Search and rescue teams in France are still looking for the bodies of Chinese billionaire Lam Kok,...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 6, 2011
The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts goes undercover at an auction in Beijing featuring tiger bone wine, despite the ban on sale of products from endangered animals: I decided to reveal that I was a journalist so I could ask the...
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 8, 2011
Despite the growing demand for foreign wine, China is now one of the top five growers of grapevines in the world. The wine produced in China is sold in mostly the domestic market, and although a majority of the wine may not be...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 6, 2010
In the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson reviews Chinese wines and sees hope for the Chinese wine market: My two previous visits had been in 2002 and 2008 and on the second I had been deeply depressed by the fact that, while the...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 26, 2009
Chinese investors are buying up historic French chateaus, renovating one into a destination for wealthy Chinese wedding parties. The most recent purchase is Chateau Richelieu, the Washington Post reports: King Louis XIII’s...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods