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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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    • 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
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    • 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
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      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
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    • 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
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      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