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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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    • Aging China is becoming a swindler's paradise - Quartz April 22, 2014
      Aging China is becoming a swindler's paradiseQuartzThis week, Chinese officials released a list of the six most common illegal fundraising scams—a form of informal lending that China has recently been cracking down on—providing a snapshot of the some of the biggest worries and vulnerabilities of ... […]
    • China is a driver, not a drag, for US earnings in first quarter - Reuters April 22, 2014
      China is a driver, not a drag, for US earnings in first quarterReutersN), the fast food chain operator which gets more than half of its overall sales in China, on Tuesday reported first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China rose 9 percent, rebounding after an avian flu outbreak and a food safety scare badly ...and more » […]
    • Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China - Reuters April 22, 2014
      Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for ChinaReutersChina's deployment for the search - 18 warships, smaller coastguard vessels, a civilian cargo ship and an Antarctic icebreaker - has stretched the supply lines and logistics of its rapidly expanding navy, Chinese analysts and regional military attaches ...and more » […]
    • China Mobile Profit Drops as Costs Rise With IPhone Release - Bloomberg April 22, 2014
      CNNChina Mobile Profit Drops as Costs Rise With IPhone ReleaseBloombergChina Mobile Ltd. (941), the world's largest phone company by users, posted its third straight drop in quarterly profit as expenses for subsidizing Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPhone and building networks increased. Net income fell 9.4 percent to about 25.24 ...No longer just a factory, […]
    • No Solution in Sight for China Shoe Factory Strike - ABC News April 22, 2014
      The GuardianNo Solution in Sight for China Shoe Factory StrikeABC NewsWorkers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas. The on-off work stoppage at ...With terms far apart, no […]
    • China's seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two roots - Reuters April 22, 2014
      BBC NewsChina's seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two rootsReutersThe impoundment has created unease in Japan's government, which warns that the action could affect Japanese businesses in China. It remains unclear whether the sudden ruling by the Shanghai Maritime Court would herald the seizure of more Japanese ...China Court Impounds Japa […]
    • Tesla to build cars in China - CNNMoney April 22, 2014
      CNNMoneyTesla to build cars in ChinaCNNMoneyThe country's middle class is expanding rapidly and is increasingly interested in luxury cars. China also faces a growing air pollution problem, and the government is working to encourage the adoption of electric cars. Yet much of China lacks the ...Tesla delivers first Model S in China, Elon Musk talks expans […]
    • Boeing gets $4.6bn order from China's Shandong Airlines - BBC News April 22, 2014
      BBC NewsBoeing gets $4.6bn order from China's Shandong AirlinesBBC NewsChina's Shandong Airlines has said that it has placed an order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, worth $4.6bn (£2.7bn) at list prices. Chinese carriers have been looking to increase their fleets to cater for a growing domestic demand for air travel. When ...Reported Boeing deal in Chi […]
    • Investigated by China's Leaders, Powerful Family Has a Defender: Its Hometown - New York Times April 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalInvestigated by China's Leaders, Powerful Family Has a Defender: Its HometownNew York TimesThere is little sympathy for Mr. Zhou elsewhere in China, where some online dispatches on his case make coded reference to “House of Cards,” the dark American political drama available online here. Public awareness is growing that his downfall m […]
    • 'China's Warren Buffett' Selling Off His China Assets - Forbes April 21, 2014
      'China's Warren Buffett' Selling Off His China AssetsForbesLi, reputed to be the richest man in Asia, and his family have been on a selling spree in Mainland China since last August. During that time, “Superman,” his nickname because of an almost-infallible sense of market timing, has unloaded Guangzhou's ...and more » […]