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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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    • To Temper Unrest, China Pushes Interethnic Marriage Between Han and ... - New York Times September 2, 2014
      New York TimesTo Temper Unrest, China Pushes Interethnic Marriage Between Han and ...New York TimesBEIJING — In a policy that appears aimed at soothing violent ethnic tensions in the west of China, officials in the region of Xinjiang are offering cash and other financial incentives to encourage marriages between minorities and Han, the country's ...Chin
    • India and Japan Pursue Closer Ties to Counter China - Wall Street Journal September 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIndia and Japan Pursue Closer Ties to Counter ChinaWall Street JournalTOKYO—The leaders of Japan and India pledged to step up defense and economic cooperation Monday as the two Asian powers aim to build a strategic counterweight to China. As India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, begins to outline a vision for his ...
    • China real estate: A bubble bursting? - CNBC September 2, 2014
      CNBCChina real estate: A bubble bursting?CNBCFor 31-year old Beijing resident Wang Yuanzhi, talk about a bubble in Chinese property is not something to be too concerned about. "If you look at the real estate market in China, it has already seen a golden decade of extreme fast growth. There will ...China's property conundrumBBC Newsall 38 news artic
    • Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world's biggest (VIDEO) - RT September 2, 2014
      RTPutin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world's biggest (VIDEO)RT“The new gas branch will significantly strengthen the economic cooperation with countries in the Asia-Pacific region and above all - our key partner China,” Putin said at the ceremony outside the city of Yakutsk - the capital of Russia's Republic of ...China May Be Biggest
    • China accuses MPs of Hong Kong 'interference' - BBC News September 2, 2014
      BBC NewsChina accuses MPs of Hong Kong 'interference'BBC NewsThe Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, Newsnight has learned. They are trying to block an influential Westminster committee from carrying out an inquiry into the ongoing tensions in Hong Kong. The ...Beijing Abandons Pragmatism on Hong
    • US Firms Feel Unwelcome in China, According to Survey - Wall Street Journal September 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Firms Feel Unwelcome in China, According to SurveyWall Street JournalA survey by the American Chamber of Commerce released on Tuesday shows that 60% of companies feel less welcome in China than before, a sharp increase from 41% in the previous poll a year ago. In a new question for its members, 49% of respondents ...China Targeting Fore
    • China banking crisis 'almost certain' - Sydney Morning Herald September 2, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina banking crisis 'almost certain'Sydney Morning Herald"We don't know when there will be a China banking crisis and how it will play out but it is almost certain there will be one," said Mr Stein, a professor at the University of London who served as chief economist at consulting firm Lombard Street from ...an
    • China Troubles for OSI Reflect Broader Perils for Business - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Troubles for OSI Reflect Broader Perils for BusinessWall Street JournalThat all collapsed in July after a Chinese television report showed workers in the company's Shanghai plant allegedly making chicken nuggets and patties from expired meat. OSI's operations across China now are paralyzed, after state media excoriated ...M
    • With eye on Japan, China plans Martyrs' Day - USA TODAY September 1, 2014
      USA TODAYWith eye on Japan, China plans Martyrs' DayUSA TODAYBEIJING — China has established a national day to commemorate the country's martyrs, state media said Monday, the latest of several recent steps by Beijing to intensify commemoration of its war-time fight against Japan, including orders that TV ...and more »
    • China Gives Microsoft 20 Days to Explain Problems - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Gives Microsoft 20 Days to Explain ProblemsWall Street JournalThe investigation into Microsoft is one of a number faced by foreign businesses in China, as Beijing steps up enforcement of its six-year-old antimonopoly law. Foreign luxury auto makers are facing probes by another Chinese agency into the way they ...China gives Microsoft