A few links to start off your day:
- Only two days after Ai Weiwei Tweeted about his detained friend and activist Ran Yunfei, Ran was released yesterday under “residential restriction.”
- Rumors are buzzing in the tech world that Baidu, after recently abandoning their attempt to enter the micro-blogging world, may be looking at acquiring video site Tudou, a site that’s been struggling to IPO since last autumn.
- The New York Times explains to us that Chinese investment in New York, a place seen as “the starting point for going global,” has been quietly surging in the past few years, something many only expect to accelerate in the future.
- Last year, Australia topped the list for most Chinese immigrants, taking in 29,547 and passing the UK for the first time.
- With all the headlines lately about this or that official, his ineptitude with technology, and the exposure of his mistress(es), The New York Times looks at how the increasing wealth in China is spurring a market in mistresses. “Keeping a mistress is just like playing golf… both are expensive hobbies.”