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Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

China Current Events: April 18

Bo backed, then blocked wife’s murder probe: sources Chinese politician Bo Xilai initially agreed to a police probe of his wife’s role in the murder of a British businessman before abruptly reversing course and demoting his police chief, causing upheavals that led to the downfall of both men, sources said.  Read more Neil Heywood death […]

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    • As Economy Falters, Military Parade Offers Chance to Burnish China's Image - New York Times September 1, 2015
      New York TimesAs Economy Falters, Military Parade Offers Chance to Burnish China's ImageNew York TimesChina celebrates a new national holiday on Thursday to honor the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, with events across the country, a three-day holiday and a martial spectacle that will rumble through the ceremonial heart of the capital ...Tin
    • Beijing is blaming everyone but itself for China's stock market collapse - Quartz September 1, 2015
      New York TimesBeijing is blaming everyone but itself for China's stock market collapseQuartzChina's stock markets continue to stumble, despite the massive stimulus that the government has unleashed to prop them up. The Shanghai benchmark index fell by 1.23% today (Sep. 1), after closing down slightly yesterday. The index has fallen by nearly ...Chi
    • Wall Street down 2% as markets hit by Chinese economy woes - live updates - The Guardian September 1, 2015
      The GuardianWall Street down 2% as markets hit by Chinese economy woes - live updatesThe GuardianThe Dow was off around 2% the S&P 500 1.37% and the Nasdaq 1.9% as investors reacted to more bad news about China's economy. The falls followed a small dip on Monday. When the markets closed, they had experienced their worst August in three ...and more »
    • China jitters send global stocks tumbling - Reuters September 1, 2015
      ReutersChina jitters send global stocks tumblingReutersAfter a few upbeat days for world markets, concern about China revived after surveys showed its manufacturing sector shrinking at its fastest pace in three years and its services sector also cooling. Asian stocks, particularly in Japan .N225 and ...U.S. Stocks Tumble as China Slowdown Deepens Concerns on
    • At 2 p.m. in China, the Stock Market Rescue Suddenly Switches On - Bloomberg September 1, 2015
      BBC NewsAt 2 p.m. in China, the Stock Market Rescue Suddenly Switches OnBloombergAfternoons in the Chinese stock market have turned into a waiting game for the state-backed funds to arrive. Over each of the past four days, China's SSE 50 Index of large-capitalization companies has rebounded by an average 6.4 percent in late trading ...Chinese shares hit
    • Stocks and commodities hit by weak China data - Financial Times September 1, 2015
      Stocks and commodities hit by weak China dataFinancial TimesEquities are slumping, industrial commodities are relapsing and investors are seeking “safety” in Treasuries and the yen as fresh fretting about China's economy gets the new month off to a miserable start. Uncertainty about the trajectory of US ...and more »
    • Tokyo shares lead declines in Asia as China PMIs sour mood - CNBC September 1, 2015
      CNBCTokyo shares lead declines in Asia as China PMIs sour moodCNBCAsian stocks slumped on the first trading day of September, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index chalking up a near 4 percent loss, after surveys of China's mammoth manufacturing sector showed a further loss of momentum in the world's second-biggest economy.China's Economic Woes E
    • China rebuilds its forgotten 'Auschwitz' to remember Japan's brutality - The Guardian September 1, 2015
      The GuardianChina rebuilds its forgotten 'Auschwitz' to remember Japan's brutalityThe GuardianLiu Linsheng, whose father escaped the Taiyuan concentration camp, visits its two remaining cellblocks. He has written a book about the camp and has campaigned for the government to preserve what remains of this site. Photograph: James ...
    • Exclusive: US weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks - Reuters September 1, 2015
      ReutersExclusive: US weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacksReutersA move against Chinese entities or individuals before Xi's trip, the officials said, is possible but unlikely because of the strain it could put on the top-level diplomatic visit, which will include a black-tie state dinner at the White House hosted by ...White House
    • Seoul's Warming Ties With China Isolate North Korea - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalSeoul's Warming Ties With China Isolate North KoreaWall Street JournalSEOUL—The latest sign of shifting alliances in the Koreas will come this week when the South's leader attends a military parade in Beijing and meets with the Chinese leader, while her counterpart in the North stays at home. The trip by South Korean ...Two Big W