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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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    • Seven killed in China-Vietnam border shootout - ABC Online April 19, 2014
      IBNLiveSeven killed in China-Vietnam border shootoutABC OnlineA deadly gun battle along the China-Vietnam border has left seven people dead, including five Chinese migrants and two Vietnamese border guards. According to local officials, a shootout erupted when Vietnamese border guards tried to turn back a group ...7 Die in Shooting at China-Vietnam BorderABC […]
    • Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in China - Radio 1 April 19, 2014
      Radio 1Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in ChinaRadio 1Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in China. By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer. Lewis Hamilton took his third pole position in four races this season with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton was more ...Hamilton on pole for Mercedes in wet C […]
    • Strike at Nike, Adidas China supplier halts output - Chicago Tribune April 19, 2014
      Boston GlobeStrike at Nike, Adidas China supplier halts outputChicago TribuneTOKYO — Striking workers at a shoe factory in China halted production for a fifth day in a dispute over company contributions to employees' social security and housing funds. The stoppage at Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd., shoemaker for sportswear ...China eases policy with […]
    • China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated - NPR (blog) April 18, 2014
      NPR (blog)China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is ContaminatedNPR (blog)Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. The report, issued by the ministries of Environmental ...Report: One fifth of […]
    • Himalayan obstacles - The Economist (blog) April 18, 2014
      Himalayan obstaclesThe Economist (blog)ODDLY, for a democratic country in the midst of an election, India this week held its sixth “strategic dialogue” with China. The talks in Beijing, between the two countries' most senior diplomats, at least show how keen their foreign ministries are ...and more » […]
    • China Resources chairman in probe as anti-corruption net widens - Financial Times April 18, 2014
      WantChinaTimesChina Resources chairman in probe as anti-corruption net widensFinancial TimesThe chairman of one of China's largest state-owned conglomerates is being investigated by the Communist party after he was publicly accused of massive corruption and of having an extramarital affair with a UBS banker. Song Lin, chairman of China ...China Resource […]
    • Building the dream - The Economist April 18, 2014
      the DiplomatBuilding the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...Can China's New Urbanization Plan Work?the Diplomatall 20 […]
    • 'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried Men - NPR April 18, 2014
      'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried MenNPRIt's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: In China there's ... […]
    • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap - Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014
      Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gapLos Angeles TimesBEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put ... […]
    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      Christian Science MonitorWhy 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 ...China emerging as a winner […]