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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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    • China Tops Annual US Trade Watch List — Again - Voice of America April 28, 2016
      Voice of AmericaChina Tops Annual US Trade Watch List — AgainVoice of AmericaThe world's largest internet market, with about 650 million internet users — an estimated 560 million are mobile users — China's annual internet sales have reached some $500 billion annually. In 2014, China's State Administration for Industry and ...and more »
    • Carl Icahn says he sold entire Apple stake on China woes: CNBC - Reuters April 28, 2016
      ReutersCarl Icahn says he sold entire Apple stake on China woes: CNBCReutersBut Icahn, who owned 45.8 million Apple shares at the end of last year, said China's economic slowdown and worries about how China could become more prohibitive in doing business triggered his decision to exit his position entirely. "We no longer have ...Icahn: We're o
    • Clampdown in China Restricts 7000 Foreign Organizations - New York Times April 28, 2016
      New York TimesClampdown in China Restricts 7000 Foreign OrganizationsNew York TimesBEIJING — China took a major step on Thursday in President Xi Jinping's drive to impose greater control and limit Western influences on Chinese society, as it passed a new law restricting the work of foreign organizations and their local partners ...China's Crackdown
    • Scandal clouds China's global vaccine ambitions - Science Magazine April 28, 2016
      Science MagazineScandal clouds China's global vaccine ambitionsScience MagazineHealth experts hail two new Chinese-made vaccines against hand, foot, and mouth disease as a milestone against a malady that has run rampant in China. But that triumph was overshadowed by a safety crisis involving other homegrown vaccines. In recent ...
    • Vale Sees China's Iron-Ore Demand Improving - Wall Street Journal April 28, 2016
      Wall Street JournalVale Sees China's Iron-Ore Demand ImprovingWall Street JournalVale Chief Executive Murilo Ferreira said Thursday that on his most recent trip to China, in March, he saw a healthier iron-ore market than he had seen in a year and a half. “I arrived from my trip to China happy,” Mr. Ferreira said on a conference ...and more »
    • US Steel Accuses China of Hacking - Wall Street Journal April 28, 2016
      Wall Street JournalUS Steel Accuses China of HackingWall Street JournalIn a statement Wednesday, China's Commerce Ministry urged U.S. authorities to reject U.S. Steel's trade complaint, and said that allegations of intellectual property infringement “are completely without factual basis.” The Commerce Ministry on Thursday ...U.S. Steel accuses Chin
    • China's New Tax Regime to Spur Service Economy - Wall Street Journal April 28, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina's New Tax Regime to Spur Service EconomyWall Street JournalBEIJING—China will set its biggest tax overhaul in a generation this Sunday as it tries to boost economic growth by cutting costs for service providers and manufacturers and prodding them to invest. The new value-added tax system eases the burden on ...This chart shows a
    • Why China Is Key to the Future of Virtual Reality - TIME April 28, 2016
      TIMEWhy China Is Key to the Future of Virtual RealityTIMEI was in Shenzhen, China last week at the first CE China trade show, which was produced by IFA, the German company that also produces the giant IFA CE trade show in Berlin each September. Shenzhen, which has a population of over 10 million people, ...
    • China's childhood obesity 'explosion' blamed on Western diet - CNBC April 28, 2016
      CNBCChina's childhood obesity 'explosion' blamed on Western dietCNBC"This is extremely worrying," Joep Perk, cardiovascular prevention spokesman for the European Society of Cardiology, said in a statement. "It is the worst explosion of childhood and adolescent obesity that I have ever seen...China is set for an ...China: Obesity
    • China won't allow chaos or war on Korean peninsula: Xi - Reuters April 28, 2016
      ReutersChina won't allow chaos or war on Korean peninsula: XiReutersBEIJING China will not allow chaos and war to break out on the Korean peninsula, which would be to no one's advantage, Chinese President Xi Jinping told a group of Asian foreign ministers on Thursday. North Korea's drive to develop a nuclear weapons ...China says it will not p