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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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    • End of one-child policy means mayhem in China's IVF sector - CNBC December 1, 2015
      CNBCEnd of one-child policy means mayhem in China's IVF sectorCNBCThe Nanfang clinic in China's southern Guangdong province says it offers Chinese patients seeking in-vitro fertilization (IVF) the chance to choose the gender of their child, avoid stringent approval checks and snarling queues. It has to advertise this ...China struggles with IVF dem
    • China's Renminbi Is Approved by IMF as a Main World Currency - New York Times December 1, 2015
      New York TimesChina's Renminbi Is Approved by IMF as a Main World CurrencyNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese renminbi was anointed as one of the world's elite currencies on Monday, a milestone decision by the International Monetary Fund that underscores the country's rising financial and economic heft.The IMF's decision on the yuan is
    • China's Manufacturing PMI Weakens to Lowest in Three Years - Bloomberg December 1, 2015
      BloombergChina's Manufacturing PMI Weakens to Lowest in Three YearsBloombergChina's manufacturing conditions slipped to the weakest level in more than three years as sluggishness in the nation's old growth drivers add to risks facing the government's growth target. The official purchasing managers index fell to 49.6 in ...and more »
    • JP Morgan Hired Friends, Family of Leaders at 75% of Major Chinese Firms It ... - Wall Street Journal December 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalJP Morgan Hired Friends, Family of Leaders at 75% of Major Chinese Firms It ...Wall Street JournalIt lists 222 candidates hired by the bank under a program known internally as “Sons and Daughters” and names the people who referred them—making it the most detailed accounting yet of the overlap between the program and the bank's busines
    • India's economy outpaces China; RBI seen holding rates - CNBC December 1, 2015
      CNBCIndia's economy outpaces China; RBI seen holding ratesCNBCIndia's economic growth picked up in July-September, outpacing China on improving domestic demand and manufacturing activity, and the acceleration could persuade the country's central bank to keep interest rates unchanged at its Tuesday meeting.China's Rebalancing TimetableSeek
    • Shanghai Composite down as PMI data disappoint - CNBC December 1, 2015
      CNBCShanghai Composite down as PMI data disappointCNBCChinese markets opened in the red after investor sentiment took a hit from private and official November PMI surveys. Elsewhere, Asian markets saw a bounce back on Tuesday despite a lower finish on Wall Street overnight, as investors eye key data due ...China Manufacturing Reports Point to Difficulty in M
    • Can Nigeria replicate China's economic transformation? - BBC News November 30, 2015
      BBC NewsCan Nigeria replicate China's economic transformation?BBC NewsChina emerged from chaos 35 years ago to become perhaps the largest economy in the world. The BBC's Martin Patience - who has just moved from Beijing to Lagos - asks if Nigeria can do the same. Swapping Asia's giant for Africa's powerhouse can be a ...and more »
    • China's Xi to Make Rare Stop-off in Zimbabwe on Route for Africa Summit - Wall Street Journal November 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Xi to Make Rare Stop-off in Zimbabwe on Route for Africa SummitWall Street JournalChina is expected to pledge more investment and development aid in Africa as President Xi Jinping embarks a five-day trip to the continent this week, beginning with a visit to Zimbabwe. Mr. Xi's Zimbabwe visit on Tuesday—the first trip by a
    • China Chokes on Smog as World Leaders Talk Climate Change - November 30, 2015
      NBCNews.comChina Chokes on Smog as World Leaders Talk Climate ChangeNBCNews.comBAODING, China — As Chinese President Xi Jinping joined world leaders for the U.N. climate change summit, millions in his homeland were choking on the most severe air pollution of the year. The air-quality index soared past 700 — well above the ...Putting China's coal consump
    • Can China's most polluted city lead a green energy revolution? - CNN November 30, 2015
      CNNCan China's most polluted city lead a green energy revolution?CNNOn Monday, the air quality reading (AQI) at one of the city's own monitoring stations stood at nearly 1,000, the worst in the country, according to China's own Ministry of Environmental Protection. According to United Nations guidelines, a reading of ...and more »