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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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    • Gauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in July - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in JulyWall Street JournalBEIJING—A preliminary gauge of Chinese manufacturing activity reached an 18-month high in July, in a sign that Beijing's efforts to stimulate the economy are having an impact. The HSBC preliminary, or flash, manufacturing Purchasing Managers' […]
    • Matmo Inland Over China, Final Advisory Issued - The Weather Channel July 24, 2014
      USA TODAYMatmo Inland Over China, Final Advisory IssuedThe Weather ChannelBands of locally heavy rain triggering flash flooding and landslides, along with occasional wind gusts over 50 mph will continue over parts of Taiwan through at least Thursday morning, even as the center of Matmo moves inland over eastern China.China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan dren […]
    • China's Energy Plans Will Worsen Climate Change, Greenpeace Says - New York Times July 24, 2014
      ChinatopixChina's Energy Plans Will Worsen Climate Change, Greenpeace SaysNew York TimesThe plants, aimed in part at reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants in China's largest cities, will shift that pollution to other regions, mostly in the northwest, and generate enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas ...China's […]
    • Food Safety in China Still Faces Big Hurdles - New York Times July 24, 2014
      New York TimesFood Safety in China Still Faces Big HurdlesNew York TimesChina has been scrambling to right its gargantuan processed-food ship ever since six infants died and thousands more were hospitalized with kidney damage in 2008 from milk adulterated with an industrial chemical. But as the latest scandal involving ...Meat-Supplier's CEO Apologizes […]
    • Ethiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap Labor - Bloomberg July 23, 2014
      BloombergEthiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap LaborBloombergEthiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through ...and more » […]
    • Japan Welcomes China at U.S.-Led Naval Drills, From a Distance - Bloomberg July 23, 2014
      Times of IndiaJapan Welcomes China at U.S.-Led Naval Drills, From a DistanceBloombergChinese and Japanese ships encounter each other almost daily around waters off contested islands in the East China Sea. As both align for multinational naval exercises under way in Hawaii meant to build trust, the two sides have barely made contact.'Malabar Naval Exerci […]
    • China 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic Plague - Yahoo Health July 23, 2014
      Yahoo HealthChina 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic PlagueYahoo HealthThe 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on its perimeter are telling motorists to find alternative routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said.The Plague Hits Chin […]
    • Think Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ... - TIME July 23, 2014
      CNNThink Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ...TIMEAirport delays are such a constant in China that a mere one-hour wait is practically a gift from the aviation gods. International flight monitors put Chinese cities at the bottom of a list of on-time takeoffs at major airports worldwide. On July 21 ...Hundreds of flights c […]
    • Yum cuts ties to owner of China meat plant after scandal - Reuters July 23, 2014
      ReutersYum cuts ties to owner of China meat plant after scandalReutersThe world's biggest hamburger chain, which has just over 2,000 restaurants in China, said it would transfer its business in affected markets to Husi's new plant in the eastern central province of Henan. And, until that process is completed, McDonald's ... […]
    • China Tensions Choke Off Tourism to Vietnam - New York Times July 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Tensions Choke Off Tourism to VietnamNew York TimesDA NANG, Vietnam — The year began well for Mai Thanh Trung, newly employed at a travel company here that caters to Chinese tour groups. Mr. Trung said he regularly greeted charter flights from the Chinese mainland and pocketed an average monthly ...4 Reasons China Removed Oil Rig HYSY-981 […]