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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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    • Obama says US will defend Japan in island dispute with China - The Guardian April 24, 2014
      The GuardianObama says US will defend Japan in island dispute with ChinaThe GuardianThe US is duty-bound to come to Japan's aid in the event of a conflict with China over a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea, Barack Obama declared at the start of a tour of Asia aimed at reassuring Washington's allies in the face of ...Obama calls for p […]
    • Degrees of Influence Peddling in China and US - New York Times April 24, 2014
      Degrees of Influence Peddling in China and USNew York TimesTo understand how money and politics intertwine in the world's two largest economies, look no further than two important articles in The Times in the last few days. First, Michael Forsythe, Chris Buckley and Jonathan Ansfield reported on a Chinese ...and more » […]
    • Japan's Mitsui pays China to release seized ship-court - Reuters April 24, 2014
      BBC NewsJapan's Mitsui pays China to release seized ship-courtReutersThe Chinese government has described the case as a simple business dispute unrelated to wartime compensation claims, but it has become a cause célèbre for activists in China seeking redress from Japan. Mitsui paid about 2.92 billion yen ($28.5 million ...China Court Frees Japanese Ship […]
    • Why Japan's economy is in better shape than China's - CNBC.com April 24, 2014
      CNBC.comWhy Japan's economy is in better shape than China'sCNBC.comThe Japanese economy expanded 0.7 percent on year in the final quarter of 2013, substantially slower than China's 7.7 percent expansion. While growth in the mainland economy has slowed from double-digit levels in recent years it remains on course to ...and more » […]
    • Don't Be a Menace to South (China Sea) - Foreign Policy (blog) April 23, 2014
      Foreign Policy (blog)Don't Be a Menace to South (China Sea)Foreign Policy (blog)As President Barack Obama prepares for his trip to Asia this week, he will face questions not just about the administration's signature rebalance, or "pivot" toward that region, but also about the crisis in Ukraine. The leaders Obama will meet in South ...Chin […]
    • Would China fight for disputed islands? - BBC News April 23, 2014
      BBC NewsWould China fight for disputed islands?BBC NewsUS President Barack Obama touched down in Japan on Wednesday to hold talks with America's key Asian ally. China's leaders will be watching the visit from afar. Ahead of his arrival, Mr Obama told a Japanese newspaper that a cluster of islands in the ...China says it will maintain patrols near J […]
    • Obama arrives in Japan, backs its island dispute - USA TODAY April 23, 2014
      Obama arrives in Japan, backs its island disputeUSA TODAYJapan is Obama's first stop in a four-nation tour in which he hopes to convince Asian allies and adversaries that the U.S. "pivot" to Asia is more than just rhetoric. He'll also visit South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia, but not China, the ... […]
    • China factory activity shrinks for fourth month - Reuters April 23, 2014
      China factory activity shrinks for fourth monthReutersChina's central bank will cut the amount of deposits rural banks must hold as reserves by between 0.5 and 2 percentage points, it said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of measures to help combat the slowing economy. CICC estimated that the reserve ...China factory activity shrinks for fourth month […]
    • Will China drop gold next? - MarketWatch April 23, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Will China drop gold next?MarketWatchHONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Investors have done well in the past with a simple strategy of buying what China was buying. So earlier this year, things were looking up for gold when it was revealed that China had swept past India to become the world's ...China shares mixed on free trade zone pla […]
    • Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China - Reuters April 22, 2014
      BloombergSearch for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for ChinaReutersChina's deployment for the search - 18 warships, smaller coastguard vessels, a civilian cargo ship and an Antarctic icebreaker - has stretched the supply lines and logistics of its rapidly expanding navy, Chinese analysts and regional military attaches ...China Challenges Obama […]