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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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    • Why China is not a global superpower — yet - Fortune July 30, 2015
      FortuneWhy China is not a global superpower — yetFortuneWhat do the fluctuations in China's capital market mean for the global economy? As can be seen in the recent stock market slide, capital markets outside of China were impacted, but quickly rebounded. Make no mistake, whatever happens in China certainly ...and more »
    • Some fear China's slide may crash the art market - CNBC July 30, 2015
      CNBCSome fear China's slide may crash the art marketCNBCChinese property company Dalian Wanda Group shelled out $20.4 million for one of Monet's masterpieces: "Bassin aux nympheas les rosiers." Chinese media mogul Wang Zhongjun paid $29.9 million for Picasso's "Femme au Chignon un Fauteuil," while an ...
    • Myanmar Frees Loggers From China Amid a Broader Amnesty - New York Times July 30, 2015
      New York TimesMyanmar Frees Loggers From China Amid a Broader AmnestyNew York TimesHong Lei, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, said Myanmar had notified China that the amnesty for nearly 7,000 prisoners, which Myanmar had announced earlier in the day, would include the Chinese loggers. China had been in “close ...Political prisoners, C
    • Blue-chip groups face China slowdown hit - Financial Times July 30, 2015
      Financial TimesBlue-chip groups face China slowdown hitFinancial Times“The theory is that the slowdown in China is meaningful and could slow overall global gross domestic product growth and have a ripple effect,” says Oliver Pursche, chief executive at Bruderman Brothers, the New York-based privately owned broker-dealer.
    • China says US 'militarizing' South China Sea - Reuters July 30, 2015
      ReutersChina says US 'militarizing' South China SeaReutersBEIJING China's Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of "militarizing" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills there, ramping up the rhetoric ahead of a key regional security meeting in Malaysia next week ...China Accuses US of '
    • In China, Michael Jordan does not hold the rights to his own name - Quartz July 30, 2015
      QuartzIn China, Michael Jordan does not hold the rights to his own nameQuartzThe real Michael Jordan has been defeated by his Chinese imitator after years of lawsuits. The 52-year-old basketball legend lost a trademark suit against Qiaodan Sports, a Chinese sportswear company based in southern Fujian province, after China's ...Michael Jordan Loses China
    • This country will have more people than China by 2022 - CNNMoney July 30, 2015
      CNNMoneyThis country will have more people than China by 2022CNNMoneyThe population boom could pose certain challenges, and have a major impact on India's economy, which is already growing faster than that of China. To support population growth, India needs to modernize its farm and food delivery systems, for example.India 'to overtake China's
    • Lens | In China, the Photobook as Art and History - New York Times (blog) July 30, 2015
      Lens | In China, the Photobook as Art and HistoryNew York Times (blog)On a fateful 2006 trip to a Beijing flea market, the photographers Martin Parr and Ruben Lundgren were fascinated by the Chinese photobooks they discovered. Soon, they became obsessed. Mr. Lundgren, who relocated there and became fluent in Mandarin, ...and more »
    • China markets regulator warns media on 'market disturbance' - Financial Times July 30, 2015
      China markets regulator warns media on 'market disturbance'Financial TimesChina's stock market regulator began its most recent press briefing with a telling instruction for the mostly local journalists in attendance. “We have a requirement concerning speculative reports,” said the China Securities Regulatory Commission ...and more »
    • Fears over China's market crash are overblown - CNNMoney July 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyFears over China's market crash are overblownCNNMoneyIn other words, China's stock market does not reflect the country's economic health in the same way that markets do in other countries. If exchanges in New York or London or Tokyo were to suffer a 30% decline, fears of a depression might be warranted ...Opinion: Let China's bubb