Lost...Mathias hat geschrieben:China seeks lost radioactive ball
& found (naja, denken sie):
Chinese 'find' radioactive ball
"Officials told the BBC that they had detected what may be the missing Caesium-137, adding that it may have been melted down."
Dark days for China's whistleblowers
Asia Times. Der Kampf gegen die (Bekämpfer der) Korruption.
"Fear of retribution is a major concern for whistleblowers. "Nine of the top 10 anti-graft fighters in the past three decades have faced retaliation," [...]there are plenty of cases of informants being killed, jailed or attacked after tipping off the authorities. "
China targets an academic culture of cut-and-paste
Christian Science Monitor. Fällt in die gleiche Sparte wie obiger Artikel, vermutlich sind die Maßnahmen auch ähnlich effektiv.
"Experts are not holding their breath, though. In a culture where knockoffs are normal, from sportswear to DVDs, it will not be easy to expunge deep-rooted academic habits, they warn.
University leaders "simply ignore the accusation or try to cover it up ... to protect the fame and gain of the university," Mr. Fang said in an e-mail. "
US, China and the war in Sri Lanka
World Socialist Website.
"Like the US, China's manoeuvring in the UN is guided by self-interest. Beijing conveniently forgot about its principle of "non-interference in internal affairs" when it came to the US interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the case of Sri Lanka, it has used the argument to curry favour in Colombo by blocking a UN debate and to defend its unconditional support for the government and its criminal war."
Australia Toughens Up Toward China
"Foreign Minister Steve Smith also Friday declared Chinalco would be treated as a government-controlled entity as Canberra considers its Rio bid.
That's important -- item one in the principles guiding Australia's consideration of foreign investment is how independent the investing company is from a foreign government. State-owned Chinalco is run by a man who's being promoted to the Chinese government and financed by a state-owned quasi-policy bank"
As Chinese Investment in Africa Drops, Hope Sinks
NYT. China, Afrika & eine bessere Welt.
"African governments are now realizing that these deals are in essence loans against future revenue, and falling prices could leave them saddled with giant piles of debt."
Ghosts of a Faded Gilded Age Haunt a 19th-Century Chinese Banking Hub
NYT. Pingyaos Reichtum & Armut.
Bronze at British Museum may be loot
The Art Newspaper.
"In China, major antiquities from illicit sources are sometimes bought by the authorities for museums, to prevent them being smuggled abroad. However, there are concerns that this encourages illicit digging."