China Current Events

Chinese News Site Updated Daily

Current Events in China: August 22

Posted on | August 21, 2012 | No Comments

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 shale gas investment

Royal Dutch Shell plans to spend at least $1 billion a year exploiting China’s potentially vast resources of shale gas, the firm’s top China executive said, part of an aggressive strategy to expand in the world’s biggest energy market.  Read more

Japan and the US to conduct Diaoyutai recapture drill

Between Aug. 21 and Sept. 26, a military exercise will be held by the US Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force aimed at recapturing the Diaoyutai islands from China, according to Chinese state broadcaster China National Radio run by the government.  Read more

Clean energy sources generate more electricity in China

Sources of clean energy generated 106.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in July, up 31 percent from a year ago, according to figures released by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) Tuesday.  Read more

The Killing of a Miner in Zambia

Steady undercurrents of dissatisfaction among workers and mine management culminated in yet another tragedy at the Collum Coal Mine.  Read more

Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers’ hours and safety

Facing mounting criticism, factories have made significant changes, but bigger steps are ahead for electronics supplier.  Read more

Taiwan eases rules to attract, retain foreign talent

Taiwan’s government is working on a plan to make it easier to recruit more professionals from overseas and keep them in the country by streamlining immigration regulations.  Read more

Ouch! Kobe Bryant Drops 68 in China Exhibition Game

Did Kobe Bryant just burnish his already shining legend in China, or did he commit that gravest of Chinese sins — causing his hosts to lose face?  Read more

Comments

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • RSS China Current Events

    • Online sales surge to China surge - Business Spectator September 4, 2015
      Sydney Morning HeraldOnline sales surge to China surgeBusiness SpectatorMore than 4600 Australian-based agents were advertising local vitamins, organic groceries and infant formula through Chinese social media and e-commerce websites last month, highlighting the magnitude of Australia's informal exports to China. With the ...Battle for the bottle – the
    • See China's air pollution in real-time - The Verge September 4, 2015
      See China's air pollution in real-timeThe VergeResearchers at Berkeley have used Google Maps and new data on China's air pollution to create a near real-time visualization of the country's air quality. The online map is based on findings that the scientists published last month in the journal PLoS One.and more »
    • China's Smartphone Sector Set for Shakeout, Says Huawei - Wall Street Journal September 4, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Smartphone Sector Set for Shakeout, Says HuaweiWall Street JournalBERLIN—Huawei Technologies Co.'s sales of smartphones and other consumer products are holding up in China despite slowing economic growth, with global revenue from the retail business set to grow 30% next year to more than $20 billion, according to ...and m
    • Why Drivers in China Intentionally Kill the Pedestrians They Hit - Slate Magazine September 4, 2015
      Slate MagazineWhy Drivers in China Intentionally Kill the Pedestrians They HitSlate MagazineIn April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in China's Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girl's grandmother shouted, “Stop! You've hit a child!” the BMW's driver paused, then switched into
    • China Stocks Sink in Hong Kong to Two-Year Low on Mainland Risks - Bloomberg September 4, 2015
      BloombergChina Stocks Sink in Hong Kong to Two-Year Low on Mainland RisksBloombergChina's stocks slumped in Hong Kong to a two-year low amid speculation mainland shares will decline when trading resumes on Monday after holidays. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index lost 1.4 percent to 9,169.59 at the close as developer China ...Foreign Firms Feel China
    • China's bumpy ride: Some casualties you may not expect - CNBC September 4, 2015
      CNBCChina's bumpy ride: Some casualties you may not expectCNBCThe appetite of wealthy Chinese buyers for investment in London residential property has been well-documented. It looks as though sales of everything from flats to accommodate the children of wealthy Chinese studying in London to major commercial ...
    • No coins, no red faces: Apps change Chinese attitudes to splitting bills - CNN September 4, 2015
      CNNNo coins, no red faces: Apps change Chinese attitudes to splitting billsCNNSplitting the bill is a relatively new idea to most Chinese. It's being embraced by cash-strapped young people, but for many older folks, who fear "losing face," it feels embarrassing and stingy. At dinner parties, families and friends often fight over ...
    • China just unveiled a new missile known as 'assassin's mace' that can travel ... - Business Insider September 3, 2015
      Business InsiderChina just unveiled a new missile known as 'assassin's mace' that can travel ...Business InsiderRTX1QWVU REUTERS/Damir SagoljMilitary vehicles carrying DF-21D ballistic missiles roll to Tiananmen Square during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015.China
    • Military Parade in China Gives Xi Jinping a Platform to Show Grip on Power - New York Times September 3, 2015
      New York TimesMilitary Parade in China Gives Xi Jinping a Platform to Show Grip on PowerNew York TimesMr. Xi indicated that he wanted to show other countries — many of them wary of China's growing military strength — that they had nothing to fear from the procession of tanks and missiles that rumbled down Chang'an Avenue while fighter jets roared .
    • Chinese Rail Firm Makes Inroads with US Factory and Boston Transit Deal - New York Times September 3, 2015
      New York TimesChinese Rail Firm Makes Inroads with US Factory and Boston Transit DealNew York TimesChina's biggest rail manufacturing company is setting its sights on the United States. It broke ground on Thursday for a $60 million plant in Springfield, Mass., that will assemble new cars for Boston's subway system. The state-owned company, the Chin