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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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    • McDonald's Japan Calls Foul on Chinese Chicken - Wall Street Journal July 26, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMcDonald's Japan Calls Foul on Chinese ChickenWall Street Journal(Japan) Ltd. said Friday it has decided to stop selling all chicken products produced in China after reports earlier this week that a Chinese food supplier may have shipped expired meat. "We made this decision as worries are growing over McDonald's ...McDonald […]
    • China denounces British parliament's inquiry into Hong Kong affairs - Reuters Africa July 26, 2014
      QuartzChina denounces British parliament's inquiry into Hong Kong affairsReuters AfricaSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China denounced the launch of a British parliamentary inquiry into the affairs of Hong Kong that has begun 30 years after the two countries agreed on the return of the financial hub to Beijing. Earlier this week, British parliament ...This week th […]
    • Solar Industry Is Rebalanced by US Pressure on China - New York Times July 26, 2014
      New York TimesSolar Industry Is Rebalanced by US Pressure on ChinaNew York TimesEven as regulators continue to wrestle with the protracted trade conflict with China over solar panels, the case has already started to reshape the industry, lifting manufacturers based outside China while also raising prices of panels for developers ...UPDATE 2-US sets anti-dump […]
    • Russia finds friend in China as world focuses on blame for Ukraine crash - MiamiHerald.com July 25, 2014
      MiamiHerald.comRussia finds friend in China as world focuses on blame for Ukraine crashMiamiHerald.comBEIJING -- Russian President Vladimir Putin may feel increasingly isolated after the downing last week of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, but on the world stage he knows he has at least one reliable friend: China's leader, Xi Jinping. Putin and Xi have .. […]
    • River Mysteriously Turns Red - ABC News July 25, 2014
      Slate Magazine (blog)River Mysteriously Turns RedABC NewsA waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color. Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson. Residents also said a ...A Chinese River Just Turned 'As Crimson As Blood […]
    • Chinese Christians fight back as government tears down crosses - Fox News July 25, 2014
      Fox NewsChinese Christians fight back as government tears down crossesFox NewsIn this photo taken July 15, 2014, Pastor Tao Chongyin, left, speaks with church member Fan Liang'an in front of the Wuxi Christian Church with the words "Church of Jesus" in red, in Longwan, Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Across ... […]
    • Inflatable Giant Golden Toad Sparks Internet Crackdown in China - NBCNews.com July 25, 2014
      NBCNews.comInflatable Giant Golden Toad Sparks Internet Crackdown in ChinaNBCNews.comBEIJING - The 77-foot-tall golden inflatable toad was supposed to inspire enthusiasm for traditional Chinese art. But no sooner had the replica amphibian been seen floating on a lake in a Beijing park than it prompted a wave of subversive humor online.China: Bans inflatable […]
    • Turning Ethiopia Into China's China - Businessweek July 25, 2014
      BusinessweekTurning Ethiopia Into China's ChinaBusinessweekEthiopian workers walking through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa in June chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. The company's president, just arrived from China, spotted them through the window, sprang up ...and more » […]
    • Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly - USA TODAY July 25, 2014
      USA TODAYReport: China to declare Qualcomm a monopolyUSA TODAYBEIJING — Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday. Regulators have completed an investigation of Qualcomm, the China Daily ...Qualcomm Profit Rises; Company Notes 'Challe […]
    • China's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for Years - New York Times July 25, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for YearsNew York TimesHONG KONG — Under pressure to reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions, the Chinese government is considering a mandatory cap on coal use, the main source of carbon pollution from fossil fuels. But it would be an adjustable ceiling that would allow ...China and As […]