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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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    • Sandstorm Sweeps Through China - NBCNews.com April 18, 2015
      NBCNews.comSandstorm Sweeps Through ChinaNBCNews.comNBC News A sandstorm hits portions of northwest China, reducing visibility to less than 50 yards in some areas. The sand and dust is likely to stay in the Xinjiang region for a few more days. Published April 17th 2015, 12:34 pm. advertisement. Related ...and more »
    • China submarine sale to Pakistan ups nuclear clash risk - Economic Times April 18, 2015
      Voice of AmericaChina submarine sale to Pakistan ups nuclear clash riskEconomic TimesChina is likely to conclude a sale of eight conventional submarines during President Xi Jinping's visit to Islamabad on April 20, more than doubling Pakistan's fleet. Analysts say it may be the first step in helping Pakistan gain the ability to fire ...China Reache
    • China Rethinks Its Car-Sales Model - Wall Street Journal April 18, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Rethinks Its Car-Sales ModelWall Street JournalIt poses a growing challenge for global auto makers' profit in China, where long-reliable sales gains are threatened by flagging economic growth, intensifying competition and municipalities capping licenses to reduce road congestion. Last month, the ...and more »
    • China Raises Red Flag on Its Stock Markets - Wall Street Journal April 17, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Raises Red Flag on Its Stock MarketsWall Street JournalChina's securities regulator issued its strongest warning yet about the country's soaring stock markets and tightened rules on margin lending, while the country's two stock exchanges said they would make it easier to bet against stocks, spurring ...'Beijing pu
    • Wall Street falls steeply with China, Greece fears paramount - Reuters April 17, 2015
      ReutersWall Street falls steeply with China, Greece fears paramountReuters(Reuters) - The S&P 500 posted its biggest percentage loss since March 25 on Friday as investors shunned risk amid new trading regulations in China, renewed worries about Greece running out of money, and tepid U.S. corporate earnings. Selling followed ...Dow plunges over 300 points
    • Shares slide on China margin crackdown, dollar falls - Reuters April 17, 2015
      ReutersShares slide on China margin crackdown, dollar fallsReutersChina on Friday also allowed fund managers to lend stocks for short-selling and expanded the number of stocks investors can short to increase the supply of securities in the market. Stocks in Europe and on Wall Street fell more than 1 percent on the ...Shares Slide on China Margin-Debt Crackdo
    • China Building Runway in Disputed South China Sea Islands - TIME April 17, 2015
      TIMEChina Building Runway in Disputed South China Sea IslandsTIMEChina is building a runway capable of handling military aircraft in disputed territory in the South China Sea, according to a recent satellite image released Thursday. The runway on a reef in the Spratly Islands, an archipelago also claimed in part by ...Images show rapid Chinese progress on ne
    • The quiet revolution - The Economist April 17, 2015
      The quiet revolutionThe EconomistWITH China, the received wisdom belongs to the pessimists. Figures this week revealed that growth has slowed sharply and deflation set in, as the economy is weighed down by a property slump and factory production is at its weakest since the dark days ...
    • China's economy is losing altitude fast - CBS News April 17, 2015
      The DiplomatChina's economy is losing altitude fastCBS NewsIs China's economy finally heading for the dreaded "hard landing" that some analysts have been predicting? The People's Republic still has a financial growth rate that is the envy of many nations. But its reported first-quarter GDP growth of 7 percent ...China's Slumping
    • China Readies $46 Billion for Pakistan Trade Route - Wall Street Journal April 17, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Readies $46 Billion for Pakistan Trade RouteWall Street JournalChinese President Xi Jinping is set to unveil a $46 billion infrastructure spending plan in Pakistan that is a centerpiece of Beijing's ambitions to open new trade and transport routes across Asia and challenge the U.S. as the dominant regional power ...The China-Pak