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"WTO-OMC-WHO" Image No. ewri_00030: Young Lady, mobile phone -imaginechina.com"Migrant Workers in China" Image No. pdxw_00070 -imaginechina.com
Young lady, mobile phone (left) & Migrant worker (right) -Imaginechina

Resource: WTO and China -newsphoto.com.cn . China After WTO: Live to Fit; Fit to Live -adamdigital.com

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January 30, 2002
2001 Top 10 Cases for Regulating Market Economic Order
The State Market Leading Group Office recently made public top 10 cases for regulating and straightening out market order in 2001 including some nationwide astonishing cases such as Yuanhua Smuggling (Xiamen) and Nandan Mine Flooding Accident. -Du Minghua

Looking Homeward -Terence Chea
Chinese leadership comes full cycle -Nick Driver
Pocket arrogance and pride for market -Wang Wu
Chinese Cooks Swear to Spare Wildlife -Xinhuanet
Currency Events: A Great Leap Backward? -John Pomfret
"Virtual Chinese" Project Announced -Science & Technology Daily
Beijing to Open Its Schools to Children of Migrant Workers -China Daily

January 28, 2002
Chinese media turn spotlight on homosexuals
Initially cautious on gay and lesbian issues, they are now in a race to produce the most daring reports -Jason Leow

Cultivating Democracy in China -Henry Chu
High-Powered TV Documentary to Aid Anti-Drug Campaign -Xinhuanet
Teens form 10% of China's criminals -Mary Kwang
Chinese Firms Accused of Dumping Urged to Respond -Xinhuanet
More Chinese Cities Turn Garbage into Power -People's Daily
EU Ban on Chinese-made Food "Unacceptable" -Xinhuanet link
Farming Sector Needs Attention -Xinhua

January 24, 2002
How Corrupt Are China's Banks?
A U.S. investigation into corruption at the Bank of China has toppled one of the country's leading bankers and exposed the extent to which politics sabotages professionalism in its banking system. Only sweeping reforms can hope to stop the growth of bank graft -Bruce Gilley with Susan V. Lawrence and David Murphy

Greedy officials bypassed as fines for illegal births revised -AFP
China to Give Fairer Medical Service to Millions of Farmers -Xinhuanet
China races to save history -Martin Fackler
The Not-So-Good Book -Hannah Beech
A Human Rights Site? In China? -David Winning link
Cheap Talk In China -Suh-kyung Yoon link
New Streams Of Thought -David Murphy

January 19, 2002
China to divert Yangtze in world's biggest building project
Environmental experts say the Yangtze could dry up in 30 years and have urged China to take simpler steps like raising water prices, curbing rampant well-digging, and improving water treatment. One expert suggested that fixing Beijing’s 800,000 leaky taps could be as effective as diverting the Yangtze. -Oliver August
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To get rich is glorious -Economist.com
Rights 'squeezed as profile raised' -AFP link
China's virgin obsession fuels surgery boom -Straits Times link
Tell-All Book Portrays Split in Leadership of China -Craig S.Smith
China Finds Bugs on Jet Equipped in U.S. -John Pomfret
Sino-Indian relations: A new beginning -Jing-dong Yuan
A rewriting of history, Beijing style -Lai Fu-shun
China slashes drugs prices -Duncan Hewitt link
China Orders E-Mail Screening -Slashdot

January 16, 2002
'Taiwan' will to be added to passports
"For a long time, the people of Taiwan have felt ashamed of our passports because Taiwanese passports have long been mistaken for Chinese ones. We can make the distinction, but most foreigners and foreign governments can't," -Lin Mei-chun

Still Not the China That Two Heroes Hoped For -Jonathan Mirsky
Chinese Transnational Feminism and the Cinema of Suffering -Andrew Grossman
Over-the-top TV soap depresses Chinese viewers -Miriam O'Donohoe
Forced Chinese labourers in Japan more than 40,000 -China Daily
China's new rich flaunt their wealth in platinum -Nic Hopkins
Preservationists Fight Plan to List Terracotta Soldiers... -China Daily
Lawyer to sue for right to practise -Ma Zhenhuan
Between Two Worlds -Thomas Müthing
Life Between Yin and Yang -Miao Yajie

January 12, 2002
China's First National Price Hearing Arouses National Discussions. China enacted the Price Law in 1998, introducing the idea of public hearings into the process of price setting by the government...Chinese consumers said the public hearing is a new concept in China, and are hoping that through the ticket price hearing, consumers will gain an open and transparent price system. -Xinhuanet

Tax incentives to remain for foreign firms -China Daily
China Adjusts Agriculture Policy for WTO Entry -Xinhuanet link
Car wash store sets shining example -Liang Yu
Decades-old residence system being replaced -Jiang Zhuqing
End of ban on secretly taped evidence welcomed -SCMP
China pressures Japan as yen jitters grow -Reuters
8 impacts to blow local banking -Business Weekly

January 10, 2002
China's environmental outlook bleakens
China needs to place more attention on environmental protection as a growing population and rapid urbanization threaten to wreak havoc on an already perilous ecological balance, Premier Zhu Rongji has warned. -CNN
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East China's ocean ecology deteriorates -China Daily
Auditors Track Errors by Officials -China Daily
Dictatorial decision-making? -Willy Wo-Lap Lam
China's pirate industry thriving -Robert Marquand
Labour disputes on the rise -Yao Lan
Police break up bankrupt factory protest -AFP link
Princes of privatisation reign -Jasper Becker
Corruption Charges Rock China's Leaders -John Pomfret
China's new leadership is already picked -Jasper Becker
Hong Kong court slams door on Chinese migrants -Tan Ee Lyn

January 8, 2002
Migrant Workers -Southern Weekend PhotoMisery of China's urban migrant workers exposed
More than one million Chinese are accused every year of being "jobless migrants and beggars", officials from the Ministry of civil affairs in Beijing are quoted as saying by the
Southern Weekend - the newspaper (article) which has exposed the scandal. -John Gittings

Rural cash crunch taxes reformers -Josephine Ma
China may buy euros for foreign reserves -James Kynge
Media leaders fear China's influence -Tsai Ting-I
Zhaodaola.com Goes up in Smoke -Yang Xiao
Back in the USA -Sascha Matuszak
Dancing to Perpetual Youth -Zhu Lin
Can China Pull An India? -Slashdot.org
The Perils of Flower Power -Bruce Gilley
Jailed Chinese Activist In Poor Health -AP link
China Faces Protests from Farmers Amid Rural Reforms -Jim Randle link

January 5, 2002
A Russian young man pastes a coin to an ice sculpture of horse to greet the upcoming Year of the Horse mid-night December 31, 2001 in Moscow. In recent years, the Chinese custom of using any of the twelve animals representing the twelve Earthly Branches to symbolize a year is getting more and more popular in Russia. Xinhua Photo  Greeting the Year of the Horse
A Russian young man pastes a coin to an ice sculpture of horse to greet the upcoming Year of the Horse mid-night December 31, 2001 in Moscow. In recent years, the Chinese custom of using any of the twelve animals representing the twelve Earthly Branches to symbolize a year is getting more and more popular in Russia. Xinhua Photo

China's elderly face solitary future -Louisa Lim link
Wronged wives facing new hurdles -Clara Li
New software protection ruling judged 'too harsh' -Julia Han
Double death leads to legal wrangling -Xing Bao
Western region an ecological disaster in the making:study -Ray Cheung link
European Fishes Disappearing From Ertix River, NW China -Xinhuanet
Chinese language: No longer a question of character -Kao Chen
China angers widow...with latest 'movie' - Christopher Bodeen
Writers Seek On-line Protection -China Daily
Pickpocket pickers -Lu Chang

January 2, 2002
Chinese People mount the Great Wall on the outskirts of Beijing in celebration of the New Year on January 1, 2001. More than 10,000 people braved freezing temperatures to dance and jog on the Great Wall to bid farewell to the old year and to mark the start of the new year. [Reuters] Chinese People mount the Great Wall on the outskirts of Beijing in celebration of the New Year on January 1, 2001. More than 10,000 people braved freezing temperatures to dance and jog on the Great Wall to bid farewell to the old year and to mark the start of the new year. [Reuters]

People's Republic of Food -Donna Maloney
Hong Kong embraces Chinese tourists -Andrew Brown
Law to root out the corrupt and unfit who sit in judgment -Fong Tak-Ho
Trials of male contraceptive shot anger mainland Aids fighters -SCMP
Opportunities in China entice overseas Chinese -Carrie Kirby
As their numbers swell, returnees are no longer calling all the shots -SCMP
A 'chicken' in China -Phyllis Edgerly Ring
China's Coffin Chaser -Ching-Ching Ni

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