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China Current Events: August 4

China jails Muslim Uyghurs on charges of inciting ‘holy war’ Courts in a restive region of west China with a large Muslim population have jailed 20 people for up to 15 years for using the Internet to incite separatism and “holy war,” state media said Thursday.  Read more China bans foreign remakes as it cracks […]

China Current Events: July 10

Chinese bloggers embroiled in park brawl A group of China’s leading opinion-makers and intellectuals became embroiled in a violent fracas thanks to a simmering feud between rival internet bloggers.  Read more Chinese Wind Power Company Eyes Vestas’ Assets Ming Yang Wind Power Group seeks to buy market-leading equipment maker.  Read more China GDP to Rebound […]

China Current Events: June 15

China’s manned deep-sea submersible sets national dive record China’s manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong dived a national record depth in Mariana Trench, which meant it went deeper than 5,188 meters it reached last July, at about 11:39 a.m. local time (0139 GMT) Friday.  Read more China ‘carrying out exercises on border of North Korea’ Chinese troops […]

China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong […]

Current Events in China: May 1

Chinese scientists turn kitchen waste into fuel Researchers in east China’s Zhejiang Province are working on a project that aims to convert kitchen waste into biofuel.  Read more China censors activist-related Web searches Chinese censors Monday blocked Web searches of a host of terms related to blind activist Chen Guangcheng, from his name to “Shawshank […]

China Current Events: April 16

Old Harrovian expat killed in China ‘had affair with the wife of party chief and feared for his life’ British businessman Neil Heywood was killed on the orders of a powerful Chinese politician who discovered the Old Harrovian was having an affair with his wife, it was claimed yesterday. Read more Neil Heywood was poisoned […]

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    • China growth fears crush oil and commodities - USA TODAY July 27, 2015
      USA TODAYChina growth fears crush oil and commoditiesUSA TODAYOil prices continued their steep slide Monday, with a barrel of U.S.-produced crude hitting a 52-week low of $47.20 a barrel as investors reacted to the biggest one-day stock selloff in China since 2007 and worries about an oil glut gained steam amid ...Oil hits four-month low on China stocks rout
    • China's market meddling could do more harm than good - CNNMoney July 27, 2015
      CNNMoneyChina's market meddling could do more harm than goodCNNMoneyWhen the bottom fell out of China's stock market last month, the government in Beijing used every trick in the book to stop its dramatic slide. Until Monday, when the Shanghai Composite lost 8.5%, the intervention appeared to have worked. Investors ...China's stock market cras
    • What's fueling the frenzy in China stocks? - CNBC July 27, 2015
      CNBCWhat's fueling the frenzy in China stocks?CNBCAnd the stock-market slide in China, the world's second biggest economy, had ripple effects across the globe. Major stock markets in Europe shed 1 percent, while U.S. stock futures turned lower suggesting Wall Street shares were set to join the global ...China's economy is getting sick. Will it
    • Yanis Varoufakis defends secret plan for parallel Greek payment system - live ... - The Guardian July 27, 2015
      The GuardianYanis Varoufakis defends secret plan for parallel Greek payment system - live ...The Guardian... and rallied to a lifetime high of 7103 points in late April this year. But the Footsie has fallen over 8% since, pulled down by the Greek crisis, speculation of a US interest rate rise, fears that China's economy is slowing, and the drop in
    • Chinese mother saves son seconds before falling to death inside escalator - CNN July 27, 2015
      CNNChinese mother saves son seconds before falling to death inside escalatorCNNTwo other mall employees try to drag the trapped woman out -- but within a few seconds she disappears through the hole, into the escalator shaft. Despite a four-hour rescue operation at the upscale AZG Mall in central China, firefighters declared the ...China woman dies after fall
    • Monster Hunt movie sets China box office record - BBC News July 27, 2015
      BBC NewsMonster Hunt movie sets China box office recordBBC NewsFantasy comedy Monster Hunt has become the highest-grossing domestic film in China, state media said. Xinhua state news agency said that as of Sunday afternoon the film had earned 1.317bn yuan ($212m, £137m) since it opened on 16 July. The previous ...See the trailer for Monster Hunt, China'
    • China eyes new cruise link to disputed South China Sea islands - Reuters July 27, 2015
      China eyes new cruise link to disputed South China Sea islandsReutersBEIJING Chinese authorities plan to start a second cruise ship link to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday, in a move that may irk Vietnam, which also claims the islets. China began cruises on the Coconut ...and more »
    • China's “new normal” is shifting the country's economic center of gravity - Quartz July 27, 2015
      China's “new normal” is shifting the country's economic center of gravityQuartzBut fundamental changes in China's economy—both planned and unplanned—mean that companies marketing their goods in China, or looking for opportune manufacturing bases, are going to have a harder time finding their ideal city in which to set up and ...
    • China Uses 'Picking Quarrels' Charge to Cast a Wider Net Online - New York Times July 27, 2015
      New York TimesChina Uses 'Picking Quarrels' Charge to Cast a Wider Net OnlineNew York TimesDUNHUANG, China — An oil-field worker in this Gobi Desert town posted poetry online memorializing the victims of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. An artist in Shanghai uploaded satirical photographs of his wincing visage superimposed on a portrait of ...and mo
    • Taiwan president rues lack of progress with China - BBC News July 26, 2015
      BBC NewsTaiwan president rues lack of progress with ChinaBBC NewsThe president of Taiwan has said that political progress in mainland China is unstable. Speaking in a rare interview with the BBC, Ma Ying-jeou said he was disappointed that despite improvements in the economic relationship during his two terms as ...and more »