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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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    • China gets the 2022 winter Olympics - The Economist July 31, 2015
      The EconomistChina gets the 2022 winter OlympicsThe EconomistThese cause less anxiety in China. In its bid the country highlighted its prowess at building fancy stadia, zippy high-speed rail and other transport links on time. Beijing has already hosted a successful summer Olympics—making it the first city ever ...Winter Olympics 2022: Beijing chosen ahead of
    • Commodities, China stocks lick wounds after brutal July - Reuters July 31, 2015
      ReutersCommodities, China stocks lick wounds after brutal JulyReutersLONDON Commodities and China investors waved a relieved goodbye to July on Friday following a brutal sell-off that has revived fears about the global economy and overshadowed more encouraging news from the U.S. and Europe. There were signs that ...and more »
    • What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea - New York Times July 31, 2015
      New York TimesWhat China Has Been Building in the South China SeaNew York Times“The announcement marks a change in diplomatic tone, and indicates that China has reached its scheduled completion on several land reclamation projects and is now moving into the construction phase,” said Mira Rapp-Hooper, director of the Asia Maritime ...China, Southeast Asia to
    • China's Naked Emperors - New York Times July 31, 2015
      FT Alphaville (registration)China's Naked EmperorsNew York TimesThis is the context in which you need to understand the strange goings-on in China's stock market. In and of itself, the price of Chinese equities shouldn't matter all that much. But the authorities have chosen to put their credibility on the line by ...The “whatever China needs”
    • China Shares Suffer Worst Month in Nearly Six Years - Wall Street Journal July 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Suffer Worst Month in Nearly Six YearsWall Street JournalChina's shares suffered their worst month in nearly six years this July, revealing not only receding confidence in Beijing's ability to stem the selling, but also the reach of China's troubles into other markets. Wavering conviction that Beijing would ...E
    • As China Awakens, America -- And Pakistan -- Should Take Note - Huffington Post July 31, 2015
      As China Awakens, America -- And Pakistan -- Should Take NoteHuffington PostBEIJING -- "When China wakes, she will shake the world." Napoleon's famous comment on China has had China-watchers scratching their heads for two centuries as to what exactly he meant. Was it a warning to Europe of a potential threat from the East?and more »
    • China's crisis means opportunity as well as risk for America - New York Post July 31, 2015
      New York PostChina's crisis means opportunity as well as risk for AmericaNew York PostThis week's spectacular crash of the Shanghai stock market tells us two things about China's recent economic troubles: It's less predictable, and less easily influenced by state intervention, than previously thought. China's most important stock ind
    • Ex-Military Leader in China Is Subject of Graft Inquiry - New York Times July 30, 2015
      New York TimesEx-Military Leader in China Is Subject of Graft InquiryNew York TimesHONG KONG — A former commander of the People's Liberation Army was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and placed under investigation for graft crimes on Thursday, becoming the most senior military figure brought down in President Xi ...China's Communist Party
    • In China, Michael Jordan does not hold the rights to his own name - Quartz July 30, 2015
      QuartzIn China, Michael Jordan does not hold the rights to his own nameQuartzThe real Michael Jordan has been defeated by his Chinese imitator again, after years of lawsuits. The 52-year-old basketball legend lost a trademark suit against Qiaodan Sports, a Chinese sportswear company based in southern Fujian province, after the ...Michael Jordan loses China t
    • Fears over China's market crash are overblown - CNNMoney July 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyFears over China's market crash are overblownCNNMoneyThe stock market in China is notably different from other major trading floors. It is highly speculative and the bets placed by the retail investors who play there are unlikely to reflect broader economic and corporate trends; particularly when ...What Warren Buffett's favorite indicator