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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 stocks may be in serious bubble - MarketWatch March 27, 2015
      MarketWatchChina stocks may be in serious bubbleMarketWatchMacquarie China economist Larry Hu, speaking at the same event, said Chinese stocks still have room to grow, if only because the country is in the process of reforming and developing its equity markets as a channel for companies to raise funds directly.Slowing Chinese Economy Hits Profits of Two Big
    • South Korea Plans to Join Regional Development Bank Led by China - New York Times March 27, 2015
      The Globe and Mail (subscription)South Korea Plans to Join Regional Development Bank Led by ChinaNew York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Thursday became the latest American ally to announce its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank despite Washington's qualms about the Chinese-led regional development bank. The South Korea
    • China to invite foreign forces to join military parade for war anniversary - The Guardian March 27, 2015
      The GuardianChina to invite foreign forces to join military parade for war anniversaryThe Guardian“Through the military parade, China hopes to demonstrate our firm stance, join hands with the rest of the world, safeguard the victorious outcome of the second world war, maintain world peace and stability, and create a better future for mankind,” Geng ...China
    • Oil Producers Sound Retreat From China - Wall Street Journal March 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalOil Producers Sound Retreat From ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—Global oil companies are unwinding some big bets they made on China—and that is bad news for the Chinese companies, which need their know-how. Falling oil prices have forced oil bosses to slash planned investments that now look less likely ...and more »
    • The west is trying to understand China, but don't expect trust - The Guardian March 26, 2015
      The GuardianThe west is trying to understand China, but don't expect trustThe GuardianIt is an old Chinese adage inherited from Sun Tzu, the philosopher and war strategist who is believed to have lived in the sixth century, or thereabouts: if you want to win a hundred battles, you need to understand your adversary, and you need to ...
    • An NPR Reporter Chauffeurs A Chinese Couple 500 Miles To Their Rural ... - NPR March 26, 2015
      NPRAn NPR Reporter Chauffeurs A Chinese Couple 500 Miles To Their Rural ...NPRThat's me (with scarf) in what's becoming my natural element, driving Chinese people around Shanghai and beyond for a series called "Streets of Shanghai." Usually, I offer free rides around the city so I can meet different kinds of people and get a ...and more »
    • WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything? - Autoblog (blog) March 26, 2015
      Autoblog (blog)WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything?Autoblog (blog)While we certainly don't condone it, we at least get why Chinese companies copy the work of global automakers. It's all about the prestige in the China, and when versions of expensive imports can be had from a cheaper, domestically built automaker, it ...
    • Which US Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India? - blogs.hbr.org (blog) March 26, 2015
      blogs.hbr.org (blog)Which US Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India?blogs.hbr.org (blog)Over 200 publicly listed American companies have R&D budgets that exceed $100 million annually. Which companies allocate the highest proportion of that budget to engineering in China and India, specifically? And what drives their success with these ..
    • China's anti-corruption crackdown reaches US - CNNMoney March 26, 2015
      CNNMoneyChina's anti-corruption crackdown reaches USCNNMoney"We continue to encourage China to provide strong evidence and intelligence to ensure that our law enforcement agencies can properly investigate and prosecute cases related to the alleged corruption," U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said ...China launches 'Sky Net
    • Skiing Is the Latest Obsession for China's Wealthy - Wall Street Journal March 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalSkiing Is the Latest Obsession for China's WealthyWall Street JournalSkiing is taking off in a big way in China. Beijing sees the sport as part of its “China dream,” while entrepreneurs from the country's ultracompetitive business world are rapidly embracing the thrill of life on the edge. China is looking to the ...China promise