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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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    • China issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protests - BBC News October 1, 2014
      BBC NewsChina issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protestsBBC NewsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has issued a stern warning against any "illegal" protests in Hong Kong. Visiting Washington, Mr Wang also warned that the matter was an "internal affair" for China. His US counterpart, John Kerry, urged Hong Kong to ...Chi
    • Xi Jinping Could Be China's Last Communist Ruler - TIME October 1, 2014
      TIMEXi Jinping Could Be China's Last Communist RulerTIMEChina's Communist rulers have only themselves to blame for the political crisis in Hong Kong. Since it reverted from British colonial rule to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, Hong Kong has enjoyed significant autonomy and civil freedom under the principle ...China's coming of age in Hong Kong
    • How will China respond to the Hong Kong protests? - CNN October 1, 2014
      CNNHow will China respond to the Hong Kong protests?CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- The massive street rallies that have swept Hong Kong since the weekend present a major dilemma for China's leadership. China has called the protests "illegal" and Hong Kong's leader C.Y. Leung has said repeatedly that China's ...
    • Free as a bird? Not in China, where pigeons get 'anal security checks' - The Guardian October 1, 2014
      The GuardianFree as a bird? Not in China, where pigeons get 'anal security checks'The GuardianWith pro-democracy protests raging in Hong Kong, terrorist attacks on the rise in Xinjiang, and crackdowns underway across the country, China's leadership may be feeling a bit on edge. So as the ruling Communist party celebrates its National Day ...Ch
    • China media: Hong Kong's 'social order' - BBC News October 1, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Hong Kong's 'social order'BBC NewsIn the past three days most Chinese-language mainland papers have offered little or no coverage of the protests, but that appears to have changed. Several papers, including the Beijing Times, the Southern Metropolis and the overseas edition of the ...
    • Standoff in Hong Kong on China's National Day - USA TODAY October 1, 2014
      USA TODAYStandoff in Hong Kong on China's National DayUSA TODAYHONG KONG — Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents marked China's National Day holiday on Wednesday with another show of defiance toward the city's pro-Beijing government, but there were no immediate signs authorities would try to disperse the ...
    • Hong Kong erupts even as China tightens screws on civil society - Washington Post October 1, 2014
      Hong Kong erupts even as China tightens screws on civil societyWashington PostBEIJING — Chinese leaders unnerved by protests elsewhere this year have been steadily tightening controls over civic organizations on the mainland suspected of carrying out the work of foreign powers. The campaign aims to insulate China from ...
    • China September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weak - Reuters October 1, 2014
      ReutersChina September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weakReutersThe data came a day after China cut mortgage rates for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis to boost its flagging economy, and reinforced a view among some analysts that sluggish domestic demand and a cooling property market were ...China manufacturing gro
    • Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest - New York Times October 1, 2014
      Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong ProtestNew York TimesAs protesters in Hong Kong continue to defy the authorities with their demands for greater democracy, mainland China's politically minded web users have been trying to outmaneuver the invisible army of Internet guardians working to scour social media ...
    • Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff on China's National Day Hong ... - CNN October 1, 2014
      Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff on China's National Day Hong ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Wednesday is National Day, a day for all Chinese to celebrate the People's Republic of China. Yes, dignitaries gathered and ceremonies took place to mark the holiday in Hong Kong. But the national pride mixed with profound dissent as ...