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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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    • China's Economic Slump Complicates Beijing's Restructuring Plans - Wall Street Journal September 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Economic Slump Complicates Beijing's Restructuring PlansWall Street JournalIt also tests the Chinese leadership, which has tried to maneuver between long-term efforts to restructure the economy—a transition that means less lending and growth—and the near-term bid to prop up growth, generate jobs and raise living standards
    • China's 'creeping invasion' - Washington Post September 15, 2014
      China's 'creeping invasion'Washington PostTOKYO. A few months ago it looked like East Asia might be the place where the crumbling global order of the past quarter-century, centered on U.S. power and values, would face a decisive crisis. Chinese boats, planes and oil rigs were pressing into ...Can China, Japan & Korea Build a Level of Trust
    • US Treasury Warns China Over Antimonopoly Efforts - Wall Street Journal September 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Treasury Warns China Over Antimonopoly EffortsWall Street JournalThe letter, which Mr. Lew sent in recent days to Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, said that China's recent focus on foreign companies could devalue foreign intellectual property, the people said. It also made reference to a meeting in July attended by ...Treasury'
    • China Falls Off iPhones 6 Launch Map - Forbes September 15, 2014
      TIMEChina Falls Off iPhones 6 Launch MapForbesNow that Apple's unveiling of its new iPhone 6 is finally in the past, we can finally sit back and take a look at the specifics of the company's launch plan for China. The only problem is that there isn't any such plan yet, even though China is now one ...iPhone 6 Will Make or Break Apple in ChinaT
    • Worry and Mystification in China Over Scotland Independence Vote - Newsweek September 15, 2014
      NewsweekWorry and Mystification in China Over Scotland Independence VoteNewsweekAs Scotland heads to the polls this week to vote on whether to become independent, one country with restive regions of its own is watching the debate unfold with nervousness and some mystification - China. China has every reason to look askance at the ...Worry, mystification in C
    • Vietnam, India to Expand Oil Exploration in Contested South China Sea - Wall Street Journal September 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalVietnam, India to Expand Oil Exploration in Contested South China SeaWall Street JournalIn 2011, the Chinese government warned ONGC that its exploration activities off the Vietnam coast were illegal and violated China's sovereignty, but the company has continued its activities in Vietnam. China claims sovereignty over most of the Sout
    • Photos reveal China building on reefs in disputed waters - Sydney Morning Herald September 15, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldPhotos reveal China building on reefs in disputed watersSydney Morning HeraldSpy photographs obtained by Fairfax Media reveal that China is rapidly building artificial islands on reefs in fiercely disputed areas of the South China Sea. For centuries they were dots in turquoise waters, home only to sea birds. But the latest ...Philippine
    • Chinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone users - CNN September 15, 2014
      CNNChinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone usersCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes -- one for cellphone users and the other for those without. The ...Chinese city opens 'phone lane' for
    • In Southern China, Residents Wary of the Government Protest a Plan to Burn ... - New York Times September 14, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn Southern China, Residents Wary of the Government Protest a Plan to Burn ...New York TimesHONG KONG — Residents of a county in southern China thronged the streets in protest over the weekend to oppose a proposed garbage incineration plant, defying government warnings and police detentions. The protest was the latest of a succession of ..
    • The 13-Year Divide: India's Economy Looks Much Like China's in 2001 - Wall Street Journal September 14, 2014
      Wall Street JournalThe 13-Year Divide: India's Economy Looks Much Like China's in 2001Wall Street JournalNEW DELHI—India today doesn't look quite like the economic dynamo that, just a few years ago, some predicted would overtake China as emerging-markets champion. But the race looks a lot closer if you account for one key fact: China got a 13-