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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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      Sydney Morning HeraldDavis' life back to normal after China jail ordealSydney Morning HeraldAustralian Peter Gardner continues to languish in a Chinese jail as his travel companion settles back into life in Sydney's western suburbs after an extraordinary drug-smuggling ordeal. Kalynda Davis, who made international headlines when she was ...and more
    • Chinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic Slowdown - Wall Street Journal January 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic SlowdownWall Street JournalDAVOS, Switzerland—Two days before the annual World Economic Forum started, China announced its lowest growth rate in 24 years. Yet Chinese policy makers and business leaders at Davos didn't seem too worried about the slowdown. They believe the ...Who's
    • The great sprawl of China - The Economist January 24, 2015
      The EconomistThe great sprawl of ChinaThe EconomistThe result of this urban growth is not just that China has many large cities—more than 100 of them have more than a million people—but that some are supersized. At the end of last year the government at last acknowledged the special nature of these, ...
    • Why China's Solar Industry Will Shine - Barron's January 24, 2015
      Why China's Solar Industry Will ShineBarron'sChina has a pollution problem. Beijing, eager to diversify from coal, has issued one policy after another to develop clean energy. But Chinese solar stocks have disappointed investors, losing anywhere from 25% to 50% in the past three months. Two ...
    • Chinese court puts up 'wall of shame' for overdue fines - CNN International January 24, 2015
      CNN InternationalChinese court puts up 'wall of shame' for overdue finesCNN InternationalTheir photos and personal details have been splashed across a giant electronic screen outside a major train station in Changsha city in China's southern province, Hunan. Curious onlookers and commuters gathered outside the bustling train station as a ...an
    • China blocks VPN access to the Internet - USA TODAY January 23, 2015
      USA TODAYChina blocks VPN access to the InternetUSA TODAYBEIJING — China has begun cracking down on one of the few avenues its citizens and foreigners have to accessing the full Internet, the Global Times newspaper in Beijing reported. China announced it is "upgrading" its Internet censorship to disrupt VPN ...In China, VPN internet access tools su
    • China and Pakistan - The Economist January 23, 2015
      The EconomistChina and PakistanThe EconomistWHEN China sent swift condolences to Pakistan after the slaughter of over 130 schoolchildren in a terror attack in Peshawar last month, it was more than a perfunctory gesture. The two countries have such a long-standing and harmonious relationship that ...
    • Thank you OPEC! China saves $100 billion - CNNMoney January 23, 2015
      CNNMoneyThank you OPEC! China saves $100 billionCNNMoneyLin is dean of the China Institute for Energy Policy Studies. Speaking at a CNN panel on emerging markets at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Lin said China -- the world's largest importer of oil -- was hoping prices stay low and give the economy a ...and more »
    • Communist Leadership Approves Security Goals for China - New York Times January 23, 2015
      The DiplomatCommunist Leadership Approves Security Goals for ChinaNew York TimesHONG KONG — China's Communist Party leadership approved a blueprint on Friday setting out national security priorities and warning that the country faced daunting domestic and external dangers. It was ratified by the Politburo, a council of 25 senior ...China's National
    • China's slowdown - The Economist (blog) January 22, 2015
      FortuneChina's slowdownThe Economist (blog)MUCH of the analysis of China's 2014 GDP data, which the government published today, has focused on the economy's slowdown. That is, on one level, understandable. Growth of 7.4% was China's weakest in 24 years (see chart below). It was also the first ...China's slowing economy: The worst has