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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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      BloombergEthiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap LaborBloombergEthiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through ...and more » […]
    • China 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic Plague - Yahoo Health July 23, 2014
      Yahoo HealthChina 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic PlagueYahoo HealthThe 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on its perimeter are telling motorists to find alternative routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said.Dozens placed in qua […]
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      TIMEThink Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ...TIMEAirplanes At The Shanghai Pudong International Airport Air China aircraft stand parked at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images ...Hundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to […]
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      USA TODAYThe Factory in the China Food Scandal Is Foreign-Owned. That Could Have ...TIMEBrands, which operates KFC, garners more than 40% of its total operating profit from China, while McDonald's considers the country one of its most important growth markets, so neither can afford tainting their brands with tainted food. KFC and McDonald ...China detai […]
    • China's Huatong Road & Bridge Avoids Bond Default - Wall Street Journal July 23, 2014
      Gulf TimesChina's Huatong Road & Bridge Avoids Bond DefaultWall Street JournalHuatong Road & Bridge Group Co., a closely held construction company based in northern China's Shanxi province, raised sufficient funds to repay both the principal and interest of a 400 million yuan bond that was due by the end of the day, according to ...China Av […]
    • China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenched - USA TODAY July 23, 2014
      USA TODAYChina braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenchedUSA TODAYBEIJING (AP) — China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people. Authorities in eastern ...Typhoon Matmo Slams Taiwan, Now Inland Over […]
    • China Meat Supplier 'Appalled' by Allegations - Wall Street Journal July 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Meat Supplier 'Appalled' by AllegationsWall Street JournalThe episode is the latest in a long series of food-industry flaps in China that have prompted calls for improved safety standards and oversight. Concerns about the conditions of domestic hog farms and the use of antibiotics in poultry production have ... […]
    • China Tensions Choke Off Tourism to Vietnam - New York Times July 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Tensions Choke Off Tourism to VietnamNew York TimesDA NANG, Vietnam — The year began well for Mai Thanh Trung, newly employed at a travel company here that caters to Chinese tour groups. Mr. Trung said he regularly greeted charter flights from the Chinese mainland and pocketed an average monthly ...China's oil rig withdrawal from Vie […]
    • China Detains Employees of Suspect Meat Seller - ABC News July 22, 2014
      China Detains Employees of Suspect Meat SellerABC NewsFive employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. China's food safety ... […]
    • China Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US Military - Wall Street Journal July 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US MilitaryWall Street JournalDALIAN, China—China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the ...and more » […]