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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's Moment of Truth: Financial Reform or Growth? - Wall Street Journal September 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Moment of Truth: Financial Reform or Growth?Wall Street JournalBut for the first time since 1998, China may fall short of meeting its annual growth target, set at 7.5% this year. Beijing now must decide whether to employ more dramatic measures, such as cutting interest rates, or simply accept slower growth and ...China Provide
    • China tries top Uighur scholar on separatism charge - USA TODAY September 16, 2014
      The GuardianChina tries top Uighur scholar on separatism chargeUSA TODAYBEIJING — An outspoken scholar from China's Uighur minority, who criticized government policy in the restive Xinjiang region, faces trial Wednesday on charges that he sought to split up China. If convicted, Ilham Tohti could be sentenced up to life ...China airing details about susp
    • Sri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' Plan - ABC News September 16, 2014
      ABC NewsSri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' PlanABC NewsChinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government. Xi, the first Chinese leader to ...China's
    • Role Reversal: India's Growth May Surpass China's by 2016 - Businessweek September 16, 2014
      BusinessweekRole Reversal: India's Growth May Surpass China's by 2016BusinessweekChina's President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in India tomorrow, and for a change he's the one with an economy heading in the wrong direction, not Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After several dismal years, growth in India is rebounding, and the ...India
    • Australia Urges Russia and China to Support Coalition Against Islamic State - Wall Street Journal September 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalAustralia Urges Russia and China to Support Coalition Against Islamic StateWall Street JournalAustralian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sign a security agreement in Sydney in August. On Tuesday, Ms. Bishop urged Russia and China to support international efforts to stop Islamic State. European Pressphot
    • China to Ban Coal With High Ash, Sulfur - Wall Street Journal September 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina to Ban Coal With High Ash, SulfurWall Street JournalThe directive from China's top economic-planning agency is aimed at low-grade coal mainly coming from Indonesia and Australia. But analysts say exporters would likely be spared from a harsher brunt because Beijing lowered its targets from earlier ...Australian export risk on Ch
    • New Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its Laws - Newsweek September 15, 2014
      NewsweekNew Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its LawsNewsweekDespite public outcry, Stephen Harper, Canada's prime minister, ratified a controversial treaty on Friday that will allow China to sue Canada in secret tribunals to repeal Canadian laws that interfere with Chinese investments. Analysts interpret the ...Terence Corcoran: Tories versu
    • China's Economic Slump Complicates Beijing's Restructuring Plans - Wall Street Journal September 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Economic Slump Complicates Beijing's Restructuring PlansWall Street JournalBEIJING—The world's second-largest economy is faring worse than previously thought, with government stimulus measures proving too short-lived to counter China's sharp real-estate downturn or to prop up flagging factory output. The latest
    • China's 'creeping invasion' - Washington Post September 15, 2014
      Economic TimesChina's 'creeping invasion'Washington PostTOKYO. A few months ago it looked like East Asia might be the place where the crumbling global order of the past quarter-century, centered on U.S. power and values, would face a decisive crisis. Chinese boats, planes and oil rigs were pressing into ...A chance to mend China–Japan relation
    • Worry and Mystification in China Over Scotland Independence Vote - Newsweek September 15, 2014
      NewsweekWorry and Mystification in China Over Scotland Independence VoteNewsweekAs Scotland heads to the polls this week to vote on whether to become independent, one country with restive regions of its own is watching the debate unfold with nervousness and some mystification - China. China has every reason to look askance at the ...Worry, mystification in C