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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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    • Trust-busting in China - The Economist August 23, 2014
      The EconomistTrust-busting in ChinaThe EconomistIN RECENT weeks, Chinese authorities appear to have been singling out foreigners in bars around Beijing, harassing them for allegedly breaking the country's narcotics laws, conducting spot inspections of their bodily fluids and reportedly busting them ...and more »
    • US accuses China fighter of reckless mid-air intercept - BBC News August 23, 2014
      BBC NewsUS accuses China fighter of reckless mid-air interceptBBC NewsA Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon has said. Spokesman John Kirby said that the US had protested to the Chinese military over the mid-air intercept ...Pentagon: China tried to bloc
    • US Furious After Chinese Fighter Jet Does Barrel Roll Over American Aircraft - TIME August 22, 2014
      TIMEUS Furious After Chinese Fighter Jet Does Barrel Roll Over American AircraftTIMEIn this Pentagon handout, a Chinese fighter jet is seen from a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft during an incident in which the Pentagon says the Chinese jet came dangerously close to the American aircraft. Department of Defense ...
    • Measuring China's Resilient Economy - Businessweek August 22, 2014
      BusinessweekMeasuring China's Resilient EconomyBusinessweekAre China's economic juices flowing like baijiu at a banquet or coagulating like the remnants of yesterday's hotpot? Official data are often distrusted. A growing database of alternative indicators—ranging from same-store sales at Kentucky Fried ...
    • iPhone 6 Apparently Confirmed By China Telecom - Forbes August 22, 2014
      Mac RumorsiPhone 6 Apparently Confirmed By China TelecomForbesIn the post, captured here by Sina News, the Chinese carrier said that the upcoming phone would be available unlocked and will support a variety of networks, including two kinds of LTE networks, WCDMA, CDMA2000, GSM, and CDMA1X. Selling unlocked ...China Telecom iPhone 6 Ad Suggests Simplified Mod
    • China Says Qualcomm Is Willing to Resolve Dispute - Wall Street Journal August 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Says Qualcomm Is Willing to Resolve DisputeWall Street JournalThe National Development and Reform Commission, China's economic planning body, said in a statement on its website that it met on Thursday with a delegation from the wireless-technology company, including President Derek Aberle. "Qualcomm ...China regulators says
    • China media: Mongolia ties - BBC News August 22, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Mongolia tiesBBC NewsMedia in China discuss China-Mongolia ties as President Xi Jinping visits the neighbouring country. Mr Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to visit the neighbouring country in more than a decade. He started his two-day visit on Thursday. Both ...China's Xi courts public opinion on Mongolia tripSalt Lake Tr
    • Natural Gas Production Falls Short in China - New York Times August 22, 2014
      New York TimesNatural Gas Production Falls Short in ChinaNew York TimesFaced with severe air pollution from coal and a rising dependence on energy imports, China has been eager to follow the United States by rapidly increasing natural gas output. Replacing coal with natural gas has also been central to Beijing's hopes to ...Coal gas boom in China holds
    • What China wants - The Economist August 21, 2014
      The EconomistWhat China wantsThe EconomistSome Western hawks see a China threat wherever they look: China's state-owned businesses stealing a march in Africa; its government covering for autocrats in UN votes; its insatiable appetite for resources plundering the environment. Fortunately, there ...and more »
    • China's Top Graft Buster, Wang Qishan, Probing Thousands - Wall Street Journal August 21, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Top Graft Buster, Wang Qishan, Probing ThousandsWall Street JournalNANCHANG, China—When Wang Qishan, China's top graft-buster, dispatched a dozen investigators to this south China river town last summer, his message was clear: The investigators should inspire "shock and awe" among local officials, according to a