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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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    • Exclusive: US & India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - US official - Reuters February 10, 2016
      ReutersExclusive: US & India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - US officialReutersThe patrols would likely be in the Indian Ocean where the Indian navy is a major player as well as the South China Sea, the official told Reuters in New Delhi on condition of anonymity. The official gave no details on the scale of the proposed patrols.Disputes Over
    • China confirms first case of Zika virus: Xinhua - Reuters February 10, 2016
      ReutersChina confirms first case of Zika virus: XinhuaReutersBEIJING/HONG KONG China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the ...China's first Zika virus case confirmed,
    • Stuart Robert told Defence Department about 2014 China visit after returning to Australia - ABC Online February 10, 2016
      ABC OnlineStuart Robert told Defence Department about 2014 China visit after returning to AustraliaABC OnlineTurnbull Government minister Stuart Robert waited until after he returned to Australia to inform departmental chiefs of a controversial trip to China, Senate estimates has heard. Mr Robert was assistant defence minister when he visited China in 2014.R
    • Outflows from China top $110bn in January - Financial Times February 10, 2016
      Financial TimesOutflows from China top $110bn in JanuaryFinancial TimesSurging capital outflows from China have become a source of growing concern around the world and left Beijing scrambling to support its currency. Recently-released data showed the country's foreign exchange reserves falling to their lowest level in ...China likely saw US$113b in capi
    • China Box Office: Stephen Chow's 'Mermaid' Powers Record Single Day - Hollywood Reporter February 9, 2016
      Hollywood ReporterChina Box Office: Stephen Chow's 'Mermaid' Powers Record Single DayHollywood ReporterChinese moviegoers turned out in record force Monday as the country celebrated the Year of the Monkey. Total box office on the day hit $100.5 million (660 million yuan), a 78 percent increase over the single-day record set during China's
    • China's renminbi bears should beware - Financial Times February 9, 2016
      Financial TimesChina's renminbi bears should bewareFinancial TimesThe People's Bank of China announced over the weekend that its foreign exchange reserves fell by $99.5bn to $3.23tn in January. Ignore the fact that this was actually less bad than feared, and the counterargument that the figure was manipulated (since ...China's exchange rate tr
    • $365694500000: US Merchandise Trade Deficit With China Hit Record in 2015 - CNSNews.com February 9, 2016
      CNSNews.com$365694500000: US Merchandise Trade Deficit With China Hit Record in 2015CNSNews.comIn 2014, for example, the U.S. ran a $28.077 billion surplus in services traded with China, according to BEA. That caused the overall 2014 U.S. goods-and-services trade deficit with China—which was $315.116 billion—to be less than the 2014 ...and more »
    • Will China Take Kim Jong Un's Insult Lying Down? - Newsweek February 9, 2016
      NewsweekWill China Take Kim Jong Un's Insult Lying Down?Newsweek02_09_Kim_Insult North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting in Pyongyang in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on February 4. North Korea's refusal to abide by Chinese entreaties not to launch a rocket is ...US urges China to increase sa
    • Players Find Path to China Can Be a Golden One - International New York Times February 9, 2016
      International New York TimesPlayers Find Path to China Can Be a Golden OneInternational New York TimesAfter Alex Teixeira's move to Liverpool fell through, and the Brazilian was sold days later for $55 million to the Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning, the former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson said in a Liverpool newspaper that Teixeira “must .
    • China's message to dissenters: Flee if you dare - USA TODAY February 9, 2016
      USA TODAYChina's message to dissenters: Flee if you dareUSA TODAYFlee China if you dare. But know that, even in foreign lands, your criticism of the Communist Party may be punished if Chinese agents find you and spirit you back to the mainland. That's the message China's government is sending to citizens who dare to ...Hong Kong's busines