Asia Editor and Producer, Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg News
channelnewsasia.com — BEIJING: China will not pay for CO2 emissions by its airlines on flights within Europe, a top civil aviation official reportedly said after the European Commission warned eight Chinese firms face fines for nonpayment.
reuters.com — Ties have been shadowed for years by what Beijing says has been Tokyo's refusal to admit to wartime atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers in the country between 1937 and 1945, something taught to every Chinese school child and a staple of television dramas.
straitstimes.com — Published on May 17, 2013 2:47 PM BEIJING (AFP) - The dire manners and "uncivilised behaviour" of some Chinese tourists abroad are harming the country's image, said a top official who lamented their poor "quality and breeding", according to state-run media.
mediabistro.com — Cubes: Seamless We tour their new Manhattan headquarters, equipped with a weather wall to track storms and a kitchen to test out restaurants. watch the video The Atlantic contributing editor talks taking her story to TV, being on the magazine's cover, and making room for freelance projects you love.
mediabistro.com — If you're a reader of this blog you likely know that Twitter is really rather popular in the U.S., with recent estimates suggesting around 141.8 million total accounts in the States alone, about 27.4 percent of all Twitter users. If you're a regular reader, you probably know that Twitter is also popular in Japan and the United Kingdom.
guardian.co.uk — An Australian politician taking his morning jog through the capital has been attacked by a kangaroo. Shane Rattenbury, a minister in the Australian Capital Territory government that administers Canberra, said he was jogging along the pavement in suburban Ainslie when he almost collided with an eastern grey kangaroo that had been grazing on a front lawn.
theverge.com — Market research firm IDC just released its latest quarterly look at the smartphone market, and for the first time Windows Phone marketshare has eclipsed BlackBerry. During Q1 2013, Windows Phone devices accounted for 3.2 percent of all smartphones shipped, while BlackBerry devices made up 2.9 percent of the market.
shanghaiist.com — Ernest Kao at the SCMP brings our attention to a bizarre rumour surrounding the deflation/popping/death of the Hong Kong duck this week. The rumour, that "mainland tourists" had caused the duck to deflate by flicking lit cigarette butts at it, originated with Hong Kong netizens but became so widespread that both the Southern Metro Daily and CCTV felt the need to explicitly deny it.
scmp.com — George Chen is currently the financial services editor at the South China Morning Post. George has covered the financial industry since 2002 for Reuters and other media outlets. Shanghai-born and Hong Kong-based George is the author of Foreign Banks in China. He muses about the interplay between the two financial centres in Mr. Shangkong columns.
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