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  • CSR and Sustainability Editor 10:22 am on July 29, 2015 Permalink  

    Mead Johnson Settles Chinese Corruption Case Involving Infant Health 

    Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has now ended an investigation into alleged corrupt practices in China by agreeing to pay a paltry USD12 million settlement. Both common wisdom and medical studies show how much more healthy and vital mothers' milk is for infants than synthetic baby formula, but U.S.-based Mead Johnson Nutrition Company still tried to […]

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  • ChinaExpats.com 1:47 pm on July 15, 2015 Permalink  

    British And South African Travelers Detained In Northern China 

    One of the hardest parts of living and working in China is the opacity by which the local and national governments operate in China. It is often unclear which laws they follow, since often even the Chinese constitution is not followed when both Chinese citizens and foreigners are involved with the law.

    Jail in China

    Now we hear bad news from The Guardian that 20 foreign travelers were detained for more than 3 days in northeastern China, and the Chinese government has not yet formally announced why these travelers were detained.

    The travelers appear to be part of an African NGO called Gift of Givers that seems to have Islamic roots. From their Facebook page they explain:

    Family members till now, four days later, have had no communication with those detained. The Chinese, now trying to find reasons for the detention suggested that some members were linked to a terror group, to a banned organisation, to watching propaganda videos in their hotel room. Ironically, one of the arrested is an MK veteran of the Luthuli detachment who spent 27 years in exile. DIRCO was contacted on Sunday and immediately consular services were provided both in South Africa and China. A team from the South African Embassy and the British Embassy met with the Chinese Foreign Ministry officials this morning.

    The Chinese have now agreed to release 11 out of the 20 but they will remain in detention without being charged until flights can be found for them out of China. At present 17 July is the earliest. The other 9 are being held without charge at a detention centre on the accusation that they were watching propaganda videos. They are 5 South Africans, 3 Britons and 1 Indian national. Of the 5 South Africans being held, 3 including the MK member are direct relatives of Shameel Joosub, CEO of Vodacom. Salim Aziz Joosub, Shameel’s brother, is CEO of Capital and Financial Brokers. Whilst the South Africans languish in detention without charge, the Chinese government is hosting a South African State visit. The families thank the South African government for their unwavering support and call upon the Chinese government to release the detainees immediately. These individuals have no terror links, no criminal record in their country and include Dr Feroz Suliman, a general surgeon at Waterfall Hospital, and his wife, Dr Shehnaaz Mohamed, also a medical doctor.

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  • CSR and Sustainability Editor 10:39 am on July 13, 2015 Permalink  

    GE Will Promote Wind Power Through New Chinese Education Center 

    U.S.-based GE will build a new wind education center in Shenyang to offer a variety of training courses intended for GE field personnel, customer technicians, subcontractors and other external stakeholders. Total financial investment figures for the project were not released. The approximately 500-square-meter facility will be built on the same campus as GE's current manufacturing […]

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  • VIP Travel and Dining In China 6:36 pm on July 9, 2015 Permalink  

    Poolside BBQ Party at Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park in Shanghai 

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  • CSR and Sustainability Editor 5:11 am on July 7, 2015 Permalink  

    Hong Kong Now Requires Ships To Use Cleaner Fuel 

    Hong Kong is cleaning up its air by asking all ocean-going vessels to conform to new, cleaner fuel guidelines. Ocean-going vessels will have to use low-sulphur fuel while berthing in Hong Kong starting from July 1, 2015. Under the Air Pollution Control (Ocean Going Vessels) (Fuel at Berth) Regulation (Cap. 311AA), which came into effect […]

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  • CSR and Sustainability Editor 10:11 am on July 6, 2015 Permalink  

    Guizhou Tourism Spot Added To World Heritage List 

    China's Tusi culture was added to the World Heritage List at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany on July 4. The ruins of Hailongtun castle in Guizhou Province represents the three heritage sites that applied for a listing as world cultural heritage sites. These provide insight into the background of […]

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  • CSR and Sustainability Editor 12:36 am on July 4, 2015 Permalink  

    Beijing Power Plant Works With American Firm To Reduce Emissions 

    U.S.-based GE is working with Chinese authorities to help reduce emissions from the Taiyanggong Thermal Power Station in Beijing. GE Power Generation Services is upgrading and rebuilding two gas turbines at the Taiyanggong plant. Under the terms of the agreement signed in December, GE is to deliver parts for the upgrades by the end of […]

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