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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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    • Europe stocks set for worst monthly loss since 2011 on China, Fed concerns - Reuters August 31, 2015
      ReutersEurope stocks set for worst monthly loss since 2011 on China, Fed concernsReutersLONDON Stocks in Europe fell on Monday, heading for their worst monthly losses in four years amid persistent investor concerns about slowing growth in China and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates. Falling share prices in Europe and Asia put ...China worries weigh
    • China praises Taiwan war contribution as official arrives for parade - Reuters August 31, 2015
      ReutersChina praises Taiwan war contribution as official arrives for paradeReutersTaiwan, which was a Japanese colony during the war, has a broadly more positive view of Japan than the official Chinese line, and Lien's visit has caused upset with both the ruling party and the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).China's Communists emb
    • Man Group's China Chief Said to Assist Police in Probe - Bloomberg August 31, 2015
      Man Group's China Chief Said to Assist Police in ProbeBloombergChinese authorities took Li Yifei, chairwoman of hedge fund Man Group Plc's China unit, into custody to assist with a police probe into market volatility, according to a person familiar with the matter. Li assisting with the investigation doesn't mean ...and more »
    • Xi's Military Parade Fans Unease in Region Wary of China - Bloomberg August 31, 2015
      BloombergXi's Military Parade Fans Unease in Region Wary of ChinaBloombergAs Xi Jinping presides over thousands of goose-stepping troops marching down Beijing's Changan Avenue -- or “Eternal Peace Street” -- on Thursday, the Chinese president will also proclaim his commitment to the world's peaceful development.Ban Ki-moon rejects Japanese cri
    • China to open high-speed rail link to North Korean border - Reuters August 31, 2015
      Bloomberg ViewChina to open high-speed rail link to North Korean borderReutersChina has encouraged the development of three special economic zones in North Korea, hoping to tap low labor costs and encourage the North to see the benefits of economic reform, even while publicly rebuking it over its nuclear weapons program.Two Big Winners From China's Big
    • China reporter confesses to stoking market 'panic and disorder' - Financial Times August 31, 2015
      Financial TimesChina reporter confesses to stoking market 'panic and disorder'Financial TimesThe detention of Wang Xiaolu, a reporter for Caijing magazine, comes amid a broad crackdown on the role of the media in the slump in China's stock market, which is down about 40 per cent from its June 12 peak. Nearly 200 people have been punished for .
    • China's Stocks Cap Biggest Selloff Since 2008 on Rescue Doubts - Bloomberg August 31, 2015
      Yahoo Finance UKChina's Stocks Cap Biggest Selloff Since 2008 on Rescue DoubtsBloombergThe China Securities Regulatory Commission gave the order at a meeting with representatives of 50 brokerages on Saturday, which CSRC Chairman Xiao Gang also attended, said the people who asked not to be identified because the meeting hasn't been ...China's S
    • Boom to bust? Factory town feels pinch from China's slowdown - CNN August 31, 2015
      CNNBoom to bust? Factory town feels pinch from China's slowdownCNNAs demand for China-made exports drops, there are growing calls for greater innovation and efficiency. Increasing international competition is pushing many Chinese factories to modernize and specialize. In June, Beijing announced "Made in China 2025 ...and more »
    • Goldman takes a knife to China GDP forecasts - CNBC August 31, 2015
      CNBCGoldman takes a knife to China GDP forecastsCNBCGoldman Sachs slashed its forecasts for China's growth over the next three years amid broadening pessimism over the health of the world's second largest economy. The bank on Monday marked down its 2016, 2017 and 2018 projections to 6.4 percent, 6.1 ...
    • US developing sanctions against China over cyberthefts - Washington Post August 31, 2015
      Huffington PostUS developing sanctions against China over cybertheftsWashington PostThe Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government's cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets. The U.S. government has not yet ...U.S. Weighs Sanctions O