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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 Criticizes US Move on Solar-Equipment Imports - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      China Criticizes US Move on Solar-Equipment ImportsWall Street JournalLast week, the U.S. Commerce Department said Yingli Green and other companies shipped billions of dollars of solar equipment to the U.S. at unfairly low prices last year, and the department in turn levied provisional tariffs on those firms. China's ...and more »
    • Chinese Officials Descend on Microsoft Offices - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Officials Descend on Microsoft OfficesWall Street JournalTwo people familiar with the inquiry said Chinese corporate regulatory officials made surprise visits to Microsoft's offices in four Chinese cities. It wasn't clear what the probe was focused on. The company hasn't been accused of wrongdoing. China's ...Mi […]
    • China Moves Against 2 Churches in Campaign Against Christianity - New York Times July 28, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves Against 2 Churches in Campaign Against ChristianityNew York TimesBEIJING — In another sign of the authorities' efforts to contain one of China's fastest-growing religions, a government demolition campaign against public symbols of the Christian faith has toppled crosses at two more churches in the coastal province ...Chine […]
    • China Criticizes New US Tariffs on Solar Products - New York Times July 28, 2014
      ReutersChina Criticizes New US Tariffs on Solar ProductsNew York TimesBEIJING — China's Commerce Ministry castigated the United States on Monday for setting new import duties on Chinese solar products, saying Washington's actions risked damaging the industry in both countries. On Friday, the United States Commerce ...China condemns US anti-dumping […]
    • Meat Supplier to Beef Up China Management - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMeat Supplier to Beef Up China ManagementWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—The U.S. owner of an embattled Shanghai meat supplier on Monday said it is assigning new managers to its China business following allegations it sold expired meat to fast-food chains such as McDonald's Corp. MCD +0.39% McDonald's Corp.Fast-Food Supplier Suspends […]
    • Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not Fixable - Forbes July 28, 2014
      Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not FixableForbesDespite record Q3 results announced last week, investors fled Qualcomm Incorporated stock. The company, while reporting earnings, disclosed serious problems with licensees and others in China. The San Diego-based firm should be able to negotiate its ...and more »
    • 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
      Voice of AmericaHorrifying '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 ...China's Wenzhou River T […]
    • 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
      China 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 ...