Photo by George Godula.
A few links to start off your day:
- Iceland has rejected Chinese tycoon Huang Nubo’s bid to buy 300 sq km of land to develop a resort. Huang is livid and has slammed Iceland for anti-Chinese prejudice.
- A meeting between Indian and Chinese diplomats is now off after Beijing voiced objections to a speech in New Delhi by the Dalai Lama.
- Stephen Urquhart, president of Omega, the title sponsor of the golf World Cup, says China is “too immature” a market to put the event where it should be.
- China has launched a tit-for-tat probe of US renewable energy policy.
- Chinese manufacturing hit by global slowdown.
- French fear being indebted to China.
- China to patrol Mekong River together with Thailand, Laos and Burma.
- Andrew Jacobs of the New York Times follows up on Hu Zhicheng, the Chinese-American scientist who has been jailed here and stopped from going home as a result of a business dispute.
- Nanfang Weekly uncovers the darker side of Huaxi, China’s richest village.
- Tania Branigan of The Guardian: China’s leaders break ranks in lead up to new dawn.
- Japan given the cold shoulder by China on hacking probe.
- More than 100 people sentenced over chemical-laced pork. One person given the death penalty.