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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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    • Shanghai shares open down 1.56% ahead of final Caixin PMI - CNBC September 1, 2015
      CNBCShanghai shares open down 1.56% ahead of final Caixin PMICNBCAsian stocks declined early Tuesday, following a negative lead from Wall Street and as investors digested the slew of economic data out of China. China's official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) edged down to 49.7 in August from 50 in ...Fresh factory data confirms slow
    • Asian shares nervous ahead of China data - Reuters September 1, 2015
      ReutersAsian shares nervous ahead of China dataReutersChina's official factory sector activity likely shrank at its fasted pace in three years in August, according to a Reuters poll of economists. Similar surveys on service sector activity will also be released in the early morning. MSCI's broadest index ...China's Stocks Cap Biggest Selloff S
    • The Real Global Threat Of China's Eroding Economic Credibility Is At Home - Forbes August 31, 2015
      Slate Magazine (blog)The Real Global Threat Of China's Eroding Economic Credibility Is At HomeForbesChina's 'economic miracle' over the past 35 years has been the envy of many other emerging market countries; indeed, of some advanced countries too. Yet in just over a period of a few weeks, global economic officials are deeply concerned ab
    • Large Blast Reported in Chinese City - Wall Street Journal August 31, 2015
      9news.com.auLarge Blast Reported in Chinese CityWall Street JournalA large blast ripped through a chemical-focused industrial zone in a northeastern Chinese city late Monday, according to official media, less than a month after a chemical explosion killed more than 150 people and raised concerns about industrial ...Explosion reportedly rocks second chemical
    • Will Australia's property market suffer with China crackdown? - The Australian Financial Review August 31, 2015
      The Australian Financial ReviewWill Australia's property market suffer with China crackdown?The Australian Financial ReviewA survey conducted by the Financial Times suggesting that almost half of high net worth individuals on mainland China plan to invest more than 30 per cent of their assets overseas. Just under two-thirds of those surveyed said they p
    • Japan plans largest ever defence budget to counter China's reach - The Guardian August 31, 2015
      The GuardianJapan plans largest ever defence budget to counter China's reachThe GuardianThe increases since then reflect its growing anxiety about China's expanding naval reach. The rise is also in line with Japan's more assertive defence policy under the conservative prime minister, Shinzo Abe, as he seeks to check Chinese influence and ...Ja
    • China pins market plunge on financial journalist, airs 'confession' - Washington Post August 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina pins market plunge on financial journalist, airs 'confession'Washington PostWhat's roiling China's stock market? A journalist, apparently. Wang Xiaolu, a reporter for a respected Chinese business magazine, "confessed" to causing chaos and panic in the markets, state media reported Sunday. In footage broa
    • China Punishes Nearly 200 Over 'Rumors' About Stocks, Blasts and Parade - New York Times August 31, 2015
      NBCNews.comChina Punishes Nearly 200 Over 'Rumors' About Stocks, Blasts and ParadeNew York TimesThe so-called rumors were related to China's continuing stock market uncertainty, the recent industrial explosions in Tianjin and the military parade scheduled for Thursday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the ministry
    • ​China's sale of US debt: Safety valve or cause for concern? - CBS News August 31, 2015
      Bloomberg View​China's sale of US debt: Safety valve or cause for concern?CBS NewsBloomberg News reports that China is selling billions of dollars of its massive inventory of U.S. Treasuries to raise dollars to buy back and stabilize the country's own currency. The move comes amid a sharp decline in Chinese stocks in recent months ...China Has Lots
    • US developing sanctions against China over cyberthefts - Washington Post August 31, 2015
      FortuneUS developing sanctions against China over cybertheftsWashington PostThe Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government's cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets. The U.S. government has not yet ...White House mulls sanctioning C