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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 […]

China Current Events: July 27

Gu Kailai poisoned Neil Heywood ‘after he threatened her son’ The wife of one of China’s most senior political leaders has been charged with murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood over his alleged threat to her son’s “personal security”, state media announced yesterday.  Read more China develops attack copter, denies piracy allegations China today confirmed […]

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 24

Beijing rains kill 37, raise debates As China’s flood-ravaged capital dealt with the aftermath of the heaviest rain in six decades Monday, including the deaths of 37 people, questions were being raised about whether the city’s push for modernization came at the expense of basic infrastructure such as drainage networks.  Read more CNOOC to buy […]

Current Events in China: July 20

China reprimands Russia for alleged attack on Chinese fishing boats Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping on Thursday expressed strong dissatisfaction with Russia over an alleged attack on a Chinese fishing vessel, which has left a fisherman missing.  Read more China pledges US$20 bil. credit to African nations Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday pledged […]

Current Events in China: July 4

China rushes surveillance ships to islands claimed by Vietnam Amid rising tensions between China and its neighbours over the disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing today sent four surveillance ships to the area also claimed by Vietnam after spotting a foreign fishing vessel there.  Read more China protest against alloy plant enters third […]

Current Events in China: July 3

Sichuan Protest Turns Violent Police in southwestern Sichuan province deployed tear gas against residents protesting a planned molybdenum copper plant in the latest case of environmental activism facing at times violent resistance from authorities.  Read more China confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Xinjiang China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has reported an outbreak of […]

Current Events in China: July 2

Hong Kong protests as Leung takes helm A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control.  Read more Manufacturing falls […]

Current Events in China: May 25

Chen Guangcheng’s brother flees guarded village The brother of the blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng has become the second member of the family to escape from their heavily guarded village in northern China.  Read more U.S. soldier, two Chinese charged with smuggling guns to China A member of the U.S. National Guard and two Chinese citizens […]

China Current Events: May 19

Home prices decrease in over half of large Chinese cities Prices for new homes in China fell in more than 60 percent of major cities in April from March, the government said Friday, as moves to curb the property market took effect.  Read more China’s most-wanted man jailed for life over £3 billion fraud China’s […]

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    • Commodities fall saves China's blushes on growth - Financial Times July 5, 2015
      Commodities fall saves China's blushes on growthFinancial TimesChina's economy would have expanded at less than 6 per cent in the first quarter if not for the collapse in global commodity prices, according to data reviewed by the Financial Times, raising concerns about the government's ability to hit its 7 per ...
    • China freezes share offers as market plunges in threatening blow to economy - ABC Online July 5, 2015
      ABC OnlineChina freezes share offers as market plunges in threatening blow to economyABC OnlineChina has frozen share offers and set up a market-stabilisation fund, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy, according to Wall Street Journal reports. Beijing's ...Ch
    • Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions - Yahoo News July 5, 2015
      Yahoo NewsJapan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensionsYahoo NewsSydney (AFP) - The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills.Japan joins US-Australia war games in NT and Queensland amid China
    • Hillary Clinton accuses China of 'stealing US secrets' - BBC News July 5, 2015
      BBC NewsHillary Clinton accuses China of 'stealing US secrets'BBC NewsUS Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and government information. She accused China of "trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America", and urged vigilance. US officials had ...Hillary Clin
    • China lobbies hard ahead of Manila's South China Sea arbitration case - Reuters July 4, 2015
      ReutersChina lobbies hard ahead of Manila's South China Sea arbitration caseReutersManila filed the case in 2013 to seek a ruling on its right to exploit the South China Sea waters in its 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as allowed under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). While legally binding, any ...The U.S. and China S
    • China wants mothers to breast-feed, but they keep choosing formula - Washington Post July 4, 2015
      China wants mothers to breast-feed, but they keep choosing formulaWashington PostHONG KONG — An overwhelming number of young women in China are reaching for formula over breast milk prematurely to feed their newborns, despite government-led campaigns to promote breast-feeding as the exclusive diet of infants until 6 months of ...
    • Turks protesting against China attack Koreans 'by mistake' - Yahoo News July 4, 2015
      Yahoo NewsTurks protesting against China attack Koreans 'by mistake'Yahoo NewsOver the last week hundreds of Turkish nationalists across the country have demonstrated to protest China's alleged Ramadan bans. A popular Chinese restaurant in Istanbul was attacked on Wednesday and had its windows smashed by a group protesters ...Hundreds march in
    • China factory collapse: Six dead and 49 rescued - BBC News July 4, 2015
      BBC NewsChina factory collapse: Six dead and 49 rescuedBBC NewsA shoe factory has collapsed in eastern China, killing six workers, according to Chinese state media. More than 50 people were working in the factory in the city of Wenling, in Zhejiang province, when it collapsed at around 16:00 local time (08:00 GMT ...Nine dead in China building collapse, doze
    • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade - USA TODAY July 4, 2015
      USA TODAYTaiwan stands up to China with World War II military paradeUSA TODAYTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial ...and more »
    • China's Boom Has World Bank Worried - Bloomberg View July 2, 2015
      Bloomberg ViewChina's Boom Has World Bank WorriedBloomberg ViewBy urging Beijing to clamp down on wasteful investment, unsustainable debt, and a shadow banking industry run amok, it was delivering a clear enough warning that President Xi should stop fanning China's giant asset bubble. The World Bank was also ...World Bank Deletes Critical Passage o