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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 October factory growth unexpectedly hits five-month low: official PMI - Reuters November 1, 2014
      ReutersChina's October factory growth unexpectedly hits five-month low: official PMIReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity unexpectedly fell to a five-month low in October as firms fought slowing orders and rising costs in the cooling economy, reinforcing views that the country's growth outlook is hazy at best. The official ...Chi
    • New US General Seeks China Air Safety Dialogue - ABC News November 1, 2014
      USA NEWSNew US General Seeks China Air Safety DialogueABC NewsThe U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific said Saturday she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air that have added to regional tensions. Gen. Lori Robinson said she anticipates a speaking engagement at ...New US Pacific Air Force command
    • China's secret submarine caves extend Xi Jinping's naval reach - Sydney Morning Herald November 1, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina's secret submarine caves extend Xi Jinping's naval reachSydney Morning HeraldFrom this pen the subs can venture in and out of the contested South China Sea hidden from the prying eyes of reconnaissance planes deployed by the United States Navy, which for the past half century has enjoyed almost unfettered access to the wa
    • As China's real estate market cools, the nation's new property moguls look to ... - Sydney Morning Herald November 1, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldAs China's real estate market cools, the nation's new property moguls look to ...Sydney Morning HeraldIn exhibition halls in China's major capital cities, prospective buyers are just as likely to come across promoters for house and land packages in suburban Melbourne, or off-the-plan inner-city apartments in central Sydney
    • China Experimental Moon Orbiter Returns - ABC News November 1, 2014
      RapplerChina Experimental Moon Orbiter ReturnsABC NewsChina on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day trip marked the first time in almost four decades that ...China recovers experimental lunar orbiter, mo
    • Falling Chinese Bank Deposits Add to Warning Signs on Economy - Bloomberg October 31, 2014
      BloombergFalling Chinese Bank Deposits Add to Warning Signs on EconomyBloombergFour of the five biggest banks, led by Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (601398), posted a drop in deposits as they reported third-quarter earnings this week. Central bank data showed it was the first quarterly decline for the nation's ...UPDATE 3-China banks
    • Allegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South Korea - TIME October 31, 2014
      TIMEAllegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South KoreaTIMEAll students living in China and South Korea who took the SAT on Oct. 11 will have their test scores delayed and reviewed because of allegations of widespread cheating, officials from the College Board and its global test administration and security ...Chinese and South Korean
    • China corruption: Record cash find in official's home - BBC News October 31, 2014
      BBC NewsChina corruption: Record cash find in official's homeBBC NewsAnti-corruption investigators in China have confirmed the reported seizure of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home in May - the biggest such haul to date. More than 200m yuan (£20m) were found and four out of 16 counting machines broke ...China: Millions in Cash Fo
    • China and Russia Said to Block Creation of Antarctic Marine Reserves - New York Times October 31, 2014
      China and Russia Said to Block Creation of Antarctic Marine ReservesNew York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — International talks in Australia on establishing two marine reserve areas, each larger than Texas, in the waters around Antarctica ended in failure on Friday, with some delegates to the negotiations saying that China and Russia had ...China And Russia Block
    • China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia - Reuters October 31, 2014
      ReutersChina to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in LiberiaReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China will dispatch an elite unit of the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa ...China To Send Elite Army Unit To E