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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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      New York TimesChen Ziming, Dissident in China, Is Dead at 62New York TimesChen Ziming, a Chinese dissident and democracy advocate who was accused by the government of fomenting the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and spent more than a decade in prison and under house arrest, died on Tuesday in Beijing. He was 62.and more »
    • Make in India vs. Make in China - The Hindu October 25, 2014
      The HinduMake in India vs. Make in ChinaThe HinduLast Tuesday, Tata Motor's Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) opened its first plant in Changshu, China. The luxury car-maker's $1.78-billion Make-in-China push has come a little over a month after Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry confessed to be greatly ...Saving India from the 'Made in China' onslau
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      The AtlanticKenny G Explains His Run-In With China's Communist PartyThe AtlanticThe Chinese government was not amused. Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the country's foreign ministry, issued a statement that said: “Kenny G's musical works are widely popular in China, but China's position on the illegal Occupy Central activities is ...Asia Pa
    • Alibaba could give Hollywood studios new pipeline into China - Los Angeles Times October 25, 2014
      Alibaba could give Hollywood studios new pipeline into ChinaLos Angeles TimesHe's the richest man in China, and he's coming to Hollywood. Jack Ma, who founded Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba Group, will be in town next week to visit the lots of major studios, including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment and ...and more »
    • Weak Yen Pressures Japanese Firms Operating in China - Wall Street Journal October 25, 2014
      Weak Yen Pressures Japanese Firms Operating in ChinaWall Street JournalTOKYO—The yen's sharp decline against the yuan is clobbering some Japanese companies operating in China, forcing them to rethink their businesses there. The companies affected are those that pay wages and operating costs in yuan but earn revenue in ...and more »
    • 16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine Collapse - ABC News October 25, 2014
      ABC News16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine CollapseABC NewsA coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand. Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster, which ...16 dead in China coal mine collapseIrish Inde
    • Deal Set on China-Led Infrastructure Bank - New York Times October 24, 2014
      ABC NewsDeal Set on China-Led Infrastructure BankNew York TimesThe bank, proposed a year ago by President Xi Jinping of China, is to offer financing for infrastructure projects in underdeveloped countries across Asia. China, which has promised to contribute much of the initial $50 billion in capital, sees it as a ...China, 20 Other Countries Initiate New Asi
    • China Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets. - New York Times October 24, 2014
      Telegraph.co.ukChina Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets.New York TimesThere has been plenty of discussion lately about signs that China's economy is slowing down, focused on details of a possible housing bubble and vast sums of bad loans that the country will have to reckon with. But put aside the challenges China faces ...China's future growt
    • China's Submarines Add Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic Balance - Wall Street Journal October 24, 2014
      International Business TimesChina's Submarines Add Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic BalanceWall Street JournalChina's raise is inevitable and how we are going to deal with it is a new frontier for America whether there will be a democrat or republican administration in 2017. We used to be a capitalist-driven industrialization nation an
    • To the moon and back: Lunar mission tests China's space program - CNN October 24, 2014
      CNNTo the moon and back: Lunar mission tests China's space programCNNThe unmanned spacecraft was launched by a Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan, western China, state media said. It is China's first lunar module capable of returning to Earth and the mission's main technical ...China Launches Experimental