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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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    • South China Sea Dispute: Who Will Chicken Out, China Or The US? - Forbes May 31, 2016
      ReutersSouth China Sea Dispute: Who Will Chicken Out, China Or The US?ForbesChina and the US are on a collision course lately. Over the South China Sea disputes, that is. Each country has been upping the game, raising the chances of an “accident” that could destabilize the world's fastest growing economic region. The South ...China to 'pressure
    • New Taiwan Leadership Takes Tough Stance On Disputed South China Sea - Forbes May 31, 2016
      ForbesNew Taiwan Leadership Takes Tough Stance On Disputed South China SeaForbesTaiwan under a new political party will extend its Teflon stance on claims to almost the entire 3.5 million-square-kilometer South China Sea, despite bigger and more diplomatically connected rivals, and renew calls for joint use of resource-rich waters.The Plan Taiwan Needs to De
    • Indonesia had another high-seas encounter with China—but this time it brought a bigger boat - Quartz May 31, 2016
      QuartzIndonesia had another high-seas encounter with China—but this time it brought a bigger boatQuartzIn March, an Indonesian patrol boat captured a Chinese fishing trawler illegally operating within Indonesia's territorial waters. Before it could impound the offending vessel, however, two Chinese coast guard vessels appeared, stole back the trawler ..
    • China Stocks Soar on MSCI Speculation - Wall Street Journal May 31, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina Stocks Soar on MSCI SpeculationWall Street JournalChinese stocks surged Tuesday in the largest one-day gain in nearly three months, propelled by increased optimism that many may soon be included in an influential global benchmark. In China, the Shanghai Composite Index ended up 3.3%, the biggest ...Goldman Sees 70% Chance of China Sh
    • China backtracks on cross-border sales tax - just a month after it was introduced - CNBC May 31, 2016
      CNBCChina backtracks on cross-border sales tax - just a month after it was introducedCNBCIf implemented, the new rules would have meant tighter customs treatment and higher tax rates on overseas goods sold on Chinese e-commerce sites, which previously allowed shoppers to buy imported goods via cross-border e-commerce zones on a ...and more »
    • Disney characters are spotted at rival Chinese theme park - Los Angeles Times May 30, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesDisney characters are spotted at rival Chinese theme parkLos Angeles TimesThe chairman of China's biggest conglomerate recently predicted that a new $5.5-billion Disney theme park opening in Shanghai next month would fail, citing a lack of innovation with intellectual properties and characters. But when that same ...Disney Characters Sp
    • China's Slowdown Hits Nearby Economies Hardest - Bloomberg May 30, 2016
      BloombergChina's Slowdown Hits Nearby Economies HardestBloomberg"As China's economy continues to cool, it will provide an ongoing drag on global output, curtailing inflation pressures in the process and anchoring interest rates in the process. The economic malaise currently experienced by China's immediate ...and more »
    • China Says US Treating South China Sea Like A Hollywood Cold War Film - Daily Caller May 30, 2016
      Yahoo NewsChina Says US Treating South China Sea Like A Hollywood Cold War FilmDaily CallerFiery Cross reef, located in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, is shown in this handout Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative satellite image taken September 3, 2015 and released ...Pentagon chief
    • On Offer in China: 'Fried Swarm' and Other Tasty Translations - New York Times May 30, 2016
      New York TimesOn Offer in China: 'Fried Swarm' and Other Tasty TranslationsNew York TimesIf Michelin gave stars for unintentionally brilliant dish names, an eatery in Pingyao, China, might well be the world's top restaurant. It has a large sign outside showing some of its tastiest dishes, with English translations: “In Bowl,” “You Flour ...
    • Asia Pacific|Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on 'China's Future' - New York Times May 30, 2016
      New York TimesAsia Pacific|Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on 'China's Future'New York TimesDavid Shambaugh is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and the author or editor of more than 30 books on China, covering its military, foreign relations, the Communist Party and portraits of ...