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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, Japan more upbeat on ties but challenges remain - Reuters April 30, 2016
      ReutersChina, Japan more upbeat on ties but challenges remainReutersBEIJING China and Japan both expressed a willingness to improve strained relations on Saturday after a rare meeting between their two foreign ministers in Beijing, though China said Japan should stop pushing the notion that China is a threat. China ...China Lays out Firm Conditions for Impro
    • Gwardar Port Project Reveals China's Regional Power Play - NBCNews.com April 30, 2016
      NBCNews.comGwardar Port Project Reveals China's Regional Power PlayNBCNews.comGWADAR, Pakistan — A 30-by-45-foot Chinese flag draping the port authority building here projects an unmistakable message: Pakistan and China are now self-declared "iron brothers" and "all-weather friends." Underpinning this relationship are some $46 ...and
    • Coming to Midtown: Bank of China - Wall Street Journal April 30, 2016
      Wall Street JournalComing to Midtown: Bank of ChinaWall Street JournalBank of China BACHY -1.94 % is preparing to move its U.S. headquarters this fall to a new 450-foot-tall glass tower overlooking Bryant Park, leaving the low-slung brick building on New York City's East Side that has been its home for 35 years. The bank ...and more »
    • Getting China's Economy In Perspective: The View From Inside - Forbes April 30, 2016
      ForbesGetting China's Economy In Perspective: The View From InsideForbesBook Review of China's Economy: What Everyone Needs To Know – By Arthur Kroeber. China is a gigantic subject. One which leaves most writers reaching for a diminishing supply of superlatives with which to describe it. This is not just on account of its ...
    • China's Movies Are a Hit With Investors - Wall Street Journal April 30, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina's Movies Are a Hit With InvestorsWall Street JournalChinese filmmakers used to have a hard time finding financing; now investors can't wait to get into show business. The film sector is one of few boom industries in China, with an annual growth rate of more than 30%. As a result, movies have become a ...
    • China Claiming Okinawa Is Like Japan Claiming Hawaii - The National Interest Online April 29, 2016
      The National Interest OnlineChina Claiming Okinawa Is Like Japan Claiming HawaiiThe National Interest OnlineAnalysts suggested that questioning Japanese sovereignty over the Ryukyus was just a way to pressure Japan over the Senkaku Islands, a chain of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that are administered by Japan and claimed by China. Chinese ...an
    • China Refuses Hong Kong Port Call to US Aircraft Carrier - Wall Street Journal April 29, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina Refuses Hong Kong Port Call to US Aircraft CarrierWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—The Chinese government refused to allow the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis to visit Hong Kong, U.S. officials said Friday, a military and diplomatic snub that comes amid strained relations over the territorial disputes in the South ...China denies
    • Nations must resist China's maritime flexing, Australian think-tank says - Chicago Tribune April 29, 2016
      CNBCNations must resist China's maritime flexing, Australian think-tank saysChicago TribuneThe professionalism displayed by China's navy in some of the world's most contested seas is masking an underlying challenge to the existing order in the East China Sea and South China Sea that must be resisted, according to a report by an Australian ...C
    • Russia, China warn US over perceived Asia meddling - CBS News April 29, 2016
      CBS NewsRussia, China warn US over perceived Asia meddlingCBS NewsBEIJING -- Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies ...US stands by South Korea defense talks despite C
    • Clampdown in China Restricts 7000 Foreign Organizations - New York Times April 28, 2016
      New York TimesClampdown in China Restricts 7000 Foreign OrganizationsNew York TimesBEIJING — China took a major step on Thursday in President Xi Jinping's drive to impose greater control and limit Western influences on Chinese society, as it passed a new law restricting the work of foreign organizations and their local partners ...China Promotes Vigilan