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An Empty Chinese City in Inner Mongolia

Shortly after my friend Dfzh had posted his article about the property market boom in China, I found a YouTube clip of an Al Jazeera report titled “China’s Empty City”.  The situation at Ordos in Inner Mongolia sounds eeriely similar … Continue reading

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Empty Buildings: China’s GDP-driven Real Estate Boom

A while ago, my friend Dfzh posted an article on Facebook.  It initiated a round of discussions among a few friends, with a focus on the recent property boom in China. Some Chinese economists who argue for the merits of … Continue reading

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Kazakh National Hospitalised in Urumqi Riot

Tonight traffic at this blog has gone way above average with a significant number of clicks going to one of our old posts about Kazahstan. I am not too sure whether this is in relation to a news report from … Continue reading

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Blogger Arrested in Beijing for Writing About Urumqi Riot

AFP reports that China has arrested a university professor in Beijing for writing about the Xinjiang riots on his website.  The AFP report quotes from Reporters Without Borders, which alerts that Professor Ilham Tohti, an economist at Minzu University of … Continue reading

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A Day of Selective Media Censorship in Xinjiang

It was the next day after the outbreak of ethnic conflicts in Xinjiang when foreign journalists received a surprise invitation from the State Council Information Office to go on an official trip to Urumqi, the venue where the mass incidents … Continue reading

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Who Runs Bartertown in China?

Here’s some interesting security related China news: Foreign personal security risk firms will be allowed in China next year.  China is expected to open up its risk management industry next year following an anticipated rubber stamping at the Spring 2009 … Continue reading

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