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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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    • Stocks fall on China slowdown concern; Brent ends below $97/bbl - Reuters September 22, 2014
      ReutersStocks fall on China slowdown concern; Brent ends below $97/bblReutersChina's finance minister, Lou Jiwei, on Sunday said the country wouldn't dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator. His comments came days after many economists lowered growth forecasts for China following the release ...Brent Declines on
    • Stocks Close Sharply Lower, With China's Economy in Focus - New York Times September 22, 2014
      ABC NewsStocks Close Sharply Lower, With China's Economy in FocusNew York TimesWorries about growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks on Monday. Investors are nervous about China following soft economic data that suggests the world's second-largest economy ...US Stocks Drop as
    • iPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in China - Washington Post (blog) September 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournaliPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in ChinaWashington Post (blog)BEIJING -- For those complaining about the price of a new iPhone, try buying one in China. Delayed by governmental red tape, the iPhone 6 is selling for as much as 10 times the U.S. price in a thriving black market that's popped up in a matter of days.China
    • Total Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project Amid Sanctions - Wall Street Journal September 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalTotal Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project Amid SanctionsWall Street JournalTotal Chief Financial Officer Patrick de la Chevardière said Monday that the company was looking to finance its share in the $27 billion Yamal liquefied-natural-gas project in euros, Chinese yuan and Russian rubles. "The effect of U.S. sanctions was .
    • Importing air pollution from China - CBC.ca September 22, 2014
      Importing air pollution from ChinaCBC.caPerhaps the best explanation I have heard about China's air problem is from Karl Pilkington, famous as the blunt-talking star of the Sky Television series Idiot Abroad. Pilkington had just landed — and looking outside, asks the camera operator ...and more »
    • Explosions Kill at Least 2 in Restive Region of China - New York Times September 22, 2014
      The GuardianExplosions Kill at Least 2 in Restive Region of ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — A series of explosions in the Xinjiang region of northwest China has killed at least two people and caused an unknown number of injuries, state news media reported Monday. The blasts, which occurred Sunday, were the latest outbreak of ...China's Xinjiang region hit
    • China media: Alibaba's global ambitions - BBC News September 22, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Alibaba's global ambitionsBBC NewsPapers see internet giant Alibaba's debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as "China's rise" in the global market. Shares in Alibaba, China's main online retailer, started trading on the NYSE on Friday significantly above their initial price ...How Do Alibaba's IPO
    • Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy ... - CNN September 22, 2014
      CNNEchoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive. Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager
    • China Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like Google - New York Times September 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like GoogleNew York TimesThe increasingly pervasive blocking of the web, together with other problems like severe air pollution in China's urban centers, has led some businesses to transfer employees to regional hubs with more open and speedier Internets, like Singapore. And ...Google Closed Off
    • China and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian Gulf - New York Times September 21, 2014
      Center for Research on GlobalizationChina and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian GulfNew York TimesOn Sunday, Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, reported that Chinese Navy ships involved in protecting shipping in the Gulf of Aden stopped at an Iranian port on Saturday for a “friendly visit.” One of the vessels was the Changchun, a gu