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China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble

China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble


Ever since Xi Jinping announced the creation of a Maritime Silk Road in an October 2013 speech to the Indonesian parliament, China’s vision for “one road” running through Southeast and South Asia has driven a significant portion of Chinese foreign ...

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Three executed for Kunming railway station attack

Three executed for Kunming railway station attack


Three men from Xinjiang, all of them convicted of helping to carry out the brutal 2014 Kunming train station attack, were put to death earlier this week. A brief notice posted on a micro-blog managed by the Kunming Intermediate People's ...

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Liu Weigao: The Developer Behind Qiu He’s Curtain

Liu Weigao: The Developer Behind Qiu He's Curtain


  The following translation is a detailed exposé of Liu Weigao, the Suqian businessman whose exploits brought down Qiu He, the Vice-Party Secretary of Yunnan  Province.  The smartly crafted article written by Southern Weekend reporter Liu Jun was published on March 19 ...

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Planning Map of Kunming Subway System Image: Kunming Rail Transit Group

Infrastructure money continues to pour into Kunming


The seemingly unlimited supply of development money made available to Spring City urban planners shows no signs of letting up. A new report released by the municipal governmentreveals 340 billion yuan (US$54.3 billion) has been allocated to "accelerate" construction, especially ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.22.15

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.22.15


Thanks for your support!  ExSE posted its 200th post earlier this week with analysis of the downfall of Qiu He, Yunnan’s Provincial Vice Party Secretary.  More coming this week on Qiu He’s background and demise into this week.  As we ...

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Qiu He, top Yunnan official, ousted for corrupt land deals

Qiu He, top Yunnan official, ousted for corrupt land deals


The Ides of March did not bode well for Yunnan province's most controversial official.  Qiu He, Yunnan's Vice Party Secretary  is being investigated for alleged corruption by the government’s corruption watchdog agency for “serious violations of discipline and law”, a common ...

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