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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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      DefenseNews.comChinese Spies Expand Operations in TaiwanDefenseNews.comTAIPEI — As relations continue to expand between China and Taiwan since the election of Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in 2008, so does espionage. With the 2009 Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, cross-strait ties have flourished.Caught in Rising China's CentrifugeCaixin MediaU
    • Barack Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Think tank - Economic Times January 25, 2015
      Barack Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Think tankEconomic TimesBEIJING: As US President Barack Obama arrived in India for an unprecedented second visit, a wary Beijing kept a close watch on its outcome amid commentaries by official think tanks here that the trip is aimed at containing China but New Delhi will not ...and more »
    • 'Hobbit' Storms China; 'Sniper' Takes Out More Records: International Box Office - Deadline.com January 25, 2015
      Deadline.com'Hobbit' Storms China; 'Sniper' Takes Out More Records: International Box OfficeDeadline.comWith a record-breaking China bow of $49.5M, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies was the top movie this frame internationally, followed by Taken 3, American Sniper, Big Hero 6 and Penguins Of Madagascar. New were day-and-date relea
    • China buying more iPhones than US - Financial Times January 25, 2015
      ValueWalkChina buying more iPhones than USFinancial TimesAnalysts estimate that the US tech group reached the turning point in iPhone sales after expanding its presence in China last year via a deal with China Mobile, the country's largest network operator, and after the release of the latest iPhone 6 in the ...Apple Will Announce It Has Sold More iPhon
    • US to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on market - Computerworld January 25, 2015
      Focus Taiwan News ChannelUS to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on marketComputerworldThe U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to uphold earlier findings that Chinese and Taiwanese photovoltaic manufacturers have been saturating their market with low-cost photovoltaic (PV) panels. The ruling follows a similar one
    • Despite a Crackdown, Use of Illegal Drugs in China Continues Unabated - New York Times January 25, 2015
      New York TimesDespite a Crackdown, Use of Illegal Drugs in China Continues UnabatedNew York Timeshe asked a passer-by, before offering his wares: cocaine, ecstasy and crystal methamphetamine, all highly illegal in China. The man was but one of several drug dealers who are a fixture in Sanlitun, one of Beijing's diplomatic districts, just down the ...and
    • A Game Changer for China and India in Sri Lanka? - The Diplomat January 25, 2015
      The DiplomatA Game Changer for China and India in Sri Lanka?The DiplomatThe docking last September of a Chinese naval submarine in Colombo turned heads in New Delhi, just as the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still getting up to speed. The event underlined the magnitude of Chinese influence in Sri ...and more »
    • One Clip, Two Views of China - The Atlantic January 25, 2015
      One Clip, Two Views of ChinaThe AtlanticThis item from The Nanfang, a site covering the big cities of southernmost China (nanfang, or 南方 = "southward"), does a nice job of conveying the discouraging and enlivening aspects of China that so often coexist. Discouraging: the latest tightening ...
    • Hard times return as China bids to bring its economic miracle to an end - The Guardian January 25, 2015
      The GuardianHard times return as China bids to bring its economic miracle to an endThe GuardianChina's president, Xi Jinping, calls it the “new normal” – but strikes are increasing, wages going unpaid and businesses are struggling to survive as the vast economy adjusts to a more sedate pace of growth after more than a decade of explosive expansion.Sizin
    • Chinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic Slowdown - Wall Street Journal January 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic SlowdownWall Street JournalChinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang set the tone on Wednesday when he said in a speech that China's economy is entering a “new normal” of slower but healthier growth. He assured that the slowdown won't cause a systemic crisis and the economy won't ..