China Correspondent, Wall Street Journal
online.wsj.com — After three decades of annual economic growth in China averaging around 10%, many industries are now experiencing less bling and more blah.
online.wsj.com — Liu Han, who threw lifelines to mining firms in Australia and the U.S., is locked up in China, with police alleging he helped a younger brother evade arrest. Since then, mining deals that Mr. Liu has pledged some $2 billion to support have come under doubt.
blogs.wsj.com — Over the past three decades, China has adopted anything but a textbook version of market economics. Indeed, China's capitalism leaves room for socialism. The socialist-capitalist hybrid lost a stalwart practitioner this week with the death of Wu Renbao, the 84-year-old former Communist Party chief of what is widely known in China as the country's richest village.
blogs.wsj.com — As far as pig news has gone this week in Shanghai, Wednesday's counts as an improvement. After several days of increasingly nauseating statistics about dead pigs found in Shanghai's Huangpu River, local authorities reported 685 animal carcasses were salvaged on Wednesday. The government statement said - optimistically - that recovery numbers were sliding as the cleanup efforts intensified.
online.wsj.com — Authorities in Shanghai late Tuesday appealed for calm as they acknowledged finding far more dead pigs in local rivers than earlier indicated, while they also laid blame for the gruesome waterway disposal of more than 5,900 animals on careless farmers in a neighboring Chinese province.
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