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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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      New York TimesChina Warns Against Foreign Meddling in Hong KongABC NewsThe article said that as a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong's affairs are entirely a Chinese internal matter. China will refute and make "solemn representations" in response to statements and actions by foreign forces and demand that ...Hong Kong's bat
    • China's Antigraft Campaign Expands to a Coal-Rich Northern Province - New York Times August 29, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Antigraft Campaign Expands to a Coal-Rich Northern ProvinceNew York TimesHONG KONG — Newly disclosed investigations into senior politicians in Shanxi Province, an area in northern China rich in coal and opportunities for graft, reveal an emerging front in Communist Party leaders' efforts to show they are serious about ...and m
    • Biz Break: Tesla Motors expands in China, hits new stock high - San Jose Mercury News August 29, 2014
      ReutersBiz Break: Tesla Motors expands in China, hits new stock highSan Jose Mercury NewsToday: Tesla Motors signs a deal to build more than 400 new charging stations in China, and the company's stock makes another record-breaking drive. Also: Apple hits more new records despite reports that wearable offering won't appear until 2015.Tesla Expanding
    • Who'll Win the Fight Between Russia and Ukraine? Maybe China - VICE News August 29, 2014
      VICE NewsWho'll Win the Fight Between Russia and Ukraine? Maybe ChinaVICE NewsLong ago, back before the Sino-Soviet split, back when Leave it to Beaver ruled the airwaves, the Communists of China and the Communists of the Soviet Union were the best of friends. As besties, they shared their dreams, their aspirations, and lots of ...and more »
    • These Aren't Wrestlers, They're Chinese Women Modeling the Latest Beachwear - TIME August 29, 2014
      National PostThese Aren't Wrestlers, They're Chinese Women Modeling the Latest BeachwearTIMEWhen you look at Kevin Frayer's slightly unsettling images, you ask yourself if masked Mexican wrestlers have invaded the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao. But no. The lucha libre look is just the latest in beachwear, a must-have for women worried about 
    • Chinese naval push could affect global trade - CNBC August 29, 2014
      CNBCChinese naval push could affect global tradeCNBCThere are no definitive government estimates about the amount of global trade passing through the South China Sea, but the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development estimated that 8.4 billion tons—or about half of the world's annual merchant ...and more »
    • China State Banks Report Surge in Soured Loans - Wall Street Journal August 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina State Banks Report Surge in Soured LoansWall Street JournalBad-loan levels within China's whole banking industry remain low in terms of their total portfolios. Still, the level is expected to creep upward as cooling economic growth hampers borrowers' ability to repay their debts. China reported 7.4% economic ...China Constr
    • Eyeing China, Japan Seeks Record Defense Budget - ABC News August 29, 2014
      USA TODAYEyeing China, Japan Seeks Record Defense BudgetABC NewsThe budget reflects a new defense strategy and guidelines released in December as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes to give the military a greater role. Tensions with China have risen over a cluster of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea claimed ...With an eye on China, the US and Japan gro
    • China Military Shows off Newest Helicopters, Tanks - ABC News August 29, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina Military Shows off Newest Helicopters, TanksABC NewsChina showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said the new hardware ...China media: Military drillBB
    • ​China vows to respond to US surveillance flights - CBS News August 28, 2014
      CBS News​China vows to respond to US surveillance flightsCBS NewsBEIJING - China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy plane last week. Defense ...China Seeks to Protect South China Sea S