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China Current Events: June 30

Plane hijacking foiled in restive western China Passengers and crew foiled a hijacking attempt by six people on a plane in China’s restive far-western Xinjiang region Friday, a regional airline and state media said.  Read more Shanghai ‘face-eater’ tries to chew off woman’s face According to local Chinese press, an intoxicated bus driver in Wenzhou […]

China Current Events: June 29

Investigation finds widespread abuses at Apple China factories A rights group said it had found “deplorable” conditions at Apple suppliers in China, following a probe of several firms that make the US technology giant’s hugely popular products.  Read more United Technologies sent military copter tech to China United Technologies Corp on Thursday admitted selling China […]

Current Events in China: June 28

Riot in Guangdong village after son of migrant worker beaten A riot took place in a village under the jurisdcition of Zhongshan in China’s southern province of Guangdong after local officials beat a 13-year-old boy from Sichuan, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reported on Jun. 27.  Read more Uproar over ‘soft’ penalties after China abortion scandal […]

China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

China Current Events: June 26

Husband of Chinese woman forced to have abortion ‘disappears’ A father whose seven month-old unborn daughter was forcibly aborted by Chinese officials has gone into hiding after his family were branded as “national traitors” for speaking to the foreign media.  Read more China has forced refugees back to Myanmar conflict zone Chinese authorities have forced […]

Current Events in China: June 25

Chinese ship ‘accidentally rams’ Philippines boat The Philippines alleged on Sunday that a Chinese vessel accidentally rammed a local fishing boat north of a disputed South China Sea shoal, killing one and leaving four others missing.  Read more SW China quake leaves at least four dead, over 100 injured At least two people died and […]

China Current Events: June 23

China manufacturing hits 7-month low: HSBC Chinese manufacturing activity hit a seven-month low in June, data from HSBC showed Thursday, putting pressure on Beijing to do more to boost the world’s second-largest economy.  Read more China behind N. Korea embargo breaches: UN A U.N. panel has found Chinese involvement in more than half of the […]

China Current Events: June 22

Beijing strongly protests Hanoi’s claim over islands China said it summoned Vietnam’s ambassador Thursday and strongly protested a law adopted by the Vietnamese parliament that places the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands under Hanoi’s sovereignty.  Read more Two Tibetans immolate themselves holding flags in Qinghai, west China Two young Tibetans, a herder and a migrant […]

Current Events in China: June 21

China denies military drill with Russia, Syria, Iran China on Wednesday said there was no truth to an Iranian media report about a joint military drill involving China, Russia, Syria and Iran.  Read more Russia jails two men for giving China nuke secrets Russia has jailed two university professors for passing top secret information on […]

China Current Events: June 20

Neil Heywood scandal widens to Cambodia as Patrick Devillers arrested The investigation into the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood took another twist after it emerged that the former business partner of his alleged killer had been arrested in Cambodia.  Read more China dissatisfied over Vietnam’s island patrols: spokesman A spokesman for China’s Foreign […]

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      New York TimesChina Struggles for Balance in Response to North Korea's BoldnessNew York TimesBEIJING — When the veteran Chinese diplomat Wu Dawei left for North Korea last week, he most likely knew he had been dispatched on mission impossible: to persuade the country's young leader, Kim Jong-un, to climb down from his threat to launch a ...The Late
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      BloombergHolding Back China's Capital Flight 'Dam' Is KeyBloombergChina's reserves, once a continuously rising hoard, fell $99.5 billion in January, continuing a slump from 2015 as the People's Bank of China sought to shore up the yuan. While estimates of the sources of the hard-currency outflows differ, much of the ...China FX reser
    • China's digital giants engage in 'red envelope' wars - Financial Times February 7, 2016
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    • What stock market turmoil means for China's economy - Financial Times February 7, 2016
      Financial TimesWhat stock market turmoil means for China's economyFinancial TimesChina's stock market tremors this year have shaken investors across the world. But there is some consolation from January's 23 per cent fall in the Shanghai Composite index: the panic has little direct effect on the country's economy.and more »
    • New breed investors embrace China's white-knuckle ride - Reuters February 7, 2016
      ReutersNew breed investors embrace China's white-knuckle rideReutersBEIJING A new breed of small investor is riding China's rollercoaster stock markets, looking for a quick buck and thriving on the volatility that has sent others scurrying to the exit clutching their stomachs. Last summer's 40 percent crash and a 20 ...and more »
    • Capital flight, not debt, could shock China's economy: BTIM's Gor warns - Sydney Morning Herald February 7, 2016
      Sydney Morning HeraldCapital flight, not debt, could shock China's economy: BTIM's Gor warnsSydney Morning HeraldCapital outflows leading to the exhaustion of China's foreign exchange reserves are a bigger trigger for a hard landing in the Chinese economy than its enormous pile of debt, warns one of Australia's most prominent fund manager
    • Strife and Death in China's P2P Sector - Wall Street Journal (blog) February 7, 2016
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Strife and Death in China's P2P SectorWall Street Journal (blog)China's peer-to-peer lending sector, those mostly online platforms that connect borrowers with lenders, has been plagued by mismanagement, fraud and now, in at least one case, death. Tongxin Venture Capital, a P2P platform based in eastern Shandong ...
    • China starts investigation of Sinochem Group president Cai Xiyou - CNBC February 6, 2016
      CNBCChina starts investigation of Sinochem Group president Cai XiyouCNBCCai Xiyou, president of Sinochem Group, the Chinese energy and chemicals conglomerates, has been put under investigation for serious discipline violations, China's main anti-corruption agency said on Saturday, using the usual euphemism for graft.and more »
    • The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World Cup - The Guardian (blog) February 6, 2016
      The Guardian (blog)The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World CupThe Guardian (blog)A mildly bemused Jackson Martínez being paraded before the cameras at Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao following his £31m move from Atlético Madrid, part-owned by the Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin. A gurning Sergio Agüero squeezing between ...and
    • Wanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys Men - New York Times February 6, 2016
      New York TimesWanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys MenNew York TimesEducation officials across China are aggressively recruiting male teachers, as the Chinese news media warns of a need to “salvage masculinity in schools.” The call for more male-oriented education has prompted a broader debate about gender equality and ...and more »