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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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    • Prince William to visit China in 2015 - BBC News November 24, 2014
      BBC NewsPrince William to visit China in 2015BBC NewsThe Chinese government has invited Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, to visit the country. BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt said it was "highly unlikely" the duchess, who will be heavily pregnant with the couple's second child ...Prince William to visit China next year
    • Despite Persecution, Guardian of Lake Tai Spotlights China's Polluters - New York Times November 24, 2014
      New York TimesDespite Persecution, Guardian of Lake Tai Spotlights China's PollutersNew York TimesZHOUTIE, China — By autumn, the stench of Lake Tai and the freakish green glow of its waters usually fade with the ebbing of the summer heat, but this year is different. Standing on a concrete embankment overlooking a fetid, floating array of plastic ...and
    • In China Coal Hub, City Struggles to Survive Amid Economic Slowdown - Wall Street Journal November 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn China Coal Hub, City Struggles to Survive Amid Economic SlowdownWall Street JournalJIXI, China—In this city of 1.8 million people near the Russian border, hulking factories are collecting dust and restaurants sit empty in a landscape of half-completed building projects, idled cranes and closed businesses. “I haven't been paid in ..
    • Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources - Reuters November 24, 2014
      ReutersExclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sourcesReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources ...China Central Ba
    • Asia stocks jump as China, Europe step up stimulus - Reuters November 24, 2014
      ReutersAsia stocks jump as China, Europe step up stimulusReuters"China's rate cut adds to the determination of global policy makers to avoid deflation and support growth," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at fund manager AMP Capital in Sydney. "While U.S. quantitative easing may have ended, it's being ...Week In FX Amer
    • China Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed Water - New York Times November 24, 2014
      RTChina Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed WaterNew York TimesBEIJING — A major reclamation project by the Chinese government on a tiny reef 500 miles from the mainland would enable China to land military aircraft there, expanding its reach into the contested South China Sea, analysts have said. The analysts ...'Biased US won't affect cons
    • Climate realities in light of the US-China agreement - Washington Post November 24, 2014
      National PostClimate realities in light of the US-China agreementWashington PostThe United States-China agreement on climate change is a huge political triumph, possibly “historic,” as its supporters say. Whether it much alters the world's climate is a more open question. Recall the agreement's outlines. By 2030, China pledges to ...Obama's cl
    • Asia cheered by China, European stimulus - Reuters November 23, 2014
      ReutersAsia cheered by China, European stimulusReutersPedestrians with umbrellas walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average (top middle L) and the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar (top middle R), outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 11, 2014.
    • Loan 'Guarantee Chains' in China Prove Flimsy - Wall Street Journal November 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalLoan 'Guarantee Chains' in China Prove FlimsyWall Street JournalJIANGYIN, China—When a fabric company called Jiangyin Xueyuan Textile Co. collapsed, the troubles soon cascaded through other firms in this mill town. A machinery maker, paper producer, manufacturer of faux-wood flooring and textile maker had one ...and more »
    • Prosecution of Uighur Students Underscores Perils of Chinese Clampdown - New York Times November 23, 2014
      Prosecution of Uighur Students Underscores Perils of Chinese ClampdownNew York TimesBEIJING — Ambitious and fluent in Mandarin, the young Uighur strivers from the Xinjiang region of northwest China had earned coveted slots at the nation's top university for ethnic minorities. Most were the first in their families to attend college ...