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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 12

Over 220,000 people evacuated as flood hits SW China county again More than 220,000 people in southwest China’s Sichuan Province have been evacuated from low-lying areas following a flood that struck the disaster-prone region on Wednesday, local authorities said.  Read more China Slowdown Seen Forcing Wen’s Hand on Property Curbs China’s weakest growth in three [...]

Current Events in China: June 28

Riot in Guangdong village after son of migrant worker beaten A riot took place in a village under the jurisdcition of Zhongshan in China’s southern province of Guangdong after local officials beat a 13-year-old boy from Sichuan, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reported on Jun. 27.  Read more Uproar over ‘soft’ penalties after China abortion scandal [...]

China Current Events: June 26

Husband of Chinese woman forced to have abortion ‘disappears’ A father whose seven month-old unborn daughter was forcibly aborted by Chinese officials has gone into hiding after his family were branded as “national traitors” for speaking to the foreign media.  Read more China has forced refugees back to Myanmar conflict zone Chinese authorities have forced [...]

Current Events in China: June 18

China astronauts complete successful space docking Chinese astronauts carried out a manned docking with an experimental space module on Monday, the latest milestone in China’s ambitious campaign to build a space station.  Read more China one-child policy leads to forced abortions, mothers’ deaths Uneven enforcement of China’s decades-old one-child policy enrages the public. Sometimes family [...]

China Current Events: June 16

China launches spaceship with first female astronaut China launched Saturday Shenzhou-9 spacecraft with the country’s first female astronaut aboard.  Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded Long March-2F carrier rocket, blast off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China at 6:37 p.m. Saturday.  Read more China’s biggest milk maker recalls baby formula China’s biggest milk producer [...]

China Current Events: June 15

China’s manned deep-sea submersible sets national dive record China’s manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong dived a national record depth in Mariana Trench, which meant it went deeper than 5,188 meters it reached last July, at about 11:39 a.m. local time (0139 GMT) Friday.  Read more China ‘carrying out exercises on border of North Korea’ Chinese troops [...]

China Current Events: June 13

Chinese police bust trafficking scheme, arresting 23 for smuggling guns from US Chinese police on Tuesday announced the arrests of 23 people as part of a joint U.S.-Chinese investigation into a gun trafficking ring that smuggled dozens of firearms into the country.  Read more ‘Crouching Tiger’ actress denies paid sex with Bo China’s roaring sex [...]

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    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bindCNN (blog)To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...and more » […]
    • Global shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remain - Reuters April 16, 2014
      Economic TimesGlobal shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remainReuters"China is still on a downward path on growth but clearly the market took some relief in that number ... our basic view is that it will be a gradual slowdown rather than a hard landing." The mood had already been lifted by a late rally at the end of a ...Asian shares rise o […]
    • China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter - Reuters April 16, 2014
      CNNMoneyChina economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarterReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity.As Credit Dries Up, Smaller Co […]
    • Japan leads Asia shares higher after China GDP beats estimates - CNBC.com April 16, 2014
      Japan leads Asia shares higher after China GDP beats estimatesCNBC.comAsian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday as traders welcomed a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy. China's economy grew an annual 7.4 percent in the first quarter of this year, above analyst ...and more » […]
    • Asian Stocks Rise on Telcos as Investors Weigh China Data - Bloomberg April 16, 2014
      Asian Stocks Rise on Telcos as Investors Weigh China DataBloombergAsian stocks rose for the first time in four days amid a rally in telecommunication shares and as investors weighed prospects for stimulus after China's economic growth slowed to the weakest pace in six quarters. SoftBank Corp. (9984), which owns about ...Asian Stocks Rise as Telcos Advan […]
    • China's Economic Growth Slows to 7.4% - Wall Street Journal April 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Economic Growth Slows to 7.4%Wall Street JournalBEIJING—China's gross domestic product growth slipped in the first quarter to its slowest level in 18 months as the world's second-largest economy continued to downshift. Reduced momentum in investment and consumption—key drivers of the ... […]
    • Chinese Economic Growth Continues To Slow - Business Insider April 16, 2014
      Chinese Economic Growth Continues To SlowBusiness InsiderEconomists polled by Bloomberg were looking for Q1 GDP to rise 7.3%. But this was down from 7.7% the previous quarter, showing that China's economy continues to slow. Quarter-over-quarter however GDP was up 1.4% or 5.7% annualized. This was also ... […]
    • Fears grow over China property flameout - CNNMoney April 16, 2014
      CNNMoneyFears grow over China property flameoutCNNMoneyThe risks of a blow up in China's property market are rising, threatening a slowdown that could hurt global growth. The sector is second only to the related problem of credit growth on a list of threats to China's economy -- according to economists ...Housing Trouble Grows in ChinaWall Street J […]
    • China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force' - RT April 16, 2014
      RTChina to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'RTChina is planning to beef up its combat capability by increasing resources in a "new-type combat force," which includes integrating air and space capability in reaction to the international development of space weapons, local media reported. Visiting ...China stresses need for sta […]
    • China's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as Helping - New York Times April 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as HelpingNew York TimesKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — When a Chinese government vessel took the world by surprise this month with its announcement that it had detected underwater signals that might have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, China suddenly looked ...Jet Se […]