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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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    • These 5 Facts Explain the Global Impact of China's Impending Slowdown - TIME August 28, 2015
      TIMEThese 5 Facts Explain the Global Impact of China's Impending SlowdownTIMEChina's up and down summer continues. Despite the blaring headlines warning of a dangerous economic slowdown—and starting recent drops in the stock market—the underlying fundamentals of China's economy remain strong. That's good news for Beijing ...and more »
    • China's richest man just gave Beijing a reality check - Business Insider August 28, 2015
      Business InsiderChina's richest man just gave Beijing a reality checkBusiness InsiderChina's richest man thinks Beijing needs to cut its growth forecast and deal with it. Real estate mogul Wang Jianlin told Sandy Li at the South China Morning Post that the country needs to accept lower growth and transform the economy. "China needs to ...Wang
    • China's Vulnerability Is a Test for US Presidential Candidates - New York Times August 28, 2015
      New York TimesChina's Vulnerability Is a Test for US Presidential CandidatesNew York TimesFor two decades, American politicians have been escalating their rhetoric about how to confront a rising China, one that grabs territory in the South China Sea, vacuums up American jobs and mounts cyberattacks on the United States. But now both ...Rubio: China
    • Donald Trump Says 'China' - Huffington Post August 28, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesDonald Trump Says 'China'Huffington PostDONALD TRUMP: China! I love 'em! China! China? China, China, China. I have to have my China. China … China because China. China, China, China, China, China, China. CHINA. China. China, China, China, China, China, China, China, China, China ...Stock market chaos raises doubts about China
    • China's stockmarket - The Economist (blog) August 28, 2015
      The Economist (blog)China's stockmarketThe Economist (blog)HOW big was China's stockmarket crash? Dubbed “Black Monday”, August 24th ended with Chinese equities down 8.5%, wiping out hundreds of billions of dollars in market capitalisation. Like many things about China, this sounds massive. But is a one-day ...and more »
    • China dumping Treasurys? Here's what you must know - CNBC August 28, 2015
      CNBCChina dumping Treasurys? Here's what you must knowCNBCChina is the world's largest holder of U.S. debt, but Societe Generale analysts estimate that the People's Bank of China (PBoC) has sold at least $106 billion of reserve assets since its currency devaluation this month. A Bloomberg report on Thursday ...and more »
    • China Extends Two-Day Gains, but Weekly Losses Mount - Wall Street Journal August 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Extends Two-Day Gains, but Weekly Losses MountWall Street JournalChinese stocks surged for two straight trading days amid suspected government buying, but plunges Monday and Tuesday left the market down nearly 8% for the week. China's domestic market became the epicenter of a global selloff, with a five-session ...China's s
    • China's Moves Won't Help US Tech Firms - Wall Street Journal August 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Moves Won't Help US Tech FirmsWall Street JournalChina's moves to spur its slowing economy and restore investor confidence are having an important but less obvious effect on the tech sector: Strengthening Chinese companies that were already making life difficult for U.S. rivals, many of whom have ...and more »
    • Shanghai composite widens gains to 5% in final half-hour - CNBC August 28, 2015
      Shanghai composite widens gains to 5% in final half-hourCNBCAsian stocks extended their recovery into the final trading day of the week as investors cheered a second day of gains in Chinese and U.S. markets. China's benchmark Shanghai composite ended 5 percent higher, with gains accelerating in the final half ...and more »
    • The Great Fall of China - The Economist August 27, 2015
      The EconomistThe Great Fall of ChinaThe EconomistStomachs are churning again after China's stockmarket endured its biggest one-day fall since 2007; even Chinese state media called August 24th “Black Monday”. From the rand to the ringgit, emerging-market currencies slumped. Commodity prices fell into ...The politics behind China's stock market turbu