The Editors suggest checking out the following links:
Shanghai Scrap: Contaminated Exports â�¦ From Where? – Freelance journalist Adam Minter, who is on Shanghai’s scrap beat, gets ready to dig up the dirt on the massive global e-waste trade. His preliminary notes here.
Seed: Exporting Pollution – “We send it to Europe; they send it to Asia. But what happens when China starts sending more our way?”
Shanghai Daily: 30 Chinese firms make Global 500 list – Fortune’s 2007 Global 500 list includes 22 mainland companies (Sinopec #17), two from Hong Kong (Jardine Matheson) and six from Taiwan (Hon Hai).
positivesolutions: Curious praise and the circular flow of information – An illuminating look at the media’s practice of quoting and re-quoting China information
WSJ: China Closes Newsletter – Popular NGO newsletter China Development Brief has been asked to close by the government
IHT: China’s gift of building to East Timor typifies charm offensive in Asia – Another Chinese soft power story – this time building buildings in Timor-Leste (to which the article strangely refers by both its former and present name). The author seems to feel the term “soft power” is an epithet for China’s projects overseas.