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  1. News - China Insider

    Giant Rubber Duck to swim in Beijing's imperial Summer Palace?

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:25pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com One country, two ducks! Beijing's own much anticipated giant yellow duck is set to float on Kunming Lake, news reports said, but organisers have declined to confirm the location and end the recent speculation. The lake, which is part of the former imperial Summer Palace was chosen as a venue for Beijing's version of Hong ...

  2. News - China

    Thrown to the wolves: China's children at the mercy of foreign predators

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Children across China are at the mercy of foreign sexual predators who take advantage of lax background checks and inaction by schools Thrown to the wolves Middle-school teacher Dave Straub had a shock when he caught a national TV news broadcast during a holiday in the misty Wudang mountains in Hubei province: a former colleague appeared ...

  3. News - China

    Parisians issued advice on how to deal with Chinese tourists

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 09:39am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Paris, one of the world's major tourist destinations for Chinese tourists, has issued new information to advise its citizens on how to deal with Chinese tourists. "A simple smile and a greeting in their language satisfies them completely," the guide issued by the Regional Tourism Council of the Paris Chamber of Commerce reads. ...

  4. News - China

    Bo Xilai charges called a victory against overly powerful 'tiger'

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:09pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com As the widely anticipated news of former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai's indictment emerged on Thursday, Chinese state media have rushed to mend ties with his Chongqing supporters. Bo - whose charges include accepting bribes of 20 million yuan (HK$25.1 million) and embezzling 5 million yuan - continues to this day to enjoy ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese vice-premier's gay marriage joke at US summit applauded at home

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 10:14am by Patrick Boehler

    ... A Chinese government news agency deemed two jokes by Vice-Premier Wang Yang, one on same-sex marriage and one on Rupert Murdoch, so funny that it issued a "special report" on them. Wang, speaking in Washington on Wednesday at the US-China Strate ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Film censorship to continue, national universal suffrage 'impossible'

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 07:39am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Politics Ta Kung Pao* The seven Politburo Standing Committee members inspect regions . Global Times* Editorial : Universal suffrage in Hong Kong is possible, but there will never be national elections. The Conversation The current Chinese leaders might be ...

  7. News - Asia

    Moranbong style: North Korea's first girl band may be a sign of change

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 11:23am by Patrick Boehler

    ... A year since their world debut, the musicians have been front and centre of Pyongyang cultural and political efforts One year ago, North Korea's first all-girl band made its world debut. The toe-tapping Moranbong had put on a performance that the sec ...

  8. News - World

    Nicaragua indigenous groups challenge Hong Kong-built canal

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 11:02am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Nicaraguan civil society groups have challenged plans by a Hong Kong company to build an interoceanic canal through the Central American country, arguing that they have not been sufficiently involved in the decision-making process. On Monday, representati ...

  9. News - China

    Ai Weiwei releases video of heavy-metal song

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 11:27am by Patrick Boehler

    ... "Why are the cops breaching the door?," asks China's most prominent artist-dissident Ai Weiwei in his latest music video, released on Thursday. "To see if you’re human. Why are you breaking in?   To teach you a lesson, kid." In th ...

  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    Beijing sets up advisory body with multinationals

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Li Keqiang holds first meeting with members of CEO council representing 14 global corporations Beijing has for the first time established an advisory council of multinational heavyweights to help the leadership keep a finger on the pulse of major corporat ...




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