Category archives for China

A watershed moment for China: Islam or Christianity?

By Zia H Shah MD Like it or not, but Islam and Christianity have been two missionary religions, which have been struggling to win the hearts and minds of humanity for centuries and they are not going to change their character, just because some agnostics or atheists do not like it.  As a Muslim, belonging […]

GE takes partnership route for long-term gains in China

Technology and commercial partnerships between US businesses and Chinese enterprises can benefit both nations, said Mark Hutchinson, president and chief executive officer of General Electric Co (GE) China. According to Hutchinson, such partnerships will help create jobs, spur innovation and expand markets for both nations. GE, the world’s biggest maker of power generation equipment and […]

Bill Gates envisions nuclear future for China

Source / Courtesy: China Daily BEIJING / WASHINGTON – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates confirmed on Wednesday that a company he helped found is cooperating on the development of a new type of nuclear reactor in China. “TerraPower is working on what we call Generation-4 nuclear energy. And the idea is to be very low-cost, very […]

Some insights in Money Supply: Fiscal tools needed to compensate for tightening: Expert

Source / Courtesy: China Daily BEIJING – China will keep its “prudent” policies in 2012, but it should adopt more fiscal tools to compensate for the slowing money-supply growth and weakening economy, a central bank adviser said on Wednesday. “Fine-tuning the monetary policies doesn’t change the overall stringent climate … and money supply will grow at […]

China tops the list of overseas students in US

Source / Courtesy: China Daily There are more Chinese college students studying in the US than from any other country for the 2010-2011 academic year. China also remains one of the hottest destinations for American students studying abroad, ranking No 1 among Asian countries. The Institute of International Education and the US Department of State’s […]

$3m bid wins 1st island sale in China

Source / Courtesy: China Daily NINGBO, Zhejiang – Da-yangyu, the first island ever to be put up for auction in China, sold for 20 million yuan ($3.15 million) on Friday. Ningbo Gaobao Investment, which deals in real estate and tourism development, won a three-way bidding war for the right to use the land for 50 years and […]

Picture of the Day: Shenzhou VIII spacecraft assembled for launch

Source / Courtesy: China Daily The Shenzhou VIII spacecraft is assembled with the Long-March II-F rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China’s Gansu province on Oct 23, 2011. The unmanned Shenzhou VIII, part of China’s first spacecraft rendezvous and docking mission, was reported to be launched in early November.[Photo/CFP]  

MIT to host first forum on business in China

By Zhao Yanrong (China Daily) BOSTON – A Chinese student organization recently announced it will launch the first forum to focus on entrepreneurship in China at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology next month. The forum aims to provide a platform for Chinese students in the United States and venture capitalists from China to hash out business […]

'China offers vital alternative to West'

Source / Courtesy: China Daily US filmmaker: Beijing can help ensure ‘global pluralism’ NEW YORK – “China is not perfect”, but it is an alternative to a world dominated by the West, said US filmmaker Andre Vltchek. Vltchek, who is also a novelist and political analyst, has been discovering places that are rarely covered by the […]

Solar power pioneer Huang Ming wins 'alternative Nobel'

Source / Credit: BBC Chinese solar power pioneer Huang Ming is one of four winners of the 2011 Right Livelihood Awards, sometimes also called the alternative Nobel prize.   Mr Huang was honoured for developing “cutting-edge technologies for harnessing solar energy”. Also honoured were Chadian human rights activist Jacqueline Moudeina, Spain-based farmers’ advocacy group Grain […]

Confucius alive!

China’s ancient sage is helping the country propagate its language and culture abroad. An institute named after Confucius is sowing the seeds of better understanding and better communication with the world, throughout the world. Mike Peters and Zhang Chunyan take a closer look at the Confucius Institute abroad.  Source / Courtesy: China Daily  Close your […]

'Western or Eastern dominance? Would it matter?' Ian Morris, a Stanford historian

Source / Courtesy: China Daily He also thinks the big theme of his book, Western or Eastern dominance, will eventually also seem like a trivial issue since advances, particularly, in technology, will move the debate on. “I think worrying about the relative strength of the East or the West will seem as peculiar by 2100 […]

Zheng He: A Chinese Muslim Admiral!

Source / Courtesy: Wikipedia Zheng He (1371–1433, 鄭和 / 郑和; pinyin: Zhèng Hé), also known as Ma Sanbao (馬三寶 / 马三宝) and Hajji Mahmud Shamsuddin (Persian: حاجی محمود شمس) was a Hui-Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who commanded voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa, collectively referred to as the Voyages […]