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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 Economic Slump Complicates Beijing's Restructuring Plans - Wall Street Journal September 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Economic Slump Complicates Beijing's Restructuring PlansWall Street JournalIt also tests the Chinese leadership, which has tried to maneuver between long-term efforts to restructure the economy—a transition that means less lending and growth—and the near-term bid to prop up growth, generate jobs and raise living standards
    • China's 'creeping invasion' - Washington Post September 15, 2014
      China's 'creeping invasion'Washington PostTOKYO. A few months ago it looked like East Asia might be the place where the crumbling global order of the past quarter-century, centered on U.S. power and values, would face a decisive crisis. Chinese boats, planes and oil rigs were pressing into ...Can China, Japan & Korea Build a Level of Trust
    • US Treasury Warns China Over Antimonopoly Efforts - Wall Street Journal September 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Treasury Warns China Over Antimonopoly EffortsWall Street JournalThe letter, which Mr. Lew sent in recent days to Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, said that China's recent focus on foreign companies could devalue foreign intellectual property, the people said. It also made reference to a meeting in July attended by ...Treasury'
    • China Falls Off iPhones 6 Launch Map - Forbes September 15, 2014
      TIMEChina Falls Off iPhones 6 Launch MapForbesNow that Apple's unveiling of its new iPhone 6 is finally in the past, we can finally sit back and take a look at the specifics of the company's launch plan for China. The only problem is that there isn't any such plan yet, even though China is now one ...iPhone 6 Will Make or Break Apple in ChinaT
    • Worry and Mystification in China Over Scotland Independence Vote - Newsweek September 15, 2014
      NewsweekWorry and Mystification in China Over Scotland Independence VoteNewsweekAs Scotland heads to the polls this week to vote on whether to become independent, one country with restive regions of its own is watching the debate unfold with nervousness and some mystification - China. China has every reason to look askance at the ...Worry, mystification in C
    • Vietnam, India to Expand Oil Exploration in Contested South China Sea - Wall Street Journal September 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalVietnam, India to Expand Oil Exploration in Contested South China SeaWall Street JournalIn 2011, the Chinese government warned ONGC that its exploration activities off the Vietnam coast were illegal and violated China's sovereignty, but the company has continued its activities in Vietnam. China claims sovereignty over most of the Sout
    • Photos reveal China building on reefs in disputed waters - Sydney Morning Herald September 15, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldPhotos reveal China building on reefs in disputed watersSydney Morning HeraldSpy photographs obtained by Fairfax Media reveal that China is rapidly building artificial islands on reefs in fiercely disputed areas of the South China Sea. For centuries they were dots in turquoise waters, home only to sea birds. But the latest ...Philippine
    • Chinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone users - CNN September 15, 2014
      CNNChinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone usersCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes -- one for cellphone users and the other for those without. The ...Chinese city opens 'phone lane' for
    • In Southern China, Residents Wary of the Government Protest a Plan to Burn ... - New York Times September 14, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn Southern China, Residents Wary of the Government Protest a Plan to Burn ...New York TimesHONG KONG — Residents of a county in southern China thronged the streets in protest over the weekend to oppose a proposed garbage incineration plant, defying government warnings and police detentions. The protest was the latest of a succession of ..
    • The 13-Year Divide: India's Economy Looks Much Like China's in 2001 - Wall Street Journal September 14, 2014
      Wall Street JournalThe 13-Year Divide: India's Economy Looks Much Like China's in 2001Wall Street JournalNEW DELHI—India today doesn't look quite like the economic dynamo that, just a few years ago, some predicted would overtake China as emerging-markets champion. But the race looks a lot closer if you account for one key fact: China got a 13-