The Editors suggest checking out the following links:
Economist.com: Clean tech in China – In the 1960s, after all, Japan was also a fast-growing, polluted country; yet today Japanese firms are the leading manufacturers of hybrid cars and solar panels.
Books Direct – An online bookstore serving China
Shanghai Daily: China’s 162m netizens boost new media growth
IHT: How a Chinese reformer gave in to graft – “during Zheng’s tenure, the drug agency approved more than 150,000 applications for new drugs or medical devices, an approval rate that dwarfs that of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which approves about 140 drugs each year.”
Lessons from Zheng Xiaoyu: “Don’t be an official in an important position” – Danwei has a translation of what is rumored to be the final writings of former State Food and Drug Administration head Zheng Xiaoyu before his execution last week: “That I will die today is mainly because there is too much responsibility in my position.”
Asia Times Online: Malaysia hedges its China exposure – “China would not like to see a greater security role for the US, Japan or India in the Malacca Strait, and it quietly applauded Malaysia’s stance. Malaysia may also play a role in helping China mitigate its “Malacca dilemma””
WSJ.com: China’s Lenovo to Base Its Global Ad Hub in India – “Some of Lenovo’s most successful ads in the Indian market tell stories without using any words.”
Yahoo! News: Rats back on the menu in southern China – Eating rats. Hm. Nice
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