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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 says nets 180 graft suspects in overseas manhunt - Reuters October 31, 2014
      ReutersChina says nets 180 graft suspects in overseas manhuntReutersChina does not have extradition treaties with the United States, Canada and Australia - the three most popular destinations for suspected economic criminals. In mid-October, Australian media reported that Australian police have agreed to assist China ...China Snares 180 Fugitives Abroad in G
    • China has nipped Bitcoin in the bud - Business Spectator October 31, 2014
      China has nipped Bitcoin in the budBusiness SpectatorCrucially, the regulations were aimed at protecting the Chinese economy rather than at completely banning the currency. In other words, the regulations put bitcoin in China at a crossroads, but not at a dead-end. Kapron is careful not to prognosticate ...and more »
    • In Hong Kong Photographer, China Sees Image of Spy - New York Times October 30, 2014
      New York TimesIn Hong Kong Photographer, China Sees Image of SpyNew York Times“A plethora of evidence shows that the United States incited the students to boycott classes, in what was all too obviously a scheme to sow chaos in Hong Kong,” said a video commentary issued by Xinhua, China's main state news agency, which displayed ...UPDATE 2-China market r
    • Strategy fears sank China deal - The Australian October 30, 2014
      Strategy fears sank China dealThe AustralianWhile China is ready to make some concessions, the document is still far short of the concessions that Australia needs. The political sensitivities are intense. The Abbott government is hoping to finalise a free-trade agreement with China before the ...and more »
    • Tim Cook Coming Out Has Turned China Into a Nation of 5th-Graders - Foreign Policy October 30, 2014
      Foreign PolicyTim Cook Coming Out Has Turned China Into a Nation of 5th-GradersForeign PolicyWithin an hour of the article's publication, Cook's first public announcement of his sexual orientation made headlines across news sites in China, where Apple enjoys a loyal consumer base but also faces deepening suspicions amid Chinese government ...Tim Co
    • China Is Very, Very, Very, Very Big - Bloomberg View October 30, 2014
      Bloomberg ViewChina Is Very, Very, Very, Very BigBloomberg ViewLarry Summers and Lant Pritchett have written a paper predicting a Chinese growth slowdown. In 2013, Barry Eichengreen, Donghyun Park, and Kwanho Shin wrote a paper with much the same message, which accurately predicted the recent Chinese ...The Case for and Against ChinaBusinessweekChina's
    • Allegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South Korea - TIME October 30, 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 ...Cheating claims delay SA
    • China expresses concern about Indian plan to build border posts - Reuters October 30, 2014
      ReutersChina expresses concern about Indian plan to build border postsReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's defense ministry on Thursday expressed concern over reports that India plans to build 54 new border posts along their disputed border, long a source of tension between the two giant neighbors. China defeated India in a brief ...India Races to Bolster
    • China's obsession with vertical cities - The Guardian October 30, 2014
      China's obsession with vertical citiesThe GuardianIn late September, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non-profit organisation that keeps the world's largest database on skyscrapers, held its annual conference in Shanghai – two years after its last meeting there. “We've never done ...
    • United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan - Reuters October 30, 2014
      The DiplomatUnited States praises China's growing role in AfghanistanReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - The United States welcomed China's growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan's stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as ...Can China Save Afgh