I was born in 1957 and spent my childhood in China’s remote Xinjiang region, where my father, Ai Qing, had been exiled.
China’s GDP increased 8.9 percent for the third quarter, moving closer toward the goal of 8 percent growth for the year. Criminal trials are underway following months of police investigation.
GM’s Hummer division has commanded attention ever since the vehicles first appeared on American highways at the height of the sport utility boom.
As U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned this week that the U.S. recession is deepening and Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso said there is “no bottom in sight” for his sinking country, many investors turned to China for a measure of hope.
Tang Hui and his family prospered as migrant workers during China’s economic boom, earning $10,000 a year: enough to build a house, send a cousin to school and pay for his grandmother’s medical bills. But those good days are over. The family’s cash earnings have evaporated, snatched away by a manufacturing crash cascading across China caused by falling global demand for its goods