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Current Events in China: June 21

China denies military drill with Russia, Syria, Iran China on Wednesday said there was no truth to an Iranian media report about a joint military drill involving China, Russia, Syria and Iran.  Read more Russia jails two men for giving China nuke secrets Russia has jailed two university professors for passing top secret information on […]

China Current Events: May 31

Apple’s efforts fail to end gruelling conditions at Foxconn factories Abuses continue at electronics assembly firm with staff working up to 80 hours’ overtime a month, says Hong Kong rights group.  Read more Chinese foreign investment boom to continue: official Chinese companies’ overseas investment will continue booming and is expected to total 500 billion U.S. […]

China Current Events: May 28

Hooded, then interrogated for 81 days Chinese artist Ai Weiwei breaks his silence on his detention, isolation and the endless interrogation, writes Edward Wong in Beijing.  Read more China detains official over numerous rapes after Internet uproar Police in central China detained a former Communist Party official on suspicion or raping underage girls, state media […]

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    • Stocks fall on China slowdown concern; Brent ends below $97/bbl - Reuters September 22, 2014
      ReutersStocks fall on China slowdown concern; Brent ends below $97/bblReutersChina's finance minister, Lou Jiwei, on Sunday said the country wouldn't dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator. His comments came days after many economists lowered growth forecasts for China following the release ...Brent Declines on
    • Stocks Close Sharply Lower, With China's Economy in Focus - New York Times September 22, 2014
      ABC NewsStocks Close Sharply Lower, With China's Economy in FocusNew York TimesWorries about growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks on Monday. Investors are nervous about China following soft economic data that suggests the world's second-largest economy ...US Stocks Drop as
    • iPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in China - Washington Post (blog) September 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournaliPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in ChinaWashington Post (blog)BEIJING -- For those complaining about the price of a new iPhone, try buying one in China. Delayed by governmental red tape, the iPhone 6 is selling for as much as 10 times the U.S. price in a thriving black market that's popped up in a matter of days.China
    • Total Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project Amid Sanctions - Wall Street Journal September 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalTotal Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project Amid SanctionsWall Street JournalTotal Chief Financial Officer Patrick de la Chevardière said Monday that the company was looking to finance its share in the $27 billion Yamal liquefied-natural-gas project in euros, Chinese yuan and Russian rubles. "The effect of U.S. sanctions was .
    • Importing air pollution from China - CBC.ca September 22, 2014
      Importing air pollution from ChinaCBC.caPerhaps the best explanation I have heard about China's air problem is from Karl Pilkington, famous as the blunt-talking star of the Sky Television series Idiot Abroad. Pilkington had just landed — and looking outside, asks the camera operator ...and more »
    • Explosions Kill at Least 2 in Restive Region of China - New York Times September 22, 2014
      The GuardianExplosions Kill at Least 2 in Restive Region of ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — A series of explosions in the Xinjiang region of northwest China has killed at least two people and caused an unknown number of injuries, state news media reported Monday. The blasts, which occurred Sunday, were the latest outbreak of ...China's Xinjiang region hit
    • China media: Alibaba's global ambitions - BBC News September 22, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Alibaba's global ambitionsBBC NewsPapers see internet giant Alibaba's debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as "China's rise" in the global market. Shares in Alibaba, China's main online retailer, started trading on the NYSE on Friday significantly above their initial price ...How Do Alibaba's IPO
    • Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy ... - CNN September 22, 2014
      CNNEchoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive. Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager
    • China Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like Google - New York Times September 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like GoogleNew York TimesThe increasingly pervasive blocking of the web, together with other problems like severe air pollution in China's urban centers, has led some businesses to transfer employees to regional hubs with more open and speedier Internets, like Singapore. And ...Google Closed Off
    • China and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian Gulf - New York Times September 21, 2014
      Center for Research on GlobalizationChina and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian GulfNew York TimesOn Sunday, Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, reported that Chinese Navy ships involved in protecting shipping in the Gulf of Aden stopped at an Iranian port on Saturday for a “friendly visit.” One of the vessels was the Changchun, a gu