The Editors suggest checking out the following links:
Gizmodo: Windbelt Wind Power Machine Tosses Out The Turbine – Useful for Northern China’s windswept planes?
What Will China Look Like in 2035? – BusinessWeek lays out China’s own predictions of its economy in three decades’ time.
Portfolio.com: A China Bear? – “Chinese officials confirmed today that the Citic Group, a state-run bank, is interested in taking a stake in Bear Stearns. “
FinanceAsia: Alibaba.com’s IPO attracts strong initial interest – “analysts at one of the syndicate banks say in a report that Alibaba reminds them of Chinese online ticket agency Ctrip and Baidu “which took proven business models and out-executed the competition.'”
China Dialogue: The limits of free-market logic – “reinforces a system in which, ironically, the main entities recognized as being capable of making ’emissions reductions’ are the corporations most committed to a fossil-fuel burning future”
Mint – India’s newest business paper, launched by a former top Wall Street Journal editor
Time: Where Are Burma’s Monks? – “While the paper said that only 118 monks and laymen were still in custody, Rangoon’s pagodas remain empty and quiet”
Time: China’s Aircraft Industry Gets Off the Ground – “Dubbed the Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century â�� the ARJ21 â�� the aircraft is the fruit of China’s first solo commercial aircraft project in nearly 40 years, … one of the world’s most sophisticated when it takes off in March 2008
Straits Times: Hubei party boss tipped to head Shanghai – Yu, 62, now party boss of Hubei province, is the front runner to replace Xi Jinping, 54, as Shanghai Party Secretary, said three independent sources … ‘Yu is open-minded and very competent… a rarity among provincial leaders,’ – Reuters
Straits Times: Taipei losing military edge over Beijing, say analysts – “If a crisis occurs again, China would pursue a far more modest goal – a ‘punishing bombardment’ of Taiwan rather than a full-scale amphibious invasion, wrote Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor), a US-based commercial intelligence firm.”
AsiaMedia: Full Transcript: Tom Plate and Jeffrey Cole interview Lee Kuan Yew – Lee Kuan Yew on China and the US, regional economics and politics, press freedom, the internet and the media and all sorts of good stuff. Interviewed by columnist Tom Plate.
Caijing English – China’s best financial magazine seems to have beefed up their English-language section. More material and more current news.
George Chen: The future of journalism in China – A Chinese Reuters journalist thinks the prospects for indigenous journalism here are limited