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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 […]

Current Events in China: July 12

Over 220,000 people evacuated as flood hits SW China county again More than 220,000 people in southwest China’s Sichuan Province have been evacuated from low-lying areas following a flood that struck the disaster-prone region on Wednesday, local authorities said.  Read more China Slowdown Seen Forcing Wen’s Hand on Property Curbs China’s weakest growth in three […]

China Current Events: July 6

China surprises with second rate cut in weeks China’s central bank cut interest rates for the second time in a matter of weeks on Thursday, stepping up efforts to bolster an economy that last quarter probably suffered its weakest growth since the global financial crisis.  Read more Two child-trafficking gangs eliminated in China Chinese police […]

Current Events in China: July 3

Sichuan Protest Turns Violent Police in southwestern Sichuan province deployed tear gas against residents protesting a planned molybdenum copper plant in the latest case of environmental activism facing at times violent resistance from authorities.  Read more China confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Xinjiang China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has reported an outbreak of […]

Current Events in China: June 28

Riot in Guangdong village after son of migrant worker beaten A riot took place in a village under the jurisdcition of Zhongshan in China’s southern province of Guangdong after local officials beat a 13-year-old boy from Sichuan, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reported on Jun. 27.  Read more Uproar over ‘soft’ penalties after China abortion scandal […]

China Current Events: June 23

China manufacturing hits 7-month low: HSBC Chinese manufacturing activity hit a seven-month low in June, data from HSBC showed Thursday, putting pressure on Beijing to do more to boost the world’s second-largest economy.  Read more China behind N. Korea embargo breaches: UN A U.N. panel has found Chinese involvement in more than half of the […]

China Current Events: June 19

Chinese spacecraft docks with module A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked with an orbiting module Monday, another first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space.  Read more Chinese bank ‘owner’ highlights audacious mainland fraud In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton […]

China Current Events: May 19

Home prices decrease in over half of large Chinese cities Prices for new homes in China fell in more than 60 percent of major cities in April from March, the government said Friday, as moves to curb the property market took effect.  Read more China’s most-wanted man jailed for life over £3 billion fraud China’s […]

China Current Events: May 16

China to increase residential land supplies this year China will increase residential land supplies by more than 20 percent this year in order to further restrain property prices, according to a plan released by land resource authorities Tuesday.  Read more US launches air pollution data in Shanghai The United States consulate in Shanghai has begun […]

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, […]

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    • Samsung, Apple Lose Ground to China Smartphone Makers - Wall Street Journal October 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalSamsung, Apple Lose Ground to China Smartphone MakersWall Street Journals and Apple Inc. 's dominance of the global smartphone market accelerated during the third quarter, as Chinese makers of low-cost phones continued to undercut the industry leaders, according to data from three market-share trackers released Thursday.
    • Alibaba plays trademark card to protect lead as China's $8 billion e-commerce ... - Reuters October 30, 2014
      ReutersAlibaba plays trademark card to protect lead as China's $8 billion e-commerce ...ReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - A trademark spat between Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and rival JD.com flared into public view after JD published an Alibaba letter urging publishers to be careful about advertising in promotions for China's ...Am
    • Bad Loans Rise at China's Biggest Banks - Wall Street Journal October 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalBad Loans Rise at China's Biggest BanksWall Street JournalBEIJING—Sour loans on the books of China's biggest banks have risen 22% since the start of the year, as slowing economic growth and overcapacity in a number of industries take an increasing toll on the financial sector. The bad loans remain only a ...UPDATE 3-China banks
    • Hong Kong protests a 'national security issue' for China - Yahoo News October 30, 2014
      BBC NewsHong Kong protests a 'national security issue' for ChinaYahoo NewsTien was speaking a day after his brother, James Tien Pei-chun, was expelled from China's top parliamentary advisory body and resigned as leader of Hong Kong's pro-Beijing Liberal Party after urging the Leung to step down. Beijing has said it fully ...UPDATE 2-China
    • Allegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South Korea - TIME October 30, 2014
      TIMEAllegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South KoreaTIMEAll students living in China and South Korea who took the SAT on Oct. 11 will have their test scores delayed and reviewed because of allegations of widespread cheating, officials from the College Board and its global test administration and security ...
    • China expresses concern about Indian plan to build border posts - Reuters October 30, 2014
      ReutersChina expresses concern about Indian plan to build border postsReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's defense ministry on Thursday expressed concern over reports that India plans to build 54 new border posts along their disputed border, long a source of tension between the two giant neighbors. China defeated India in a brief ...China urges India not
    • Fortunes Of Chinese Property Billionaires Tumble Amid Chilling Market - Forbes October 30, 2014
      ForbesFortunes Of Chinese Property Billionaires Tumble Amid Chilling MarketForbesThis year 17 real estate billionaires made the top 100 of the Forbes China Rich List. Their fortunes came to $63 billion, a 12% drop from the $71 billion that 21 property tycoons in the top 100 commanded last year. To put that in context, the total ...
    • China's obsession with vertical cities - The Guardian October 30, 2014
      China's obsession with vertical citiesThe GuardianIn late September, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non-profit organisation that keeps the world's largest database on skyscrapers, held its annual conference in Shanghai – two years after its last meeting there. “We've never done ...
    • United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan - Reuters October 30, 2014
      CNN (blog)United States praises China's growing role in AfghanistanReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - The United States welcomed China's growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan's stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as ...China no substitute f
    • China Eases Monopoly on Handling of Credit-Card Payments - Wall Street Journal October 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Eases Monopoly on Handling of Credit-Card PaymentsWall Street JournalBEIJING—China is taking a step toward easing its grip on credit cards, potentially resolving a long-running trade dispute with the U.S. and allowing foreign companies such as Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and other electronic-payment processors to have a ...UPDATE 2-Ch