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2 scholars, stated to be banned, had no China travel prepared

By ROD McGUIRKCANBERRA, Australia (AP)– Two Australian scholars apparently banned from China stated Thursday they had no intent of traveling there for fear for their individual safety.The ChineseCommunist Party’s English-language paper Global Times cited unidentified sources in reporting the two had been prohibited from getting in China however did not discuss why. The report noted,…

China’s new richest person is a bottled water tycoon

Image copyright Getty ImagesThe richest person is China is a bottled water tycoon, knocking Alibaba founder Jack Ma from his mantle.Zhong Shanshan founded Nongfu Spring in 1996 in the Zhejiang province on China’s Eastern coast.The Bloomberg Billionaires Index now puts Mr Shanshan in top spot with wealth of $58.7bn (£46.2bn).The recent stock market listing of…

China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

AdContinue checking out the main storyViewpoint It stopped working to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s opting for persuaded labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles. By Adrian ZenzMr. Zenz is an expert on China’s ethnic policies.Sept.24, 2020 The Chinese government is requiring Tibetans to give up rounding up and farming to end up…

Why China’s recovery is not what it seems

© EPAThis is a guest post by Michael Pettis, a finance professor at Peking University and a senior fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center. His new book ‘Trade Wars are Class Wars’ was co-authored with former FT Alphavillain Matt Klein and is available at all good book stores.On Tuesday, China’s National Bureau of Statistics released August…