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China Current Events: August 1

China prepares vast stimulus as slump threatens Asia China has ditched its reform strategy and prepared a vast stimulus package as the country’s soft-landing turns uncomfortably hard, with recession warnings flashing across East Asia.  Read more China shifts to capital account deficit in Q2 China’s capital and financial account shifted to a deficit of 71.4 […]

Current Events in China: July 31

China to survey surface of the Moon with Chang’e 3 in 2013 China aims to land its first probe on the Moon in the second half of next year, state media reported on Monday, the next step in an ambitious space program which includes building a space station.  Read more Chinese investment in US ‘set […]

China Current Events: July 30

Wu and He take first gold in diving competition They went into the women’s 3m synchronized springboard competition as overwhelming favorites and they didn’t disappoint: Wun Minxia and He Zi opened the diving competition in the Aquatics center with a stunning performance that hints that the Chinese diving team might be able to complete the […]

Current Events in China: July 28

Chinese man rides rickshaw to London for games It’s a tale of Olympian proportions: A man, a rickshaw, and a slow journey from a Chinese village to London through 16 countries.  Read more China steps up stimulus spending at local level China is stepping up stimulus spending at the local level seeking to counter its […]

China Current Events: July 27

Gu Kailai poisoned Neil Heywood ‘after he threatened her son’ The wife of one of China’s most senior political leaders has been charged with murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood over his alleged threat to her son’s “personal security”, state media announced yesterday.  Read more China develops attack copter, denies piracy allegations China today confirmed […]

Current Events in China: July 26

Beijing sees reshuffle amid flood scandal Beijing’s mayor and a vice mayor have resigned, state media reported Wednesday, in what is likely a routine reshuffling that comes amid public questioning of the city government’s handling of rainstorms that left at least 37 dead in the capital. Read more China to form high-speed railway network by […]

China Current Events: July 25

Slowing economy sharply weakens China’s tax revenue growth The Chinese government collected much less tax in the first half of this year as the economy expanded at its slowest pace since the depth of the global financial crisis, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Tuesday.  Read more China announces South […]

Current Events in China: July 24

Beijing rains kill 37, raise debates As China’s flood-ravaged capital dealt with the aftermath of the heaviest rain in six decades Monday, including the deaths of 37 people, questions were being raised about whether the city’s push for modernization came at the expense of basic infrastructure such as drainage networks.  Read more CNOOC to buy […]

Current Events in China: July 23

Ten die as record rainfall pounds Beijing The heaviest rain to hit Beijing in over 60 years left at least 10 people dead and forced more than 50,000 to evacuate, state media said Sunday.  Read more Island row escalates as China plans to set up military garrison China announced Sunday it will establish a military […]

China Current Events: July 21

Chinese court upholds Ai Weiwei’s US$2.4 mil. tax fine A Chinese court on Friday upheld a US$2.4 million fine for tax evasion against the country’s most famous dissident, Ai Weiwei, after barring him from attending the hearing, in a case that critics accuse Beijing of using to muzzle the outspoken artist.  Read more China’s population […]

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    • China to relocate almost 1000 chemical plants in wake of Tianjin blasts - The Guardian August 30, 2015
      The GuardianChina to relocate almost 1000 chemical plants in wake of Tianjin blastsThe GuardianMeanwhile an amendment to China's air pollution law has been adopted in an attempt to clean up the country's toxic air pollution. The amendment, passed by the standing committee of the National People's Congress, requires that a standard for gasoline
    • Black Monday: The great fall of China - Aljazeera.com (blog) August 30, 2015
      Aljazeera.com (blog)Black Monday: The great fall of ChinaAljazeera.com (blog)This week, China, the world's second largest economy, suffered massive financial losses when trillions of dollars were wiped from the country's stock markets. On August 24, Chinese stocks suffered their steepest fall in one day, with Shanghai's main ...China threatens
    • China Places Cap on Local Government Debt - Wall Street Journal August 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Places Cap on Local Government DebtWall Street JournalBEIJING -- Chinese lawmakers have placed a 16-trillion-yuan ($2.5 trillion) cap on local government debt as Beijing looks for ways to address one of the major impediments to the world's second-largest economy. The Standing Committee of China's National ...Sex with undera
    • China free trade agreement 'undeniably good for Australia,' Julie Bishop says - ABC Online August 30, 2015
      ABC OnlineChina free trade agreement 'undeniably good for Australia,' Julie Bishop saysABC OnlineMr Oliver said he met with people involved in the free trade deal negotiations in China last year who told him they wrote labour mobility into the agreement. "They made very clear they wanted this, that this was a key part of the arrangement becaus
    • China ready to launch military power from artificial islands in South China Sea - Sydney Morning Herald August 30, 2015
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina ready to launch military power from artificial islands in South China SeaSydney Morning HeraldChina has won the first round of its contest for control in the South China Sea by completing construction of an archipelago of artificial islands, say senior Australian sources. And there is little that will stop China from winning the ne
    • China's Leadership Fans Smoldering Antipathy Toward Japan - New York Times August 30, 2015
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina's Leadership Fans Smoldering Antipathy Toward JapanNew York TimesBEIJING — By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates — including with a massive military parade — the victory over Japan 70 years ago. Combined with ...China is set to dis
    • China is growing at 'reasonable' pace despite pressures: Premier Li - Reuters August 30, 2015
      ReutersChina is growing at 'reasonable' pace despite pressures: Premier LiReutersLi said China would "enact more targeted and responsive macro-regulation to offset downward economic pressure, more robust reform and innovation efforts to energize the market, and more effective delivery to secure the positive momentum for growth".China Prem
    • Two things Trump gets right about China, sort of - Fortune August 29, 2015
      FortuneTwo things Trump gets right about China, sort ofFortuneMarco Rubio closed out the week by crowding into South Carolina to speechify on the Chinese threat. That felt appropriate, considering China itself launched the week by turning global markets upside down. Watch the remarks in reverse order — try Rubio ...Donald Trump Says 'China'Huffingt
    • China's minister defends intervention: 'We must take action' - CNNMoney August 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyChina's minister defends intervention: 'We must take action'CNNMoneyExpect the Chinese government not to sit still when its financial markets are falling apart. If there is "systemic risk to the financial system, we must take action," China's Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao told CNN in an exclusive interview Friday.an
    • Consumer Anxiety in China Undermines Government's Economic Plans - New York Times August 29, 2015
      New York TimesConsumer Anxiety in China Undermines Government's Economic PlansNew York TimesBEIJING — In recent days, an advice column has circulated widely on China's most popular social media phone app. Titled “Guide on Safe Passage Through the Economic Crisis,” it is aimed at young Chinese urban professionals. Its nuggets of wisdom ...A Cunning