Year of the Snake

China Reduces Fireworks to Ease Pollution

As China welcomes the year of the snake, AP reports officials have urged people to tone down the lunar new year festivities. Companies have canceled banquets, and authorities have asked people to set-off fewer fireworks in an...

Year of the Snake Draws Hisses

At The Wall Street Journal, Te-Ping Chen and Fiona Law describe Hong Kong’s lukewarm welcome for the Year of the Snake: The coming year […] suffers because it is considered a “blind year,” meaning it...

The Economic Impact of Cleaning Up Corruption

Just before handing the baton of party power to Xi Jinping, former CCP general secretary Hu Jintao warned that corruption “could prove fatal to the party.” Since taking the reins, newly appointed general secretary Xi...

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