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Chinese man rides rickshaw to London for games It’s a tale of Olympian proportions: A man, a rickshaw, and a slow journey from a Chinese village to London through 16 countries.  Read more China steps up stimulus spending at local level China is stepping up stimulus spending at the local level seeking to counter its […]

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China, Malaysia launch first joint industrial park, pledge closer cooperation China and Malaysia on Sunday launched their first joint industrial park in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, pledging to further strengthen cooperation between the two nations.   Shale Gas Targets on China’s Front Burner Commercial production is zero, and no one knows how much […]

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Weibo Comments Suspended in Coup Rumour Aftermath Following rumours of a coup by allies of dethroned Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, Xinhua reported on Saturday that authorities have taken action against a number of websites and individuals involved in the rumours’ spread: Beijing’s Taxicab Contention As economic expansion benefits China’s growing middle class, long stagnant […]

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    • South China Sea Dispute: Who Will Chicken Out, China Or The US? - Forbes May 31, 2016
      ReutersSouth China Sea Dispute: Who Will Chicken Out, China Or The US?ForbesChina and the US are on a collision course lately. Over the South China Sea disputes, that is. Each country has been upping the game, raising the chances of an “accident” that could destabilize the world's fastest growing economic region. The South ...China to 'pressure
    • New Taiwan Leadership Takes Tough Stance On Disputed South China Sea - Forbes May 31, 2016
      ForbesNew Taiwan Leadership Takes Tough Stance On Disputed South China SeaForbesTaiwan under a new political party will extend its Teflon stance on claims to almost the entire 3.5 million-square-kilometer South China Sea, despite bigger and more diplomatically connected rivals, and renew calls for joint use of resource-rich waters.The Plan Taiwan Needs to De
    • Indonesia had another high-seas encounter with China—but this time it brought a bigger boat - Quartz May 31, 2016
      QuartzIndonesia had another high-seas encounter with China—but this time it brought a bigger boatQuartzIn March, an Indonesian patrol boat captured a Chinese fishing trawler illegally operating within Indonesia's territorial waters. Before it could impound the offending vessel, however, two Chinese coast guard vessels appeared, stole back the trawler ..
    • China Stocks Soar on MSCI Speculation - Wall Street Journal May 31, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina Stocks Soar on MSCI SpeculationWall Street JournalChinese stocks surged Tuesday in the largest one-day gain in nearly three months, propelled by increased optimism that many may soon be included in an influential global benchmark. In China, the Shanghai Composite Index ended up 3.3%, the biggest ...Goldman Sees 70% Chance of China Sh
    • China backtracks on cross-border sales tax - just a month after it was introduced - CNBC May 31, 2016
      CNBCChina backtracks on cross-border sales tax - just a month after it was introducedCNBCIf implemented, the new rules would have meant tighter customs treatment and higher tax rates on overseas goods sold on Chinese e-commerce sites, which previously allowed shoppers to buy imported goods via cross-border e-commerce zones on a ...and more »
    • Disney characters are spotted at rival Chinese theme park - Los Angeles Times May 30, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesDisney characters are spotted at rival Chinese theme parkLos Angeles TimesThe chairman of China's biggest conglomerate recently predicted that a new $5.5-billion Disney theme park opening in Shanghai next month would fail, citing a lack of innovation with intellectual properties and characters. But when that same ...Disney Characters Sp
    • China's Slowdown Hits Nearby Economies Hardest - Bloomberg May 30, 2016
      BloombergChina's Slowdown Hits Nearby Economies HardestBloomberg"As China's economy continues to cool, it will provide an ongoing drag on global output, curtailing inflation pressures in the process and anchoring interest rates in the process. The economic malaise currently experienced by China's immediate ...and more »
    • China Says US Treating South China Sea Like A Hollywood Cold War Film - Daily Caller May 30, 2016
      Yahoo NewsChina Says US Treating South China Sea Like A Hollywood Cold War FilmDaily CallerFiery Cross reef, located in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, is shown in this handout Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative satellite image taken September 3, 2015 and released ...Pentagon chief
    • On Offer in China: 'Fried Swarm' and Other Tasty Translations - New York Times May 30, 2016
      New York TimesOn Offer in China: 'Fried Swarm' and Other Tasty TranslationsNew York TimesIf Michelin gave stars for unintentionally brilliant dish names, an eatery in Pingyao, China, might well be the world's top restaurant. It has a large sign outside showing some of its tastiest dishes, with English translations: “In Bowl,” “You Flour ...
    • Asia Pacific|Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on 'China's Future' - New York Times May 30, 2016
      New York TimesAsia Pacific|Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on 'China's Future'New York TimesDavid Shambaugh is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and the author or editor of more than 30 books on China, covering its military, foreign relations, the Communist Party and portraits of ...