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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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    • US Stocks Slightly Higher Despite Poor China Trade Data - Wall Street Journal October 13, 2015
      Wall Street JournalUS Stocks Slightly Higher Despite Poor China Trade DataWall Street JournalU.S. stocks drifted higher on Tuesday as investors looked past the latest evidence that China's economy is slowing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 27 points, or 0.2%, to 17159, after falling as much as 97 points earlier. The S&P 500 added 0.1%,
    • How China's military buildup threatens the US - CNBC October 13, 2015
      CNBCHow China's military buildup threatens the USCNBCAs China continues to pour billions into its massive military buildup, a pressing concern is its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea. Within the next two weeks the Pentagon is expected to send U.S. Navy warships to the area that will steam ...US Tells Asian Allies That Navy Will Patrol Near I
    • A Land China Loves and Hates - International New York Times October 13, 2015
      International New York TimesA Land China Loves and HatesInternational New York TimesHONG KONG — On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a major Chinese television network broadcast a documentary that investigated how Chinese people viewed not only those pivotal events but America itself. One man, referring to the slaughter ...and more »
    • Dow futures fall 100 points after weak China trade data - CNBC October 13, 2015
      CNBCDow futures fall 100 points after weak China trade dataCNBCU.S. stock index futures ticked lower on Tuesday, following European and Asian shares downwards, after weak trade data added to concerns about slowing growth in China. Dow Jones industrial average futures were off more than 100 points, while futures ...Wall St. recovers but China concerns weighRe
    • Europe lower on China concerns; SABMiller pops 9% - CNBC October 13, 2015
      BloombergEurope lower on China concerns; SABMiller pops 9%CNBCEuropean stocks extended losses on Tuesday as the shine slipped from Asian markets on the back of concerning China data. The pan-European STOXX 600 was 1.3 percent lower at the start of trade.Europe Stocks Fall as China Data Reignite Global Growth ConcernBloombergAsian shares hit by weak China tra
    • China cabin crew 'industry ritual' sparks online outrage - BBC News October 13, 2015
      BBC NewsChina cabin crew 'industry ritual' sparks online outrageBBC NewsPhotos of female cabin crew lying in the overhead luggage compartments on board a Chinese airline have gone viral on social media. The images, which were uploaded on the popular chat app WeChat, have been called bullying by netizens. The post said ...A hazing ritual forced Chin
    • Top China paper says US, Russia playing Cold War game in Syria - Reuters October 13, 2015
      ReutersTop China paper says US, Russia playing Cold War game in SyriaReutersBEIJING China's top newspaper on Tuesday accused both the United States and Russia of replaying their Cold War rivalry by engaging in military action in Syria, saying they needed to realize that era is over and should instead push for peace talks.China says Russia, US must avoid
    • China imports collapse in September, exports remain weak - CNBC October 13, 2015
      CNBCChina imports collapse in September, exports remain weakCNBCChina's trade slump extended into September, with imports collapsing and exports remaining feeble, underscoring the fragile state of the world's number two economy. Dollar-denominated imports plunged by a worse-than-expected 20.4 percent in September ...China Growth in Focus as Exports
    • Asian Shares Fall After China Trade Data - Wall Street Journal October 13, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAsian Shares Fall After China Trade DataWall Street JournalMost Asian markets fell Tuesday after Chinese trade data offered the latest sign of slowing demand both at home and abroad. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell 1.1%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed 0.6% lower.China Imports S
    • Asian shares fall after China imports fuel growth woes - CNBC October 12, 2015
      CNBCAsian shares fall after China imports fuel growth woesCNBCAsian shares outside China slid deeper into the red on Tuesday, with resources names leading losses after latest trade figures rekindled concerns over demand from the world's second-biggest economy. Commodity currencies also took a hit, with the ...Markets Fall In Possible Over Reaction To Ch