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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 and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian Gulf - New York Times September 21, 2014
      The Times of IsraelChina and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian GulfNew York TimesTEHRAN — Two Chinese warships have docked at Iran's principal naval port for the first time in history, Iranian admirals told state television on Sunday, adding that both countries would conduct four days of joint naval exercises. On Sunday, Xinhua ...Ira
    • Importing air pollution from China - CBC.ca September 21, 2014
      Importing air pollution from ChinaCBC.caPerhaps the best explanation I have heard about China's air problem is from Karl Pilkington, famous as the blunt-talking star of the Sky Television series Idiot Abroad. Pilkington had just landed — and looking outside, asks the camera operator ...and more »
    • Microsoft Delays Xbox One's Launch In China - Forbes September 21, 2014
      ForbesMicrosoft Delays Xbox One's Launch In ChinaForbesMicrosoft Microsoft has waited until practically the last possible minute to delay the launch of the Xbox One in China, originally slated to be released this Tuesday, September 23rd. Now they're saying it will be out in the country before the end of ...Microsoft delays Xbox One's China lau
    • GlaxoSmithKline ex-boss to be deported back to UK from China - The Guardian September 21, 2014
      New York TimesGlaxoSmithKline ex-boss to be deported back to UK from ChinaThe GuardianThe British former boss of GlaxoSmithKline in China will be deported back to the UK after pleading guilty to bribery-related charges and being handed a three-year suspended prison sentence. Mark Reilly had been barred from leaving China for the past ...China Fines GlaxoSmit
    • Andray Blatche signs contract to play in China - CBSSports.com September 21, 2014
      CBSSports.comAndray Blatche signs contract to play in ChinaCBSSports.comThe Xinjiang Flying Tigers are your new favorite Chinese Basketball Association team. They've signed free agent big man Andray Blatche, his agency announced on Saturday. This is the same team that signed shooting guard Jordan Crawford. Just think of ...Andray Blatche to China: Lates
    • Chinese Tourists Find a Movable Feast Best Left Behind - New York Times September 21, 2014
      New York TimesChinese Tourists Find a Movable Feast Best Left BehindNew York TimesInstead, Ms. Wu from Kunming in southwest China, said she was shocked by the cigarette butts and dog manure, the rude insouciance of the locals and the gratuitous public displays of affection. Though friends had warned her about thieves targeting ...
    • The Great Walmart of China - The New Yorker September 21, 2014
      The New YorkerThe Great Walmart of ChinaThe New YorkerOn Friday morning, Jack Ma, the main founder of the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, applauded with almost childlike pleasure as a group of his customers rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Alibaba was going public in the ...Alibaba's Success Is Another Wake-Up Call From China To
    • China plans world's largest supercollider - Aljazeera.com September 20, 2014
      Aljazeera.comChina plans world's largest supercolliderAljazeera.comBeijing, China - Chinese scientists are racing to complete plans for a supergiant particle collider that, when built, will dwarf every other accelerator on the planet. The underground particle-smashing ring aims to be at least twice the size of the ...and more »
    • In Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China's Rich - New York Times September 20, 2014
      New York TimesIn Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China's RichNew York TimesAnd, increasingly, China's rich are also offshoring their families along with their cash. That's created a real estate boom in an unlikely corner of the United States: suburban Seattle. Wealthy Chinese have become far and away the biggest foreign ...The China syndrome:
    • India and China Cement Trade Deal as Troops Face Off Across the Border - Newsweek September 20, 2014
      NewsweekIndia and China Cement Trade Deal as Troops Face Off Across the BorderNewsweekChina is to invest $20bn in Indian infrastructure projects over five years, and eight agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed on subjects ranging from China modernizing Indian railways and building industrial parks to twinning the ...Is aggression a China pl