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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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    • Typhoon Mujigae kills at least 11 in southern China - BBC News October 6, 2015
      BBC NewsTyphoon Mujigae kills at least 11 in southern ChinaBBC NewsTyphoon Mujigae has killed at least 11 people and injured more than 200 in southern China, the Xinhua state news agency has said. The typhoon landed in Guangdong province on Sunday but moved later to neighbouring Guanxi. Deaths and injuries were ...Typhoon Mujigae: Seven dead as southern Chin
    • Bachelor crisis in China with 33 million more men than women - October 6, 2015
      Bachelor crisis in China with 33 million more men than is facing a bachelor crisis with men expected to outnumber women by more than 33 million in the next five years. China's National Bureau of Statistics estimated 33.8 million more men will come of age by 2020, a figure almost 10 million more than ...
    • Nanjing Sifang Art Park: An architectural wonderland hidden in a Chinese forest - CNN October 6, 2015
      Nanjing Sifang Art Park: An architectural wonderland hidden in a Chinese forestCNNCNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. Nanjing, China (CNN) In 2003, nearly two dozen of the biggest ...and more »
    • IMF doesn't see China doomsday scenario - CNBC October 5, 2015
      CNBCIMF doesn't see China doomsday scenarioCNBCDoomsday scenarios of a hard-landing in China may have transfixed market watchers, but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) remains relatively sanguine on the economic outlook. A nearly 40 percent selloff in mainland stock markets over the past few ...Managing China's Economic TransitionSeeking AlphaC
    • An International Victory, Forged in China's Tumultuous Past - Foreign Policy (blog) October 5, 2015
      Foreign Policy (blog)An International Victory, Forged in China's Tumultuous PastForeign Policy (blog)Tu's prize marks numerous firsts: The first Chinese citizen to receive a Nobel prize for scientific research performed in China; the first Chinese woman Nobel laureate; and the recipient of the highest award ever given to traditional Chinese medicin
    • China's Main Mission: South China Sea, Not Syria - The National Interest Online October 5, 2015
      The National Interest OnlineChina's Main Mission: South China Sea, Not SyriaThe National Interest OnlineWith major real news and hype over the past few days about Chinese deck aviation development, it's time to separate fact from fiction. Doing so can move China's current and future carriers from preconceived places in foreign minds to their a
    • China's Slowing Demand Burns Gas Giants - Wall Street Journal October 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Slowing Demand Burns Gas GiantsWall Street JournalChina was “always seen as the kind of wonder market that was going to grow and need so much LNG,” said Howard Rogers of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and a former gas executive at BP BP 2.98 % PLC. “People got somewhat carried away.”.Gas giants burned by China slowdow
    • White-gloved butlers a necessity for China's super-rich - CBS News October 5, 2015
      CBS NewsWhite-gloved butlers a necessity for China's super-richCBS NewsPrompted by the popularity in China of the British TV series 'Downton Abbey' and a fondness for anything that looks expensive and feels European, some of China's very wealthy want uniformed employees with white gloves, impeccably trained, who can ...White-gloved butler
    • There's a China zombie scenario the world is just starting to worry about - Business Insider October 5, 2015
      Business InsiderThere's a China zombie scenario the world is just starting to worry aboutBusiness InsiderIt isn't as explosive as the doomsday scenario, but it is also a departure from China's rosy economic ascent. This third way turns China's economy into a zombie. This third way leads to a "lost decade scenario," according to
    • Is China Really Collapsing? - Forbes October 5, 2015
      ForbesIs China Really Collapsing?ForbesA widely held Western view of China is that its stunning economic success contains the seeds of imminent collapse. This is a kind of anchoring bias, which colors academic and think-tank views of the country, as well as stories in the media.In this ...China cuts tax on smaller cars to help economyIrish TimesChina's