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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's Terrifying 3500-ft Glass-Bottomed Bridge Just Cracked - TIME October 8, 2015
      TIMEChina's Terrifying 3500-ft Glass-Bottomed Bridge Just CrackedTIMEA Chinese tourism administration is trying to calm tourist fears after cracks began to appear in a glass bridge suspended 3,500 feet above sea level. The bridge is in Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in the Hunan province and is more than 1,200 feet ...Terror at 3500 feet as glass w
    • The Madness of Chinese Communism, Seen Through China's Propaganda Posters - Forbes October 8, 2015
      ForbesThe Madness of Chinese Communism, Seen Through China's Propaganda PostersForbesSHANGHAI, CHINA—Shanghai is China's financial capital. The former Western concession today shows little sign of the many bitter political battles fought over the last century. Tourists throng the Bund along the Huangpu River while global corporations ...
    • The scary concerns China's credit scores are raising - CBS News October 8, 2015
      CBS NewsThe scary concerns China's credit scores are raisingCBS NewsThe new credit-rating system was launched in China this past summer and is run by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) and the Chinese holding company Tencent, according to China Daily Asia. The publication also noted the new system uses a ...and more »
    • China's Graft Investigators Target Another Top Official in Sweeping Anti ... - TIME October 8, 2015
      TIMEChina's Graft Investigators Target Another Top Official in Sweeping Anti ...TIMEChinese antigraft officials have commenced an investigation of the former chairman of the major oil and gas company Sinopec Ltd. in their ongoing effort to purge the Chinese Communist Party of endemic corruption, Reuters reported. In a statement ...Governor of Key China
    • Markets Gain Confidence in China's Yuan - Wall Street Journal October 8, 2015
      Wall Street JournalMarkets Gain Confidence in China's YuanWall Street JournalOn Thursday, China's yuan rose to its strongest level since it was devalued in early August. China's yuan traded at 6.3515 on the mainland, in line with the central bank's daily fixing of 6.3505. The central bank allows the yuan to trade 2% above or ...China laun
    • China Shares Rise After Reopening From Holiday - Wall Street Journal October 8, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Rise After Reopening From HolidayWall Street JournalChinese stocks rose sharply Thursday, catching up to a rally in global equities after the market was closed for a weeklong holiday. The Shanghai Composite Index finished up 3% at 3143.46, putting its gains at nearly 7% since the lowest point of a ...China's Stocks Rise A
    • China and Europe may team up to snub TPP - CNBC October 8, 2015
      CNBCChina and Europe may team up to snub TPPCNBCAs the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) celebrates after sealing an agreement five years in the making, analysts are wondering whether the key losers from the deal, China and Europe, could join forces in retaliation. "The question, thus, is ...US Allies See Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Check on
    • Wartime sex slaves at the heart of UN battle between Japan and China - The Guardian October 8, 2015
      The GuardianWartime sex slaves at the heart of UN battle between Japan and ChinaThe GuardianJapan lodged protests after China asked Unesco to recognise items relating to the Rape of Nanjing, in which tens of thousands of people died after Japanese troops invaded the southern Chinese city in December 1937. Tokyo has questioned the authenticity ...and more »
    • Navy will challenge Chinese territorial claims in South China Sea - October 7, 2015
      NavyTimes.comNavy will challenge Chinese territorial claims in South China SeaNavyTimes.comThe Navy is preparing to send a surface ship inside the 12-nautical-mile territorial limit China claims for its man-made island chain, an action that could take place within days but awaits final approval from the Obama administration, according to ...US warships to ch
    • The 'anyone but China' club needs a gatecrasher - Financial Times October 7, 2015
      Financial TimesThe 'anyone but China' club needs a gatecrasherFinancial TimesThroughout the years of arcane and secretive talks that culminated in this week's Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, participants have brushed aside the notion that the TPP was designed to exclude China. This was not, its advocates protested loudly, ...What Will the