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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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    • Gull Force monument on China's Hainan Island recognises mystery of Australian ... - ABC Online March 29, 2015
      ABC OnlineGull Force monument on China's Hainan Island recognises mystery of Australian ...ABC OnlineA little known story about a group of Australian soldiers who fought alongside Chinese guerrillas against the Japanese in World War II has come to the forefront of China-Australia relations. Members of Gull Force were captured in Indonesia and hundreds .
    • Australia Will Join China-Led Investment Bank, Prime Minister Says - Wall Street Journal March 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAustralia Will Join China-Led Investment Bank, Prime Minister SaysWall Street JournalCANBERRA, Australia—Australia will join a new China-led infrastructure bank, but still holds some concerns about governance of the bank, the country's conservative government said Sunday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey 
    • Vietnam Has Much at Stake in S. China Sea - DefenseNews.com March 28, 2015
      DefenseNews.comVietnam Has Much at Stake in S. China SeaDefenseNews.comPARIS — Vietnam's national security and economic development are tied up in a risk-laden dispute over the South China Sea with China, the neighboring giant whose policies are hard to predict, said Hoang Anh Tuan, director of the Vietnamese Institute ...South China Sea Dispute: China
    • More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bank - Reuters March 28, 2015
      ReutersMore countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bankReutersChina's Finance Ministry said earlier on Saturday Britain and Switzerland had been formally accepted as founding members of the AIIB, a day after Brazil accepted China's invitation to join. China's Finance Ministry said Austria had also applied to join ...UK and Switzerl
    • A new Chinese anti-corruption drive has an unfortunate name in English - Washington Post (blog) March 28, 2015
      CNNMoneyA new Chinese anti-corruption drive has an unfortunate name in EnglishWashington Post (blog)This week, authorities in Beijing announced an initiative to catch corrupt officials who have fled overseas. The plan, set to be put into action next month, will better coordinate Chinese investigations into offshore funds and "underground banks" use
    • China gearing up to overtake Japan in battle for Asian football supremacy - The Guardian (blog) March 28, 2015
      China gearing up to overtake Japan in battle for Asian football supremacyThe Guardian (blog)In the past, bright new dawns in Chinese football have been as common as clubs suddenly relocating hundreds of miles away and questions as to why a nation of 1.3 billion can't produce 11 world-class players. Yet, this time, just maybe, things are ...
    • China Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian Order - Wall Street Journal March 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian OrderWall Street JournalBOAO, China—President Xi Jinping sketched out China's vision for a new security and economic order in Asia, offering to spread the benefits of Chinese prosperity and cooperation across the region. In a speech to a regional forum Saturday, Mr. Xi ...President Xi s
    • China's Fear of Women With Pamphlets - New York Times March 28, 2015
      New York TimesChina's Fear of Women With PamphletsNew York TimesChina's growing crackdown on political dissent is stirring global protests and demands for the release of five women's rights advocates arrested this month as they sought to hand out leaflets as part of a campaign against sexual harassment on China's ...Outrage At China Treat
    • Once Bitten, Not Shy. Retail Investors Fuel Surge in Chinese Stocks - Wall Street Journal March 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalOnce Bitten, Not Shy. Retail Investors Fuel Surge in Chinese StocksWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—China's economic growth is slowing, corporate earnings are under pressure, bank loans are souring and the property market is in a funk. The surprise financial bright spot: China's long-maligned stock market. Seven years after a 72% cras
    • Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreams - Boston Globe (subscription) March 27, 2015
      Boston Globe (subscription)Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreamsBoston Globe (subscription)China's building spree, including a new, 500-acre Colombo Port City project in the capital, a new international airport, and another port in Rajapaksa's home district, was seen by many as a link in China's so-called string of pearls