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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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    • GM, Ford Make a Play for China's Luxury-Car Buyers - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalGM, Ford Make a Play for China's Luxury-Car BuyersWall Street JournalDETROIT—The American premium sedan is going on a road trip. Destination? China. The two biggest U.S. auto makers will unveil new passenger cars at the New York International Auto Show later this week. While earmarked for sale in the U.S. and other ...Ford revives the
    • China's Zhou Says PBOC Has Room to Act on Growth Slowdown - Bloomberg March 30, 2015
      BloombergChina's Zhou Says PBOC Has Room to Act on Growth SlowdownBloombergPeople's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, seen here, said at Boao Sunday, that the economy had slowed “a bit too sharply,” while adding that patience was needed to see the effect of steps already taken. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg ...China's leaders fo
    • This Magic Number Can Make or Break You in China's Stock Market - Bloomberg March 30, 2015
      BloombergThis Magic Number Can Make or Break You in China's Stock MarketBloomberg(Bloomberg) -- It's the magic number in China, a figure that conjures up public companies and private fortunes. The number is 23 -- and it's one of the most powerful forces in China's $6.4 trillion equity market today. As the Shanghai benchmark index ...and m
    • Solar Impulse plane leaves Myanmar for China - BBC News March 29, 2015
      BBC NewsSolar Impulse plane leaves Myanmar for ChinaBBC NewsThe vehicle, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, left Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) just after 21:00 GMT on Sunday, and is heading for Chongqing in China. The intention is to make a brief stop there, and then try to reach Nanjing on the east coast of ...Solar Impulse 2 leaves Myanmar for ChinaDeuts
    • Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself - NPR March 29, 2015
      NPRSearching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers HimselfNPRWriter Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather Liu Feng Shu was a scholar in China's Qing Dynasty during the late 1800s and early 1900s. As a patron of the arts, he built up an immense porcelain collection. During the Sino-Japanese War, the Japanese landed ...and more »
    • Mearsheimer's War With China - The Diplomat March 29, 2015
      The DiplomatMearsheimer's War With ChinaThe DiplomatIn the new edition of his 2001 book, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, John J. Mearsheimer lives up to his reputation as a provocative political scientist. In a substantial new chapter on China, Mearsheimer extends his previous argument that the ...
    • Musk Reboots Tesla China Strategy as Range Anxiety Crimps Sales - Bloomberg March 29, 2015
      BloombergMusk Reboots Tesla China Strategy as Range Anxiety Crimps SalesBloomberg(Bloomberg) -- After rushing to get a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S, Shanghai resident Sunny Zhang is suffering from buyer's remorse. Zhang ordered the car last April and received it in September. Echoing complaints from other Chinese Tesla owners, he says ...Tesla reboots in C
    • China's Xi: Trade between China and Silk Road nations to exceed $2.5 trillion - Reuters March 29, 2015
      ReutersChina's Xi: Trade between China and Silk Road nations to exceed $2.5 trillionReutersUnder the so-called "One Belt, One Road" initiative, China aims to create a modern Silk Road Economic Belt and a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road to boost trade and extend its global influence. Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said previously that more ...Ch
    • China Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian Order - Wall Street Journal March 29, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian OrderWall Street JournalBOAO, China—President Xi Jinping sketched out China's vision for a new security and economic order in Asia, offering to spread the benefits of Chinese prosperity and cooperation across the region. In a speech to a regional forum Saturday, Mr. Xi ...President Xi s
    • Australia to Join Regional Development Bank Led by China - New York Times March 29, 2015
      ForbesAustralia to Join Regional Development Bank Led by ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — Australia plans to join an Asian infrastructure bank led by China, the government announced on Sunday, reversing an earlier decision taken at the urging of the United States not to become a member. The move made Australia the latest of a ...Russia Joins China's Asian I