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Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Green Plans, Espionage & Corruption, To Huawei, Zijin & McDonald’s)

In case you missed it, while enjoying some Chinese New Year holidays, here is our latest pick of last weeks news:

1. Environment RT @GreenerChina: Q&A: Energy, Water, and China’s Economy http://tinyurl.com/4rfmtrc [1]#china #consumption (Also see: @ChinaDailyUSA China will invest $608 billion in water conservation projects over next 10 years http://bit.ly/gmYDCT [2]; Emissions infographic RT @latestchina: Guardian: An atlas of pollution: The world in carbon dioxide emissions http://goo.gl/fb/CPQOz [3])

2. 5YP RT @inapozon: #China 5-year plan due in March hailed as greenest strategy document in country’s history http://bit.ly/haenEZ [4] (Also see: @christinelu “China plans to spend big on nuclear power, high-speed rail” [Reuters] part of $1.5 trillion in 7 key industries. http://reut.rs/hhtGPC [5]). We continue to track news of the 12th 5-Year Plan in our post here [6]:

3. ODI RT @shanghaiist: Infographic: China’s overseas investments in 2010 http://shst.me/6o [7](Also see: Hungary for ODI RT @BeyondBrics: Wanhua deal paves China’s way in emerging Europe http://bit.ly/hivBU9 [8]; ODI update RT @WSJAsiaBiz: Cnooc, Chesapeake Agree Deal http://on.wsj.com/gBcVUt [9])

4. Huawei & the State RT @niubi: EU Finds China Gives Aid to Huawei, ZTE – WSJ.com http://on.wsj.com/ic8wYF [10]wondr how long it took EU to figure this out (Also see: More profits RT @ChinaDailyUSA: …Huawei boosts revenue up 24% to become world’s second-largest equipment provider http://bit.ly/ec73tN [11])

5. Corruption, guanxi & a PhD RT @gadyepstein: A primer on how to do bribery right in China http://bit.ly/eTFOuc [12]By John Garnaut (also see: RT @chinahearsay: SEC: Maxwell Bribed Chinese Officials To Win Contracts | WSJ http://goo.gl/gr5mO [13] yet another China-related FCPA case)

6. Industrial Espionage RT @eobserver: Reading: The Guardian: Leaked French intelligence reports accuse China of industrial espionage http://goo.gl/xVPlb [14]

7. Gold RT @ftchina: China on track to become top gold buyer http://bit.ly/hf3qRs [15](also see: & diamond RT @JingDaily: Diamond Rush: Harry Winston Eyes China Expansion http://t.co/9flJful [16])

8. Zijin Update RT @gadyepstein: RT @eobserver: CRI: Zijin Fined US$4.5m for Deadly Toxic Spill http://goo.gl/wUiCz [17]

9. More (fast) food for thought RT @ftchina: Fast food battle heats up in China http://bit.ly/hK1mnT [18](also see: Localising delivery, 13th city RT @chinaretailnews: #Retail: McDonald’s Launches 24-Hour Delivery Service In Dalian http://j.mp/eVxgYW [19])

10. Huntsman @BullishChina Huntsman to leave Obama post in China -presidential run next? – USA Today http://sns.ly/Osbuy6 [20]

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A lot more investment is going into water. Here is a reminder of what already went into the Three Gorges:

Three Gorges Dam [23]
Three Gorges Dam
Infrastructure MENA online take a detailed look at the Three Gorges Dam and come up with some very interesting statistics.
By GDS Infographics on Flickr