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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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    • People in China Actually Lined Up for the Xbox One - Kotaku September 30, 2014
      KotakuPeople in China Actually Lined Up for the Xbox OneKotakuOne of Microsoft's retail partners organised a midnight launch for eight of its retail outlets across China. Sure, it's not like a midnight release at a GameStop, but Sunning electronics had a store in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing ...Microsoft Launches Xbox One In Chin
    • China final September HSBC PMI steady on firmer global demand but risks remain - Reuters September 30, 2014
      ReutersChina final September HSBC PMI steady on firmer global demand but risks remainReutersMore worrisome, the survey showed further weakness in the job market, with the sub-index for manufacturing employment shrinking for the 11th consecutive month, which is bound to concern China's Communist leaders. The world's second-largest economy ...China
    • China OKs iPhone 6 sale after Apple addresses security concerns - Reuters September 30, 2014
      ReutersChina OKs iPhone 6 sale after Apple addresses security concernsReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from Oct 17, after rigorous regulator scrutiny led to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) reassuring the Chinese government that the smartphones did not have security "backdoors" through which U.S. agencies can ...China iPhone 6 Sales
    • Hong Kong's leader to protesters: China won't back down Hong Kong protesters ... - CNN September 30, 2014
      Hong Kong's leader to protesters: China won't back down Hong Kong protesters ...CNNDemonstrations began in response to China's decision to allow only Beijing-vetted candidates to stand in the city's 2017 election for the top civil position of chief executive. Protesters say Beijing has gone back on its pledge to allow universal ...
    • China Celebrates New Holiday of Martyr's Day - ABC News September 30, 2014
      New York TimesChina Celebrates New Holiday of Martyr's DayABC NewsThe other two holidays created this year, marking the Japanese surrender and the massacre of civilians by Japanese forces in Nanjing, refer specifically to China's fight against Japanese occupiers and were created during a Chinese government campaign ...In Creating 'Martyrs
    • China's Crackdown in Hong Kong - New York Times September 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Crackdown in Hong KongNew York TimesIf China had honored the political commitments it made before taking control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, it is likely there would be no protests in the city streets and no crackdown over the weekend by riot police using tear gas, pepper spray ...US Steps Up China Criticism Amid Hong K
    • British Drugmaker Caught in China Bribery Scheme - Voice of America September 29, 2014
      Voice of AmericaBritish Drugmaker Caught in China Bribery SchemeVoice of AmericaBritish pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been hit with the biggest fine ever imposed by the People's Republic of China for allegedly bribing doctors and others in China's medical system to use and prescribe the company's drugs. And, this came ...and more »
    • The hidden history of protest in China and Hong Kong - Vox September 29, 2014
      The hidden history of protest in China and Hong KongVoxThe protests in Hong Kong would seem to be, in many ways, about the city's special status: it is largely autonomous from the rest of China, has vastly greater freedom (including the freedom to protest), and even has a promise from Beijing to have free ...
    • China President Xi Jinping Faces Stark Choices Over Hong Kong Protests - Wall Street Journal September 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina President Xi Jinping Faces Stark Choices Over Hong Kong ProtestsWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—Massive democracy rallies in Hong Kong have offered Chinese President Xi Jinping stark choices between concession and crackdown, either of which pose problems for his government—and his own political standing. Throughout the weekend ...
    • China Rejects Foreign Support of Pro-Democracy Protesters - Wall Street Journal September 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Rejects Foreign Support of Pro-Democracy ProtestersWall Street JournalChina rejected any foreign support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators, saying the territory is part of Chinese territory and the matter is therefore a sovereign one. Hua Chunying, China's ministry of foreign affairs spokeswoman said that ...