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China Targets Corruption With Expense Crackdown

Melinda Liu of the Daily Beast reports on China’s crackdown on “naked officials” leaking embezzled funds overseas. At least $50 billion is thought to have left the country this way between 1978 and 2003,...

Chinese Property Buyers Look Abroad

USA Today describes the throngs of Chinese buyers riding the gradient between the rising yuan and falling American property prices: Chinese interest in U.S. real estate began climbing during the U.S. housing meltdown, when...

China's Super-Rich Buy a Better Life Abroad

As China’s rich continue to get richer, their affluence often comes with a desire for geographic mobility. CNN reports: “As of April this year, China has 960,000 millionaires with personal assets of 10 million yuan...

A U.S.-China Odyssey: Building a Better Mouse Map

The New York Time profiles a Chinese geneticist at Yale and looks at why Chinese scientists abroad are increasingly moving back home: Dr. Xu now leaves Yale for Shanghai about three months a year. Other American scientists of...

Howard French on Africa in a Chinese Century

Former New York Times Shanghai correspondent and current Columbia University Journalism School professor Howard French speaks with Radio Open Source about the role of Chinese migrants in Africa: HF: I was struck every time I got...

Born In The U.S.A.? Some Chinese Plan It That Way

NPR has a report on wealthy Chinese women who pay a fee to service providers who can arrange for them to give birth on U.S. soil under a U.S. Constitutional Amendment which gives the right to citizenship to anyone born in the...

China’s Thinkers Pack and Go

For Asia Times, Willy Lam looks at the trend of wealthy Chinese emigrating to the U.S. and other Western countries: China became the biggest worldwide contributor of emigrants in 2007. According to the official Chinese media,...

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