Did Chinese iPhone Workers Really Go on Strike?

“With the iPhone,” Slate’s Farhad Manjoo wrote this week, “Apple is building products at a level of quality that may be unprecedented in the history of mass manufacturing.” But Apple, of course, is...

AIDS Activism: Bad Blood

Following protests in Zhengzhou last month in which some 300 AIDS patients and supporters toppled the gate of a government compound, The Economist explains the roots, challenges and particular sensitivity of AIDS activism in...

AIDS Patients Topple Government Gate

As the AIDS mortality rate in China has dropped, other reports found people with AIDS in China were denied hospital care. The Associated Press reports about 300 patients and their relatives toppled the main gate of a government...

China Declares Emergency as Drought Bites

Reuters reports on a severe drought hitting central and northern China: The drought gripping parts of central and northern China has sent Zhengzhou wheat futures prices up 5 percent this week but physical prices have not moved,...



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