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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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    • Japan, Sticking With US, Says It Won't Join China-Led Bank - New York Times March 31, 2015
      ReutersJapan, Sticking With US, Says It Won't Join China-Led BankNew York TimesTOKYO — Japanese leaders indicated on Tuesday that their nation would not become a founding member of a new Chinese-led Asian development bank but instead remain loyal to the United States, which has urged its allies to refrain from joining.Taiwan, Norway seek to join China-b
    • China's 'Great Wall of Sand' Raises US Concerns - Wall Street Journal March 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's 'Great Wall of Sand' Raises US ConcernsWall Street JournalCANBERRA, Australia—Unprecedented land reclamation by China in contested islands of the South China Sea is raising serious questions over whether Beijing intends confrontation or cooperation with other regional powers, America's top Pacific ...US Admiral
    • China to Begin Deposit Insurance in May - Wall Street Journal March 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina to Begin Deposit Insurance in MayWall Street JournalBEIJING—By moving to insure bank deposits at home, China's leadership has its eyes abroad. China on Tuesday detailed a plan to launch a deposit-insurance system in May, a long-awaited move that is aimed at better disciplining its lenders and their ...China is about to make its
    • China's ban on Google is costing search giant billions of dollars while giving ... - VentureBeat March 31, 2015
      VentureBeatChina's ban on Google is costing search giant billions of dollars while giving ...VentureBeatIt's no surprise that by being blocked in China, Google is missing out on some serious search advertising revenues. But a new report today from eMarketer provides more insight into just how much Google may be losing. For the first time, eMarketer
    • Hanoi Takes Resistance to Beijing Underwater - Wall Street Journal March 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalHanoi Takes Resistance to Beijing UnderwaterWall Street JournalNow, faced with a new threat from China—this time at sea—Vietnam's outgunned and outnumbered military is falling back on a similar tactic: It's hiding underwater. Vietnam's largest-ever arms purchase is a multibillion-dollar deal for six Russian ...and more »
    • For China, three decades of one-child policy proves hard to undo - CNN March 31, 2015
      CNNFor China, three decades of one-child policy proves hard to undoCNNIt's perhaps the most hated policy in China. Now, under relaxed restrictions announced just over a year ago, couples like Yang Xue and Chang Zi'an, both professionals working in Beijing, are eligible for a second child to join their baby girl -- 11 ...China's one-child polic
    • U.S. allies rush to join China's new bank as deadline looms - Washington Times March 31, 2015
      Washington TimesU.S. allies rush to join China's new bank as deadline loomsWashington TimesU.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, left, shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Monday, March 30, 2015. Lew said he pressed Chinese leaders Monday over proposed ... more >.China to Del
    • Rhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese Students - New York Times March 31, 2015
      New York TimesRhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese StudentsNew York TimesThe move into China, announced Monday, is the first step in what the program expects to be its biggest expansion since it made women eligible in the 1970s. It is meant to cultivate a more diverse crop of young people the program hopes will become ...Congratulations, China: Y
    • As China Expands Its Navy, the US Grows Wary - Wall Street Journal March 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAs China Expands Its Navy, the US Grows WaryWall Street JournalChina's navy chief, Adm. Wu Shengli, strolled the Harvard University campus in a tweed blazer and slacks during a visit to the U.S. last fall, joking with students and quizzing school officials about enrolling some of his officers. A few days earlier ...Washington wary as
    • China Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web Traffic - New York Times March 30, 2015
      New York TimesChina Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web TrafficNew York TimesBut in a recent series of attacks on websites that try to help Internet users in China circumvent this censorship, the Great Firewall appears to have been used instead as a weapon, diverting a portion of the torrents of Internet traffic that flow ...These Activists Are Plottin