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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 Said to Deploy Drones After Unrest in Xinjiang - New York Times (blog) August 20, 2014
      New York Times (blog)China Said to Deploy Drones After Unrest in XinjiangNew York Times (blog)Three days after an eruption of violence in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang this summer left nearly 100 people dead, the region's “antiterrorist command” asked the country's biggest space and defense contractor for help. It wanted technical ...China
    • China pulls plug on genetically modified rice and corn - Science AAAS August 20, 2014
      Science AAASChina pulls plug on genetically modified rice and cornScience AAASChina's Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to renew biosafety certificates that allowed research groups to grow genetically modified (GM) rice and corn. The permits, to grow 2 varieties of GM rice and one transgenic corn strain, expired on 17 August.
    • Pope Francis hints at US trip, says he would go to China 'tomorrow' if invited - The Guardian August 20, 2014
      The GuardianPope Francis hints at US trip, says he would go to China 'tomorrow' if invitedThe GuardianDuring the encounter that has become a tradition at the end of his foreign journeys, Francis, 77, also said he planned to visit the United States next year and that he was ready to go to China "tomorrow" if the communist government allowe
    • World Cup Hopes And History In China - Forbes August 20, 2014
      ForbesWorld Cup Hopes And History In ChinaForbesOne month after the Germanic victory at the 2014 World Cup, the topic of soccer has mostly fallen off the headlines in America (with the exception of Qatar's 2022 slave-labor scandal), and yet in China the football phenomenon is still being hotly ...
    • China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Firms for Price Rigging - New York Times August 20, 2014
      ReutersChina Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Firms for Price RiggingNew York TimesThe fines, a record for China, are also notable for being levied exclusively against Japanese companies. They coincide with deteriorating diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Beijing over territorial disputes and how events in World War II are ...China fines Japanese a
    • China arrests 1000 members of banned religious cult 'Eastern Lightning' - CNN August 20, 2014
      Q13 FOXChina arrests 1000 members of banned religious cult 'Eastern Lightning'CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a banned religious group, state media reported. The arrests come months after five members of the group, known as the Church of Almighty God or "Quannengshen", were ...China arr
    • Mongolia Seeks Economic Lifeline With Pivot to China, Russia - Bloomberg August 20, 2014
      Reuters UKMongolia Seeks Economic Lifeline With Pivot to China, RussiaBloombergAfter two decades courting Western investors and political allies, Mongolia is refocusing on foreign ties closer to home seeking to revive its economy. China's President Xi Jinping is scheduled to arrive tomorrow in the country landlocked between his ...China's Xi Jinpin
    • Clive Palmer 'mongrel' comments irresponsible, says Chinese embassy - The Guardian August 19, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldClive Palmer 'mongrel' comments irresponsible, says Chinese embassyThe GuardianThe Chinese embassy in Australia has attacked as “absurd and irresponsible” comments by Clive Palmer in a tirade on live television in which he referred to Chinese “mongrels” who shoot their own people. Palmer sought to clarify his statements on ...P
    • China Secretly Conducts Second Flight Test Of New Ultra High-Speed Missile - Washington Free Beacon August 19, 2014
      China Secretly Conducts Second Flight Test Of New Ultra High-Speed MissileWashington Free BeaconChina recently conducted the second flight test of a new, ultra-high-speed missile that is part of what analysts say is Beijing's global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads. The latest test of the new ...
    • Profit Rises at Bank of China, but So Do Bad Loans - Wall Street Journal August 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalProfit Rises at Bank of China, but So Do Bad LoansWall Street JournalBank of China, the country's fourth-largest lender by assets, is the first of China's big state-controlled banks to post first-half results. Beijing uses the lenders as conduits to pump money into many sectors of the economy to spur growth. Their ...Bank of Chin