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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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    • Prince William to visit China in 2015 - BBC News November 24, 2014
      BBC NewsPrince William to visit China in 2015BBC NewsThe Chinese government has invited Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, to visit the country. BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt said it was "highly unlikely" the duchess, who will be heavily pregnant with the couple's second child ...Prince William to visit China next year
    • Despite Persecution, Guardian of Lake Tai Spotlights China's Polluters - New York Times November 24, 2014
      New York TimesDespite Persecution, Guardian of Lake Tai Spotlights China's PollutersNew York TimesZHOUTIE, China — By autumn, the stench of Lake Tai and the freakish green glow of its waters usually fade with the ebbing of the summer heat, but this year is different. Standing on a concrete embankment overlooking a fetid, floating array of plastic ...and
    • In China Coal Hub, City Struggles to Survive Amid Economic Slowdown - Wall Street Journal November 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn China Coal Hub, City Struggles to Survive Amid Economic SlowdownWall Street JournalJIXI, China—In this city of 1.8 million people near the Russian border, hulking factories are collecting dust and restaurants sit empty in a landscape of half-completed building projects, idled cranes and closed businesses. “I haven't been paid in ..
    • Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources - Reuters November 24, 2014
      ReutersExclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sourcesReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources ...China Central Ba
    • Asia stocks jump as China, Europe step up stimulus - Reuters November 24, 2014
      ReutersAsia stocks jump as China, Europe step up stimulusReuters"China's rate cut adds to the determination of global policy makers to avoid deflation and support growth," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at fund manager AMP Capital in Sydney. "While U.S. quantitative easing may have ended, it's being ...Week In FX Amer
    • China Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed Water - New York Times November 24, 2014
      RTChina Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed WaterNew York TimesBEIJING — A major reclamation project by the Chinese government on a tiny reef 500 miles from the mainland would enable China to land military aircraft there, expanding its reach into the contested South China Sea, analysts have said. The analysts ...'Biased US won't affect cons
    • Climate realities in light of the US-China agreement - Washington Post November 24, 2014
      National PostClimate realities in light of the US-China agreementWashington PostThe United States-China agreement on climate change is a huge political triumph, possibly “historic,” as its supporters say. Whether it much alters the world's climate is a more open question. Recall the agreement's outlines. By 2030, China pledges to ...Obama's cl
    • Asia cheered by China, European stimulus - Reuters November 23, 2014
      ReutersAsia cheered by China, European stimulusReutersPedestrians with umbrellas walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average (top middle L) and the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar (top middle R), outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 11, 2014.
    • Loan 'Guarantee Chains' in China Prove Flimsy - Wall Street Journal November 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalLoan 'Guarantee Chains' in China Prove FlimsyWall Street JournalJIANGYIN, China—When a fabric company called Jiangyin Xueyuan Textile Co. collapsed, the troubles soon cascaded through other firms in this mill town. A machinery maker, paper producer, manufacturer of faux-wood flooring and textile maker had one ...and more »
    • Prosecution of Uighur Students Underscores Perils of Chinese Clampdown - New York Times November 23, 2014
      Prosecution of Uighur Students Underscores Perils of Chinese ClampdownNew York TimesBEIJING — Ambitious and fluent in Mandarin, the young Uighur strivers from the Xinjiang region of northwest China had earned coveted slots at the nation's top university for ethnic minorities. Most were the first in their families to attend college ...