China Current Events

Chinese News Site Updated Daily

Current Events in China: April 12

Posted on | April 12, 2012 | No Comments

Surname of Ex-Official’s Wife Adds New Twist to Mystery

Chinese women, like Chinese men, are identified by their surnames followed by their given names. When Chinese women marry, they almost never take their husband’s family name, and instead keep their own, which is typically that of their father’s family.

China purges Bo from power, investigates wife for murder

China’s biggest political crisis in decades took a dramatic turn with the removal of one of the Communist Party’s biggest stars from his post and his wife’s arrest on suspicion of murder.  Bo Xilai, the charismatic former party leader of Chongqing city, had been tipped for the very highest echelons of power in China until he was sacked from the post last month before being suspended from the Politburo on Tuesday.

Manila, Beijing commit to diplomacy in standoff

The Philippines and China agreed to resolve an ongoing naval standoff diplomatically, but neither side was ready to back down Wednesday in the most dangerous confrontation in the disputed South China Sea in years.

The rise and fall of China’s golden couple

The investigation into the death of the Briton Neil Heywood has unlocked a tale of corruption at the heart of the ruling elite.

Philippines and China clash as tensions rise over oil-rich seas

The Philippines’ biggest warship, obtained from the United States last year, was locked in a standoff with Chinese vessels over fishing in the South China Sea yesterday, increasing tensions in disputed waters rich in oil and gas deposits.

Comments

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • RSS China Current Events

    • China Shares Seesaw in Volatile Trading - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Seesaw in Volatile TradingWall Street JournalChina's shares bounced from their lows Tuesday, after an 8.5% drop a day earlier spurred declines in global markets and prompted questions about what Beijing's next steps to stem selling might be. The Shanghai Composite Index was down 0.8% at 3694.67 ...China's stock
    • China's Yuan Pushes Deeper Into Global Financial System - Wall Street Journal July 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Yuan Pushes Deeper Into Global Financial SystemWall Street JournalChina's domestic stock market may be in turmoil but the country's currency, known as the yuan or renminbi, is making a seemingly relentless push deeper into the global financial system. The latest step: the London Metal Exchange, the world's large
    • Wall Street drops as China stock slump stokes growth fears - Reuters July 27, 2015
      ReutersWall Street drops as China stock slump stokes growth fearsReutersWall Street sank on Monday, with the Nasdaq losing almost 1 percent after the steepest decline in Chinese stocks in eight years increased concerns that cooling growth in the world's No. 2 economy could hurt China's trading partners. The Dow Jones ...US stocks follow China'
    • Why this Chinese stock plunge could be different - CNBC July 27, 2015
      CNBCWhy this Chinese stock plunge could be differentCNBCStocks account for only about 9 percent of household wealth in China, and major market indices are still higher on the year, so relatively few regular Chinese were severely burned by Monday's move. Still, the fallout from July's downturn—and the ...China's economy is getting sick. Will it
    • This is how bad China would have to get to stop Fed - CNBC July 27, 2015
      CNBCThis is how bad China would have to get to stop FedCNBCChina's stock market selloff is unlikely to slow the Fed's path to rate hikes, unless it creates an economic slowdown or deflationary spiral that slams the global economy. The Fed begins its two-day meeting Tuesday, but economists mostly expect little ...and more »
    • Chinese mother saves son seconds before falling to death inside escalator - CNN July 27, 2015
      CNNChinese mother saves son seconds before falling to death inside escalatorCNNChinese state media on Monday named the woman as 31-year-old Xiang Liujuan. Struggling with only her upper body above the metal structure, Xiang is seen pushing her son forward. The boy is quickly pulled to safety by a mall employee standing near the ...China aghast as woman crush
    • China growth fears crush oil and commodities - USA TODAY July 27, 2015
      USA TODAYChina growth fears crush oil and commoditiesUSA TODAYOil prices continued their steep slide Monday, with a barrel of U.S.-produced crude hitting a 52-week low of $47.20 a barrel as investors reacted to the biggest one-day stock sell off in China since 2007, and worries about an oil glut gained steam amid ...and more »
    • Monster Hunt movie sets China box office record - BBC News July 27, 2015
      BBC NewsMonster Hunt movie sets China box office recordBBC NewsFantasy comedy Monster Hunt has become the highest-grossing domestic film in China, state media said. Xinhua state news agency said that as of Sunday afternoon the film had earned 1.317bn yuan ($212m, £137m) since it opened on 16 July. The previous ...Monster Hunt breaks Chinese box office record
    • This move in China could be a big boon for game console makers - Fortune July 27, 2015
      FortuneThis move in China could be a big boon for game console makersFortuneIn January last year, China relaxed their ban by allowing “foreign-invested enterprises” to manufacture consoles inside Shanghai's Free Economic Zone. The government, however, emphasized that new rules would be drafted to govern the entry of consoles ...China eliminates all rest
    • As China's Global Footprint Grows, So Do Risks for Chinese Abroad - Wall Street Journal July 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAs China's Global Footprint Grows, So Do Risks for Chinese AbroadWall Street JournalBEIJING—Sunday's suicide truck bombing in Somalia killed a Chinese policeman and wounded three members of the Chinese embassy staff, illustrating the growing risks Chinese nationals face as the country's global footprint expands. The attack o