The Chinese no longer want to choose between health and growth

The Chinese no longer want to choose between health and growth

The pollution in major Chinese cities is increasingly exasperating the population. Irritation over air pollution is being expressed more and more openly in China, where even the official media are now demanding more transparency from the authorities, criticizing the excesses of the current pace of development. Over the weekend, thick fog extremely laden with noxious particles enveloped northern and eastern China, affecting road transport, causing flight cancellations at airports and a stampede on filter masks….

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China, the giant that wants to dominate the world

China, the giant that wants to dominate the world

Its industrial flagships flood the planet. Proud of its model and its renewed influence, Beijing is posed as an uninhibited rival of the Western world. And is accelerating even further with its “Made in China 2025” plan and its “New Silk Roads”. Surrounded by foreign journalists, specially invited to Shenzhen to discover “today’s China”, Zhu Chen Lin displays a beguiling smile. “It is here that the country’s major reforms were initiated nearly forty years ago,”…

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China to invest 79 billion euros in railways this year

China to invest 79 billion euros in railways this year

Thanks to this investment this year, 5,200 new kilometers of lines will be put into service. China will continue this year to support its economy by investing heavily in railways, to the tune of 650 billion yuan (79 billion euros), said Minister of Railways Sheng Guangzu, quoted by the agency. New China Thursday January 17th. This sum will allow 5,200 kilometers of new lines to be put into service, according to the minister. The planned…

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Under Yongle, the other imperialist China

Under Yongle, the other imperialist China

In the 15th century, Beijing had already launched an assault on the world. Cultural influence, show of force… the adventure also concealed commercial interests. Beijing, which wants to extend its cultural influence, show its power and open up trade routes with significant profits… Xi Jinping’s imperialist ambitions go against the tradition of the Middle Empire, which is rather self-centered. But expansionism is not absent from Chinese history. Perhaps the most famous episode is the series…

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China’s advantage over production costs shrinks

China’s advantage over production costs shrinks

China’s exports grew only 7.9% in 2012, where they grew by more than 20% in 2011. China’s trade surplus jumped 48.1 percent last year to $ 231.1 billion, while the volume of foreign trade grew at a much slower pace than in previous years. Exports rose 7.9 percent in 2012 to about $ 2.050 billion while imports grew 4.3 percent to about $ 1.820 billion, customs said. China’s foreign trade volume grew by 6.2%, well…

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China spies on Trump’s phone conversations

China spies on Trump’s phone conversations

Chinese spies regularly eavesdrop on conversations US President Donald Trump has on unsecured lines, and Beijing is using the information gathered to try to influence US policy, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Several representatives of the Trump administration have said in recent weeks that China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion in the run-up to the midterm elections on November 6 and poses the greatest long-term threat to American…

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China, the first country to land a device on the far side of the moon

China, the first country to land a device on the far side of the moon

It is a world first. China succeeded Thursday on the unprecedented moon landing of a machine on the far side of the moon, a historic event that strengthens Beijing’s space ambitions. It is a world first. China succeeded Thursday on the unprecedented moon landing of a machine on the far side of the moon, a historic event that strengthens Beijing’s space ambitions. The Chang’e-4 exploration module, which left Earth on Dec. 8, touched down safely…

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Food: why China is backing down on GMO production

Food: why China is backing down on GMO production

A pioneer in transgenic crops, China then limited their development under the pressure of hostile public opinion. In the midst of a trade war with the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping keeps repeating that China is capable of achieving technological supremacy on its own. Yet there is one area where the country seems in no hurry to overtake America: that of genetically modified crops. Once a pioneer in this field, China is now lagging…

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China pledges $ 60 billion in aid for Africa

China pledges $ 60 billion in aid for Africa

The announcement was made on the occasion of the China-Africa summit which is being held until Saturday. The $ 60 billion is intended to finance ten cooperation programs over three years. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, December 4, pledged $ 60 billion in aid to Africa, mainly in the form of loans, at the Sino-African summit which is being held in Johannesburg until Saturday, December 5. “China has decided to provide a total of…

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China inaugurates world’s largest TGV line between Beijing and Canton

China inaugurates world’s largest TGV line between Beijing and Canton

China inaugurated on Wednesday the largest high-speed train line in the world: 2,300 km. In 8 hours, it connects the capital to the great economic center of the south. China put into service Wednesday, December 26 the largest high-speed train line in the world, which connects Beijing to Canton, the great economic hub of the south, in eight hours for nearly 2,300 km, three times less than up to now. Departed from Beijing at 09:00…

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