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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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    • US Army Protects China Ties Despite Tensions - March 6, 2015
      DefenseNews.comUS Army Protects China Ties Despite TensionsDefenseNews.comWASHINGTON — Worried about friction between US and Chinese armed forces in the air and at sea, the Pentagon's ground commander in the Pacific said he is "increasing the land force dialogue" as a communication lane between the two superpowers.and more »
    • Pollution Documentary Pulled From Chinese Websites - Wall Street Journal March 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalPollution Documentary Pulled From Chinese WebsitesWall Street JournalBEIJING—A harrowing documentary on China's air pollution that became a viral sensation has been pulled from major Chinese online video sites by order of the government, according to people familiar with the directive. “Under the Dome,” which went ...China pulls smog
    • China's Big Boom In Small Companies - Huffington Post March 6, 2015
      China's Big Boom In Small CompaniesHuffington PostGao Ning sits in her spacious, meticulously decorated apartment on the outskirts of Beijing, amid matched sets of new furniture, wide-open floor spaces, and grand Chinese watercolor paintings adorning the walls. Gao, in her mid-30s, with long straight ...
    • China's Stock Connect Falls Short on Bets Against Shares - Wall Street Journal March 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Stock Connect Falls Short on Bets Against SharesWall Street JournalA week after China allowed foreign investors to bet against shares on the mainland, no one had taken up the challenge. Industry officials say the rules that govern how the short selling should be done make it nearly impossible to bet against the stocks.HKEx CEO
    • China's Lower Growth Goal Doesn't Spook Foreign Companies - Wall Street Journal March 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Lower Growth Goal Doesn't Spook Foreign CompaniesWall Street JournalCompanies operating in China largely took the government's forecast of slowing growth in stride, with those reliant on business and government spending offering gloomier forecasts than companies focused on consumer demand. Chinese Premier Li ...and m
    • China on Long, Slow Road to Reform - Wall Street Journal March 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina on Long, Slow Road to ReformWall Street JournalThe annual budget and policy program, unveiled by the government Thursday, acknowledged China's entrance to an era of slower growth and outlined the need for new sources of job creation by nurturing innovative small businesses. “The government ...China to narrow gap with US by incre
    • Humbled Amazon turns to rival Alibaba for help in China - Fortune March 6, 2015
      FortuneHumbled Amazon turns to rival Alibaba for help in ChinaFortuneWhen Amazon released results that disappointed Wall Street across the board in the third quarter, analyst Aram Rubinson of Wolfe Research estimated Amazon's loses in China were $600 million a year. “The time has come to abandon China,” he wrote in a ...Amazon opens second shop on Aliba
    • China's New Silk Road and Its Impact on Xinjiang - The Diplomat March 6, 2015
      The DiplomatChina's New Silk Road and Its Impact on XinjiangThe DiplomatChina's New Silk Road is of interest to the West largely because of the great power rivalry that appears to be once again emerging in the Central Asian region. Some pundits have suggested that China may well be displacing the U.S. and Russia in Central ...and more »
    • China: 10 injured in rush-hour railway knife attack - CNN March 6, 2015
      CNNChina: 10 injured in rush-hour railway knife attackCNNChen Huichao, a police officer among those injured, told Xinhua, China's official news agency, that he fired three shots and another colleague fired five shots at the suspects. "A suspect was running from the exit of the railway station and chasing a ...Nine hurt in China station knife attack
    • Iron Ore Sinks as China Ushers in Slower Growth - Wall Street Journal March 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalIron Ore Sinks as China Ushers in Slower GrowthWall Street JournalSYDNEY—As China's top officials heralded a new era of slower growth, iron ore, a resource that has powered years of breakneck expansion in the world's second-largest economy, bore the brunt of ill sentiment in commodity markets. The steelmaking ...Iron ore falls be