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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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    • Hong Kong, the dealmaker for China's 'One Belt, One Road' - South China Morning Post May 29, 2016
      South China Morning PostHong Kong, the dealmaker for China's 'One Belt, One Road'South China Morning PostThe success of the “Belt and Road” initiative will not be a solo effort for China – it needs a chorus of supporting partnerships from participating countries. Hong Kong's strengths in finance, logistics, trade and market infrastructure
    • 'Very Uncool' In China: Will Starbucks Become Mundane? - Forbes May 29, 2016
      Forbes'Very Uncool' In China: Will Starbucks Become Mundane?Forbes“On June 16, we will open in China what will in all probability become the Starbucks highest grossing retail store in the world virtually overnight,” said CEO Howard Schultz in an April conference call. “It is a stunning new Starbucks store at the main ...
    • The Plan Taiwan Needs to Defend against China - The National Interest Online May 29, 2016
      The National Interest OnlineThe Plan Taiwan Needs to Defend against ChinaThe National Interest OnlineTherefore, as the Tsai administration performs the onerous act of balancing between stability in the Taiwan Strait and meeting the expectations of its China-wary citizens, it must continue to prepare against the eventuality that China could resort to ...Chine
    • This is How a Bloody US-China War Could Start - The National Interest Online May 29, 2016
      The National Interest OnlineThis is How a Bloody US-China War Could StartThe National Interest OnlineEditor's note: The following is a translation of Chapter 14 of the book If the U.S.and China Go to War《假如中美开战》 by the author and analyst Chen Pokong. The current volume was published in Chinese in 2013 and was later translated to Japanese.
    • China's richest man opens Wanda World to rival Shanghai Disney - The Guardian May 29, 2016
      The GuardianChina's richest man opens Wanda World to rival Shanghai DisneyThe GuardianChina's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, has opened an entertainment complex that it is positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5bn Shanghai theme park opening next month. Wanda executives unveiled the $3bn ...China Wan
    • Cargo trains link China, Germany - China.org.cn May 29, 2016
      Cargo trains link China, GermanyChina.org.cnA cargo train linking Germany and northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began operation on Saturday, local authorities said. It takes ten days for the train to reach Germany's industrial city of Duisburg from Xinjiang's regional capital ...
    • Black man is washed whiter in China's racist detergent advert - The Guardian May 28, 2016
      The GuardianBlack man is washed whiter in China's racist detergent advertThe GuardianThe company behind a Chinese advert for detergent that has been dubbed the most racist ever has defended the bizarre content, saying any discrimination is in the eye of the viewer. In the advert a pouch of Qiaobi cleaning liquid is forced into the man ...Chinese firm ap
    • China Promoting Tourism for Disputed Paracel Islands - New York Times May 28, 2016
      New York TimesChina Promoting Tourism for Disputed Paracel IslandsNew York TimesThe Paracels, a cluster of islands on the western edge of the South China Sea where Vietnam and Taiwan also have claims, are perfect for tourism, water sports and romantic weddings, Mr. Xiao told China Daily, a state-run English-language newspaper, in ...and more »
    • Xi Jinping Says China Should Invest More In the Elderly - Fortune May 28, 2016
      FortuneXi Jinping Says China Should Invest More In the ElderlyFortuneChina should increase investment in care for the elderly, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of the country's top leaders on its aging population, official Xinhua news agency reported. “Our policies measures, work base, institutional mechanisms, and ...and more »
    • A President Trump Would Have Limited South China Sea Options - Forbes May 28, 2016
      ForbesA President Trump Would Have Limited South China Sea OptionsForbesPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talks tough, particularly when it comes to China . He has already blasted China for being a currency manipulator, which they are. It's no secret that China artificially drives down its currency's ...China unhappy with G7I