Tagged: Xinhua News

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Coca-Cola to invest $4b in China in 3 years 0

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Coca-Cola to invest $4b in China in 3 years

Coca-Cola, the worlds top soft drink producer, will pour in another $4 billion in China from 2012 to 2014, announced its chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent in Shanghai recently […]

China, Technology & the Environment: emission target costs money, triggers lifestyle changes 1

China, Technology & the Environment: emission target costs money, triggers lifestyle changes

China’s announced target to cut carbon intensity would cost the country 30 billion U.S. dollars each year during the next decade, a report carried by China Daily said […]

Living in China: 2.54 billion journeys will be made during Spring Festival 1

Living in China: 2.54 billion journeys will be made during Spring Festival

China began its annual mass passenger transportation for the traditional Lunar New Year, with an expected 2.54 billion journeys in the coming 40 days […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: extending old-for-new car, appliance selling spree 0

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: extending old-for-new car, appliance selling spree

China is going to expand schemes that give domestic consumers a discount if they trade in old cars and household appliances for new ones, said Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Jiang Zengwei […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: consumption stimulus to extend into 2010 1

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: consumption stimulus to extend into 2010

Stimulus policies spurring Chinese domestic consumption will be maintained in 2010, while high sales growth of home appliances and automobiles due to the stimulus packages will not affect consumption, analysts predict […]

Living in China: Chinglish to get the axe in Shanghai for World Expo 1

Living in China: Chinglish to get the axe in Shanghai for World Expo

Shanghai is looking to get rid of poorly translated English signs as it readies to welcome 4 million foreign visitors to next year’s World Expo.

Education in China: Autodesk to support China’s engineering education with software, training 0

Education in China: Autodesk to support China’s engineering education with software, training

Autodesk, a world leader in 2D and 3D design software, is to donate its latest software worth 50 million U.S. dollars to 50 Chinese universities and secondary vocational schools, said a memorandum signed here recently […]

China, Technology & the Environment: Emissions cut target “may hurt developing countries’ development” 1

China, Technology & the Environment: Emissions cut target “may hurt developing countries’ development”

The emissions cut target proposed by developed countries is “unfair” to developing countries, a Chinese expert said recently: Pan Jiahua, executive director of the research centre for sustainable development of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made the statement in an interview with Xinhua at the Global Economic Symposium (GES 2009) held in Ploen Castle, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany […]

Living in China: urban population exceeds 600 milion with rural income’s yawning gap 0

Living in China: urban population exceeds 600 milion with rural income’s yawning gap

China’s urban population surged to 607 million with an urbanization rate of 45.7 percent at the end of 2008, a social researcher revealed recently […]

Internet in China: Timeline of the Pre-Installed Internet Filter required for All New Computers 0

Internet in China: Timeline of the Pre-Installed Internet Filter required for All New Computers

China announced recently it would have all new computers in China pre-installed with a filter software, in a bid to “protect minors” from “unhealthy information” from the Internet. All computers produced or sold in China after July 1 would be installed with such software, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MITT). Check a round up of news about the Green Dam internet filter (and how conflicting the information is, depending if the source is Chinese or from abroad):