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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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    • Human rights groups attack China draft security law - Financial Times May 24, 2015
      Financial TimesHuman rights groups attack China draft security lawFinancial TimesThe vaguely worded draft law “includes a broad and ill-defined definition of 'national security', and provisions that would allow prosecution of dissenting views, religious beliefs, information online, and challenges to China's 'cyber sovereignty ...
    • Apple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9 - Apple Insider May 24, 2015
      Apple InsiderApple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9Apple InsiderBizarrely enough, Apple's Maps in China are better than Apple Maps in Europe or the United States. Those improvements are likely to trickle back to the rest of us in enhancements due for iOS 9 and the next OS X (as well as in the navigation maps on
    • Sterile mosquitoes released in China to fight dengue fever - The Guardian May 24, 2015
      The GuardianSterile mosquitoes released in China to fight dengue feverThe GuardianThis spring, a team of scientists has been driving around a small island in Guangzhou, southern China, releasing more than half a million mosquitoes from plastic pots on board trucks. Rather than chasing the researchers away, families have welcomed ...
    • China, Taiwan meet to promote solid relations, economic gains - Los Angeles Times May 23, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesChina, Taiwan meet to promote solid relations, economic gainsLos Angeles TimesNegotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday in an effort to maintain momentum for better relations that have resulted in economic gains. The ministers, appearing keen to sustain seven years of closer ties, discussed privately topics such as tourism ...Protesters
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      VoxChina's CO2 emissions have been plummeting lately. What's going on?VoxArguably the most important climate story in the world right now is the question of what's happening in China. A recent analysis by Greenpeace International found that China's carbon dioxide emissions have plunged nearly 5 percent, year over year, in ...and more »
    • China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway - BBC News May 23, 2015
      BBC NewsChina, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railwayBBC NewsA Chinese scheme to build an east-west railway across South America, cutting across parts of the Amazon rain forest, has moved a step closer after Peru agreed to study the proposal. The scheme would link Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic shores.China and Peru agree to study transco
    • The scramble for the South China Sea - Aljazeera.com May 23, 2015
      Aljazeera.comThe scramble for the South China SeaAljazeera.comChina claims nearly all of the South China Sea, on the basis of lines on Chinese maps published in the 1940s and locking it into disputes with several Southeast Asian neighbours. On the face of it, it looks like China is trying to annex the area. It is ...US Flies Over a Chinese Project at Sea, an
    • China Floods Leave At Least 57 Dead, 13 Missing - Huffington Post May 23, 2015
      The GuardianChina Floods Leave At Least 57 Dead, 13 MissingHuffington PostBEIJING (AP) — The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday. At least ...Dozens dead in China floodi
    • China says US South China Sea actions 'irresponsible, dangerous' - Reuters May 22, 2015
      ReutersChina says US South China Sea actions 'irresponsible, dangerous'Reuters"China will continue to closely monitor the relevant area and take the necessary and appropriate measures to prevent harm to the safety of China's islands and reefs as well as any sea and air accidents." A Pentagon spokesman called the mission "routine
    • China cracks down on cleavage at cosplay convention - CNN May 22, 2015
      CNNChina cracks down on cleavage at cosplay conventionCNN(CNN) Organizers of Asia's largest digital entertainment expo -- where scantily clad models usually dress up as characters from comic books, movies and video games -- say they will levy a fine of $800 on women who reveal "more than two centimeters of ...and more »