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Current Events in China: August 11

Chinese police ‘admit’ Gu Kailai cover-up: official Four Chinese police officers on Friday admitted in court to covering up the killing of a British businessman to protect the wife of a senior politician charged with his murder, an official said.  Read more China export growth slows to 1% China’s trade and domestic demand have weakened […]

Current Events in China: August 8

200,000 evacuated as typhoon nears Shanghai China evacuated 200,000 people from Shanghai as the third typhoon in a week bore down on the east coast, state media said Tuesday, warning it could be the most powerful storm to hit since 2005.  Read more Tibetan woman self-immolates in China: Group A 26-year-old woman immolated herself Tuesday […]

China Current Events: Aug 3

China ropes off Scarborough Shoal To cut or not to cut?  Chinese fishing vessels left Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) but they roped off the mouth of its lagoon to prevent other fishermen from getting in, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Thursday.  Read more China Non-Manufacturing Index Fell […]

Current Events in China: August 2

China official PMI shows factory sector barely growing China’s official factory purchasing managers’ index fell to an eight-month low of 50.1 in July, suggesting the sector is barely growing, while a rival HSBC survey indicated the more market-sensitive private sector is starting to recover.  Read more China big city spenders confound global gloom: survey Consumer […]

Current Events in China: July 28

Chinese man rides rickshaw to London for games It’s a tale of Olympian proportions: A man, a rickshaw, and a slow journey from a Chinese village to London through 16 countries.  Read more China steps up stimulus spending at local level China is stepping up stimulus spending at the local level seeking to counter its […]

China Current Events: July 25

Slowing economy sharply weakens China’s tax revenue growth The Chinese government collected much less tax in the first half of this year as the economy expanded at its slowest pace since the depth of the global financial crisis, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Tuesday.  Read more China announces South […]

Current Events in China: July 23

Ten die as record rainfall pounds Beijing The heaviest rain to hit Beijing in over 60 years left at least 10 people dead and forced more than 50,000 to evacuate, state media said Sunday.  Read more Island row escalates as China plans to set up military garrison China announced Sunday it will establish a military […]

China Current Events: July 18

China’s GDP Hit Tells Story of Hubris Run Amok The lesson from recent economic data and policy moves in Asia (MXAP) is this: Hubris still has its costs. In recent years, Asia believed its own press a little too much. The way it steered around the financial crisis of 2008, the dizzying stock gains, the […]

Current Events in China: July 14

China Data From Home to Investment Show Hope for Growth China’s weakest expansion in three years masked a surge in home sales and a jump in investment that show lower interest rates and banks’ reserve requirements may be starting to stabilize growth in the second-largest economy.  Read more U.S. indicts Iranian, Chinese for nuclear export […]

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 […]

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    • China Says It Has Detained 2 Dissidents Sent Back by Thailand - New York Times November 26, 2015
      China Says It Has Detained 2 Dissidents Sent Back by ThailandNew York TimesThe Thai police handed the two Chinese men, Jiang Yefei and Dong Guanping, over to the Chinese police this month, although the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had arranged for their resettlement to another country, human ...and more »
    • China to Build Up Military Presence in Djibouti - New York Times November 26, 2015
      The DiplomatChina to Build Up Military Presence in DjiboutiNew York TimesBEIJING — China said on Thursday that it planned to establish a military facility in Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa, which would apparently be the first permanent presence overseas for China's military and a sign of ...China military in talks for
    • Disagreements over the South China Sea worsen as China digs in - The Economist November 26, 2015
      The EconomistDisagreements over the South China Sea worsen as China digs inThe EconomistAN ANNUAL round of Asian regional summitry has ended with few signs of progress towards easing rising tensions in the South China Sea. No sooner had the leaders left the meetings that it was reported in China that the People's Liberation Army had ...Why the US is rel
    • China's Xi says to shake up military structure in reform push - Reuters November 26, 2015
      ReutersChina's Xi says to shake up military structure in reform pushReutersBEIJING China will shake up its military by establishing a joint operational command structure by 2020 and rejig existing military regions as part of overall reforms, President Xi Jinping said in a comments reported on Thursday. In a lengthy speech ...Xi Jinping Announces Overhau
    • Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China - U.S. News & World Report November 26, 2015
      U.S. News & World ReportOutspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to ChinaU.S. News & World ReportCanada's Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin poses for photographers after she was denied entry to mainland China, at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Miss World Canada was barred from entering China on ...Canada
    • Uh-oh!: bemused Chinese react to John McDonnell's Chairman Mao speech - The Guardian November 26, 2015
      The GuardianUh-oh!: bemused Chinese react to John McDonnell's Chairman Mao speechThe GuardianChinese news outlets were quick to pick up on reports of John McDonnell's controversial speech to parliament on Wednesday after which he tossed a copy of Mao's crimson tome across the dispatch box towards George Osborne. “Mao Zedong's thoughts ...
    • As More Chinese Fall Victim to Terrorism, Beijing Fumbles for a Response - TIME November 26, 2015
      TIMEAs More Chinese Fall Victim to Terrorism, Beijing Fumbles for a ResponseTIMEOn Nov. 20, three Chinese executives were killed when Islamic militants stormed a hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Shortly before, ISIS announced in one of its online magazines that it had murdered a Chinese captive, Fan Jinghui, after having held ...China pledges to work wi
    • China Is Absolutely Destroying the US on Clean Energy - Mother Jones November 26, 2015
      Mother JonesChina Is Absolutely Destroying the US on Clean EnergyMother JonesOpponents to President Barack Obama's climate agenda, such as GOP presidential contender Marco Rubio, like to argue that anything the United States does to curb greenhouse gas emissions will be pointless because countries like India and China aren't ...and more »
    • Islamic State thinks Taiwan is an independent country - CNBC November 26, 2015
      CNBCIslamic State thinks Taiwan is an independent countryCNBCThe Islamic State has already attracted an angry response from China after it executed a Chinese captive last week. Now the militant group, known as IS or ISIS, could rile Beijing again, this time by recognizing Taiwan as an independent nation. In its ...and more »
    • Is the West ignoring China's terror threat? - CNBC November 26, 2015
      CNBCIs the West ignoring China's terror threat?CNBCBeijing's renewed crackdown against homegrown acts of violence has not only cast a fresh spotlight on terrorism in the mainland, but also sparked complaints over the world's perceived double standards when it comes to China's efforts at stifling ...Will China change its ways to counter IS