Patients Can Do More to Control Chronic Conditions; In the absence of cures, people can learn how to slow kidney disease, diabetes and other ills

Patients Can Do More to Control Chronic Conditions

In the absence of cures, people can learn how to slow kidney disease, diabetes and other ills

LAURA LANDRO

Updated Jan. 12, 2014 4:47 p.m. ET

By the time Gail Rae -Garwood was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease at age 60, it was already too late for prevention, and there is no cure. But Ms. Rae-Garwood decided she could do something else to preserve her quality of life: slow the progression of the disease. Read more of this post

Xiaomi, which is planning to expand abroad, paid Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to appear in front of reporters at its headquarters in Beijing

Jan 12, 2014

Startup Hopes to Capture Apple’s Magic

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at a Xiaomi event in Beijing on Sunday.

Xiaomi Inc., the startup that has rattled China’s smartphone market with its fast-selling handsets, is hoping to capture some of the magic that made Apple Inc.AAPL -0.67% a global success story. The Chinese company, which is planning to expand abroad, paid Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to appear on Sunday in front of reporters at its headquarters in Beijing. Mr. Wozniak showed up at the event–labeled as the “Lei Jun & Woz Tech Talk”–with Xiaomi’s founder and chairman, Lei Jun, and told reporters that Xiaomi’s products were “excellent” and “good enough to crack the American market.” Read more of this post

How rural China is innovating with e-commerce

How rural China is innovating with e-commerce

Published 07 January 2014 08:25, Updated 08 January 2014 10:55

Barney Tan

Every year, for the foreseeable future, another 30 million Chinese will go online to shop, according to a new Boston Consulting Group report. Pushed by a government-subsidised roll-out of internet – and poor bricks-and-mortar retailers – China could become the world’s biggest e-commerce market within four years. Read more of this post

Wave of China IPO suspensions in setback for reforms

Wave of China IPO suspensions in setback for reforms

12:27am EST

By Pete Sweeney and Lu Jianxin

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Five Chinese companies said on Monday they were postponing initial public offerings (IPOs), in a blow to Beijing’s reformist drive to give market forces a “decisive” role in the country’s stock exchanges. Read more of this post

The death of China Railway Group’s president left his successor an escalating challenge: collecting on unpaid construction-work bills in an industry plagued by record debt as borrowing costs surge

President Death Leaves Heir Overdue Rail Payments: China Credit

The death of China Railway Group Ltd. (390)’s president left his successor an escalating challenge: collecting on unpaid construction-work bills in an industry plagued by record debt as borrowing costs surge. Read more of this post

Rising rates will help cure China’s credit addiction; The government must act before the bubble bursts

January 12, 2014 3:08 pm

Rising rates will help cure China’s credit addiction

By Joe Zhang

The government must act before the bubble bursts, writes Joe Zhang

In June and December last year, China’s interbank interest rates jumped from their normal level of about 3 per cent to peak as high as 9 per cent a year. The shockwaves did not stop there. Banks scrambled for deposits and pushed up interest rates on their wealth management products. Funding costs in the vast shadow banking sector also moved up, while stocks and bonds suffered falls. Read more of this post

New frontiers: The fate of China’s economic reforms will be determined locally. Our first article looks at a wealthy city near the coast; our second, at a poorer one inland

New frontiers: The fate of China’s economic reforms will be determined locally. Our first article looks at a wealthy city near the coast; our second, at a poorer one inland.

Jan 11th 2014 | FOSHAN | From the print edition

THE furniture market in Foshan claims to be the biggest in the world. It boasts a bewildering mix of things to sit on, sleep in and eat at. One shop, named the “Louvre”, offers a range of styles from neoclassical to postmodern, which an assistant defines as a cross between European and modern, suitable for “successful people”. Read more of this post

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