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Current Events in China: August 11

Chinese police ‘admit’ Gu Kailai cover-up: official Four Chinese police officers on Friday admitted in court to covering up the killing of a British businessman to protect the wife of a senior politician charged with his murder, an official said.  Read more China export growth slows to 1% China’s trade and domestic demand have weakened […]

Current Events in China: July 26

Beijing sees reshuffle amid flood scandal Beijing’s mayor and a vice mayor have resigned, state media reported Wednesday, in what is likely a routine reshuffling that comes amid public questioning of the city government’s handling of rainstorms that left at least 37 dead in the capital. Read more China to form high-speed railway network by […]

China Current Events: July 19

US man tortured in Chinese custody: lawyer Police in southern China have tortured a Chinese-American businessman who is in custody suspected of leading an organised crime gang, his lawyer said on Wednesday.  Read more Average Chinese person’s carbon footprint now equals European’s The per capita emissions of the world’s largest national emitter is almost on […]

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 8

Global markets rally on news of China rate cuts World shares rallied to their highest in more than a week and the euro gained on Thursday after China surprisingly cut interest rates to shore up sluggish economic growth, fueling hopes other major central banks may follow suit.  Read more Crucial new details of exchange that […]

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    • North Korea Isn't Going to Stop Provoking Its Ally China Anytime Soon - TIME February 11, 2016
      TIMENorth Korea Isn't Going to Stop Provoking Its Ally China Anytime SoonTIMEYet if Shining Star was intended to be used against the U.S. and its regional allies like Japan, its launch also represented a hostile act toward North Korea's chief and only ally, China. Beijing had dispatched veteran diplomat Wu Dawei Feb. 2 to ...North Korea's Rock
    • Bass: China bank crisis 5X worse than subprime - CNBC February 11, 2016
      CNBCBass: China bank crisis 5X worse than subprimeCNBCA Chinese credit crisis would see the country's banks rack up losses 400 percent larger than the hit U.S. banks took during the subprime mortgage crisis, storied hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has warned in a letter to investors. "Similar to the U.S ...KYLE BASS: There's a 'ticking time
    • Artist depicts Chinese rock stars as colossal mountain temples - CNN February 11, 2016
      CNNArtist depicts Chinese rock stars as colossal mountain templesCNNBeijing (CNN) Artist Du Kun juxtaposes traditional Chinese values and modern western ideas in his massive oil paintings, which depict Chinese rock stars embedded in traditional mountaintop temples. Hair is painted as cascading waterfalls, verdant tree ...
    • This Is Why China's Housing Market Is Such a Mess - Fortune February 11, 2016
      FortuneThis Is Why China's Housing Market Is Such a MessFortuneJust a week before the Chinese New Year, China's central bank cut the minimum mortgage down payment for first-time buyers from 25% to 20%, as it sought to shore up the property market. The new rules apply to all but a handful of cities—such as Beijing ...
    • China Injects a Heavy Dose of Ideology Into New Year's Eve Gala - New York Times February 10, 2016
      New York TimesChina Injects a Heavy Dose of Ideology Into New Year's Eve GalaNew York TimesThey had just been featured in “The General and the Soldier,” a 14-minute skit in the annual Lunar New Year's Eve TV gala broadcast across China on Sunday to mark the start of the Year of the Monkey. CCTV, the state broadcaster, said about a billion ...and mo
    • China's New Goal: Become The Next Soccer Superpower - Forbes February 10, 2016
      ForbesChina's New Goal: Become The Next Soccer SuperpowerForbesIn June 2013, the Chinese national soccer team lost 1-5 to a Thai under-23 national team despite having the home ground advantage. Just one humiliation out of many, things have not really improved since. Ranked 93 in the FIFA governing body standings ...
    • China is on a massive gold buying spree - CNNMoney February 10, 2016
      CNNMoneyChina is on a massive gold buying spreeCNNMoneyExactly what China is doing with all that gold remains somewhat of a mystery. The increasingly wealthy Chinese are buying, but that doesn't explain all the jump in demand. The government says its gold reserves have grown only a little in recent years.and more »
    • Forget rice and noodles, China looks to potatoes as the new staple - USA TODAY February 10, 2016
      USA TODAYForget rice and noodles, China looks to potatoes as the new stapleUSA TODAYYANQING, China — In a lab 50 miles north of Beijing, technicians propagate potato plants by slicing the leaves off the tiny sprouts and dropping the cuttings into jars of growth jelly. Within a few weeks each snippet should send up a shoot of its own ...and more »
    • Trump: China should make Kim Jong Un 'disappear' - Politico February 10, 2016
      PoliticoTrump: China should make Kim Jong Un 'disappear'Politico“China has control — absolute control — over North Korea. They don't say it, but they do,” Trump explained. “And they should make that problem disappear. China is sucking us dry. They're taking our money. They're taking our jobs. They're doing so much.Donald Trump w
    • China Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More 'Patriotic Education' - New York Times February 10, 2016
      New York TimesChina Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More 'Patriotic Education'New York TimesBEIJING — Chinese students, already immersed in classes and textbooks that promote nationalist loyalty to the Communist Party as a bedrock value, must be made even more patriotic and devoted to the party, even when they are studying in universitie