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Clash at Factory Employing Uighurs Triggered Rioting
By JASON LEOW and GORDON FAIRCLOUGH
Wall Street Journal
JULY 8, 2009
SHAOGUAN, China -- One of the sparks that ignited Xinjiang's ethnic powder keg this week came from a toy factory here in southern China nearly 2,000 miles from Urumqi, the northwestern city hit by the riots.
The trouble started when rumors began to spread that Turkic-speaking, mainly Muslim Uighur migrant workers at the toy plant had raped Chinese women.
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There Are Many Ways China Can Hit 8% Growth - Part 1
... the 8% number has become something of a mythical giant. That to hit it means that everything will be fine, but to miss it means that the world is coming to an end. ...
outcast wrote:That 8% number is from 10 years ago
The first modern reference to the “bao ba” may date back to the Asian financial crisis, some analysts say. China’s annual GDP growth slumped to 7.8% in 1998 and 7.6% in 1999.
TIANJIN, China — Chinese leaders have adopted a plan aimed at turning the country into one of the leading producers of hybrid and all-electric vehicles within three years, and making it the world leader in electric cars and buses after that.
The goal, which radiates from the very top of the Chinese government, suggests that Detroit’s Big Three, already struggling to stay alive, will face even stiffer foreign competition on the next field of automotive technology than they do today.
“China is well positioned to lead in this,” said David Tulauskas, director of China government policy at General Motors.
AgentR wrote:China is also the only country that has prepared itself to survive in-tact, through the global hardships that are just beginning. So no, the fantasy of some uprising and implosion of mainland China is just that; a fantasy.
For what purpose do you think China accumulated huge dollar reserves over the past decades? For a petty act of revenge? Generosity towards the US? Not at all. They saved them for the purpose of making a transition from an export market to an inward focussed market.
eastbay wrote:It's like someone eating the last loaf of bread they [Chinese- EU]have saved. When it's gone they'll need to go out and find more. One way or the other. That stepwill be interesting.
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