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  1. From China Television and ApiNews (a news website for and about bees):  CHINA- POLICE DISCOVERED HONEY MADE WITHOUT BEES Key points from the report: The China Central Television report, however, wasn’t as timely as it claimed. It reported on raids on four production sites which started on April 2 in Chongqing, in which five suspects were […]
  2. Re-posted from Wolf Richter’s Testosterone Pit Next Shoe To Drop: Shoddy Solar Panels From China From the article: Executives at companies that inspect Chinese factories on behalf of developers and financiers said that over the last 18 months they have found that even the most reputable companies are substituting cheaper, untested materials. Other brand-name manufacturers, they […]
  3. Have been away from this blog for awhile but that doesn’t mean that the problems in China have gone away. What strikes me that in my morning read so many different reports about so many problems in so many different areas indicate a system that is under strain. When and how it breaks is unclear […]
  4. Business news media portal Business Insider is out with a posting about the water pollution conditions in China. The pictures are more horrific than the smog tainted air if for no other reason that the particulate matter is so much larger. Really kind of sad. The US had issues 40 years ago with Lake Erie […]
  5. Wired Magazine is out with a report of poor quality concrete potentially many major buildings at risk of collapse. Construction on the Ping’an Financial Center, slated to tower over Shenzhen when completed in 2015, has been delayed after concrete used in its construction was found to contain corrosion-causing sea sand. Photo: Sean_Marshall/Flickr Inspections by state […]
  6. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video from Bloomberg news is worth a million. Think what this level of pollution means to this many people day in and day out. Its not just the environmental degradation but the future health problems for the population.
  7. Multiple accounts this week alone on cyber attacks coming from China. For anyone to assume these are not state sponsored is in denial. See Business Insider’s China Has Found A Brutally Simple Way To Steal Corporate Secrets and BusinessWeek magazine’s cover  and a Portrait of a Chinese Hacker
  8. Been away from the blog but there are several reports out about both climate change affecting China and pollution problems. And today CNN’s local producer is out with a stunning image via Twitter On the right is what the Beijing looks like on a clear day. The picture on the left is what it looks […]
  9. The news aggregator site Business Insider is out with an article comparing major China city pollution with US cities. The pollution measurement for the worst US major municipal area is a fraction of the better areas in China. Pollution in major population areas of China is so bad that US foreign missions (embassies and consulates) […]
  10. The BBC News is out with a story where a US Congressional panel identifies two Chinese telecom and technology companies. The lead quote: Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE pose a security threat to the US, a congressional panel has warned after an investigation into the two companies. … “China has the means, opportunity and […]

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