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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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    • Chinese New Year 2015: Why China's birthrate may drop during Year of the Sheep - Syracuse.com January 31, 2015
      Syracuse.comChinese New Year 2015: Why China's birthrate may drop during Year of the SheepSyracuse.comThe Chinese New Year on Feb. 19 is quickly approaching, and many are thinking of ways to celebrate the Year of the Sheep. For Chinese couples trying to conceive, however, they are dreading the 2015 holiday. According to The Washington Post, the ...and m
    • President of China Minsheng Bank Steps Down - New York Times January 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalPresident of China Minsheng Bank Steps DownNew York TimesHONG KONG — The China Minsheng Banking Corporation, one of China's biggest financial institutions, said on Saturday that its president, Mao Xiaofeng, had resigned for personal reasons unrelated to the bank's operation, after published reports that he ...China Minsheng Bank
    • Sushma Swaraj arrives in Beijing on four-day visit; China allays fears of ... - Times of India January 31, 2015
      Times of IndiaSushma Swaraj arrives in Beijing on four-day visit; China allays fears of ...Times of IndiaBEIJING: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here on Saturday on a four-day visit to China during which she would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and hold talks with her Chinese counterpart on wide-ranging bilateral and multilateral ...Kunmi
    • China's Self-Destructive Tech Crackdown - New York Times January 31, 2015
      New York TimesChina's Self-Destructive Tech CrackdownNew York TimesUnder the guise of improving security, the Chinese government is clamping down on technology companies and further limiting the access its citizens have to information that is not sanitized by the Communist Party. These moves will hurt the Chinese ...China's reform stalemateTimes of
    • 'Dragon' Dinosaur Fossil With Massive Neck Discovered in China - ABC News January 31, 2015
      ABC News'Dragon' Dinosaur Fossil With Massive Neck Discovered in ChinaABC NewsHere's a dinosaur that really knows how to stick its neck out above the rest. Called the "dragon of Qijiang," for the Chinese city in which the fossil was found, the newly-discovered dinosaur species has a lightweight neck that spans half the length of ...N
    • What Happens When A Chinese Tycoon Stands Up Against The Government? - Forbes January 31, 2015
      ForbesWhat Happens When A Chinese Tycoon Stands Up Against The Government?ForbesIn a country where political power easily makes or breaks a company, it is rare to see a private-sector business at loggerheads with a state-level government entity. That's why the latest brawl between Alibaba, which is China's biggest e-commerce ...Alibaba vows to figh
    • China and the world - The Economist January 31, 2015
      China and the worldThe EconomistTHE International Monetary Fund is meant to be the firefighter of the world economy. Recently, though, it is China that has responded to the ringing of alarms. First, it lent Argentina cash to replenish its dwindling foreign-exchange reserves. Next ...and more »
    • China's Great Firewall Gets Taller - Wall Street Journal January 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Great Firewall Gets TallerWall Street JournalChina's government has unveiled a smarter and stricter Internet filter, riling web users and widening the divide between China's Internet and the World Wide Web. A recent upgrade to China's web filters, commonly referred to as the Great Firewall, has ...China steps up
    • China says no room for 'western values' in university education - The Guardian January 30, 2015
      The GuardianChina says no room for 'western values' in university educationThe Guardian“Never let textbooks promoting western values appear in our classes,” minister Yuan Guiren said, according to a report late Thursday by China's official Xinhua news agency. “Remarks that slander the leadership of the Communist Party of China” and ...China un
    • The cost of doing business in China - CNNMoney January 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyThe cost of doing business in ChinaCNNMoneyThe letter, addressed to a Chinese government council on "cyberspace affairs," was signed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, Consumer Electronics Association and others. All have major roles in U.S.-China trade.Security Experts Wary of China's Cybersecurity