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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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      The DiplomatVietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China SeaThe DiplomatBetween May and July 2014, China unilaterally deployed a giant drilling rig in waters claimed by Vietnam as its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The move led to a fierce confrontation between Chinese and Vietnamese government vessels and saw relations ...China strengthening claim to South
    • Rémy Cointreau Takes a Bet on China - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalRémy Cointreau Takes a Bet on ChinaWall Street JournalPARIS— Rémy Cointreau SA is making a millionaire's bet. The French drinks maker is convinced that ultra-rich Chinese will again sip from the world's most expensive bottles of cognac following a slump in demand that stems from an anticorruption ...* China weighs on first half g
    • Prince William to visit Japan and China, as Kate stays at home - Telegraph.co.uk November 27, 2014
      Telegraph.co.ukPrince William to visit Japan and China, as Kate stays at homeTelegraph.co.ukFor the Duke, the visit to China will be a valuable chance to promote his favourite cause - a crackdown on the illegal trade in wildlife parts - in the country that is the biggest market for many products made from poached ivory, rhino horn and other ...Prince William
    • Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan - Reuters November 27, 2014
      ReutersSpecial Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb TaiwanReutersThe United Front's 2013 annual work report for the Chinese province of Zhejiang, for instance, includes the number of Taiwanese living in the province, the number of businesses they run as well as an entry on background checks that have been conducted ...Why, Like C
    • Chinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption Efforts - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption EffortsWall Street JournalBEIJING—A Chinese diplomat said the lack of an extradition treaty with the U.S. and the prejudices of some Western officials are hampering China's efforts to retrieve fugitives involved in corruption cases and their assets. Xu Hong, head of the ...China A
    • Why Boston's $29 billion man avoids China - Sydney Morning Herald November 27, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldWhy Boston's $29 billion man avoids ChinaSydney Morning HeraldDan Fuss, 81, has made a career profiting off debt crises. In the 1980s, he loaded up on distressed Latin American assets others wouldn't touch. A decade later, to the consternation of peers, he bet on Malaysian and South Korean bonds. As Lehman ...and more »
    • China: Beijing store 'bans Chinese customers' - BBC News November 27, 2014
      BBC NewsChina: Beijing store 'bans Chinese customers'BBC NewsA clothes shop in Beijing has caused an outcry after putting up a sign banning Chinese customers, it's been reported. The store is embroiled in a racism row after posting a sign which reads: "Chinese not admitted, except for staff", the official ...and more »
    • Another Feline Incursion From Russia Into China - New York Times November 27, 2014
      New York TimesAnother Feline Incursion From Russia Into ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — The two dead goats in a farm building in northeast China each had a hole in its head the size of a human finger. Their skulls had been crushed. Three other goats were missing. There was only one animal in the vicinity known to possess such ...Vladimir Putin's Tiger Caus
    • Is This the End of China's Economic Miracle? - Newsweek November 26, 2014
      NewsweekIs This the End of China's Economic Miracle?NewsweekMa Jijiang and his once poor family are the flesh and blood of China's modern economic miracle, living proof of how radically the country has been reshaped since the late Deng Xiaoping changed the world in 1978 by proclaiming that to get rich is ...and more »
    • Being gay in China: Does the rainbow flag fly free? Are there gay rights in China? - CNN November 26, 2014
      CNNBeing gay in China: Does the rainbow flag fly free? Are there gay rights in China?CNNHere, I meet with some of the country's leading LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocates to learn about gay identity in China. In the last two decades, China's LGBT community has made huge gains in social acceptance. Homosexuality was ...and more