We suggest checking out the following links:
RConversation: Is Web2.0 a wash for free speech in China? – Interesting post on the internet and free speech in China, drawing on the experiences of who have fallen foul of the censors/authorities
Straits Times: How EU can cut deficit – Europe should lift an arms embargo so that Beijing will buy European weapons and thus reduce the EU’s trade deficit, says the Singapore paper
FT: Beijing raises $6bn in record rail bond issue – Bond issue will help China build 19,800 kilometers of new railways lines, modernize 15,000km of existing railway lines, boost passenger train speed and increase freight train loads
Straits Times: China puts brake on vicious cycle of bike thefts – Beijing cops are registering names, ID and phone numbers to crack down of bike thefts before… you guessed it.. the Olympics!
VentureBeat: Russian media company buys online community LiveJournal – Russian firm with links to the government buys blog provider; users and activists decry threat to freedom of speech – sounds just like China, too!`
VentureBeat: U.S. venture capital goes to eastern Europe, Russia – Tech VCs going to Russia in search of the next big thing.. kinda like the VCs coming to China, eh?
Chemistry World: China greens rules for foreign investment – Detailed look at the new guidelines for FDI in China, which now include an environmental component
AllthingsD: Facebook Nabs $60 Million Investment from Li Ka-shing – Kara Swisher gets the scoop on Li’s Facebook buy-in
VentureBeat: Facebook gets $60M from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing – The rumor is confirmed – is this the beginning of Facebook China?
VentureBeat: Dick Kramlich, the man with VC in his blood, moves to China – A thumbnail sketch of Kramlich
Cleantech.com: Moser Baer to build $25M solar farm in India – 1-5MW solar PV farm in Rajasthan, western India – with its underdeveloped infrastructure, India could be the perfect leapfrog opportunity for solar
Cleantech.com: Sharp to boost thin-film solar capacity to 160MW – Sharp, the world’s largest PV cell maker, plans to increase its thin-film capacity by 100% next year.