Tag Archives: income gap

Philips To Sell Auto Air Purifier in China

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Philips brought a new onboard air purifier to the Chinese market on Sept 11 in an effort to expand its business in the automotive industry. The latest product can eliminate 99 percent of PM 2.5 as well as chemical pollutants and other odors, according to the company. Philips breathes life into onboard air purification – China…

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Tales from the Wealth Gap: VIP Subway Seats

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Shenzhen’s new subway line 11 will offer VIP tickets to passengers that guarantees a seat for double the normal price, Southern Metropolis Daily reported Friday. “We are trying to make public transportation meet a higher level of service,” said Zhao Penglin, deputy secretary general of Zhenzhen municipal government, at the Shenzhen-Hongkong Subway Economic Circle Summit…

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They Got the Same Shit Over There That We Got Here – Rich Politicians

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Don’t miss this Bloomberg article by Mike Forsythe on the personal wealth of members of China’s National People’s Congress. Some lovely number crunching here, and the bottom line is rather scary. In fact, I’m not entirely sure whether this topic belongs in the category of “They Got the Same Shit Over There” since the disparity…

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Road Rage With Chinese Characteristics

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Perhaps Beijing should further amend the law to not only prohibit drunk driving, but also operating a vehicle while angry or obscenely wealthy.

Has China Lost Faith in Meritocracy?

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With an income gap, privilege and corruption, there is an automatic presumption against meritorious advancement. This is bad news for China’s hi-tech economic development plans.

The Irony of the ‘My Father is Li Gang’ Case

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After all is said and done, I find it interesting that the case of Li Qiming, who was found guilty of manslaughter last week, became famous for something that never actually happened. The kid ran over two people, killing one, and then tried to use the name of his famous father to avoid prosecution. Well,…

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