January 2010

Is China an Enron? (Part 2)

  • Wed, 01/20/2010 - 11:00

Last week, I wrote a column suggesting that while some overheated Chinese markets, like real estate, may offer shorting opportunities, I’d be wary of the argument that China’s economy today is just one big short-inviting bubble, à la Dubai. Your honor, I’d like to now revise and amend my remarks.

China blocks Web, text, phone ties to riot-torn region for 6 months

  • Wed, 01/20/2010 - 11:00

China's Xinjiang region and its 20 million people have been without links to the outside world since the government blocked virtually all Internet, texting and international phone contact after ethnic riots in July.

China Cracks Down On Texting

  • Wed, 01/20/2010 - 11:00

Send an improper message, and it might be your last.

Sci-fi epic 'Avatar' tops China's movie hit list

  • Wed, 01/20/2010 - 03:00

Records are broken thick and fast these days in China’s booming cinema landscape. US director James Cameron though has restored his position at the top of the biggest movie league tables after his sci-fi epic Avatar took nearly 550 million yuan (€56 million) in its first two weeks.

Uyghur Killing 'Not Isolated'

  • Tue, 01/19/2010 - 11:00

The murder of a waiter from the troubled region of Xinjiang is part of a growing trend of attacks, exiles say.

Book Review: A Voice for Freedom

  • Tue, 01/19/2010 - 11:00

When rioting broke out between ethnic Han Chinese and Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim people, in far western China last July, the longtime regional Communist Party head, Wang Lequan, accused Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled Uighur leader, of instigating them from abroad.

What Internet? China region cut off 6 months now

  • Tue, 01/19/2010 - 11:00

They arrive at this gritty desert crossroads weary from a 13-hour train ride but determined. The promised land lies just across the railway station plaza: a large, white sign that says "Easy Connection Internet Cafe."

Germany urges China to respect for minority rights

  • Sun, 01/17/2010 - 11:00

German FM urged China to show more respect for human rights but said differences of opinion on this issue should not hinder trade ties.

Playing the wall game in China

  • Sun, 01/17/2010 - 11:00

Google's experiences in China show that even the most powerful western companies have to accept its rules

Chinese Uighurs get right to text again

  • Sun, 01/17/2010 - 11:00

The government of China's restive frontier region of Xinjiang has restored text messaging services, more than six months after bloody riots in its ethnically divided capital, Urumqi.