Monthly Archives: December 2010

The world news of 2010

As 2010 draws to an end, the international news editors of China Daily, after searching their minds and thumbing through old newspapers, came up with 10 top world stories that had made us sad, angry or cheerful. In drafting a short list for such an eventful year, we had to drop many stories, which are […]

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It’s jingle tills at Beijing’s hotels

BEIJING – Christmas trees decorated with stars and presents, seasonal songs and fancy dinners on Christmas Eve are not considered enough to attract local customers to Chinese hotels. This year, performances will include comedians and celebrity magicians in a move that is heating up the already fierce competition in the sector during the Western festive […]

Posted in Business |

Time to lift Sino-US trade to new level

Today, the United States needs Chinese capital, while China needs US technology and know-how. Taking the US-Chinese trade to a new level is in the interest of both nations. Since the early 2000s, the US trade deficit with China has caused increasing debates in the US. Last year, American exports to China reached $70 billion, […]

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More policies to curb inflation

BEIJING – China vowed on Sunday to increase efforts to combat inflation while maintaining “stable and relatively fast” economic growth, as consumer inflation hit a 28-month high of 5.1 percent in November. “The priority is to actively and properly handle the relations between maintaining steady and relatively fast economic growth, economic restructuring and managing inflation […]

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Debate: Stray dogs

Let conscience guide our actionsI was shocked to hear that authorities in Shanghai have decided stray dogs will be “dealt with” after keeping them in rehabilitation centers for just 30 days. It is hard to believe that a civilized society can treat life with such coldness and lack of concern. All lives deserve respect, even […]

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The man who was Mao’s hero

The Bruce Lee legend never fades but it might surprise some to learn that among his legion of fans was Chairman Mao, who called him a hero. Chairman Mao Zedong (1893-1976) and Bruce Lee the martial arts legend (1940-1973) both declared – in their unique ways – that the Chinese people had “stood up”. Mao […]

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