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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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    • Chinese New Year 2015: Why China's birthrate may drop during Year of the Sheep - Syracuse.com January 31, 2015
      Syracuse.comChinese New Year 2015: Why China's birthrate may drop during Year of the SheepSyracuse.comThe Chinese New Year on Feb. 19 is quickly approaching, and many are thinking of ways to celebrate the Year of the Sheep. For Chinese couples trying to conceive, however, they are dreading the 2015 holiday. According to The Washington Post, the ...and m
    • President of China Minsheng Bank Steps Down - New York Times January 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalPresident of China Minsheng Bank Steps DownNew York TimesHONG KONG — The China Minsheng Banking Corporation, one of China's biggest financial institutions, said on Saturday that its president, Mao Xiaofeng, had resigned for personal reasons unrelated to the bank's operation, after published reports that he ...China Minsheng Bank
    • Sushma Swaraj arrives in Beijing on four-day visit; China allays fears of ... - Times of India January 31, 2015
      Times of IndiaSushma Swaraj arrives in Beijing on four-day visit; China allays fears of ...Times of IndiaBEIJING: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here on Saturday on a four-day visit to China during which she would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and hold talks with her Chinese counterpart on wide-ranging bilateral and multilateral ...Kunmi
    • China's Self-Destructive Tech Crackdown - New York Times January 31, 2015
      New York TimesChina's Self-Destructive Tech CrackdownNew York TimesUnder the guise of improving security, the Chinese government is clamping down on technology companies and further limiting the access its citizens have to information that is not sanitized by the Communist Party. These moves will hurt the Chinese ...China's reform stalemateTimes of
    • 'Dragon' Dinosaur Fossil With Massive Neck Discovered in China - ABC News January 31, 2015
      ABC News'Dragon' Dinosaur Fossil With Massive Neck Discovered in ChinaABC NewsHere's a dinosaur that really knows how to stick its neck out above the rest. Called the "dragon of Qijiang," for the Chinese city in which the fossil was found, the newly-discovered dinosaur species has a lightweight neck that spans half the length of ...N
    • What Happens When A Chinese Tycoon Stands Up Against The Government? - Forbes January 31, 2015
      ForbesWhat Happens When A Chinese Tycoon Stands Up Against The Government?ForbesIn a country where political power easily makes or breaks a company, it is rare to see a private-sector business at loggerheads with a state-level government entity. That's why the latest brawl between Alibaba, which is China's biggest e-commerce ...Alibaba vows to figh
    • China and the world - The Economist January 31, 2015
      China and the worldThe EconomistTHE International Monetary Fund is meant to be the firefighter of the world economy. Recently, though, it is China that has responded to the ringing of alarms. First, it lent Argentina cash to replenish its dwindling foreign-exchange reserves. Next ...and more »
    • China's Great Firewall Gets Taller - Wall Street Journal January 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Great Firewall Gets TallerWall Street JournalChina's government has unveiled a smarter and stricter Internet filter, riling web users and widening the divide between China's Internet and the World Wide Web. A recent upgrade to China's web filters, commonly referred to as the Great Firewall, has ...China steps up
    • China says no room for 'western values' in university education - The Guardian January 30, 2015
      The GuardianChina says no room for 'western values' in university educationThe Guardian“Never let textbooks promoting western values appear in our classes,” minister Yuan Guiren said, according to a report late Thursday by China's official Xinhua news agency. “Remarks that slander the leadership of the Communist Party of China” and ...China un
    • The cost of doing business in China - CNNMoney January 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyThe cost of doing business in ChinaCNNMoneyThe letter, addressed to a Chinese government council on "cyberspace affairs," was signed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, Consumer Electronics Association and others. All have major roles in U.S.-China trade.Security Experts Wary of China's Cybersecurity