Han Yuhai/Matt in EPW Re: CSG news update -- 2006-06-19

From "Daniel F. Vukovich" <dfvukov@ucsc.edu>
Date Sun, 25 Jun 2006 23:10:22 -0700
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Hi all,

The excellent Han Yuhai is in the June 3 edition 
of the EPW, translated by our very own and 
excellent Matt Hale!  Forgive me if this has been noted before.....


yours, Dan

PS: As some of you know, I've gotten lucky and 
will be starting an Assistant Prof position (in 
Comp Lit) at University of Hong Kong this 
Fall.  If any of you all will be around there, do 
let me know-- would be great to meet up.

At 02:00 AM 6/19/2006, China Study Group wrote:

>China Study Group news update
>Public Ignorance and Social Unrest
>Beijing Review | 2006-06-19
>Li Haibo
>Exactly 40 summers ago, the Cultural Revolution 
>kicked off and swiftly went into full swing. 
>That massive movement, the most catastrophic 
>political upheaval in modern China, wound up 10 
>years later. The ending of the decade-long chaos 
>signified the beginning of a totally different era. In late 1978,...
>Murtaugh joins SAIC leadership
>Shanghai Daily | 2006-06-19
>Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp, the domestic 
>partner of General Motors, has hired former GM 
>China chief Philip Murtaugh as it prepares to 
>compete against GM and other automakers by 
>building its own brand of cars.  The 51-year-old 
>Murtaugh, former chairman and chief executive officer at GM's...
>U.S. Competes With China for Vietnam's Allegiance
>New York Times | 2006-06-19
>Jane Perlez
>HANOI, Vietnam  With the fastest growth in East 
>Asia after China and a capitalist game plan that 
>is attracting global investment, Communist 
>Vietnam is emerging as a regional economic power 
>as it moves steadily from rice fields to 
>factories.  And with the wounds of war all but healed, Washin...
>Foreign investors may quit if China tightens up labour law
>The Times | 2006-06-18
>Christine Buckley
>A REFORM of Chinese labour laws may lead foreign 
>investors to leave the People's Republic in 
>favour of rival Asian nations with weaker labour 
>standards, employers have said.  A Bill 
>introducing tough laws that prevent the 
>exploitation of workers, including regulations that exceed some European...
>Global hunt highlights scale of graft in China
>International Herald Tribune | 2006-06-18
>David Lague
>BEIJING: They may have been small- time bankers 
>from a provincial Chinese city, but they 
>traveled like high rollers.  On Oct. 2, 2001, 
>three junior Bank of China managers from the 
>southern Chinese province of Guangdong boarded a 
>private jet in Vancouver for a flight to Las Vegas. One of the banker...
>China to tighten screening of foreign acquisitions
>Shenzhen Daily | 2006-06-18
>Worried that it may be selling industrial assets 
>to foreigners too cheaply, China will tighten 
>screening of deals and impose new curbs on 
>foreign acquisitions in its heavy industry, a 
>Beijing-funded newspaper said.  A ministry-level 
>committee under the State Council, or cabinet, will be set up to ...
>China's Entrance Exam Further Stacks the Deck for College Seats
>LA Times | 2006-06-18
>ark Magnier
>BEIJING  Yao Yao, 18, emerged from her college 
>entrance exam at Beijing No. 55 Middle School 
>tired but relieved it was finally over. She had 
>done what she could. In a few weeks, a website 
>will reveal a single three-digit score that will 
>determine her future.  The odds are high for Yao and t...
>New moves on the tripolar chessboard
>Asia Times | 2006-06-17
>Michael T Klare
>For months, the US press and policymaking elite 
>have portrayed the crisis with Iran as a 
>two-sided struggle between Washington and 
>Tehran, with the European powers as well as 
>Russia and China playing supporting roles.  It 
>is certainly true that US President George W Bush and Iranian President Mahm...
>The quiet revolution
>Asia Times | 2006-06-17
>China and Globalization: The Social, Economic 
>and Political Transformation of Chinese Society 
>by Doug Guthrie  Reviewed by Sreeram 
>Chaulia  China's relentless march of rapid 
>economic growth and reduced poverty qualifies as 
>a quiet revolution in the contemporary world. American sociologist Do...
>Chinese premier orders action to slow growth
>The Guardian | 2006-06-16
>Jonathan Watts
>The Chinese prime minister, Wen Jiabao, has 
>ordered his mandarins to draw up measures to 
>slow the country's growth, it emerged yesterday 
>amid a flood of data suggesting the world's most 
>supercharged economy is close to 
>overheating.  While most countries can only look on in envy at the pace...
>China restores bike lanes lost to car boom
>The Guardian | 2006-06-16
>Jonathan Watts
>Having spent the past decade pursuing a 
>transport policy of four wheels rich, two wheels 
>poor, the Chinese government has suddenly 
>rediscovered the environmental and health 
>benefits of the bicycle.  The construction 
>ministry announced that any bike lanes that have 
>been narrowed or destroyed to mak...
>China gives Zimbabwe economic lifeline
>The Guardian | 2006-06-16
>Andrew Meldrum and Jonathan Watts
>China yesterday threw Zimbabwe's disintegrating 
>economy a lifeline with energy and mining deals 
>worth £700m, including the construction of 
>three coal-fired thermal power stations to aid 
>the state power company which has been cutting 
>customers' power for seven hours a day.  Neither China n...
>China hosts summit to rival US
>The Guardian | 2006-06-15
>Jonathan Watts
>China ramped up its role as a global player on 
>Thursday by hosting a summit of states 
>encompassing almost half the world's population 
>and some of Washington's most prominent 
>opponents.  The Chinese president, Hu Jintao, 
>said the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation - which brought together th...
>Distribution system reform and expansion of the middle class
>People's Daily | 2006-06-12
>The politburo of the central committee of the 
>Communist Party of China has recently discussed 
>reform on distribution system and regulations on 
>distribution order.  With a population of 1.3 
>billion and fast development in recent years, 
>the problem of an increasingly large gap between the rich and t...

Daniel Vukovich
Visiting Humanities Scholar
Kresge College
University of California -- Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064