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China Current Events: September 1

31 people killed as bus plunges into ditch in China At least 31 people were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged into a ditch in central China on Thursday, the second major road accident in a week.  Read more Starbucks loses lawsuit to ban Chinese imitator Starbucks has failed to prevent a […]

Current Events in China: August 31

Death toll from blast at China coal mine rises to 26: Xinhua The death toll from a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China has risen to 26 and rescue workers were trying to pull out another 21 still trapped underground, state media said Thursday.  Read more Chinese toddler’s karaoke tantrum ends in […]

China Current Events: August 30

China industrial profits fall for 4th straight month Profits at China’s industrial companies tumbled in July for a fourth straight month, a sign of enduring economic weakness that adds to pressure on Beijing to drive a sluggish recovery.  Read more Air China flight returns to Beijing after threat: report An Air China plane bound for […]

Current Events in China: August 29

Two Tibetans self-immolate in China: sources Two Tibetan men have died after setting fire to themselves in China, a U.S. broadcaster and two overseas pressure groups said Tuesday, taking the number of such protests to more than 50 since 2009.  Read more Credit crisis in China’s richest province Zhejiang Earlier this summer, a team of […]

Current Events in China: August 28

Revenues of China’s software industry up 25.4 pct The software industry garnered more than 1.3 trillion yuan (205 billion U.S. dollars) in revenues in the first seven months of this year, up 25.4 percent year on year, government data showed Monday.  Read more China adds 76 mln mobile phone users in first 7 months China […]

China Current Events: August 27

Death toll rises to 36 in NW China road accident A 39-seat bus and a methanol-loaded tanker collided and caught fire on an expressway in Yan’an early Sunday morning and 36 people were killed in the accident. Only three people aboard the bus survived the accident, but they all suffered injuries, said the local police.  […]

Current Events in China: August 25

Liu Xiang speaks out amid injury ‘trick’ rumors China’s star hurdler Liu Xiang insisted he felt “healthy” just moments before injury ended his Olympic career, as controversy erupted over an alleged cover-up.  Read more China joins smartphone revolution The smartphone industry is preparing for new successes as it has been revealed that Chinese people are […]

China Current Events: August 24

China carmakers have toughest H1 since crisis Chinese automakers have had their toughest first half since the global financial crisis and the rest of this year looks set to be tougher still as the world’s largest auto market sputters in a slowing economy.  Read more More easing seen as China factory survey disappoints China’s manufacturing […]

Current Events in China: August 23

Chinese firms say tech level on par with Korea About 40 percent of Chinese companies in South Korea believe that Chinese technology has enhanced enough to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Korean technology, according to a survey released on Tuesday.  Read more China study warns rural wealth gap near ‘danger’ level China’s rural inequality is nearing “danger” […]

Current Events in China: August 22

Anti-Japan protests spread across China Anti-Japan protests have spread across Chinese cities with protesters smashing Japanese branded cars and restaurants. Protesters are expressing their anger against the visit by Japanese activists and lawmakers to the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which is claimed by both countries.  Read more Shell plans at least $1 billion a year China […]

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    • Three arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest, scuffles with police - Reuters March 1, 2015
      Voice of AmericaThree arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest, scuffles with policeReutersProtesters in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China, chanted to "cancel the multiple-entry permit" and "topple the Chinese Communist Party" as they complained against so-called parallel traders,
    • Documentary on Air Pollution Grips China - New York Times (blog) March 1, 2015
      New York Times (blog)Documentary on Air Pollution Grips ChinaNew York Times (blog)Over the weekend, many millions of Chinese watched, gripped and outraged, a 104-minute video that begins with a slight woman in jeans and a white blouse walking onto a stage dimly lit in blue. The woman, Chai Jing, shows the somber-looking audience a ...Former State TV Reporter
    • Prince William To Tackle China Wildlife Trade - Sky News March 1, 2015
      International Business Times UKPrince William To Tackle China Wildlife TradeSky NewsTrade will be one focus but he is also expected to tackle China's role in ending the illegal wildlife trade. He will represent the Queen as well as the Government for some engagements, but for others he will be an ambassador for British business at a ...Prince William in
    • India raises defence budget modestly as it confronts China challenge - Reuters March 1, 2015
      ReutersIndia raises defence budget modestly as it confronts China challengeReutersAfter years of neglect, India is trying to narrow the military gap with China, which has been building up its fleet of ships and submarines making forays in the Indian Ocean. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, unveiling the federal budget for 2015/16, said ...India's Economy C
    • China factory sector shrinks in February, official PMI shows - CNBC March 1, 2015
      CNBCChina factory sector shrinks in February, official PMI showsCNBCDespite the raft of stimulus moves, a newspaper owned by the central bank warned on Wednesday that China is dangerously close to slipping into deflation, highlighting the nervousness among policymakers about a sputtering economy that is not gaining ...China's Official Manufacturing PMI
    • China Takes the Easy Way Out - Wall Street Journal March 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Takes the Easy Way OutWall Street JournalChina's central bank is starting to seem in a hurry to loosen policy. That is a worrying sign for its economy. The People's Bank of China on Saturday night cut benchmark lending and deposit rates, each by a quarter percentage point. It is the third ...China central bank steps up easi
    • Root seller: American ginseng has a loyal Chinese clientele - Los Angeles Times March 1, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesRoot seller: American ginseng has a loyal Chinese clienteleLos Angeles TimesOne of the most popular holiday gifts in China is ginseng, stamped with an unusual guarantee: 100% American. Few consumers are more faithful to American products than Chinese users of ginseng: the U.S. exported $77.3 million in ginseng roots last year, ...
    • China's Neighbors Bulk Up Militaries - Wall Street Journal February 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Neighbors Bulk Up MilitariesWall Street JournalMANILA—China's neighbors are moving forward with the modernization of their militaries with new fighter jets, submarines and other hardware, even as Beijing has tried to tamp down territorial tensions in the region. The military buildup is an ...and more »
    • China advisory body ousts former top Hu Jintao aide - Reuters February 28, 2015
      ReutersChina advisory body ousts former top Hu Jintao aideReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China expelled a disgraced senior aide to former President Hu Jintao from a high-profile advisory body on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported on its website, marking the latest step in a significant political scandal.China's Xi's Speedy Power Consoli
    • Mutual Suspicion Mars Tech Trade With China - New York Times February 28, 2015
      New York TimesMutual Suspicion Mars Tech Trade With ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — At an elegant guesthouse here recently, China's top Internet regulator entertained ambassadors and diplomats with platters of tempura and roast on a spit, unusual lavishness in an era of official austerity in China, to celebrate the Chinese ...