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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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    • US says Europeans could help more in South China Sea dispute - Reuters July 30, 2015
      Financial TimesUS says Europeans could help more in South China Sea disputeReutersWASHINGTON In a rare admonishment of a close ally, the United States urged the European Union on Wednesday to speak out more forcefully to support Washington in its dispute with China over building and militarization of man-made outposts in the South ...China military exercises
    • Uncertain Trade Path for South Korea's Kimchi - New York Times July 29, 2015
      New York TimesUncertain Trade Path for South Korea's KimchiNew York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — The fate of South Korea's kimchi industry rests on whether China considers it pickled or not. When China reclassified the fermented cabbage dish several years ago, Korean exports of kimchi evaporated. As a pickled product, it did ...
    • China's Thumb on Fed Rate-Rise Scale - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Thumb on Fed Rate-Rise ScaleWall Street JournalChina's economy was already cooling when its stock market started galloping higher, encouraged by government officials who saw higher share prices as a way to moderate the slowdown and help transition the country away from investment-led growth.China Stock Meltdown Just Creat
    • Fears over China's market crash are overblown - CNNMoney July 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyFears over China's market crash are overblownCNNMoneyThe stock market in China is notably different from other major trading floors. It is highly speculative and the bets placed by the retail investors who play there are unlikely to reflect broader economic and corporate trends; particularly when ...China stock rescue suffers exit woundsFinancia
    • Obama, on China's Turf, Presents US as a Better Partner for Africa - New York Times July 29, 2015
      New York TimesObama, on China's Turf, Presents US as a Better Partner for AfricaNew York TimesADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Without ever quite saying so explicitly, President Obama used his four-day trip to Africa to suggest that the United States offers an alternative to China's aggressive courtship of the continent. At a time when China has ...In Ethio
    • This Is What Could Start a War between India and China - The National Interest Online (blog) July 29, 2015
      The National Interest Online (blog)This Is What Could Start a War between India and ChinaThe National Interest Online (blog)While everyone's anxiously watching and analyzing the events unraveling in the South China Sea, there's another resource conflict involving China that also deserves attention. In the Himalayas, China and India are competing fo
    • China says to fight terror, people smuggling with Turkey - Reuters July 29, 2015
      New York TimesChina says to fight terror, people smuggling with TurkeyReutersHundreds, perhaps thousands, of Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority that calls Xinjiang home, have left China in recent years, traveling to Turkey via Southeast Asia, having first illegally crossed the Chinese border. Rights groups say such ...Ethnic Tensions in Xinjiang Compl
    • China's crusade to remove crosses from churches 'is for safety concerns' - The Guardian July 29, 2015
      The GuardianChina's crusade to remove crosses from churches 'is for safety concerns'The GuardianIn fact, there is growing anger among China's rapidly growing Christian community over the campaign, which has affected both Catholic and Protestant congregations. Last Friday, a group of Catholic clergy – including an 89-year-old bishop – took
    • Charts and maps: How Japan's companies are beating China's in overseas M&A - Quartz July 29, 2015
      Charts and maps: How Japan's companies are beating China's in overseas M&AQuartzChinese companies' overseas shopping sprees have been well documented in recent years, after Beijing encouraged its own inefficient, bloated state-owned enterprises to “go out,” and acquire knowledge and expertise by gobbling up foreign enterprises.and more »
    • China has a major bubble problem - CNNMoney July 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyChina has a major bubble problemCNNMoney"What we have here is Chinese households with a huge savings rate, with a lot of cash to invest," said Brian Jackson, a China economist with IHS Global Insight. "There are fairly limited formal investment options in China, so people crowd into the ones ...and more »