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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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    • Gough Whitlam, Leader of Australia Who Built Ties to China, Dies at 98 - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesGough Whitlam, Leader of Australia Who Built Ties to China, Dies at 98New York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — Gough Whitlam, a former prime minister who introduced free university education and a national health care system in Australia — and who was also known for eclipsing President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 visit to China by turning up ...Whitl
    • China factory activity at 3-month high in October - CNBC October 23, 2014
      CNBCChina factory activity at 3-month high in OctoberCNBCThe closely-watched HSBC's China flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) inched up to 50.4 from a final reading of 50.2 in September, beating the consensus forecast for 50.3 and staying above the 50 mark which separates expansion from contraction.UPDATE 2-China flash HSBC PMI edges up in Oct b
    • China Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Faces Likely Expulsion From ... - Wall Street Journal October 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Faces Likely Expulsion From ...Wall Street JournalUntil two years ago, Mr. Zhou was one of the nine men who ran China. The former Politburo Standing Committee member who oversaw internal security has since emerged as the poster boy for the president's anticorruption campaign, which has snared ...C
    • Asia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impress - Reuters October 23, 2014
      ReutersAsia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impressReutersTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture on Chinese manufacturing failed to impress markets. Japan's ...Asian stocks lower after oil
    • Yan Lianke on Writing in China - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesYan Lianke on Writing in ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — China's efforts to promote socialism in the late 1950s and early 1960s resulted in what is euphemistically known as the three years of natural disasters, during which more than 30 million people starved to death. One evening when I was a ...
    • For $10, fill your car with Syracuse China history - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com October 22, 2014
      The Post-Standard - syracuse.comFor $10, fill your car with Syracuse China historyThe Post-Standard - syracuse.comSalina, N.Y. — The public is getting a chance to buy a piece of local history — a whole carload of it, actually. For $10, anyone can fill their cars with some of the last pieces of dinnerware made by Syracuse China at its factory on Court Street
    • China furious after Kenny G appears to back Hong Kong protesters - The Guardian October 22, 2014
      The GuardianChina furious after Kenny G appears to back Hong Kong protestersThe GuardianMusic critics may be contemptuous of Kenny G – full name Kenneth Gorelick – as a populist purveyor of elevator muzak, but his best-selling records are adored in China, where he is a bona fide star, making his endorsement an unusual coup for protest ...Sax and the City: Ke
    • Should America worry about a China-Russia axis? - CNBC October 22, 2014
      CNBCShould America worry about a China-Russia axis?CNBCAs Russia and China continue to forge trade pacts, including the huge $456 billion gas deal with Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom signed in May, many Westerners are wondering whether this cozy relationship between the two nations is anything ...and more »
    • Why One Forecaster Sees a 'Long, Soft Fall' for China - Businessweek October 22, 2014
      Why One Forecaster Sees a 'Long, Soft Fall' for ChinaBusinessweekChina reported on Tuesday that its economic growth fell to a five-year low. But one forecaster says that's just the beginning. This week the Conference Board issued a 75-page white paper predicting that China's annual growth will dip below 4 percent in ...and more »
    • Mixed Economic Signals From China - New York Times October 21, 2014
      New York TimesMixed Economic Signals From ChinaNew York TimesOne figure that Chinese leaders study closely is the number of new jobs. Li Keqiang, China's prime minister, boasted in a speech at a World Economic Forum meeting last month that nearly 10 million urban jobs had been created in the first eight months ...China GDP Growth Rate Is Slowest in Five