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Current Events in China: August 11

Chinese police ‘admit’ Gu Kailai cover-up: official Four Chinese police officers on Friday admitted in court to covering up the killing of a British businessman to protect the wife of a senior politician charged with his murder, an official said.  Read more China export growth slows to 1% China’s trade and domestic demand have weakened […]

Current Events in China: July 7

China reacts calmly to US after WTO auto complaint China on Friday urged the United States to ensure trade disputes did not harm overall economic ties, after Washington filed a WTO complaint over Chinese duties on imported American cars.  Read more In U.S.-China Car Clash, Obama Should Drive Harder President Obama is right to blast […]

Current Events in China: July 4

China rushes surveillance ships to islands claimed by Vietnam Amid rising tensions between China and its neighbours over the disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing today sent four surveillance ships to the area also claimed by Vietnam after spotting a foreign fishing vessel there.  Read more China protest against alloy plant enters third […]

Current Events in China: July 2

Hong Kong protests as Leung takes helm A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control.  Read more Manufacturing falls […]

Current Events in China: April 11

  Prices of China-made autos fall China’s top economic planning agency said Tuesday that prices of China-made automobiles fell slightly last month while those of imported vehicles rose.   Neil Heywood: Bo Xilai lost his fight with the Communist Party On the surface, there were no ripples in the glassy serenity of elite Chinese politics […]

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    • See China's rapid island-building strategy in action - Washington Post (blog) July 1, 2015
      BloombergSee China's rapid island-building strategy in actionWashington Post (blog)New images taken just this week show China building what look like military bases on reclaimed land in the South China Sea, a development likely to add to concerns in the United States and among its Asian neighbors. China said on Tuesday that land ...China: "Nothing
    • China Adopts Sweeping National Security Law - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Adopts Sweeping National Security LawWall Street JournalBEIJING—China adopted a sweeping, new national security law that the government says is needed to counter emerging threats but that critics say may be used to quash dissent and exclude foreign investment. Approved by the legislature's standing ...China security law tightens
    • China Invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Beijing in September - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Beijing in SeptemberWall Street JournalChina is North Korea's only major ally and traditional provider of diplomatic and economic support. However, Chinese officials say that in recent years Beijing has become increasingly frustrated with Pyongyang's belligerent behavior, including
    • China Returns to Bear Market - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Returns to Bear MarketWall Street JournalHONG KONG—China's main market fell sharply after a stretch of calm earlier Wednesday, reviving the choppy trade that dominated the past two weeks and erased some gains from a yearlong bull market. The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 5.2% ...better to stay out of China A-sharesFinanci
    • World Bank warns China to reform 'distorted' financial system - Financial Times July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalWorld Bank warns China to reform 'distorted' financial systemFinancial TimesChina must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic model, the World Bank has warned in its latest review of the country's economy. “Financial reform will only prove effective if it ...C
    • Alibaba Strikes Entertainment Deal in China - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAlibaba Strikes Entertainment Deal in ChinaWall Street JournalThe three companies will first offer the service, which includes gaming, film and TV content, to Hunan TV's six million cable TV subscribers and will then expand it across China, according to a filing Wednesday to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, where DMG ...and more »
    • China June factory, services surveys fuel hopes economy leveling out - Reuters July 1, 2015
      ReutersChina June factory, services surveys fuel hopes economy leveling outReutersBEIJING Activity in China's factory sector expanded slightly in June though not as much as expected, while growth in the services sector sped up, official surveys showed, offering some signs that the world's second-largest economy may be starting to ...China's Ec
    • China PMI paints lackluster picture - CNBC July 1, 2015
      CNBCChina PMI paints lackluster pictureCNBCChina's vast manufacturing sector remained lackluster in June, twin Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) surveys showed on Wednesday, fueling calls for additional stimulus measures to boost the world's number two economy. China's official manufacturing ...Euro zone factory growth stutters as China, J
    • Fears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappears - CNN June 30, 2015
      CNNFears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappearsCNNMany visitors to China associate the Great Wall with an extensively restored stretch of Ming era wall at Badaling near Beijing, but this is far from typical of most of the structure. According to a 2014 survey done by the Great Wall of China Society ...China's Great Wall: 3
    • The Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering Uber - Wired June 30, 2015
      WiredThe Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering UberWiredOne of tech's fiercest rivalries is shaping up in China right now, but the leading contender isn't a familiar name in the US. Didi Kuaidi is taking on Uber for the title of largest ride-hailing company in the world's largest country—or more precisely ...and more »