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China Current Events: April 13

China’s fiscal revenue up 14.7 pct in Q1 China’s fiscal revenue in the first quarter of the year rose 14.7 percent from the same period last year to hit nearly 3 trillion yuan (475.81 billion U.S. dollars), the Ministry of Finance said Friday. China cuts off internet access in bid to exert control As the […]

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    • China Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web Traffic - New York Times March 30, 2015
      Business InsiderChina Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web TrafficNew York TimesBut in a recent series of cyberattacks on websites that try to help Internet users in China circumvent this censorship, the Great Firewall appears to have been used instead as a weapon, diverting a portion of the torrents of Internet traffic that flow ...People think China h
    • Solar Impulse plane lands in China - BBC News March 30, 2015
      BBC NewsSolar Impulse plane lands in ChinaBBC NewsSolar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, has completed the fifth leg of its round-the-world flight. The vehicle, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, touched down in Chongqing in China just after 17:30 GMT. It had left Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) some ...MCC Clears Solar Impulse 5th Flight To Chongqing, Chin
    • China to Delay Some Bank Technology Rules - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina to Delay Some Bank Technology RulesWall Street JournalBEIJING—China has agreed to delay implementation of some bank technology rules that have sparked heavy lobbying from the U.S. government and technology companies due to protectionist concerns, a senior U.S. Treasury official said Monday. While it is ...Jack Lew to discuss China te
    • Chinese court jails man for growing beard - USA TODAY March 30, 2015
      Al Jazeera AmericaChinese court jails man for growing beardUSA TODAYBEIJING — A court in China sentenced a man from the country's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region to six years in jail for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" that included growing a beard, state-run media reported over the weekend. The man's wife was ...China jails a Musl
    • China Evacuates Citizens From Yemen - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Evacuates Citizens From YemenWall Street JournalChina said it successfully evacuated more than 600 nationals from conflict-torn Yemen and conducted an air force drill on Monday over the western Pacific Ocean—two operations that illustrate the country's growing military capabilities. Nearly 500 ...China air force conducts drill i
    • Rhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese Students - New York Times March 30, 2015
      New York TimesRhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese StudentsNew York TimesThe move into China is the first step in what the program expects to be its biggest expansion since it made women eligible in the 1970s. It is meant to cultivate a more diverse crop of young people the program hopes will become leaders in their ...and more »
    • Photos: Inside China's unknown mega-city - Quartz March 30, 2015
      QuartzPhotos: Inside China's unknown mega-cityQuartzTim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing. Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor ...
    • China Lowers Down Payments for Buyers of Second Homes - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Lowers Down Payments for Buyers of Second HomesWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—China is ramping up efforts to support its flagging housing market in a new sign that Chinese leaders are worried about economic growth. Buyers of second homes would be required to make a minimum down payment of 40%, down from the ...China Lowers Down Payment
    • China Shares Surge on Easing Hopes - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Surge on Easing HopesWall Street JournalChinese stocks surged Monday after Beijing signaled it can ease monetary policy to lift sluggish growth, with indexes in Hong Kong and Shanghai chalking up their biggest one-day gains in months. Capital flows into Hong Kong from China using the Stock ...Chinese Stocks in Hong Kong Rally
    • All of the countries joining China's alternative to the World Bank - Quartz March 30, 2015
      QuartzAll of the countries joining China's alternative to the World BankQuartzUnable to increase its voice in the current institutions—China commands just 6.47% of the vote in the Asian Development Bank, 5.17% in the World Bank, and 3.81% in the International Monetary Fund—China is building its own alternative. The bank is ...Australia to Join Regional