The crazy garlic

| December 7th, 2009

International Herald Leader reporter Liu Ke and Pan Linqing reporting from Beijing and Jinan: A highway across Jining Jinxiang county, Jinxiang town in Shandong Province, dense piles of garlic can be seen everywhere on both sides of the road. A few kilometers away, South Dianzi Street is the largest Garlic market in China. People and cars are going in and out of the market; trucks loaded with garlic speeds by. People on the trucks seem to be in a […]Read more…

“Made in China” ad campaign, and its “secrets”

| December 2nd, 2009

“Made in China, it is everywhere”, recently the Commerce Department produced an advertisement of a international image promoting “Made in China” brand and started to air on CNN Asia. This ad is deliberately made to rebuild and strengthen the “Made in China” reputation in the global market.

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Taobao Crack Down on “Rating Fraud”, Anti-Taobao Alliance Strikes Back

| August 1st, 2009

[NetEase] Since July 24th, Taobao (ebay like online retail marketplace) started operation: “honesty self-inspection” and closed down over 12,000 stores suspected of serious “hype fraud” (hype up the product by give fake ratings and reviews). Many Taobao sellers questioned the reliability of the operation. Some sellers said that this action might have wrongfully closed down many honest sellers. Taobao said they will not wrongly accuse any honest sellers. This triggered already formed “Anti-Taobo Alliance” organizing varies attacks against Taobao.

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London’s Iconic Cabs Hit China

| June 24th, 2009

From Reuters: New York city has yellow cabs, London has black cabs and soon China will also have black cabs. In a joint venture with a Chinese company, London’s black cabs will soon be out on Chinese streets.

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China Orders Google to Suspend Foreign Internet Searches

| June 19th, 2009

From Financial Network, Beijing, Intern reporter: 王奇华 China internet department on June 18 announced to impose penalty to “Google China” website ( to suspend foreign internet searches, also the feature that automatically suggests different search keywords once start typing in search textbox. Google is being punished for linking to pornographic content. Chinese government ordered its rectification to immediately cleaning up pornographic and vulgar content.

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How Many Foreigners are in Shanghai “Gold Rush”

| June 17th, 2009

From: June 2nd, 2009 “Oriental Outlook Magazine” Journalist Wenming DAI (戴闻名), Special Contributor Dan QIU (邱丹) | Reports in Shanghai

—Exclusive Interview with the director of Shanghai Municipal Foreign Employment Center, Mr. Hande SUN (孙汉德)

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“Swimming Style” Survival

| June 9th, 2009

From Oriental Outlook: reporter: Dai Wenming (戴闻名)

Oxford University graduate Jerome Vaughan (方哲伦) came to Shanghai in 2002, in his mind was only “the Bund (外滩) skyline” which was just started to appear in the western newspapers at the time.

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Xu Xiaonian: Shanghai Forever Cannot Catch Up with Hong Kong

| May 10th, 2009

From NetEast:

Editor’s note: The Boao Asia forum 2009 annual meetings are held on April 17th- 19th in Boao, Hainan, this annual meeting subject is “the economic crisis and Asia: The challenge and the forecast”, the following is the factual record of the Central Europe International Industry and Commerce Institute Professor Xu Xiaonian’s answers to the reporter’s questions.

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China Does Not Need iPhone

| March 30th, 2009

From NetEast

Recently, China Unicom CEO Chang Xiaobing (常小兵) while attending IT leaders’ summit in Shenzhen said the rumor of China Unicom is currently about to reach an agreement on a deal with Apple is not accurate. China Unicom is still negotiating with Apple on the deal however the negotiation could succeed or fail.

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U.S. January automobile sales declined to lowest point in 27 years, lower than China for the first time

| February 5th, 2009

From NetEast, similar article from USA Today U.S. 2009 January automobile sales were lowered by 37.1%, it is the lowest ever in 27 years, sales for the first time is lower than China.

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