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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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    • See China's rapid island-building strategy in action - Washington Post (blog) July 1, 2015
      BloombergSee China's rapid island-building strategy in actionWashington Post (blog)New images taken just this week show China building what look like military bases on reclaimed land in the South China Sea, a development likely to add to concerns in the United States and among its Asian neighbors. China said on Tuesday that land ...China: "Nothing
    • China Adopts Sweeping National Security Law - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Adopts Sweeping National Security LawWall Street JournalBEIJING—China adopted a sweeping, new national security law that the government says is needed to counter emerging threats but that critics say may be used to quash dissent and exclude foreign investment. Approved by the legislature's standing ...China security law tightens
    • China Invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Beijing in September - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Beijing in SeptemberWall Street JournalChina is North Korea's only major ally and traditional provider of diplomatic and economic support. However, Chinese officials say that in recent years Beijing has become increasingly frustrated with Pyongyang's belligerent behavior, including
    • China Returns to Bear Market - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Returns to Bear MarketWall Street JournalHONG KONG—China's main market fell sharply after a stretch of calm earlier Wednesday, reviving the choppy trade that dominated the past two weeks and erased some gains from a yearlong bull market. The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 5.2% ...better to stay out of China A-sharesFinanci
    • World Bank warns China to reform 'distorted' financial system - Financial Times July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalWorld Bank warns China to reform 'distorted' financial systemFinancial TimesChina must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic model, the World Bank has warned in its latest review of the country's economy. “Financial reform will only prove effective if it ...C
    • Alibaba Strikes Entertainment Deal in China - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAlibaba Strikes Entertainment Deal in ChinaWall Street JournalThe three companies will first offer the service, which includes gaming, film and TV content, to Hunan TV's six million cable TV subscribers and will then expand it across China, according to a filing Wednesday to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, where DMG ...and more »
    • China June factory, services surveys fuel hopes economy leveling out - Reuters July 1, 2015
      ReutersChina June factory, services surveys fuel hopes economy leveling outReutersBEIJING Activity in China's factory sector expanded slightly in June though not as much as expected, while growth in the services sector sped up, official surveys showed, offering some signs that the world's second-largest economy may be starting to ...China's Ec
    • China PMI paints lackluster picture - CNBC July 1, 2015
      CNBCChina PMI paints lackluster pictureCNBCChina's vast manufacturing sector remained lackluster in June, twin Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) surveys showed on Wednesday, fueling calls for additional stimulus measures to boost the world's number two economy. China's official manufacturing ...Euro zone factory growth stutters as China, J
    • Fears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappears - CNN June 30, 2015
      CNNFears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappearsCNNMany visitors to China associate the Great Wall with an extensively restored stretch of Ming era wall at Badaling near Beijing, but this is far from typical of most of the structure. According to a 2014 survey done by the Great Wall of China Society ...China's Great Wall: 3
    • The Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering Uber - Wired June 30, 2015
      WiredThe Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering UberWiredOne of tech's fiercest rivalries is shaping up in China right now, but the leading contender isn't a familiar name in the US. Didi Kuaidi is taking on Uber for the title of largest ride-hailing company in the world's largest country—or more precisely ...and more »