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China cab drivers have their own Uber problem

China cab drivers have their own Uber problem

Taxi drivers in Guangzhou aren’t too happy with the way their sector has been changing. They are seeing their livelihoods dwindle after the introduction of Uber-like services and “black taxis” which are sort of like the NYC dollar cab. Most of the 40,000 taxi cab drivers have actually been on strike. Their demands appear to

How China will finally beat the United States of America

I look at it as a government and economy being inclusive versus being extractive. This was the main thesis of the book Why Nations Fail. The question of work styles may become intense as China becomes a developed country. China is a mercantilist country led by an elite focused on maximizing the country’s economic wealth

CNN restores my faith in journalism with this article

The way I see it, this to me is what journalism is all about; bringing truly remarkable stories to the public’s attention. Everything about this piece, from the way the story is told to the investigative work done by the authors, warrants accolades. While normal working conditions in China can be brutal, forced labor at

World’s largest dairy exporter admits to contamination

It’s pretty shocking to know that there are thousands who will be affected by the action of one multinational corporation’s malfeasance. The company’s name is Fonterra and this is what they’ve done: In late July the company disclosed that clostridium – a toxin associated with botulism – had been detected in tests on 38 tons

Riots in China

Riots in China’s ethnically divided Xinjiang region on Wednesday left 27 people dead, according to state media which said police opened fire on “knife-wielding mobs”. It was the latest spasm of violence to hit the troubled western region, which is about…

Qantas, BA in China prison labour row

Australian flag carrier Qantas launched an investigation on Wednesday into claims it purchased headphones made in a Chinese jail where inmates who miss production targets are reportedly beaten and held in solitary confinement. The Australian Financial…