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Jun 29, 2011 The Fear of a Toxic Rerun

QUOTE: A $230 million refinery being built here in an effort to break China’s global chokehold on rare earth metals is plagued by environmentally hazardous construction and design problems, according to internal memos and current and former engineers on the project. The plant, which would be the world’s biggest refinery for rare earths — metals crucial to the manufacture of a wide range of technologies including smartphones, smart bombs and hybrid cars — has also become the target of protesters who fear that the plant will leak radioactive and toxic materials into the water table.

New York Times
Dec 14, 2010 To Conquer Wind Power, China Writes the Rules

QUOTE: Chinese companies acquire the latest Western technology by various means and then take advantage of government policies to become the world’s dominant, low-cost suppliers. It is a pattern that many economists say could be repeated in other fields, like high-speed trains and nuclear reactors, unless China changes the way it plays the technology development game — or is forced to by its global trading partners.

New York Times
Aug 11, 2009 China’s Incinerators Loom as a Global Hazard

QUOTE: After surpassing the United States as the world’s largest producer of household garbage, China has embarked on a vast program to build incinerators as landfills run out of space. But these incinerators have become a growing source of toxic emissions, from dioxin to mercury, that can damage the body’s nervous system.

New York Times
Jun 25, 2009 Beijing Adds Curbs On Access To Internet

QUOTE: The Chinese Health Ministry on Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on Internet access to medical research papers on sexual subjects....They have also forced Google to disable a function that lets the search engine suggest terms and on Wednesday night even briefly blocked access nationwide to Google’s main search engine and other services like Gmail.

New York Times
Jun 23, 2009 As China Stirs Economy, Some See Protectionism

QUOTE: the Chinese government has quietly started adopting policies aimed at encouraging exports while curbing imports, even though China, as one of the world’s largest exporters, has aggressively criticized protectionism in other countries.

New York Times
Jun 30, 2008 Hoarding Nations Drive Food Costs Ever Higher (The Food Chain)

QUOTE: When it comes to rice, India, Vietnam, China and 11 other countries have limited or banned exports. Fifteen countries, including Pakistan and Bolivia, have capped or halted wheat exports. More than a dozen have limited corn exports. Kazakhstan has restricted exports of sunflower seeds. The restrictions are making it harder for impoverished importing countries to afford the food they need. The export limits are forcing some of the most vulnerable people, those who rely on relief agencies, to go hungry.

New York Times
May 23, 2008 U.S. in Difficult Position Over Japan’s Rice Plan

QUOTE: They say that the Japanese plan risks setting off a trade dispute with the United States — and may barely dent the price of rice. Yet opposing the Japanese plan could put the United States in a delicate diplomatic position. The price of rice, the most important staple food of the world’s poor, has risen faster than any other cereal, nearly tripling this year alone, according to rice traders. The high prices have caused protests in many countries and, according to World Bank officials, pushed 100 million people back into poverty.

New York Times
May 17, 2008 World’s Poor Pay Price as Crop Research Is Cut (The Food Chain)

QUOTE: This is a stark example of the many problems that are coming to light in the world’s agricultural system. Experts say that during the food surpluses of recent decades, governments and development agencies lost focus on the importance of helping poor countries improve their agriculture.

New York Times
Feb 13, 2008 Internet Sex Video Case Stirs Free-Speech Issues in Hong Kong

QUOTE: Some Web users here see the police action as an infringement on individual freedoms. They held a protest Sunday, arguing that, among other things, Hong Kong’s anti-pornography ordinance was too broad and too vague, and that this was a case of unequal treatment.

New York Times
Dec 29, 2007 China Delays Hong Kong Elections

QUOTE: The decision is the latest in a series of setbacks for the democracy aspirations of Hong Kong residents, and another sign that Beijing’s current leaders have scant appetite for experimenting with greater public participation in political decision-making.

New York Times
Dec 08, 2007 Trucks Power China’s Economy, at a Suffocating Cost

QUOTE: Yet cleaning up truck pollution presents complex problems for China’s leaders. For instance, regulators have begun raising emissions standards for new trucks, but have left millions of older ones belching black smoke. Forcing businesses and farmers to buy more expensive vehicles could put a drag on the economy...

New York Times
Aug 12, 2007 In China, a High-Tech Plan to Track People

QUOTE: Security experts describe China’s plans as the world’s largest effort to meld cutting-edge computer technology with police work to track the activities of a population and fight crime. But they say the technology can be used to violate civil right

New York Times
Dec 21, 2006 Outsize Profits, and Questions, in Effort to Cut Warming Gases

QUOTE: Cleaning up this factory will require an incinerator that costs $5 million... Yet the foreign companies will pay roughly $500 million for the incinerator....With so much money flowing to a few particularly lucrative cleanup deals, the danger is that they will distract attention from the broader effort to curb global warming gases, and that the lure of quick profit will encourage short-term fixes at the expense of fundamental, long-run solutions...

New York Times
Nov 07, 2006 China to Pass U.S. in 2009 in Emissions

QUOTE: "as a developing country, China is exempt from the Kyoto Protocol’s requirements for reductions in emissions of global warming gases....the unexpected speed with which China is emerging as the biggest contributor to global warming. Still, China has resisted limits on its own emissions and those of other developing countries."

New York Times
Sep 02, 2006 Your Money: For Workers Sent Abroad, a Tax Jolt

QUOTE: Congress sharply raised the percentage tax rates this year on Americans working overseas who have salaries plus taxable benefits totaling $93,000 a year or more...“This is essentially a tax on families,” Mr. Sutherland said. “There are a lot of people this is going to slam really hard.”

New York Times
Aug 25, 2006 Beating of Lawyer Threatens Hong Kong’s Allure

QUOTE: The threat could heighten concern not only about Mr. Ho, but also about the potential damage to Hong Kong’s reputation for the fair settlement of disputes in court — something that has helped make it one of the world’s great financial centers.

New York Times
Aug 06, 2006 Hong Kong Surveillance Law Passes

QUOTE: lawmakers approved legislation here today giving broad authority to the police to conduct covert surveillance, including wiretapping phones, bugging homes and offices and monitoring e-mail.

New York Times
Jun 11, 2006 The Energy Challenge: Pollution From Chinese Coal Casts a Global Shadow

QUOTE: One of China's lesser-known exports is a dangerous brew of soot, toxic chemicals and climate-changing gases from the smokestacks of coal-burning power plants.

New York Times
Dec 18, 2005 Nations Reach Agreement at World Trade Conference

QUOTE: Trade ministers representing most of the world's governments reached a deal....sets a deadline for the global elimination of agricultural export subsidies, realizing a goal that United States negotiators have been pursuing for two decades. The agreement, to be known as the Hong Kong Declaration, also requires industrialized nations to eliminate almost all tariffs and quotas on the exports of the world's poorest nations, a goal of the United Nations...

New York Times
Aug 13, 2005 A Chinese Banker Is Convicted, and a Message Is Sent

QUOTE: One of China's best-known bankers was convicted of embezzlement Friday and given a death sentence, which was suspended, state news media reported, the latest chapter in a series of banking scandals in China.

New York Times

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