start multinational trip on peace process: FM spokesman
-- Detained Chinese miners in Ghana freed on bail
-- China opens first agricultural technology training course in Zimbabwe