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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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    • Can China Cope With the Stampede From Its Currency? - Newsweek February 11, 2016
      NewsweekCan China Cope With the Stampede From Its Currency?NewsweekLast summer, U.S. lawmakers were condemning China for pushing down its currency, arguing that it was still “terribly undervalued.” But those days may be long gone. Chinese and foreigners alike have been stampeding out of the Chinese currency, the RMB, ...Report: China's Currency Will Dim
    • Ten Reasons China Failed: From Basic Gangsterism to Parasitic Engagements - Observer February 11, 2016
      ObserverTen Reasons China Failed: From Basic Gangsterism to Parasitic EngagementsObserverNot withstanding China's epochal accomplishment in lifting over 300 million people out of poverty while building a world-leading economy, their future appears murky. What went wrong with China's economy? Inquiring minds want to know. Here is a top ten ...
    • Does This Century Still Belong To China? - Forbes February 11, 2016
      ForbesDoes This Century Still Belong To China?ForbesNo, this is not China in 2016, but the United States in 1916, at a time of rapid growth of this former collection of European colonies, just over 50 years past the end of a punishing civil war. What was to become the American Century had begun, and ...
    • China Could Have a Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactor Next Year - MIT Technology Review February 11, 2016
      MIT Technology ReviewChina Could Have a Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactor Next YearMIT Technology ReviewChina Could Have a Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactor Next Year. Two high-temperature, gas-cooled reactors under construction in Shandong will make up the first commercial-scale plant of its type in the world. by Richard Martin; February 11, 2016.and more »
    • This is what's choking the Chinese economy - CNBC February 11, 2016
      CNBCThis is what's choking the Chinese economyCNBCIt's one of nearly 300 cities in China that badly failed air-quality standard measurements in 2015, according to data collected by Greenpeace. And the effects are devastating: More than 1.6 million people per year die in China from breathing toxic air ...and more »
    • Probe Targeting China's Statistic Head Sparks Concern - Voice of America February 11, 2016
      Voice of AmericaProbe Targeting China's Statistic Head Sparks ConcernVoice of AmericaInternational research organizations have long questioned China's GDP figures, saying they are deflated during years of boom, and inflated when there is a marked slowdown as is happening now. Some economists say China's economic growth may be one ...and more »
    • China warns on South China Sea as US, India consider patrols - Reuters February 11, 2016
      ReutersChina warns on South China Sea as US, India consider patrolsReuters"Countries from outside the area must stop pushing forward the militarization of the South China Sea, cease endangering the sovereignty and national security of littoral countries in the name of 'freedom of navigation' and harming the peace and ...US and India consider j
    • North Korea Isn't Going to Stop Provoking Its Ally China Anytime Soon - TIME February 11, 2016
      TIMENorth Korea Isn't Going to Stop Provoking Its Ally China Anytime SoonTIMEYet if Shining Star was intended to be used against the U.S. and its regional allies like Japan, its launch also represented a hostile act toward North Korea's chief and only ally, China. Beijing had dispatched veteran diplomat Wu Dawei on Feb. 2 to ...Let's dispense
    • Bass: China bank crisis 5X worse than subprime - CNBC February 11, 2016
      CNBCBass: China bank crisis 5X worse than subprimeCNBCA Chinese credit crisis would see the country's banks rack up losses 400 percent larger than the hit U.S. banks took during the subprime mortgage crisis, storied hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has warned in a letter to investors. "Similar to the U.S ...China's coming crash could dwarf the gre
    • China Injects a Heavy Dose of Ideology Into New Year's Eve Gala - New York Times February 10, 2016
      New York TimesChina Injects a Heavy Dose of Ideology Into New Year's Eve GalaNew York TimesThey had just been featured in “The General and the Soldier,” a 14-minute skit in the annual Lunar New Year's Eve TV gala broadcast across China on Sunday to mark the start of the Year of the Monkey. CCTV, the state broadcaster, said about a billion ...Watch