China Correspondent, The Economist
nytimes.com — BEIJING - Lately, a stream of rosy media accounts has been telling the world to look to China as a model of gender equality in the workplace. "China Dominates List of Female Billionaires" and "Women in China: the Sky's the Limit" are some recent examples from the international press.
france24.com — AFP - It is impossible to predict the evolution of China's human H7N9 bird flu outbreak as researchers are still trying to understand the source of human transmission, the head of the World Health Organisation said Monday.
qz.com — The latest in China's rolling cascade of food safety disasters comes from Guangzhou-the capital of Guangdong province in southern China, and one of China's largest cities-where 44% of rice samples were found to contain poisonous levels of cadmium (link in Chinese). That rice was being served to unsuspecting diners in restaurants around Guangzhou (link in Chinese).
dealbook.nytimes.com — As discussed in last week's column, China's leadership is said to be making plans to unveil reforms at the next meeting of all members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, likely to be held in October.
thebeijinger.com — Seems Beijing is a pretty good place to eat, at least according to The Daily Meal and its ranking of 101 Best Restaurant in Asia. Five out of the list's top 10 went to Beijing restaurants, and overall, 21 capital eateries made the 101. Duck de Chine placed second overall and top among Beijing restaurants.
simonsfoundation.org — On April 17, a paper arrived in the inbox of Annals of Mathematics, one of the discipline's preeminent journals. Written by a mathematician virtually unknown to the experts in his field - a 50-something lecturer at the University of New Hampshire named Yitang Zhang - the paper claimed to have taken a huge step forward in understanding one of mathematics' oldest problems, the twin primes conjecture.
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