Recent China links

Two Universities in the US close Confucius Institutes:

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/10/01/another-confucius-institute-close

Queen’s grandson officially launches horse racing in China. These things have more influence on diplomatic relations than we imagine.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11125824/Queens-grandson-puts-horse-racing-in-China-under-starters-orders.html

The nightmare story of Chinese companies listed in Germany

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/23/us-germany-deutscheboerse-china-insight-idUSKCN0HH2T020140923

Party paper hits out at foreign firms, alleging widespread tax avoidance

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1615926/party-paper-hits-out-foreign-firms-alleging-widespread-tax-avoidance

Drought worsens China’s water crisis

http://hosted2.ap.org/OHCOL/8ef5320729ce4298abefc1903704c7d5/Article_2014-09-24-AS-China-Drought/id-29347a0dae6b4b8183ba0bd41a771d23

China swoops in Italy’s power grids and luxury brands

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1bd60160-4496-11e4-bce8-00144feabdc0.html

(This is part of the FT Series titled, ‘Silk Road Redux’. There are other stories of Chinese inroads into Portugal, Greece and Spain).

Xi Jinping embraces old guard as Hong Kong challenges party rule. This is a good one.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1bacc8cc-48a6-11e4-ad19-00144feab7de.html

Index of Ghost cities in China:

http://english.caixin.com/2014-10-17/100739980.html

There are a few more important links that I have left out. But, I have referred to them in my new Economic Briefing on China for the Takshashila Institution that should be up in a week’s time, if not earlier. That took up most of my time in the last one week or so.

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