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China Current Events: June 22

Beijing strongly protests Hanoi’s claim over islands China said it summoned Vietnam’s ambassador Thursday and strongly protested a law adopted by the Vietnamese parliament that places the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands under Hanoi’s sovereignty.  Read more Two Tibetans immolate themselves holding flags in Qinghai, west China Two young Tibetans, a herder and a migrant […]

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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    • China's Anta challenges Nike - Financial Times February 8, 2016
      Financial TimesChina's Anta challenges NikeFinancial TimesChina has been on a buying spree of late, and not just for Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta. ChemChina's acquisition has been forced to share the headlines with a remarkable shopping binge by China's top football clubs, with interesting implications ...Revealed: How one man's obse
    • Forget China? India reports higher GDP - CNBC February 8, 2016
      CNBCForget China? India reports higher GDPCNBCMove over, China. On Monday, India, the world's third largest economy, announced it expanded by 7.3 percent in the last quarter, making it one of the world's fastest growing economies. This gives investors another reason to stay bullish on India as ...India outpaces China in 2015 economic growthBBC News
    • A Less Bombastic View On China Emerging - Forbes February 8, 2016
      ForbesA Less Bombastic View On China EmergingForbesLooking for China believers. Anybody out there? In September, the U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said he wanted to strengthen ties with China, including a possible stock-exchange link. MSCI is back to reconsidering the A-shares for its ...China seeks to calm fears, but growth concerns persis
    • Chinese Who Violated One-Child Policy Remain Wary of Relaxed Rules - New York Times February 8, 2016
      New York TimesChinese Who Violated One-Child Policy Remain Wary of Relaxed RulesNew York TimesHe was born outside the one-child limit China set for most urban couples, and lacked a hukou, the crucial household registration document all citizens need to attend state schools, receive health care, get married, open a bank account, or even buy ...
    • Why does China continue to protect North Korea? It has a lot less to do with communism than you'd think - The Independent February 8, 2016
      The IndependentWhy does China continue to protect North Korea? It has a lot less to do with communism than you'd thinkThe IndependentOne reason that China and North Korea are so close is because of their shared revolutionary history and their joint struggle against the Americans during the Korean War. Perhaps 250,000 North Koreans and 100,000 Chinese we
    • The smell of success? $115 bottles of British air sold to Chinese buyers - CNN International February 8, 2016
      CNN InternationalThe smell of success? $115 bottles of British air sold to Chinese buyersCNN InternationalDe Watts says the 580 ml (about 20 oz) glass jars have been flying out the door, many headed for pollution-plagued Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Since launching late last year, his air farming company Aethaer has sold hundreds of ...and mo
    • Traditional Red Envelopes Are Going Digital Thanks To China's Largest Internet Companies - TechCrunch February 8, 2016
      TechCrunchTraditional Red Envelopes Are Going Digital Thanks To China's Largest Internet CompaniesTechCrunchGetting a fat hongbao, or red envelope, stuffed with crisp new notes is one of the hallmarks of Chinese New Year, which starts today and runs for two weeks. As China's tech companies build their financial services, they want to convince peopl
    • 5 Things to Know About the Chinese New Year - TIME February 8, 2016
      TIME5 Things to Know About the Chinese New YearTIMEMonday marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, China's biggest and most ceremonious holiday. Though China officially operates on the international Gregorian calendar, the traditional lunisolar calendar maintains ceremonial significance, and ...Chinese New Year traditions: a brief guideVoxA co
    • China's foreign currency stockpile fell nearly $100 billion last month - CNNMoney February 8, 2016
      CNNMoneyChina's foreign currency stockpile fell nearly $100 billion last monthCNNMoneyThe $3.23 trillion China has left "still represents a substantial war chest," said Rajiv Biswas, chief Asia-Pacific economist at IHS Global Insight. But he warned that "the mathematics around this rapid pace of depletion of FX reserves in recent months .
    • China Struggles for Balance in Response to North Korea's Boldness - New York Times February 7, 2016
      New York TimesChina Struggles for Balance in Response to North Korea's BoldnessNew York TimesBEIJING — When the veteran Chinese diplomat Wu Dawei left for North Korea last week, he probably knew he had been dispatched on mission impossible: to persuade the country's young leader, Kim Jong-un, to climb down from his threat to launch a rocket ...Only