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Singer Wu Hongfei Released After “Bomb Threat”

Wu Hongfei, the Beijing singer who was detained for ten days over comments she posted on her Weibo account, has been released from police custody. From the South China Morning Post: “I’m back home. Thanks for all the netizens’...

Outspoken Singer Detained Over Explosion Remarks

AP reports that Wu Hongfei, singer for the Beijing-based rock outfit Happy Avenue (幸福大街), has been detained for comments that she posted on her Weibo account: Police have detained an activist singer who wrote that she wanted to...

China Real-Estate Market Rebounds

China's real-estate market, after experiencing a 2-year recession, appears to be warming up again. The bounce has temporarily eased both domestic and international concerns over China’s slowing economy. From Bob Davis and...

Inflation and Inequality

It is a truth, Zhu Rongji acknowledged, that a country with a Gini coefficient above 0.4 may be at risk of social unrest due to severe income inequality. While China’s official figure has been hidden for over ten years,...

CDT Money: China Cuts Reserve Requirement

China’s central bank announced a reduction in the amount of cash banks must hold as reserves on Saturday, capping a week that brought more signs of a slowing Chinese economy. The reserve requirement ratio for banks will...

Property Prices See Second Consecutive Drop

In November, home prices in China continued to drop for the second consecutive month. Despite the government’s claims it was regulating the housing market, homes in over 70 cities saw the drop. The Wall Street Journal reports:...

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