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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's Navy Offers Massages in Soft-Power Display in Hawaii - Bloomberg July 28, 2014
      Bangkok PostChina's Navy Offers Massages in Soft-Power Display in HawaiiBloombergOn a Chinese hospital ship off Hawaii, crew members demonstrate traditional massage techniques to U.S. sailors. The mood is one of collegiality, even after China opted out of Japan-led humanitarian drills at the world's largest international naval ...China navy massage […]
    • JD.com, Tencent Offer Early Preorders of Microsoft's Xbox in China - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalJD.com, Tencent Offer Early Preorders of Microsoft's Xbox in ChinaWall Street Journal"Launching Xbox One sales in China through JD.com's Weixin and Mobile QQ entry points underscores the strength of these platforms with young and sophisticated Chinese consumers," said Shuang Du, a JD.com vice president. Weixin is the Ch […]
    • Horrifying 'River Of Blood' Appears in China - Mashable July 28, 2014
      RT (blog)Horrifying 'River Of Blood' Appears in ChinaMashableLocals in the Chinese city of Wenzhou woke up to a mysteriously blood-red river Thursday morning. According to China Radio International, the river began to redden at 6 a.m. local time, baffling residents who have spent their entire lives in the town ...River in China mysteriously turns r […]
    • Qualcomm's Problems Just Got Worse As China Builds Chip Giant - Forbes July 28, 2014
      ForbesQualcomm's Problems Just Got Worse As China Builds Chip GiantForbesEver since Edward Snowden became a household name, China has been taking a new approach to developing domestic technology. Any doubt about this was squashed last week when the merger of two large Chinese semiconductor companies was ...and more »
    • China food firm withdrawing all products, Illinois parent company says - Chicago Tribune July 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina food firm withdrawing all products, Illinois parent company saysChicago TribuneBEIJING—. Aurora-based OSI Group, the parent company of a scandal-hit Chinese food supplier, said it is withdrawing all products made by its subsidiary Shanghai Husi Food Co. Shanghai Husi is at the center of a major food safety scandal, which has ...McDon […]
    • In China, Warnings Flash Despite Better Data - Wall Street Journal July 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn China, Warnings Flash Despite Better DataWall Street Journalbased Foundry Manufacturing Solutions, recently visited Tianjin, China, he was pleasantly surprised to find its air more breathable than during his previous stay. "Then I realized, the smelters weren't running," recalled Mr. Burnham, referring to the ...and more  […]
    • Battered and broke, Vietnam fishermen bear brunt of China row - Reuters July 27, 2014
      ReutersBattered and broke, Vietnam fishermen bear brunt of China rowReutersChina moved the rig back toward its coast in mid-July, but for 10 weeks scores of coastguard and fishing vessels from both sides squared off around the platform in a daily routine in which the Vietnamese boats appeared to be no match for the larger ...Satellites and seafood: China kee […]
    • News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption Campaign - NPR (blog) July 27, 2014
      NPR (blog)News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption CampaignNPR (blog)Chinese often complain that corruption is endemic in every sector of their society. So it may come as no surprise that a government anti-corruption drive has swept up 25,000 officials in the first half of this year. The drive's victims include everyone ...and more »
    • China Adds East China Sea Drills to Spate of Military Exercises - Bloomberg July 27, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina Adds East China Sea Drills to Spate of Military ExercisesBloombergChina begins five days of drills in the East China Sea tomorrow, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on its website yesterday. Those exercises, which the ministry called routine, come while China is holding live-fire drills off Beibu Bay, or ...China's m […]
    • China's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for Years - New York Times July 26, 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 […]