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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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      WiredThe Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering UberWiredOne of tech's fiercest rivalries is shaping up in China right now, but the leading contender isn't a familiar name in the US. Didi Kuaidi is taking on Uber for the title of largest ride-hailing company in the world's largest country—or more precisely ...Uber's Biggest
    • China makes carbon pledge ahead of Paris climate change summit - The Guardian June 30, 2015
      The GuardianChina makes carbon pledge ahead of Paris climate change summitThe GuardianChina plans to increase its installed capacity of wind power to 200GW and solar power to around 100 gigawatts (GW), up from 95.81GW and 28GW today, respectively. It will also increase its use of natural gas which is expected to make up more than 10% of ...China watches Gree
    • Time for the Philippines to Adjust its South China Sea Approach - The Diplomat June 30, 2015
      The DiplomatTime for the Philippines to Adjust its South China Sea ApproachThe DiplomatGrowing territorial tensions in the South China Sea are taking a toll on the sizeable Filipino-Chinese community in the Philippines. Recently, one of the most celebrated Filipino writers went so far as to implicitly question the loyalty of the Filipino ...China says some S
    • Amid Chinese Military Aggression, Russia Delivers Submarine To Vietnam For ... - International Business Times June 30, 2015
      International Business TimesAmid Chinese Military Aggression, Russia Delivers Submarine To Vietnam For ...International Business TimesIn addition to the six Kilo-class submarines from Russia, Vietnam has bought accompanying Russian-made missiles, of the Klub variety, that can attack land and could potentially reach coastal cities in China, Reuters reported i
    • Young Fund Managers Lose Out in China Stock Rout - Wall Street Journal June 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalYoung Fund Managers Lose Out in China Stock RoutWall Street JournalChina's mutual-fund industry was booming until recently. Structured funds were a star performer during a yearlong bull market. But they also have done poorly during the current market decline, which began over two weeks ago. The Shanghai Composite ...and more »
    • Nearly 2000 Km of China's Great Wall Have Crumbled Away Completely - TIME June 30, 2015
      TIMENearly 2000 Km of China's Great Wall Have Crumbled Away CompletelyTIMEIt's no secret that the Great Wall of China has been getting smaller ever since it was constructed in the 14th century, with several crumbling sections of the man-made wonder being all but obliterated over thousands of years, but new figures from the ...China's Great Wal
    • The Perils of China's Faith-Based Stock Investing - Wall Street Journal June 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalThe Perils of China's Faith-Based Stock InvestingWall Street JournalSuch attitudes are commonplace across China, and they've helped to boost the valuation of the combined Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges to more than 100% of national GDP from about one-third less than a year ago. Almost a quarter of a century ...China's
    • Suspect in Iowa student murder charged after months on the run in China - CNN June 30, 2015
      CNNSuspect in Iowa student murder charged after months on the run in ChinaCNNNearly 10 months after his daughter was found strangled to death in Iowa, Shao Chunsheng has learned that Chinese police have arrested the prime suspect in the murder. "They finally caught him. I feel relieved," said Shao, in a telephone interview with ...Man suspected of
    • A Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and West - New York Times June 29, 2015
      New York TimesA Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and WestNew York TimesBEIJING — China is spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually in an effort to become a leader in biomedical research, building scores of laboratories and training thousands of scientists. But the rush to the front ranks of science may come at a ...
    • China's Magic Tricks Can't Save Its Stock Market - Bloomberg View June 29, 2015
      Bloomberg ViewChina's Magic Tricks Can't Save Its Stock MarketBloomberg ViewThe truth is that the plunge in Chinese stocks was long overdue. China's longest-ever bull market was government-driven, fueled by central bank liquidity and a public-relations bonanza. The question now is whether Beijing's policy apparatus has lost ...China'