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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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    • Aging China is becoming a swindler's paradise - Quartz April 22, 2014
      Aging China is becoming a swindler's paradiseQuartzThis week, Chinese officials released a list of the six most common illegal fundraising scams—a form of informal lending that China has recently been cracking down on—providing a snapshot of the some of the biggest worries and vulnerabilities of ... […]
    • China is a driver, not a drag, for US earnings in first quarter - Reuters April 22, 2014
      China is a driver, not a drag, for US earnings in first quarterReutersN), the fast food chain operator which gets more than half of its overall sales in China, on Tuesday reported first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China rose 9 percent, rebounding after an avian flu outbreak and a food safety scare badly ...and more » […]
    • Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China - Reuters April 22, 2014
      Search 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 ...and more » […]
    • China Mobile Profit Drops as Costs Rise With IPhone Release - Bloomberg April 22, 2014
      CNNChina Mobile Profit Drops as Costs Rise With IPhone ReleaseBloombergChina Mobile Ltd. (941), the world's largest phone company by users, posted its third straight drop in quarterly profit as expenses for subsidizing Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPhone and building networks increased. Net income fell 9.4 percent to about 25.24 ...No longer just a factory, […]
    • No Solution in Sight for China Shoe Factory Strike - ABC News April 22, 2014
      The GuardianNo Solution in Sight for China Shoe Factory StrikeABC NewsWorkers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas. The on-off work stoppage at ...With terms far apart, no […]
    • China's seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two roots - Reuters April 22, 2014
      BBC NewsChina's seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two rootsReutersThe impoundment has created unease in Japan's government, which warns that the action could affect Japanese businesses in China. It remains unclear whether the sudden ruling by the Shanghai Maritime Court would herald the seizure of more Japanese ...China Court Impounds Japa […]
    • Tesla to build cars in China - CNNMoney April 22, 2014
      CNNMoneyTesla to build cars in ChinaCNNMoneyThe country's middle class is expanding rapidly and is increasingly interested in luxury cars. China also faces a growing air pollution problem, and the government is working to encourage the adoption of electric cars. Yet much of China lacks the ...Tesla delivers first Model S in China, Elon Musk talks expans […]
    • Boeing gets $4.6bn order from China's Shandong Airlines - BBC News April 22, 2014
      BBC NewsBoeing gets $4.6bn order from China's Shandong AirlinesBBC NewsChina's Shandong Airlines has said that it has placed an order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, worth $4.6bn (£2.7bn) at list prices. Chinese carriers have been looking to increase their fleets to cater for a growing domestic demand for air travel. When ...Reported Boeing deal in Chi […]
    • Investigated by China's Leaders, Powerful Family Has a Defender: Its Hometown - New York Times April 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalInvestigated by China's Leaders, Powerful Family Has a Defender: Its HometownNew York TimesThere is little sympathy for Mr. Zhou elsewhere in China, where some online dispatches on his case make coded reference to “House of Cards,” the dark American political drama available online here. Public awareness is growing that his downfall m […]
    • 'China's Warren Buffett' Selling Off His China Assets - Forbes April 21, 2014
      'China's Warren Buffett' Selling Off His China AssetsForbesLi, reputed to be the richest man in Asia, and his family have been on a selling spree in Mainland China since last August. During that time, “Superman,” his nickname because of an almost-infallible sense of market timing, has unloaded Guangzhou's ...and more » […]