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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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    • Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats - Yahoo News April 25, 2015
      The DiplomatPhilippines, China trade accusations over sea threatsYahoo NewsMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the ...China Is Building Giant Floating I
    • Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesCheaper Robots, Fewer WorkersNew York TimesWaves of migrant workers from the countryside filled China's factories for the last three decades and helped make the nation the world's largest manufacturer. But many companies now find themselves struggling to hire enough workers. And for the scarce ...and more »
    • Why US Investors May Owe China Taxes - Wall Street Journal April 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalWhy US Investors May Owe China TaxesWall Street JournalWill U.S. investors in funds holding Chinese stocks owe a 10% tax to China on their capital gains—without an offset for losing trades? There isn't one answer to this key tax question for investors who want to tap into China's growth. Recent ...and more »
    • China Has Reason to Be Worried About North Korea's Nukes - TIME April 24, 2015
      TIMEChina Has Reason to Be Worried About North Korea's NukesTIMEReporting published Thursday by the Wall Street Journal suggests that China may be worried—or more worried than normal—about North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Citing “people briefed on the matter,” the paper reported that Chinese experts ...China says seeks to boost trade with iso
    • China, in Suspending Woman's Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic Abuse - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina, in Suspending Woman's Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic AbuseNew York TimesBEIJING — In an acknowledgment of the problem of domestic abuse in China, a court on Friday suspended the death sentence of a battered woman who had killed her husband, a case that drew international attention and a petition from hundreds of Chinese ...Do
    • China's President to Meet With Head of Taiwan's Governing Party Next Month - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina's President to Meet With Head of Taiwan's Governing Party Next MonthNew York TimesHONG KONG — President Xi Jinping of China, who is also general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, will meet next month with the chairman of Taiwan's governing party in Beijing, both sides said on Friday, in what would be the first meeti
    • China says employment resilient despite slower economic growth - Reuters April 24, 2015
      ReutersChina says employment resilient despite slower economic growthReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday that urban employment held up in the first quarter even as economic growth slowed to a 6-year low, but the labor ministry warned that authorities cannot be "blindly optimistic" as the pace of job creation is ...China says unemploymen
    • What a send-off: China's funeral strippers told to cover up - CNN April 24, 2015
      CNNWhat a send-off: China's funeral strippers told to cover upCNNIn rural China, hiring exotic dancers to perform at wakes is an increasingly common practice, but is now the latest focus of the country's crackdown on vice. Strippers are invited to perform at funerals, often at great expense, to attract more mourners ...China to citizens: Stop hirin
    • Mercedes-Benz to Pay Fine in China to Settle Price-Fixing Claims - New York Times April 23, 2015
      New York TimesMercedes-Benz to Pay Fine in China to Settle Price-Fixing ClaimsNew York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese antitrust regulators on Thursday fined Mercedes-Benz 350 million renminbi, accusing the company of fixing prices on luxury cars and some spare parts. The penalty is just the latest for a foreign carmaker in China, the world's ...China Fines Me
    • The China Syndrome: Is China Headed For A Financial Meltdown? - Forbes April 23, 2015
      ForbesThe China Syndrome: Is China Headed For A Financial Meltdown?ForbesIn the 1979 movie The China Syndrome, Jack Lemmon plays Jack Godell, a supervisor at a nuclear power plant. The facility experienced “unusual vibrations” and Jack was concerned about a potential meltdown. Today, many believe that China – a country ...China's surging stocks: why the