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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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      Wall Street JournalUS Hits China Solar FirmsWall Street JournalNEW DELH—The U.S. is shaking up the global solar-equipment industry by imposing heavy antidumping tariffs on Chinese makers, a move that is benefiting not just producers at home but also those operating in Asia and encouraging them to expand.and more »
    • Weak Links in China's Food Chain - New York Times August 1, 2014
      New York TimesWeak Links in China's Food ChainNew York TimesWhen McDonald's opened its first restaurant in China in the early 1990s, it did not turn to local suppliers for meat, which most likely would have been cheaper. Instead, it relied on its longtime partner the OSI Group, which had been linked to the fast ...Food scare driving away Yum, McDon
    • Censorship in China Not letting a hundred flowers bloom - The Economist (blog) August 1, 2014
      The Economist (blog)Censorship in China Not letting a hundred flowers bloomThe Economist (blog)IT WAS in a rather brusque and unceremonious fashion that the Cenci Journalism Project, a crowdsourced and volunteer-run media translation site, was systematically removed this month from the Chinese internet. Its website was blocked and erased from ...
    • China's PMI continues to rise - Sydney Morning Herald August 1, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina's PMI continues to riseSydney Morning HeraldActivity in China's manufacturing sector rose in July, according to China's official gauge, bolstering the government's chances of meeting its 2014 economic growth target of about 7.5 per cent and continuing a recent run of positive data out of the ...China factory act
    • US Firms Wary About China's Free-Market Claims - Wall Street Journal August 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Firms Wary About China's Free-Market ClaimsWall Street JournalWhen Beijing recently sent a top economic planner to the U.S. to spread word of China's ambitious new reforms, the free market got a big, amorous hug. "The market will play the decisive role in resource allocation," promised Zheng Xinli, who helped ...and
    • Why China's Economy Can't Pop Its Real Estate Bubble - International Business Times August 1, 2014
      International Business TimesWhy China's Economy Can't Pop Its Real Estate BubbleInternational Business TimesWhen housing prices in China rose through the first months of 2013, raising fears that the property market had formed a dangerous bubble, the Chinese government imposed cooling measures. Beijing introduced restrictions on purchases of second
    • Report: Metta World Peace to play in China next season - CBSSports.com July 31, 2014
      CBSSports.comReport: Metta World Peace to play in China next seasonCBSSports.comMetta World Peace is off to China, according to ESPN's Ian Begley, who reported that the free agent forward is close to a deal with the Chinese Basketball Association's Sichuan Blue Whales. World Peace had dropped a pretty big hint that this was ...Report: Metta World P
    • State-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in China - Wall Street Journal July 31, 2014
      Wall Street JournalState-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in ChinaWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—The state-approved leader of China's largest mosque by size was killed in the far western Chinese city of Kashgar, according to multiple accounts, in the latest violence in a region beset by ethnic and religious strife. Jume Tahir was killed ...China: Dozens Dead
    • China Lets 1st Foreigners Into Army News Briefing - ABC News July 31, 2014
      BBC NewsChina Lets 1st Foreigners Into Army News BriefingABC NewsOfficers who oversee the briefings say the new invitations reflect a desire by the top brass to allay foreigners' concerns over fast-expanding budgets, vast hardware improvements, and an increasingly clear determination to use the military to assert ...China media: Military strengthBBC New
    • China Moves to Ease Home-Registration Rules in Urbanization Push - New York Times July 31, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Ease Home-Registration Rules in Urbanization PushNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese government issued proposals on Wednesday to break down barriers that a nationwide household registration system has long imposed between rural and urban residents and among regions, reinforcing inequality, breeding ...China reforms hukou system