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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 [...]

Current Events in China: May 25

Chen Guangcheng’s brother flees guarded village The brother of the blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng has become the second member of the family to escape from their heavily guarded village in northern China.  Read more U.S. soldier, two Chinese charged with smuggling guns to China A member of the U.S. National Guard and two Chinese citizens [...]

China Current Events: May 21

China ‘collecting Dalai Lama blood samples’ Chinese agencies are secretly collecting samples of the Dalai Lama’s blood, urine and hair and are stepping up efforts to harm him, the Tibetan government in exile said on Sunday.  Read more Dissident From China Arrives in U.S., Ending an Ordeal Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal advocate who recently [...]

Current Events in China: May 18

Chinese woman tortures step-daughter to death A woman in China’s Shanxi province has been detained for allegedly torturing her seven-year-old step-daughter to death.   Read more Beijing to issue passport to blind activist within 15 days Blind activist Chen Guang-cheng said Thursday China had agreed to issue him a passport within 15 days, allowing him to [...]

China Current Events: May 16

China to increase residential land supplies this year China will increase residential land supplies by more than 20 percent this year in order to further restrain property prices, according to a plan released by land resource authorities Tuesday.  Read more US launches air pollution data in Shanghai The United States consulate in Shanghai has begun [...]

China Current Events: May 12

South China Standoff Growing tensions between Beijing, Manila over disputed fishing waters could lead to conflict.  Read more China inflation eases as economy slows China’s economy is slowing further, defying hopes it may have “bottomed out,” with data for April showing sharper than expected declines in investment and industrial production.  Read more No deaths but [...]

China Current Events: May 5

China approves silver futures trading China’s securities regulator on Friday approved the trading of silver futures contracts on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE).  Read more Blind activist free to study abroad: China China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, a move praised by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [...]

China Current Events: May 4

Chen Guangcheng: I want a seat on Hillary Clinton’s plane out of China The United States is under intense pressure to help the leading Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng flee China after he pleaded to be allowed to leave Beijing on Hillary Clinton’s plane.  Read more Romney calls US treatment of Chen Guangcheng ‘dark day for [...]

Current Events in China: May 3

Blind activist emerges from US embassy A blind Chinese activist who fled persecution by local officials in his rural town and sparked a diplomatic standoff by holing up in the U.S. embassy for six days emerged Wednesday after U.S. officials said China had assured his safety.  Read more Chen Guangcheng forced to leave US embassy [...]

Current Events in China: May 2

9 still trapped in flooded SW China colliery Nine miners were still trapped in the flooded colliery in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, as continuous rainfall has hampered the rescue efforts, local authorities said Tuesday.  Read more Details of Chinese activist’s escape Chen Guangcheng’s blindness was a help and a hindrance as he made his way [...]

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    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bindCNN (blog)To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...and more » […]
    • Global shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remain - Reuters April 16, 2014
      Economic TimesGlobal shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remainReuters"China is still on a downward path on growth but clearly the market took some relief in that number ... our basic view is that it will be a gradual slowdown rather than a hard landing." The mood had already been lifted by a late rally at the end of a ...Asian shares rise o […]
    • China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter - Reuters April 16, 2014
      CNNMoneyChina economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarterReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity.As Credit Dries Up, Smaller Co […]
    • Japan leads Asia shares higher after China GDP beats estimates - CNBC.com April 16, 2014
      Japan leads Asia shares higher after China GDP beats estimatesCNBC.comAsian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday as traders welcomed a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy. China's economy grew an annual 7.4 percent in the first quarter of this year, above analyst ...and more » […]
    • Asian Stocks Rise on Telcos as Investors Weigh China Data - Bloomberg April 16, 2014
      Asian Stocks Rise on Telcos as Investors Weigh China DataBloombergAsian stocks rose for the first time in four days amid a rally in telecommunication shares and as investors weighed prospects for stimulus after China's economic growth slowed to the weakest pace in six quarters. SoftBank Corp. (9984), which owns about ...Asian Stocks Rise as Telcos Advan […]
    • China's Economic Growth Slows to 7.4% - Wall Street Journal April 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Economic Growth Slows to 7.4%Wall Street JournalBEIJING—China's gross domestic product growth slipped in the first quarter to its slowest level in 18 months as the world's second-largest economy continued to downshift. Reduced momentum in investment and consumption—key drivers of the ... […]
    • Chinese Economic Growth Continues To Slow - Business Insider April 16, 2014
      Chinese Economic Growth Continues To SlowBusiness InsiderEconomists polled by Bloomberg were looking for Q1 GDP to rise 7.3%. But this was down from 7.7% the previous quarter, showing that China's economy continues to slow. Quarter-over-quarter however GDP was up 1.4% or 5.7% annualized. This was also ... […]
    • Fears grow over China property flameout - CNNMoney April 16, 2014
      CNNMoneyFears grow over China property flameoutCNNMoneyThe risks of a blow up in China's property market are rising, threatening a slowdown that could hurt global growth. The sector is second only to the related problem of credit growth on a list of threats to China's economy -- according to economists ...Housing Trouble Grows in ChinaWall Street J […]
    • China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force' - RT April 16, 2014
      RTChina to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'RTChina is planning to beef up its combat capability by increasing resources in a "new-type combat force," which includes integrating air and space capability in reaction to the international development of space weapons, local media reported. Visiting ...China stresses need for sta […]
    • China's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as Helping - New York Times April 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as HelpingNew York TimesKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — When a Chinese government vessel took the world by surprise this month with its announcement that it had detected underwater signals that might have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, China suddenly looked ...Jet Se […]