from George Chen:

A turning point for China?

By George Chen
July 28, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Is the train crash tragedy becoming a turning point for China's political and economic development?

from George Chen:

Not just an accident

By George Chen
July 25, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

We’ve talked about whether China's economy will have a soft or hard landing. In fact, what China needs is a pause. Lots of things in China may be moving way too fast. Including our trains.

from FaithWorld:

Vatican excommunicates pro-govt Chinese Catholic bishop, criticizes Beijing

July 17, 2011

(Christmas mass at a Catholic church in Beijing December 24, 2009./David Gray)

A Chinese bishop ordained without papal approval has been excommunicated from the Catholic Church, the Vatican has said, bringing relations between the Vatican and Beijing to a new low. In a statement branding Thursday's ordination illegitimate, the Vatican said Pope Benedict "deplores" the way communist authorities are treating Chinese Catholics who want to remain faithful to Rome instead of to the state-backed Church.

from FaithWorld:

Obama meets Dalai Lama at White House, China sees U.S. interference

July 17, 2011

(The Dalai Lama arrives to deliver A Talk for World Peace on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 9, 2011/Yuri Gripas)

from George Chen:

Is Beijing brewing something?

By George Chen
April 27, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

There are growing signs that something is brewing in relation to China's foreign exchange rate regime.

from FaithWorld:

Chinese police break up planned service by evicted Protestant church

April 10, 2011

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(Uniformed and plainclothes police surround a man at the site of a proposed church gathering at a shopping area in Beijing April 10, 2011/David Gray)

from FaithWorld:

Beijing “house church” faces eviction in tense times in China

By Reuters Staff
April 4, 2011

(Christians attend Sunday service at Shouwang Church in Beijing's Haidian district October 3, 2010. Shouwang is a "house church", a church that is not officially sanctioned by the government and houses smaller congregations. These churches are reported to be getting increasingly popular in the Chinese capital. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic)

(Christians attend Sunday service at Shouwang Church in Beijing in this file photo from October 3, 2010/Petar Kujundzic)

from George Chen:

Chinese bankers, overconfident?

By George Chen
March 11, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Are Chinese bankers overconfident? Or perhaps global investors are too suspicious of China?

from George Chen:

My Shanghai holiday

By George Chen
March 10, 2011

food

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

While Chinese lawmakers gathered in Beijing for the annual parliamentary meeting, I returned to my hometown Shanghai for a holiday.

from Russell Boyce:

Asia – A Week in Pictures February 13, 2011

February 14, 2011

First, congratulations to Pakistan Chief photographer Adrees Latif and Bangladesh based photographer Andrew Biraj for their competition awards this week.  Adrees is the winner of the photojournalism category of the ICP Infinity Awards 2011 for his pictures shoot during the floods in Pakistan last year.  Andrew won third prize in the singles category of daily life in the World Press Photo Awards for his picture of an overcrowded train in Bangladesh.