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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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    • Sexist, maybe? Extra wide, pink parking spots for women in China - Los Angeles Times May 30, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesSexist, maybe? Extra wide, pink parking spots for women in ChinaLos Angeles TimesThe Chinese Internet was awash in debate over sexism Monday, spurred on by an unlikely subject: parking lots. On Saturday night, the Qianjiang Evening News, a state-run newspaper, reported that since March, a highway service area in the eastern ...A Chinese park
    • Xi Jinping has changed China's winning formula - Financial Times May 30, 2016
      Financial TimesXi Jinping has changed China's winning formulaFinancial TimesIf the president's new policies succeed, then the Xi era will be remembered for the achievement of his often-stated goal of the “great rejuvenation” of the Chinese nation. But if Mr Xi's experiments go wrong, then his legacy is likely to be political ...Xi Jinping Hold
    • On Offer in China: 'Fried Swarm' and Other Tasty Translations - New York Times May 30, 2016
      New York TimesOn Offer in China: 'Fried Swarm' and Other Tasty TranslationsNew York TimesIf Michelin gave stars for unintentionally brilliant dish names, an eatery in Pingyao, China, might well be the world's top restaurant. It has a large sign outside showing some of its tastiest dishes, with English translations: “In Bowl,” “You Flour ...
    • 'Teapot' Refineries Shore Up China's Demand for Crude - Wall Street Journal May 30, 2016
      Wall Street Journal'Teapot' Refineries Shore Up China's Demand for CrudeWall Street JournalQINGDAO, China—While oil shipments to other parts of the world languish, this port in eastern China has an unusual problem—a lengthy queue of tankers waiting up to two weeks to unload their crude. The congestion is due to a surge in oil imports from ...a
    • Asia Pacific|Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on 'China's Future' - New York Times May 30, 2016
      New York TimesAsia Pacific|Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on 'China's Future'New York TimesDavid Shambaugh is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and the author or editor of more than 30 books on China, covering its military, foreign relations, the Communist Party and portraits of ...
    • Why some in China might prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton - CBS News May 30, 2016
      CBS NewsWhy some in China might prefer Donald Trump to Hillary ClintonCBS NewsBEIJING-- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public ...and more »
    • One of the biggest trends in China is slowing down — and its a bad sign for the economy - Business Insider May 30, 2016
      Business InsiderOne of the biggest trends in China is slowing down — and its a bad sign for the economyBusiness InsiderWENZHOU, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) - After two decades trying to make a life in China's entrepreneurial city of Wenzhou, Ji Shouquan and his brother Shoufang are ready to head home. They say they have no hope of stepping onto the city
    • China Buying Sparks Bitcoin Surge - Wall Street Journal May 30, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina Buying Sparks Bitcoin SurgeWall Street JournalChinese investors are pumping up bitcoin again, sending prices up nearly 16% in the past four days just two years after the country that was at the center of a boom and bust in the crypto-currency. The four-day surge in bitcoin since Friday has added ...and more »
    • China Lashes out at US Defense Secretary Criticisms - ABC News May 30, 2016
      ABC NewsChina Lashes out at US Defense Secretary CriticismsABC NewsFILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2016 file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivers remarks during the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md. China on Monday, May 30, lashed out at criticism from Carter, ...China Says US Treating South Chin
    • Mickey Who? China's Richest Man Opens Theme Park With Warning for Disney - TIME May 30, 2016
      TIMEMickey Who? China's Richest Man Opens Theme Park With Warning for DisneyTIMEThe gates of China's newest theme park were flung open Saturday — the first salvo in billionaire property magnet Wang Jianlin's campaign to unseat Disney as the undisputed king of the world's entertainment industry. The Wanda Cultural Tourism City ...Disney vo