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Current Events in China: August 2

China official PMI shows factory sector barely growing China’s official factory purchasing managers’ index fell to an eight-month low of 50.1 in July, suggesting the sector is barely growing, while a rival HSBC survey indicated the more market-sensitive private sector is starting to recover.  Read more China big city spenders confound global gloom: survey Consumer […]

Current Events in China: July 20

China reprimands Russia for alleged attack on Chinese fishing boats Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping on Thursday expressed strong dissatisfaction with Russia over an alleged attack on a Chinese fishing vessel, which has left a fisherman missing.  Read more China pledges US$20 bil. credit to African nations Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday pledged […]

Current Events in China: May 11

Picking Apart Nationalist Rhetoric Around China’s New Oil Rig The decision by China National Offshore Oil Corporation to start drilling in Chinese waters off the coast off Hong Kong wouldn’t normally spark controversy. But coming at a time of heightened tensions over disputed territory in the South China Sea, and with pointed comments from CNOOC […]

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    • China Factory Gauge Firms as Stimulus Stabilizes Economy - Bloomberg May 1, 2016
      BloombergChina Factory Gauge Firms as Stimulus Stabilizes EconomyBloombergChina had an across-the-board rebound in March as corporate profits jumped, and new credit, investment, industrial output and retail sales all beat economists' estimates. Those stronger readings may keep the central bank on hold for a while as ...
    • Millions of Chinese workers go unpaid amid economic slowdown - CNN May 1, 2016
      CNNMillions of Chinese workers go unpaid amid economic slowdownCNNIn the same period, China saw more than 2,700 strikes and protests, more than double the number the year before, according to China Labor Bulletin (CLB), a Hong Kong-based rights monitor. As the country marks International Workers' Day on May 1, the ...and more »
    • What Apple Has to Fear from China - The New Yorker April 30, 2016
      The New YorkerWhat Apple Has to Fear from ChinaThe New YorkerBut Cook couldn't assuage fears about the biggest reason for the revenue decline: a twenty-six-per-cent drop in sales in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, accounting for fifty-eight per cent of the over-all decline in Apple's growth. The company's stock ...
    • Shamefare: How to Push Back Against China in the South China Sea - The National Interest Online (blog) April 30, 2016
      The National Interest Online (blog)Shamefare: How to Push Back Against China in the South China SeaThe National Interest Online (blog)Open any history book and the problem is quite clear after a few pages: There is no more challenging dilemma in the long, tortured tale that is geopolitics than when a rising power challenges the status-quo — and its neighbors
    • US defense system for South Korea irks China and Russia - Deutsche Welle April 30, 2016
      Deutsche WelleUS defense system for South Korea irks China and RussiaDeutsche WelleIndependent experts agree that the system poses no threat to Russia, both because of the country's distance from the proposed interceptor/radar site and because of its massive arsenal of missiles both on land and at sea, which far exceeds China's capacity.Russia, Chi
    • China, Japan more upbeat on ties but challenges remain - Reuters April 30, 2016
      ReutersChina, Japan more upbeat on ties but challenges remainReutersBEIJING China and Japan both expressed a willingness to improve strained relations on Saturday after a rare meeting between their two foreign ministers in Beijing, though China said Japan should stop pushing the notion that China is a threat. China ...China Lays out Firm Conditions for Impro
    • Gwardar Port Project Reveals China's Regional Power Play - NBCNews.com April 30, 2016
      NBCNews.comGwardar Port Project Reveals China's Regional Power PlayNBCNews.comGWADAR, Pakistan — A 30-by-45-foot Chinese flag draping the port authority building here projects an unmistakable message: Pakistan and China are now self-declared "iron brothers" and "all-weather friends." Underpinning this relationship are some $46 ...and
    • Coming to Midtown: Bank of China - Wall Street Journal April 30, 2016
      Wall Street JournalComing to Midtown: Bank of ChinaWall Street JournalBank of China BACHY -1.94 % is preparing to move its U.S. headquarters this fall to a new 450-foot-tall glass tower overlooking Bryant Park, leaving the low-slung brick building on New York City's East Side that has been its home for 35 years. The bank ...and more »
    • China Refuses Hong Kong Port Call to US Aircraft Carrier - Wall Street Journal April 29, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina Refuses Hong Kong Port Call to US Aircraft CarrierWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—The Chinese government refused to allow the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis to visit Hong Kong, U.S. officials said Friday, a military and diplomatic snub that comes amid strained relations over the territorial disputes in the South ...China blocks
    • Clampdown in China Restricts 7000 Foreign Organizations - New York Times April 28, 2016
      New York TimesClampdown in China Restricts 7000 Foreign OrganizationsNew York TimesBEIJING — China took a major step on Thursday in President Xi Jinping's drive to impose greater control and limit Western influences on Chinese society, as it passed a new law restricting the work of foreign organizations and their local partners ...China Campaigns Agains