Useful, and keenly interesting:
“Chinese company’s Washington-built plane makes its first flight”
- On the top end, Chinese [Communist Party] -owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, better known as Comac, is developing an aircraft called the C919, intended to directly challenge Boeing’s 737.
“Johnson Controls inks deal creating Chinese auto interiors joint venture”
- Under the terms of the agreement, [state (Chinese Communist Party) -owned] Yanfeng will hold a 70 percent share in the joint venture. Johnson controls will hold a 30 percent share.
“China Q1 foreign trade dips 6 pct”
[Xinhua link — April 13, 2015]
- Exports rose by 4.9 percent from a year earlier to 3.15 trillion yuan, while imports shrank by 17.3 percent to 2.39 trillion yuan, according to data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC). Trade surplus exploded 6.1 times to 755.3 billion yuan in the first three months.
“Beijing blocks Taiwan from becoming founding member of China-led AIIB”
[SCMP link — April 13, 2015]
- However, there had been uncertainty over Taiwan’s bid because the other applicant[s] are all nation states, while the mainland regards the island as a renegade province since the end of the civil war in 1949.
“Shenzhen citizen’s entry to Hong Kong restricted”
[Beijing Times link — April 13, 2015]
- The decision was made by the central government after huge numbers of tourists from the mainland put a strain on Hong Kong’s accommodation capacity, the circular said.
“Outlawing public opinion in Spain”
- These punitive measures are especially handy, of course, in an era of brutal austerity measures, home evictions, and other government efforts in Spain that have triggered collective action on a mass scale.
“The Making of Hillary Clinton”
- First in a three-part series.
“Student Loans Owned and Securitized, Outstanding”
- 2014, Q4: $1,325,308,500,000
“Total Consumer Loans Owned by Federal Government, Outstanding”
- 2015-02: $876,133,200,000
“Here’s the powerful essay that got a high school senior into all 8 Ivy League schools”
- The 17-year-old plans to become a neurosurgeon after he finishes college and medical school, eventually going into public policy. To this end, Agbafe said he was looking for a school with strong government, economics, and science programs.
I once wrote a similarly powerful essay, and my high school English teacher handed it back to me with no grade, just a little red-ink drawing of a shovel. I’ll never forget that. What a great guy. Yale-educated, too. That was a long time ago.
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