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China Current Events: August 9

Typhoon ploughs into China east coast, causes severe destruction A strong typhoon ploughed into China’s eastern coast on Wednesday, the country’s third in a week, knocking down buildings and cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of people, state media said.  Read more US blueprint for war with China flawed and could spark nuclear strikes, […]

China Current Events: July 9

Deaths, rescues at mines in Hunan province Rescuers on Sunday pulled to safety four of about a dozen miners trapped underground for more than three days in a flooded coal mine pit in central China, while seven workers in another mine were killed by an outburst of gas.  Read more Anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam as […]

Current Events in China: May 2

9 still trapped in flooded SW China colliery Nine miners were still trapped in the flooded colliery in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, as continuous rainfall has hampered the rescue efforts, local authorities said Tuesday.  Read more Details of Chinese activist’s escape Chen Guangcheng’s blindness was a help and a hindrance as he made his way […]

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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    • Asian shares rise after Greek default; Shanghai Comp down 4.8% - CNBC July 1, 2015
      CNBCAsian shares rise after Greek default; Shanghai Comp down 4.8%CNBCAsian shares outside China drifted higher on the first trading day of the third quarter, as traders digested a raft of economic indicators and news that Greece missed the deadline for a payment to the International Monetary Fund hours after its bailout ...China June factory, services surve
    • China 'not willing or able to play global leadership role', senior Australian ... - ABC Online July 1, 2015
      ABC OnlineChina 'not willing or able to play global leadership role', senior Australian ...ABC OnlineOne of Australia's most senior public servants has delivered a damning assessment of China's role on the world stage. Michael Thawley, secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, was unusually frank at the Crawford Australia
    • China adopts new law to make networks, systems 'controllable' - Reuters July 1, 2015
      ReutersChina adopts new law to make networks, systems 'controllable'ReutersPresident Xi Jinping, who heads a newly established national security commission, has said China's security covers a wide range of areas, including culture, politics, the military, the economy, technology and the environment. The law would "protect ...New Chinese L
    • In Communist China, Stock-Market Capitalists Now Rule - Bloomberg July 1, 2015
      BloombergIn Communist China, Stock-Market Capitalists Now RuleBloombergThe nation's $8.1 trillion equity market now has more than 90 million individual investors, according to China Securities Depository and Clearing Co. That compares with 87.8 million Communist Party members at the end of last year, the state-run Xinhua ...For Australia the real action
    • Opinion: China's central bank reveals its weak hand - MarketWatch July 1, 2015
      MarketWatchOpinion: China's central bank reveals its weak handMarketWatchHONG KONG (MarketWatch) — China's domestic stock markets may have bounced back Tuesday, but the damage from the panic despite interest-rate and reserve-ratio cuts at the weekend will take longer to heal. The big problem is that the People's Bank of ...The Perils of China
    • 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 ...Nearly 2000 Km of China
    • US, China and Brazil Commit to New Climate Change Goals - TIME June 30, 2015
      TIMEUS, China and Brazil Commit to New Climate Change GoalsTIMEThe United States, China and Brazil all made new commitments to combat climate change Tuesday, in advance of a landmark United Nations conference on the issue in December. The U.S. and Brazil pledged to increase production of electricity from ...China Pledges to Halt Growth of Carbon Emissions in
    • Student Suspected of Murder After "Pocket Dial" Incident Nabbed in China - io9 June 30, 2015
      io9Student Suspected of Murder After "Pocket Dial" Incident Nabbed in Chinaio9Both students were originally from China, and had met there before heading to the United States to pursue their educations. (Both schools in Iowa they attended have unusually high populations of Chinese international students.) As CNN reports, the fact ...Chinese student
    • 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 »
    • China Weighs Options to Stem Market Rout - Wall Street Journal June 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Weighs Options to Stem Market RoutWall Street JournalA further selloff in stocks would hurt Chinese companies' ability to raise funds and pay off debt, which, in turn, could add more downward pressure on the economy. Thus, a governmentwide effort to mitigate a stock-market rout that started two weeks ago ...World Bank is warning