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Current Events in China: April 6

Drought plagues 13 Chinese provinces China’s ongoing severe drought has hit 13 Chinese provinces, having an adverse impact on agricultural production, the country’s drought relief authorities said Thursday.  As of Thursday, the dry spell has left 7.82 million people and 4.58 million head of livestock without adequate drinking water in provinces including Yunnan, Sichuan, Hebei, […]

China Current Events: April 5

Giant feathered dinosaur Yutyrannus discovered in China It is by far the biggest feathered dinosaur ever to have been unearthed and raises intriguing questions as to why some of these scaly reptiles developed plumage. Three nearly complete skeletons of the dinosaur have been uncovered in beds of sediment in Liaoning province, northeastern China, scientists reported […]

China Current Events: April 3

Chinese Insider Offers Rare Glimpse of U.S.-China Frictions The senior leadership of the Chinese government increasingly views the competition between the United States and China as a zero-sum game, with China the likely long-range winner if the American economy and domestic political system continue to stumble, according to an influential Chinese policy analyst. China, Kazakhstan […]

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Weibo Comments Suspended in Coup Rumour Aftermath Following rumours of a coup by allies of dethroned Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, Xinhua reported on Saturday that authorities have taken action against a number of websites and individuals involved in the rumours’ spread: Beijing’s Taxicab Contention As economic expansion benefits China’s growing middle class, long stagnant […]

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    • Philippines feels force of China travel warning - BBC News October 22, 2014
      BBC NewsPhilippines feels force of China travel warningBBC NewsThe beaches and restaurants of Boracay Island are usually bustling with tourists from around the world. But this year, they are quieter than usual. A travel advisory issued by Beijing has caused a sharp fall in arrivals from China. "We are worried and ...and more »
    • China Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple's Service for Storage - New York Times October 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple's Service for StorageNew York TimesHONG KONG — For Apple in China, trouble seems to be the new normal. Cybersecurity monitoring groups and security experts said on Monday that people trying to use Apple's online data storage service, known as iCloud, were the target of a new attack ...China-backed ha
    • Gough Whitlam, Ex-Premier of Australia, Dies at 98 - New York Times October 22, 2014
      New York TimesGough Whitlam, Ex-Premier of Australia, Dies at 98New York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — Gough Whitlam, a former prime minister who introduced free university education and a national health care system in Australia — and who was also known for eclipsing President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 visit to China by turning up ...Thanks for the China boom
    • China's stockmarket - The Economist (blog) October 22, 2014
      GlobalPostChina's stockmarketThe Economist (blog)AMID the sell-off in global equities over the past month, one market has made for an unlikely safe haven. While American, European and Japanese stock indices have fallen by roughly 5-9% since late September, Chinese stocks have been flat. For a market ...China stocks rise on policy support optimism, US re
    • McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results - Reuters October 21, 2014
      MarketWatchMcDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough resultsReutersMcDonald's Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa unit said same-restaurant sales tumbled 9.9 percent, after this summer's China supplier scandal pummeled sales around the region. Executives said same-restaurant sales in China fell 22.7 percent during ...China food s
    • UPDATE 9-Oil ends up after China demand news, fragile recovery seen - Reuters October 21, 2014
      CNBCUPDATE 9-Oil ends up after China demand news, fragile recovery seenReutersChina implied oil demand up 6.2 pct to 10.3 mln bpd in September. * China Q4 GDP growth at 7.3 pct, weakest since 2008/09 crisis (Adds API data and Brent reaction, paragraphs 5, 7). By Barani Krishnan. NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Brent crude oil ended ...Oil up after China demand
    • Mixed Economic Signals From China - New York Times October 21, 2014
      New York TimesMixed Economic Signals From ChinaNew York TimesOne figure that Chinese leaders study closely is the number of new jobs. Li Keqiang, China's prime minister, boasted in a speech at a World Economic Forum meeting last month that nearly 10 million urban jobs had been created in the first eight months ...China's economic growth weakest in
    • Apple's iCloud Service Is Under Attack in Mainland China - Wall Street Journal October 21, 2014
      Apple's iCloud Service Is Under Attack in Mainland ChinaWall Street JournalApple Inc. 's iCloud service for users in mainland China has been hit by an attack that could allow perpetrators to intercept and see usernames, passwords and other personal data, activists and security analysts said. Though the perpetrator's identity ...
    • China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over Decade - Wall Street Journal October 21, 2014
      China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over DecadeWall Street JournalThe truly worrisome long-term factor in China is demographic. The One-Child Policy was instituted 35 years ago. This means increasingly smaller cohorts have been joining the Chinese labor force. My back-of-envelope numbers say the labor force will ...
    • Australia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reports - Reuters October 21, 2014
      BBC NewsAustralia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reportsReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported.China media welcom