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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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    • Caixin China PMI in surprise drop to 2-year low - CNBC August 3, 2015
      CNBCCaixin China PMI in surprise drop to 2-year lowCNBCA key China economic indicator took a sharp turn for the worse, with the final reading for the Caixin China purchasing managers' index (PMI) for July surprising with a drop to a two-year low. "The downturn in China's manufacturing sector intensified at ...Asia Stocks Decline as China Manuf
    • Asian Stocks Fall on China Growth Concerns as Oil Extends Drop - Bloomberg August 3, 2015
      ReutersAsian Stocks Fall on China Growth Concerns as Oil Extends DropBloombergAsian stocks fell for the first time in four days amid signs of a deepening slowdown in China's economy. Crude declined with copper, while the won strengthened. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index lost 0.7 percent at 12:10 p.m. in Tokyo. The Shanghai Composite ...Asian stocks near 201
    • With Growth Target at Risk, China Prepares for New Spending - Bloomberg August 3, 2015
      BloombergWith Growth Target at Risk, China Prepares for New SpendingBloombergChina's leadership is preparing fresh fiscal spending to ensure that signs of economic weakening don't put their 2015 growth target out of reach, a danger that was underscored by a deterioration in manufacturing in July. Ahead of the top leadership's ...Quantitative e
    • China stocks trader counts his losses: 'Never trust the government' - BBC News August 3, 2015
      BBC NewsChina stocks trader counts his losses: 'Never trust the government'BBC NewsPlato got his nickname when he was a student in Manchester. But he's not feeling like the philosopher king now. His finance degree helped him get a management job at a Beijing hospital. But it didn't warn him off the rollercoaster Chinese stock market.The R
    • Chinese textile mills are now hiring in places where cotton was king - CNBC August 3, 2015
      CNBCChinese textile mills are now hiring in places where cotton was kingCNBCTwenty-five years ago, Ni Meijuan earned $19 a month working the spinning machines at a vast textile factory in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Now at the Keer's cotton mill in South Carolina, which opened in April, Ms. Ni is training American workers to ...and more »
    • 'China's Airbnb' Raises $300 Million in Funding Round - Wall Street Journal August 2, 2015
      Wall Street Journal'China's Airbnb' Raises $300 Million in Funding RoundWall Street JournalTujia's website and app feature more than 310,000 properties, covering 255 travel destinations across China. The company also offers vacation homes in 133 overseas locations, including Bali, Phuket and Tokyo, for Chinese outbound tourists
    • Meet China's Stock Rescue Chief: He Never Saw the Crisis Coming - Bloomberg August 2, 2015
      BloombergMeet China's Stock Rescue Chief: He Never Saw the Crisis ComingBloombergAfter China's stocks crashed in June, the government put more than $400 billion at the disposal of a little-known state agency, the China Securities Finance Corp., headed by an academic and bureaucrat named Nie Qingping. It was told to save the market.and more »
    • Uniqlo Aims for Bigger Gains in China - Wall Street Journal August 2, 2015
      Wall Street JournalUniqlo Aims for Bigger Gains in ChinaWall Street JournalTOKYO—Many business leaders worry about the clouds gathering over China. Not Tadashi Yanai of Japanese apparel chain Uniqlo, which is counting on the country for growth. While sales of luxury goods are slumping in China, hurt by a crackdown on ...and more »
    • China Car Sales Drop Flashes Yellow Light for Its Economy - Bloomberg August 2, 2015
      China Car Sales Drop Flashes Yellow Light for Its EconomyBloombergWhen China's economy was booming, motorists became a symbol of the nation's new spending power. Now, falling car sales may be more a symbol of China's steady deceleration. Voracious demand saw China overtake the U.S. as the world's biggest car ...and more »
    • Citadel Says One of Its China Accounts Was Suspended - Wall Street Journal August 2, 2015
      Wall Street JournalCitadel Says One of Its China Accounts Was SuspendedWall Street JournalBEIJING—U.S.-based hedge fund firm Citadel LLC said trading in one of the accounts it manages in China has been suspended, as regulators battle a steep slide in stock prices. China's securities regulator said Friday it has launched a probe into ...PRESS DIGEST-Chin