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SportAccord World Mind Games, Beijing 2014

The SportAccord World Mind Chess Games 2014 are scheduled to take place on 11-17th December 2014 in Beijing, China.One of the strongest rapid and blitz events of the year will meet some of the world’s top Grandmasters.In the men section...Show More Summary

As support fizzles, police begin dismantling Hong Kong protest site

HONG KONG— Thousands of Hong Kongers bid a bittersweet goodbye, for now, to the demonstrations that have blocked key traffic arteries of the city for more than two months. See also: The Hong Kong Kids Standing Up to Beijing BailiffsShow More Summary

Regional tensions on display at Fifth Xiangshan Forum

Last week's Fifth Xiangshan Forum in Beijing demonstrated just how difficult it will be to resolve disputes in the South China Sea as long as key parties believe history must arbitrate the veracity of claims to sovereignty over contested...Show More Summary

Why economics doesn't explain China's FTA decision

Malcolm Cook and I have been debating why China has been willing to bless Tony Abbott with an FTA when Mr Abbott has so strongly opposed Beijing's political and strategic interests and aspirations in Asia. Why has President Xi met Mr...Show More Summary

Two New ‘Low-Carbon’ ETFs Grab Nearly $100 Million

Getty Images A Chinese man wears a mask as he waits to cross the road in Beijing, China. Two new “low-carbon” exchange-traded funds aren’t trading much but already have gathered nearly $100 million in assets. State Street Global Advisors was first to market late last month with the $22 million SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon [...]

China: November prices weaker than expected

China’s annual consumer inflation eased to a five-year low of 1.4 percent in November. ||| Beijing - China's annual consumer inflation eased to a five-year low of 1.4 percent in November, signalling persistent weakness in the world's second-largest economy and giving policymakers more room to ease policy to support growth. Show More Summary

Brent Resumes Its Fall, Losing More Than $1 On Oversupply Worries

By Adam Rose BEIJING (Reuters) - Brent crude fell more than $1 on Wednesday, resuming its fall caused by a glut of oil in the market after a short-lived reprieve the previous day when a weaker dollar had provided some support. Worries about oversupply have pushed Brent down 40 percent since June. Show More Summary

Beijing, We Have A Problem

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, The Chinese stock market hit a four year high today at 3,020. This is up 53% since the middle of 2013 low and up 48% in the last six months. I guess this must mean the Chinese economy is operating on all cylinders. Show More Summary

If China Aspires to Global Leadership, it Should Bury Mao

BEIJING, CHINA--Tiananmen Square symbolizes modern China. The space forever will be remembered as the focus of the mass demonstrations dispersed by brute military force in 1989. Today the square is peaceful--but dominated by the ghost...Show More Summary

Put A Little Rem Koolhaas In Your Living Room With This Cabinet Shaped Like The CCTV Building

Naihan Li's furniture brings Beijing's weirdest skyscraper down to household scale. Plenty of architects design furniture—big names like Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind—but few furniture designers embrace architecture quite so literally as Chinese designer Naihan Li does with her latest work. Show More Summary

China growth slows as housing peaks

China's residential building boom is petering out, with the effects seen from slumping steel and cement prices. ||| Beijing - China's residential building boom is petering out, with the effects seen from slumping steel and cement prices, to electricity use, rail-freight traffic and retail sales. Show More Summary

In Their Own Words: Baidu’s Robin Li On Xiaomi Founder Lei Jun’s “Guts”

Xiaomi of Beijing in just four years has overtaken older global heavyweights  and Samsung to rank No. 1 in China’s world-leading smartphone market; globally, it ranked No. 3 in the third quarter.  For its success, low pricing and cost-cutting business model,  last Thursday named Xiaomi’s chairman and founder “Businessman of the Year” for 2014.  To learn more about how Lei, […]

Writing China: Mark Kitto, ‘That’s China’

British entrepreneur and ex-military man Mark Kitto co-founded the popular “that’s” magazine franchise in China in 1998. The English-language magazine, which publishes local editions in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing, made Mr. Kitto a small-time media mogul before the business was seized by the government in 2004. Now Mr. Show More Summary

Top 10 sporty concept cars of 2014

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Over the course of 2014, Gizmag has traveled to the major auto shows of the world in search of the latest cars and in-car technology. In our journey from Detroit, to Geneva, to Beijing, and on to Paris and LA, we've seen countless concept cars – some good, some terrible and some that we'll leave in the "undecided" camp. Show More Summary

Brent Hits Five-year Low Below $66 On Oversupply Worries

By Adam Rose BEIJING (Reuters) - Benchmark Brent crude slipped to its lowest in five years on Tuesday, dropping below $66 a barrel after plunging more than 4 percent the day before on worries over a deepening supply glut. The chief executive...Show More Summary

In Their Own Words: Investor Robin Chan Talks About Xiaomi’s Lei Jun

Talk about starting fast:  Xiaomi of Beijing in just four years has overtaken older global heavyweights Apple and Samsung to rank No. 1 in China’s world-leading smartphone market; globally, it ranked No. 3 in the third quarter.  ForShow More Summary

Zhou Yongkang Arrest Answers One Question, Raises Others

Beijing’s announcement late Friday night that its powerful former domestic security chief had been dismissed from the Communist Party and arrested wasn't surprising, but the way it was announced and explained was.

Meet China's Morlocks: 1 Million Beijing Residents Live Undeground

For an estimated 1 million Beijing residents, dubbed the "rat tribe", living above ground (or in ghost cities) is a luxury they simply cannot afford. As NPR reports, with even the tiniest apartment costing a fortune (and 21 million people fighting for space), there has emerged a new 'affordable' housing option... Show More Summary

If it’s harder to get a cab in Bunda Street, does that mean clearer air in Beijing?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury announced in a press release over the weekend what he called the launch of the first stage of the Bunda Street “shareway project”. Quote “The revitalised Bunda Street will become a shared space for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, rather than a traditional street design which prioritises [...]

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