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Women pick through wires torn out of computers in Guiyu, China, Dec. 10, 2001. With no organized system of electronics recycling as Japan and some European countries have, much of the nation's e-waste ends up being passed along a difficult-to-track chain of resellers and parts brokers who sometimes purport to safely recycle but actually just ship the material overseas, said Ted Smith, head of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, which also prepared the new report. (AP Photo/Basel Action Network, Jim Puckett)
Women pick through wires torn out of computers in Guiyu, China, Dec. 10, 2001. (AP Photo/Basel Action Network, Jim Puckett)

Resources: Basil Action Network . E-waste Finds Its Way to the Poor Chinese Countryside . Garbage In, Garbage Out . Unintended... . BBC: Recycling Poison

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April 30, 2002
China's Vice President Hu Jintao, center, waves from the bell podium at the New York Stock Exchange Monday, April 29, 2002, in New York before ringing the opening bell. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) China's Vice President Hu Jintao, center, waves from the bell podium at the New York Stock Exchange Monday, April 29, 2002, in New York before ringing the opening bell. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Hawaii greets Chinese leader -Honolulu Star
Country confronts grim job situation -Xing Zhigang
Row over China reporter sacking -Andrew Demaria
Wen offers to quit after criticism -Yomiuri Shimbun
China Weighs Passport Reform -Beijing Youth Daily
Take a new look at a changing China -Elizabeth Economy
China's Deficit Is the Least of its Financial Worries -Mark Clifford
April 26, 2002
Untitled Photo -AFP (Zhao Ziyang, Wen Jiabao & Students)The Sacrifice That Made a Leader
Going to the square that night was ZHAO ZIYANG's defining act, says Wu Guoguang, and cost him his freedom
China's Hu says he is not a mystery man -CNN
China's Party Bosses Thwart Local Leaders -Erik Eckholm
Chinese surgery opens up to cameras -Duncan Hewitt link
Tour to Bid a Farewell to Three Gorges -Rousseau Chen
Chinese Hackers Target US? -Techtv
China hatches space chickens -BBC
Buried Deep Down On the Farm -David Murphy
Know Who to Love, Who to Hate -People's Daily
Oil Protest Shows Spread of Unrest in China -Philip P.Pan
China's Work on Weather Modification Legalized -Xinhuanet
Scientists Find Oldest Placental Mammal Fossil -People's Daily link
Chinese Mainland Ready to Provide Freshwater to Taiwan -Xinhuanet
Making a Movie in China the Hard Way: Legally -Elisabeth Rosenthal
Chinese Farmers' Quarterly Incomes Rises by 7.2 Percent -China Daily
Bank Becomes First to Reveal Its Non-performing Loans Ratio -China Daily
April 24, 2002
An Age-Old Quest Could Be at an End: Chinese Hail Viagra
In China, the drug has been greeted as the holy grail of a 2,000-year-old quest for
substances to give all men greater sexual prowess. -Elisabeth Rosenthal

Concerns over China's teeth -BBC
New project tests urbanization -Gao Anming
Silicosis victims win compensation appeal case -Liu Li
Ethnic Media Muy Popular in California -Pui-Wing Tam
Anti-Impotence Cream to Take on Viagra -Brian Walker link
Nation to build first settlement oasis in world's 4th biggest desert -Xinhua
China's Microchip Juggernaut Slowed by Road Bumps -Chan E. & Munroe T.

April 22. 2002
China Produces 70.2 Percent of World's Aquaculture
Aquaculture has proved to be efficient in increasing farmers'
income and improving food supply while protecting water resources and natural fishery resources, -Xinhuanet
link

China's Big Bet on Gas -Dexter Roberts/Catherine Belton
Private Businessmen Cited as Model Workers -Xinhuanet
Domestic Bankers Itching to Charge for Services -Eastday
Language Law Bewilders Bilingual Educators -Chen Shaoxu
Japan Braces for a 'Designed in China' World -James Brooke
Struggling bicycle maker posts China's biggest loss -Tiffany Wu
China Has the World’s 2nd Largest At-Home Internet Pop.
Jiang kills two birds with one tour -Antoaneta Bezlova link

April 18, 2002
'Success Studies' latest craze for Chinese obsessed with getting ahead: "People are so hungry to be successful, They seem to think they can get an education in one book."..."There's no 'iron rice bowl' like there was before. We have to find our own way in life." -Elaine Kurtenbach

Scientists on Verge of Rice Gene Breakthrough -Xinhuanet
One lone voice fights for human rights in China -Robert Marquand
Laid-off Worker Designs Easy-to-Use Cloverleaf Junction -Xinhuanet
Beijing Youth Attracted to Jobs as Police Officers -Guangming Daily
Shaun Weng, 1st Chinese sailing around world alone -Xinhua
Statistics Tell the Tale -Chen Chao
International Companies Covet China's Market -Xinhua
Crash Upsets Safety Conscious Chinese -Joe McDonald
Beijing Site to Showcase Eco-friendly Homes -Sun Haidong link
As Profits Increase, Are Websites Entering a 2nd Golden Era? -Wang Junguang

April 16, 2002
Air China crash in ROK kills at least 114
The crash is the first ever for Air China -- the country's national flag carrier -- and brought its proud 47-year safety record to a tragic halt. -Bao Daozu

Families mourn Chinese victims' deaths in Jerusalem -China Daily
Gays in China Step Out, With One Foot in Closet -Elisabeth Rosenthal
No condoms, please, we're Chinese men -Wen Chihua
Village Is China's Fledgling 'Davos' -Ching-Ching Ni link
Confucius Says:Sing & Play -Xiao Rong

April 12, 2002
Prevention Key to Corruption Control
The ongoing administrative reform, which aims to remove unnecessary government intervention in corporate behavior by simplifying the traditional application-and-approval procedures for businesses, is also conducive to corruption prevention and control, -Zhou Yan

Experts crack down on dam quality -Liang Chao
Number of HIV Carriers Hits 850,000 in China -Xinhua
Indian offer on Khmer trial miffs China -Jyoti Malhotra
Pliant middle class is key for China -Alex Frew McMillan
Global Warming Accelerates China's Sea Level Rise -Xinhuanet
Bio-chip for Monitoring Cancer...Makes Debut in China
-Huang Ying
Chinese Vice-Premier Stresses Re-employment for Laid-off Workers -Xinhuanet

April 10, 2002
Labour protests erupt in southern China
The protests in Guangdong and Guizhou add to a string of recent disturbances by large crowds of jobless and retirees seething over unpaid pensions, overdue wages and inadequate medical insurance. -Reuters
link

Filling China’s pension gap -McKinsey Quarterly
Laws Urged to Fight Cruelty to Animals -China Daily
Chinese Dam May Raise Temperatures -Martin Fackler
Google Gets Down To Basis For Chinese -Michael Singer link
China, World's Largest Digital Camera Consumer to Be -Li Yan
Foreign Waste Banned From Entering East China -People's Daily
China's killing spree doubles world's execution toll -Andrew Gumbel

April 7, 2002
Chinese Private Economy Seeking Wider Development Space
It is estimated that the share of the private sector in China's GDP has reached 33 percent, a little lower than the 37 percent of the state-owned economy. The other 30 percent comes from agriculture, the collective economy and the foreign-invested sector. -People's Daily

China: Justified optimism -Jacksonville
Largest compensation demanded -Yao Lan
263.net walks on tightrope in cyber world -Jiang Chen
Race against time to save ancient Chinese language -Damien McElroy
Bribery Scandal Kicks Up a Controversy in Chinese Soccer -Ching-Ching Ni

April 5, 2002
China Telecom Trumps Consumer in Card Trial
Upon hearing Judge Liu Hongyu's decision in his case against China Telecom, Qin Ting walked straight out of the Beijing People's No.1 Intermediate Court courtroom. He pulled out 10 magnetic phone cards, cut them with a pair of black scissors, then flung the pieces to the ground in front of the TV cameras. -Shan Jinliang
link

Mining Data Opened to Foreigners -China Daily
Dead Loved Ones Fondly Remembered -China Daily link
Show Me the Money -Alkman Granitsas and Ben Dolven
Science Publishes Chinese Scientists' Treatise on Rice Genome -Xinhua link

April 4, 2002
A model presents the latest lingerie design by a Chinese fashion house in Chengdu, Sichuan province, April 3, 2002. The demand for high-quality garments has surged in China as growing incomes give rise to a middle class willing to spend more on clothing. REUTERS/China Photo A model presents the latest lingerie design by a Chinese fashion house in Chengdu, Sichuan province, April 3, 2002. The demand for high-quality garments has surged in China as growing incomes give rise to a middle class willing to spend more on clothing. Reuters/China Photo

Taxation sparks row
"I don't understand why the government doesn't make efforts to deal with those large companies that evade tax. Why focus on us students who have a hard time making money." -Xing Bao

Sea up for sale -Richard Lin
Surviving war crimes -Yao Lan
Savvy villagers thriving -Southcn
Cut bank barrier, Shenzhen urges -Cary Huang
Japanese firms take orders from China -Ryota Akiyama
Elected village head in north China murdered by jealous party official -AFP

April 2, 2002
Constitutional Protection Desired for Private Property
What is the attitude of Chinese urban residents towards private property today? A recent sample survey shows 93 percent hope it can be protected through amending the Constitution. -21dnn

Hello China? -Kitty McKinsey
Harbin-ger of a new era -Simon Hayes
The Great Straw Walls of China -David Miller link
Occupational Illnesses on Rise in China -Xinhuanet
Warning Issued on Coastal Ocean Pollution -China Daily
China combats trade restrictions with 'green food' -Asia Times link
China's Angry Workers -Dexter Roberts, Bruce Einhorn and Frederik Balfour

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