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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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    • Ethiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap Labor - Bloomberg July 23, 2014
      BloombergEthiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap LaborBloombergEthiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through ...and more » […]
    • China 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic Plague - Yahoo Health July 23, 2014
      Yahoo HealthChina 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic PlagueYahoo HealthThe 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on its perimeter are telling motorists to find alternative routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said.Dozens placed in qua […]
    • Think Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ... - TIME July 23, 2014
      TIMEThink Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ...TIMEAirplanes At The Shanghai Pudong International Airport Air China aircraft stand parked at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images ...Hundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to […]
    • The Factory in the China Food Scandal Is Foreign-Owned. That Could Have ... - TIME July 23, 2014
      USA TODAYThe Factory in the China Food Scandal Is Foreign-Owned. That Could Have ...TIMEBrands, which operates KFC, garners more than 40% of its total operating profit from China, while McDonald's considers the country one of its most important growth markets, so neither can afford tainting their brands with tainted food. KFC and McDonald ...China detai […]
    • China's Huatong Road & Bridge Avoids Bond Default - Wall Street Journal July 23, 2014
      Gulf TimesChina's Huatong Road & Bridge Avoids Bond DefaultWall Street JournalHuatong Road & Bridge Group Co., a closely held construction company based in northern China's Shanxi province, raised sufficient funds to repay both the principal and interest of a 400 million yuan bond that was due by the end of the day, according to ...China Av […]
    • China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenched - USA TODAY July 23, 2014
      USA TODAYChina braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenchedUSA TODAYBEIJING (AP) — China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people. Authorities in eastern ...Typhoon Matmo Slams Taiwan, Now Inland Over […]
    • China Meat Supplier 'Appalled' by Allegations - Wall Street Journal July 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Meat Supplier 'Appalled' by AllegationsWall Street JournalThe episode is the latest in a long series of food-industry flaps in China that have prompted calls for improved safety standards and oversight. Concerns about the conditions of domestic hog farms and the use of antibiotics in poultry production have ... […]
    • China Tensions Choke Off Tourism to Vietnam - New York Times July 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Tensions Choke Off Tourism to VietnamNew York TimesDA NANG, Vietnam — The year began well for Mai Thanh Trung, newly employed at a travel company here that caters to Chinese tour groups. Mr. Trung said he regularly greeted charter flights from the Chinese mainland and pocketed an average monthly ...China's oil rig withdrawal from Vie […]
    • China Detains Employees of Suspect Meat Seller - ABC News July 22, 2014
      China Detains Employees of Suspect Meat SellerABC NewsFive employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. China's food safety ... […]
    • China Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US Military - Wall Street Journal July 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US MilitaryWall Street JournalDALIAN, China—China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the ...and more » […]