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Inland provinces ‘suffer funding shortfall’-Andrew Yeh

From the Finantial Times (link) China’s inland provinces are suffering serious funding shortfalls because of administrative problems and big regional variations in public spending, according to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Margit Molnar, the author of a 100-page OECD report on China’s public spending, said there was a worrying disparity […]

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China Attacks Its Woes With an Old Party Ritual-JIM YARDLEY

From the New York Times (link) Like a giant company concerned with organizational disarray and a sinking public image, the Chinese Communist Party is trying to remake itself into an efficient, modern machine. But to do so, it has chosen one of its oldest political tools ” a Maoist-style ideological campaign, complete with required study […]

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Yang speaks on Yahoo’s China policy- Elinor Mills

From CNET News (link) “It is more important for us to participate, not only for economic reasons, but to be able to” help shape where the industry is going, Yang said during a question-and-answer session at the Thomas Weisel Partners Internet and Telecom Conference in San Francisco. “You have to balance the risk of not […]

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China official warns on ‘malicious’ foreign takeovers-Mure Dickie

From the Finantial Times (link) The head of China’s statistics bureau has called for action to limit “malicious” moves by multinational companies to acquire local companies as a way of establishing monopolies in the domestic market. In an interview with the official Xinhua news agency published by newspapers on Wednesday, Li Deshui, head of the […]

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China’s trash pickers swap the farm for the city-Lucy Hornby

From the Washington Post (link) In an open clearing on a sunny winter day, Mrs. Liu looks as fashionable as any wannabe Shanghainese. But her highlighted hair, black leather jacket, fake fur collar and high-heeled boots contrast sharply with the heaps of scrap rubber in a muddy hollow far from the city’s skyscrapers, where several […]

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