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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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    • In Inquiry in China, Police Detain Star Anchor - New York Times July 12, 2014
      In Inquiry in China, Police Detain Star AnchorNew York TimesBEIJING — A prominent Chinese state television anchor known for his strident efforts to champion China's political and economic systems has been detained by the authorities, the state news media reported on Saturday. The television anchor, Rui ...China's popular TV journalist taken by pros […]
    • Chinese State Media: The iPhone Is a 'National Security Threat' - TIME July 12, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese State Media: The iPhone Is a 'National Security Threat'TIMEApple has been trying for years to gain a strong foothold in China, where it now generates more than 20 percent of its quarterly sales. The company inked a deal with China Mobile to bring the iPhone to the wireless carriers' 760 million subscribers ...China L […]
    • Still at Odds With China - New York Times July 12, 2014
      Breitbart NewsStill at Odds With ChinaNew York TimesFor more than a decade, the United States has been watching nervously to see how China would choose to wield its formidable and growing economic, political and military powers. The hope, as Robert Zoellick said in 2005 when he was a deputy secretary of ...World View: Australia Joins Japan, Vietnam, Philippi […]
    • Voting in China, a Distant Dream - New York Times July 12, 2014
      Voting in China, a Distant DreamNew York TimesEvery March, however, almost 3,000 National People's Congress delegates and more than 2,000 Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegates gather in Beijing. The government claims that, as participants in the political process, they ... […]
    • China national charged in hacking plot to steal US military data - BBC News July 12, 2014
      BBC NewsChina national charged in hacking plot to steal US military dataBBC NewsUS authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of Boeing and other firms with large defence contracts. Su Bin, who was arrested in Canada last month, is accused of working with two other suspects to steal data ...China citizen charged by […]
    • Japan Vows 'Firm' Response Should China Disrupt Order in Contested Waters - Wall Street Journal July 12, 2014
      ChinatopixJapan Vows 'Firm' Response Should China Disrupt Order in Contested WatersWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—Japan's defense minister said Friday that Tokyo would "respond firmly" if China "disrupts the order" in waters contested by the two countries, taking a tough line as his country loosens long-standing restrictions […]
    • China's war on Ramadan sees Muslim students forced to break fast - Washington Post (blog) July 11, 2014
      USA TODAYChina's war on Ramadan sees Muslim students forced to break fastWashington Post (blog)Chinese authorities in the restive far western region of Xinjiang have been forcing Muslim students at universities to eat during the daytime, violating their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. That's according to a BBC report, citing three Muslims .. […]
    • China's Central Bank Investigates Report of a Bank's Money Laundering - New York Times July 11, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Central Bank Investigates Report of a Bank's Money LaunderingNew York TimesBEIJING — China's central bank is investigating a report by state television that a major Chinese bank is helping clients transfer large amounts of money overseas in a program that violates currency controls, Xinhua, the state-run news agency, said […]
    • US Stepping Up Scrutiny of China's Military Moves - TIME July 10, 2014
      USA TODAYUS Stepping Up Scrutiny of China's Military MovesTIMEThat was hard to square with the headline atop a story in Thursday's Financial Times newspaper: Pentagon plans new tactics to deter China in South China Sea. U.S. officials say increased air and sea patrols in the region should be expected as part of ...Hoping to Project Power, China Fin […]
    • Occupy Hong Kong, China's coming pro-democracy showdown - July 10, 2014
      Aljazeera.comOccupy Hong Kong, China's coming pro-democracy showdownCBC.caBroadcasting from Hong Kong then, as British sovereignty ended and Chinese rule began, I reported over the din of the fireworks that many were greeting their transition from British colonial subjects to citizens of the Peoples' Republic with confidence ...China Data Weighs on […]