We suggest checking out the following links:
Esquire: Digging a Hole All the Way to America – “So if China is now the world capital of rapacious, bloodthirsty capitalism, then that must make Shenzhen, a city of eleven million that didn’t exist twenty years ago, the most bloodthirsty city on earth. But not without its charms.” – longform from Esq.
The New Yorker: Profits of Doom – Surowiecki cuts through the miasma of subprime panic: “saying that the economy is headed off a cliff could end up sending it there.”
The Standard: We’re going free – “The Standard, will switch to free circulation next Monday – a move industry observers expect to change the landscape of the Hong Kong media market.”
AFP: China arrests activist who hit out at Olympics: rights group – “Yang’s arrest was linked to an open letter entitled “We Want Human Rights, Not The Olympics,” which was signed by more than 10,000 people, including many Heilongjiang farmers.”
AFP via Straits Times: MSNs China partner wants out of joint venture – “Shanghai Alliance Investment, which is reportedly run by Mr Jiang Mianheng, a son of former President Jiang Zemin, wanted to end the partnership because the venture’s business model has ‘always been unclear’.”
Straits Times: KL on highest alert for China food and drugs – “Chinese food and pharmaceutical products were put on the highest alert by Malaysian authorities after they found some of them containing harmful elements and flouting specifications.”