Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dark clouds loom over solar industry

Overcapacity, shrinking external markets dampen profit outlook for Chinese companies They have often been hailed as some of China’s biggest successes in recent times and champions for their efforts in reducing carbon emissions, creating jobs, lowering technology costs and entry barriers. But the sun no longer seems to be shining brightly for the more than […]

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Smile for the camera, pickpocket

Taking on the undercover role of a policewoman in plainclothes SHANGHAI – Wang Liping secretly turned on her iPad’s camera and brought the personstanding in front of her into focus – a pregnant woman who was stretching a hand into apassenger’s pocket. “Watch out! Did you lose anything?” yelled Wang to the passenger as she […]

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Lin’s trademark bounce set to net top score

Entrepreneur’s foresight of player’s fame and fortune offers great sporting chance BEIJING – Speculative entrepreneurs in China are set to score slam-dunk style on the back of basketball player Jeremy Lin’s meteoric rise to stardom. The name of National Basketball Association’s Chinese-American overnight sensation, who is now said by Forbes magazine to be worth around […]

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Expats get wide range of services at new Pudong center

SHANGHAI – A service center catering for foreign residents has officially opened in the city’s Pudong New Area following a two-month trial period. The Foreign Affairs Service Station, set up by Pudong district police and Lianyang community at No 3 Building, 2797 Yaogao Middle Road, provides temporary residence permits and guidance on daily life and […]

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Sudden NBA stardom signals big haul for Lin

BEIJING – Jeremy Lin, who has rocketed to stardom in the NBA, has become a hot ticket in the sports business sector, especially in China.  The New York Knicks’ new point guard went from obscurity to celebrity through seven straight wins in two weeks starting on Feb 5.  Two weeks ago, Lin was a walk-on […]

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Riding the roller coaster to success

Maryland company designing, building signature attraction for indoor theme park near Beijing  American roller coaster designer and manufacturer Premier Rides will soon build the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster at the Berjaya Great Mall of China, a short ride away from downtown Beijing.  The Maryland-based Premier Rides has been commissioned by the Great Mall of […]

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