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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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    • Lewis Hamilton eases to victory in China GP for Mercedes - BBC Sport April 20, 2014
      BBC SportLewis Hamilton eases to victory in China GP for MercedesBBC SportLewis Hamilton took a dominant victory in the Chinese Grand Prix to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career. Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg took second, fighting back to beat Ferrari's Fernando Alonso after a poor start ...Lewis Hamilton wins […]
    • China headed towards being 'largest Christian country' - Vancouver Sun April 20, 2014
      Vancouver SunChina headed towards being 'largest Christian country'Vancouver SunLiushi, China — It is said to be China's biggest church and today, on Easter Sunday, thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance — not to the Communist party, but to the Cross. The 5,000-capacity Liushi ...China on path […]
    • Daimler to sell DENZA electric car in China with local subsidy - Reuters April 20, 2014
      The West AustralianDaimler to sell DENZA electric car in China with local subsidyReutersSpeaking at Auto China, the car show held in Beijing on Sunday, Thomas Weber, Daimler's head of research and development, said: "DENZA is the first complete vehicle that Daimler has developed together with BYD outside of Germany." The 5-seater car ...Daimle […]
    • Toyota to launch China-made Corolla, Levin hybrids in 2015 - Reuters April 20, 2014
      Toyota to launch China-made Corolla, Levin hybrids in 2015ReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) plans to make and sell hybrid versions of its Corolla and Levin sedans in China next year, fitting them with locally-made components, in its first bid to entirely manufacture gas-electric hybrids outside ...Toyota Plans to Bring New Models for Chin […]
    • Investigating Family's Wealth, China's Leader Signals a Change - New York Times April 20, 2014
      Houston ChronicleInvestigating Family's Wealth, China's Leader Signals a ChangeNew York TimesHONG KONG — His son landed contracts to sell equipment to state oil fields and thousands of filling stations across China. His son's mother-in-law held stakes in pipelines and natural gas pumps from Sichuan Province in the west to the southern isle of  […]
    • Fiat and Chrysler to build Jeep models in China - USA TODAY April 19, 2014
      Las Vegas Review-JournalFiat and Chrysler to build Jeep models in ChinaUSA TODAYROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.Fiat Chrysler strikes deal t […]
    • Deadly Clash Reported on Border of China and Vietnam - New York Times April 19, 2014
      Deadly Clash Reported on Border of China and VietnamNew York TimesBEIJING — Five Chinese civilians and two Vietnamese border guards died Friday during a clash between Vietnamese border guards and Chinese citizens who were trying to enter Vietnam illegally, according to official Vietnamese news reports on Friday and ... […]
    • 2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective - The Atlantic April 19, 2014
      The Atlantic2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in PerspectiveThe AtlanticI've written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China's biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true ...China Admits […]
    • China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years - Telegraph.co.uk April 19, 2014
      China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 yearsTelegraph.co.ukIt is said to be China's biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross. The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which boasts more .. […]
    • China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station - Los Angeles Times April 19, 2014
      China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway stationLos Angeles TimesBEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into action, ...and more » […]