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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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    • President Xi says China should not focus on growth rate only - Reuters March 28, 2015
      ReutersPresident Xi says China should not focus on growth rate onlyReutersChinese leaders have announced an economic growth target of around 7 percent for this year, below the 7.5 percent goal in 2014 and the slowest rate in a quarter-century. Xi, who was speaking at a forum in Boao on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, ...China's Xi preaches peace
    • Once Bitten, Not Shy. Retail Investors Fuel Surge in Chinese Stocks - Wall Street Journal March 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalOnce Bitten, Not Shy. Retail Investors Fuel Surge in Chinese StocksWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—China's economic growth is slowing, corporate earnings are under pressure, bank loans are souring and the property market is in a funk. The surprise financial bright spot: China's long-maligned stock market. Seven years after a 72% cras
    • The injected JavaScript used to smash anti-Great Firewall of China GitHub ... - The Register March 27, 2015
      The RegisterThe injected JavaScript used to smash anti-Great Firewall of China GitHub ...The RegisterGitHub's servers are being hammered by web traffic from an army of unwitting cyber-foot-soldiers. It appears when thousands of people visit websites that serve ads and tracking code from Baidu – China's answer to Google – from outside the Middle ...
    • Cruise giants Carnival, Royal Caribbean doubling down on China - Fortune March 27, 2015
      FortuneCruise giants Carnival, Royal Caribbean doubling down on ChinaFortuneCarnival, which on Friday raised its 2015 profit forecast on the strength of better than expected advance bookings, expects the overall number of outbound cruise passengers from China to hit the 1 million market for the first time in 2015, and serve ...and more »
    • Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreams - Boston Globe (subscription) March 27, 2015
      Boston Globe (subscription)Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreamsBoston Globe (subscription)China's building spree, including a new, 500-acre Colombo Port City project in the capital, a new international airport, and another port in Rajapaksa's home district, was seen by many as a link in China's so-called string of pearls
    • Two-thirds of new investors in China's stock market mega-rally didn't finish ... - Quartz March 27, 2015
      QuartzTwo-thirds of new investors in China's stock market mega-rally didn't finish ...QuartzThe great Chinese equity juggernaut rolls on. The Shanghai composite is up 14% this year, compared with the S&P 500's sickly -0.1% performance. This, as we've noted, is a bona fide mystery: China's economy is sputtering and yet its stock m
    • Can China Promise Blue Skies for 2022 Winter Olympics? - TIME March 27, 2015
      TIMECan China Promise Blue Skies for 2022 Winter Olympics?TIMEWith the 2022 Winter Olympics looming, there are only two significant impediments to China's efforts to host the Games in Beijing: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the notorious smog that chokes the Chinese capital.Skiing takes off in China before the 2022 Winter OlympicsThe AustralianBeijing China as
    • China stocks may be in serious bubble - MarketWatch March 27, 2015
      MarketWatchChina stocks may be in serious bubbleMarketWatchMacquarie China economist Larry Hu, speaking at the same event, said Chinese stocks still have room to grow, if only because the country is in the process of reforming and developing its equity markets as a channel for companies to raise funds directly.China to let mutual funds buy Hong Kong shares v
    • Vietnam Plays Key Role in China-Japan Aid Battle - Wall Street Journal March 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalVietnam Plays Key Role in China-Japan Aid BattleWall Street JournalHANOI, Vietnam—In the battle between China and Japan for economic pre-eminence in Asia, Vietnam is center stage. Beijing and Tokyo have plied the country with investment and aid, with an eye to building up low-cost manufacturing bases there. Vietnam's ...China Hits Out
    • Which US Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India? - blogs.hbr.org (blog) March 26, 2015
      blogs.hbr.org (blog)Which US Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India?blogs.hbr.org (blog)Over 200 publicly listed American companies have R&D budgets that exceed $100 million annually. Which companies allocate the highest proportion of that budget to engineering in China and India, specifically? And what drives their success with these ..