Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year to the Hanlong Group!

In today’s Big Business news, we bring you China’s Hanlong Group, which has just acquired one of the largest iron ore mines in West Africa. Horraaaay! China Daily reports that the deal is worth a fair chunk of change: “The … Continue reading

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China launched longest (and fastest) high-speed rail line in the world. Hold on to your butts!

If you’re travelling by train from Beijing to Guangzhou, the journey will now take eight hours instead of twenty. God bless us, everyone! Yes, Al Jazeera has reported that China just launched a 2,000+ km rail line connecting the capital … Continue reading

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Only three Chinese CEOs make Harvard’s Top 100 list

Surprising new announcement courtesy of Harvard Business Review. The publication’s list of the world’s top 100 CEOs only included three executives from China. According to the Economic Times of India: “The number was small in contrast to China’s economic influence … Continue reading

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Happy end of the world everyone! Except you, Chinese cult members. You are under arrest.

Yes, though midnight has already come and gone for many of our readers, and it is now December 21, 2012 in over half of the world, it would appear that the apocalypse has not, in fact, occurred. So not only … Continue reading

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China: Steady as she goes

Hold on to your hats! A prudent monetary policy is, apparently, on the agenda for China in 2013. This courtesy of newly-elected leader Xi Jinping, at a recent two-day conference in the country. According to state-run Xinhua, by way of … Continue reading

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China #1!

It hasn’t happened since 1850, but China has just climbed back to the number one spot on the “manufacturing giants of the world” list. The Atlantic reports that, although the US and China are neck-in-neck, China’s neck is just a … Continue reading

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Xi speaks!

China’s state-run Xinhua news agency is reporting that Xi Jinping, the newly-minted leader of China, is urging his fellow citizens to knuckle under and work harder for economic prosperity: “In the face of complicated and fast-changing conditions, confidence and the … Continue reading

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