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Though we were devo-ed when Google said it’d be leaving China a while back, at least the break up wasn’t completely cold turkey. A little loophole allowed it to continue operating and authorities renewed their ISP license for another year.
We got Apple’s first Chinese flagship store and the historic Peace Hotel reopened. The city won’t be slowing down it’s exponential rate of construction for the next few years either. There’s a slew of massive building projects to pop up along the South Bund 2012 and beyond.
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China’s been experiencing heavy, heavy demographic shifts as the population not only ages but urbanizes too. Nearly 20% of the population will be over 60 in the year 2015 which will no doubt put enormous stress on the generation of only children. Meanwhile, China’s young people all head to the large cities looking for work, leaving behind entire villages of only grandparents and young children.
Naturalized Chinese American geologist, Xue Feng, was sentenced to 8 years in prison for divulging state secrets. He’d attempted the sale of some information regarding China’s oil industry under the belief it was a commercially available product, but after Xue bought it, the government came after him, claiming the information was a state secret.
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