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Behind China’s Big Slowdown

By Eve Cary  The Diplomat Over the past 6 months, housing prices have been falling, construction projects slowing, and the real estate market has been tapering off, primarily due to central government policies aimed at cooling the radioactive housing market. But it’s not just the real estate sector that’s seeing the effects of these policies – … Continue reading

Fearful Final Hours for Briton in China

By JEREMY PAGE –Wall Street Journal The day before his death in the fog-shrouded Chinese city of Chongqing, Neil Heywood sensed that something was amiss. The British businessman had been summoned on short notice to a meeting in Chongqing in early November with representatives of the family of Bo Xilai, the local Communist Party chief, according … Continue reading

Instagram, Facebook, and China

By Evan Osnos, New Yorker Last November, long before Facebook paid a billion dollars for Instagram—back when most of humanity had yet to hear about the photo-sharing app with a dozen employees—co-founder Kevin Systrom visited Beijing for a conference and had evident interest in China. As TechCrunch reported at the time, and Loretta Chao describes today in the wake of the Facebook deal, Systrom … Continue reading