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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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      South China Morning Post (subscription)Kung Hei Fat Choy! What to expect in China's Year of the MonkeySouth China Morning Post (subscription)Tensions in the South China Sea are also expected to rise, as China is likely to continue building structures in the disputed waters. How the United States and China handle the issue – especially the Pentagon'
    • China Struggles for Balance in Response to North Korea's Boldness - New York Times February 7, 2016
      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 probably 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 rocket ...Why
    • Labor demands answers on government frontbencher Stuart Robert's China trip - Sydney Morning Herald February 7, 2016
      Sydney Morning HeraldLabor demands answers on government frontbencher Stuart Robert's China tripSydney Morning HeraldScandal is threatening to engulf another Turnbull government minister, with Labor accusing Stuart Robert of potentially breaching frontbench rules over his role in a mining deal between a major Liberal Party donor and China. Mr Robert has
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    • Chinese Animal Trainers Looking for Respect in the Year of the Monkey - New York Times February 7, 2016
      New York TimesChinese Animal Trainers Looking for Respect in the Year of the MonkeyNew York TimesHundreds of buskers from this rural part of Henan Province in central China roam the country to perform street-side shows with chattering macaques who wear red vests and impertinent scowls. Their grizzled masters hope that this simian-themed year will ...and more
    • Holding Back China's Capital Flight 'Dam' Is Key - Bloomberg February 7, 2016
      BloombergHolding Back China's Capital Flight 'Dam' Is KeyBloombergThat puts a premium on maintaining confidence in the outlook, amid volatility in the stock market and a trenchant decline in old-line industries including shipbuilding as China shifts its economy toward services and consumption. Continued progress in ...China's Forex Reserv
    • China's digital giants engage in 'red envelope' wars - Financial Times February 7, 2016
      Financial TimesChina's digital giants engage in 'red envelope' warsFinancial TimesChina's internet companies are ramping up handouts of coupons, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cash, in the annual effort to buy customers on China's grandest public holiday. In a week of feasting, reunions, and charity for the ...an
    • 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 »
    • 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 »