Surprise food inspection conducted in Jiangxi. Photo from CRI.
A few links to start off your day:
- It’s like the food nightmare just wont end in China. 25 tons of melamine-tainted milk powder have been found in Chongqing. WSJ looks at why China can’t seem to get a grip when it comes to food safety control.
- A verdict was finally handed down in the drawn-out dispute between Chinese internet giant Tencent and anti-virus provider Qihoo 360. 360 was ordered to appologize and pay 400,000 in compensation.
- While China struggles with its highest inflation in years, vegetables are so cheap farmers are having a hard time selling them before they rot. What’s going on??
- Google executive John Liu says he’s confident about Google’s future grown in China.
- Australian prime minister Julia Gillard is in China right now, seeking to boost trade while also discussing human rights.
- On the latest China Policy Pod, Josh Gartner talks with The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos about his excellent piece The Grand Tour last month.
- The deadly fire that killed 17 in Beijing Monday morning was apparently started by an electric bicycle.
- China wants to build its own space station and blast it into orbit within the decade.